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3D Scan Test

Every existing smartphone and tablet can now be a 3D scanner

Microsoft research team claims it has devised a way to turn 2D images into a 3D renderings in less than two minutes.

Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Appleā€™s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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Lenovo hopes long battery and Ashton Kutcher will help sell tablets

Lenovo is claiming that its new Yoga tablets will offer 18 hours of battery life when browsing the web, which would be the longest when compared to other tablets.

Bay Trail chips to speed up Lenovo's next ThinkPad Tablet

The ThinkPad Tablet product line is based on the Windows OS, and the new, hopefully speedier, tablet will likely come with Windows 8.1, Lenovo said.

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Lenovo claims battery life crown with new Yoga tablets

Lenovo is claiming that its new Yoga tablets will offer 18 hours of battery life when browsing the web, which would be the longest when compared to other tablets.

Gimme a break: The features we won't see in Android Kit Kat

We want these features in Android, but we probably won't get them. Are you paying attention, Google?

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Rapid Review: Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.

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Tablet shipments will jump 53% in 2013, Gartner says

Tablets shipments will soar ahead by 53 percent in 2013 as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11 percent, research firm Gartner forecast.

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is subject to many unhappy returns

The watch is selling to consumers, but it isn't staying with them.

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Surface Pro 2 docking station now available -- or it was

A few docking stations for Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 have made it into the wild -- but don't expect to find any more.

Upgrades get easier as Walmart launches tablet trade-in program

With hot new phones and tablets hitting the market at a breakneck pace, frequent upgrading can become a cost-prohibitive endeavor. Today, Walmart is taking some of the sting out of that process by adding tablet computers to its in-store trade-in program.

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Microsoft plunks a 17-foot-tall Surface tablet down in London's Trafalgar Square

Visitors can walk up to the oversized Surface with its 27-foot screen and stomp on the attached jumbo keyboard to interact with apps.

T-Mobile wants to give you a (sort of) free iPad Air

T-Mobile might provide the most affordable way yet for you to get your hands on one of Apple's new iPads.

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Surface Pro 2 teardown shows Microsoft's tablet is still nearly impossible to repair

Although Microsoft touts the Surface Pro as a full PC in tablet form, iFixit's teardown clearly shows it's not the kind of PC you can upgrade over time.

Microsoft downplays 'RT' and hides the desktop on its Surface tablets

Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.