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iPad alternatives

The iPad is a great little device! It works very well, almost everyone seems to be able to use it instantly and everyone wants one. Well, almost everyone (hi Martin!). But while Apple must be given credit for starting it all and showing that tablets are incredibly useful and handy, the iPad is not cheap and... well... from Apple. So what else is there? Competition is always good and here it's no different.

T3 has a round-up of iPad alternatives and lists the HTC Flyer, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the LG Optimus Pad and the Acer Iconia Tab A500. (Also check the review.)
But don't forget the Notion Ink Adam, Motorola XOOM, Dell Streak and more from Toshiba, Asus and Archos.

Most of the Android tablets will be based on Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb and feature a powerful dual-core CPU. The iPad2 may even the playing field again come September, but until then Android rules the iPad in power. Usability and personal preferences remain, well personal. :)

Update: Sony Ericsson Play, XOO…

A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals

What happens when you create an online tool where you can only draw a line, create one original and then ask 500 people to retrace the trace of their immediate predecessor?

Sounds simple, right? Well check A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals on Vimeo and prepare to be shocked, stunned and amazed!?!

Duty Calls

You may know that I love first person shooter games (FPS) such as Quake, Killzone, Call of Duty, etc. However awesome these games are, the story-line is basically always the same: the world is at threat, bad guys are powerful, they have massive weapons and are about to take over the world. It's all upon your shoulders now... Then they give you a gun and drop you in the game where the puzzle begins and the story unravels...

Duty Calls is a great, brilliant, creative parody on this type of games. Hilarious! 4 mins... check it you!

Prank on Belgian Mobistar Telco

The Belgian TV pulled a GREAT stunt on Belgian Telco Mobistar. They dumped a container at 5am in front of their main gate and waited. Their phone number was posted on the side of the container and inside was a team of 4 people who pretended to work in a call center for the container company. Surely, very quickly someone from Mobistar security called the posted number and then the fun began to see who long they could keep the fellow on hold and send around the company from "reception" to "invoices" to "shipping" to "claims" and finally to the "CEO". Brilliant!

Watch on YouTube Prank on a Belgian call center (with captions in English)

Export.ly: Export and Analyze Social Media

Export.ly helps you analyze your followers in Twitter and in Facebook. It's free for up to 200 followers. If you have more, you'll have to pay. But then again, you're also more likely to find something interesting that may be worth your while. Especially if you're serious about Social Media. And with 1000 followers, why aren't you?! :)

So check out Export.ly!