Videos

Two Minute Video: Off We Go to the Consumer Electronics Show

The annual Consumer Electronics Show officially opens its doors tomorrow morning, but the hoopla is already in full swing. Allie and I are on our way out to Vegas to cover the show, but here’s a quick overview of how everything works and what we expect to see from all the vendors this year (hint: starts with “T” and ends with …

Two Minute Video: Google’s Web-only Notebook, the Cr-48

Google’s web-only Chrome OS (operating system) will hit the consumer market next year, with several major manufacturers selling inexpensive notebooks that boot directly into a web browser–no desktop, no “Start Menu,” no “Dock,” just the web.

Until consumer products become available, Google has loaded Chrome OS onto a prototype …

Two Minute Video: Testing a Fireproof, Waterproof Hard Drive

The $250 ioSafe SoloPRO external hard drive promises protection against fire up to 1,550 degrees and water up to 10 feet deep. The internal hard drive is a standard one-terabyte desktop drive and the external enclosure connects via eSATA or USB 3.0.

In the event of a catastrophe, the company will either walk you through extracting the …

Two Minute Video: Samsung Netbook Tops 10-inchers

Buying a netbook is a tricky proposition. By nature, netbooks are fraught with tradeoffs and shortcomings in order to offset low price points and portability. Samsung’s 10-inch NF310 netbook gets a whole lot right without suffering from too many drawbacks.

While most 10-inch netbooks sport cramped 1024×600 resolution screens, the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Review: Best 7-inch Tablet, But It’s Pricey

Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab Android tablet is not an iPad killer. Nothing needs to die, as far as gadgets are concerned, and the iPad and Galaxy Tab aren’t really even in the same category.

The Galaxy Tab is a very portable tablet, which is one of its selling points over the iPad. If you’re dead set on having it with you at all …

Two Minute Video: Windows Phone 7 Tips and Tricks

Here’s a quick look at some tricks you can do with your new Windows Phone 7 device. Aside from the tips contained in the above video, check these ones out as well for some additional functionality.

Quickly delete multiple e-mails

Tap the left-hand edge of any message in your inbox to expose checkboxes next to all your messages. Check …

Two Minute Video: Quick and Easy Tricks for Using Twitter on Your Phone

This whole Twitter thing might… just… catch… on. Did you know you can handle a lot of Twitter functions simply by sending text messages?

It’s a great way to quickly update your status, send messages to other users, and pull up stats without waiting for a big graphics- and data-intensive app to load on your phone. Here’s a look …

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