3 Key Groups Google Will Need to Convince to Make Glass Successful

Google Glass was the talk of San Francisco last week as geeks paraded around town with Google’s latest wearable computing eyepiece at the Google I/O conference, but is the rest of America ready to embrace this new form of technology? Google still has a hard task as it sets out to popularize Glass much in […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Backs Smartwatch Over Google Glass

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Wearable computing–like smartwatches, smart eyewear with mounted displays, and sensors on clothing–is an emerging market that is predicted to explode over the next few years, so what device to buy and what to wear to maintain your geek chic? Twitter’s  Jack Dorsey and Square co-founder is hedging his bet on the smartwatch category, which is rumored […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?

Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows Coming to Smaller Screens Soon

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Thus far, all touchscreen Windows tablet launched today are sized with a minimum of a 10-inch display, but recent comments from Microsoft during its earnings call confirm what we’ve been hearing all along–Windows 8 will be coming to a smaller screen sizes. Microsoft’s outgoing chief financial officer Peter Klein says that this will happen soon, […]

7-Inch Microsoft Surface Rumored for Production Later This Year

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Rumors of a shrunken down Microsoft Surface tablet to compete against Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 are once again, no pun intended, surfacing on the Internet. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, the Surface-maker is planning a new lineup of tablets that will go into production later this year, and […]

A Nexus Smart Watch Could Help Google Challenge Apple, Samsung

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A new report says that Google is watching on its own version of a smart watch, a form factor that’s picking up momentum with rumors of Apple and Samsung developing their own wrist companion to the popular smartphone market. A Google-branded Nexus watch comes as Google is already venturing out in bold new wearable computing […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Microsoft Hints at 7-Inch Windows Tablet

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft finance head Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft is open on exploring Windows tablets with different sizes and form factors. This could mean that Windows 8 and Windows RT slates, like Microsoft’s own Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, could be released with a 7-inch display […]

Asus Padfone, Transformer Pad Infinity Destined for AT&T’s 4G LTE

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While U.S. customers can certainly import the Aus Padfone right now for a hefty cost, there’s news that U.S. wireless carrier AT&T will soon offer the transforming smartphone-tablet-netbook concept on its network as well as a 4G LTE variant of the Trasnformer Pad Infinity tablet. According to an un-named Asus representative speaking to Android Authority at […]

ClamCase Brings Clambook Laptop Dock to Most Android Smartphones, iPhone

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For owners of non-Webtop enabled Motorola smartphones and iPhone owners who look toward their Droid counterpart longingly with their ability to connect their phones to a laptop shell to gain a larger display, longer run time thanks to recharging capabilities, a full size keyboard, trackpad, speakers, and USB ports, fret not as ClamCase is looking […]

Samsung Launching Dual-Touchscreen Android Flip Phone in China

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While Computex saw some new computing form factors for Samsung in Taiwan, it looks like Samsung isn’t shying away from experimenting with new form factors and design in the mobile space. The Samsung GT-B9120 is a flip phone that runs on Google’s Android operating system and is headed to Chinese carrier China Unicom with a […]

Asus Cites Snapdragon S4 Shortage for Padfone Delay

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It looks like Asus’ transforming Padfone smartphone-tablet-netbook device has missed its April debut date in Taiwan and the manufacturer of the device cites Qualcomm’s shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processor as the reason. Initially, the Padfone would have debuted in Taiwan in April and the company would launch the device in more markets shortly after, […]

Microsoft Patents Tablet That Converts Into Laptop, Desktop

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In a bid to compete against consumer tablets that offer all-day mobility thanks to low-power consumption while at the same time delivering the full performance of Windows, Microsoft is looking to patent a hybrid system where the tablet, which will also serve as a display, can be used on its own with low-powered system requirements […]

Samsung Ambitiously Paving the Phablet Road

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Samsung announced at Mobile World Congress that in four months time, the company had shipped 2 million units of the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, a device that straddles the phone and tablet form factors. While the Note has attracted a devoted following of people who appreciate the device’s portability as a tablet while still retaining functionality […]

Galaxy Note Successor Gets Bluetooth Approval

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We’ve heard rumblings of a successor to the Galaxy Note, which was only recently released in the U.S. for carrier AT&T’s 4G LTE network, last month and now the device, which bears the model name GT-8000, is appearing again with Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The GT-N8000 had received WiFi certification last […]

Verizon Customers Want the Galaxy Note, Petition Begins to Let Big Red Know

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Prior to AT&T releasing the 4G LTE-capable Galaxy Note, a smartphone-tablet hybrid device with a large high resolution 5.3-inch display, on its network, there were rumors that Verizon Wireless may bring a Galaxy Note to its own network dubbed the Galaxy Journal. Since then, there hasn’t been word of a Note or Note variant for […]

Asus’ MWC Teaser Suggests Transforming Padfone Announcement?

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Asus has released a teaser video on YouTube with little information about what the company may be announcing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of the month. The video depicts a series of Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls with the phrase ‘Divided we stand. Together we rock.’ The tags for the YouTube video […]