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Nexus 7 is at the heart of Toyota’s new infotainment system

Nexus 7 is at the heart of Toyota’s new infotainment system

When it comes to the average driver, one's car infotainment center might be of more importance than the engine under the hood. Given that technology is ever-changing and one is far more likely to update to new tech hardware long before investing in a new car, it only makes sense that an infotainment system should facilitate that reality.

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Nexus 7 replaces Virgin America’s current flight tablets

Nexus 7 replaces Virgin America’s current flight tablets

Virgin America announced this month that it will be replacing the tablets used by its crew members with the Nexus 7, doing so for an improved experience (the slim size and faster speeds were cited among reasons). The airline has decided to call the slates the CrewPad.

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LG Tab Book: an Android hybrid tablet with an Intel Core i5

LG Tab Book: an Android hybrid tablet with an Intel Core i5

LG has taken the wraps off a new hybrid offering, an Android tablet packing some generous specifications alongside the promise of high usability for various needs. The device runs Android 4.2.2, and though we don't yet know the price or availability of the slate, we do have a rundown of what it offers.

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Qwerkywriter is a classy typewriter keyboard

Qwerkywriter is a classy typewriter keyboard

Keyboards are a dime a dozen, but few are as retro and classy as the Qwerkywriter, a typewriter-styled keyboard and dock for your Bluetooth-equipped slate or computer. The Qwerkywriter was funded through Kickstarter, where it exceeded its goal by about $40,000.

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Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Smartphones are continually getting bigger and more powerful, and that could mean bad things for tablet shipment numbers. According to the latest NPD Group report, quarterly tablet sales have declined for the first time ever.

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VLC for Android beta arrives in US and Canadian Play Store

VLC for Android beta arrives in US and Canadian Play Store

Around this time in 2012, the beloved media player VLC arrived in the Google Play Store as a beta offering for Android users. Though it has been available since then, US and Canadian users have been relegated to grabbing the APK from the VLC website and installing manually, something that has finally come to an end.

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Apple patent app details location-based iPhone functions

Apple patent app details location-based iPhone functions

A new Apple patent application has surfaced at the USPTO detailing a location-based system that will alter how a device functions at any given time. As an example, an iPhone's access level will be tweaked based on where the user is currently at, requiring a stronger form of authorization when in public rather than at home.

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Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

Gear Essentials For Your Holiday Weekend

The height of summer is upon us, and with it comes our favorite activity: vacation. Whether you're taking a long weekend this Independence Day or prepping for a two-week getaway along the California coast, making sure you have the right gear will go a long way towards ensuring your trip goes smoothly.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review

Lenovo is back with another Windows tablet similar to its ThinkPad 8, the aptly-named ThinkPad 10. With this tablet comes a QuickShot cover and screen just as beautiful as its smaller sibling, as well as a couple docking stations, one with and one without a keyboard. To see how the slate and its accessories hold up in everyday usage, read our full SlashGear review.

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#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

If you have a Verizon phone, you might be one of many who have noticed that something is up: the billing system is down. Such has caused hassle amongst many new and established subscribers, with the collateral damage including an inability to activate a handset.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 destined for Verizon on June 26

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 destined for Verizon on June 26

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet will be available from Verizon this coming Thursday, June 26. Users will be able to get the slate for different price points depending whether a plan is selected or it is bought outright. We've got all the details for you after the jump.

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Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet takes on Panasonic’s Toughpad

Xplore has introduced a new tablet that goes toe-to-toe with Panasonic's Toughpad. The Xplore Bobcat is a rugged tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro (Windows 7 is also an option). With the slate comes a body designed to handle a fair amount of abuse, and a design that matches its inherent ruggedness.

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