East All-Star Team
L. James, A. Iverson, K. Garnett, D. Howard, D. Wade
R. Rondo, J. Johnson, C. Bosh, P. Pierce, G. Wallace, D. Rose, A. Horford
West All-Star Team
K. Bryant, S. Nash, A. Stoudemire, C. Anthony, T. Duncan
D. Nowitzki, K. Durant, B. Roy, C. Paul, D. Williams, P. Gasol, Z. Randolph
My god, am I underwhelmed by the iPad. This is as inessential a product as I’ve ever seen, but beyond that, it has some absolutely backbreaking failures that will make me judge anyone who buys one.
Big, Ugly Bezel
Have you seen the bezel on this thing?! It’s huge! I know you don’t want to accidentally input a command when your thumb is holding it, but come on.
This is a backbreaker. If this is supposed to be a replacement for netbooks, how can it possibly not have multitasking? Are you saying I can’t listen to Pandora while writing a document? I can’t have my Twitter app open at the same time as my browser? I can’t have AIM open at the same time as my email? Are you kidding me? This alone guarantees that I will not buy this product.
No front facing camera is one thing. But no back facing camera either? Why the hell not? I can’t imagine what the downside was for including at least one camera. Could this thing not handle video iChat?
So much for Apple revolutionizing tablet inputs; this is the same big, ugly touchscreen keyboard we’ve seen on other tablets, and unless you’re lying on the couch with your knees propping it up, it’ll be awkward to use.
No HDMI/HD Video Out
Want to watch those nice HD videos you downloaded from iTunes on your TV? Too damned bad! If you were truly loyal, you’d just buy an AppleTV already.
No Flash is annoying but not a dealbreaker on the iPhone and iPod Touch. On something that’s supposed to be closer to a netbook or laptop? It will leave huge, gaping holes in websites. I hope you don’t care about streaming video! God knows not many casual internet users do. Oh wait, nevermind, they all do.
Adapters, Adapters, Adapters
So much for those smooth lines. If you want to plug anything into this, such as a digital camera, you need all sorts of ugly adapters. You need an adapter for USB for god’s sake.
Apple just announced it’s much anticipated iPad. It has a 1024 x 768 multitouch screen the measures in at 9.7 inches (diagonal), .5 of an inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds. It’s powered by a 1GHz Apple A4 chip, and has 16GB to 64GB of flash storage. It comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a 30-pin connector, a speaker, a microphone, an accelerometer and a compass.
It pretty much does EVERYTHING the iPhone/iPod touch does + the new e-book reader.
Here are some of the accessories.
3G is with AT&T, and costs either $15 a month for 250MB of data, or $30 for unlimited data. With the plan, you get access to AT&T’s Wi-Fi hotspots. No contract.
• $499: 16GB
• $599: 32GB
• $699: 64GB
• $629: 16GB
• $729: 32GB
• $829: 64GB
The new iBook app:
It’ll ship in about 60 days. Getting one?
Pictures from Engadet.
Lebron & the Cavs went into L.A. on Christmas and SMASHED Kobe & the LAkers, 102 - 87. That score alone ALMOST ruined my holiday. Good thing I was a cruise ship leaving Turks & Caicos. :o)
Tonight (Jan. 21, 2010) is the rematch in Cleveland. Here are a few things you should look out for:
- A new Nike Puppets commercial.
- A focused LAkers team with revenge on their minds.
He is 19 points away from reaching 25,000 for his career. The ONLY way I see Kobe not getting 19 points, is if he chooses to “differ” to his teammates tonight so he can get it in Madison Square Garden vs. the Knicks. You know Kobe LOVES playing there. BUT, I think doing it vs. Lebron will be good enough for him. We will see at 8:00pm EST on TNT. Tune in. ;-)
True - on January 18th, 2010 @OMGFacts tweeted the latest in its series of unverifiable and unsubstantiated rumors (not surprising); in an attempt to come up with a topical “fact” for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday @OMGFacts tweeted the following:
And with that tactless claim, @OMGFacts founder @AdorianDeck began catching a lot of heat (to put it lightly). The twittersphere revolted, eventually the offending tweet was deleted, and several hours later, the entire account was gone with only this note from it’s creator:
@AdorianDeck Deleted it. Only cared about #s and $ recently. Greed. Stopped thinking about things, I’ll just say…I’ve learned so much. No regrets.
And there it is, the end; unfortunately (fortunately?) it was this distasteful tweet (regardless of the veracity) that brought the 302,788 followers to revolt against the 1,142 mostly-false facts that had been tweeted since September 27, 2009 rather than the other 1,141 mostly-false, unverifiable, unsubstantiated claims posing as facts. If anything, OMGFact(s)Check suddenly has some free time, and the rest of you will have a little less mindless retweeted drek filling your inboxes. It was fun while it lasted, so long and thanks for all the fish.
source: I was there, man!