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26
Jul
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New Nexus 7 Features 1080p Display, Higher Price

Google has unveiled the next version of its popular, budget-priced Nexus 7 tablet computer. The newest Nexus 7 features a 1080p high-definition display, a quad-core processor, and a slightly higher price point. The original Nexus 7 was launched in ... mid-2012. Featuring a 7-inch display (hence the name), Google's Android mobile operating system (OS), and a $199 price tag, it was an instant success. The only thing sticking around from the previous model is the 7-inch screen. Faster Processor, Better Display, Bigger Price Everything else has changed: the price has ballooned to $229 (that's for ... (view more)

Thu
16
Aug
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Barnes & Noble Drops Price of Nook Tablet

Under intense pressure from rivals Google, Apple, and Amazon, Barnes & Noble has decided to reduce the prices of its Nook Color and Tablet devices. The reductions range from $20 to $50. Barnes & Noble hardware takes two forms: the Nook Color ... and the Nook Tablet . The 7-inch Color is primarily an e-reader device that allows users to peruse electronic versions of books and share their collections with friends. The Nook Color features a 8GB hard drive. Until recently, it sold for $169 USD. However, that price has now been dropped to $149. Price of 16GB Nook Tablet Cut By $50 Barnes & Noble ... (view more)

Wed
20
Jun
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How to Make Your Windows Display Easier to See

" Dear Infopackets Team, I'm having trouble adequately seeing all the content on my computer monitor, and it's causing me eye strain. Are there programs I can use or settings I can change in Windows to make it easier to see my display? " My ... response: Magnification software allows you to magnify all or part of your display without altering the monitor's resolution. Microsoft includes a display utility with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 called "Magnifier" that is useful for this purpose, though it lacks the advanced features available in some commercial magnification applications ... (view more)

Wed
08
Feb
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Samsung Galaxy Note: Half Phone, Half Tablet

Just when you thought you understood the difference between notebooks, netbooks, tablets and smartphones, Samsung has come up with a totally new device: it's a phone with a 5.3-inch display, which may make it the biggest smartphone ever released. ... The Samsung Galaxy Note bridges the gap between smartphones and tablets. To put its size into perspective, most smartphones have a 3.5-inch screen, most tablet computer screens range from the RIM (Research in Motion) PlayBook's 7-inches to the Apple iPad's 10-inch display. The new "phablet" (phone / tablet) will be sold in the same way as a ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jan
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Nook Trounces Kindle Fire, iPad in Screen Test

Tablet computers were among this past holiday season's hottest sellers, with many consumers opting for the budget-priced Amazon Kindle Fire or the feature-laden Apple iPad . A recent test revealed, however, that both these devices fall short when it ... comes to screen reflectance, making their displays much harder to read than that of the experiment's clear winner: the Barnes ... (view more)

Thu
08
Dec
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LCD HDTV Makers Face $388M Fine for Price Fixing

Some major television manufacturers have been forced to pay a fine of $388 million for their actions in driving up the price of LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions. There's a good chance a TV in your home right now (or at one time) can be ... counted among the devices sold at inflated prices. According to Bloomberg, Sharp and Samsung paid $105 million and $82.7 million, respectively, for allegedly fixing the prices of LCD TVs sold over a seven-year period from 1999 and 2006. Chimei Innolux, which is Taiwan's largest manufacturer of display panels, also paid about $78 million as part of a ... (view more)

Tue
22
Nov
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Google Slashes Price of its Chromebook Laptop

Google is cutting the price of its very own Chromebook laptop to $299. The new $299 puts it in the same price range as netbooks, the lowest cost version of computers with a physical keyboard, designed mainly for online activity. The Chromebook runs ... the Chrome operating system (OS), which is effectively an upgraded version of the better-known Chrome web browser. The device links directly to tools such as Gmail, the Google Docs office suite, and online image editing, requiring an Internet connection. Originally, all files were stored online, though an update earlier this year added support for ... (view more)

Sun
28
Nov
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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

Tue
06
Jul
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Apple Declares iPhone 4 Signals 'Totally Wrong'

While the Applie iPhone 4 has sold tremendously well, its launch has been mired by complaints of poor signal reception. It's been widely assumed this was due to the fact the new model is designed so that the antenna actually forms the perimeter of ... the handset itself. It appears that the hand, particularly if touching the bottom of the left hand edge of the phone, reduces the signal. One theory is that it isn't the physical blocking which is the issue, but rather than some of the energy in the signal is absorbed by the hand in the form of heat. (Source: tmcnet.com ) Apple Advertisements ... (view more)

Mon
26
Apr
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Production Issues Bottleneck iPad, Report Suggests

Sales of Apple's new iPad tablet device have been impressive so far. So impressive, in fact, that Apple was forced to delay shipping the device outside of the U.S. because it simply couldn't keep up with demand. Well, now there's word that the ... problem is the touch screen display, which suppliers say is a complex and difficult to manufacture tool. The iPad's touch screen, produced by LG Display Co., Samsung Electronics Co., and Seiko Epson Corp., is a lot like the display of the iPhone. At 9.7 inches it's a lot bigger, making the production process infinitely more complex and difficult. "We ... (view more)

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