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Verizon’s new Ellipsis tablet was made for kids

Verizon’s new Ellipsis tablet was made for kids

Although not as popular as some of the top brands in the tablet market, Verizon has regularly put out its own brand of slates aimed at budget conscious customers. Now it's bringing its Ellipsis brand to its youngest demographic yet. Joining the announcement of the new GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget from LG, Verizon is revealing the Ellipsis Kids tablet. The name says it all, delivering an Android tablet that's designed both inside and out for kids, with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers, and, of course, parental controls.

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Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft's latest flagship device, the Surface Book laptop/tablet hybrid, has just been subjected to the iFixit teardown process. The repair experts clearly detail the device's interesting internal components and the unique layout, but they also reveal why the Surface Book is nearly impossible to repair, and should never be attempted by a user. In the end it was given a repairability score of 1 out of 10, just about the lowest there is.

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Google says there’s “no plan to phase out Chrome OS”

Google says there’s “no plan to phase out Chrome OS”

Last week we spoke about when and where it'll make sense for Google to create a wave of Android notebooks. The rumors were that Chrome OS was eventually going to be folded in to Android, and that Chrome OS would no longer exist - sort of. Today Google has taken to their own Google Chrome Blog to say that there's no such plan at the moment. "there’s been some confusion," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, "about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android."

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5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

Around the water cooler, this author is somewhat known for being a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro, especially since the Surface Pro 3. By then, the advantages far outweighed the drawbacks, which have also become more bearable than in previous iterations. And you could tell that Microsoft has near perfected the design language it wanted. So when it unveiled the Surface Book to much surprise and fanfare, interest and excitement naturally welled up. But after our own up close and personal encounter with one of Microsoft's finest hardware yet, the verdict sadly tips on the "skip for now" side. Here's why.

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iPad Pro reported to go on sale November 11

iPad Pro reported to go on sale November 11

If you've been astounded by Apple's largest tablet ever and have been eagerly holding on to your cash reserves for the fated day, you might just be in luck. In little over than a week, Apple will be opening up sales of the iPad Pro and its Pencil companion. At least, that's what insider sources are saying. By November 11, the iPad which has got everyone talking, both in a good and a bad way, will be available in both online stores as well as retail outlets, finally giving the world a chance to rate the tablet up close and personal.

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Adobe Photoshop Fix, Mix updated with iPad Pro support, iOS 9 multitasking

Adobe Photoshop Fix, Mix updated with iPad Pro support, iOS 9 multitasking

Adobe today released updates to its iOS versions of image-editing software Photoshop. Both Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix can now take advantage of iOS 9's new multitasking feature. But what's also surprising is that both updates introduce support for the iPad Pro, Apple's upcoming larger-sized tablet. While it's assumed the iPad Pro will see release sometime next month, there's still no confirmed date yet.

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There’s another odd way to charge the Apple Pencil

There’s another odd way to charge the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil, Apple's expensive stylus that was revealed with the new iPad Pro back in September, has a very unique way of charging. It relies on Apple's now-standard Lightning connectors, with a cap on the top that pops off and lets the Pencil plug in to the iPad Pro's own charging port. While this is a handy way of charging while on the go, it does pose a bit of a problem. In order to connect with the iPad's female Lightning port, the Apple Pencil has a male connector. But what to do when the stylus needs to be charged with a male-tipped Lightning cable?

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Here’s what the huge Samsung Galaxy View will cost you

Here’s what the huge Samsung Galaxy View will cost you

As far as reasonable tablets are concerned, 12-inches seem to be the tipping point between size and portability. Ever the contrarian looking for something new to convince people to buy, Samsung went the extra mile, or rather extra few inches, with the 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet. If you could still call it that. If, however, you've been sold on the device, you will be able to grab or lug one around starting November 6, for the price of a high-end smartphone but with specs that don't match.

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Panasonic Toughpad 4K FZ-Y1 breaks rugged conventions

Panasonic Toughpad 4K FZ-Y1 breaks rugged conventions

Rugged devices are traditional tough on the outside but more often than not weak on the inside, with specs that are usually standard for the past year or two. Many of Panasonic's own Toughpad devices, both tablets and phones, fall under that stereotype. The new FZ-Y1 Windows 10 tablet, or table-let practically, is a rare exception. It boasts of rather high end specs, including a 20-inch 4K screen, but at the same manages to be tough enough to survive the field and an occasional, accidental drop.

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Samsung Galaxy View detailed: new “largest Android” now official

Samsung Galaxy View detailed: new “largest Android” now official

What Samsung calls the "largest Android mobile device on the market" has been revealed in the Galaxy View. This device splits the difference between the smartphone (or tablet) and the full-sized television monitor, coming with a whopping 18.4-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display with touchscreen capabilities. This device will come in either Wi-fi-only or 4G LTE iterations, running with a nanoSIM card slot right out of the box. This device comes with a built-in handle - naturally - to allow you to carry it around without worrying about a drop.

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Samsung Galaxy View leak sets the price for a giant slab

Samsung Galaxy View leak sets the price for a giant slab

It seems that the rumors about two years ago were true, that device makers like Samsung and Apple would be carving out a new market for larger than usual tablets. After Samsung's Galaxy Note and Tab PROs, Apple revealed its hand with the large iPad Pro. Naturally, Samsung doesn't want to be outdone. The 18.4-inch Galaxy View that is making rounds over the Internet is truly one of the larger ones and now another "accidental" online listing is giving some insight on what the tablet really is for.

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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

After three weeks of waiting, Microsoft has finally opened the doors to its latest and hottest Windows 10 computers. Now we will really see whether the initial interest that surrounded the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book will translate into sales. Now we will also see if these two tablet/laptop hybrids will really match the expectation that Microsoft has build up for them. But Microsoft isn't just content with selling these devices to new owners. It also wants to reel in MacBook refugees by providing a migration guide for them.

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