Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today's Headlines

Google's Movies Play Nicely on RIM's Playbook
According to columnist Matt Miller, "Movies rented through the new Google service stream perfectly in full screen on the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook through the web browser."  Rare praise for the RIM tablet. 

iPad 2 More Powerful Than Supercomputers from the 90s
The Wall Street Journal
An iPad 2 is as powerful as 1990s supercomputer, according to this WSJ blog.  A device you can hold in your hand and costs a few hundred euros/dollars/pounds can do the work that a Cray supercomputer. You have to love that Moore’s Law.

Christmas in May:  Google and Samsung Give Away 5,000 Tablet to Conference Attendees
Google got a lot of applause at its Google I/O conference, but the loudest came with the news that the company and Samsung are giving Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Android  to each of the attendees.

Report:  Queen Elizabeth Gets an iPad
Envious of Prince William and Harry's iPads, Queen Elizabeth has reportedly ordered up one of the tablet computers for herself.

HBO Tablet App Soars to #1 in iTune Ranking
HBO Co-President Eric Kessler revealed the HBO GO app is No. 1 in the iTunes store with 1 million downloads in its first week of release. The HBO GO app gives authenticated subscribers to the HBO cable service full, streaming, portable access to the HBO library from the latest movies to original shows.

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