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  • BlackBerry PlayBook to sell for under $US500: iPad beware!

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) plans to undercut Apple's iPad pricing when its PlayBook tablet launches next year, according to a BusinessWeek report.

  • A few ways your laptop is slowly killing you

    The news that laptops can negatively impact male fertility -- even when a cooling pad is used -- has been capturing headlines this week. While that is a significant potential consequence of prolonger laptop use, it is not the only adverse impact the laptop can have on one's health.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't need to beat iPad sales

    Samsung said it will likely sell one million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year, but what do theoretical sales really mean, especially when Apple has already sold seven million iPads this year? For Samsung, one million units would mean a tidy profit and the establishment of the company as a solid competitor in the tablet and wireless market.

  • Toshiba SSD opens door to MacBook Air alternatives

    The MacBook Air's most slimming component isn't so unique anymore.

  • Galaxy Tabs to soon have access to HD videoconferencing

    Polycom announced an agreement with Samsung to embed high-definition videoconferencing capability in the new Galaxy Tab.

  • Meet the CIO who bought 4,500 iPads

    Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people.

  • Dump Flash get two extra hours of MacBook Air battery life

    Ditching Adobe Flash on your Apple MacBook Air can extend your battery life by two hours, according to reports. Chris Foresman at Ars Technica discovered battery life in the new MacBook Airs is 33 per cent longer without the Flash plugin installed. According to his tests having Flash installed shaved two hours off the laptop's battery life.

  • MacBook Air bugs are a reminder of iPhone woes

    Some users of the new MacBook Air have been reporting frustrations on the screen, such as random flashing, the appearance of horizontal or vertical lines, and in some cases, different colors filling the screen just before the computer crashes.

  • Report: Apple working on fix for MacBook Air screens

    Some of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air notebooks have been suffering from screen problems, including horizontal and vertical lines appearing across the screen, color changes, and blank and gray screen crashes. Others have reported odd kernel problems (essentially the Blue Screen of Death). So far the only Band-Aid for the screen defects is a CPU reboot.

  • Toshiba ships one of the first dual-core tablets

    Toshiba on Thursday started shipping its Folio 100 tablet, which has a powerful dual-core processor and full high-definition graphics capabilities -- features designed to outperform Apple's iPad.

  • OLPC XO-3 tablet delayed

    Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop Per Child said that the XO-3 tablet computer will debut sometime in February 2011, about 45 days later than originally planned.

  • 15 awesome things you probably shouldn't do

    Sometimes you gotta bend the rules. And when it comes to technology, some rules are begging to get bent.

  • Galaxy Tab cheaper in the US, but data access more costly

    Consumers who buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless without a contract will pay less than European consumers for the device, but they will pay more for accessing the Internet.

  • Creative announces tablets starting at $249

    Creative Labs on Tuesday announced entry-level media tablets with 7-inch and 10-inch touchscreens, with prices ranging from US$249 to $319.

  • iSuppli's Galaxy Tab teardown finds $205 in parts

    Calling Samsung's Galaxy Tab a jumbo smartphone rather than a "true competitor" to Apple's iPad, iSuppli calculated a $205.22 bill of materials in its Galaxy Tab teardown.