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CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 1 for the HP TouchPad (accelerated video support)

The CyanogenMod team has released the first build of Android 4.0 for the HP TouchPad tablet with support for hardware-accelerated video playback. That means you can watch HD video from YouTube and you should have an easier time playing HD videos stored on your device, but Netflix still isn’t supported yet. Update: Alpha 2 is […]

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Huawei readies a 10 inch Android tablet

Chinese consumer electronics company Huawei introduced a 7 inch Android tablet called the MediaPad in 2011. Now the company is preparing to introduce a 10 inch model. The company’s chairman noted last week that Huawei would unveil the MediaPad 10 FHD at Mobile World Congress later this month. Now the folks at Russian website Hi-Tech […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 is here…so what’s new?

After months of previews, sneak peaks, glimpses, and beta updates, RIM has finally released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2. While it’s not going to turn the original PlayBook into an iPad killer, the update has brought tons of new functionality to RIM’s tablet. And that’s terrific news for everyone who’s recently picked up a heavily-discounted PlayBook […]

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Deals of the Day (2-20-2012)

You may never be able to find a $99 HP TouchPad tablet again, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a pretty good deal on HP’s discontinued tablet. Buy.com is selling refurbished models through its eBay store for $219 today. The TouchPad ships with webOS 3.0 software, but you can also install a number […]

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EdenTab 7 inch tablet with MIUI Android hits Japan

MIUI is a custom version of Google Android with its own home screen design, custom notification system, and a number of unique apps. It looks like the sort of customization that you’d expect from a big phone maker such as Samsung or HTC, but up until recently MIUI was best known by hackers looking for […]

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Asus adds “instant on” to its latest netbooks

One of the most impressive features of ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook UX31 is their ability to resume from sleep nearly instantly. Now it looks like Asus is bringing a similar feature to its Intel Atom-powered netbooks. One of the new apps available for the upcoming Eee PC 1025C and 1025CE netbooks is “Instant On,” which […]

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Intel to demo solar powered processors, chips with built-in WiFi

Intel is bringing a couple of interesting prototypes to the International Solid State Circuits Conference this week, including new processors with integrated WiFi capabilities and a low-power chip that can be powered by a solar cell. Solar powered (or just really low power) processors Both chips are just experimental prototypes at the moment, but they […]