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Newest Gadget: Microsoft SURFACE Tablet

This is no normal tablet…No normal notebook…No normal laptop…

That’s pretty much what Microsoft is trying to get across to everybody.

In reality, that’s just them trying to push this $500 product on to people more easily as a better alternative to the Apple iPad and similar devices.

But is it better? Well, there are no specific Microsoft Surface Reviews just yet, as they aren’t released yet (and for that matter, will only be available ONLINE and through the MICROSOFT STORES when the date hits). But there are some previews available for this Windows 8 tablet device.

The good news? The Microsoft SURFACE Tablet is highly polished and beautiful looking. It sports a fantastic keyboard / cover that allows users to type uninhibited at full speed and gives them a mouse to use. The bad news? If you purchase this cover separately, then tack on an additional $120 to the already high price.

Still, high prices aren’t something to be upset about, considering similar Apple Products run at high cost as well. If you are a man or woman of gadgets, then you’ll definitely want this one still.

Here’s a commercial that shows the device, but not its use.

Enjoy the clicking noise of attaching the keyboard and moving the stand!

The screen is 10.6 inches with a 1366 x 768 resolution and it goes without saying that the screen is also multi-touch for your fingers. It would likely work well with a stylus or pen too. The pixel density of the screen is 148 pixels per inch (ppi). This is lower than the iPad’s retina display, which outdoes it at 2048 x 1536 and 264 PPI.

How to Easily Calibrate a Windows 7 / Windows 8 Tablet / Vista Slate


If you have Windows 7, Windows 8, or even Windows Vista, then this is for you! It will likely not work on Windows XP, however.

Whether you have a touch screen Windows slate, or just a normal tablet notebook / laptop, you may run into issues where the accuracy is less than impressive. This in particular is a problem towards the corners and sides of screens. For me personally, it was an issue with the HP Pavilion TX 2000 series (I have the TX2500 / TX2510US), which has an awesome Wacom Digitizer for the Penabled LCD screen.

You will need to calibrate it for both Landscape and Portrait modes.

Go to START -> RUN — tabcal

Done! If that doesn’t help, then try out these predefined calibrations:

tabcal lincal novalidate XGridPts=5,175,512,849,1062,1275 YGridPts=4,137,300,463,630,796

tabcal lincal novalidate XGridPts=4,137,300,463,630,796 YGridPts=5,175,512,849,1062,1275

These helped me to improve the accuracy of my fingers on the screen AND also the accuracy of the stylus / pen. It’s a nice configuration 😉

Battle of Tablets: Amazon Fire VS Apple iPad 2 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 VS Nook Color


With the Amazon Fire release date being today, you may be wondering what the best tablet out there is right now!

There is no easy answer to this, however, and so you must compare the top tablets instead! We’ve boiled it down for you in the following article: Comparison: Amazon Fire vs Apple iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, NOOK Color

Which is best will of course depend on you. We’ll tell you the features and you’ll make the choice. They’re all good pieces of equipment in the end, but the prices do vary significantly.

Android 2.1 Download Leaked – Dell Streak


Android version 2.1 has been leaked on the internet for the Dell Streak tablet. It is available for download in many places throughout the web. Dell Streak Android Phone TabletI’m sure many are taking advantage of this leak, and putting this premature version on their tablet. Updates WILL be available. This version is for the O2 locked Dell Streak, which is a pretty nice phone / tablet.

You can download the Android 2.1 update for this phone from several mirrors.

MediaFire (MF)
MegaUpload (MU)

So What’s New In Android Update 2.1?
Most notably, they improved the keyboard (great for those who text a lot on this phone), added live wallpapers (makes the phone look even more pretty), and a 720p camcorder (makes the phone even more powerful!).


How to Install?
Download the update from one of the given mirrors above (it is a PKG file). Drag the PKG file to your Streak’s SD card and then rename it to “Update.pkg”. Afterward, reboot the Streak into recovery mode by holding down both volume keys and powering it on. This procedure is VERY simple as you can see.


Also, for those who download from mirrors like the above often, check out this awesome, free Firefox addon — Megaupload MU, Megashares MS, Rapidshare RS, Mediafire MF, DepositFiles DF, Auto CAPTCHA + Auto Download.

Daily Digest January 6, 2010



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