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Magnavox Odyssey
2013-04-27 08:11:36

The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video console produced in the world. It was manufactured by Magnavox and released in August 1972. The unit was discontinued in 1975 with a total of 330,000 systems sold. Its successor was the Magnavox Odyssey 2. A working prototype of the console was finished in 1968, known as the brown box. This prototype is displayed at the Smithsonian...

Toshiba Thrive
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Toshiba Thrive is a tablet computer released by Toshiba on July 10, 2011 in the 10.1-inch model and in December 2011, in the 7-inch model. It uses the AT&T 4G network with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Toshiba released an upgrade for the Thrive, but it caused instability in the device, so as of December 2012, Toshiba only uses version 3.2.1. The successor to the Thrive is the...

Kobo Arc
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Arc is a tablet computer produced and released by Kobo Inc. in November, 2012. It has a 7-inch screen and uses Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It is the second model produced by Kobo, the first was the Kobo Vox. It comes in black or white with Wi-Fi, a micro USB port, a headphone jack, and dual speakers. It has a dual core CPU, 1 GB Ram, and 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage....

Acer Iconia Tab
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Acer Iconia Tab is the first production of a tablet computer by Acer. It was presented on November 23, 2010. There are twelve models currently available. Iconia Smart is a 4.8-inch smartphone tablet hybrid and the models with a seven inch display are the A100, A110, and the B1, (the latest model). The models with a 10.1-inch display are the A200, A210, A500, A510, and the A700; all A...

Sony Tablet S
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Sony Tablet S is manufactured by Sony and released on September 16, 2011 as Sony’s first tablet. It uses Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 OS, with a dual core CPU. It has a 9.4-inch multi-touch display, a front and rear camera, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. It has a unique tapering design enabling it to have stability as well as ease of grip. It has 1 GB RAM with either 16 or 32 GB...

BlackBerry PlayBook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet computer released on April 19, 2011 by BlackBerry. It is the first device to use the BlackBerry Tablet operating system (OS) and runs Adobe AIR applications. A merger with the existing BlackBerry OS created a new operating system: the BlackBerry 10. On February 21, 2012, the PlayBook was updated to be compatible with Android OS applications that could be...

HTC Flyer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The HTC Flyer or HTC EVO View 4G is a tablet computer released in May 2011 by the HTC Corporation. It is powered by Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). Later in 2011, the Android 3.2.1 version was released and the Flyer can be now updated to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 by the use of custom ROM’s. A Wi-Fi version was released on May 22, 2011, but was discontinued in December 2011. It has an optional...

HP Compaq TC1100
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Hp Compaq TC1100 is a tablet PC manufactured by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the successor to the TC1000. This unit was discontinued at the end of 2005, and replaced by the TX1100US and TX1200US. The display of the TC1100 is a 10.4-inch LCD touchscreen. It has a detachable keyboard which can also be used like a lap top or it can be folded over and rested against the back of the tablet. It...

Compaq TC1000
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Compaq TC1000 is tablet computer produced by Compaq late 2002, early 2003, before the company was bought by Hewlett Packard (HP). The TC1000 does not have a CD-RW drive or a docking station. Most of the ports are hidden behind flaps including three audio mini-jacks, PC card slot, Compact Flash slot, two USB ports, modem, Ethernet, and VGA outputs. It has shortcut keys located on the...

Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements...

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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