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AMD's 2014 mobile roadmap is built around low power, security logic

If you're interested in buying an AMD-based notebook or tablet in 2014, you'll need to know three code names: Kaveri, plus the new Beema and Mullins chips.

Apple stealthily begins taking orders for iPad mini with Retina display

In a surprise move, Apple began selling its new iPad mini model on Tuesday, previously promised as coming "later in November," with estimated ship times of five to 10 days.

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Google wants tattoos to act as smartphone microphones

Such a tattoo could include an embedded microphone as well as a transceiver for enabling wireless communications with a nearby smartphone.

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iPad Air bursts into flames in Australia store

Apple is investigating what caused an iPad Air to explode in an Australian Vodafone store, prompting a store evacuation.

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Tested: Surface Pro 2's battery update (might) let you squeeze in one more 'Shark Tank'

Microsoft has released a firmware update to boost the Surface Pro 2's endurance, but the improvements vary greatly depending on what you're doing.

Panasonic's gigantic 4K tablet will make your wallet weep in January

Panasonic's 4K tablet has a stunning screen, a stunning price tag, and finally, a firm release window.

Surface Pro 2 firmware update packs a big battery boost

Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.

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Hands On: Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app finally treats Android users like adults again

With the terrific new Comcast app, Android and iPhone users can finally enjoy a mix of live streaming, TV, and movies on their phones and tablets.

iPad trade-in interest jumps

Long before Apple started selling its iPad Air, more than double the number of consumers asked for price quotes on their older tablets than last year, a pair of buyback companies said.

The iPad Air arrives

Jason Snell details what we'll look at as we start to test Apple's new iPad Air.

PSA: The iPad Air is now on sale

Today's the day, the new full-size iPad is available online and at your local Apple store.

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Galaxy Nexus won't get Android KitKat

Google appears to have set parameters for how long it will support its devices, and the news isn't good.

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AT&T: Buy a phone, get a free tablet

The cell phone wars are heating up, thanks to a new offer from AT&T and Samsung. The deal: Buy a qualifying Samsung phone and sign up for a new contract from AT&T, and the network will give you a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as a bonus.

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FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

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