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Hands on with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite

Backlight screen and faster performance are a couple of perks of this new e-reader. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Galaxy Note 2: Phone, tablet or both?

It’s hard to classify what Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is because it generally requires two hands to use and has a 5.5-inch display. But it fits in a front pants pocket and makes voice calls. Here’s our first look! Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Video hands-on with Google’s new $249 Chromebook

Google’s newest Chromebook, made by Samsung, only costs $ 249 and offers the same general performance of ChromeOS is a smaller, lighter package. How’d they do it? This model uses the same chip type that powers smartphones and tablets. Take a look at my hands-on thoughts. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Hands on with Microsoft’s sexy Surface RT

Along with Windows 8, Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is here. The slate uses chips that typically power smartphones but Windows runs quite well on it and the hardware is extremely well made and — dare I say it — sexy? See for yourself in this early look. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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iPad mini: Big experience in a small package

Apple’s iPad mini is here, but does it offer a big experience in a small package or is this just a useless device for many? I like the form factor and it turns out that the lower resolution display isn’t all that bad! Reuters Video: GigaOM

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For $199, is Acer’s C7 Chromebook worth it?

Google surprised many with the launch of a $ 199 Chromebook this week. So what’s the Acer C7 like? Overall the quality and performance is better than I expected for the price and it even has a 320 GB hard drive for those who want local storage. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Moo’s NFC business card: The last one you may ever need

Tired of carrying hundreds of business cards? What you only needed to carry one? That’s the idea behind this Moo card with embedded NFC tag inside it. You just tap it to a phone with NFC-capabilities and it share just about any information you want. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Getting started with NFC on the phone and in the home

Don’t think that wireless NFC tags are just for mobile payments. You can do practically anything with them if you know how to program them with small bits of data. Some free apps make this easy and I’m already on the NFC bandwagon at home. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Can the Brydge turn your iPad into a laptop?

That’s the premise behind Brydge, a Kickstarter project that I backed months ago. I opted to add Bluetooth speakers to my Brydge; take a look at how this setup works. Reuters Video: GigaOM

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Which Zagg keyboard is right for your iPad mini?

I tested both of Zagg’s iPad mini keyboard cases and either is a nice accessory. There’s a difference in typing, however, due to the two sizes. That means you’ll have to figure out if you value portability or a better typing experience when choosing. Reuters Video: GigaOM