device

Thu
21
Jul
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Amazon Tablet PC, New Kindle Due Fall 2011: Report

It appears Amazon.com Inc. will introduce its own tablet computer this October. It's a move that will add a new dimension to Amazon's ongoing rivalry with Apple, as the two continue to compete for digital app consumers. It's expected that Amazon's ... tablet will feature a nine-inch screen and will run Google's Android operating system (OS), already a popular option on smartphones. In addition, it appears most of the manufacturing process will be outsourced to a still unknown Asian company. A Cheaper Alternative to an iPad An anonymous source indicated that the device will not have a camera, a ... (view more)

Fri
10
Jun
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Microsoft to Make own Windows 8 Tablet-PC: Report

It's rumored Microsoft may soon launch its own iPad-style tablet device. The gadget would run Windows 8 and be specifically marketed as a Microsoft machine. Such a measure would be a major change in Microsoft's business strategy. In the past it has ... steered clear of producing its own computers, the polar opposite of Apple's strategy of having a monopoly on its hardware and software. According to Digitimes, a Taiwan-based technology newspaper, the device would be made in association with Texas Instruments and hardware manufacturers based in Taiwan. Their report is based on sources from the " ... (view more)

Tue
10
May
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$25 Pocket PC Could Run Windows XP

A British organization has produced what appears to be the cheapest fully-functional computer ever made. The device, made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is the size of a USB stick and costs just $25. The computer, which runs the open source Linux ... system, has a particularly creative design. In effect it's a silicon chip attached to three sockets: an HDMI socket to connect to a monitor or TV screen, a USB slot to plug in a keyboard, and a memory card slot for storage. While it's small enough to carry anywhere, it carries out the same functions as a full-fledged desktop PC. $25 Pocket PC ... (view more)

Tue
05
Apr
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License Issues May Delay Google's Take On iTunes

Google is reportedly testing a streaming music service. It doesn't necessarily mean a public launch is imminent, however; the company would still have to reach an agreement with record labels, which may be complicated by the nature of the service. ... Google Music wouldn't be a download service in the same way as the iTunes store. Indeed, it's possible it wouldn't necessarily involve buying music at all. Streaming Music Across Devices a Possibility The idea is to provide a legal way for users to stream music from one device to another. While precise details are under wraps, it appears there would ... (view more)

Thu
24
Mar
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RIM Reveals Pricing for PlayBook Tablet

Less than a month before its launch date, we now know a little bit more about the PlayBook tablet from Canadian tech firm Research in Motion (RIM). PlayBook Tablet Similar to Apple's iPad 2 According to recent reports, the device will be smaller ... than Apple's iPad 2 but will come in at a similar entry price: $499. The 7-inch PlayBook, which is set to launch on April 19, actually comes in several versions, each packing a different price point. For instance, the 16GB version ships for $499, the 32GB for $599, and a 64GB version for $699. When it comes to pricing, RIM's device isn't much ... (view more)

Wed
23
Feb
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Microsoft Slashes Price of Dell Windows 7 Tablet

Back in late November 2010, Dell released a dual tablet/netbook computer called the Inspiron Duo. Netbook Similar to Apple iPad, but Runs Windows 7 The Inspiron Duo features a vertically rotating screen that switches between two independent modes: ... one that runs Windows 7 and the other a proprietary tablet mode which operates Dell software. At the time of release, the device raised lots of eyebrows -- but its $550 asking price was a bit steep for many. That is, perhaps, until Microsoft recently slashed that cost dramatically on its Microsoft Store website. Inspiron Duo Features Dual Core ... (view more)

Wed
09
Feb
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Dell Announces Win7 Tablet, Plus 39 New Devices

One of the world's most prominent PC makers has announced it will release a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet computer later this year. The company, which is currently ranked second in annual global PC shipments, said the device will be for consumers "who ... need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability, and integration with existing infrastructure investments." Dell's calling the device, which will use an Intel processor, the Windows 7 Business Tablet. The company says consumers should be able to pick one up sometime this summer, though a precise release ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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New Nintendo 3DS Safety Warning Takes Bizarre Twist

The American Optometrist Association (AOA) says there's no need to worry about children playing the new 3D version of Nintendo's DS console. But Nintendo is sticking by its warnings that very young children should steer clear. Yes, you did read that ... right. Medical experts say it's okay to use the device, while Nintendo says it could be dangerous. As we noted last week, Nintendo officially warned that children aged under six should not use the 3DS , and suggested the device might damage the development of their vision. Now the AOA is reported to have said that the device should be safe for ... (view more)

Mon
20
Dec
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Consumer Electronics Show to Debut New Win7 Tablet PCs

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held every January is arguably the biggest showcase of the year for mainstream tech products. Next month's CES showcase is scheduled for Las Vegas, and it's rumored that Microsoft's CEO will be unveiling new ... Windows 7 tablet PCs as part of his keynote address. Most interesting is that Microsoft won't be producing any of the tablet hardware, but instead is expected to endorse those made by third-party companies. Slide-Out Keyboard Feature in One Windows 7 Tablet Model According to the New York Times, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will display forthcoming ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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Virtual eBooks Now A Gift-Giving Option

Electronic reading devices (or E-Readers) such as Amazon's Kindle are not just best-sellers, but also the most-requested items on automated online shopping wish-lists. However, until now it's not been possible to buy electronic books as a gift. ... Instead, users could only pay for gift vouchers. That's changed with two leading companies offering gifting options for eBooks. The first to launch the feature was Kobo, a Canadian company that originally started as an electronic books retail website, but later launched its own portable reading devices, stocked in stores such as Borders and Indigo / ... (view more)

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