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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 Now Available for Sale, Starting at Just $149

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Say, do you happen to remember Lenovo’s IdeaTab A1000 and A3000? No? I can’t say I’m shocked, but let me give you the skinny real quick: The two 7-inch tabs were unveiled way back in February, although they’re only just now available for sale in the United States. Neither the A1000 [...]

Acer Debuts Industry’s First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet

By Stanley Goodner
June 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Acer just unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 is pre-installed at no additional expense. The Iconia W3 [...]

ASUS announces MeMO Pad HD7, a nicely priced 16GB Android tablet for $149

By Matthew Marchesano
June 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The tablet gods seem happy with us today. Aside from the obvious news of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3-, 8-, and 10-inchers, Taiwanese company ASUS has also rolled out their latest mobile slate computer on Monday. This time, they’ve updated their MeMO PAD, consciously keeping its overall affordability [...]

Location-based Learning with Wikipedia Nearby

By James Christy
June 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Wikipedia is getting in on the location-based services bandwagon with Wikipedia Nearby, a new Web application that provides uses with articles based on their proximity to the user. Available for both mobile and PC, the app takes advantage of MediaWiki’s relatively new GeoData extension, which [...]

The Longest Word in the English Language Takes 3.5 Hours to Pronounce

By Dan Eldridge
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, this is a few months old, but nevertheless, a kindly tip o’ the hat goes out to GadgeTell editor Matthew Marchesano, who just alerted me to the bizarre YouTube video we’ve embedded for you below. The video features Dmitry Golubovskiy (the CEO of Esquire Russia, interestingly [...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Gets Much Awaited and Oft-Delayed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Samsung might have already started rolling out the third generation of Galaxy Tabs with the Tab 3 7.0, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten all about the aging members of the family introduced back in 2011 and 2012. In fact, one of those, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, is reported to be receiving some [...]

Flipboard 2.0 Comes to Android with Curated Magazines

By Jeremy Hill
May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard for Android finally received an update to version 2.0. The biggest new feature of this update is the ability to create and share personalized magazines. This feature was first introduced for iOS a couple months ago. Flipboard 2.0 also utilizes Android’s native sharing functionality. [...]

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

You’re familiar with the saying “Go big or go home?” Well, it doesn’t exactly apply to the tablet market nowadays, but the tide could turn soon enough. One of the biggest ongoing battles is for the small tab crown, with Google, Asus, Amazon, Apple, but also Acer fighting each other guns [...]

Productivity App Astrid Acquired By Yahoo!

By libertyc
May 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

Remember my review of the task management app known as Astrid last week? Well, my timing may have been lousy. Astrid announced on their blog today that they’ve been acquired by Yahoo!, and it’s an ominous announcement. Here are the two ominous parts: Over the next 90 days, Astrid will [...]

Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate

By Matthew Marchesano
May 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, the Iconia A1. A next-generation of Acer’s Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display, arguably better specs, and clearly a better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini. [...]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Available for US Pre-Orders Starting at $500

By Adrian Diaconescu
April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Who said high-end 10-inch Android tablets are not attractive anymore just because they’re much pricier than 7-inchers like the Nexus 7 or Amazon’s Kindle Fires? Well, a lot of people, but Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z is bound to make you rethink that. With a splendid design resembling the Xperia Z [...]

Siva Cycle Atom is Pedal Power for Your Gadgets

By Stanley Goodner
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

This Kickstarter project has funded pretty quickly over the past couple of days, and I certainly expect it to overfund significantly before the campaign is over. The concept behind the Siva Cycle Atom is using a bicycle as a generator to power a battery pack, which can be used to charge [...]

Would the death of Barnes & Noble also kill book discovery?

By libertyc
January 31, 2013 // 15 Comments

Digital Book World posted an excellent article today about the Barnes & Noble elephant in the room at DBW 2013. The big takeaway from this article was this statistic: “According to the most recent Codex survey, online selling accounts for 61 percent of book sales, but only 7 percent of [...]

Review: AmazonBasics Netbook Sleeve with Handle

By libertyc
January 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some people like to carry their iPads around in their hands. I’m not one of them, because I’m always afraid I’m going to drop it. A messenger bag is good, but sometimes it’s overkill. For those times, I like the AmazonBasics Netbook Sleeve with Handle. Like all AmazonBasics products, it [...]

Audiobooks.com Now Offering a Free Week-Long Trial

By Matthew Marchesano
January 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

Few things can make for more of a fun personal experience than hitting the open road and bringing along some books-on-tape. Of course, the modern embodiment of books-on-tape, audiobooks, are the easiest means of devouring a long tome when your eyes are busy with more important tasks than reading [...]

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