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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Ultrabook leads rugged Haswell revamp

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Ultrabook leads rugged Haswell revamp

HP has refreshed its EliteBook line, launching the new EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook, giving the Revolve touchscreen convertible a Haswell update, and debuting a tiny desktop that can hide between your display. The EliteBook Folio 1040 is the new flagship, a 14-inch ultraportable notebook with the choice of up to a 1080p HD display and dualcore Core i5 or i7 processors, wrapped up in MIL-STD 810G ruggedness tests for temperature, vibration, shock, drop, and even surviving explosive atmospheres.

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Amazon Kindle FreeTime upgrade adds educational goals

Amazon Kindle FreeTime upgrade adds educational goals

Amazon announced a new upgrade is coming to the Kindle FreeTime software ahead of Christmas. The Kindle FreeTime software is something that Amazon offers that allows parents to control how much time their child can spend on their Kindle tablet doing specific things. The FreeTime software can limit the overall time spent on the tablet, the time spent with games, and the time spent with video among other things.

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No Glasses 3D Tablet from Hammacher Schlemmer breaks cover

No Glasses 3D Tablet from Hammacher Schlemmer breaks cover

One of the reasons that consumers haven't started to adopt 3D devices like TVs in force is that they all need glasses. Some of the TVs now use passive glasses rather than expensive active sets, but glasses are still needed. One of the only consumer devices on the market that doesn't require glasses is the Nintendo 3DS. Purveyor of strange goods Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled a new tablet that supports 3D.

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Android extends tablet lead as Windows still struggles IDC says

Android extends tablet lead as Windows still struggles IDC says

Tablet sales grew more than 50-percent in 2013 versus the previous year but growth is likely to slow toward 2017, new research indicates, with analysts skeptical that Windows slates will gain significant traction any time soon. Shipments worldwide grew 53.5-percent year on year to an expected 221.3m, IDC's figures indicate, with predications that larger-screen models such as the iPad Air could make a resurgence.

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iOS 7 upgrade rate now over 70% as KitKat sidles into Android OS stats

iOS 7 upgrade rate now over 70% as KitKat sidles into Android OS stats

Apple's iOS 7 continues to outpace iOS 6 in terms of device upgrades, new research has indicated, with more than 70-percent of devices in North America now running the latest platform, as Android 4.4 KitKat makes its tentative first appearance in the Google breakdown charts. iPhone users have been a little more keen to update than their iPad counterparts (74.1-percent versus 63.8-percent) according to Chitika, with the prediction that iOS 7 will "continue to substantially outpace iOS 6 adoption" moving forward.

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HP Slate7 and Slate8 Pro tablets square off against Nexus 7

HP Slate7 and Slate8 Pro tablets square off against Nexus 7

It's not often that a single tablet is able to contend with the whole entire rest of the gadget universe, but that's exactly what's happening with the likes of the Nexus 7 - as proven once again with the release of HP's newest set of slates. The HP Slate7 Plus and Slate7 Extreme join the Slate8 Pro in Android tablet releases just in time for the holiday season, NVIDIA Tegra processors in the lot of them. They've all got a bone to pick with Google's own ASUS-made Nexus 7, of course, with this generation rocking Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon rather than last year's Tegra 3.

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