1) Apparently Taiwanese handset maker HTC’s entire 2010 line-up became available to us all by some mysterious and wonderful leak. As Engadget notes, the most promising of the devices is the Bravo, which they report is supposed to be released sometime around April. It has full DivX support (great for some mobile video-watching), 720p video capture through a 5 megapixel AF camera (with flash), a 3.7-inch display, and perhaps most excitingly, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon — meaning the days of my ridiculously slow G1 hardware would be gone!
2) In non-tech news, New York Magazine asks the simple question:
What, precisely, is the point of the United States Senate?
Tags: A/B testing, bravo, college, david foster wallace, eric ries, health care, htc, qualitative testing, senate, snapdragon
A few additional links to share before I head off to bed (I am up early tomorrow morning to go to Carmel/Monterey, a trip which you can follow in all its exciting glory here):
Time takes a look at Meg Whitman’s campaign for California governor, and aptly points out that she is running a tough race as a fiscally conservative, socially moderate woman. She is, of course, playing up her experience at eBay, but it’ll be an interesting race here on out for sure.
Business Week reports on a public opinion poll which found that 40% of Americans are cutting back on holiday spending, not simply because of the poor economy but also because of rising health-care costs. The study also found that 60% support the woefully named public option.
Andrew Sullivan over at the Atlantic guided me to this awesome item on the evolution of the hipster.
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Finally, Joel Stein recaps his 20-year high school reunion — a column which makes me concerned about my first Trinity School reunion a few months away. Eek.
Tags: california politics, health care, high school, hipster, hipsters, joel stein, meg whitman, public option