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iPad Mini 3

Priced from $399, the iPad Mini 3 is not much different from its predecessor, aside from the new gold color and TouchID fingerprint sensor. Other features include: 7.9-inch (4:3 aspect ratio) Retina display, an A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture, and a 5.0-megaipxel iSight camera. Pre-orders begin October 17th and will begin shipping October 24th. Continue reading for more hands-on pictures, a video overview and additional information.

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Nexus 9

Apple will be announcing a new iPad Air later today, but Google's Nexus 9 by HTC is most certainly a worthy competitor. Offering an ultra high-resolution 8.9" QVGA display (2048 x 1536 resolution), a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 dual-core processor, an NVIDIA Kepler GPU, 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, among many other great features. Continue reading for the hands-on pictures, video and additional information.

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FlexSense

Microsoft Research has unveiled FlexSense, which is essentially flat transparent, self-sensing deformable layer that can be added to tablets for extra functionality. They claim it can determine what a person is doing with the layer and then turn those actions into commands for an app. For example, when placed over a crossword puzzle, you can hide the answers below and look underneath the layer for hints. Continue reading for the video.

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Kindle Fire HD Tablet

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Tablet (used - acceptable) is currently being offered for only $53.30 shipped, today only. Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass - an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off of every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in overhead light. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, tips, and more information.

Notable features:
  • 1280x800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.

  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound.

  • World's first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for over 35% faster downloads and streaming (compared to the iPad mini).

  • High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance.


[via Amazon]

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NVIDIA's Shield Tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. At $299, it sports an 8-inch HD display (1920x1200), NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.2 GHz processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 2GB of RAM, and Android Kit Kat 4.4. There's also an optional $59 wireless controller as well as a $39 cover that doubles as a kickstand, too. Matt Wuebbling, the general manager for the Shield tablet, says: "We really think this is a perfect device for gamers. A really high cross-section of people have tablets and want a tablet for gaming." Product page. Continue reading for a detailed unboxing video, hands-on pictures, and more information.

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Photo credit: The Verge

Microsoft hopes consumers will purchase the Surface Pro 3 instead of a laptop when it comes time for a replacement. Featuring a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core (i3 / i5 / i7) processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. The battery is rated for 9-hours, ensuring users have all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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A team of researchers have unveiled PaperFold, a shape-shifting device that changes from a phone to a tablet and a notebook, using a set of screens and hinges. The foldable gadget is versatile to say the least, as it can be made smaller for texting, or larger for reading maps, and can even create a makeshift laptop with a keyboard. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Set for release on November 1 and priced from $499, the 7.5mm thin, 1-pound iPad Air has 9.7-inch Retina display with a smaller bezel and is 43% thinner than the previous model. Aesthetics aside, you'll find the new A7 chip inside, the same one found in Apple's iPhone 5S - making graphics performance 72% faster than the first generation model. Continue reading for two videos, more hands-on pictures and additional information.

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No, this isn't from a comedy show or parody, but rather real 55-inch touchscreen tablets being used in the Fox News Deck. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith takes us through the network's new high-tech setup, in which journalists use the gigantic tablets to "swipe through pages and apps, presumably collecting information for live reporting." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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We have seen the future of tablets, and it's the Apollon. Soon, tablets may replace the desktop PC by being able to expand at the push of a button. During normal use, it's no larger than your standard tablet, and in desktop form, you get a 15-inch, 16:9 ratio, display. The device can switch between both Windows OS and Android. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of late night talk show host Jay Leno driving the real Batman Tumbler.

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