- ASUS Zenbook UX31 review — Engadget
ASUS Zenbook UX31 review — Engadget:
It was just last week that we got to take home the Acer Aspire S3, the first Ultrabook to go on sale here in the States. Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to the pillars laid out by Intel: its performance trails similar machines, its battery craps out early and the design, while portable, is too chintzy to make it a bellwether for skinny Windows laptops. Our verdict, in a sentence, was that you’d be better off getting a MacBook Air, or at least considering other Ultrabooks — namely, ASUS’ line of Zenbooks.
- Four gadgets more important than iPhone 4S
Four gadgets more important than iPhone 4S:
Anyone with even a mild interest in technology knows that the iPhone 4S launched one week ago today. In what has now become a ritualistic media event, the new iPhone launch was covered in scrupulous detail, from pre-launch sales predictions, to pundit reviews, to interviews with Apple fans waiting in line to get their hands on the newest iProduct. Someone even made a website devoted to funny things Apple’s new voice command application, Siri, says. The hype tumbled into this week when people awoke Monday morning to find their RSS feeds ablaze with news that Apple had already sold 4 million iPhone 4Ses. Yesterday, AT&T said it had activated 1M iPhone 4Ses so far. iPhone 4S distribution expanded to 22 more countries — that’s 29 in all — today. Indeed, it feels like everyone in the world has iPhone on the mind.
- Asus Zenbook UX21 torn apart | Ubergizmo
Asus Zenbook UX21 torn apart | Ubergizmo:
We did preview the Zenbook UX21 and Zenbook UX31 from Asus nearly a fortnight ago, and the good people over at Anandtech have taken the former to strip it apart, down to its bare essentials. This 11″ Zenbook is somewhat similar to the MacBook Air when it comes to the dismantling process, sporting 10 screws around the perimeter of the bottom panel. You will need to remove the Torx screws with the right tool though.
- A deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android’s chief engineer
A deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android’s chief engineer:
There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device—it’s all a thankless chore. Usually.
- iOS 5 vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich | News | TechRadar UK
iOS 5 vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich | News | TechRadar UK:
Whether it’s on tablets or smartphones, Apple and Google are definitely the 500lb gorillas of the industry at the moment, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 yet to gain a big foothold in phones and Windows 8 still a while out for tablets.
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S2? – uSwitch.com
Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S2? – uSwitch.com:
Samsung Galaxy S2 owners can look forward to an update to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android, the phone-maker has all but confirmed.
- Asus: Quad-Core Tablet arriving, ultrathin netbook hangs on | Eee PC
Asus: Quad-Core Tablet arriving, ultrathin netbook hangs on | Eee PC:
In an interview between Asus Chairman Jonney Shih and Walt Mossberg at AsiaD, Shih dropped hints about his company’s arriving Transformer 2, an Android 4.0 tablet that will be fully revealed next month. He did also unveil more other nuggets worth mentioning. At first, he finally caved to Walt’s question on his major competition at the moment, particularly related to the new Zenbook. “The Mac [Book] Air,” he alleged, while laughing quietly afterwards, but hastily as he plugs into his own PC based on its own qualities.
- iPhone Battery Life: My Current Thinking | Shelly Palmer Digital Living
iPhone Battery Life: My Current Thinking | Shelly Palmer Digital Living:
Someone asks me about iPhone battery life every single day. And while I don’t usually write about gadgets and gizmos, I will offer a short chronicle of my external battery life experience.