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Straight out of the "It's about time!" files comes an FCC filing that suggests Microsoft could soon be unveiling an LTE-equipped Surface 2 tablet, and as boring as that might sound, it holds a lot of importance. Plus, there's a couple of fun things to speculate on. For starters, let's not ignore the fact that the... Read more...
For those looking to pick up a feature-rich Windows 8.1 tablet, ASUS' VivoTab Note 8 is an attractive offering, and the best part is, it's just hit the Microsoft Store. That's the upside - the downside is that as of the time of writing, it's shown as being "Out of stock" - a bit surprising given the listing just... Read more...
Preliminary data from International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker indicate that tablet shipments around the globe grew to 76.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, representing an impressive 62.4 percent sequential growth rate and a 28.2 percent year-over-year increase. However, as obscene as those numbers... Read more...
Tablets that are built with children in mind are far from being a new idea, but if I were a parent, I couldn't imagine dealing with the chore of figuring out which one was actually worth it. It's not just the hardware that matters, but software, like most other mobile devices. No one likes picking up a new tech... Read more...
The mouse and keyboard have been the go-to method of input for computers for ages, but touchscreens and even gestures (with projects such as Leap Motion and Microsoft’s Kinect) have revolutionized how we interact with our computing devices. Still unsatisfied, humans are looking to push thing further. A group... Read more...
The past couple of years have been very good to tablets: They've become much more powerful, are being equipped with true HD resolutions, and best of all, have price tags that would have seemed impossible just a couple of years ago. But, when it comes to Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we sometimes have to reevaluate... Read more...
Over the years, as our mobile phones transformed into full-blown computers, many have become very reliant on them. We can use them to take notes, message friends, play games, browse the Web, take quick photos, and of course, shop - and we're not just talking about purchasing an app from the App Store. Thanks to some... Read more...
It looks as though Nintendo is interested in getting into the tablet game, though what the company has in mind isn't a gaming tablet. Instead, Nintendo has gone and built a slate intended for schools. The unreleased tablet runs Android and is designed for play educational games rather than saving Princess Peach from... Read more...
Whenever I'm passed a video and am told in advance that it's "amazing" or "unbelievable", I tend to go into it with the highest level of skepticism. Such was the case with the video of MIT's latest project, involving a shapeshifting display that you can manipulate on-the-fly, either with your hands directly or other... Read more...
Mashing away on a virtual keyboard is fine for the occasional email or browsing the web, but if you want to get any type of real work done on a tablet -- be it via Google Docs, QuickOffice, or whatever -- a physical plank suddenly becomes a necessity, not a luxury. There are many to choose from, but few as flexible as... Read more...
Few companies are exploring different takes on tablet form factors the way Lenovo has, and the latest from the company--the multimode Yoga Tablets 8 and 10--are no exception. And frankly, these look like winners, at least in terms of design. The key design feature of the Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10 (8- and... Read more...
Research firm Gartner is out with some new numbers, and as you might have expected, there’s a clear trend that PC sales continue to decline. Sales of traditional (desktop and notebook) PCs will hit 303 million units in 2013, which is an 8.4% drop from 2012. The firm predicts that sales will continue to plummet... Read more...
A year ago, 25% of YouTube’s traffic was from mobile sources; now, that number has climbed to 40%. To put that rise in even starker relief, mobile traffic accounted for just 6% of YouTube activity in 2011. It’s not hard to imagine why, as smartphone and tablet proliferation has skyrocketed during that same... Read more...
You may have missed it if you blinked, but the tablet space is quickly becoming intensely saturated. Whereas the slate sector used to have but a few solid options, now consumers have a plethora of choices -- from the iPad to Android-based tablets to those running Windows 8. In order to set itself apart from the... Read more...
Let’s not kid ourselves, the era of showing up to work at 8am, sitting at your desk all day, and leaving it all at the office at 5pm is over. Although that’s still the “standard” work paradigm, most workers find a sincere need for mobile productivity, whether that’s due to a long commute on the train in the morning... Read more...
The tablet wars rage on, and believe it or not, what used to be an online book seller is now at the forefront of the slate battle. Amazon has just unleashed a bevy of new products this evening, designed to tempt your wallet just as the holidays draw near. Let's take a look at what's on offer: The all-new Kindle Fire... Read more...
Solutions that enable access to remote devices for security purposes are far from uncommon, but what is uncommon is having the functionality built right into the device, and especially with a solution that's simple to take advantage of. With a recent update to its Android Device Manager, Google has added the ability to remote lock, and remote... Read more...
If you're not familiar with the name Tesco, you soon will be. Tesco is the leading grocery store in the U.K. and the second largest retailer in the world (in terms of profits) behind Wal-Mart. It also has locations in the U.S. under its Fresh & Easy brand, but the real reason why Tesco is getting media exposure is... Read more...
Adobe had much to boast about during its third-quarter earnings call this week, and not surprisingly, much of that revolved around its Creative Cloud service. On that front, the company has said that it's just reached the 1 million subscriber milestone; most notable for the fact that these are not cheap subscriptions... Read more...
If Old MacDonald really did own a farm, there would be a tap-tap here, a tap-tap there, here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap-tap, because quite frankly, you can't escape the tablet frenzy. That doesn't mean the desktop is dead by any means -- try doing high-level CAD work on an iPad, for instance -- but demand is... Read more...
Android tablet prices have fallen considerably in the past year, and we're at the point where a low price tag doesn't automatically denote a crappy slate. Such is the case with the Tabeo e2, a new 8-inch tablet designed for kids that costs just $150. Toys R Us is taking pre-orders on the device right now and will... Read more...
While some consumers are passing right over the laptop en route to their next tablet, Dell realizes that the world still has plenty of professionals who need high-specced machines in order to get real work done on the go. Hence, the introduction of the new Precision M4800 and M6800. With these new mobile workstations... Read more...
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