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Don’t fall for these terrible tablet deals on Black Friday

Don’t fall for these terrible tablet deals on Black Friday

Today we're having a look at some examples of the worst tablets on sale - doorbuster style - on Black Friday. This list was compiled in the year 2015, but you'll be able to use it as an example well into the future. The same situation has arisen several years in a row - terrible, terrible tablets being sold at "rock bottom" prices on Black Friday in an effort to trick their buyers. Every major retailer is guilty. No-one is safe. Heed our words of warning - stay away from these tablets at all costs.

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One Education’s Infinity modular laptop/tablet hits Indiegogo

One Education’s Infinity modular laptop/tablet hits Indiegogo

It was way back in February that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative and its partner One Education announced a modular laptop/tablet hybrid, dubbed the XO-Infinity, promising a debut in the following weeks. Well, it's a bit later than expected, but One Education finally has working prototypes, and, after dropping the XO part of the name, has now launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund the Infinity.

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There might be a Tegra X1 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet after all

There might be a Tegra X1 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet after all

Just last week, NVIDIA put out a new SHIELD Tablet, this time with "K1" appended to its name. It might have disappointed many who have been expecting, or at least wishing for, a refreshed gaming tablet with more up-to-date specs. Sadly, the K1 was but a mild change over the first SHIELD Tablet, but carrying a more affordable price tag. But if leaked details, which has already been taken down, found on GFXBench are any indication, NVIDIA might indeed have a Tegra X1 powered model coming soon.

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Should I buy cheap electronics on Black Friday? Absolutely not.

Should I buy cheap electronics on Black Friday? Absolutely not.

It's the time of year when electronics are sold at bare-minimum cost and appear to be good deals for those that wake up early. Black Friday, it's called - and it's not a great place to shop. It's the place where stores pick up large batches of extremely cheap and terrible pieces of merchandise that, on the surface, seem like they'll be pretty much exactly what a person would want to buy when they've had very little sleep. A big, giant television set! A tablet for next-to-nothing! "Wow, what a good deal," you might be saying to yourself. If it looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is just that.

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Jolla in trouble? Pre-ordered tablets remain undelivered

Jolla in trouble? Pre-ordered tablets remain undelivered

Perhaps Nokia's curse strikes again. Jolla, a company who rose from the Finnish giant's ashes, is in a bit of financial trouble. It has filed for debt restructuring and has even announced temporary layoffs of most of its workforce. But even more worrying is that it has also halted all product deliveries, leaving thousands of pre-ordered Jolla tablets undelivered to backers who have already paid for the tablet in advance. All of these cast a shroud of uncertainty over the future of the startup and its ability to further deliver hardware products.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 runs Android or Windows 10, for real

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 runs Android or Windows 10, for real

The newest Xiaomi tablet - one you might recognize - goes by the name Mi Pad 2 and runs either Android 5.1 Lollipop or Windows 10. Microsoft's operating system is the newest on the market - with such a small display, it's likely Xiaomi is being allowed to run this operating system and sell it for free. The Android we're talking about here isn't base, standard, Google-made Android. Instead it's Xiaomi's own MIUI. The version is MIUI 7, and if what we've seen in the past is any indication, it's pretty slick.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi Pad 2 flaunt full metal bodies

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi Pad 2 flaunt full metal bodies

Chinese superstar Xiaomi has finally taken the covers off its latest mobile devices and if there's one theme that binds the two, it would be all metal. Both the Redmi Note 3 smartphone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet are encased in premium looking unibody metal bodies. Of course, like always with Xiaomi's products, the looks belie the price tag, and sometimes even the specs. Both, however, do have intriguing spiels, like the first fingerprint scanner on a Xiaomi smartphone and the first Intel processor on a Xiaomi tablet.

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Google’s mobile future is in App Streaming

Google’s mobile future is in App Streaming

Google's next big play for the mobile universe (with Android, for now) is in the ability to stream an app instead of downloading it to your device. Instead of downloading an app to book a hotel, for instance, then tossing the app away after you're done with your vacation, Google wants you to stream it. You'll see the app pretty much the same way you'd see any other app, but all of its content will be hosted on the internet.

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Cook asks why would anyone still buy a PC: here are 5 reasons

Cook asks why would anyone still buy a PC: here are 5 reasons

The iPad Pro is technically a wonderful device, but that might be a bit overshadowed by the biggest question that will hound its existence to the very end. Why buy such a huge tablet? Or to be more precise, why buy such a huge iOS tablet? Days before it launched, Apple chief executive Tim Cook answered this question with another question. Why would anyone still buy a PC, even going as far as explicitly predicting how the iPad Pro will replace desktops and laptops for many people. To stop the "answer a question with another question" pattern, here are 5 reasons why iPad Pro, at least for the moment, isn't going to replace even your laptop just yet.

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DisplayMate on iPad Pro: great but iPad mini 4 still better

DisplayMate on iPad Pro: great but iPad mini 4 still better

It is perhaps not totally inaccurate to say that the iPad Pro is Apple's most contentious device of late. The unconventionally large size, the stylus pencil, and the straggling of the fine line between tablet and laptop. That said, it might also be one of the best in its class. Well, almost the best. While the gigantic iPad Pro does have major improvements when it comes to display technology, it might instead be outclassed by Apple's most recent and smallest tablet to date, the latest iPad mini 4.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Review or: why it’s still the best

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Review or: why it’s still the best

Today we're going to take a quick look at the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 and discuss why this device is the best tablet that money can buy. When we had a look at the original NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, it was very apparent that NVIDIA's tablet-making opponents were going to have a tough time competing with the features and overall quality of this top-notch piece of equipment. One year later and not one tablet can hold a flame to the SHIELD for its combination of quality and price. And now it's cheaper than it was before. What's going on here, you might ask?

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 returns with new $200 price

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 returns with new $200 price

NVIDIA's Shield Tablet is back, refreshed post-recall and sweetened with a $100 price cut over the original model. The Android slate was already one of the cheaper ways to get a performance tablet, but now NVIDIA has trimmed both the range and the specifications to a single unit at $199, dubbed the Shield Tablet K1.

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