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Microsoft may be working on a foldable Surface

Remember the Courier? That mythical foldable tablet that Microsoft was rumored to launch some eight years ago? Microsoft never got around to actually …

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iPad Pro 12.9 review: a great iPad, one I won’t buy

But maybe iOS 11 will change my mind<p>There is something about the iPad that is… aspirational. Every time I pick one up or use one or review one, I think, <i>Maybe this is the iPad I should buy</i>. I have visions of carrying much less weight in my purse or backpack, of having LTE connectivity on my …

Drag-and-drop on the iPad is going to take some getting used to

If there’s one thing that amazes me after all these years of being an iOS user, it’s how Apple forces me to relearn iOS every once in a while. If …

Microsoft defends its Surface NFL tablets after the Patriots stop using them

Microsoft's Surface deal with the NFL made the news for all the wrong reasons again earlier this week, after Patriots coach Bill Belichick revealed his thoughts on Microsoft's tablets. Belichick ranted that he was "done with the tablets" during a five-minute-long expression of pure frustration at …

The Ockel Sirius A is a mobile computer that runs Windows 10

Around 10 years ago, before the rise of the smartphone, there was a brief moment when it looked like mobile devices were going to take a very different direction. Ultra-mobile PCs — small, even pocket-sized Windows computers that ran the same full versions of Windows XP or Vista as your desktop, …

Tablet shipments continued their global decline in Q2

Apple retains tablet crown as market recedes more than 12 percent, according to IDC research.<p>The public's love affair with tablets appears to be over.<p>The market for slates slid more than 12 percent in the second quarter, according to data released Monday by market researcher IDC, the seventh …

Apple insists that iPad Pro is now a computer

Technically Incorrect: A new ad suggests that iPad Pro does everything. Just like a Microsoft Surface Pro, perhaps?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There was a time when Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't uplifted by tablet/laptop hybrids.<p>Why, he …

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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.<p>The …

Google's new tools let anyone create art using AI

Google doesn't just want to dabble in using AI to create art -- it wants you to make that art yourself. As promised, the search giant has launched its Magenta project to give artists tools for bringing machine learning to their creations. The initial effort focuses around an open source …

Purism expands its line of privacy-focused devices to include a 2-in-1

If you're looking for a high-end tablet that also doubles as a laptop, your most obvious choices are the Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro. Purism -- a company already known for its security-focused laptops -- thinks there needs to be a third option. One that's packed with open-source …

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Queen Elizabeth and the UK government want to give prisoners iPads and Skype

In her annual speech to both houses of parliament, Queen Elizabeth unveiled what is touted as the “biggest prison shake-up of the prison system since Victorian times.” The prison population in the UK has ballooned in recent decades, and the Conservative government is taking major steps to reform …

Government (UK)

Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches

Purism, proud makers of one of the first truly open laptops, is moving into the world of pro-level tablets. Their latest product, the Librem 11, is a tablet that runs any GNU/Linux version (they recommend the ultra-secure Qubes) and can double as a laptop.<p>The company made waves with their 15 and 13 …

Apple's Latest iOS is 'Bricking' Some iPads, Users Complain

Apple's latest operating system update is "bricking" some iPads, users complained Tuesday.<p>Downloading Apple's iOS 9.3.2 has left some iPads unusable, according to complaints on Apple's support forum and Twitter page.<p>iPad users took to social media complaining that their iPad Pro or Air was stuck …

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Microsoft is in bad shape — but it could have been much worse

That, in fact, may have been the chief reason former CEO Steve Ballmer lost his job.<p>The longtime executive failed to properly address the smartphone and tablet markets as they developed.<p>His inaction made it easier for Apple and Alphabet's Google to establish the iPhone, iPads, and the various …

Acer's Switch Alpha 12 is a liquid-cooled Surface-style hybrid

Unlike the Microsoft tablet hybrid, Acer's version comes with the must-have keyboard cover included.<p>There are so many Windows-powered tablets that connect to slim keyboard covers that we've taken to calling them Surface-alikes, after the flagship Microsoft hybrid. But while most of the competing …

Consumer Tech

Galaxy Note 6 Leak Reveals Significant Design Changes

The Galaxy Note 5 was a mistake. The productivity focused phablet suffered greatly from losing its expandable memory and removable battery, while – for the first time – it didn’t get a global release. Now Samsung looks set to fix these mistakes…<p>In a leak obtained by GSM Helpdesk, we learn Samsung …

Phones

NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet K1 is receiving a major update today

These days, tablets tend to be more budget-priced affairs aimed at casual consumers and leisurely luxuries. This is all the more reason a product like NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet K1 stand out: it’s made especially for mobile gamers – and even some PC ones, <i>and</i> won’t break the bank, to boot. Today NVIDIA …

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Remix OS 2.0 now available for Nexus 9 and 10, brings multi-window & other features from PC version

In its next major release this summer, Android will finally add a multi-window mode for both tablets and phones. Jide is beating Google to release today with a fully featured version of Remix OS 2.0 for its Ultratablet and the Nexus 9 and 10. ROMs for the two Nexus tablets are available to download …

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Xiaomi is crowdfunding this wicked Transformer tablet

Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Transformer toy that turns into a tablet.<p>The two companies have designed a version of the popular robot named Soundwave, which transforms into a Mi Pad 2 in 30 steps.<p>No, you can’t use the tablet, but you’ll possibly be able to trick …

Why the new iPad Pro has such a good camera

You might have noticed that the new iPad Pro has a high-performance 12-megapixel camera that can record 4K video.<p>Sure, you can use it to take photos and videos of your family vacation, but that’s not what it’s for.<p>It’s for capturing super-sharp, high-res photos and videos and working with them on …

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No, The 9.7 iPad Pro Won't Replace A Windows Laptop

Apple is now pushing the iPad as the “ultimate” PC replacement. Nice try.<p>Phil Schiller said this past week when Apple rolled out the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at an event in Cupertino that “You may not know this, but the majority of people who come to an iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC,” he said, …

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Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is thin, powerful and ready to work

If you look at Samsung’s new TabPro S and think, “a Surface pro knock-off,” you’re not looking in the right direction. Samsung modeled this tablet/PC …

Microsoft Surface Book review: power, style and portability

Pros<p>Stylish build quality; impressive specs; great keyboard and trackpad<p>Cons<p>Expensive; heavy; full performance only possible with keyboard …

Surface Book Review: 24 Hours With Microsoft's Ultimate Laptop

Microsoft calls it the ultimate laptop. The Surface Book is striking, it stands out from the crowd, and it has seen Microsoft enter the luxury laptop market with an impressive slice of style. But can it do the job of a laptop?<p>I’ve received a review unit from Microsoft to help me answer that …

Windows 10

Microsoft has a slew of stability updates for the Surface

The myriad problems with Microsoft's Surface Book and its Surface Pro 4 tablet are well documented, and now we know what Redmond's definition of "quickly" is: A period of time no less than two months in length. The company has released a rash of updates to the devices that it says will help users …

We tried Lenovo’s new $500 tablet that features a built-in projector

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is different than most tablets — it features a built-in projector. We tried the device out for a few days to see if it's worth the $500 price tag.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser and Graham Flanagan</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Marshmallow rollout resumes for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet after patching WiFi-killing bug

At the beginning of the month, NVIDIA Shield Tablet owners rejoiced as Marshmallow began rolling out to their devices. However, their joy turned to puzzlement and frustration as users began to discover that their Wi-Fi no longer functioned after the update. Customer service representatives hustled …

Android News

New Ubuntu tablet wants to replace your PC

Canonical’s Ubuntu OS perhaps isn’t the household name that iOS and Android are, but as each year passes, it inches closer to its dream of a fully converged platform – one that runs the same core code across all of its devices.<p>In part, it’s already achieved this with the launch of its latest BQ …

Mobile

iPad Pro lives up to its name with strong early sales

After gloomy early reviews and alleged lower-than-expected orders by Apple, it seems the iPad Pro may have struck a chord with users after all.<p>A research firm claims that Apple’s giant tablet performed impressively over the all-important December quarter, despite its high price point.<p>Consumer …

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