The tech news is slowing down as the industry slowly recovers from a massive Egg Nog hangover… or is this the calm before the CES 2010 storm?

Christmas aftermath – It’s always interesting to hear what readers of PC Per got for Christmas. If you got something really cool you’d like to share, drop me a line at and tell me about it.

Tech News Bento Box, Post Christmas Edition - Dec. 29, 2009 - General Tech 3To our Canadian readers – score anything really good tech-wise during Boxing Day? Shoot me an email and let me know what you got. I took advantage of the NCIX sale to wrap up a new Lynnfield build… if only they ship the damn thing. It’s complete but unshipped since the 26th. Staples had a sweet deal on a Targus wireless presenter for $15, but they were sold out quickly.

EngadgetCelebrates 10 years of the RIM Blackberry. 10 fun years of people not watching where they are walking.

Linux for Devices – 2009 was a banner year for netbooks, but experts are predicting that this trend will slow as ULV notebooks offerings improve. I think we all agree that Netbooks are nice, but sometimes it’d be better to be able to run Photoshop reasonably well, or watch a HD movie at full screen without the system breaking out in hives.

Somewhat related to this, in our Podcast #85, Colleen has an interesting discussion (argument?) with Ryan about the netbooks, ULVs, and battery life. Check out the video podcast here (jump to 0:38:10), or get an audio version here (scroll down to Podcast #85 and choose your format).

DailyMobile.seGoogle Goggles demoed in video. Pretty cool… I can’t wait to take this into a store and use it to look up reivews of books, music, or videogames.

PCPerSteve takes a look at the Wacom Intuos 4 and Bamboo tablet. Wacom has been in the market of making tablets for a long time now and their latest offerings look very strong. Read the review to see Steve’s artwork too! 🙂

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