Carbonite Pop Up Ad WTH

Carbonite pop up ad
Carbonite pop up ad

What the heck Carbonite! When did Carbonite think it was a good idea to start putting pop up ads on people computers who are paying for a service already! I got your stupid email already and I didn’t want it so I didn’t sign up for this service, but now you are putting pop ups on my system. This kind of think will make people jump ship from your service real fast.

Yes I like the service and I understand you want to tell people you have other levels of service but it goes back to the days of adware and scams like that to start this crap. I was ok with the emails once in a while saying you have other services and I listen to the ads on TWiT.TV but I don’t want crap popping up on my computer.

Please stop those ads, and thanks for the service I do have I like how well it works and want to stay in my current plan!

Twit Tweets

Here is a list of Twit Tweets.


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 1838

While watching Live.Twit.TV as they walk around early products show at CES on January 8th 2012 they stopped and talked with Lenovo and a guy was showing a ThinkPad Tablet 1838, it’s a 10.1″ Android 3.1 tablet. It has a lot of connections and ports along with a pen tool to writ on it. Also they can be setup for business and also be managed by an IT department.

You can get these now in different sizes starting at around $500.
Amazon.com: ThinkPad Tablet 1838 Android 3.1 32GB 10.1″

Lenovo Thinkvision LT1421

Watching Live.Twit.TV and they are at CES early Sunday January 8th 2012 and they are looked the lenovo early booth and they have a second display for your laptop that is USB powered, 14″ and around 2.5LB. It looked cool and useful if you travel and need more desktop space on your laptop.

It’s already available online list $199.99 but Amazon.com had it already for 189.38.
Amazon.com: Thinkvision LT1421 Wide 1452DS6

CES 2012 Pre-Thoughts

CES is coming for 2012 and I like to see what comes from the show. Last year it was all about 3D TVs and Android Tablets. This year it looks like tablets and apps on TVs will be some of the big things. I’m sure they will have more 3D TV but some without glasses but I don’t care because I can’t see the 3D.

Android Tablets were big last year but the ones that did come out in 2011 were flops and the main reason was that they were trying to do the old computer trick of having spec wars and charging too much. The iPad dose so good because it is not that expensive and is somewhat of a good device that has a sexy or prestige factor that the Android tablets lack because of marketing by Apple.

If they can make new tablets with Android 4.0 that are good specs and don’t cost over $500-600 then they may work out but if they want to sell lots they need to have it be good spec, Android 4.0 and cost less than $350.

As for the TVs with apps, it looks like they will be running Google TV aka Android TV, but the mistake that the companies are going to make is putting skins on them, they need to look and feel the same. Also Google and the TV companies will need to make deals to get the content producers to make apps to put their content on the system.

With Microsoft also pulling out I don’t see much coming from them, probably some new looks at Windows 8 and a recap of the new video options on Xbox 360. And I’m sure Sony and Nintendo will save most of their big things for games for E3 were I’m sure Microsoft will still have a big setup to pimp there Xbox stuff.

This year I will probably keep looking over some of the blog sites, and check out Twit.tv they have the most raw unorganized look from the floor as if you were there. CNet has some good stuff but it is more organized and almost too setup only with big names.

Kind of Want a Kindle Fire

All the talk about the Kindle Fire that came out today I have been unsure if I would like one because it isn’t a full Android tablet and its only running the older 2.3 rather then 3.2 OS. But it dose look like it would be good for consuming content, I probably would want a full Android tablet, but it would work out good for something to watch videos on and to have around. So as I’m still unsure on it check out this video that Tom Merritt did an unboxing at TWiT.TV …

Guide to TWiT Live @CES

twit live logo cesWell I have been following the TWiT Live @CES coverage so far and have been enjoying it, and am excited to see what comes out this weekend. After not seeing many updates tonight and reading people not spending 2 minus to look for some of the TWiT pages I though to make a short guide to there coverage. So here is a list of links to help you find more content.

Main Website: http://www.twit.tv/ces
*Live Video: http://live.twit.tv/
*Posterous Blog: http://twitlive.posterous.com/
TWiT Wiki: http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/TWiT_Live_@CES
TWiT YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/twit
Leo Laporte Qik: http://qik.com/twit
*Dr. Kiki Qik: http://qik.com/drkiki
InsideTWiT YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideTWiT
TWiT Twitter: http://twitter.com/twit
Leo Twitter: http://twitter.com/LeoLaporte/
Kiki Twitter: http://twitter.com/drkiki
Dane Twitter: http://twitter.com/danegolden
Colleen Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalkitty/
Colleen Qik: http://qik.com/digitalkitty
Tony Video Editor Qik: http://qik.com/hotmilkgt
Tony Twitter: http://twitter.com/tonywang/

* Are main sites for good info.

These are just a few I found if you know of others leave a comment or email me at “webluke @ webluke . net” with the subject “TWiT CES Link” and I can add any you know of. To TWiT crew you doing a great job keep it coming 😀

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