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Meet the IdolPad, a $100 Android tablet that doesn’t look altogether awful

It’s tough to find a high quality tablet for less than $100 now that HP has cleared its inventory of discontinued TouchPad tablets. But there are a growing number of not-entirely-awful tablets that can be yours for less than a hundred bucks. One of the latest additions to that category is the IdolPad form Idolian. […]

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Microsoft bringing Kinect motion sensing to Windows 8 laptops

Microsoft’s Kinect system adds motion-sensing technology to the Xbox 360 game console, allowing you to use your entire body as a game controller. The software company will start shipping a Kinect for Windows system in February for $249, allowing new forms of input for Windows-based software. Now Microsoft is also reportedly working to develop a […]

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Amazon and B&N tablets could account for 40 percent of Android tablet sales

Research firm Strategy Analytics estimate that about 10.5 million Android tablets were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2011. That’s more than a 300 percent jump from a year earlier, and the increase in Android tablet shipments means that Android devices now make up about 39 percent of overall tablet sales. But one thing that […]

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Motorola XYBOARD WiFi tablets now shipping

Motorola started taking pre-orders for its latest Android tablets a few weeks ago. Now the company has actually started shipping the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 tablets. Motorola is selling the WiFi-only versions of the tablet, but Verizon will also offer models with 4G LTE mobile broadband. All told there are four different models available: […]

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You can pick up a 32GB HP TouchPad (refurbished) for $220 today

The HP TouchPad tablet hit the streets last summer for $499 and up, but after HP discontinued the tablet in August it slashed the price by as much as 80 percent, selling the 16GB model for $99 and the 32GB version for $149. While the TouchPad had suffered from poor sales up until that point, […]

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Motorola shipped a million tablets in 2011

You know those 10.5 million Android tablets that shipped in 2011? It looks like about a million of them came from Motorola. The smartphone and tablet maker reported its quarterly earnings this afternoon, and Motorola says it shipped a million tablets in 2011, including about 200 thousand tablets during the last quarter of the year. […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad X130e laptop now available for $429 and up

The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e us the latest 11.6 inch member of Lenovo’s business-focused ThinkPad family… but this model isn’t really aimed at business. When the company introduced the laptop late last year, the goal was to position the X130e as a laptop for students. The laptop was supposed to be available in December, but that […]

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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook up for pre-order for $900 and up

The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook is a thin and light laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor, quick boot and quick resume technology. Samsung will offer three models, with prices ranging from $900 to $1100, and it looks like the first two are already available for pre-order. Amazon and J&R are both taking pre-orders for […]

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Deals of the Day (1-26-2012)

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s latest flagship Android smartphone. It ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a button-free front panel, and a large 4.65 inch 1280 x 720 pixel Super AMOLED display. Normally it runs $300 when you sign up for a 2-year Verizon contract — but today Amazon is offering the […]