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  • iPad challenger Adam's release getting closer

    After wowing onlookers at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the highly anticipated Adam tablet is out of the experimental phase and could become available to users soon, perhaps by the end of this year.

  • iPad, laptops drive integrated chip market

    Four out of five PC laptops that ship in 2014 are expected to use integrated graphics processors, according to a report released today.

  • Dell's Streak tablet to go on sale Aug. 12 in US

    After delays, Dell will start to ship the highly anticipated Streak mobile Internet device to customers in the U.S. this week.

  • IPad knockoffs now for sale on eBay

    Low-cost Android tablets resembling Apple's iconic iPad are on sale through retail sites like eBay for US$50 to $125, though observers say they could be a pain to own since they lack hardware and software support.

  • Dell's new Inspiron offers Bluetooth 3.0

    Dell on Thursday announced the lightweight Inspiron M101z laptop with new technologies including Bluetooth 3.0 wireless capabilities and low-voltage processors from Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Acer debuts new dual Android, Windows XP netbook

    Acer's latest crack at combining Google's Android mobile software and Microsoft's Windows XP OS in the same netbook was unveiled at a computer show in Taipei on Thursday.

  • iPad, MacBook Sales Make Apple No. 3 in Portable Devices

    Want to make Apple an overnight success in the portable PC market? Just lump iPad and MacBook sales into one category, and the company jumps from the seventh to the third largest portable computer manufacturer worldwide.

  • iPad at work on dirty jobs: Five lessons learned

    Nearly a dozen iPads have been put to work on rooftops and in basements at dirty construction sites, from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Joseph Daniels, president of D7 Consulting, a quality-assurance consulting firm, deployed them only a couple of weeks ago--and has already learned a lot.

  • Negroponte offers OLPC technology for $35 tablet

    The nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child wants to join forces to help develop the Indian government's planned US$35 tablet.

  • LG says Android tablet due out in Q4

    LG Electronics plans to launch its first tablet device in the fourth quarter, running Google's Android mobile software, it said Thursday.

  • Ballmer pushes slates but reveals few details

    Microsoft's chief executive on Thursday sought to address some common questions raised by analysts, but his answers may not have been exactly what they were looking for.

  • HP's McKinney lays out dual tablet plans

    Hewlett-Packard will use Windows 7 in a tablet exclusively for enterprises, while making a consumer-oriented unit based on WebOS, Personal Systems Group executive Phil McKinney confirmed Wednesday at the annual AlwaysOn Stanford Summit.

  • Online sales of Dell Streak could begin Wednesday

    Online sales of the Dell Streak wireless tablet, with a five-inch screen that many say makes it look like an Android smartphone, could begin as soon as tomorrow, according to online speculation.

  • Dell dumps Ubuntu PCs from website

    Despite previously claiming that Linux systems are safer than those running Windows, PC maker Dell has stopped selling computers pre-installed with the Ubuntu operating system via its website - the principle source of orders for the company

  • Group to work on wireless laptop-charging specification

    The Wireless Power Consortium said Monday that it will start working on a new specification for wirelessly charging laptops.

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