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NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets a major software update

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NVIDIA is rolling out its first software update for the Shield Tablet, and it brings with it a lot of bug fixes and performance updates.

Version 1.1 will bring with it improvements to Wi-Fi stability, camera performance, ShadowPlay feature, audio optimizations, and a few other things. You can find the full changelog below. Read more »

Microsoft Surface 3 Pro now available in 25 more countries

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Microsoft is expanding the availability of the Surface Pro 3 (which recently got a price cut) with 25 new countries (up from just 3!). The Docking Station is available for pre-order in those same regions.

The company calls the Surface “the tablet that can replace your laptop” and has an infographic to prove the need for its hybrid device. The company surveyed 2,900 professionals in eight Asia-Pacific markets and found that half travel between different cities for their work and four out of five carry three different devices devices. Read more »

Apple iPad with 12.9-inch display rumored to arrive in early 2015

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According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple plans to release an iPad with a 12.9” display in early 2015. Apple suppliers are allegedly preparing to begin manufacturing the device by the first quarter of next year.

This is not the first time we hear about a large-screen Apple iPad in the works. Read more »

Microsoft slashes Surface 2 and Surface 3 Pro prices

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Microsoft has slashed the prices of its Surface 2 and Surface 3 tablets. The second-gen Surface 2 is getting ready to celebrate its first birthday and is now selling $100 off across its range for the occasion.

Currently, the 32GB Wi-Fi Surface 2 retails for $349, down from $449. The more versatile LTE model with 64GB storage costs $579. However, you might think twice before getting one when you see the Surface 3 new pricing. Read more »

Refurbished 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 on sale for $348

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A flash sale of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 tablets is currently on its way. The sale is for the 32GB variant of the slate and is set to expire in about 3 hours.

The tablet is offered for just $348, over $200 down from its regular price of $650. That’s 46% off, but sadly, the promotion is only available for those living in the US. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 will reportedly have two gigs of RAM

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According to a report from Asia, the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Air 2 will have 2GB of RAM on board when it goes official. The move will represent the first increase in random access memory for Cupertino’s full size tablet since the iPad 3 came out.

The report goes further to point that the next generation Apple iPad mini will remain with a gig of RAM on board. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook launches at $180

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, the ebook-focused tablet by Samsung and Barnes & Noble, is available in the US today at $180 (after a $20 instant rebate). That’s the same price as the pure-Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 but Barnes & Noble claims it is throwing in $200 worth of content.

That includes bestselling books, magazines, TV shows and you even get $5 store credit. Read more »

Original iPad Mini now going for $199 through limited time offer

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The iPad Mini from 2012, sans Retina Display, is still being sold as you may know. Its normal starting price (for the 16GB Wi-Fi model) is $299, but now you can get it for just $199.

The only thing you need to do is buy one from Target, though you must do that this week – as this is a limited time offer. Read more »

Crew members will have Nexus 7 tablets on Virgin America

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Nexus 7 tablets will now be on every Virgin America flight.

But don’t get too excited, because these Android slates will be for crew members only. Read more »

Samsung’s infographic tells you why AMOLED is better than LCD

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Samsung’s newest AMOLED displays on the Galaxy Tab S have received favorable reviews from everyone. But not content with just making a great display, Samsung wants you to know why it’s better in a new infographic.

The infographic, published on Samsung’s website, compares the AMOLED display to LCD and gives four reasons why the former is better than the latter. Read more »

We benchmark the Tegra K1 chipset, results come out impressive

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Nvidia makes a big deal of its tegra K1 chipset as impossibly advanced and having the most advanced mobile graphics and is so determined to improve it that it launched a 64-bit version a few days ago.

It just so happens that we have the first tablet to commercially carry the non-64-bit Tegra K1 – the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 and naturally we wanted to focus on the K1 benchmarking prowess. Check the very impressive results after the break. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station now available in the US and Canada

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Microsoft has announced that the Docking Station for its Surface Pro 3 tablet is now up for grabs in both Canada and the United States.

This dock allows the Surface Pro 3 to come even closer to a full blown computer, since it has a myriad of ports on its back. They let you connect an HD monitor, audio system, full size keyboard, mouse, printer, or a wired network to your tablet. Read more »

Barnes & Noble posts a strangely excited teaser ad for the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook early this month – a 7″ Android tablet based on Samsung’s Tab 4 devices but powered by B&N software. A week ago the two companies sent out invites for the big event on August 20.

And just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a teaser video that shows a group of people completely blown away by the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Read more »

Acer refreshes the Iconia Tab A3, new look and Android 4.4 KitKat in tow

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Acer has apparently decided that its Iconia Tab A3 was in need of a revamp, and so the company worked on the A3-A20. This looks like it will succeed the previous model (A3-A10) in Acer’s portfolio.

In fact, it’s already been listed by Acer official sites in both Italy and Spain. And thanks to that, we get to know everything about it. Read more »

No tablets and laptops are allowed in Manchester United’s Old Trafford

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Football team Manchester United management has had enough with viewers coming to the Old Trafford stadium and bringing their tablets and laptops along. From now on, those two types of devices are prohibited from making it to the stadium.

While the press release states that the football club is responding to security intelligence obtained by the UK airports and wants to ensure the safety and security of all spectators, it’s safe to assume that blocking the view of others while trying to record the game or make a selfie is enough of a reason by itself. Read more »