Doug Aamoth

Aamoth handles tech-related news, reviews, how-to's and videos as an editor at TIME. He lives in Boston and has spent around 20 years in the tech industry.

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Ask Techland: Kindle or Nook?

Have a question for Techland? Send an e-mail to tips at techland dot com and we’ll do our best to answer it.

Ah, the old Kindle versus Nook debate. Which one’s right for you? Let’s find out in a spec-by-spec showdown. This information is accurate as of 8/25/10.

Price

The Wi-Fi-only version of the Kindle costs $139; the Nook …

Samsung Teases ‘Galaxy Tab’ Android Tablet Promo Video

It’s pretty much official now. We’ve gotten word direct from Samsung that it’ll be unveiling the 7-inch “Galaxy Tab” Android Tablet on September 2nd.

The YouTube video above briefly either showcases or mentions the following:

- Swype keyboard input

- Android 2.2

- Augmented reality

- Video calling

- Rear facing …

Is Apple Planning Touchscreen iMacs and MacBooks?

Apple filed a patent back in January outlining an all-in-one iMac that would function as a standard mouse-and-keyboard computer when the screen was positioned at an upright angle and, when tilted toward the user, would turn into a touchscreen computer running in “a low-resolution input mode, such as a touch-based interface.”

In …

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

I just spilled my coffee all over my desk, so Monday is officially underway. I’m going to throw my tantrum and—oh great, no paper towels—I’ll be back later. Here are some handpicked gadget deals for your edification. The theme of the day appears to be “displays,” as there are some pretty good bargains on big plasma TVs and computer …

ViewSonic to Sell 10-inch Hybrid Android/Windows Tablet

Be still, my beating heart. ViewSonic will be showing off a 10-inch “ViewPad” tablet with an Intel processor next week that dual boots into both Android and a Microsoft-based operating system. It’s unclear whether the Microsoft part of the equation will be a full version of Windows 7 or the scaled back Windows Embedded Compact 7, which …

Ten Quick Impressions of Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G

Sprint’s latest 4G-enabled phone, the Samsung Epic, landed on my doorstep today. I’ll be putting it through its paces for an upcoming review, but here are some initial first impressions. Also, if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to check out for the review, let me know in the comments section.

1. It’s not as big as I …

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

You people in this bracket get …

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