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Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Microsoft's Surface Go may be cheap, but you pay for that in dire repairability and hardware that's practically disposable, a teardown of the tablet has concluded. Launched as the entry-level model in the company's Windows 2-in-1 line-up, the baby Surface keeps one key part of its bigger siblings' DNA.

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Tablets are still falling: why it needs to grow and how

Tablets are still falling: why it needs to grow and how

Just days after dropping the figures for the smartphone market, market researchers and analysts are putting the spotlight on the second favorite poster boy for shrinking markets: tablets (PC are still numero uno). But for the first time in a while, the narrative isn’t as clear-cut with winners and losers. The tablet market is now at a crossroads and its ultimate fate lies on how companies will wisely take advantage of the new opportunities that are given to them. And they better be smart because now, more than ever, the need for tablets, and the need to take tablets to the next level, is growing.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer has priced up its latest Chrome OS notebooks, with the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 headed to the US and Canada in September. The two notebooks, running Google's cloud-centric OS, will be targeting a more premium segment of the market than some of Acer's other Chromebook hardware.

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Galaxy Tab S4: where it wins and what it still needs

Galaxy Tab S4: where it wins and what it still needs

The past few months have been surprisingly interesting for the tablet market. Apple launched what was practically a budget iPad Pro. Google brought out the first ever keyboard-less Chrome OS tablet. Microsoft shrunk the Surface Pro down to a Surface Go. And, now, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S4. It is almost too easy to split the lines along operating systems and, to some extent, prices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 does actually have an advantage over its rivals and it could have easily won the race if not for a few things that may have dragged it down.

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Opinion: France’s total ban on smartphones in schools is too extreme

Opinion: France’s total ban on smartphones in schools is too extreme

A few days ago, French lawmakers passed legislation that was written to protect children from growing up like zombies enslaved to their smartphones and tablets. Such mobile devices will be banned in schools for children up to 15 years of age, both inside and outside classes. While it’s definitely easy to see this as a victory against the smartphone addiction that is plaguing society, it could actually end up doing more harm than good when these kids become ill-prepared to face the realities of modern life.

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Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S4 with a bent towards both entertainment and productivity. But before curious buyers get a chance to see that in action next week, Microsoft’s own portable productivity machine will hit the market first. In fact, they might be hitting the market now. Originally set to launch August 2nd, some pre-orders of the Microsoft Surface Go are already being shipped to eager early adopters, perhaps to help convince the market that they really want a Windows 10 tablet rather than an Android one.

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Galaxy Tab A 10.5 puts entertainment, price over features

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 puts entertainment, price over features

Samsung has just announced its latest and greatest tablet but not every tablet user will have a need for all the Galaxy Tab S4’s features. And, more importantly, not everyone might be able to afford one either. For those whose tablet needs are simple and more family-centric, Samsung is providing the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. And while it may have the same design and even the same size as the Galaxy Tab S4, that’s really all that they have in common.

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Galaxy Tab S4: 5 reasons iPad Pro should be scared

Galaxy Tab S4: 5 reasons iPad Pro should be scared

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 was revealed in full this morning by Samsung, complete with a set of iPad Pro matching-or-beating features. The Galaxy Tab S4 is part of Samsung's premium tablet lineup, coming with many of the features included in the impending headliner smartphone Galaxy Note 9. Here in the week before the full reveal of the Galaxy Note 9, we see the Galaxy Tab S4 bringing the heat to the biggest and most powerful tablets in the industry with highest-end specifications and features.

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Galaxy Tab S4 leaked in full: 256GB, DeX, S Pen

Galaxy Tab S4 leaked in full: 256GB, DeX, S Pen

Best Buy just leaked the entirety of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 tablet in multiple forms. This new tablet rolls with a 10.5-inch display, as you might imagine, with a form that's not entirely unlike the S3. This time, though, we've got a bunch of accessories that've been upgraded along with the innards of the tablet, making this a whole new ballgame.

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Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

While most of the recent Apple rumors and speculation have focused on this year's iPhone lineup and the addition of a fullscreen LCD model, there's reason to believe we'll also be seeing new iPad Pro models for 2018. Along with the expectation that the upcoming iPads will include the iPhone X's FaceID technology, there's evidence suggesting the tablets will be dropping the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as getting smaller all around.

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Inmates hacked prison tablets to steal $225,000 for apps and music

Inmates hacked prison tablets to steal $225,000 for apps and music

Company JPay offers special, small tablets designed specifically for corrections facilities. These tablets are intended to provide inmates with limited access to the outside world, including email and mobile games, but instead they were used to transfer large sums of money into various JPay accounts. The hackers were able to do this by exploiting a vulnerability with the tablets.

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Galaxy Tab S4 retail appearance hints at imminent launch

Galaxy Tab S4 retail appearance hints at imminent launch

Samsung is pulling out all the marketing stops to prepare for the announcement of the Galaxy Note 9 in two weeks. Those range from ads teasing the upcoming smartphone’s features as well as throwing shade at Apple’s flaws. That, however, isn’t the only new Samsung device that’s coming. In fact, the Galaxy Tab S4 might actually be arriving even sooner if this sighting of the tablet in a Korean store is any indication.

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