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I made a big deal about the HP TouchPad just a couple months back and even dropped a few reviews here at the Average Guy (http://theaverageguy.tv/category/hometech/hp-touchpad/). But as most of us know by now, HP decided to get out of the table business (later reversed) sold them for $99/$149, quickly sold out and we thought we would never see them again, right? WRONG!
I first saw this at Best Buy, and today I saw the same thing at CompUSA.com. They are back at $149, but with a catch! (click the graphic to see the deal)
HP TouchPad FB356UT Tablet – WebOS 3.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core APQ8060 1.2GHz, 1GB Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, 9.7" XGA Capacitive Touch, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Ok…so it’s not $99 and you have to buy an HP Laptop or Desktop to get the $150 rebate, but if you were doing that anyway, would you pull the trigger on this?
Good luck and happy hunting!
#47 The Home Tech Podcast: Skype, iPhone vs Android, Drobo Server, Android ROM’s and Photo Imaging Software
Jim and Andrew and Christian are joined by Mike Howard from Jpeg2RAW for this week’s installment of the Home Tech Podcast.
The guys start off with some Skype chat, relating to the aggressive update cycle since Microsoft acquired Skype, and draw some comparisons to the Group Chat feature within Google Plus, as well as talking about the Facebook and Skype integration.
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Jim tells us that his wife is buying a new iPhone 4S, and the merits of iPhone vs Android vs Blackberry devices, and discuss the recent Blackberry Outage, and if the advancements in iPhone and Android could be the writing on the wall for Blackberry.
Jim talks about his new server wish list – a small form-factor PC to connect to a Drobo – check out the discussion over in our Facebook group.
After some chat about the benefit of purchasing a decent quality headset if you are getting into podcasting, the guys kick the show off.
Jim tells us about a letter received from Cox Communication after he and his family exceeded their expected data usage in a month by 150GB, from a family member catching up on TV episodes via Netflix streaming – a bit of a reminder to those who are on excess charge Internet plans, that this would have been a super-expensive exercise had Jim had to pay for extra GB downloaded. The guys discuss the various Internet plans they use, and the value of bundling Internet and video services.
Hot on the heels of last weeks’ talk about the PC control software Input Director, the guys talk about the software release from the Microsoft Garage, Mouse Without Borders. Check out the video from The Garage on from when Mouse Without Borders was released.
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This week we stray a bit from the usual tech talk with a couple of discussions: how we get our news, and one in particular – the current state of writing skills.
As Jim and Mike are both involved in hiring new personnel at their respective companies, they see a number of resumes. However, their actual interview processes vary a good deal from each other. Mike takes the more traditional approach by first reviewing the resume, which had better be well-written or it hits the trash can. Jim’s company, on the other hand, begins by having the applicants take an online test and gets around to the resume later in the process. It’s interesting to hear each perspective, and yet each way seems to work well.
#41 The Home Tech Podcast: HP and Apple in the news, Cloud Services, and Hybrid Memory Cube Technologies
Don’t be confused at first that the show is an update from the Weather Channel or the “Natural Disasters Podcast”, as the guys talk about the bad weather that has been hitting the US in the past couple of months; this IS the Home Tech Podcast, and this week we’re discussing the news.
The guys start off talking about the impossible task of trying to locate an HP TouchPad following the news last week to discontinue the now very popular WebOS tablet device, with most retail outlets around the world selling out of their stock within hours, with the closest thing to a global buying frenzy following the price drop last week, with the prices dropping to $99 for the 16GB model, and $149 for the 32GB.
If you were lucky enough to get yourself a TouchPad, be sure to check out Jim’s 28 Day Experiment over at TheAverageGuy website, where you get get yourself some handy tips for maximizing the performance of the device.