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Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Everyone has a first: the first smartphone they owned, the first tablet they used, the first virtual reality headset they put on. For many, select Lenovo tablets will be the first tablet they've used that features an integrated projector, enabling it to beam its own screen onto the nearest wall for an anywhere-you-need-it grande display. The YOGA Tab 3 Pro is Lenovo's latest projector-toting tablet, and we recently gave it a spin to see how it fares in everyday life. Is the tablet a must-have tool for pros, or a mere novelty? Read our full review to find out!

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Amazon Fire tablets get night-friendly display mode

Amazon Fire tablets get night-friendly display mode

Amazon is pushing out a software update to its Fire tablets, and among the features it brings is one becoming increasingly common — a nighttime-friendly mode that reduces blue light output to increase one’s odds of falling asleep. The idea is that blue light makes it harder to fall asleep, and thus the nighttime use of tablets and phones disrupts one’s sleep quality...unless they have this kind of display mode.

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TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

If you're more serious about keeping your tablet safe while keeping it held upright than you are about minimalism, there's the TSTAND. This amalgamation of plastic and metal is a tablet stand for a wide variety of devices, and aims to be the fix for people who use their tablet more than they use a laptop. What you're going to see here isn't just a stand for your desktop, but for any situation, large or small - but mostly large.

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Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK launched

Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK launched

Barnes & Noble has launched a new NOOK reading device, but it’s not the kind you might expect — rather than offering an e-ink display and dedicated reading functionality, the new NOOK comes from Samsung, and by all accounts is a sleek powerhouse of a tablet. It comes with a big price tag (relatively speaking) to match, but gives readers the option to browse magazines in full color and play with entertainment apps.

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Mobile devices are kids’ preferred gaming tools

Mobile devices are kids’ preferred gaming tools

Modern children prefer to play video games on mobile devices, according to a new report from NPD Group. The survey looked at kids ranging in age from 2 to 17, and discovered the PC has been knocked down from its top slot, no longer being the preferred gaming device. More than half of kids surveyed said they play video games on mobile devices regularly, while less than half of those kids reported playing games on a PC. The latter represents a 22 percent decrease over 2013’s report.

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iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

Late last month, Apple confirmed its big event taking place on September 9 in San Francisco, and word has it the company will be debuting its new iPad Pro slate at said event, as well as a new iPad Mini model. The iPad Pro has been the source of rumors for a while, and will reportedly be hitting shelves this coming November, with pre-orders being planned for the end of October. Likewise, the iPad mini 4 will be an improvement over the current iPad mini model in multiple ways.

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Lenovo Tablet 3 Series slates: integrated projector and more

Lenovo Tablet 3 Series slates: integrated projector and more

This upcoming holiday season, Lenovo hopes you’ll grab one of its sleek YOGA Tablet 3 Series slates: the YOGA Tab with an 8-inch or 10-inch display, or the more sophisticated YOGA Tab 3 Pro, which features a 10-inch display as well, but more robust features. All three feature the unique fold-in kickstand-like design we saw earlier this year from Lenovo, and the Pro version takes things even farther with a built-in projector and 3D audio.

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Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 Windows tablet takes on the Surface

Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 Windows tablet takes on the Surface

Lenovo has a new Ideapad that is poised to take on Microsoft's Surface slates. It features a 12-inch display and the same sort of folio and kickstand design as you'd find on the Surface, as well as some of Lenovo's own features (namely software), and its own design flavors. The MIIX 700 won’t come cheap, though it’ll cost less than certain Surface slates: the model starts at $699 USD, which is just about mid-to-high range when looking at competing models.

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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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