Geek on the Street: Microsoft Surface in high demand

The geeks were out in force for last night’s gdgt live event in Seattle, so we seized the opportunity to do one of our periodic “Geek on the Street” polls — although technically the setting wasn’t the street, but rather the nicely air conditioned Showbox SODO. Our question this time around: Which tablet will be… Read More


Photos: The geeks descend on gdgt live in Seattle

Seattle has become one of the annual stops for tech reviews and recommendations site gdgt, and for me at least, the gdgt live event on Thursday night was the best yet. I had lots of good conversations, met new people from the tech community, saw technologies I hadn’t seen before, and found out about a… Read More


The other Microsoft Surface mystery: Keyboard included?

In many ways it’s the signature feature of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet computer — the magnetically attached cover that doubles as a keyboard. Microsoft says the keyboard/cover will come in two different varieties: one with a touch-sensitive surface, dubbed Touch Cover; and another with slightly raised keys for better typing, dubbed Type Cover. However, the company… Read More


Now appearing at the FCC: Amazon’s next Kindle Fire?

Here’s some new evidence to support the theory that Amazon is coming out with a (roughly) 10-inch Kindle Fire to compete with Apple’s iPad. A device that could very well be the larger Amazon tablet has surfaced in a Federal Communications Commission filing, reports Nate Hoffelder of the Digital Reader blog. He notes that the… Read More