tablet computers

  • March 15th Apple Event For iPad, Small iPhone, Some Apple Watch Stuff Is A Go

    March 15th Apple Event For iPad, Small iPhone, Some Apple Watch Stuff Is A Go

    Back when I reported on whether we would see a full new ‘Apple Watch 2.0’ in March (still no), I mentioned that a March event from Apple could still happen — and that likely releases would be an iPad and smaller iPhone. At the time, the event was in a state of flux, according to a couple of sources — basically in a holding pattern that depended on what hardware was… Read More

  • Windows Phone Is An Ex-Platform

    Windows Phone Is An Ex-Platform

    Microsoft announced its Q2 2016 results yesterday, reporting strong performance for its cloud business and leading to a stock bump in the wake of the news. Its Surface tablet hardware business also performed well. However it’s an entirely different story for the unloved phone-making business — that albatross around Satya Nadella’s neck… Read More

  • A Look Back At Some CES Hot Air

    A Look Back At Some CES Hot Air

    In 2006 I was “leading” a team of Gizmodo reporters at CES from my underground lair in deepest Brooklyn. My son had just been born in December and I decided to stay home so I’d chat with the team over Campfire and tell them to look at stuff. It rarely worked. But one thing got their attention: the Quantum Disk from the Atom Chip Corporation. The system was making waves because… Read More

  • Meet Double Robotics’ Faster, Sturdier Double 2 Wheeled iPad With A Face

    You’ve likely seen Double Robotics’ telepresence robot roaming around a tech event or two. The iPad on a stick that live streams into the board room or your living room just released a faster, sturdier version of its robot with an iPad for a face at CES 2016 called the Double 2. Double launched out of Y Combinator in 2012 and started shipping its first version of the device in… Read More

  • Review: Google’s High-End Pixel C Tablet

    Review: Google’s High-End Pixel C Tablet

    Until now, the Pixel brand was all about Chrome OS laptops. But in September, the company surprised us all when it announced its Surface competitor, the 10.2-inch Pixel C Android tablet with its optional Bluetooth keyboard. Unlike its Nexus line of tablets, this is the first time Google has built its own tablet. Read More

  • Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    LiquidText, the annotation and document reader app developer for iOS (and a critical darling that has been one of Apple’s selected apps in its store nearly since its launch), has launched a new version with features for the new iPad Pro. Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

    Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has told the The Irish Independent he has no plans to converge Cupertino’s lovingly crafted iPad and Macbook hardware lines into a hybrid tablet-plus-laptop device — arguing that melding the two device types would undermine the user experience. Read More

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Ever wanted a giant iPad? Well, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase in 40 countries starting on Wednesday, November 11. It will first be available online with retail stores getting the device later in the week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available on Wednesday. Pricing starts at $799 for the base model, which ships with 32GB of internal memory. For… Read More

  • Some Finnish Engineers Would Like You To Put This Tiny Square Computer In Your Pocket

    Solu is a coaster-sized cloud-based portable computer that fits in your pocket. A team of Finnish engineers behind the device hope Solu will change the way we think of using our digital operating systems. Sure, we already have our portable computing devices such as iPads and smartphones, but Solu founder Kristoffer Lawson wants us to stop lugging all our heavy laptops and notebooks around… Read More

  • For The Next 24 Hours, Google’s Letting You Skip The Line For Project Fi

    For The Next 24 Hours, Google’s Letting You Skip The Line For Project Fi

    Google’s all excited about the official launch of its flagship Nexus devices. We’ve reviewed the 5X and 6P and since they’re both unlocked, you get to choose your carrier. One option? Project Fi. It’s been closed off to the world up until now, but the team is opening the gates just for the rest of the day: The #Nexus5X ships today–so Project Fi is giving… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

    Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

    Alas, poor Nook! I knew him, Reader: a tablet of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me into the library a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. The Nook as we knew it is now a rebadged Samsung tablet and the latest in the family is the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6″ Tablet, a device that features a standard Android… Read More

  • Amazon’s New Fire HD 8 Adds Removable Memory And More

    Amazon’s New Fire HD 8 Adds Removable Memory And More

    It’s a pretty sad state of affairs in the tablet world when removable memory is a way to lead off a review but there you have it – the Fire HD 8, Amazon’s latest addition to its tablet family, has a removable memory slot. This means you can expand things beyond the included 8 or 16 GB of memory that the device comes with. That’s a good thing and Amazon should be praised… Read More

  • We Didn’t Start The Fire (Amazon Did)

    In honor of the new Amazon Fire Tablet, we decided to take a quick look at the history of the tablet that gives the iPad a run for its money. Amazon’s attempts to corner the tablet market have thus far been thwarted, but each of their improvements added much to the ecosystem and proved that the company could make some solid hardware. Read More

  • Google Is Unveiling ‘New Treats’ — Like Its Next Nexus Device — On September 29th

    Google Is Unveiling ‘New Treats’ — Like Its Next Nexus Device — On September 29th

    Good things are coming this month, and I don’t just mean our Disrupt San Francisco event. That’s because Google just pulled the trigger on invites to a press event later this month which could see it unveil its next Nexus device, among other things. Read More

  • Amazon Releases Jolly Candy Fire HDs In Tangerine And Blue Along With A Cheaper Fire

    Amazon Releases Jolly Candy Fire HDs In Tangerine And Blue Along With A Cheaper Fire

    Amazon has announced a number of interesting improvements to their Fire HD and tablet line today, improvements that bump the processor speed and tweak the styling of the Fire HD 8- and 10.1-inch line and adds a new device, the Fire, priced at $49 (or a six-pack for $250). The Fire HD tablets have long had high-resolution screens and solid processors. Now, however, the company has moved… Read More

  • Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

    Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

    Apple’s support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices. Following the release, the Apple App Store will distribute applications that allow iPhone and iPad owners to install apps offering extensions for Apple’s Safari web browser that will prevent… Read More

  • The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

    The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

    The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives on as a reminder of our history. It is, to be sure, useful but on the Galaxy Note 5 it is a vestigial tool useful in parts of the world where handwriting is easier than tapping. But what does… Read More

  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More

  • The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

    The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

    If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, are aimed at the Android connoisseur, if such a person exists, and they have a rabid fanbase of folks who clamor for units with every launch. It’s hard to find them, you’ll probably… Read More

  • OLPC tablet to have dual-mode screen, run Android, be at CES 2011

    The One Laptop Per Child program’s leader, Nicholas Negroponte, showed off some renderings of the XO-3 tablet, and announced several new details. The occasion for the presentation was a partnership with Marvell, whose extremely low-cost Moby tablet design surfaced a few months ago. They’re working with Marvell (and Pixel Qi, reportedly) to produce this new tablet, which they are… Read More