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Archos Diamond Tab 7.9″ Lollipop tablet launches in October

Archos Diamond Tab 7.9″ Lollipop tablet launches in October

Archos has introduced its new Diamond Tab tablet, the first octa-core tablet it offers with 4G LTE connectivity. As far as specs go, they’re decidedly mid-tier, and in line with the related £179 price tag. The tablet won’t be available until October, but we’ve all the details on what you can expect now. Among it all is a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek MT8752, giving it enough oomph to run more demanding apps, including games. The display is on the smaller side at 7.9 inches.

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Jolla Tablet now available for pre-order

Jolla Tablet now available for pre-order

Jolla Tablet pre-orders have gone live, the company behind it has announced. Jolla says there is a “limited batch” now available to pre-order through its Jolla Online Shop, giving interested tablet users a chance to grab one of Finnish company Jolla’s own sleek tablets. Unlike competing models, Jolla Tablet doesn’t run Android; instead, it is loaded with Jolla’s own Sailfish OS 2.0 platform. The tablet is made to be both stylish and minimalist, and Jolla promises that it offers a “superb, previously unseen user experience.”

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Macy’s dressing room tablets deliver clothes via chutes

Macy’s dressing room tablets deliver clothes via chutes

Amazon is chomping up a growing number of consumers, and other retailers — particularly those of the brick-and-mortar sort — are feeling the pressure. Macy’s is trying out new methods to retain customers, and one of those methods is putting tablets in dressing rooms. The idea is that while anyone can buy something online, they can’t try it out over the Internet to see how it looks before buying...meaning that, at least for now, physical retail stores still have an edge, and they're doing everything they can to keep it.

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Google: Nexus devices will get monthly security updates

Google: Nexus devices will get monthly security updates

Today Google announced a new update policy for Nexus devices, saying that in addition to the regular updates, the Nexus devices (minus the Galaxy Nexus) will receive regular monthly security updates over the air. This is another method on top of existing features to further increase Android security. Google points toward the fact that it has, for the past three years, informed Android manufacturers monthly about security issues, and with this newest change it is taking that to a new level.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo TAB 2 A8

Three things to know about the Lenovo TAB 2 A8

Yesterday we reviewed Lenovo's second-generation 8-inch TAB tablet, the Lenovo TAB 2 A8. This Android slate runs Lollipop and enjoys some improvements over the previous version, including a slimmer build and more angular edges, a newer version of Android, and better audio software. If you happened to miss that review, be sure to check it out for a full run down of the specs and features -- in the meantime, we have a tl;dr summary for you. Here are three things to know about the second generation update.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet gets a second-gen update

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet gets a second-gen update

At the Lenovo Tech World event in Beijing, Lenovo has introduced the second-generation of its ThinkPad 10 tablet and the improvements it brings with it, including a ThinkPad Pen Pro and a new Folio keyboard. The tablet looks very similar -- though not identical -- to the first-generation version (check out our review of it), but stands out in all the ways needed to (hopefully) produce a sharper, better-abled upgrade for those who are ready for a next-gen device. We've a gallery after the jump!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung's flagship tablet is about to get a new model, hopefully to be unveiled this June. Leaked details about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 have appeared on the internet, creating an image of what we can expect from the new high-end tablet. It looks as though the tablet has been redesigned to directly compete with Apple's latest iPads. The latest leak to hit the web is a possible promo photo of the new device. It looks sleek and best of all, thin. With a rumored thickness of only 5.4mm, it would be thinner than the iPad Air 2's 6.1mm.

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Polaroid Zip pocket printer spits out prints from your smartphone

Polaroid Zip pocket printer spits out prints from your smartphone

Polaroid launched a new tiny portable printer earlier this week without much fanfare, and it is targeted at the mobile photographers among us -- those who can't remember the last time they picked up a dedicated digital camera because they've been too busy cataloging their life with a series of stylish smartphone-snapped pics. It is called the Zip printer, and it is small enough to fit in your pocket, printing out physical photographs for those times you take a shot that is extra special.

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ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

Mobile gaming has become a sophisticated hobby over the years, and anyone who enjoys it quickly grows tired of on-screen digital controls. The solution is a mobile gamepad, of which there is no shortage, but they all come with the same design: a clip in which a smartphone or tablet is slid, positioning it above a standard gaming controller. ScreenStick is different, putting physical joysticks on your device's display using suction cups for a more natural feel when holding the device.

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uberFAMILY rides to include nabi 2 educational tablet for kids

uberFAMILY rides to include nabi 2 educational tablet for kids

Uber has announced a new partnership with Fuhu that will bring the maker's nabi 2 educational tablet to its uberFAMILY rides. This gives kids something to do during a ride that doesn't involve playing with the power windows or kicking the back of the seat, and has that educational twist to put this under utilized spat of downtime to good use. The feature is only coming to Washington DC, however, and the ridesharing service doesn't go into many details at this point.

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Lenovo Tab 2 A10, A8 hands-on; mid-range and loving it

Lenovo Tab 2 A10, A8 hands-on; mid-range and loving it

At MWC, Lenovo has unveiled some new tablets for Android fans, and we think you’re going to like these. The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and A8 offer quite a bit, but don’t ask a lot. With sub-$200 pricing, these aren’t flagship tablets. They definitely don’t disappoint, though. Lenovo is also good to provide large batteries in their tablets, so these two are both affordable and long lasting. Both will sport Android 5.0, and will be available starting in June of this year.

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I gave away my tablets and don’t at all miss them

I gave away my tablets and don’t at all miss them

Tablets were the new big thing, and the idea of owning one was exciting. Still, I didn’t see a use for them at the time, and so I put off buying one for a while, instead using those extra funds for an extra nice smartphone. Months rolled by and I’d nearly impulse buy a tablet at one point or another, but always held back. What would I do with it? It’d be easier to watch movies while lying around, I reasoned. And I could use it to take notes during class. It’d be lighter than my then-laptop. There was an app for everything! I talked myself into it. Fast-forward a few years. I’ve given away most of my tablets, and I don’t miss them a bit.

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