About the author
Eric Chiu

Latest

Hands-On With Ping, Apple's (Not Very) Social Network

Hands-On With Ping, Apple's (Not Very) Social Network

Realizing that sites such as Facebook aren't going away, Apple is now beefing up music discovery capabilities in iTunes via its new social networking engine, called Ping.Like Facebook, Ping will let i...

Read More »

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need A Notebook For Music Production and Web Development

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need A Notebook For Music Production and Web Development

With summer finally winding down, many students are getting ready to head to school for the fall. Reader David L won't be going to college until net year, but he's already on the hunt for a good noteb...

Read More »

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Durable, Lightweight Notebook For Under $600

Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Durable, Lightweight Notebook For Under $600

Computers and cars have a lot in common. We go out the store and put down lots of cash for the best looking one we can find--sometimes, if we're lucky, we can get years of good service out of them. Bu...

Read More »

Hands-On With Gmail VoIP: Gmail Adds The Kitchen Sink

When Gmail rolled out its chat sidebar back in 2006, it seemed like a pretty wild curve ball for a company that's made such things their bread and butter.It's a similar situation with Gmail's latest u...

Read More »

Hands-on With FaceBook Places: Location-Based Service Feels Like a Ghost Town

Hands-on With FaceBook Places: Location-Based Service Feels Like a Ghost Town

Last Wednesday, Facebook rolled out Places--the Foursquare-esque service that allows users to publicly check-in to any given location. Like with most new features that Facebook has launched as of late...

Read More »

FrontFace: Make Windows 7 Tablets Work Like Tablets

FrontFace: Make Windows 7 Tablets Work Like Tablets

When it comes to usability, tablets like the Apple iPad and Android have gotten most of the hype. But lest any Windows 7 users feel like they've been left behind, German developer Mirabyte might be ab...

Read More »

Kindle Light Face Off: Belkin eBook Light vs. Octovo Solis

Kindle Light Face Off: Belkin eBook Light vs. Octovo Solis

The newest Kindle has a light bundled with its case, but there are plenty of eReader owners still stuck in the dark, unless you find yourself a decent light source. There are a couple options availabl...

Read More »

Top Back-to-School Note-Taking Tech

If your child’s heading off to school in the fall, chances are that—in between hanging out with friends and playing Ultimate Frisbee on the Diag—they’re going to have to take some notes in cla...

Read More »

How-To: Root and Install Android 2.2 Froyo On the HTC Droid Incredible

(Update 3: If you've already gotten the OTA update to Android 2.2 for your Incredible, the latest version of Unrevoked will still give you root access--as of right now, it's been pulled down, but ther...

Read More »

Livescribe Echo Smartpen Review

Livescribe Echo Smartpen Review

Livescribe's newest smartpen makes note-taking even easier and provides access to plenty of apps.

Read More »

Hands-On With the Philips Sound Bar: Big Sound, Small Package

Outside of the occasional desktop replacement, speaker fidelity doesn't tend to be the best on most notebooks. Unless you invest in a model with decent speakers, audio playback is usually plagued by l...

Read More »

Zalman ZM-NC2500 Plus Review

Zalman ZM-NC2500 Plus Review

This solid notebook cooler cuts down the heat and makes room for an extra hard drive.

Read More »