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NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

Barnes & Noble has introduced a new NOOK tablet to take on Amazon's cheapest Kindle offering. The item, much like the most basic Kindle Fire, is priced at $49.99 USD and features a 7-inch display. B&N says the new offering is a full tablet in the grandest sense of the word, including access to the Google Play Store and all the Android apps on it. That may make it more appealing than the Kindle Fire, which provides access to Amazon's Appstore.

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3 new iPads, including bezel-free 10.9in model, tipped for March

3 new iPads, including bezel-free 10.9in model, tipped for March

Now that this year's new iPhone has been launched, expectations are turning towards the next generation of iPad. Apple's last tablet releases included the debut of the large 12.9-inch iPad Pro, followed by a more the more reasonably sized iPad Pro in the 9.7-inch form-factor. But now rumors are buzzing that next year will see refreshed iPad Pros in both those previous sizes, along with a brand-new 10.9-inch model featuring a bezel-free design.

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Samsung itself is hesitating on foldable phones, says report

Samsung itself is hesitating on foldable phones, says report

Just when you thought that Samsung is really close to launching a foldable smartphone next year, it seems that it’s still not a sure deal. Or if it does come, it will be even more limited than the eccentric and curved Galaxy Round. According to reports, the embattled Korean OEM is indeed already capable of producing a foldable smartphone by late 2017, albeit in small quantities. Uncharacteristic of Samsung, however, is the report that the company is actually exercising caution, having second thoughts about the feasibility of such a product.

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Eve V tablet’s crowdsourced specs are final, ready for Indiegogo

Eve V tablet’s crowdsourced specs are final, ready for Indiegogo

Most crowdfunding campaigns simply dump ideas onto interested backers, though some do change course drastically due to strong backer demand. The folks behind the Eve V 2-in-1 tablet, however, have taken a rather revolutionary, and most likely risky, approach. Right from the very beginning, they’ve asked would-be backers what they want. Of course, the startup eventually needed to put its foot down somewhere, and the foot has indeed come down. The specs for the Eve V have just been finalized, and the tablet is finally ready to head to Indiegogo for the real litmus test.

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Verizon Ellipsis 8 HD tablet launches with Android Marshmallow

Verizon Ellipsis 8 HD tablet launches with Android Marshmallow

Following a recent leak, Verizon has officially launched the new Ellipsis 8 HD. The tablet boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor and Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, as well as a relatively inexpensive price tag of $249.99 USD alongside a couple payment options. This is an update to the carrier’s previously launched Ellipsis 8, a budget-tier tablet that, unfortunately, has earned modest-to-low reviews in the couple years since launching.

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TCL Xess brings its giant Android screen to Amazon

TCL Xess brings its giant Android screen to Amazon

Not so long ago, Alcatel introduced what was, and still is, an odd Android device. It was basically a gigantic 17.3-inch Android tablet that is meant to be used upright and not meant to be carried around much. The Xess was scheduled to go on sale last April but it is only now that it is showing up for retail on Amazon. And while it’s being sold under parent company TCL’s name, it’s really the same Xess as before, but with one subtle shift in focus: Amazon Alexa.

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New Nook on the way from Barnes & Noble, possibly with Google Play support

New Nook on the way from Barnes & Noble, possibly with Google Play support

It's been some time since we've heard about a new Nook e-reader device. That's because book retailer Barnes & Noble stopped making the tablet directly, instead licensing the brand to other manufacturers, such as Samsung. It appears that Barnes & Noble is going to take another stab at it, however, as an FCC listing has recently been discovered for the new Nook Tablet 7.

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Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon is rolling out Alexa voice services on Fire tablets via a new software update. The update is making its way to last year’s Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and regular Fire tablets, as well as this year’s Fire HD 8 offering. Once it makes its way to your own Fire tablet, you'll be able to use Alexa by pressing the on-screen home button. There's also support for linking your Echo and tablet together.

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Duet Display Pro turns the iPad Pro into a Wacom Cintiq

Duet Display Pro turns the iPad Pro into a Wacom Cintiq

The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil shook the tablet world, demonstrating that things that can be created digitally using a rather unassuming accessory. But while the Pencil might be precise and accurate, the iPad Pro itself sometimes becomes the bottleneck, especially for illustrators and artists who need more muscle than the mobile device can provide. Such creators usually go to their Macs or PCs to do “real work”, usually with a Wacom drawing tablet. With Duet’s new Duet Pro subscription, you can have all that without burning a hole through your pocket to buy a Wacom Cintiq.

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Galaxy Tab A 10.1 keeps Note alive with S Pen

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 keeps Note alive with S Pen

Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with an S Pen aboard, chopping down rumors that the Note 7 killed the stylus. That would be completely absurd, of course, as Samsung has also been rumored to release a Note 8 next year. One recall wont kill the beast, of that you can be certain. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will feature a 10.1-inch TFT LCD with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and an Exynos 7870 processor inside.

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Android 7.1 dev preview download released for Nexus 6P, 5X, Pixel C

Android 7.1 dev preview download released for Nexus 6P, 5X, Pixel C

With the Google Pixel out the door, Android 7.1 is, at least officially, already launched. Of course, it might not really count considering there’s only one, technically two, device that supports it. To get the ball rolling for other devices, Google has released the developer preview of Android 7.1 for at least three devices: the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, and the Pixel C tablet. While also a way for the curious to test out the waters, the dev preview is also meant to give developers a head start to test or update their apps to the latest and greatest version.

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Joy photo album brings Harry Potter “moving pictures” to reality

Joy photo album brings Harry Potter “moving pictures” to reality

While many of us take photos with our smartphones, or even tablets at times, we don’t always want them to remain there. We want the bigger picture to share or show off. Smartphones aren’t exactly large enough and tablets aren’t really meant to be left on a shelf. That is why startup Joy has created its eponymous “interactive photo album” that lets you bring your photos to a room or table and make them stay there.

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