* Posts by Bart Tyszka

13 posts • joined 17 Mar 2009

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review

Bart Tyszka

"There's room for improvement, for sure..."

On a tech site you can't leave a comment in the air such as the one above without backing it up.

What are the deficiencies of the Nook GlowLight?

Specifically, it would be useful to know how it compares with it's competitors: Kindle Paperwhite and Kobo Glo.

As the Kindle Paperwhite will not be released in the UK until next year (spring?), the Kobo Glo is the main UK competitor.

Other than the Glo having better resolution and the Glowlight having physical buttons, how do they compare?

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Ten apps to install on your Nexus 7 first

Bart Tyszka
Happy

Good selection but there's another- N7 player

My preferred music player - browse by cover art.

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Will Android, HTML5 tempt tabloid tablet tyrant Rupert Murdoch?

Bart Tyszka

Though they have potential to greatly increase their income if they go the risky way of the NYT:

" As of January 2012 it is the second most popular UK newspaper website, behind the Daily Mail's Mail Online, with a daily average of 2,937,070 browsers to the Mail's 4,838,140,[108] and in April 2011 MediaWeek reported that it is the fifth most popular newspaper site in the world." Wikipedia

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Microsoft takes on tablets with keyboard-equipped Surface

Bart Tyszka
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Battery Life

Not sure if anyones mentioned this, but the goodereader blog says:

RT - 31.5 hrs

Pto - 42 hrs.

A mis-print? Mis-estimation by an order of magnitude?

If not then I'm getting one when it (never) comes out, just like that revolutionary touchscreen table thingo they teased us with a few years ago.

http://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-slates/new-surface-tablet-from-microsoft-revealed/

If it is that long it'll kill the ipad.

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2011's Best... E-book Readers

Bart Tyszka

Fair enough, though it was released on the 22nd of November.

Hope you can review it soon - before xmas?

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Kindle - "one of the best 6in e-ink screens around"?

Not according to toms hardware and a few posts I've seen on ereader forums:

"We called up E Ink Corporation to ask if this was a batch-related issue, and was told that this is most likely due to Amazon choosing a particular grade of display panels. So, while the new Kindle comes at a lower price, the company is probably cutting its costs as well by using a slightly cheaper display."

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/kindle-e-book-reader,3040-3.html

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Bookeen Odyssey

Number one on the list, the Bookeen CyBook Orizon is an old model - the latest touchscreen model from Bookeen was released last month.

I was hoping for a review from El Reg (as it's supposed to have the fastest e-ink refresh rate), but that's not going to happen... you don't even appear to know it exists.

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WHSmith Kobo Touch wireless e-book reader

Bart Tyszka

Wait for the Bookeen Odyssey

It's French and coming out in the next week or so.

The e-ink display is supposed to have a refresh rate fast enough to use it as a B&W tablet.

Have a look at the vids out there.

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Google 'personalizes' one in five searches

Bart Tyszka

scroogle

...is great.

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startpage

Looks OK (dorky name, though). It uses ixquick to run the machinery, which doesn't seem to be a bad search engine.

However, the ads before and after the results on the first page, and prior to the results on each succeeding page are just too irritating.

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Firefox 3.6 goes live and final

Bart Tyszka

RE: Why don't I use Opera

There's no need to CTRL-CLICK to open a link in a new window...

just press the middle mouse button.

Easier, and you don't have to lift a hand to the keyboad.

Back to Opera, now?

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Opera Software reinvents complete irrelevance

Bart Tyszka

Neutrality

Have to agree with a few of the other viewers as to the authors (and the Reg's) bias against Opera. IMHO it's the sleekest, most innovative browser, and what's wrong with providing a little more power to the people, in a form that is easily accessible and practical to set up?

Opera seems to be a whipping boy on El Reg.

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Google inspires behavioral ad-zapping Firefox add-on

Bart Tyszka

Anonymous Google search

This has probably been posted before:

For anyone who decries googles tactics and wants to boycott their search engine but cannot find a suitable alternative, have a look at scroogle

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

It uses googles search engine but provides results with no ads, uses no cookies, no search-term records and access logs are deleted within 48 hours.

Good stuff (and it's free).

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