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This janky prototype paved the way for Microsoft Surface

Every device starts out with a rough prototype, but it's rare to get a good look at the humble beginnings of a popular device.

Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on

The 7-inch tablet hasn't been refreshed since 2013, and has since been eclipsed by newer Nexus devices.

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Acer unveils two new budget-friendly Android tablets

The Acer Iconia Tab 10 is targeted at the education space, while the Iconia Tab 8 touts a 'highly-accurate touch experience' and is only $149.

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Samsung's cheap new Galaxy Tab A tablets wrap mediocre specs in elegant build quality

The Galaxy Tab A has rather mediocre specs, but at $230 it's a cheap way to score a decent Android tablet.

Tablets to take you anywhere

A must have in today's fast-paced world, tablets provide all the tools you need to work and play without weighing you down.

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For Microsoft, hardware and OS consistency are key in Surface 3

Microsoft says with Surface 3, customers wanted a "little sibling" to the Surface Pro 3

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Dell to ship Windows 10 tablet with USB Type-C port

The new model of the Venue 11 Pro tablet is slated for September or October.

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ARM fades from Windows PCs and tablets, but grows in Chromebooks

New Chromebook laptops are giving ARM a new lease on life, even as the Windows RT devices they were supposedly targeted toward get phased out.

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Seven things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first device announced with Intel's Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail. So what does it all mean?

Turn tablet time into learning time with fun apps

If your kids love using tablets to play games, it's easy to sneak in some educational content without ruining the fun.

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Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

The Firefox team publishes a references design to get developers enthused about Firefox tablets running on MIPS.

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Windows forecast to gradually grab tablet market share from iOS and Android

IDC says the market share for Windows will grow as global shipments for tablets slows down in the coming years.

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Google picks London for its first shop-within-a-shop

The store sells Nexus and Chrome devices

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Golden smartwatches, brain-like chips, and flagship phones: Mobile World Congress' hot new gear

From surprise VR headsets to gorgeous flagship phones, this years Mobile World Congress was brimming with announcements. Here's a cheat sheet to all the new gear.

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Hands-on: Sony's gorgeous Xperia Z4 Tablet is exactly why it shouldn't stop making mobile devices

We sincerely hope the rumblings of a Mobile Division sale aren't true, because Sony continues to demonstrate that it can put forth some really fantastic design.