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Asphalt 8: Airborne launches with NVIDIA SHIELD, Tesla Model S, barrel rolls

Asphalt 8: Airborne launches with NVIDIA SHIELD, Tesla Model S, barrel rolls

The 8th generation of Gameloft's rather successful racing game franchise is out today for both iOS and Android devices in Asphalt 8: Airborne. This game takes another step toward making a truly worthy translation of the 2008 movie Speed Racer to the gaming universe. Though it's not Gameloft saying they're doing so, it certainly appears as if the closest game to the mark (in Asphalt 7) has been outdone by this 2013 Asphalt 8 release.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard and Folio promise slim iPad Mini protection

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard and Folio promise slim iPad Mini protection

Logitech has announced two new folio products aimed towards iPad Mini owners who want a bit of protection and a mobile keyboard without bidding farewell to the tablet's thin form factor. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case are both aimed at the smaller iPad model, and promise to be both ultrathin and ultralight without compromising in quality.

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iPad 5 hardware panel appears vs iPad mini 2

iPad 5 hardware panel appears vs iPad mini 2

There's a 5th generation iPad in the works, and a set of photos this week (once again) provides clues suggesting the size and shape of this device likely appearing in full later this year. With the success of the iPad mini comes Apple's redesign of the iPad - here rolling out in (more) unofficial images from China-based leakster Xubo Long with rounded edges and a smaller bit of area for bezel on all four sides. While we've just got the back panel here (alongside an iPad mini 2), the front panel needs only be imagined to see the full device.

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iPad 5 display panel leak tips extra-round edges

iPad 5 display panel leak tips extra-round edges

There should be no doubt at this point that Apple is preparing to release a reboot for the iPad in the very near future, not least of all because of a set of up-close assembly photos appearing today. This set of photos from Macfixit Australia shows the front glass as well as digitizer assembly of the next-generation iPad, appearing to confirm the idea that this generation, Apple will be kicking out a reaction to the success of the iPad mini.

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Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft has taken on Apple's iPad mini in its latest head-to-head commercial, pitting the 7.9-inch iOS tablet against Acer's Iconia W3 and, unsurprisingly since it's all being paid with Microsoft's dime, finding the Windows 8 slate to be the winner. The advert, which follows June's battle between the iPad 4 and Dell's XPS 10, runs through some of the things you can do on Windows 8 that you can't on the iPad mini.

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Apple’s Samsung reliance grows despite legal drama says research

Apple’s Samsung reliance grows despite legal drama says research

Apple's attempts to extricate itself from Samsung reliance for components have ironically seen the Cupertino firm increase orders for some parts, new research suggests. Samsung supplied more full-sized iPad panels for Apple than LG Display did in two out of the three months of Q2 2013, NPD DisplaySearch says, and in fact has seen a dramatic uptick in how many LCD screens it sends to iPad production lines from the top of this year.

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Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

This week a patent application has been discovered to have been filed by Apple one week ago, this patent application seeking rights to a method for fusing glass. This glass fusion process is described by Apple to be working with several different kinds of products, this ranging from iPhones to iPad, iPods to televisions, and displays in general. While it's unlikely that this process would affect launches in the coming months, it's certainly feasible that Apple would have fused glass bits within the next year.

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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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