What You MegaTech Missed: Happy Mother’s Day Michael Kwan May 8, 2011 Another week of fantastic tech, so let’s get down to what you might have missed. Beth starts us out with what has to be the best blending of old and new. It’s the Etch-a-Sketch iPad case. That’s right. It’s a case for your iPad that looks just like the classic Etch-a-Sketch. It comes complete with the knobs, but they don’t really do anything. The good news is that there is an Etch-a-Sketch app that lets you shake away your doodles though. Go ahead and fool the would-be thief on the subway. They don’t want a 20+ year-old toy, do they? While I’m much more inclined to use my Olympus E-PL1 micro-four thirds camera, there’s still a lot to be said about the “traditional” digital SLR. And when it comes to SLRs, Nikon and Canon have always sat at the top of the heap. The newest of the bunch are the Canon T3i and Nikon D5100. They chime in with very similar spec sheets, very similar price points, and all kinds of other similarities. Unless you’re really loyal to one brand or the other, the choice can be hard. Thankfully, a great video comparison has been put together that pits these two rivals against one another. Which do you think is the better buy? Millions of accounts have been hacked. Millions of credit cards have been compromised. A billion dollar class action lawsuit has been launched. So, what is Sony going to do? James takes a quick look at the Welcome Back program from Sony to help appease the PlayStation 3 users in the audience. They think that getting some “free” multimedia downloads and 30 days of “free” PlayStation Plus are enough. Somehow, I don’t think the bulk of PSN subscribers are going to happy with that resolution. So much for a red carpet return… Last but certainly not least, Dylan turns his attention over to your mom. Before you get all defensive, this is a good kind of attention, because he’s offering a Mother’s Day gift guide that leans toward the techier side of things. Whether she likes to go shopping, share embarrassing photos, shoot embarrassing videos, or scan embarrassing documents, there’s something in this gift guide for just about every mom… even if she’s a bit of a technophobe. Share This With The World!