Chromecast vs. Samsung Motion Plus Feature – Soap Opera Effect

I was using Netflix on my Chromecast last night, specifically the one attached to the Samsung 55” HDTV in the family room. I played the second-to-last episode of Weeds (I cancelled Showtime before finishing the final season), and noticed some serious soap-opera effect (the “too real” look that motion interpolation gives TV images). I knew […]

Samsung ATIV Q Web Site – “Launching Soon” (Updated)

As you know if you’ve been following this blog for the last few weeks, I have a thing for the Samsung ATIV Q. I’ve gone back and forth between whether it will work for me given the apparent limit of 4GB of RAM, and Samsung has been quite hush-hush regarding final specifications, pricing, and launch […]

Samsung ATIV Q: Is 4GB of RAM Enough? (Updated)

Update: I’ve been running a little experiment where I’ve configured a Windows 8 virtual machine (in Parallels on my MacBook Air) with 2GB of RAM, 256MB of video RAM, and a single processor core. I’ve been running this VM as my exclusive notebook for over a week now, and frankly I’ve had no problems whatsoever […]

Samsung ATIV Q: Seriously? (Updated)

Update: Okay, this post is a bit of a mess. I committed a cardinal sign of blogging: I knee-jerked some information and jumped to some conclusions. The biggest one is that the ATIV Q doesn’t run Android at full resolution. Apparently, that might be false: it seems that Android runs at the same resolution as […]

Nexus 10 Tablets Showing Up at Walmart

If you’d rather buy a Nexus 10 locally as opposed to the Google Play store, then your only option today is Walmart. And even then, there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to which Walmarts have them and how many they’re stocking (most seem to have two on hand). I called all of […]

Android Tablets: Size Matters – 10.1” vs. 7”

With Google set to announce the Nexus tablet at next week’s Google I/O, a good many people will be chomping at the bit to scoop up what’s likely to be a $199 device (or less). Of course, the Nexus is expected to be a 7” device and to lack some of the capabilities of more […]

Brief Review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

I’ve been trying out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which is a very nicely priced Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet at $249. I recently returned the Transformer Prime to ASUS* due to a number of issues that I simply couldn’t resolve, and I was hoping that the GT2 would serve as a low-cost way […]