Galaxy Tab S Overheating Damage

Fantastic plastic might be prone to heat damage on Samsung’s best tablet yet

By on July 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Fantastic plastic might be prone to heat damage on Samsung’s best tablet yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is the company’s best tablet family yet, especially considering the stunning 2K AMOLED displays Galaxy Tab S models pack. But the Galaxy Tab S tablets are still made of plastic, which, while good enough for Samsung, may not be as great for some users because plastic appears to be significantly affected by dissipated heat in some cases. Russian publication hi-tech.mail.ru has posted a gallery of images showing the 8.4-inch version of the tablet and its heat-damaged rear plastic shell. More →

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HTC Nexus 8 Design and Features

Check out this Nexus 8 concept with Google’s gorgeous Material Design

By on July 16, 2014 at 12:53 PM.

Check out this Nexus 8 concept with Google’s gorgeous Material Design

Google has yet to unveil new Nexus hardware this year, but at least the company confirmed at I/O 2014 that it doesn’t plan to cancel its Nexus line of devices, as some reports suggested. Before the conference, Google code sightings revealed an unreleased HTC Volantis tablet. Furthermore, an image published by Google during the developers event may have possibly shown the HTC Nexus tablet that was detailed in previous reports.

YouTube channel My Gadgetic has put together a quick concept video for an HTC Nexus 8 tablet running Android L. The device seems to be inspired by the tablet Google used in its Material Design images posted at the developers conference, featuring a slim design with square corners and stereo speakers with BoomSound. More →

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12.9-inch iPad Pro Release Date

12.9-inch iPad Pro reportedly still very much in the picture

By on July 15, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

12.9-inch iPad Pro reportedly still very much in the picture

In addition to detailing Apple’s purported iWatch launch plans – the company is expected to have two sizes for its smartwatch and three versions in total – Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News also said that the iPhone maker will launch three iPad versions this year, including a new 9.7-inch iPad Air, a new 7.9-inch iPad mini and a 12.9-inch iPad, also known as the iPad Pro in some reports. More →

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Apple 3D Tech iPad App

This app shows how Apple might implement 3D tech into the iPhone and iPad

By on July 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

This app shows how Apple might implement 3D tech into the iPhone and iPad

When Apple acquired PrimeSense, the 3D sensing company that invented the Kinect, there was no immediate indication as to how Apple would take advantage of the team and its technology. Some analysts believed this would be yet another step toward the long-rumored iTV while other sources claimed the $360 million investment would help improve Apple’s iOS Maps app — the same one that had Alaskan tourists driving on to an airport runway last year. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Ads

Samsung highlights multitasking and a beautiful display in new Galaxy Tab S ads

By on July 11, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Samsung highlights multitasking and a beautiful display in new Galaxy Tab S ads

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is quite possibly the most powerful tablet on the market right now. With its impressive specs and killer display, the Tab S is the culmination of the Samsung tablet lineup, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to sell itself. In the latest pair of ads uploaded to YouTube, Samsung highlights two of the most important features of the Tab S: multitasking and contrast ratio.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Sales

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

By on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

Microsoft’s first venture into the tablet market didn’t exactly go well but the company has been doggedly refining and improving its products to the point where it may be starting to see some sales success. ZDNet’s Ed Bott does a nice job of digging through Gartner’s latest report on PC sales and has found that there’s one category of PCs that has been surging this year: Premium ultra-mobile PCs such as the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro 3. More →

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Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G LTE

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

By on July 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

One of the lightest, most durable tablets we’ve ever reviewed is back with some new tricks up its sleeve. In coordination with Sony, Verizon will be the exclusive carrier of the Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE when it releases later this month.  More →

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Google Nexus 8 Tablet

Google’s next-gen Nexus tablet spotted in shipping manifest

By on July 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Google’s next-gen Nexus tablet spotted in shipping manifest

Even though some say the Nexus line of devices is approaching the end of the road, Google has recently confirmed that it doesn’t plan to kill the family of devices which it uses to highlight its vision of what Android should look and feel like on smartphones and tablets. Some reports have already mentioned a high-end HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet is coming later this year, with one particular story offering plenty of details about the tablet that’s supposed to launch alongside the final Android L build this fall.

However, it’s not clear what the name of Google’s 2014 tablet will be. And now a Nexus 8 tablet, which was also mentioned in previous months, was spotted in a shipping manifest on Indian cargo tracking site Zauba. More →

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Surface Mini Release Date

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

By on July 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

Has Microsoft finally found the key differentiated functionality that will make its Surface mini tablet a hit? According to earlier reports, Microsoft cancelled plans to unveil its smaller Surface tablet at the last minute this past May when the realization set in that consumers likely would have no reason to purchase the Windows RT slate over the similarly sized iPad mini or Android tablets. According to a new report, however, plans to launch the Surface mini are now back on. More →

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iPad Air 2 Leaked Pictures

New leak offers our best look yet at the next-gen iPad Air

By on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

New leak offers our best look yet at the next-gen iPad Air

We’ve had more than our fill of iPhone 6 mockups, which is why we’re happy to see that mockups for the next-generation iPad Air have started popping up on the Internet as well. Japanese website ASCII Plus has posted several high-quality pictures of a next-gen iPad Air dummy that show us some of the subtle design changes that Apple is planning to make with its next tablet. More →

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Nexus 9 Specs Leak

Leaked specs show the Nexus 9 will be the most beastly Google tablet yet [updated]

By on July 2, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Leaked specs show the Nexus 9 will be the most beastly Google tablet yet [updated]

We’re very happy to hear that Google isn’t going to stop producing Nexus-branded products anytime soon, particularly since both its Nexus 5 smartphone and its Nexus 7 tablet were two terrific gadgets. Now @evleaks brings us word that Google’s next major tablet, which will likely be called the Nexus 9, will have some absolutely killer specs that should make it the best Google tablet yet released. More →

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Microsoft Surface Mini Release Date

New report explains why Microsoft ditched plans to launch the Surface Mini

By on June 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

New report explains why Microsoft ditched plans to launch the Surface Mini

Microsoft’s line of Surface brand tablets have easily been among the most sleek and well-made Windows devices the world has ever seen. What they haven’t been, however, is a hit with consumers or enterprise users. Microsoft continues to improve its Surface lineup each year, having most recently launched the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet that features what quite possibly the most impressive laptop/tablet hybrid design we have ever seen. The devices are still a tough and expensive sell in a market driven by price, however, and they don’t offer much in the way of truly useful differentiation.

Apparently, Microsoft’s much-rumored Surface Mini tablet didn’t offer much differentiation either, and a new report claims Microsoft cancelled plans to build the smaller tablet at the last minute. More →

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