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Tablets still top holiday shopping lists, researchers say

American shoppers are still eyeing tablets, but two-in-one devices may satisfy some.

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Survey: Amazon sees more spending from Kindle owners

Now we know why Amazon isn't too worried about profiting from Kindle hardware sales. Turns out owners of those devices are spending big bucks with the online retailer.

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Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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The king of Black Friday: 7-inch Android tablets

According to NPD, sales of familiar products -- TVs and tablets -- led the way on Black Friday, although emerging categories (headphones?!) also recorded strong showings.

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How to turn your Android phone into a hotspot without rooting

Your carrier may frown on using your unlimited data as a hotspot, but there are a number of app-based ways to get your devices online.

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PCWorld presents the top 5 tech products of 2013

We test hundreds of products during the year, but here are the five that we just can't stop talking about.

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won't challenge Android, iOS

IDC is projecting Windows tablets to have a 10.2 percent market share by 2017, increasing from an expected 3 percent this year.

HP Slate tablets running Android Jellybean hit the market

Hewlett-Packard's latest Android tablets come in a variety of screen sizes at prices ranging from $150 to $330.

Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

15 Cyber Monday tech deals that actually make sense

Not every Cyber Monday deal is at hot, hot, hot as advertised. But we managed to find some worthy bargains on HDTVs, smartphones, cameras, tablets and more.

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Tablets will rule 2014, analysts say, but vendors will battle

Tablets will out-ship almost all other PC form factors combined next year, forming nearly 50 percent of the total market, say analysts at Canalys.

Don’t waste Black Friday pining for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is an awkward solution to a shopping problem that no longer exists.

10 intriguing Black Friday tablet deals

If you still haven't jumped on the tablet bandwagon, Black Friday might be a good time to do so. Here are the best deals we found for tablets of all sorts and sizes.