Author: Jake Joraanstad

  • Google and Dish Network: A potential new era in wireless

    Google and Dish Network have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason: it seems as though Google is very interested in becoming a wireless carrier, potentially partnering with Dish and its wireless spectrum that was purchased back in 2008. This matters. And I think it matters a lot. Let’s talk hypothetically: imagine […]

  • Google’s Awesome Sauce: The Nexus 7 Tablet Review

    Google has been doing impressive things lately, by anyone’s standards. Google Glasses, and the awesome live streaming skydiving stunt Google pulled at Google I/O this year blew the minds of fans all over the world. At that same conference, Google announced the release of two Nexus devices: the (Asus) Google Nexus 7 tablet and the […]

  • HTML5 and the Future of Mobile Apps and Gaming

    HTML5 will change the way we view mobile apps, and will change the way we think about how software has to be viewed on a mobile device. It will even change the way we view desktop applications. HTML5 is the biggest game changer since Apple’s App Store. But if what I am saying is right, […]

  • Why PvP Games are Lame and Need Revamping

    Why PvP Games are Lame and Need Revamping

    What is wrong with player versus player video games? This is a question I asked myself a few years ago when I was gaming on a daily basis. PvP is always limited to a nice little box or a specific mode in a game. The argument about this or that being real PvP(Minecraft, WoW, ect…) […]

  • First Look at the Asus EeePC X101 – MeeGo or NoGo?

    First Look at the Asus EeePC X101 – MeeGo or NoGo?

    With the hugely successful release of the Asus Transformer and a great lineup of laptops, Asus is truly stepping it up this year, and definitely living up to its motto “Inspiring Innovation. Persistent Perfection.”.  And the Asus EeePC X101 is no exception. What a brilliant piece of hardware engineering! This is the first netbook I […]

  • Review: Asus K53E-A1 Laptop Review – 15.6″ Brown Beauty

    [ad name=”ASUS K53E-A1″] Asus makes all kinds of laptops. Sometimes it’s hard to even know which model is what with the number-based naming scheme. But, I believe that I am using a laptop that is noteworthy in its design and usability, the Asus K53E-A1. The more I use this laptop, the more I enjoy it. Running […]

  • Network Neutrality and Where You Should Stand

    From quick searches and online collaboration, to gaming and video streaming, the Internet has made many things possible. A key factor in this beautiful technology is its openness. That is where the issue of network neutrality comes into play. This article explains the current state of this openness and the proposed laws that attempt to change it.

  • Britannica Concise Encyclopedia for Android Review

    Britannica Concise Encyclopedia for Android Review

    Written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors, the Britannica Encyclopedia is regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopedias (it even beats out Wikipedia!).  This incredible gift to society has become mobile,  hitting the Android Market in a full and trial version. Using the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia for Android for the […]

  • The Ultimate Tablet Guide – Spring 2011

    “Which tablet should I buy?” That seems to be the question a lot of people are asking.  The one tablet that fits all my needs continues to elude me. This article is to help guide those of you who are in this same situation and are still waiting for the right tablet to come along. […]

  • Video Review: Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Tablet

    The highly-anticipated Motorola Xoom, the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet, was released today on the Verizon Wireless network. Techerator contributor Jake Joraanstad headed over to the Verizon store to get a first look at the new device. httpvh://