Valve’s Gabe Newell on the Future of Games, Wearable Computers, Windows 8 and More

Last night, Gabe Newell unveiled some of Valve’s most quirky and secretive projects in an interview onstage with Ed Fries, former VP of game publishing at Microsoft.
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, in 2012.

The iPad Now Can Take Command of Computers

Walt looks at two apps that let the iPad take control of a PC or Mac remotely.

Screen Industry Success Is a Touching Story

Here’s a truism: 2010 was a banner year for the touchscreen industry.

A Device Does Everything But Sing

Katie reviews HP’s Photosmart eStation e-All-in-one, with its detachable Zeen tablet.

Digital Cameras Improve Zooms, HD Function

Katie compares digital cameras for potential buyers as they begin their search for gifts during the holiday season.

T-Mobile’s HD2 Has Great Screen, Weak Software

The hardware for T-Mobile’s HD2 is attractive but overall, the smartphone is significantly inferior to its touch-screen rivals.

An iPad Review Roundup

A handful of iPad reviews published online moments ago and they’re largely positive–with some expected caveats about its lack of a camera and support for Flash and multitasking. Consensus seems to be that Apple has a great shot at creating a new category of device with the iPad. After the jump, excerpts from eight early reviews.

In Mobile Gymnastics, the Motorola Backflip Scores a 6

The Motorola Backflip smart phone has a unique design: Its QWERTY keyboard is on the back of the device, so the screen appears to be doing a “back flip” when it opens up for use.


E-Readers Fall Short for News, Study Says

The newspaper industry is struggling to hold onto its audience, and e-readers such as the Kindle may not help, according to a new University of Georgia study. Among its findings: Younger consumers find the Kindle “old” compared to their smart phones, while older consumers miss the traditional newspaper fixtures that they get in the print edition.

The Apple Tablet Is Delayed? So What?