Internet Forums: A Great Resource for First-Time Tablet Buyers
Friday, November 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I just read an article yesterday that 3 out of 4 consumers will be looking at buying a tablet instead of a notebook or laptop this holiday season. Talk about a dramatic shift in a short period of time! For all you first-time tablet buyers, a word of warning: when you open the box, all you’re going to see is the tablet and a plug. No instructions, usually no manual, and if you’re super lucky, maybe a coupon for you next purchase! Thanks a lot.
You and I aren’t dummies, but come on, is it too much to ask to get a little help here with our tablets? Simply telling me how to turn it on and where to plug it in just doesn’t cut it. It bothers me a lot that manufacturers leave us to stumble through the learning process on our own. This is where Internet forums come into play.
Kindle Fire vs. The Nook…or Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Next week, two giants go head-to-head with their new tablets: the Nook Tablet on November 17th and the Kindle Fire on November 15th. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble will put their next-generation tablets on the market, setting up a new battle for the hearts and wallets of holiday shoppers who are looking for gadgets that are good for reading books, watching videos, and browsing the Internet.
The good news is, no matter which one you choose, you won’t be breaking the bank. The Nook Tablet at $249 and the Kindle Fire at $199 is far below what you would pay for an iPad. But is there a spoiler out there that you haven’t heard of?
Amazon's Kindle Fire: What's It All About?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by cyberacoustics
You’ve probably heard by now about Amazon is jumping into the tablet market. Where other tablet makers have failed, Amazon hopes that they can take a bite out of Apple’s market share. With the possibility of a pre-holiday launch, lets see if the Kindle Fire has what you are looking for.
College Textbook Rentals: An Interesting Way to Save Money
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I know that it seem that I have been on a college kick lately, but this can really save you some bucks. We all know that college textbooks can be really expensive: up to $150 each for new hardcover versions—or even more! When you factor in having several classes, it’s not surprising that the used textbook market is booming. But did you know that the textbook rental market is also on the rise? That’s right, rented e-textbooks.
When Fiction is “Super True”
Monday, July 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I read a lot, and I’m a big fan of Russian author Gary Shteyngart, so when his new book “Super Sad True Love Story” came out, I was really excited to dive in. I blew through it in about two days, loving the dystopian picture of the future he presented.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is very, very soon
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by cyberacoustics
Every year, I look forward to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January. This year is going to be a tad bit different. There is a small under current gathering, and I feel we are going to see a category-one storm on the showroom floor.