Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&THow big is too big? That’s the burning question about Samsung’s new Galaxy Note, a speedy Android smartphone with a five-inch touchscreen and its own stylus. Read on for my full review and our podcast about the massive Note.

Also this week: My take on the pricey new PlayStation Vita, Apple announces “Mountain Lion,” yet another new version of the Mac operating system; and find out how to lend a Kindle book to a friend.

Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T
Is it a phone or a tablet? That’s the big question about the Samsung Galaxy Note, a new, gargantuan Android phone that tries a little too hard to do it all. Read more…

PlayStation Vita joysticks and controlsHands-on review: Sony PlayStation Vita, and why parents who game will love it
Who needs a handheld game console like the PlayStation Vita when you can play games on your iPhone or Android phone? A dad-to-be like me, that’s who. Read more…

8 things you need to know about OS X “Mountain Lion” for Mac
So, when will the new Mac system software arrive? How much will it cost, and which features look most enticing? Get the scoop right here. Read more…

Facebook tip: How to limit who sees you as a suggested friend
You can’t completely stop Facebook from putting your name out there as a possible friend, but at least you can limit who gets to see the suggestions. Read more…

How to turn on parental controls for your PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii
If you’re the parent of a pint-sized gamer, make sure to turn on your console’s parental controls to keep your little ones away from Call of Duty. Here’s how. Read more…

How to loan a Kindle book to a friend
Lending a Kindle book to a fellow reader isn’t as easy as lending out a paper book, but it can be done—provided you’re willing to jump through a few hoops. Read more…

Chinatown (1974)9 classic movies coming soon to Blu-ray
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” “Bring out your dead!” “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Get the scoop on 9 great films making their way to Blu-ray in 2012. Read more…

Android tip: How to sync all your Gmail folders, not just the inbox
You can set the Android Gmail app to sync some or all of your custom email folders, although you’ll sacrifice battery life in the process. Here’s how to do it. Read more…

9 questions—and answers—about Sony’s PlayStation Vita
So, what’s the big deal about Sony’s new gaming handheld? How much will it cost, and why get one when you can play games on your smartphone? Read more…

Podcast 012: The Samsung Galaxy Note, or how big is too big?
Boasting a massive 5.3-inch HD display, the new Galaxy Note is easily the biggest smartphone I’ve ever tested—but is it a little too big for most of us? Read more…

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