Google’s Nexus 7: Finally, an Android tablet worth owning (review)

The Nexus 7 isn’t a revolutionary tablet, but it’s certainly an evolutionary one: a device that builds on the mistakes and successes of Android tablets thus far. It’s the first to crawl out of the ocean of terrible Android slates, and on the way it’s crushed the slower and weaker Kindle Fire (which was oh-so-close). Call it natural tablet selection.

Dylan’s Desk: Microsoft vs. the octopus

A recent viral story about an octopus taking a joyride on a dolphin struck me as the perfect capsule review of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet. Somehow, a cephalopod attached itself to a dolphin’s nether parts — right on its genital slit, uncomfortably enough — and the dolphin was leaping vigorously into the air in an effort to dislodge the unwelcome embrace.

Why Windows 8 could be the next Vista

Thinking about Windows 8 fills me with a strong sense of unease. Whether it’s the thought of using the OS on my desktop on a daily basis or the coming backlash by consumers when the OS lands, it distresses me on more levels than it should. Windows 8 could very well be the next Vista.

Has adaptive design failed? Of course not

Yesterday morning I read Peter Yared’s provocative article, ‘What’s next for mobile now that adaptive design has failed?’ which is based entirely on the misassumption that mobile users don’t scroll. If that were true, the reasoning might be valid, but it’s not. It’s utter nonsense.