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Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Many years after some of Google's competitors launched their own portals for podcasts, Google Play launches their own for Android. This podcast portal launches within and paired with Google Play Music, where users are able to collect and stream podcasts at will. For those of you that aren't into streaming - you're pretty much out of luck. This may be launching in Google Play, but it's housed within Google Music. There you'll listen to all your favorites, inside the orange dome, with the new Google Play Music icon in full effect!

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Custom iPad Pro designed by Jony Ive heads to charity auction

Custom iPad Pro designed by Jony Ive heads to charity auction

What you're seeing here is a truly limited, as in one-of-a-kind, iPad Pro that is being auctioned off by Apple. No, it doesn't have 500GB of storage or 5G network compatibility, but it was personally designed by Jony Ive, Apple's senior head of design. The item is being sold as part of a charity effort to benefit the London Design Museum. Not only is the iPad itself a custom model, but the set includes several unique accessories, earning the package a special "Edition 1 of 1" label.

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Refreshed Amazon Fire HD 8 spotted at GFXBench

Refreshed Amazon Fire HD 8 spotted at GFXBench

Amazon has just finally revealed the latest iteration of its Kindle e-book reader. The somewhat odd Oasis has seemingly left some hung up, or even disappointed, on its price tag and it seems Amazon isn't done making people scratch their heads. Seen on the benchmarking site GFXBench is an unexpected Amazon tablet, believed to be a slightly revamped Fire HD 8. And though this new model does seem to upgrade some parts, it also shows some downgrades in some other areas as well.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 update brings in Vulkan, fixes galore

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 update brings in Vulkan, fixes galore

The SHIELD Tablet K1 may just be a more affordable, stylus-less version of the original SHIELD Tablet, but that doesn't make it a has-been in any way. In typical NVIDIA "good Android citizen" image, the tablet is getting a new update, not to Android N preview of course, but at least some parts of it. In particular, NVIDIA is rolling out support for the fledgling Vulkan API just as it did with the SHIELD Android TV console last February. The update also brings a ton of fixes to the gaming tablet.

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DisplayMate crowns 9.7-inch iPad Pro the best LCD display

DisplayMate crowns 9.7-inch iPad Pro the best LCD display

It is really no surprise that the newest and smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro would outperfrom the iPad Air 2 in the display department, since it does outrank it everywhere else except in price. It is, however, perhaps unexpected that this iPad Pro would also trump all other LCD displays, including the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro (except in one case). That is definitely the finding that DisplayMate reached with the iPad Pro, claiming unambiguously that it was by far the best performing LCD screen they have ever tested.

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Refreshed Galaxy Tab S2 spotted, still no Galaxy Tab S3 in sight

Refreshed Galaxy Tab S2 spotted, still no Galaxy Tab S3 in sight

Samsung just recently launched the hulking Galaxy TabPro S which, despite the "Galaxy" branding, is actually a Windows tablet. Those from the Android camp might be hungry for a new premium slate but, sadly, that might not yet be happening soon. Up in line would be a new Galaxy Tab S3 generation but what we're seeing instead is a new batch of Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. And all that these tablets bring to the table is a new Snapdraogn 652 as well as Android 6.0 right out of the box.

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Huawei MediaPad T2 10.1 renders hint at upcoming mid-range slate

Huawei MediaPad T2 10.1 renders hint at upcoming mid-range slate

Huawei's standing in the smartphone market might be rising even in the US, but as far as tablets go, its offerings have been mildly plain. Early this year at CES 2016, it unveiled the MediaPad M2 10.0, a somewhat decent Android tablet straddling the fine line between mid-range and premium. The MediaPad T2 10.0, which is the subject of today's leak, is, on the other hand, more confident in its place. Basically a more budget friendly, version of the MediaPad M2, the T2 offers just enough specs to survive 2016 with very few scars.

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A new Nexus 7 Android tablet to beat your iPad

A new Nexus 7 Android tablet to beat your iPad

While the prospect of creating a piece of hardware that'd supplant the since-the-beginning biggest tablet ever iPad, Google's next device might be able to do the trick. Google is currently placing itself in a position in which it becomes more singular. The Google Play suite of apps has adopted a more visually standard look. Google's Play return program has become more active in the recent past. But what's that got to do with a tablet? Could Google finally be making a play for the space they've never dominated with a device that's just as powerful as the opposition? If the past couple generations of Nexus device are any indication, Google's in a prime position to finally make the real anti-iPad.

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Remix OS 2.0 lands on Nexus 9, 10 tablets, Remix Ultraportable

Remix OS 2.0 lands on Nexus 9, 10 tablets, Remix Ultraportable

The age of productivity oriented tablets, especially Android, might soon be upon us and Jide is one of the blazing a trail ahead. Its Remix OS 2.0, the latest version of its Android version "remixed" for PCs and laptops, is now making its way to Android tablets. To be more specific, the custom ROM is now available for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 and, soon, in final form on the original Jide Remix Ultraportable. This expands Remix OS' scope to almost all large screen devices, offering Android productivity in a unique way.

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Alcatel Xess all-in-one launch date set for April 22

Alcatel Xess all-in-one launch date set for April 22

At CES early this year, nay even as far back as IFA 2015 last September, Alcatel revealed a rather bold new device that, frankly, still doesn't have an established, let alone widely embraced, category. The Alcatel Xess is practically an all-in-one computer amalgamated with a gigantic Android tablet designed for the kitchen and family enjoyment on the side. Calling it both a kitchen hub and a family entertainment device, Alcatel will be launching the Xess in North America starting 22nd April for the price of $499.

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Xiaomi, Hasbro now crowdfunding a Transformer “tablet”

Xiaomi, Hasbro now crowdfunding a Transformer “tablet”

While Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is renowned for its myriad of fast-selling smartphones, its tablet selection, in contrast, is dreadfully sparse. It has just revealed one such device in the works, but this tablet is definitely more than meets the eye. If that line and the title above wasn't yet a dead giveaway, will come clean immediately. Xiaomi is crowdfunding what does seem to be a perfectly normal tablet, except it isn't. Made together with acclaimed toy maker Hasbro, this slab actually morphs into a robot in the vein of the Transformers line of toys.

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HP’s Apple-baiting Spectre isn’t its only slick new laptop today

HP’s Apple-baiting Spectre isn’t its only slick new laptop today

All eyes may be on HP's new Spectre 13.3, dubbed the world's thinnest notebook, but if sacrificing touch and 4K are too big a compromise for you, fear not. The new ultraportable makes do with a non-touchscreen Full HD display - not to mention only USB-C ports for connectivity - in order to hit its 10.4mm thickness, but there are three other new HP models revealed today which balance their scales a little differently.

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