Brian Cooley’s Tech Watch


Tech Watch: Amazon Expected To Unveil New Tablet

CNET editor-at-Large Brian Cooley said Amazon is the latest company to jump into the tablet market and has a decent chance at competing with Apple’s iPad.


HP Palm TouchPad, Hewlett-Packard

Tech Watch: HP Losing Money On Cheap Tablet

Hewlett Packard will make one last run of its TouchPad tablet following a run on the product which caused many retailers to sell out.


Tech Watch: Blackberry Updates Coming Soon

Research in Motion is revamping its smartphones with plans to introduce the Android OS to its Blackberry line next year.


Tech Watch: New Law Would Require Warrants To Search Smartphones

The state legislature is poised to pass a bill that would prevent law officials from searching the smartphones or other electronic devices of people they arrest without a search warrant.


Hewlett-Packard To End Mobile Businesses, Consider PC Spin Off

Palo-Alto-based Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it will discontinue its tablet computer and smartphone products and may sell or spin off its PC division, bowing out of the consumer businesses.

CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011

Tech Watch: Pharmaceutical Companies Can’t Disable Facebook Comments Anymore

Facebook has stopped letting pharmaceutical companies disable the comment section on its site.


IBM 5150

Tech Watch: 30th Anniversary Of The PC

Thirty years ago tomorrow, IBM unveiled the personal computer that some say changed the world. It was the 5150 machine that made a big leap forward.


Tech Watch: More Households Sacrifice Cable

Time Warner said it has lost 130,000 cable subscribers in its last fiscal quarter. This comes as the industry is becoming increasingly concerned with people cutting the cord to cable.


Sungsoo Kwak controls the LG ST-600 smart TV upgrader set-top box with a smart phone at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Smart TVs On The Rise

Many people have already traded in their cell phones for smart phones and new research shows more people are starting to upgrade their TV sets.


Samsung Galaxy tablet (AP)

Tech Watch: Tablets Getting A Lot Of Love From Consumers

Tablet computers are proving to be a hot item with new sales figures showing a 300 percent jump from a year ago. The popularity of tablets are definitely taking a chunk out of notebook sales, however.


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