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iPad helps Dell swipe second place from Acer

iPad helps Dell swipe second place from Acer

There have been many computer markers that have been hammered by the iPad and the tablet market in general as sales of their cheap netbooks drop in the face of the tablet. While many makers cry and curse the tablet and its stealing of netbook market, Dell has benefitted impressively from the iPad.

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The Convergence Con

The Convergence Con

Tablets, iSuppli tells us, are the new epicenter for convergence, part smartphone and part notebook. It's not a new story; every few months the convergence debate rears its head, suggesting the latest and greatest device category is pulling together the disparate threads of modern digital life and blurring the overall lines between segments in the process. Yet, despite the soothsaying, the "converged" experience still falls well short of the holistic ecosystem we've been promised: we have more devices than ever before, and they seldom talk well to each other.

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Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

After the launch of a high-profile gadget, two things generally happen: first, it gets torn apart by iFixit. The second, is iSuppli takes a look at the insides in their own way, and figures out just how much it cost a company to make the thing that everyone loves (or hates). This time around it's the new Apple TV, and while the previous version may have cost an arm and a leg to manufacture, the new, smaller version is definitely a lot easier on Apple's pocket.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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