Movie Streaming Devices With Full Browser

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend a great TV, where I can stream the internet thru` a broadband connection?
    i understand that most wifi enabled / internet ready TVs can only search a limited selection of the internet , are there any that have a "FULL" browser ??

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many good products in the market its really difficult to choose one but I made up my mind to choose this and guess what I am very much satisfied

      Samsung LE32C450 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready 50Hz LCD TV with Freeview
      Samsung HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview
      Connect your movies, photos and music easily to your TV via USB
      Anynet+ lets you one-touch control any compatible Samsung device connected via HDMI
      3 HDMI slots let you connect more devices in HD quality

  2. QUESTION:
    Tomorrow I am buying a tablet, which one should I get?
    I am debating between the Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. My budget is 0. I am not willing to pay for the Amazon Prime. I want access to books and games. ability to watch movies would be very nice. I want a larger memory, not dependent on cloud. Nook Color is also in the running. Please tell me your opinion, thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Vet, Playbook is going to get discontinued soon. Both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Here's one of pro reviews to consider:
      Laptop Mag
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  3. QUESTION:
    Is the motorola bravo a good phone?
    I need a new phone really bad and i was looking at the motorola bravo.

    • ANSWER:
      otorola BRAVO delivers a smartphone experience worth cheering about. The power of Android™ is featured in a compact design. The vivid 3.7” touch screen allows you to bring enhanced web-browsing anywhere, and an Adobe® Flash® Lite® 3-enabled browser allows you to see more of what the Web has to offer. Share and stream your content via Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®). Stay connected with enhanced MOTOBLUR, which offers new features for more control over your social networks and the ability to remotely locate and wipe your phone if it is ever lost or stolen.

      Compact Powerhouse

      Packaged in a sleek, compact design, BRAVO delivers an advanced browsing experience with a 3.7” WVGA touch screen to view content-rich applications, websites and video with a full HTML browser and Adobe® Flash® Lite® 3. Multi-touch gestures, including pinch to zoom, make it easy to jump between open browser windows or flick through to find your favorite bookmarks with a gallery-like display. Stream, store and share content with multiple devices like PCs, TVs and other compatible devices via DLNA.

      Social Made Smart

      BRAVO features an enhanced version of MOTOBLUR – the only service that continuously syncs and merges all your friends, e-mails, contacts, messages, and Facebook®, MySpace, TwitterTM feeds and happenings. MOTOBLUR offers new features, including customizable filters that organize your Messages and Happenings widgets so you can follow who and what really matters. BRAVO also offers the ability to move and resize pre-loaded widgets.

      Back it up

      Your information is safe, secure and backed up by MOTOBLUR on BRAVO. While you may lose your phone, you will not lose the contacts and data that keep you connected thanks to MOTOBLUR’s secure server and fully integrated GPS tracking and remote data wipe. MOTOBLUR ensures all of your information and content is backed up and completely restorable—including all account settings, contacts, e-mails, news feeds and social networking information.

      Encore

      BRAVO catches memorable moments with a 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and auto focus. Share them with one-touch social media uploads to Facebook®, MySpace, PicasaTM and PhotoBucket®. Stay entertained with 2 GB of onboard memory to download the latest movies or favorite apps from the tens of thousands of applications available on Android Market™. Hear and be heard on BRAVO with CrystalTalkTM PLUS. Using a proprietary Motorola process of microphone and speaker configuration, CrystalTalk PLUS adds a second microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the use of adobe flash player active x?
    i need the brief information about this program
    is it useful for browsing on the web and watching videos on line?

    • ANSWER:
      A control using ActiveX technologies. An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, and Java.
      An ActiveX control is similar to a Java applet. Unlike Java applets, however, ActiveX controls have full access to the Windows operating system. This gives them much more power than Java applets, but with this power comes a certain risk that the applet may damage software or data on your machine. To control this risk, Microsoft developed a registration system so that browsers can identify and authenticate an ActiveX control before downloading it. Another difference between Java applets and ActiveX controls is that Java applets can be written to run on all platforms, whereas ActiveX controls are currently limited to Windows environments.

      Related to ActiveX is a scripting language called VBScript that enables Web authors to embed interactive elements in HTML documents.

      Macromedia Flash 2 (1997) Features: Support of stereo sound, enhanced bitmap integration, buttons, the Library, and the capability to tween color changes.
      Macromedia Flash 3 (1998) Features: Brought improvements to animation, playback, and publishing, as well as the introduction of simple script commands for interactivity. As of 1998, Macromedia has shipped 100,000 Flash products.
      Macromedia Flash 4 (1999) Features: Achieved 100 million installations of the Flash Player, thanks in part to its inclusion with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. Flash 4 saw the introduction of streaming MP3s and the Motion Tween. Initially, the Flash Player plug-in was not bundled with popular web browsers and users had to visit Macromedia website to download it; As of 2000, however, the Flash Player was already being distributed with all AOL, Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers. Two years later it shipped with all releases of Windows XP. The install-base of the Flash Player reached 92 percent of all Internet users.
      Macromedia Flash 5 (2001) Features: Flash 5 was a major leap forward in capability, with the evolution of Flash's scripting capabilities as released as ActionScript. Flash 5 also saw the ability to customize the authoring environment's interface.
      Macromedia Generator was the first initiative from Macromedia to separate design from content in Flash files. Generator 2.0 was released in April 2001 and featured real-time server-side generation of Flash content in its Enterprise Edition. Generator was discontinued in 2002 in favor of new technologies such as Flash Remoting, which allows for seamless transmission of data between the server and the client, and ColdFusion Server.
      In October 2000, usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote a polemic article regarding usability of Flash content entitled "Flash 99% Bad". (Macromedia later hired Nielsen to help them improve Flash usability.)
      In September 2001, a survey made for Macromedia by Media Metrix showed that out of the 10 biggest websites in the United States, seven were making use of Flash content.[citation needed]
      Macromedia Flash MX was released on March 15, 2002, with the new Macromedia Flash Player 6 with support for video, application components, shared libraries, and accessibility.
      Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX, also released in 2002, allowed video to be streamed to Flash Player 6 (otherwise the video could be embedded into the Flash movie).
      Macromedia Flash MX 2004 was released in September 2003, with features such as faster runtime performance up to eight times with the enhanced compiler and the new Macromedia Flash Player 7, ability to create charts, graphs and additional text effects with the new support for extensions (sold separately), high fidelity import of PDF and Adobe Illustrator 10 files, mobile and device development and a forms-based development environment. ActionScript 2.0 was also introduced, giving developers a formal Object-Oriented approach to ActionScript. V2 Components replaced Flash MX's components, being rewritten from the ground up to take advantage of ActionScript 2.0 and Object-Oriented principles. Flash MX 2004 was the first release of Flash to be segmented into "Basic" and "Professional" versions. The Basic version was targeted at traditional Flash animators while the Professional version brought more advanced capabilities that developers would use, for example the data components.
      In 2004, the "Flash Platform" was introduced. This expanded Flash to more than the Flash authoring tool. Flex 1.0 and Breeze 1.0 were released, both of which utilized the Flash Player as a delivery method but relied on tools other than the Flash authoring program to create Flash applications and presentations. Flash Lite 1.1 was also released, enabling mobile phones to play Flash content.
      Macromedia Flash 8 (2005) is touted by Macromedia as the most significant upgrade to Flash since Flash 5. New features included filter effects and blending modes, bitmap caching, a new video codec called On2 VP6, an enhanced type rendering engine called FlashType, an emulator for mobile devices, and several enhancements to the ActionScript 2.0 spec, such as the BitmapData class, several geometric classes, and the ConvolutionFilter and DisplacmentMapFilter classes.
      Macromedia Flash Lite 2 was also released in 2005, which brought its capabilities in line with Flash Player 7.
      On December 3, 2005, Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia and its product portfolio (including Flash).[4]
      Adobe Flash Player 9 was released for Windows and Mac OS in 2006, which marked the first time a Flash Player major release occurred without a simultaneous Flash authoring program major release. Flex 2.0 was released in conjunction with Flash Player 9, and the player was continued when Flash Authoring 9 was released in 2007. For the first time in the history of Flash, the Flash Player had an opportunity to become widely installed before the release of the equivalent Flash program.
      Adobe Flash Player 9 was released for Linux in January 2007.[5]
      Adobe Flash 9 Public Alpha was released in 2006, and was a preview of ActionScript 3.0.
      Adobe Flash CS3 in 2007, originated from Flash 9 Public Alpha with several updates for integrating into other Adobe products, is released as a bundled software of the Adobe Creative Suite 3. This currently-newest version also brings ActionScript 3.0 and a new xml engine to the Flash authoring tool. It also has an improved and optimized GUI like the rest of the CS3 suite.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can a 2nd Gen Kindle annotate Pdfs?
    I know 3rd can but 2nd is cheaper. I think I remember it not being able to in the past but maybe it can with updates or software modifications? If anyone knows that would be great, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe you need to convert pdf to native mobi ebooks to get full annotations on any kindle.
      Fortunatly it's pretty easy free services such as:
      http://www.2epub.com/

      Using that you can easily convert pdf to mobi files which can be annotated without issue (just transfer the file to your kindle via usb).

      Honestly, with new kindles under 0 now, I can't see why you would opt for an old aftermarket device to save money. It would be better to get a new model, with a brand new battery (since most used devices have old batteries) and one that has warranty coverage from amazon.

      Choosing the right model can be a bit challanging as it depends on your needs.
      If you only want to read ebooks I would opt for the e-ink kindles, either the basic kindle for this crazy price:
      http://www.shoppersource.net/goto/basic_kindle

      Since the e-ink kindles are easier on the eyes since they have no backlights needed in normal lighting, so you can look at them all day without eyestrain.

      But, if you love the web you might also consider the 3g keyboard kindle for just extra:
      http://www.shoppersource.net/goto/kindle_3g_keyboard

      Since the 3g kindle above is the only kindle that allows free web browsing over 3g.
      The web browser on the 3g keyboard kindle above is basic but it's fine for new/blogs/email/basic facebook and even chat via m.ebuddy.com.
      Considering 3g service on cell phones cost /month, it's a crazy deal to get it for free on the 3g keyboard kindle.

      But.. if you want more than just ereading and basic web browsing, then you might want to consider the kindle fire instead:
      http://www.shoppersource.net/goto/kindle_fire

      The kindle fire is a complete color tablet. The web browser supports flash (so it can stream youtube) and you can run thousands of android apps such as games or office suite apps, in addition to movies.
      However, it's not as good for long term ereading for some people since it has a backlit screen like a laptop. If laptop screens don't bother you though, the fire might be the best choice since the price was reduced and it's a very capable device.

      Happy shopping!

  6. QUESTION:
    I want to make a home PC that stores my DVD collection and outputs HDMI. how do I do this?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different ways to go about doing this, but they all boil down to 3 basic components:
      1: The ripper
      2: Storage
      3: The streamer

      Depending on your particular setup and needs, there are different options available.

      First, the ripper. This refers to the software you'll use to copy your DVDs to the hard drive, and re-encode them. A lot of people like Divx for this. It's a high quality compression algorithm that produces fairly small file sizes. A full length movie from DVD easily compresses down to under 1 gigabyte. In addition, Divx can be directly burnt to a DVD and played back in newer DVD players. The downside is that you'll have to capture the movie and special features separately. Mini-game type special features are not supported, nor are subtitles. You could also just rip the raw data from the DVD and store it as an .ISO image, but those are much larger (4-8GB per DVD) and limit your playback options.

      Storage. After you figure out how large one DVD will be when converted, you can figure out approximately how much storage you'll need. I'd go with an external storage system, either a simple USB drive setup, or even a complete NAS server. NAS is a complete computer that only acts as a server. They're easy to setup, and allow you to manage the drives with a web browser. They're more expensive, though. You'll probably want at least 1 terrabyte of storage.

      The final step is how to connect to your TV.

      One way is to directly connect your PC to your TV. If you want to use HDMI, you'll need a video card that has a HDMI port on it. You will also want to connect your PC's sound card to your surround sound receiver with an optical audio cable for surround sound. If you don't want your loud PC next to your TV, you can use a media streamer. This is a set top box that connects to your computer network with ethernet or wireless, and lets you access your videos or music over the network. If you decide to use a streamer, be sure you rip your DVDs into a format that is compatible with it. Streamers don't support as many formats as a PC, and aren't as easily updated.

      An example of a streaming device is the A100 from Popcorn Hour (www.popcornhour.com)

  7. QUESTION:
    Kindle fire or nook tablet or color?
    Hello. I have a iPod touch 4g and want to know if I should get a kindle fire, nook tablet, or nook color fOr my b day. If so, which one?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello awesome guy, both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      Known problems with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (almost 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      One pro review to consider:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  8. QUESTION:
    Which would you recommend, nook color tablet or kindle fire?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi isle laur, both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      No mater what all Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D post around here, known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is the best of the best, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One pro review to review:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  9. QUESTION:
    I was thinking about getting the Samsung Captivate for AT&T.?
    I don't know for sure but I think I'm getting the samsung captivate in a couple of days. What are the best things and themes you can do or put on this android powered phone.

    • ANSWER:
      Galaxy S with Android 2.1 OS
      Do you want the whole world in your hands? How about the whole universe? Tens of thousands of apps populate Android Market -- everything from popular games to productivity tools to constellation maps. Powered by the latest Android platform (and upgradeable to 2.2), this phone fully integrates with Google Mobile Services. You're now at one with your Gmail account, Google Maps, YouTube videos and more.

      Super AMOLED 4" Touchscreen
      Your world just got brighter and you don't even need shades. Experience HD-quality video recording that's clearly detailed, extraordinarily vivid and astonishingly colorful on the brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. Movies, games and websites all come to life even in broad daylight thanks to an anti-reflective screen. One of the thinnest, most responsive smartphones in the world, it also uses less power and has a longer battery life.

      Integrated Social Networking Capabilities
      This phone integrates your email, social networking and phone contacts into one address book -- and combines your Google Calendar and social networking calendars. Also, you can instantly post your status and upload pics to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with the Feeds & Updates app, as well as instantly see recent posts from friends and family on your home screen thanks to Buddies Now.

      Stream, Record and Store Video
      The powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor and surround-sound stereo quality ensure fast and vibrant videos and graphics, while the 16 gigs of built-in memory and is expandable up to another 32GB, so you can store loads of videos and MP3s. There's a 3.5mm ear jack so you can use your regular headphones. Direct your own flicks with the 5.0MP camera and camcorder with autofocus and HD video recording (720p), and then stream it to your DLNA-enabled HDTV.

      Faster Texting with Swype®
      There is simply no faster way to text, and there is the 2010 Guinness World Record to prove it. The virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology lets you input text lightning-fast without lifting a finger. Follow all the back-and-forth text conversations with threaded messaging. Partial to instant, photo and video messaging are all available too. While you're at it, stay on top of work email via Exchange.

      Access the Internet with a Full HTML browser
      Explore what the Internet has to offer in full-color glory at blazing speeds. The full HTML browser lets you experience the Web just like you do on a desktop. Unlike your desktop, the WiFi-enabled Captivate gives you total mastery over the web page with advanced touchscreen capabilities such as Pinch-to-Zoom, drag & drop and Vertical & Horizontal swiping. Whether you're accessing location-based services or uploading pics to Facebook, you're doing it on the nation's fastest 3G network.

      Sync and Share Digital Content with AllShare™
      Transform the way you enjoy the HD video and pictures taken with your mobile device. You can wirelessly stream your movies, music and photos to your DLNA Certified® TV, PC or home theater. With AllShare™ it’s easy to enjoy all of your content across DLNA Certified® devices.

      Eco-Friendly
      The Samsung Reclaim is the first mobile phone in the U.S. built using “Bio-Plastic” materials extracted from corn. This Bio-plastic material is 100% biodegradable. The Bio-Plastic materials make up 40% of the phone’s casing.

  10. QUESTION:
    I want an MP3 player with: decent size lcd screen, store/play movies and music. Any suggestions for the $$$?
    Also don't want to spend too much (0 - 0).

    • ANSWER:
      The article below is fairly informative and covers most of the major decent ones that play movies on the market today, but they left out the Zen by Creative Labs.

      If it were me, and I were you, I'd read the user reviews on Amazon.com for each product, and based on price, priorities, and reviews, I'd zero in on one of:

      1 The Creative Labs Zen
      2 Microsoft Zune
      3 Archos (which Sam's Club carries for cheap)
      4 iRiver Clix (iRiver products are good quality also)
      and last but not least
      5 Apples iPod, at over 300 bucks for the 80 GB model, it's easily the most overpriced full featured mp3 of the entire bunch - nice as they are.

      Good luck
      Kevin

      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2107212,00.asp

      The Best Personal Media Players
      03.23.07

      These slick PMPs will put a little digital pimp in your stride.

      By Brian Bennett
      Nowadays having an ordinary MP3 player that just plays music doesn't quite cut it. That's because we're practically swimming in a sea of digital video, be it video podcasts, TV shows, or just the odd viral Barack Obama campaign advertisement. Whatever your media tastes happens to be, owning a device that can play any video you can throw at it is key. Here are some of our favorites.

      Modern Personal Media Players (PMPs) run the gamut from super-huge, supremely capable devices like the Archos 704 WiFi (Watch the video review!) to the ultracompact, uber-simple iRiver Clix. More of an Internet tablet than a traditional portable media jukebox, the 704 WiFi boasts built-in wireless connectivity for streaming video and music to other computers. You can also surf the Web via the bundled Opera browser or program it to record live TV (provided you buy an optional AV dock).

      The iRiver clix is for people that are looking for something simpler, cheaper, and a lot more portable. It weights a scant 2.5 ounces yet can play AVI (MPEG4 SP) video files. It also plays, music, of course.

      More practical for everyday use are the Apple iPod and upstart Microsoft Zune since they provide a nice balance of portability and sizeable storage space. The iPod, with its ultra-elegant interface and seamless integration with Apple's iTunes music (and now video) store plus big 80GB hard drive is our pick. Hoping to dethrone the PMP ruler though, the Zune features a larger—albeit not higher resolution—screen along with the ability to trade tracks wirelessly. You also get the ability to watch WMV video, as well as MPEG4 and H264 movies (via conversion over to WMV).

      So whether you crave the ultimate portable digital video device no matter how big it is or want something small to toss in a pocket, there's something here for the taking.

      In this roundup:

      Apple iPod (80GB)
      The latest version of the iPod has a few enhancements, including longer video battery life, support for some cool games, a brighter screen, a search feature, and larger capacity

      Archos 704 WiFi Multimedia Player
      This feature packed PMP has loads of functions and options, from video recording to Wi-Fi connectivity and file streaming. Check out our hands-on video review of the Archos 704.

      Microsoft Zune
      Good software integration, a subscription plan, and slick design make the Zune an interesting, if not compelling, iPod alternative.

      iriver Clix
      The tiny Clix is a nice player that offers very good audio and photo quality, long battery life, and a host of extras

  11. QUESTION:
    Your suggestions for good phones?
    I'm getting a new phone and there are so many choices! I need some feedback and suggestions on phones. In a phone I want: A pretty good mp3 player, a pretty good camera, and a qwerty keyboard that isn't microscopic.
    Oh, I forgot about price.
    I really don't want to go over 0-5

    • ANSWER:
      You can consider buying
      1)HTC DROID INCREDIBLE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
      * Slick, thin smartphone with 3.7-inch HD OLED screen
      * 8-megapixel camera with flash
      * Android 2.1 OS with Google and multitasking
      * 1 GHz Snapdragon processor for outstanding performance
      * Backed by a 1-year limited warranty
      http://www.amazon.com/HTC-INCREDIBLE-Android-Verizon-Wireless/dp/B003HC8NUW/?tag=bdd-linking-001-20

      2)Motorola DROID A855 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
      * Android 2.0-powered smartphone with 3.7-inch touchscreen and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
      * Access a wealth of Google mobile services including Google Maps with Navigation for voice prompted turn-by-turn directions, Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and more
      * GPS-enabled for location services; Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g); 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion (16 GB card included)
      * Up to 6.4 hours of talk time, up to 270 hours (11.25 days) of standby time.Full manual available for download from www.verizonwireless.com or www.motorola.com.
      * What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, 16 GB microSD card, quick start guide
      http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-A855-Android-Verizon-Wireless/dp/B002UUTCKC/?tag=bdd-linking-001-20

      3)HTC HD2 Windows Phone (T-Mobile)
      *Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone with extra-large 4.3-inch multitouch display; pre-loaded with entertainment apps and both Transformer movies
      *Runs on T-Mobile's fast 3G network; GPS navigation with trial version of TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn directions
      *Fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor; Wi-Fi networking; 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion (with 16 GB card)
      *Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 480 hours (20 days) of standby time
      *What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 16 GB microSD card, wired stereo hands-free headset, USB cable, quick start guide, user manual
      http://www.amazon.com/HTC-HD2-Windows-Phone-T-Mobile/dp/B003BNZD3C/?tag=bdd-linking-001-20

      4)Samsung Omnia II Phone (Verizon Wireless)
      *Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
      GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
      *3.7-inch AMOLED responsive touchscreen (active matrix organic light-emitting diode) reproduces sharper and brighter colors with better battery consumption
      *Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system provides enhancements such as a touch-friendly user interface and improved browser with Flash support. Content and applications are just a fingertip away on the redesigned Start Menu and Internet Explorer Mobile supports the rich experiences you find on Web pages viewed on your PC. (Learn more)
      *Microsoft Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. View, edit, create Word and Excel files; view only PowerPoint and PDF files; view, extract, create ZIP files.
      *Enhanced 3D cube user interface
      *Access to social networking applications, including YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, with Samsung’s unique TouchWiz 2.0 user interface
      *5-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, video capture capabilities featuring audio decoder with DNSe technology, and on-device editing capabilities.
      *Digital audio player for MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats. Sync music from your PC to the phone and create and manage playlists right on the device.
      *FM radio
      *Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
      *Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. And with dial-up networking capabilities, you can access the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Connect service to use your phone as a modem. (Learn more)
      http://wireless.amazon.com/Samsung-Omnia-II-Verizon-Wireless/dp/B002YIHRKM/ref=sh_br_ph_14?tag=bdd-linking-001-20
      8 GB of internal user memory
      Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB.
      Full messaging suite including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email.
      Full HTML Web browsing capabilities with Opera 9.5 enhanced browser and support for RSS feeds.
      Voice command capable
      Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.
      Tools: Alarm clock, world clock, calculator, memo, tasks, unit converter
      Smart Reader: BizCard, document, translation and image
      3.5mm headset jack
      Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4

  12. QUESTION:
    Christmas item help: electronics "Smart tv" device?
    Looking for a device that can turn a TV into a "smart TV" under 0.00. Basically needed a device that has Netflix, YouTube and a FULL WEB BROWSER.
    Items I am looking at are the:
    Sony NSZ-GS7
    Sony BDP-S590
    Vizio Co-Star Stream Player
    Logitech Revue
    Samsung blu ray bd-em57c
    Does anyone have any experience with these items or can recommend an item? Blu-ray feature is unnecessary for my requirements but having it is also a plus. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Cheapest: Connect your computer to the TV and use the TV like a large monitor.
      Con: If your TV is not a HDTV, using a web browser is going to be *VERY* inconvenient as you'll have to continually scroll all over (imagine reading a regular webpage on a smartphone.)

      Still in your budget: Buy a regular Nintendo Wii, not the Wii-U. The Wii has a web browser and can access Netflix, Youtube and some other sites.
      Con: The regular Wii is not HD, so even if your TV is HD, well, see the above comment about regular websurfing on a smartphone. Also, the Wii's web browser isn't that great - most plugins do not work with it.

      A bit more expensive, but worth considering: Xbox 360 (0 or more) Playstation 3 (5 or more) or Wii-U (0, 0). Like the regular Nintendo Wii, these game consoles also have Netflix, YouTube, and other apps. They also have a web browser AND all three of these support HD. Also, the Playstation 3 can play blu-ray movies.
      Con: Like the regular Wii, their web browsers leave a lot to be desired compared to, say, Firefox or IE running on a regular computer.

      My suggestion: Leave the web browsing to your laptop. Buy a Roku or Apple TV device for >0 instead.

  13. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire, Nook Color, HP Dm1z Laptop or wait for new iPod Touch?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Jay, laptop is much more functional but much heavier and bulkier to take with you on the go, and the same goes for iPad. Although you won't hear it from all Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D here Kindle Fire is really a badly designed lemon that cannot be fixed with any software updates. What use of apps if they load maddenly slow or what use of movies if the playback is choppy? Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (almost 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.

      If you call Amazon their menu actually says "if you have a problem with your Kindle Fire, press three" - they must have been swamped by people's complaints to put it on the menu!

      Both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.

      Nook Tablet has Cloud storage as well as all your apps and ebooks you get from Nook store are stored there as well as on your device. Also, Nook app store has thousands of apps as well and Netflix has many more movies than Amazon store. Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Here's one pro review to help you make the best choice:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  14. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi Where's The Best Deal?
    Looking for Christmas Deals...

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Chris, you can probably find a lot of Kindle Fire's on eBay soon as people will start getting rid of this lemon device in bunches. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, whet Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Sample here:
      CNET
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is? a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect... It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen.

  15. QUESTION:
    Whats better xbox 360 or playstation 3?

    Tell me why.

    • ANSWER:
      I am surprise no one is really explaining to you whats better allow me

      Ps3:
      Bluetooh! =D!
      Internet Browser!
      Online Free!
      Blue Ray!
      "better" Games!
      Lower failure rate!
      quieter!
      Full 1080p! =D!

      before you go thinking, yes the ps3 is clearly better

      Lets think about it
      You want a GAME CONSOLE. NOT a media center............
      I know you are thinking, wait what? are you really gonna be surfing the web?
      Are you REALLY gonna be connecting up too 7 Bluetooh devices? You know how old that is?
      Are you gonna connect it to you wireless connection or lan?
      a big issue is the whole 1080P You NEED one in other to play their 13% 1080P games * not every ps3 game is actually 1080p its 720p*
      so if you are, then you have a 120 hz LED or LCD or Plasma 1080P Monitor? those are a bit pricey but because you both have a ps3 and a expensive HDTV, then you must have a laptop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!With Wifi!!!!!!!!! Right? So then you dont to surf the web on the ps3 ( by the way, its sucks its laggy its not EASY to use)

      But wait the Online is free? Yes but it sucks I know people will go think its gotten better than before trust me it sucks ass.

      In other words get a Xbox 360

      People dont really tent to explain why

      54% failure rate: meaning, 1 in every 2 xbox will break

      ............................ thats the most stupidest thing. why? they making it seem that you will have a 1 in chance of getting a broke xbox and you are not.
      Its warranty for 3 years now. Meaning if it "brakes" or gets the RROD or an E74 M$ will fix it for FREE while Sony 10% failure rate Wont.

      Xbox Dvd IS louder BUT it loads faster....
      Xbox Dvd will load ur faster
      Xbox itself turns on FASTER than the ps3
      xbl live is 50 bucks a year, Yeah so? you have money to buy 50 dollar ray games you will never beat.
      so why not pay for service remember, good things are not cheap.
      Xbl is like a internet page, has facebook, twitter, NEWS Yes has its own news channel. Has sports section, has movie sections. Has netflix, has msn chatting, and if you are looking for a "media center" You can connect your xbox to you pc and stream ur Movies from you pc, and MUSIC.
      the ps3 can't do that. so the xbox dosent even need a large hdd.

      Compare those and figure out

      oh did I tell you?
      Xbox has MORE games, yes it has BETTER shooter games, and BETTER RPG games.

      REMEMBER you are buying a GAME CONSOLE not a media center

  16. QUESTION:
    What phone should I buy?
    I need a good mobile phone, which I can put my contract sim card into. I want one that is touchscreen and not too expensive. Please answer!!!!!!!!!!!! I will rate it the best answer!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not going to tell you which to buy, I will leave that up to you. I may edit it if i find more phones worth writing about.

      AT&T:
      Samsung Eternity
      No Commitment Pricing 9.99
      2-yr Contract Price 9.99

      Details:

      Overview
      Tap into your potential, without paying a fortune. This sleek touch-screen phone is loaded with entertainment apps and the latest features. At your fingertips: Mobile TV, AT&T Navigator GPS, Video Share, 3G Web browsing, 3 MP camera, on-screen full-touch QWERTY keyboard, music, accelerometer, and more. Plus, customizable color lighting accents and a clever vibration response to touch - all at a price that's within reach.
      Features
      Camera
      Camera
      Resolution
      3 megapixels
      Zoom
      3x
      Live video capture and playback
      1 Hour
      Music
      Music player
      Supported music formats
      MP3, AAC, Real , WAV, WMA
      AT&T Mobile Music
      Messaging
      Text Messaging
      Insert pictures, video clips and sound clips easily
      Instant Messaging (IM)
      AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo Messenger
      Video Share - share live streaming video with friends & family
      Email
      Mobile Email
      AOL, Yahoo, Windows Live
      Video & Web
      Web browser
      MEdia(TM) Net for wireless internet access
      CV - news, sports, weather, entertainment and more
      Mobile TV
      MEdia(TM) Mall
      Ringtones
      Answer Tones(TM) - have your friends hear your favorite song or funny phrase when they call you
      Cool Tools
      Games, puzzle, sports, action, card, racing and more
      Graphics
      Choose from your favorite music artists, celebrities, sports heroes, and more
      Productivity
      Calendar, Alarm clock, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Personal Organizer
      Address book
      Conference calling
      Call Forwarding
      Extras
      3G
      high-speed data and voice
      World phone
      Quad-band
      Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
      USB connectivity - transfer data through a USB cable
      Hands-free speakerphone
      Specifications
      Battery
      Capacity
      1300 mAh
      Talk time
      Up to 5 hours
      Standby time
      Up to 10 days
      Dimensions
      Weight
      3.88 ounces
      Size (inches)
      4.3 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches
      Memory
      Expandable memory storage
      8 GB
      Memory format
      microSD(TM)
      Wireless Technology
      GSM/GPRS
      850/900/1800/900 MHz
      3G
      850/1900 MHz
      EDGE high speed data network
      Bluetooth technology
      Stereo
      Display
      Display size
      3.2 inches
      Resolution (pixels)
      240 x 400 pixels
      Colors
      262K
      Keyboard
      Touchscreen
      Predictive text for fast typing
      T9

      iPhone
      16GB (white, or black) 9.00 at Apple and AT&T, at walmart it's 7. for a refurb 16GB, it's9.00.
      8GB (only in black) 9.00 at Apple and AT&T, at walmart it's &197. for a refurb 8GB, it's 9.00.

      details:

      # Three breakthrough devices in one - iPod, Internet, and phone
      # 3G speed for fast access to the Internet and email
      # App Store features thousands of apps to make your iPhone uniquely yours
      # Maps with GPS to find your location, get directions, and track progress along your route
      # Visual Voicemail - View calls and individually select messages
      # Widescreen iPod - iTunes, music, TV, videos, and more
      # Cutting-edge user interface with large multi-touch display
      # Full-screen desktop-class Safari Web browser
      # Text messages appear on your iPhone as an ongoing chat
      # Send and receive rich HTML email with attachments and pictures
      # Instant-access conference calling and speakerphone are ready when you need them
      # Download data over Wi-Fi or 3G networks
      # 16 GB Flash memory for storing photos, songs, TV shows, movies and more
      # 2 MP camera with photo management capabilities
      # Bluetooth® 2.0 for hands-free calling headsets
      # Stereo headset that comes with iPhone features a high-performance microphone
      # Built-in iTunes, App Store, YouTube, Stock, and Weather Widgets
      # Integrated full QWERTY quick touch screen
      # Scroll iTunes by album cover, artist, song or playlist

      LG INCITE
      No Commitment Pricing 9.99
      2-yr Contract Price 9.99

      Details:

      Overview
      AT&T Exclusive touch screen smartphone! The LG INCITE combines reflective surfaces and 3G speed for a head turning combination of style and power. Get both simultaneous voice and data access on the nation's fastest 3G network. This global smartphone was designed to give a winning combination of both voice and data performance. It comes with integrated GPS for AT&T Navigator and Wi-Fi capabilities to access thousands of AT&T hotspots nationwide. Windows Mobile® 6.1, gives you a full multi-tasking operating system and access to your Microsoft Outlook and other mailbox contacts, calendars, and tasks. Let your fingers fly across the smooth reflective touch screen. You can edit Microsoft Office documents - Mobile Word, Excel, OneNote. View PowerPoint and Adobe® PDF attachments. The LG INCITE has a full-color LCD screen that auto-rotates as you turn it to display pictures in beautiful clarity. Get both style and power with the LG INCITE.
      Features
      Camera
      Camera
      Resolution
      3 megapixels
      Live video capture and playback
      Music
      Music player
      Windows Media Player Mobile 10
      Supported music formats
      MP3

  17. QUESTION:
    Free movie website for iPod?
    I have an iPod 4th generation and want a website to watch movies. I don't want something I have to sign up to or pay for. I'm looking for a FREE Full length movie website.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done extensive research (for my laptop computer) to get free movies.

      Aside from piracy, there is nothing I have found, really.

      Hulu.com is the best I have found for free television. However, their site is not accessible through an ipods safari browser, and most streamed movies (any site) come to you in a type of Flash media type that the safari browser cannot understand anyway.

      That said, Hulu.com does offer an ipod app to render their movies... but you need to pay for their Plus service (even to get their otherwise free shows)

      So what do I do?

      I pirate everything. I use torrent downloads, get the shows I want.

      Of course I watch them on my laptop, not my ipod. But I do have the appropriate software to convert the media to ipod form and download it to the device.

  18. QUESTION:
    question about netflix streaming...?
    Allight right now I'm just hooking my laptop to my TV and streaming via my internet browser.

    Welll I notice the selection is slim on which movies I can stream. I was wondering if I get one of the netflix streaming devices, like the bluray players or the the Roku players, Do I get the full library to stream movies from or is my selection still limited to the selection i can stream from my computer?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the same as what is online, and actually you can't even search when you have the device, you have to choose from you instant queue or they have lists you can choose from. Me and my husband have it hooked up through our Xbox and while their isn't a ton of movies to choose from we are low on money and this only costs a month instead of cable. So I feel like it is worth it. We watch a lot of TV shows that they offer. We also get the one disc at a time and we can watch the newer movies from that. We just got the New Alice in Wonderland in the mail yesterday. Oh and not everyone knows this you can get a disc for your Wii to make it stream movies too all you have to do is ask for the disc online.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ipod Touch: Is it worth the money. Post your reviews on it here!?

    • ANSWER:
      This is one of the sharpest bits of tech we've ever seen – it's just let down by the fact that iPhone does more, and iPod Classic has more room. But frankly, even knowing that, our heart still say 'yes'

      Pros Excellent music and film performance. 32GB flash memory. Amazing interface. Amazing extras
      Cons Pricey. Quite big. Not the best available at either video or audio
      Familiar with the iPod Touch? Of course you are. So what's the point of a new review when we've already awarded it five stars and placed it at the pinnacle of our Top 10?

      Well, being a well-informed Stuff.tv reader, you'll be aware that since the January software upgrade the Touch does a whole lot more than it used to. This new version also has a whopping 32GB of flash memory to store your music, movies and photos on. More than justifies a recount, don't you think?

      Flashier than ever
      The extra storage doesn't bulk up the player any and while £330 might seem like a lot, flash memory costs a lot. That's the price of making a device that offers enough storage for a large music collection but remains this skinny and skip-free.

      As always, the 32GB Touch uses the stunning touchscreen interface straight off the iPhone. If you haven't used it, you've missed out: fingertip pokes, strokes and pinches constitute the most intuitive input method since point-and-click.

      Typing is also handled brilliantly with the virtual keyboard. It's no substitute for mechanical buttons, but its error correction and accuracy are a credit to Apple's programmers.

      iPhone - Phone = Touch
      But we're here for the 32GB iPod Touch's new functionality – and we have to say, it's all very welcome. Mail, Google Maps, Weather, Stocks and Notes from the iPhone bolster the original roster of Safari web browser, YouTube video streaming client, Calendar, Contacts, Clock and Calculator.

      Actually, scratch that – we don't have any stocks (and a large portion of the iPod Touch's potential buying base won't give a monkeys how the FTSE's looking).

      In any case, the Mail and Maps clients are a superb upgrade. Along with the full-fat, unfettered web access that is available through Safari, they elevate the Touch so far above its Zune and Archos media playing contemporaries that they're mere dots on the ground below.

      Pros Excellent music and film performance. 32GB flash memory. Amazing interface. Amazing extras
      Cons Pricey. Quite big. Not the best available at either video or audio
      Fortunately, the upgrade is available to all Touch owners for £12.99 – a worthy investment, we'd say, especially for Maps' surprisingly accurate location-based route finding (which is both impressive to watch and extremely useful).

      Another neat upgrade is Web Clips. These are visual representations of website bookmarks that sit on the Touch's home screen. Once you've used them, you'll wonder how you coped without, and when you've filled your first home screen the Touch will give you another to plaster with tiny web pages.

      Talented performer
      All well and good, but it's a garnish to the meat and potatoes of media playback. Fortunately, the 32GB Touch is also very impressive in this respect.

      Use the stunning cover flow interface to choose a tune to listen to and you'll be greeted by super-clear, expansive sound, with only the tiniest hint of sibilance. And that's us being picky because this thing costs £330.

      While it's no match for the likes of Archos' 605, video on the 32GB Touch's 3.5in widescreen display is also excellent. The Touch has enough poke to power slick hi-res video playback and the screen is bright and colourful, though fingertip oil smears can cause visibility issues. Give it a wipe, eh?

      We do have misgivings, though. We’re not convinced the iPod Touch has the wide appeal of the likes of the Nano and Zune 8 because it’s more slab-like and awkward to control. And it’s not ideal for anyone who wants their whole music collection in their pocket – that’ll be the iPod Classic.

      But the Touch is beautifully built from aluminium and glass and it performs very well, and while it's seriously pricey, its 32GB of flash memory means it's right on the money. Factor in the new functionality and you have a seriously impressive media player – and a whole lot more besides.

  20. QUESTION:
    Which is better: Zune HD or the Ipod Touch?
    Introducing Zune HD

    Zune HD is the next iteration of the Zune device family and brings a new level of listening and viewing experiences to the portable media player category.

    * Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher-quality sound than traditional radio on the go. Users also will have access to the additional song and artist data broadcast by HD Radio stations as well as additional channels from their favorite stations multicasting in HD. If you don't like the song playing on your station's HD channel, switch to its HD2 or HD3 channels for additional programming.
    * The bright OLED touch screen interface allows users to flip through music, movies and other content with ease, and the 16:9 widescreen format display (480x272 resolution) offers a premium viewing experience on the go.
    * The HD-compatible output lets Zune HD customers playback supported HD video files from the device through a premium high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audiovisual docking station (sold separately) direct to an HD TV in 720p.*
    * Zune HD will include a full-screen Internet browser optimized for multitouch functionality.
    * Zune HD is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for instant streaming to the device from the more than 5 million-track Zune music store.

    More information on Zune and related images is available at http://www.zune.net/press and http://www.zune.net/ZuneHD.

    Can this make Microsoft's Zune a viable competitor to Apple's Ipod Touch?

    • ANSWER:
      iPod touch all the way! With the amazing apps you can get, with many free the touch is not only a music player but a computer and potential gps as well. Mac is hard to beat.

  21. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire or Nook Color?
    I will be getting one of the readers but I don't know which one. Which do you like better? I want to get books, have a good selection of apps, go onto the internet to google things and be able to watch movies on netflix. Which one is better? If you have a kindle do you swipe to the right to read or slide down? Which one has more of a selection of cases? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Michelle, although a lot of Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D here post untruth about the "great" Kindle I'll try to help you to make sense out of it all. Both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      Reported issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One side by side pro review on the subject:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  22. QUESTION:
    kindle fire or nook color/tablet?
    In january I'm getting a useful potable device, I've already have asked about the ipod 4g and chose the kindle fire, now I'm debating between the kindle fire and the nook color/tablet. Which should I chose? Thank you for your feedback?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Allyana, in my opinion Nook Tablet is the best by far. Both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      At this time known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Sample pro review below:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  23. QUESTION:
    A virus is completely blocking my internet?
    Okay - So yesterday I was watching some anime movies through streams online and one of them claimed I needed to update Adobe Flash Player to actually view the movie. So I went ahead an downloaded the update for 10.3, however, when I executed the file, my computer blue screened. I booted it back up and reached by desktop with no problems. I then opened my browser, I use Mozilla Firefox by the way, and noticed that as it restored my tabs, absolutely none of them were able to work or connect properly, in fact, any games at all or anything internet related claims to not have a internet connection. So I've been searching around for a whole day on my laptop to find people with a similar problem and a fix with no success.
    My laptop connected just fine, so does my roommate's computer, we have a wireless router.
    While I've been searching for fixes, I have ran multiple kinds of scans for viruses, spyware and malware. I've ran full system scans with ad-aware, spy bot search & destroy, super antispyware. Before anyone suggests, I have went into my internet connection to make sure the "obtain proxy server automatically" etc is checked. I have also tried power cycling the modem, router, and disconnected my ethernet cord. Last but not least I tried starting my computer in safe mode, and safe mode with networking services, but all it does is restart my computer. I also went into my control panel - networking, to fiddle around. I tried disabling/re-enabling, going into the properties of the TCP/IP and making sure that was also "obtain automatically" etc. So when I look at the network it says 100.00mbs, and it says connected, yet if I try to repair it, it claims it cannot find the TCP/IP connection at all. Basically, my internet is connected, but it doesn't work at all, not through browsers, games, anything. I would really appreciate any help, any ideas? I've considered doing combofix but I've heard there are some risks.
    Also it's a given, but almost no packets are sent nor received. I read about a couple people having a similar problem yet having internet access for a little while after starting up. I however, completely have no internet , even though it says it's connected, whatsoever on that computer.
    Also, I've had system restore off so I cannot use a system restore point. At startup I did press F8 to get myself into boot options for safe mode and safe mode with networking, but like I said, it only proceeded to restart.
    I want to believe I have in fact cleaned the virus with these anti-mal, anti-spy, anti-vir programs, but my internet is still in I refuse to work mode, so I'm at a loss.
    I actually don't have my windows firewall on, the only one I have on would avg's and I turned it off when I did these scans and while I was performing any fixes I figured would work.
    Reinstalling my browsers did nothing because like I said before, it seems like Everything internet related will not work. This includes games and even things as simple as an update that needs to briefly connect to the internet.
    The router works fine, my roommates have two other computers connected to and my laptop is working great using it through the wireless, no problems there. They are anime streams from gogoanime.net, I'm not entirely sure if it's legal or not, but they're episodes, not really a movie i guess, 24 minute t.v. show episodes.
    I hope I'm not being misunderstood too, my laptop isn't having these problems, it's my main desktop computer, I'm just on my laptop to use the internet and try and find a fix for this while I'm trying stuff out on my computer that does not have computer access.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, is your router working? Is the movie watching device a legal one?

      My advice:
      1. Check your router.
      2. Next time, download directly from the trusted Adobe Site. Also, if the movie COULD play on, ignore it. Probably it's just a virus!
      3. Oh no, you've got a virus. Send your CPU or the entire laptop off for repair. Curse your bad luck!
      4. Repairman says it's not malfunctioning. Wasted several dollars. That probably meant that the router just couldn't connect (OMG, Skipped the first step?) or that the repairman wasn't professional (Well u trusted the wrong person) or else it'll be that some natural disaster just happened to affect the connection. Go ahead, trash that dumb device and but a new one.

  24. QUESTION:
    Ipod Touch , Iphone touch, Safari ?
    internet browser is a peace of crap. bot costco yester. took back 24 hours later. wont take my 311 dollers. cant do nothing streaming with worth 311.00, Limitations on browser 99% good for checking email. & reading basic crap. what do u guys think about it. What do u guys use it for. what can I do to improve the browser quality ( help shed some lite) Radio. streaming movies worthless ?

    • ANSWER:
      its not a deucing computer. its still pretty amazing that the browser can render full HTML web pages on a mobile device. and dont forget about youtube.

      the lack of a flash plugin is kinda disappointing, but if you are in range of ur wifi network then just use ur computer.

  25. QUESTION:
    cant upload video tape from dvd handy cam?
    Hi on windows movie maker i clicked import from a device . my cam is sett up from socket to cam & usb cable to pc . the window appears with my pc logitech cam & handy cam ! says pick a device but no buttons & as i press nxt its my pc cam that im on not my cam corder can any one help ? also i have sony picture package when i press that it says no adobe flash player but when i try down loading adobe it says my google crome has adobe !!! lol help pls.....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi George:

      Since you didn't list the exact Sony DVD Handycam model number you own, I can make a generalized statement that "most" of the DVD Handycams don't support USB-video uploading (only low-quality "streaming", if at all) via Sony's Picture Motion Browser (PMB). [Feel free to post an "Additional Details update with model # and other feedback.]

      And just to be "picky" (before a smart-alec Answer comes along) you don't "upload video tape" from a DVD camcorder — it's a disc not tape.

      Just make sure you "finalize" the DVD before taking it out of your Handycam, then use your PC's DVD drive to import the video onto your hard drive.

      Windows Movie Maker is an "entry level" (basic & free) video editing tool, so it doesn't handle a wide variety of video file formats, and I'm not sure your VOB and TS files from your DVD will import directly. WMM likes "Windows Media" playable files.

      Sony PMB, when you get it working (download the FULL version of FlashPlayer from Adobe.com, not just the Chrome web browser "plug-in"), will let you do basic editing chores with your DVD files from the Handycam.

      And ignore any spammers below who might post "video converter" links to "solve" your problem. They won't! (They just want your money, even though they claim "free".)

      hope this helps,
      --Dennis C.
       

  26. QUESTION:
    Kindle keeps disconnecting from wifi connection.?
    I got a kindle for Christmas, and it initially worked fine. However, I am sitting in the room next to my router and it connects, then all of a sudden it'll lose the connection. At first it cannot detect any wireless signals, when I know there are usually around 10 in my area. After a hassle of restarting it (it seems hard to restart, and when I finally got it to turn off it got halfway loading and turned off again and did this a few times) it connected to my wireless. I went to buy a book from the kindle store and went from having a full strength signal to the grey outlines. I went to check on the wifi in the settings, and it seemed to think it was connected to my wifi - It said "forget" rather than connect like the other ones.

    I'm at a loss of what I can do, also, what is the proper way to completely turn off the kindle rather than just putting it into standby mode.

    Thanks.
    It's not a kindle fire, just the regular kindle without a keyboard, retails for £89 in the uk

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Eihpos, that's a known issue with Kindle Fire - a lot of complains of faulty Wi-Fi from users out there. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a fake where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1600 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      You might want to return the Fire and consider Nook Tablet that is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Sample pro review here:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  27. QUESTION:
    Nook vs. kindle? Pros and cons?
    I'm looking at a kindle fire vs. a nook tablet, which would be the better choice? Any experience with either?

    • ANSWER:
      The kindle fire is offering way more for your money then the color nook.
      You can get a good deal on it here:
      http://www.shoppersource.net/goto/kindle_fire

      The color nook right now is more just reader centric (limited reading related apps, not a full media tablet ), whereas the kindle fire is a complete media tablet, for just a little bit more money.
      The fire is the only web device that supports flash, so you can stream youtube videos from the web browser. Not even the ipad can do that!
      You can also load thousands of androids apps like office suites and games.
      Not to mention Amazon has an amazing selection of ebooks/music and movies you can play on the fire as well.

      The only major con I have read about the fire is it doesn't have a memory expansion slot, but I don't think it's really a problem. It's true there is no expansion slot, but you have pretty much unlimited access to storage space on the amazon cloud. So you just store your favorite things on the fire locally, and then store the optional stuff on your cloud space, which you can stream for free right onto your fire as long as your in wifi range.

      The big pros of the barnes and noble devices are a slightly easier ebook sharing interface, and the ability to read some ebooks free inside a barnes and noble store, but I don't think those offset all the more important pluses to the fire above.
      Trust me you want the fire :).

  28. QUESTION:
    Best Personal Cloud Hard Drive?
    I have been researching Personal Cloud hardware. I seem to have narrowed it down to these three:
    1) Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive
    2) Iomega® Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition 2-TB
    3) FreeAgent GoFlex Home - NAS server

    I am leaning towards the Iomega as it seems to be the easiest to set up, more flexible with 2 usb connections and they get the best write-up from what I can see. My question is, are there any real users out there that have experience and recommendations on these three or even one not listed if you like it. I want to back up a MacBook Pro running Lion and a PC running Window's 7 and control access to different folders for friends and relatives as well as having full access to all of my files remotely.

    Looking forward to hearing your responses. Thank you in advance and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving................

    Greg
    kilroy024@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by saying that I have an Iomega (the non-cloud) version and I finally got it set up, which took some investigation for a novice like myself, but nothing too challenging, just intimidating and sometimes frustrating. When I got it up and running, it worked for PC where I was able drop all my storage onto the network drive. Perfect! Never tried to access the info outside the house. Then I got a macbook and realized that I now have limited storage, and NEED to access this info from outside the house so I don't max out my drive with non-essential material (songs, photos (huge), short movies, etc.) the other stuff that the macbook air does so well. SO, I tried to hook up the Iomega NAS Home Networking Drive to work as advertised, outside my network and over the internet. (also I couldn't access Apple Cloud backup through the device with Iomega claiming an update at some future point.)

      When I got it up and running, I realized that I was able to access the home drive from anywhere with wi-fi, HOWEVER, it was necessary to access it through a web site and the information wouldn't stream at all. It was like a big box, and anything that I wanted, I had to take out and drop (download) onto my computer. This is no good because I don't want that stuff on my computer. It WILL get lost there.

      I'm looking for something that creates a mapped drive wherever I access wi-fi so I will have the same accessibility as if I were sitting in my living room in my network. It would be akin to a portable USB hard drive but I only access it through wi-fi and never carry it around. I'm not sure that these exist. Maybe you can build one yourself, not sure. If anyone has any info about these or where to point me in the right direction, PLEASE let me know. (bmundt@gmail.com)

      So after the clunky remote access on the Iomega Home Networking Device, I called Iomega. They said that the technology to remotely map the drive isn't a part of the NAS drives, BUT they allow access through a general web browser. Upon further investigation, the best browser and interface for manipulating information between your computer and the NAS was from a company called Synology. The product that I was drawn to was the DS212J:

      http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS212j&lang=us

      It also includes a modest price increase from the Iomega or the WD. Also, it is not a all-in-one, key turn approach. You have to select the hard drives that you put into the computer (2 bays, up to 3 TB each). Besides that price and the physicality of putting in the drive, they will look rather similar.

      TWO Major Differences:
      1. With the two drives, you can use one to backup your data and one to save 3TB of material
      a. Note this also works with Mac Time Machine for auto backups
      2. The web interface used for accessing info remotely works much like a PC desktop in the window. So it is possible to manage all of the information you need right from your desktop. I.e. Add, drop, merge two folders, change the name of something.

      Q: The unanswered questions that I have are:
      1. Does it allow streaming to iTunes from the hard drive
      - I know there is a streaming player built into the website to stream your songs, but I want to incorporate iTunes so I don't get a bunch of (!)
      2. Does it allow streaming access of pics through a program like Aperture. So I can save all my pics on the NAS and never have to worry about them (with the backup) yet access them through the simply organized Aperature wherever I go.
      - Right now on my home network, this works out great. It just creates a small image of the larger photo file and brings it up for me to play with only when I click. When I'm done editing, it goes back to the NAS hard drive. I would love this remotely.

      Another Plus about synology:
      -- They do have an app where you can stream any song from your home drive to your iPhone/ipad as long as there is wi-fi
      --- You can also adjust the folders on your iPhone/ipad the same way you can on the desktop if you need something in a hurry on the road, you can quickly change the document's name from doc.1 to "Information on the Sub-Orbital Satellites: Junktown Street -Riots in Outerspace" and then send it away for example.

      So in conclusion, all of the reviews I read suggested that Synology had by far the most intuitive, useful web interface for remote access.

      Dunno about the streaming. Can't wait until it will be just a hard drive icon on my computer that won't work except for wi-fi to store all my stuff on as if it were right there.

      Also, although I've been snooping around, I can't find ANY information about where this personal cloud thing is headed... Seems most sites are still reviewing product that were released over 6 months ago.

      Hope this helps,

      If you want any more info or know where I can get more info - email me.

      Thanks,

      Brandon
      bmundt@gmail.com

  29. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with my Kindle fire?
    I got my Kindle Fire for Christmas and the internet was working perfectly fine. Just yesterday when I went to open the web browser it would open to a grey screen then go back to the home page where the carousel is. I have WiFi and it is full strength. Also, I shut turned off the WiFi and shut down my Kindle for a while and when I put it back on their was no change. Does any one have a suggestion on how to fix this or know what's going on with it?
    Thanks so much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi jasmine, one solution I can recommend is returning Kindle Lemon as it's only one of many reported issues you're yet to discover. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (more than 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One pro review to review:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.

  30. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire or Nook Color?
    Which one do you think is better? & Briefly explain why (:

    - Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Hello Sunshine, both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One pro review to consider:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  31. QUESTION:
    Why will you buy DSi?
    On my ds lite I have music, movies, photos (I can't take photos, but I can store them, and I have a nice digital camera) and ebooks. Not to mention my NES, SNES, and Genesis emulators. Why get a DSi? A 0.3 megapixel camera? Are you serious? Slightly larger screen? Who cares? The thing is a foot away from your face. Seems like a waste of money to me. Spend 30 bucks on a Supercard and pimp your DS. DSi seems like it is just a money grab for Nintendo from people that can't resist the newest thing, and don't know that their DS is capable of everything the DSi is capable of (including browsing the internet, though neither have video streaming capabilities). You don't need a DSi for an SD slot, get a Supercard or an R4. Am I right? Do you people know all this? Why will you buy DSi?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm buying a DSi, since I've done my imature "l337 haxxor" emulated illegal ROMs thing in the past, and I've grown out of it.

      0.3 megapixel camera doesn't sounds like much, but it's still 4 times the resolution of a DS screen. So why have something that will just require to be condensed further to be seen on the screen.

      I still have a DS-fat, on its last legs of existance. My DSi will be a replacement. I'm not too worried about not being able to play GBA games on it, I still have access to a GBA-SP and 4 DS-lites (my wife and kids each have a DS Lite). So if I still want to go there, I can.

      I've always thought the idea of WiiWare was a good one. Though I think Nintendo isn't implementing it the right way, it's still a good idea. I'm looking forward to the DSWare system, and having downloadable game that can be played without having a pocket full of cartridges.

      I don't care that the browser won't be as good as IE8 or firefox. I have plenty of other devices at my disposal for that. I don't care about the music features, I have an iPod for that function in my life.

      This will be a replacement to my failing DS-fat with new features that I don't have from any other devices.

  32. QUESTION:
    Kindle fire or nook color?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Frances, don't listen to all those Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D (there are hundreds of them on Yahoo Answers). You need to know that both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls. Also, you can now get refurbished Nook Color for 9 with one year warranty.
      Reported issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Sample pro review:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  33. QUESTION:
    which nokia phone is better nokia 7610 or nokia 6670?

    • ANSWER:
      Voice
      Call log
      Voice dialing and voice commands
      Voice recorder
      Internal handsfree speakerphone for convenient communication

      Multimedia Messaging Service
      Multimedia messaging: combine image, video, text, and voice clip and send as MMS to a compatible phone or to an email address1,14
      Automatic resizing of megapixel images to fit the MMS format (max. 100 KB attachment size depending on the network)
      Email: access email accounts; supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4 protocols1
      Text messaging: supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, and SMS distribution list1
      T9 predictive text input

      Camera
      Integrated megapixel camera (1,152 x 864 pixel resolution) and video recorder19
      4x digital zoom, self timer
      Night mode
      Easily print your photos from a compatible printer with Bluetooth technology, at a compatible retailer, or upload your photos to Kodak web and have your prints delivered22
      Modify your pictures using Photo Editor or Adobe Photoshop
      Displayed formats: JPEG, GIF87a/89a, DCF (read only), WBMP, BMP, MBM, PNG
      Supports the Nokia Camera Flash PD-2 (sold separately)

      Video
      Modify your video clips and add music with Movie Director
      Resolution: 174 x 144 pixels (QCIF) or 128 x 96 pixels (Sub QCIF)
      Time: up to 10 minutes, subject to memory capacity
      4x digital zoom
      Recording formats (encoding): 3GPP, H.263 video, and AMR radio

      Connectivity
      Bluetooth wireless technology22
      The enhanced browser allows you to view pdfs that you download from the mobile Internet1,2,12
      Push e-mail with attachments1
      Download and play multimedia files (video and audio)1
      Stream media files through any supported media portals1
      Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed, or recorded video clips in bigger size
      Played formats (decoding): .3gp and .mp4 file formats, MPEG-4 video, H.263 video and AMR audio, RealMedia (Real Video and Real Audio), MP3, and AAC
      Connect faster via GPRS (Class B, Multislot class 6): maximum download rate 40.3 kbps; upload 26.8 kbps1,15

      Organization
      Document, worksheet and presentation viewers
      Stay on schedule with the calendar, to-do list, notes and reminders
      Print messages, calendar pages and contact information
      Use Nokia PC Suite, available free at www.nokiausa.com, to synchronize with your compatible PC via USB cable (included in box) or Bluetooth wireless technology22
      8 MB internal memory

      Personalization & Fun
      Store video clips, photos, messages and more on the reduced size MultiMediaCard (MMC) included in box
      Downloadable Java™ MIDP 2.0 with API for mobile media, Bluetooth wireless technology, and wireless messaging
      Download ring tones, wallpaper and themes

      Accessibility
      TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) compatibility with phone adapter (sold separately)6

      Specifications
      Weight: 4.23 ounces
      4.28 inches x 2.09 inches x 0.82 inch
      Display - up to 65,536 colors (176 x 208 pixels)
      Internal antenna and vibrating alert
      5-way navigation key

      Service
      GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 MHz networks

      6670 Battery Life
      Extended Li-Ion Battery 850 mAh
      -- Digital Talk Time up to 4 hours*
      -- Digital Standby Time up to 10 days*
      6670 is best!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Anyone here have the blackberry playbook? ?
    If you do:
    1.) tell me all the great things about it!
    2.) some negative things about it
    3.) is the camera good)
    4.) have you conncted it to a blackberry?
    5.) how would you compare it to an ipad?

    Thanks!!
    I'm looking to get one :) I sold my ipad

    • ANSWER:
      1) It's extremely Convenient. It's compact enough to fit in the inner pocket of my p-coat and sports jacket. I carry it almost anywhere that I wear my jacket. The O/S is awesome, very quick and responsive. The screen is sharp and clear, reminds me of the Retina Screen on my wife's iPhone 4, it's that crisp!. Browser experience is fantastic, best implementation of flash I have ever used on a mobile device (rivals my desktop), Youtube Movies works great for movie rental streaming as well as steaming from ABC and other network channels, even videos on TruTV.com work good, simply double click the flash video for full HD screen playback. I sync my Blackberry Playbook with my iTunes library but it works with Windows media as well. It comes pre-loaded with Office Suite to edit Word and Excel and has a Powerpoint viewer and presenter.. also it has a real Adobe Reader. Flash based game sites work well and new apps arrive pretty much every day. Facebook app works really well and if you are a twitter fan Blaq is supposed to be great..but I haven't used it yet.

      2) Definitely needs some more major apps makers on board. No doubt they will come but wish they were here now. Video Chat only works between Playbooks. Needs a desktop client. Needs Netfix!, Youtube/Movies works great of rental but I like the flat fee monthly service and the ability to view use on multiple devices (PS3, PC, Playbook!?).. Come on Netfix!!.. Also needs a good store for downloading/purchasing movies for off line viewing. It needs a good GPS app(s), Playbook has a true GPS chip, its not A/GPS it doesn't require cellular service but needs a good Turn by Turn app like Tom Tom or Garmin.

      3) Camera is great.... when the lighting is correct, outside pics are crystal clear, I was at a Mariners game last weekend and was able to snap a still pic and see the ball in mid flight. but low light makes pics a bit grainy, wish it had a flash.

      4) Yes, Blackberry Bridge!! This is a big plus if you own a BB Smartphone.. I have an AT&T phone and it works great. Email and BBM is so nice on the large Playbook screen, Calendar, contacts memo pad all work great, you even get Caller ID pop-ups from your phone on the Playbook so you can see who is calling while surfing on the Playbook, pretty cool. You can access certain attachments like .doc, .xls directly from the phone but wish you could access Movie and Music files.. heard there will be an update to do that.

      5) Hmm... Compared to the iPad, not sure its fair to compare. I do a lot more work on the Playbook, I take it more places because its so mobile and convenient for me, RIM did a really good job with the 7" screen and the use of the Bezel gestures. believe it or not, I like the QNX O/S better than iOS. The iPad definitely has more apps but its not something I would carry around everywhere, it's way to big to fit in a pocket.. If you'd had asked me 30 days ago I would have told you that the iPad is better for entertainment but after using the Playbook for a month, I am not sure I still feel that way.. The Playbook allows you to use your BB Smartphone's 3G connections when away from Wifi hotspot and with more apps arriving each day on the Playbook its pretty darn entertaining. Also I only had a loaner iPad for a couple weeks at work but It seemed like every app I needed for work, I had to pay for on iPad (so I never purchased them or really set it up as a work device). iPad is a ton of fun but I guess It didn't feel like a work tool to me. All of these "work" apps came preloaded on the Playbook- Bridge email/calendar, Docs To Go (for Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe PDF Reader, so I just started using it and now I am hooked.

  35. QUESTION:
    amazon kindle fire questions?
    i would like to buy an amazon kindle fire and i wanted to know a few things before doing so

    how do i buy books (with a gift card like itunes or a credit card)
    can i buy one in the usa and use it in canada
    is there a good selection of books and apps
    what would you rate it out of 5
    whats it durability like

    • ANSWER:
      The kindle fire is amazing. You can get one for a good price here:
      http://www.shoppersource.net/goto/kindle_fire

      But to answer your questions- To buy ebooks you would register the kindle fire to one of your amazon accounts. You could add a credit card to that account OR you could apply a gift card balance to the account.

      You can purchase it in the USA and use it in Canada, however there are some limitations. See the list at the bottom to see what you can do with a fire internationally.

      Amazons content library is amazing and getting bigger all the time. The fire can load android apps, music/games/videos and ebooks.
      The silk web browser is super fast and supports flash, so you can stream youtube and play flash games, which even the ipad can't do!
      Considering the price, I would say it's a 5 out of 5. It's the best media tablet going today.

      It's more durable then most devices today since the screen is extra hard and can take some abuse.
      Some people actually buy them for kids for that reason specifically.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      List of supported kindle fire features outside of the US:
      You will be able to purchase ebooks via the amazon store..
      The silk browser (including using flash apps like the youtube sites and flash games) will work fine over wifi.

      The cloud related functions do not work outside of the USA yet - but you can load music/apps etc from your local PC., There is no access to the amazon app/video/music stores for non us customers.
      You can however download android apps and sideload them onto the device. You can load your own mp3 music files onto the fire, and you can use third party services like lovefilm to watch films on the fire (although apparently oddly amazon will allow you to view trailers, but not full movies via amazon).

  36. QUESTION:
    nokia E5o?
    nokia N91i?
    can anyone give me information on the walkman phone nokia N91i??? pl. i want to buy it.

    • ANSWER:
      Key Features

      3.2 megapixels camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and 3x optical zoom
      Create slideshows from your favorite pictures
      Record up to 90 mins of video with expandable memory up to
      2 GB*
      Edit your videos with the Adobe Premiere Elements
      Upload and share your pictures and videos with mobile blogging
      Play your music and movies wirelessly on compatible electronic devices

      Full Specifications

      Operating Frequency
      EGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
      RM-156 (Dual-mode) WCDMA 2100 MHz

      Dimensions
      Volume: 115.6 cc
      Weight: 163 g
      Length: 108 mm
      Width: 58 mm
      Thickness (max): 25 mm

      Display
      Main display: 16.7 million true colors, 240 x 320 pixels
      Sub-display: 128 x 36 pixels

      User Interface
      S60 user interface 3rd Edition

      Imaging
      3.2 megapixels camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 2048 x 1536 image resolution; with 3x optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom
      Image editing

      Video
      Video resolutions: up to VGA (640x480) at 30 fps
      3x optical zoom, up to 8x digital zoom
      45 mins of video capture time (1GB)
      Video call and video sharing
      Video editing

      Multimedia
      Integrated FM radio
      Integrated music player for MP3/AAC/M4A/eAAC+/AAC+ formats
      RealPlayer Media Player
      Download and play multimedia files (video and music)
      Stream media files from compatible media portals
      Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed, or recorded video clips in larger size
      Played formats (decoding): .3gp and .mp4 file formats, MPEG-4 video, H.263 video and AMR audio, RealMedia (Real Video and Real Audio), MP3, and AAC

      Memory Functions
      Up to 50 MB built-in memory
      Options to expand up to 2 GB with miniSD card

      Messaging
      Email
      MMS
      Picture messaging

      Ringing Tones
      Supported file formats: MP3, True Tones, 64-chord/voice polyphonic ringing tones

      Connectivity
      Pop-Port™ interface with USB2.0 and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
      Infrared (IR)
      WLAN (IEEE802.11 standard, g/b compliant) with Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support (RM-156 only)
      WLAN wizard
      Bluetooth 2.0

      Browsing
      WAP* 2.0 xHTML/HTML multimode browser

      Data Transfer
      EDGE*: Class B
      GPRS: Class B
      WCDMA 2100 with simultaneous voice and packet data
      Dual transfer mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks

      Push to talk over Cellular (PoC)*
      Push to talk

      Voice Features
      Voice recorder

      Personal Information Management (PIM)
      Advanced Series 60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list, and PIM printing
      Calculator

      Package Contents
      Nokia N93i phone
      Nokia Battery BL-5F
      Nokia Travel Charger AC-4
      Nokia Headset HS-23
      Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-53
      User Guide
      Nokia Video-out Connectivity Cable CA-64U
      Nokia miniSD Card 1GB MU-24
      Nokia Soft Pouch CP-83
      Nokia Wrist Strap CP-130
      Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 PC Software

      Power Management

      Battery Talk time* Standby time*
      Battery BL-5F Up to 3.9 hrs Up to 11.8 days

  37. QUESTION:
    Is the Nook Color for me?
    My mum put the Nook color on layaway at Walmart. Should I switch? The Kindle Fire is supposed to come out like November 15th but with the comparisons to the ipad for only 0 I'm afraid they will be sold out. Also with it being a new product it may not be all it is said to be. I am a 14 year old girl and I'm always on Facebook. I have a laptop but when I'm away I want to be entertained with the Nook Color do that even if I'm not reading a book. And does Barnes and Noble have a Facebook app to get on Facebook with? And can you easily browse the web on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Mackenzie, current Nook Color for half the price of iPad will give you all that you need from a tablet - portability, apps, music, video, Flash support and a great screen. Even though Nook Color has LCD touchscreen, it's a new generation screen which is anti-glare coated and thus it better performs in sunlight producing less glare while reading on iPad in painful. The screen is amazing and readable/viewable at wide angles. Nook Color is more than e-Reader as you can also watch video and use Android applications on it. It's a hybrid device, much more than just an e-Reader but not a full tablet as it doesn't have a camera. Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, etc.) and hundreds of other apps are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends. When you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi. Nooks have USB port and microSD card slot. Nook store has over 2 million of paid books and about the same number of free public domain books.

      According to recently appeared leaks on the Internet, Nook Color 2 will be released by Barnes & Noble on November 7, and this device sure leaves Kindle Fire in the dust.
      Leaked specs include:
      - dial-core 1.2 Ghz processor vs. 1.0 Ghz of Kindle Fire
      - 1.0 GB of RAM vs. 512 MB of Kindle Fire
      - 16 GB capacity for apps, videos, photos, ebooks vs. 8 GB of Kindle Fire
      - microSD slot to expand capacity even further by another 32 GB vs. no expandable capacity of Kindle Fire
      - 1024 x 800 IPS HD display vs. 1024 x 600 of Kindle Fire
      - 14.1 oz weight vs. 14.6 oz of Kindle Fire
      - Netflix and Hulu Plus for millions of movies streaming built-in vs. 13,000 movies in Amazon store that allows no Netflix and Hulu.

      Before you think of getting a Kindle Fire, here's some limitations of it that you need to consider:
      - Kindle Fire doesn't have microSD slot that, for example, Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Kindles are made to make sure you're tied up to Amazon's storage on the web (for which you need Wi-Fi connection to get to) and you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files. Quoting Amazon on Kindle Fire: "Free cloud storage for all Amazon content". Get it, Amazon content?
      - The stats of how long the battery can last (Kindle Fire theory is 7.5 hours) are taken with Wi-Fi off. It will last only about 3 hours if you use it to access content from their Cloud storage over Wi-Fi.
      - Amazon can spy on your web activity through their new cloud-integrated web browser of Kindle Fire.
      – lack of microSD slot means that if you decide to root your Kindle Fire, you’ll have to root the actual device thus there will be no coming back. On Nook Color, you can make it boot from a “rooted” microSD card and if you want to get back to the original Nook you can just take out the card and reboot.
      - Kindle doesn't support eBooks in ePub format that is the most used format in the world.
      - Kindle app store contains only Amazon approved apps and it does not include (and will not include) Netflix app that iPad has and Nook Color is getting thus again you're stuck with Amazon content only.
      - Amazon confirmed that you cannot download/stream anything to Kindle Fire when traveling outside US.
      - Amazon says it will review every app in its Appstore for Fire compatibility, as part of an automated process. Rejected apps will include those that rely on a gyroscope, camera, WAN module, Bluetooth, microphone, GPS, or micro SD. Apps are also forbidden from using Google's Mobile Services (and in-app billing), which, if included, will have to be "gracefully" removed. In terms of actual content, Amazon has outlawed all apps that change the tablet's UI in any way (including theme- or wallpaper-based tools), as well as any that demand root access.
      - I'd recommend waiting for Nook Color 2 that is rumored to be released by Barnes & Noble shortly.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are your opinions on the 250 GB xbox 360?
    How long would a 250 gig Xbox 360 last? Like, how many years. Should I go for a Ps3? Please provide reasons for either console, but don't write ''OmG U hAvE 2 pAy 4 OnLiNe On ThE xBoX 360 So U sHuD gEt A pS3!!!one11!'' I am willing to pay for online because, when you think about a year isn't bad at ALL. So please provide reasons and your opinion. Thanks in advance! It's an easy 20 points.

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion, My first choice would be PS3 because of the free online capability, decent browser, great value for money, blu-ray and better graphics while the Xbox 360 eventhough i will pay for online, excellent online service, packed with features, Strong 3rd party game support, and good exclusive franchises, Comfortable controller, FULL Achievement support, Custom soundtracks for ALL games, FULL game installs, and the best part is better gameplay. Here are additional information that i know about the two console.

      BestSelling PS3 Console Set:
      http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-160-GB/dp/B003VUO6H4/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1285325717&sr=1-2&tag=blwos-20

      BestSelling XBox 360 Console Bundle:
      http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-250GB-Reach-Console-Bundle/dp/B003O6EETU/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1285325717&sr=1-1&tag=blwos-20

      Playstation 3 is designed for users who can play games in high definition using Blu-ray disc, connect to the Playstation Network for free online gaming with friends, download demos, trailers and games from the Playstation store, store music, video and photos, and browse the internet as you would on your PC.

      PlayStation 3 is not only a video game console, but also designed to be a digital entertainment device or home-entertainment computer. It features in its special CPU called the Cell Processor, which can be updated for different performance needs! Besides, it incoporates marvelous memory capabilities which enable you to play games and watch movies at the same time. With PS3, you may enjoy a luxurious visual-dinner for its support of high-definition. Another benefit is that does not require to pay "double fees" to play online games and download videos.

      Here is a very good comment from an actual player of PS3:
      http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RRROXYUWTDWN/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003VUO6H4&nodeID=&linkCode=&tag=blwos-20

      Some of the most popular PS3 games are:
      Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , Red Dead Redemption, God of War III, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Demon's Souls, Bioshock 2, Assassin's Creed II, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 etc.

      While the Xbox 360 is a total media center that allows users to play, network, rip, stream and download all types of media, including high-definition movies, music, digital pictures and game content.

      The Xbox 360 can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button.

      See here for a very good article from an actual owner, see how he says about XBox 360:
      http://www.amazon.com/review/R3A70CW7HLSGIU/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003O6JJKY&nodeID=&linkCode=&tag=blwos-20

      The Xbox 360 is available in three standard variants; the "Xbox 360 Arcade", the "Xbox 360 Premium", and the "Xbox 360 Elite". There is also the latest Xbox 360 Slim, is just the same with the great Xbox 360 experience with added features like a new sleek smaller form factor case and controller with matching color scheme, 250 GB internal hard drive. This enormous hard drive gives you more than enough room to install all your games and download endless content from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant.

      Some of the most top Xbox360 games are:
      Halo Reach, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, Half Life 2: The Orange Box, Gears of War 2, Shadow Complex, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil 5, Left 4 Dead 2, Devil May Cry 4, etc.

  39. QUESTION:
    Should I get the Sony Mylo 2 or Archos 5?
    Im 15 and i do alot of chatting. Like emailling and stuff too. I checked the archos website and they make it look amazing. with the bigger screen better quality. But then the mylo 2 has more that i want like the keyboard and the camera. Which one should i get?

    http://shop2.frys.com/product/5503820?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/index.html?country=global&lang=en

    • ANSWER:
      Browsing is fine on the sony mylo, depends on router and internet speed, youtube is great.

      Between the Sony Mylo2 and Archos comes down to features really.

      Their are a couple things Archos 5 has that sony doesn't (for the difference in price you have to know their are extras) its a 7 inch(I think), has opera browser supports flash 9 , gps ready, up to 60gb hard drive, and hook ups to tv which is cool in a old fashion way since you probably won't use it so much as there are sites on the web where you can stream episodes live and movies being in digital download form doesn't need a tv anymore but none the less cool feature that can't be taken for granted also full touch screen including keyboard.

      Now I have a Sony Mylo 2 and it has flaws but at 0 its a different tool. It has a flashlite browser (adobe) funny enough it doesn't support some flash 9 applications but youtube works, has a qwerty keyboard which similar to touch screen rely on tapping with 1 or 2 fingers which is slower then you would a regular keyboard. The one thing sony has on the device is it doesn't rely on internal memory and if you are a sony fan well this is for you then because the sony mylo only comes with 1gb internal but don't let it fool you because it can take up to a 16gb memory stick which if you have other devices such as a cybershot you won't get stuck with the 1.3mp camera (its ok not great) you can use up to a 7mp cybershot and place it in the mylo to send, Also the sony webbie hd records mp4 which I wonder if mylo supports playback if so very good. Before I said if you are a sony fan, great thing about memory stick duo is that you can place it in most sony products (also if you have the slot) no need to usb which is great, worst feeling in the world is moving a electronic device from a computer and seeing some memory gone because on windows you didn't safely remove and stop the items use before disconnecting. Also you can drop and drag digital files easier with the mylo.

      Let down is just like all portable devices these devices may resort to having to use a mobile sites (more so on the sony then archos because of the browser opera is a fully used web browser its better on archos as flashlite (adobe portable) on sony is limited hopefully firmware updates will fix some issues). One thing I can't figure out is on the archos site it says movies and music for video but wifi drains batteries faster so how long can you say on the web with a 7inch highres screen. Sony Mylo is more portable.

      The 1.3mp is great to be on the sony mylo the photos are of ok quality, it records video which I find to be smoother and more use then stills.

      Best tip to think about is going for a cellphone especially if you are willing to spend 9, save some more money get a smart phone, iphone, blackberry, whatever and get the 3g network plan so you can use the internet from anywhere. For that much money you can also get a nice laptop these days even a netbook.


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