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Samsung's Overpriced Tablets Are Not Selling Very Well

A Samsung exec says the company isn't finding much success with tablets, a day before their latest overpriced device launch date is announced.


Resolve to Exercise Your Brain with Lumosity

In 2012 you're going to eat better, lose weight and exercise your body, right? Well don't forget about exercising your brain! I took brain-training service Lumosity for a test drive, and enjoyed the experience.

Google's Tough Week

Analysis: Its users are unhappy with Reader changes, the iOS Gmail app is pulled; what next?

In Praise of Netflix

I've looked into replacements for Netflix and have come up mostly empty-handed. No competitor matches up.


YouTube Original Content Channels Expected Soon

Analysis: Some technical upgrades are in order before YouTube tries to expand its programming.


Borrowing Kindle E-Books: A Hands-On Guide

You can take notes, highlight passages and so on, and Amazon will hold on to that information so If you return the book and then take it out again (or purchase a copy), all your info will still be there.


I'm Not Buying the Nintendo 3DS Rumors We've Been Hearing

A second analog stick for the Nintendo 3DS? A hardware update? Unlikely.

Music Services Emerge

Analysis: RIM and Google are both tuning up new, free (for now) streaming music services.


Gamefly's PC Game Rental Service: Is There Really an Audience?

The PC gaming digital distribution world is certainly getting crowded.

Google, Give Us these Google+ Features Now

In my two weeks on Google+, I've grown fond of the site. The big question will be whether or not folks stick around once that 'new social network smell' wears off, and these suggestions will give it staying power.

Redbox Rolls Out Video Game Rentals Via Kiosk

The video store in a box Redbox has expanded their selection to include games. Finally.

PopCap Games Debut On Amazon Appstore; Ready To Play On Two Rumored Amazon Tablets

PopCap will be bringing two of their titles (Chuzzle and Plants vs Zombies) to the Amazon Appstore.


Chrome OS Bound for Tablets -- Why?

Analysis: Chrome's limitations keep it from being the best choice to run a tablet.


Canadian ISP Throttles World of Warcraft Players

Analysis: Blizzard Updater's bit-torrent method triggers data caps.

Amazon Tablets and the War for the Digital Consumer

Speculation about an Amazon Tablet focuses on Amazon's fight with Apple but it's just one battle in a broader war that Amazon is waging with just about everyone.