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Galaxy Note Successor Coming In October?

When the original Galaxy Note first arrived on scene there was a fair amount of buzz. Was the note a smartphone or was it a tablet? Samsung’s Galaxy Note managed to blend both worlds together and in doing so created a unique yet useful smartphone device. Apparently they have no regrets and are preparing to do it all over again with a next-generation unit which will supposedly arrive in October to better compete against the next iPhone.

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Microsoft Announces The Microsoft Surface Tablet

Recently the web has been ablaze with rumor and speculation regarding a big upcoming Microsoft announcement that was scheduled for Monday- which is now today. The wait is over, and it turns out that what was announced is part of the Microsoft Surface brand. No, this isn’t another massive Surface table, it’s a tablet.

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New Google Play Commercials Show Off Google Services In Unique Way

Google’s instant sharing system for the music and movies on your various devices makes Google Play quite useful, but the truth is that most of the more casual PC, tablet and smartphone users don’t know just how useful Play can be. In order to solve that problem, Google has uploaded some pretty unique videos to the web in order to advertise its Google Play service and explain it in a very simple way.

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Samsung Introduces New NFC Sticker System For NFC-Equipped Smartphones

NFC technology is becoming more and more commonplace in today’s smartphones, but the truth is that outside of mobile payment systems such as Google Wallet, they aren’t really being put to full use. This could all change thanks to a new Samsung technology called TecTiles, which essentially are little packs of five stickers for $14.99 that are programmable and can be swiped by your NFC-equipped phone.

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ClamCase Announces Laptop Dock Connector For iOS and Android

As smartphones grow in power, the ability for them to truly be used as substitutes for traditional laptops is certainly an option. There have been a few solutions to that end already, such as the Motorola Atrix or even the ASUS Padfone, but now we get something new, something very “Apple Air” looking, the ClamBook.

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Logitech Announces Ultrathin Keyboard-Integrated Cover For iPad

Looking to turn your iPad into a handy netbook? Logitech has you covered with its new ultrathin keyboard case that it announced earlier today. The new case is designed for both the iPad 2 and new iPad, giving you a thin screen protector that also has a built-in keyboard. Similarly to Apple’s Smart Cover case, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover uses a magnetic clip to secure its iPad. According to Logitech, there is no reason to worry about battery life on the keyboard because if you were to use it for about 2 hours a day it would still have enough juice to keep it running for about six months. Not half bad at all, I’d say.

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TapCaps: Use Any Gloves With Touchscreen Devices (Video)

Using your iPhone or any other device with a capacitive display is a real problem during cold winter conditions as the touchscreen won’t work if you are wearing gloves or mittens (or else you should be using the new iPad which makes sure that your hand stays really warm). Washington, DC-based inventor Alice Ning has a solution for the problem. Her TapCaps will allow you to use a capacitive screen while wearing any pair of gloves.

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Archos Announces $129 Child Pad with Ice Cream Sandwich

You thought the $199 Kindle Fire was a good deal? You thought OLPC was doing the right thing with cheap laptops? Archos is going even further with the announcement of the Child Pad, a seven-inch kid-friendly tablet that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.

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First Look at the A5X Processor for Apple iPad 3?

As we get closer and closer to the unveiling of the Apple iPad 3, we’re also starting to see more leaks of the components that will make up the next-generation tablet. And today, we’re getting our first look at the supposed A5X processor that will power the upcoming iTablet.

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Apple Introduces OSX Mountain Lion

Apple has just announced its latest version of OSX for Macs, and like all the versions before it, 10.8 is named after a member of the cat family. What is different with OSX Mountain Lion, however, is that it no longer bears the “Mac” part of the branding.

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Apple Blocks Siri On Jailbroken Non-iPhone 4S Devices

Many believe that Apple’s decision to keep Siri away from non-4S iOS devices is part of their marketing strategy, while some believe that the company is simply unable to provide the service to the whole iOS population. But whatever the reason is behind it, it appears like Apple will always be deciding on who all will be playing with the voice assistant. They have killed Siri on jailbroken iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S.

OTHER VIDEOS
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iPad 3 To Have LTE And Quad-Core Processor? (Video)

It seems a revealed photograph of the iPad 3’s internal specifications has just confirmed it will feature a quad-core processor and global LTE capabilities. It also mentions model number J1 and J2 as clearly different, though similar, devices with one being WiFI only and the other having WIFI and GSM/DMA/LTE options.

SAMSUNG
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Best Of Samsung From CES 2012 (Video)

Apple is not interested in CES, and Microsoft earlier announced that it’s bowing out of next year’s event. Many have started to believe that the show is losing its luster. But that did not stop manufacturers from around the world from unveiling their latest innovations.

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CES: Swipe And Talk With The Luxa2 Lille Case For iPhone 4S

I know. Just another case, right? Considering that I’m here at the Consumer Electronics Show, I am quite literally surrounded by so many different cases that really aren’t all that different from one another, but the Lille Case from Luxa2 actually takes a pretty interesting approach to answering your call.

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RoadRover Android Powered Dashboard At CES 2012

Although Detroit’s NAIAS is thought of as the first big auto event of the year, the presence of automobile giants at CES suggests that the Las Vegas event is fast becoming the kick-off of the year’s major auto events in regards to in-vehicle computing. We saw some interesting stuff at the automotive area of CES 2012 this year, one among which is the RoadRover Android-powered dashboard.

TABLETS
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CES: Ice Cream Sandwich Demoed on ASUS Transformer Prime

Ice Cream Sandwich for the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime Android tablet was planned to be available much later than it appears to be happening, as it has started to roll out for users just a couple of days ago. ASUS, ever anxious to see their achievement properly appreciated at CES 2012, even decided to make an introductory video themselves.