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Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

This afternoon the folks at the IDC released quarterly worldwide shipment numbers for tablets, suggesting as they did so that a slump in the market this quarter may be due to Apple's lack of a new iPad. And we got to thinking: it's easy to relate the growth of the tablet industry over the past several years to the iPad - but what can we see if we pinpoint the releases of individual tablets from each of the other top two tablet-making companies to their quarters? Is it the iPad that's driving this growth, or the release of excellent tablet packages by non-Apple companies?

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SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE multiplayer FPS beta hits Android and hands-on

SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE multiplayer FPS beta hits Android and hands-on

We've had our first look at the beta version of the first person shooter version of SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE, out in beta form on the Google Play app store for Tegra 3 devices exclusively. This game is the multiplayer version of the benchmark-quality shooting game SHADOWGUN that's been optimized for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor on the market for some months - now you'll be able to take your Transformer Prime to the web to shoot em up in real-time! This game is absolutely free - for now - and is available for download right this minute.

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Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

If there's one solid idea in the modern mobile market that I agree with consistently, it's that tablet-sized computers are made for entertainment first, and work only as a necessity. I've tried to bring a tablet to a press conference before, with and without a physical keyboard accessory to pad its ability to work as I need it to, and it's never good enough. I'm not just talking about a Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Note, not just an iPad, not just an ASUS Transformer of any kind - all of them; they're all made for entertainment.

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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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ASUS Audio Dock hands-on with Transformer Prime

ASUS Audio Dock hands-on with Transformer Prime

This week the folks at ASUS have brought on a new addition to the ASUS Transformer family with the ASUS Audio Dock, and we got our hands on it at Computex this morning! This device is an extremely slick-looking speaker dock for the ASUS TF201 (Transformer Prime), TF700T (Transformer Prime 700 Series), and TF300T (Transformer Pad), two out of three of which we've done full reviews on already. What you'll get is 4 x 3W speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Audio tied with Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.

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NVIDIA unveils five new Tegra 3 optimized games at E3

NVIDIA unveils five new Tegra 3 optimized games at E3

This week the gaming world is getting a power jolt as the year's biggest gaming convention plays host to all the biggest names, not least of all NVIDIA with their brand new barrage of game reveals for Tegra 3. The Tegra 3 quad-core processor is out on the market in a variety of devices including the Android tablet ASUS Transformer Prime, the HTC One X, and more, and the development team working with NVIDIA's TegraZone are proud to present five new games made optimized for the SoC at hand!

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Sonic 4 Episode II THD hands-on with Tegra 3

Sonic 4 Episode II THD hands-on with Tegra 3

This next-generation console-level mobile game takes everything that keeps one of the most famous game franchises alive even to today and makes it mobile as SEGA collaborates with NVIDIA on the Tegra 3 quad-core processor platform. What you'll see here is what NVIDIA notes is a "near mirror-image" of the full PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, here on Android for you Tegra 3 loving gamers to enjoy. Have a peek at this game as it launches today on the NVIDIA TegraZone as well as the Google Play app store - classic SEGA action at your fingertips!

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Snapseed for Android hands-on with ASUS Transformer Prime

Snapseed for Android hands-on with ASUS Transformer Prime

This week we got a look at the next generation in the Snapseed mobile photo editing and modification application, here on Android with the ASUS Transformer Prime first and foremost! This application has been live on iOS for some time now, and has found significant success in all things photo editing in the touch-heavy world of smart devices. Now it's time for the application to take full advantage of the power of the quad-core processor the Transformer Prime works with, that being the Tegra 3 from NVIDIA!

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SlashGear’s Dark Meadow Quad-core Game Pack Giveaway

SlashGear’s Dark Meadow Quad-core Game Pack Giveaway

Today we've got a brand new giveaway of a Game Pack including an ASUS Transformer Prime quad-core Android tablet in celebration of NVIDIA's newest Tegra Zone game "Dark Meadow: The Pact." This game is developed by Phosphor Studios and optimized for the Tegra 3 processor gaming environment in collaboration with NVIDIA, and its release this week (for free!) is being celebrated by SlashGear and Android Community with gear that you will not want to miss. We've also got a hands-on review of this game in its first form for you to peek at before you go through with the full download on your brand new tablet - check it out!

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 vs Prime Hands-on

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 vs Prime Hands-on

We've had enough time now with the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 that it's finally time to put it to the test - a hardware-to-hardware comparison with its predecessor the Transformer Prime. What you're going to see is that the first-ever tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor as well as the first ever tablet with officially licensed Ice Cream Sandwich is so extremely similar to the TF300 that it's difficult to tell the two apart. It's the cost of the units then that might be the sway point for most potential users - could it all be so simple?

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