tablet

  • PBS debuts its own tablet for kids, the Playtime Pad

    PBS debuts its own tablet for kids, the Playtime Pad

    The public broadcaster PBS today unveiled a new plan to bring its children’s television programming to its young audience, who spend more time behind tablets than sitting in front of TV sets. It’s debuting its own branded tablet, called the Playtime Pad. The tablet, which is produced by Ematic will come preloaded with PBS Kids’ entertainment, including games, video clips… Read More

  • Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do

    The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the States with a string of high-quality handsets, but, as with a number of Chinese companies, this country has thus far proven a tough nut to crack. Announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this… Read More

  • Huawei’s MateBook tablet is up for pre-order in the US, shipping July 11th

    Huawei’s MateBook tablet is up for pre-order in the US, shipping July 11th

    We’re here 102 floors above Manhattan at One World Trade (for some reason) to commemorate the US launch of Huawei’s MateBook tablet. The two-in-one, which was shown off at Mobile World Congress back in February, is now up for pre-order here in the States, with shipping starting July 11th. The productivity device is a truly lovely piece of hardware, constructed with the same sort… Read More

  • Huawei Launches The $699 MateBook Windows 10 Tablet With Keyboard Case And Stylus

    Huawei Launches The $699 MateBook Windows 10 Tablet With Keyboard Case And Stylus

    Huawei is getting into the productivity game. The company, which recently made a splash in the U.S. with the launch of the Nexus 6p, announced a Surface Pro-like 12-inch Windows 10 tablet with a keyboard cover and an optional pressure-sensitive stylus and dock during its MWC keynote today. Pricing for the MateBook, which will be available with both Windows 10 Home and Professional, will… Read More

  • Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays

    Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays

    We’ve gotten a fair bit of play out of Google’s latest $35 Chromecast leading up to the holidays. The games are pretty fun, and you can’t beat it for the price. In time for said holidays, a few more games are being shoved out to keep your family yelling at the screen. Angry Birds Friends and Driver Speedboat Paradise are two of the titles, created just for Chromecast… Read More

  • Google Announces Pixel C Android Tablet With Magnetic Keyboard Add-on

    Google Announces Pixel C Android Tablet With Magnetic Keyboard Add-on

    Google has announced it’s working on a 10.2 inch tablet called the Pixel C at its Nexus event in SF today. The slate was revealed by product management exec Andrew Bowers, who talked up both the “play and productivity” sides of the forthcoming addition to the Pixel product line-up. 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

  • Apple Almost Forgets To Mention The New iPad Mini 4

    Apple Almost Forgets To Mention The New iPad Mini 4

    Behold, oh tablet lovers, Apple’s latest gift to you — a new mini iPad: the iPad Mini 4! You can just see it, fourth from the right, in the new iPad line-up, pictured above, on a slide from its ongoing ‘Hey Siri’ fall event today. Cupertino has broken with its own release traditions in announcing a new mini a little earlier than previous refreshes. The iPad Mini 3… Read More

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that indeed, users of Apple’s newest, larger smartphones do spend more time perusing their… Read More

  • Update: Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative

    Update: Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative

    Finnish smartphone startup Jolla has revealed the next step in its hardware journey: it’s making a tablet, albeit The Jolla Tablet will be crowdfunded. So this is mostly a pitch for pre-orders right now, with the price-tag starting at $189 for the first 2,000 pledgers. Read More

  • Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Apple’s rumored October 16 event is approaching on the horizon, and so far we’ve heard relatively little about what might be unveiled. We have heard that updated iMacs are likely on the way, however, as well as a new iPad Air. The Air sequel is said to be thinner and lighter, according to existing rumors, and now Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn (via 9to5Mac) is showing off pictures of… Read More

  • A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

    A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

    A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3 inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet overall, and is apparently already gearing up for a production run starting in the first quarter of 2015. We’ve long heard rumors about… Read More

  • Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

    Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

    The phone-sized tablet — aka the phablet — was born in Asia, so it’s fitting that the region is now apparently driving a trend for talking on even larger slabs of glass and plastic. Analyst IDC says tablets with a screen of 7 inches or larger are increasingly shipping with cellular voice capabilities — and getting increasing traction the Asia/Pacific region… Read More

  • Hands On With The Galaxy Tab S, Coming To The U.S. June 27

    Hands On With The Galaxy Tab S, Coming To The U.S. June 27

    Samsung has a new tablet, and the company is framing this as their new flagship slate line. The Galaxy Tab S was unveiled at an event last week, and brings an ultra-thin design and a super high-resolution display to Samsung’s Android-powered tablets. In both 8.4 and 10.5-inch flavors, these tablets promise dynamic screens that change their settings depending on content types. The Tab S… Read More

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