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SlashGear’s Beach Buggy Blitz Tegra 3 Tablet Giveaway

SlashGear’s Beach Buggy Blitz Tegra 3 Tablet Giveaway

The developers at Vector Unit have released a new game by the name of Beach Buggy Blitz, and to celebrate said release in the TegraZone, NVIDIA and SlashGear are teaming up to bring you a set of THREE Tegra 3 quad-core processor-toting tablets. You'll have the opportunity to get your hands on a Transformer Prime TF201 tablet/keyboard dock combo or one of two Google Nexus 7 tablets! With these lovely beasts you'll be able to rock out on Beach Buggy Blitz all night long!

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Amazon forces “Special Offers” ads on all Kindle Fire tablets [Update 2]

Amazon forces “Special Offers” ads on all Kindle Fire tablets [Update 2]

Amazon will only offer advertising-supported Kindle Fire tablets, injecting "special offers" into the standby screen of its Android slates, and giving no option to pay more to remove the promotions. The "special offers" concept was launched for e-paper Kindles some time back, subsidizing the upfront cost of the ereader in return for showing adverts on the homescreen (though not during actual ebook display); now, that same concept has been included in the new range of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets.

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Samsung grabs Kate Upton for Galaxy promotion

Samsung grabs Kate Upton for Galaxy promotion

This month it's become apparent that the folks at Samsung brought on a couple of celebrity models to their recent NYC event for the Galaxy Note 10.1. Both models Irina Shayk and Kate Upton of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue fame were in attendance for what must have been Samsung-payed gigs. You'll also see Upton carrying an iPhone - certainly not scoring her any brownie points with the company whose biggest rival is Apple.

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Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei's upcoming MediaPad 10 FHD tablet is scheduled to launch next month, but for the uninitiated among us, the company has released a new promotional video that hits all of the tablet's big talking points. There are a lot of them too - the tablet itself is pretty impressive, so it's only natural that Huawei would want to show it off in a video that's bound to make at least a few of the tablet-obsessed public giddy with excitement.

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Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

First there was skydiving Google Glass; now Google IO has brought us Cirque du Soleil in the browser. The famous acrobatics company took the IO stage to show how they'd used web technologies to put motion-tracking dance and interaction into Chrome. The webcam of a Chromebook was used to follow the movements of the user, all rendered in smooth 3D; even more impressive, it all worked in the browser on a tablet, too.

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Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft may only have launched its Surface tablets a matter of hours ago, but the company is already making the connections with the rest of its ecosystem, including Skype. The VoIP service Microsoft acquired in recent months gets a specific name-check on the Surface site, with the promise of two LifeCam webcams along with dual microphones that are "tuned for Skype" as the company mounts a direct challenge to Apple's FaceTime.

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Motion control could save Windows 8

Motion control could save Windows 8

You don't have to be a Minority Report fan to appreciate Leap Motion's new tracking sensor technology: there's something tremendously appealing about being able to wave your hands at your computer and conduct the digital world. Motion control has already proved itself more than just a gimmick in gaming, and now it has a chance to not only do that in mainstream computing, but perhaps rescue Microsoft from one of its more contentious Windows decisions. Play it right, and Leap Motion - and others with it - could kill touch in traditional computing before its even had a chance to get started.

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Google’s own tablet will launch this year: report

Google’s own tablet will launch this year: report

If you haven't found an Android tablet that inspires you yet, you are not alone. But perhaps if there would be an Android tablet built by the people who built Android, that situation wouldn't be quite so common. And that is the exact plan of attack for Google, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The search giant hears you loud and clear and wants to rectify this problem.

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Freespace MotionEngine set to move smartphone users

Freespace MotionEngine set to move smartphone users

Hillcrest Labs has announced that its new Freespace MotionEngine is now available to smartphone manufacturers around the world. The most control system is available to manufacturers and component suppliers for smartphones and tablets. The system is embedded software that's able to manage and enhance sensors commonly found in smartphones and tablets today for motion based applications.

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Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google is exploring using Kinect-style motion tracking to add a new degree of gesture control to mobile devices, a new patent application suggests, adaptable to future Android phones but also wearables like Google Goggles. The submission, titled "Use camera to augment input for portable electronic device", describes using the front-facing camera in a phone, tablet or other gadget to identify and track the user's fingers in the space around it, recognizing "single tapping, double tapping, hovering, holding and swiping."

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