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Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to its $129 tablet

Tablets running 64-bit Android haven't been out for long but prices are set to fall fast. Case in point: Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8, which ships in June starting at $129.

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Hands on: HP's Spectre X360 hybrid boots lightning fast

HP's new Spectre X360 is designed to be used mainly as a laptop, but can turn into a tablet by flipping the screen backwards.

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Flash drives in mobile devices set for speed boost with new standard

Flash drives in mobile devices are set to become faster and secure with a new standard approved by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Paranoid tablet users, rejoice. The first units of the secure Blackphone tablet will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona early next month.

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Microsoft discounts Surface Pro 3, launches trade-in program

Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface Pro 3 and is offering up to $650 towards the purchase of the hybrid tablet/laptops to customers who trade in older Microsoft Surface devices.

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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips due out later this year

Intel will release Core M processors this year based on its Skylake chip design, allowing for thinner Windows tablets that might compete better against the iPad Air 2.

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Market headwinds to blow iPad sales back to 2012 levels

The iPad will encounter strong market headwinds this year, but Apple should sell more tablets in 2015 than in 2014, IDC said today.

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ARM Cortex-A72 -- Phones will be WAY faster, with DOUBLE battery life

2016's tablets and smartphones will be much better, promises the quiet power behind mobile devices: ARM just unveiled the Cortex-A72 design, as well as other supporting bits and pieces. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't wait to prove...

ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet, headed for phones, tablets next year

The Cortex-A72 will provide 3.5 times the performance of ARM's current Cortex-A15 design, the company says

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Cortana on the PC: Can we talk?

While Cortana on PCs and tablets goes beyond what Google Now and Siri on smartphones can offer, it isn't clear how popular, valuable or successful Cortana on PCs and tablets will be with customers.

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The fallacy of the 'Android tablet app'

Focusing on the idea of an 'Android tablet app' is missing the point -- and misunderstanding how Android as a platform works.

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Is Windows RT dead? Microsoft stops making Nokia Lumia 2520

Microsoft could be close to pulling the plug on Windows RT with its decision to stop manufacturing the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.

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Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

Microsoft yesterday reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $1 billion mark for the first time.

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet

Microsoft is within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet.

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Apple education chief sees big data for education

Data analytics should help teachers assemble personalized lessons for students, notes Apple education chief John Couch.

Dell Venue 8 7000 vs Nexus 9

Dell Venue 8 7000 vs. Nexus 9: Which Android tablet is right for you?

Two noteworthy Android tablets -- both in the 8-in. range, both $400. So which should you get?

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Microsoft touts two next-gen Office editions for Windows

Microsoft set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

With its striking design, premium materials and stellar display, Dell's Venue 8 7000 isn't your average Android tablet.

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