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The Year of the Tablets

2011 is the Year of the Tablets. It really is. After Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, several other tablet computers have been launched with the hope to increase their market share.

In response to the craze for tablet computers, The New York Times offers an interactive guideline which is quite handy, especially for those who are thinking of purchasing a tablet but don’t have any idea which one to opt for.
This interactive guide allows you to view features of the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Toshiba Tablet, HP Slate and Dell Streak. It also provides URL links to comprehensive reviews of each gadget written by technology experts as well as links to the product pages.
The most amazing feature of this interactive guideline is that you can also choose which of these tablets to compare to one another, allowing an easier view and, of course, helping with your decision-making.

Life-saving inventions
The world has been struck by so many natural disasters in recent years. Before Japan was hit by a devastating tsunami, China’s Sichuan province was wrecked by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in 2008, and then Indonesia’s Java was hit the following year. Just last year it was Haiti and Chile.
Jack Lamport from BBC News has compiled several gadgets that have been invented to help the victims of natural disasters.
Inflatable hospitals, for example, have been used since 2005 mainly by international medical and humanitarian aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres, particularly in the aftermath of the earthquake in Pakistan that year and in Haiti in 2010.
In times of disaster when local hospitals have been ruined, hospitals created from inflatable tents have proven to be very practical.
In Japan where people were left without access to clean water after the tsunami, Lifestraw _ a compact, lightweight filter that kills bacteria and parasites in a purification cartridge _ was also created as a life-saving device.
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