About two weeks ago HP announced that they would be discontinuing their HP TouchPad tablet. A day or so after this was announced, said tech corporation slashed the price of it’s tablet dramatically! Once news hit the interwebs, geeks all around were adding this piece of technology to their virtual carts… Including myself…
Today I got a nice package in the mail today from Hewlett Packard… I know that I’m a huge Apple fanboy/geek/groupie, but I had to grab the HP TouchPad when I heard about it’s price drop. I’m a sucker for great technology and software, so I knew it was something I could use for productivity.
I love the look, feel, and flow of the TouchPad. Compared to other tablets I’ve used in the past that weren’t the iPad, I was pretty surprised how well it performed. Hardware aside, the operating system is pretty bau5(boss). Props to Palm(creator) for building such an incredible piece of software, No-props to HP for kinda giving up(maybe? we’ll see…). The OS works well with the TouchPad’s hardware. A lot of companies forget that software and hardware MUST go hand-in-hand and the TouchPad’s hardware WORKS with WebOS. Overall, it’s an awesome peiece of technology. I really hope it’s given another chance, because it really does have potential.
COMPUTERS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME – C.R.E.A.M.!!!
At the beginning of the week my new computer came in. Once again, I saved some cash here and there over summer to get a 27″ 3.4 quad-core i7 iMac. Since it’s going to probably be my last desktop(laptops are getting mad powerful, yo!), I wanted to max it out when it came to specs.
Later in the week, my new internal HDD came for my Macbook Pro. I was running out of space on my 320GB internal, so I decided to up-it-up by getting a 750gb(7200rpm) HDD. I’m a huge fan of doing my own repairs/upgrades/installations, so I whipped out the torx screwdrivers and went to work. In the beginning of the process, I had to clone my main internal to my new one. I chose to use Super Duper(it’s free!!!) for that job, which worked w/o a problem.
Got a hold of Google’s new social network, Google+(watch out, FB), today. Super thanks to my buddy Aaron over @ Twitter for hooking it up with an invite :D.
I’m pretty excited for Google, I’m not the biggest fan of Facebook… Actually, I’m pretty over it(Twitter 4 lyfe!).
I’m a huge fan of it’s minimal design. Also, I’ve noticed that there aren’t any ads creeping me(you know, those ads that happen to know ALL OF YOUR INTERESTS!!!). Hopefully it’ll stay that way.
The user experience is simple, clean, and interactive enough. Facebook really has a problem on it’s hands aka competition. Now it’s up to Google to develop this correctly and not let this turn into another Google Wave incident.
If you’re interested in a Google+ invite, just leave a comment below with you’re email and I’ll send it your way :D!