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iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Part 1

iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Part 1

Now that the first wave of the 3rd Generation iPad (which we've already reviewed in full) has been released to the public, everyone seems to want to know: is it better than Android? The short answer is the same I'll always give: depends on what you need it to do. The long answer is of course a bit more complicated than that - and it's not just all about benchmarks, mind you: it's about the experience - and the experience with both Android and iPad is currently fantastic.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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CES 2012 Tablet Round-Up

CES 2012 Tablet Round-Up

This year's Consumer Electronics Show revealed itself to be the real Ice Cream Sandwich treat for tablets in the Android sector, with one whole load of crap tablets attempting to burst the bubble of the very few high-class units that were or will be soon certified by Google. On the Windows 8 side of things, there were certainly some tablets to be seen, but certainly not to be touched - Windows 8 will be ready later this year, but Microsoft wasn't having it when it came to showing it off fully here at the convention. Then there's oddities galore like the Samsung Galaxy Note, a device we'd seen late 2011, but until now had never had a chance to peek at it on a USA carrier - it's time!

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The Best of CES 2012

The Best of CES 2012

Welcome to our massive "best-of" wrap-up for CES 2012, complete with everything from smartphones to PCs and headphones and back, topped off with our own "most used gear" section for the curious. What you'll find is that though there were more exhibitors, attendees, and media attention payed to the show than ever before, the overall result was a lot of the same gear re-hashed with a few new specifications. Pay special close attention to the conclusion of this post for a bit of a whopper if you're a big fan of the largest show of the year here in the United States.

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ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series hands-on

There's now a couple of Transformer Prime units out there in the world, the original which we've already had the pleasure of reviewing, and the 700 series, one with an improved resolution display and a boosted front-facing camera - not to mention a slight design differentiation on the back of the display. What you've got here is a slightly more expensive $599 and $699 for the boost in specs and updated hardware on the whole. Have a peek at what this device is capable of with our hands-on look at it as well as Shadowgun THD developers preview version for Tegra 3.

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ASUS Eee Pad MeMO announced for $249, ICS and quad-core in tow

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO announced for $249, ICS and quad-core in tow

NVIDIA and ASUS have announced not only the first official (according to Google) Ice Cream Sandwich tablet this week with the Transformer Prime (its release from today,) they've come out with the real release of the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO, a 7-inch tablet with a quad-core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, all of it for a mere $249. This is the real iPad killer, as that term has become so common, and here it is. The display is a lovely 7-inch WXGA resolution IPS panel, there's 1GB of memory inside, and it has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor on the inside.

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Ten apps for your brand new iPad 2 : Christmas 2011

Ten apps for your brand new iPad 2 : Christmas 2011

Should you receive or if you've already received a brand new iPad or iPad 2 for the holidays here at the tail end of 2011, the first thing you'll want to do is download a few fabulous and essential apps. What follows is a list your humble narrator has put together for you, the informed reader, detailing what a set of 10 may well be for your instantly impressive apps collection. Everything from high-powered music software to pinball and back down to news reading apps. You'll be set by the end of this post!

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Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

So it's Christmas day (or something similar here at the tail end of 2011) and you've just received a fine Android tablet or smartphone to get you started on your way to smart device heaven: what do you do? You first take a look at the apps you've already got, realize there's not just one whole heck of a lot of fun stuff there, then head to the Android Market. Your device likely has a little white bag icon with an Android head on it in green titled "Market" - this is where you want to go to get the goods. In this post you'll find a find handfull of apps I suggest to you to pick up immediately.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Here in the LTE version of the newest Google hero phone, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (also known as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE) has not only the unique claim to running Google's newest mobile operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich first, it's also connected to the fastest network in the states, and best of all: you can go to your corner Verizon store and purchase one, unlike the international edition. All that said, you've really got the same device only ever so slightly modified for this particular carrier: Google's vanilla hero phone remains nearly as pure as its first release internationally. What you're going to get here is another perspective on the Galaxy Nexus in general, how ICS handles our day to day, and what it means to own the LTE version of this device here in the USA.

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ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

What you're about to witness is a set of three hands-on videos of a few games that were included on the ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet when it came to your humble narrator's doorstep last week for review. While none of these three games will be on your tablet when you first pull it out of the box later this month, you'll be able to purchase them eventually, be it the moment you hit the Android Market or sometime early next year when the game is finished. First we've got a platform demo by Chidori in a fighting game, then the already classic Glowball real-time generated 3D environment game, and Bladeslinger - 3rd person battle in the old west with monsters galore.

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