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Tablet

Intel hopes to put 3D scanners in consumer tablets in 2015

Intel has been working on a 3D scanner small enough to fit in the bezel of even the thinnest tablets. The company aims to have the technology in tablets from 2015, with CEO Brian Krzanich telling the crowd at MakerCon in New York on Thursday that he hopes to put the technology in phones as well.  Read More

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is a durable, child-friendly tablet

Amazon has announced an all new addition to its tablet line, known as the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition. The device, which comes in 6 and 7-inch variants, is an augmented version of the company’s refreshed Fire HD tablets, and packs a range of child-friendly features, from added durability to parental controls.  Read More

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 6 costs just $99

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims that the Fire HD 6 is the most powerful tablet for under $100.  Read More

Today Amazon unveiled its modestly upgraded 2014 tablet, a new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Up to this point, Amazon has updated the Kindle Fire's hardware once a year since it launched. It looks like this year's upgrades, though, are going to be the most modest by a huge margin. Today Amazon took the wraps off of the 2014 edition of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.  Read More

The Asus Memo Pad 7 puts fashion first (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

Asus’ latest 7-inch slate may not be the most exciting product to come out of IFA this year, but it is a very solid tablet, both in terms of specs and how it feels in the hand. The device features a fashion-conscious design and a thin, solid feeling profile. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with Asus’ new 7-inch slate.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the 8-in Toshiba Encore 2 tablet

When Microsoft made its announcement of a new Surface earlier this year, most were expecting a 7-inch Surface Mini. But instead, we got a larger Surface Pro 3. Other manufacturers are making their own mini tablets that run full versions of Windows 8.1, and one of them is the 8-in Toshiba Encore 2 with a price tag starting at US$199.  Read More

Acer's IFA 2014 tablet offerings are a varied, low-end bunch

Acer significantly bolstered its tablet offering today at IFA 2014, announcing two new Android tablets and a Windows 8.1 slate. Known respectively as the Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 8 and Iconia Tab 8W, the devices offer solid mid to low-range specs and design, with prices to match.  Read More

Taj Pabari (left) has developed DIY tablet kits designed as educational tools for kids

Less than one year ago, 14-year-old Taj Pabari was like any other kid, toiling away on a 3D printer at school (ok, maybe not quite like any other kid). An assignment required the class to sandwich two pieces of plastic together, but where some students simply saw air, Pabari envisioned the makings of a new kind of educational toy. Fast-forward some 10 months and he finds himself shortlisted for a Young Innovator of the Year award and pitching his product to potential investors. So what is it that has catapulted Pabari from the classroom to rubbing shoulders with industry leaders in the space of a year? Gizmag caught up with the Australian entrepreneur to learn all about his Lego-inspired tablet kits and how he plans on changing the face of IT education.  Read More

You can get your hands on some great tablet hardware without breaking the bank

While we tend to hear more about high-end tablets, plenty of manufacturers make great low-cost devices with compelling specs and features. With the tablet market getting more crowded all the time, manufacturers are offering consumers more for their money than ever before. Read on, as we highlight five great options for tablets that won't break the bank.  Read More

The Windows 2-in-1 form factor has seen some of the most imaginative hardware we've seen i...

While desktop operating systems have traditionally been tied to mouse and keyboard, Windows 8 (and subsequently Windows 8.1) has also embraced touch. In addition to a wealth of touchscreen-toting laptops, there are now a range of hybrid machines that blur the line between tablet and notebook, with the goal of providing the best of both experiences. Join Gizmag, as we compare the top Windows hybrids, aka convertibles or 2-in-1s.  Read More

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