Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Gadget Hound bids farewell (Ben Patterson) – 52th Edition

Ben Patterson – Four years, 3,000+ posts, and more gadgets than you could shake a stick at—it’s been a great run. And just think: when I first started blogging as Yahoo!’s resident Gadget Hound back in March of 2007, there … Continue reading

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Where — and when — to get an iPad 2 (Ben Patterson) – 51th Edition

Ben Patterson – Want an iPad 2 on Day One? Then you’ll have to wait in line Friday afternoon, or you can order one online starting early—very early—in the morning. The revamped iPad 2 (get the details here, and check … Continue reading

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First iPad 2 reviews: “Splendid” and “unbelievably thin,” but with “really bad” cameras (Ben Patterson) – 50th Edition

Ben Patterson – The early reviews of the iPad 2 are in, and the consensus is that Apple has another winner on its hands—albeit an “evolutionary rather than revolutionary” one. On the downside: still no Flash or SD slot, and … Continue reading

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PlayStation Plus users to get in-the-cloud storage for game saves (Ben Patterson) – 49th Edition

Ben Patterson – Starting Thursday, those who pony up for Sony’s premium “PlayStation Plus” service will be able to back up their PS3 saved-game data online—a feature that could come in handy if your console’s hard drive goes belly-up. The … Continue reading

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“Every one” of HP’s PCs to run WebOS, starting next year (Ben Patterson) – 48th Edition

Ben Patterson – Looks like HP wasn’t kidding when it said that its newly acquired, touch-friendly WebOS platform would be making a move beyond tablets and smartphones. In an interview with Bloomberg News, HP CEO Leo Apotheker said the company … Continue reading

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Leaked 64GB iPhone prototype may be showing its age (Ben Patterson) – 47th Edition

Ben Patterson – Yep, it looks like we have yet another leaked iPhone 4 prototype running around, and this one is raising eyebrows thanks to its apparent 64GB of storage—twice as much as the roomiest shipping iPhone. But while eagle-eyed … Continue reading

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Microsoft job postings hint at (eventual) next-generation Xbox (Ben Patterson) – 46th Edition

Ben Patterson – So, when’s the next-generation Xbox coming? Microsoft says it’s already here thanks to the motion-sensing Kinect camera, but a trio of new job postings suggest that Redmond may be gearing up for a true next-gen Xbox console—albeit … Continue reading

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Now playing on Facebook: “The Dark Knight” (Ben Patterson) – 45th Edition

Ben Patterson – One of the biggest online video sites in the world (not to mention a fairly big deal in the social-networking arena) is finally renting movies. First up: “The Dark Knight,” Christopher Nolan’s summer 2008 blockbuster. You can … Continue reading

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Can’t sleep? Turn off cell phones, game consoles after sundown, survey says (Ben Patterson) – 44th Edition

Ben Patterson – The more often you use “interactive” electronics like cell phones or video games right before bed, the more likely it is you’ll miss out on deep, restful sleep, a new survey claims. I know the feeling. The … Continue reading

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Coming soon to Skype for Windows: advertisements (Ben Patterson) – 43th Edition

Ben Patterson – Got the Skype desktop client for Windows? Then get ready to start seeing ads—big ones, in some cases—appearing in the Skype interface. Skype announced Monday that the advertisements will begin appearing this week under the “Home” tab … Continue reading

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