tablets

Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Android tablet is slimmed down and faster

Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Android tablet is slimmed down and faster

Joining the newly announced A1-830 tablet is the new Acer Iconia B1-720, a smaller 7-inch tablet that is otherwise fairly similar to its larger A1 sibling. As with the A1, the Iconia B1-720 offers Jelly Bean and the promise of both high performance and battery life. Rather than the aluminum design, however, the B1 makes things a bit more classy with a textured and silky finish.

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Apple’s Tim Cook heading to Turkey in 2014 over big iPad deal, says sources

Apple’s Tim Cook heading to Turkey in 2014 over big iPad deal, says sources

Yesterday, an Apple employee newsletter surfaced in which CEO Tim Cook teased some big plans the company has in store for 2014. While such big plans weren't elaborated on, a Turkish publication -- Emlakkulisi -- has reported that Cook has a trip to Turkey planned for February 2014, where he will reportedly talk to Turkey's President Abdullah Gul about something being referred to as "FATIH Project".

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Toshiba dual-camera module for mobile devices offers object erasing

Toshiba dual-camera module for mobile devices offers object erasing

Erasing unwanted objects (read: photobombs) out of images is possible, but usually involves some after-the-fact digital editing and nearly always leaves traces of the object's absence in its wake. A dual-camera module Toshiba has developed for mobile devices -- smartphones and tablets, namely -- takes on the subject from a different angle, allowing unwanted objects to be erased from photographs.

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HP rumored to launch two Android phablets by year’s end

HP rumored to launch two Android phablets by year’s end

Hewlett-Packard may or may not release two brand new smartphones by the end of 2013, reported The Information today by way of The Verge. That gives the computing company eight days to make rumors come true. The phones -- for which no leaked or officially sanctioned images exist to our knowledge -- are expected to be a 6-inch "phablet" and a 7-inch phablet.

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ASUS VivoTab Note 8 leaked with Windows and active digitizer

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 leaked with Windows and active digitizer

Earlier this week, evidence surfaced on ASUS's website of a tablet referred to as model M80TA, something that was speculated as a possible small Transformer Book. This led to some digging around on the part of German website Mobile Geeks, which discovered the tablet is actually called the ASUS VivoTab Note 8, an 8-inch Windows-toting tablet and what would be a first in that form factor for the company.

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Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Looking to buy a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablet computer in time for Christmas? Don't go to the source. It seems the Surface situation over at the online Microsoft Store is bleak. The online retailer has been out of its two hero tablet models for "the past several days," reports Neowin. But they're out there if you know where to keep digging. "X" marks the spot after the jump.

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Vorson Bookmark 2500mAh portable battery is slim, colorful

Vorson Bookmark 2500mAh portable battery is slim, colorful

Vorson, maker of all sorts of portable and professional batteries for a variety of gadgets, has introduced its latest offering: the Bookmark, said to be the thinnest backup battery ever. As its name suggests (and title confirms), the Bookmark is roughly shaped like a bookmark, and, while not as thin, is still slim enough to be tucked away in a pocket or sleeve. Adding to the features is a touch-activated functionality.

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NORAD and Microsoft produce Santa tracker with 3D claymation and touch support

NORAD and Microsoft produce Santa tracker with 3D claymation and touch support

NORAD's Santa Tracker is a fun way for kids to keep an eye on Santa's journey around the globe on December 24, when he delivers presents to homes around the world. This year, the service has received an upgrade due in no small part to work with Microsoft, which has dabbled in the area in the past. For Santa watchers this December, the NORAD tracker has 3D claymation animations and is completely touch-friendly.

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Microsoft Nokia deal OKed by DOJ

Microsoft Nokia deal OKed by DOJ

There are a mighty number of hurdles a set of companies must go over before they join forces and become one in the United States, especially when they're such titans as Microsoft and Nokia. What's been approved today by the folks at the United States Department of Justice is the pending acquisition of Nokia's mobile devices and services business by Microsoft.

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