Here they are, the five most important and interesting technology and consumer electronics stories I found during the week. I'll add snide remarks and commentary to each one to give you perspective and context. If you disagree, add your comments to the form at the bottom of the page. C'mon, readers, speak out, and be sure to follow the links in each entry if you'd like to know more!
1. Crazy-slim MacBook Air Laptops Announced, But With Fat Prices
They're beautiful, but if you want one, you'll have to pay a "Mac tax." Meanwhile, Dell launches pretty XPS laptops with twice the power at nearly half the price.
Via Tech Goes Strong
3. Which Tablet PC is the Best For You?
Here's a graphical chooser to help you decide which tablet PC you want, if any. But consider this: If you're thinking the strength of the iPad is its multitude of apps, Nielsen pollsters discovered that a third of iPad owners haven't downloaded a single one. [Update: Now Nielsen, in a weird retraction, says that figure is actually 9%]
4. Hulu Plus Subscription Price Could be Cut in Half
The too-expensive ($9.95/month) Hulu Plus, the subscription version of Hulu, that free web-based service where you can catch up on TV episodes and old movies, might be much cheaper soon.
Via Boy Genius
5. NASA: There is a LOT of Water on the Moon
Eight wheelbarrows of lunar soil could be melted into 10 to 13 gallons of water? Lunar inhabitants of the future can now start planning to build swimming pools there. Who knew?
Via The New York Times