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Pressure-sensitive drawing headed to iPad in free software library (video) (Engadget)

Jul 13th 2010 1:10AM @EpicBlob I'm aware of keyboards, but I don't believe the iPad has one built-in. I guess you could carry around the keyboard dock to take notes but...that's not so great, is it now?

Also, I don't believe keyboards are very good for sketching.

Pressure-sensitive drawing headed to iPad in free software library (video) (Engadget)

Jul 5th 2010 1:35PM Stopped watching when the video said "we all know the iPad is great for sketching and taking notes"

No, sir, it's great for neither of those things.

Microsoft Kin is dead (Engadget)

Jun 30th 2010 5:27PM Oh thank god, does this mean I no longer have to see "Blah blah is visiting his social network in person. Today he's visiting his ex-girlfriend..." on TV anymore?

iPhone 4's antenna problem looks worse than it is, but it's still bad (Engadget)

Jun 30th 2010 4:54PM @ImNotBill Umm...you realize that decibels is already a logarithmic scale, right? So what they are doing is using a loglog scale. This is a ridiculous mistake to make. I imagine it's some engineer thinking, ok signal strength needs to be logarithmic to make sense, so lets take the log of the decibels. But the poor guy doesn't realize that decibels are logarithmic to begin with, and nobody picked up on the mistake. This is a really stupid error to make and it's a bug in the programming that needs to be fixed.

Samsung's American Galaxy S phones pose for family portrait (Engadget)

Jun 30th 2010 2:10AM Am I the only one who finds that there being for different versions of this phone ridiculous? Clearly Samsung wants to unify the versions as one brand under the "a Galaxy S phone" marketing. But with four different names and looks, most people aren't going to make the connection that these are the same phones, and so the brand will be fragmented and won't be very recognizable. Why is it that handset makers let themselves get pushed around by the carriers like this? Why can't they be more like Apple and insist on doing things their way, using their logos and designs, rather than having the carriers dictate things?

OnLive turns sentient, now beaming gaming goodness over the ether (update) (Engadget)

Jun 18th 2010 6:29PM Have any reputable journalists reviewed this yet? I still can't tell if this is a real thing or an investor scam, they claim it's launched but there's nothing available to use except a waiting list, and I can't tell if all the people who claim they have played it are just shills.

The Droid X gets real on Verizon (update: 720p video capture, not display) (Engadget)

Jun 17th 2010 2:06PM @nicholasphan Actually the screen on the Sony Cyber-shot TX7 is 640x480. The way camera makers count the pixels on their LCDs is a bit different. They count the number of red, blue, and green sub-pixels as the number of dots to report. So the screen is 640x480x3 subpixels for each pixel = 921,600 total dots.

Google changes Nexus One plans, will stop selling handsets online (Engadget)

May 15th 2010 5:22PM Clearly the solution to their problem is to open Google Stores.

44 Chinese workers sue Wintek over screen cleaner poisoning (Engadget)

May 15th 2010 5:19PM @paul34 On paper Chinese citizens have many of the same rights as American citizens, including equal protection under the law and the ability to elect their representatives. It's when they try to exercise those rights that they run into problems.

Dell Flash to offer Android Froyo in a 'dramatic' package (Engadget)

Apr 21st 2010 8:40PM @cwalters74 Roar would be the next logical choice. Flash is what lightning gives off. Roar is what thunder gives off.