Microsoft's Kinect, a depth-sensor that has the ability to map the world around it in three directions, was a huge step forward for 3D imaging. The Structure Sensor, which is currently burning up Kickstarter in only its first day on the crowdfunding site, wants to take the tech a step further.
So today is the day of the iPad Mini announcement. I tried to do a story about what small tablets are better at than big tablets, aside from costing fewer dollars, but the only thing I could come up with was book-reading. And then I wondered: which would be better at book-reading, a 7-inch tablet like the Kindle Fire, or a 7.85-inch tablet like the iPad Mini?
The Nexus 7, built by Asus with close oversight from Google, is the best Android tablet and the best seven-inch tablet. If you have already convinced yourself that you want either of those, this is the one you want. It's nice to be able to say that so concretely! But where the best seven-inch, or even the best Android tablet falls in the overall tablet market is the more important question.