Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

SlingCatchers and snapdragons

the abstract fairground
Originally uploaded by marypcb.
This week, I have been most writing: I seem to have my productivity groove back and am already well into the next piece, but Tom's Guide have also been doing a fast turnaround on publishing (pace a new CMS which has a funny attitude to spaces between words).

I took this charmingly abstract photo while I was working on my review of the new SlingCatcher, which takes video slung by a Slingbox and catches it, on another TV. Also, if we didn't have a big-screen PC next to the TV if would be my favourite new way to watch online videos.

And Qualcomm wants you to know that they're behind a lot of this year's almost cool devices (G1, Storm, Xperia) and for next year they have manufacturers lined up for something rather different. With Intel plugging away at Atom and Moorestown and Qualcomm adding dual-core to Snapdragon, look for lots of interesting devices that might or might not count as PCs. The Snapdragon tablet is the perfect form factor for me, but as frequent readers will know, I remain dubious about consumer desktop Linux (even the shiny Apple one) - so obviously, I want one of these running Windows 7! Take a look and tell me why I'm wrong...

I know the pieces don't have my name on yet; the new publishing system is being Tweaked to fix this ;-)
Tags: articles, smartphone, tablet, technology, tom's hardware, writing

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