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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Marshmallow update released today

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Marshmallow update released today

Starting this afternoon, owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 will begin to see OTA updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This version of Android is only otherwise out on the HTC-made Nexus 9 and the Google Pixel C (both of which also use NVIDIA processors). The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 will be getting a collection of feature upgrades including Google Now on Tap as well as adoptable storage, allowing users to tread microSD cards as internal storage.

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USB-C Android connection options: here’s the future

USB-C Android connection options: here’s the future

This week we're having a look at some devices and technologies that you may well be using for the first time. If not because you got a brand new smartphone for the holidays, then because you're at your Grandparents' house fiddling with the gear you don't often pay as close attention to otherwise. What we're having a peek at today is using a USB-C cord with your Android device. Specifically, what we're looking at, is what happens when you connect one Android device with USB-C to another (that also uses USB-C.)

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SHIELD Tablet K1 to be first non-Nexus tablet with Marshmallow

SHIELD Tablet K1 to be first non-Nexus tablet with Marshmallow

Back when NVIDIA started to join the Android mobile device market in earnest, with the now called SHIELD Portable gaming handheld, the chip maker was well regarded for being a very good Android citizen. It treated its devices almost like a Nexus, with very minimal customizations and constant updates. The jubilation around that has somewhat died out, though NVIDIA is now trying to reclaim that title. It is teasing the upcoming update to its brand new SHIELD Tablet K1 that would make it the first tablet, or at least first non-Nexus tablet, to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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iPad Air 3 might come 1H 2016 but without 3D Touch

iPad Air 3 might come 1H 2016 but without 3D Touch

A new iPad Air might be coming really soon, after an absence at Apple's regular Fall event. But while that might be good news for fans of the ultra thin tablet, that imminence might come at a cost. According to renowned Apple Analyst Ming-chi Kuo, the iPad Air 3 might make an appearance sometime in the first half of 2016. But when it does, it will not have the 3D Touch feature that app developers are scrambling to support on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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Top notable Windows 10 tablets in 2015

Top notable Windows 10 tablets in 2015

2015 is nearly over and with that comes two things: holidays and shopping! And while reflecting on the great things that has happened in the past months and planning for the next twelve, it might also be time to consider whether your computing needs is also due a much needed update. This year has seen many a new things, from a new Windows 10 to new Intel processors, that might have you thinking about your next purchase. But what if you valued mobility just as much as your budget? Worry not, because we have here some of the most notable Window 10 tablets this year that will give you the best bang for your buck.

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Google Photos update turns it into a social network

Google Photos update turns it into a social network

No, Google didn't just turn Google Photos into Google+. Instead, they've updated the app to include Shared Albums, meaning you will be able to upload photos to an album that all of your contacts can see. Public sharing is slightly different, as is posting to Facebook. This update allows friends and family - whomever you've added - to access a unique folder in your library. Others can share folders of theirs with you, too.

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We’re already cyborgs: how screens have stolen our eyes

We’re already cyborgs: how screens have stolen our eyes

Some coffee shops have stopped, or refused to even begin, offering Wi-Fi in their establishments. The goal is noble: to get people to either talk to each other or bury their heads in books or notebooks. It might be an effective strategy if not for the prevalence of 4G even 3G connections in those areas as well. But while almost comic in nature, anecdotes such as these do hint at an underlying truth: that people have become attached, even dependent, on their mobile devices to the point of almost becoming a part of their body, if not their person. They have, become, to some extent, present day cyborgs.

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Pixel C AMA gives hope for split screens but not styluses

Pixel C AMA gives hope for split screens but not styluses

Early reviews of the newly launched Google Pixel C seem to agree on two things. First is that it's an awesome kit as far as hardware goes. The second is that it is somewhat ironically hampered by Android. To many, it felt like Google simply slapped on Android on the tablet hybrid without preparing it or designing it to fit the hardware. Based on the recent Reddit AMA, that almost seems like the case. The good news is that almost all those criticisms will be addressed in future updates. The bad news, it might take a while, even up to Android N, whatever its name might be.

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Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Everyone has a first: the first smartphone they owned, the first tablet they used, the first virtual reality headset they put on. For many, select Lenovo tablets will be the first tablet they've used that features an integrated projector, enabling it to beam its own screen onto the nearest wall for an anywhere-you-need-it grande display. The YOGA Tab 3 Pro is Lenovo's latest projector-toting tablet, and we recently gave it a spin to see how it fares in everyday life. Is the tablet a must-have tool for pros, or a mere novelty? Read our full review to find out!

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Hybrids: this is the future of tablets

Hybrids: this is the future of tablets

Google has just made the Pixel C Android 2-in-1 tablet available for purchase and the tech world will undoubtedly be awash with reviews of the device, most of which will compare it with the iPad Pro and the Surface 3. And that's to be expected, not just because they are direct competitors to each other, to some extent, but also because they are the forerunners of a shift in the tablet market that will most likely define the device category in the next few years. Tablets are growing up, and they aren't content to just be passive bystanders to the digital content that we are creating by the droves.

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Pixel C released today: final details on the iPad Pro competitor

Pixel C released today: final details on the iPad Pro competitor

Google's Pixel C tablet has been released to the Google Store online this afternoon, bringing with it a keyboard and Android Marshmallow to boot. Microsoft was first in line to this worker-tablet party with their "Surface" tablet suite, bringing "productivity" to the tablet universe with Windows 8. Then came Apple, bringing the ultra-large iPad Pro with its own keyboard and stylus. Google's entry keeps it simple with a silver back, 10.2-inch display, and USB-C connectivity.

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Facebook Creative Labs’ experimental hub of apps is dead

Facebook Creative Labs’ experimental hub of apps is dead

Facebook Riff, Facebook Rooms, and Facebook Slingshot are all about to be tossed into the garbage as Facebook Creative Labs is axed. This environment for Facebook employee creativity and exploration has been ended - sort of. The /Labs bit of Facebook.com does not exist any longer, nor does the address /FacebookCreativeLabs - though that address hadn't been used for a while. Facebook representatives are suggesting that this does not mean that developers will no longer be encouraged to experiment.

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