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RangerX tablet gives Android a rugged new home

By - July 25, 2013 6 Pictures
When the going gets tough, the tough reach for a rugged tablet. Xplore Technologies has been kicking out ruggedized tablets for over 15 years, but its new RangerX is both its lightest to date, and its first to run Android. Developed for mobile workers rather than adventurous consumer types, the durable ICS slate has a 10.1-inch outdoor-viewable display, features a dual-core ARM processor, and packs enough battery life for a full day's work. Read More
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Startup touts sub-$299 Galaxy-beating smartphone, the Sion V1sion

By - April 30, 2013 10 Pictures
Mobile start-up Sion has developed a quad-core Android smartphone named the V1sion that it hopes to bring to the market unlocked and without a contract for under US$299. The company claims its performance bests that of a Galaxy S3 thanks to its Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (aka Exynos 4412) processor. The company says that the compelling bank-for-buck ratio is possible using crowdfunding, and that the number of backers will determine the final price. Read More
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Udoo mini computer combines best of Arduino and Raspberry Pi

By - April 16, 2013 6 Pictures
What do you get if you cross a Raspberry Pi computer with an Arduino microcontroller? It might be an awful setup for a joke, but it's an enticing question if you're an electronics hobbyist or Internet of Things doer. Happily, thanks to Udoo, this is now a question with an answer. The mini PC combines the best of its predecessors in a compact PC-on-a-board with four times the power of a Raspberry Pi with all the functions of an Arduino Due microcontroller. The tinkerers of the internet have made short work of Udoo's Kickstarter target with 53 days remaining. Read More
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ARNOVA FamilyPad 13.3-inch tablet gets UK launch

By - November 23, 2012 3 Pictures
In case you can't already sense it, the festive season is almost upon us. Not too long ago, in addition to exchanging gifts with loved ones and eating and drinking way too much, this time of year would see family members gather around the table to play board games or browse old photos with the rest of the family, or sit down and watch a seasonal movie together. ARCHOS has brought such activities well and truly up to date, with the launch of a family-sized tablet named the FamilyPad. Read More
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Wallet-friendly GoTab Android tablets get UK launch

By - September 20, 2012 9 Pictures
Ergo Electronics has launched three new affordable GTi Android tablets to help cash-strapped parents treat their loved ones to some touchscreen tablet fun this holiday season. The company has also partnered with Gardners Books to release a 6-inch GoTab tablet/e-reader as an inexpensive alternative to color e-readers like the Nook Color, the Elonex 500FB or even its own GoBooks. Read More
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iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III

By - September 20, 2012 11 Pictures
There's nothing like a good rivalry. Whether it's Ali vs. Frazier, FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, or Magic vs. Bird, gritty duels have a way of getting people pumped. In this Digital Age, consumer tech has its own sets of sworn opponents: in the 80s it was Apple vs. IBM, later we saw Windows vs. OS X, and gamers have Playstation vs. Xbox. In 2012, however, the biggest tech rivalry is the match between the two biggest players in mobile: Apple and Samsung. This one has gotten nasty, extending into international courts. Things only get more interesting with the release of Apple's iPhone 5. Read More

Maxell breaks out new budget Android tablets

The Maxell brand may once have been synonymous with recording media like cassette tapes and CDs but it has now branched out into all sorts of consumer tech markets. Gizmag took the opportunity to take a closer look at two new wallet-friendly Android tablets making their debut at IFA 2012 in Berlin. We were also introduced to its Digital Soundbar TV Speaker, AirStash wireless USB device and Vibrabone earphones. Read More
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