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Dell's Venue 11 Pro may be the Win8.1 convertible I've been waiting for
— 6:00 AM on October 3, 2013

Cyril already wrote about Dell's new tablets and notebooks, but he totally glossed over the coolest one. The Venue 11 Pro looks a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Dell serves up new tablets, high-PPI laptops
— 5:02 PM on October 2, 2013

Fresh from its successful privatization deal, Dell has announced a whole boatload of new mobile gear. Today's arrivals include laptops with high-PPI displays,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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300-PPI Sharp tablet has Bay Trail inside, waterproofing outside
— 11:55 AM on September 30, 2013

Sharp's IGZO display panels have already worked their way into high-PPI notebook screens and 4K desktop monitors. Now, one has popped up in a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted graphics cards and a $70 Android 4.1 tablet
— 5:44 PM on September 27, 2013

This week's deal o' the week post is short and sweet. We've got two steeply discounted graphics cards and one suspiciously cheap Android 4.1 tablet:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft said to consolidate Windows, Windows Phone app stores
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2013

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have a common software foundation, but their app libraries are currently separate. That could all change soon. Quoting sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft preps iPhone trade-in program
— 2:36 PM on September 26, 2013

Is that desperation I smell? Earlier this month, Microsoft kicked off a trade-in deal for iPad users, promising a gift card worth at least...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Dell drops Windows RT tablet
— 10:40 AM on September 25, 2013

Another Windows RT tablet has bitten the dust. Dell's XPS 10 is now listed as unavailable on the company's website. Rather than...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Amazon intros Kindle Fire HDX tablets, cuts 7'' Fire HD to $139
— 9:36 AM on September 25, 2013

There's new blood in Amazon's tablet family. Earlier this morning, the e-tail giant pulled the lid off the Kindle Fire HDX series, which bring...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Surface Music Cover hints at potential for tablet input innovation
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2013

Microsoft's second-generation Surface tablets feel like more of the same. There's a creative spark in the accessory department, though. Redmond is trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: New FAA rules to allow electronics during takeoff, landing
— 2:06 PM on September 24, 2013

Yes! Finally. Flight attendants may soon stop nagging us about turning off our phones and laptops. As the New York Times reports, an FAA...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Android gets remote device locking functionality
— 10:33 AM on September 24, 2013

Smartphone security has become an increasingly hot topic of late. Perhaps in response, Google has been expanding Android's remote management capabilities. In August,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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BlackBerry bidder offers $4.7 billion
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2013

BlackBerry has found a buyer. The once-dominant smartphone maker has agreed to preliminary terms with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Second-gen Surface tablets have better screens, bigger bundles
— 11:30 AM on September 23, 2013

Microsoft has lifted the lid on its second-generation Surface tablets. The Surface Pro 2 is easily the most interesting of the two, mostly because...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Fake fingerprints fool Apple's TouchID sensor
— 9:58 AM on September 23, 2013

Well, that didn't take long. Apple's fingerprint-based TouchID system has been hacked just days after the iPhone 5S's release. The Chaos Computer Club is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leaked Android 4.4 shots show flattened UI
— 9:21 AM on September 23, 2013

The fall look for smartphones is in, and apparently, flat icons and bright colors are all the rage. Only days after Apple's iOS 7 launch,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Phablets could be the future for Windows RT
— 9:12 AM on September 20, 2013

Some might argue that Windows RT has been an unmitigated disaster. At the very least, it's been a flop. Microsoft still thinks the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Cyanogen Inc. formed to accelerate alternative Android OS development
— 6:00 AM on September 19, 2013

CyanogenMod has gone corporate. The alternative Android variant was backed by funding from Benchmark Captial and Redpoint Ventures in April, and 17 employees have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft: Trade in your iPad, get a gift card worth at least $200
— 3:29 PM on September 13, 2013

Microsoft wants you to buy a Surface. Microsoft really wants you to buy a Surface. After cutting the price of the Surface RT, temporarily...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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