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The Minnesota Daily

All content by Ryan Bailey

Pad vs Tab

Published February 22, 2011

Some people have adopted tablet computing as a new standard, while others remain skeptical.  This skepticism is justified, not because tablets are useless, but because the naysayers are probably comparing...

Samsung Fascinate: The Review

Published November 5, 2010

Have you heard about Samsung's Galaxy S family of smartphones? If not, you're about to. To be more specific, this is a review of the Samsung Fascinate, the Galaxy S phone carried by Verizon Wireless. It's...

The Blackberry Torch

Published October 8, 2010

It's been a while since we've had a chance to try out a new phone, which is odd, because there have been so many great phones coming out lately. Amongst all the smartphone ruckus, it's easy for any single...

Droid X: Xceptionally Cool

Published July 14, 2010

If you've been on the highway recently, you've probably seen billboards for the Motorola Droid smartphone, available through Verizon Wireless. We've already reviewed the Droid as well as its successor,...

In the Loop with the Kin Two

Published June 16, 2010

You might have noticed that we test-drive a lot of phones here at the Daily. I'd normally provide a sufficiently detailed introduction for such a review, but in the case of the Kin One and Kin Two, I think...

Atomic Palms

Published March 26, 2010

I recently got a chance to test out the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus. If you've been around the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in recent weeks, you've undoubtedly seen ads for these...

The mystical, magical myGrid

Published January 8, 2010

The holidays are over. Some of us have new cell phones to show for it, while others might just have a few gift cards lying around. Maybe you've got a few of each, and not only are you fretting about what...


Published November 23, 2009

If you've been reading the Tech Corner blog, you may have read my review (more like a preview, really) of the Motorola DROID smart phone. I recently was fortunate enough to receive an actual DROID from...

The Perfect Storm…2

Published November 23, 2009

I own a BlackBerry Storm. Before the DROID, the Storm was the flagship touch-screen phone offered through Verizon Wireless. It's been a while since the Storm was released, and about time for an upgrade,...

2.5 million people like this.

Published November 6, 2009

In February, Facebook added the Like feature, allowing people to express their approval for posts and status updates with a single click.  This feature adds you to a tally, set forth with a tiny thumbs-up...

This is the Droid you’re looking for

Published November 5, 2009

Today is the release date of Motorola's Droid smart phone, a new rival to the iPhone.  Available through Verizon Wireless, it has so far been accepted as the iPhone's most formidable contender. ...

Kind of a Big Deal

Published October 15, 2009

Adobe has recently announced that Flash will soon be coming to the iPhone... sort of. Apple has refused to support Flash on the iPhone since its release.  The company's reasoning isn't totally clear,...

Score One for the Goog

Published October 2, 2009

Last week, Google released an early-stage version of Chrome Frame for Internet explorer, a piece of software that aims to make high-performance web apps digestible by the IE mainstream. This was done in...

Gamer Grub: good… or great?

Published September 18, 2009

Once in a while, a product comes along that catches my eye. Today I'm reviewing Gamer Grub, which is one such product. According to the official website, Gamer Grub is "Designed for fast action dispensing...