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Samsung's California designers shaping next year's products

Samsung Design America, based in San Francisco, says it taps into startup culture for insights

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AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

To reach more customers, AT&T will offer tablet users a $5 day-pass for mobile data; it's also offering a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB of data over three months.

on techhive.com

5G will have to do more than just speed up your phone, Ericsson says

A 5G mobile standard isn’t in formal development yet and isn’t likely to be in commercial networks until 2020, according to an industry executive. However, 5G should deliver 10 times the speed of 4G.

LG drops a new, high-resolution tablet: the LG G Pad 8.3

Today LG Electronics announced that its latest tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3, is officially available for sale in the U.S.

Samsung planning Knox 2.0 for smartphones, tablets

The next version of Samsung's Knox security software will offer more features and work on more devices, the company says.

Don't drop your Kindle Fire HDX, because it's a pain to repair

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX may be an absolutely stunning slate, but under the hood, iFixit says it's a repairability nightmare.

on techhive.com

Intel's Bay Trail chips to hit 10 tablets, hybrids next month

The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.

Apple announces Oct. 22 event, says it 'has a lot to cover'

Two fall Apple events are better than one! The folks from Cupertino will show off something new next week on October 22.

on macworld.com

Windows 8 tablets embraced by Scottish government

The Scottish Government plans to roll out Windows 8 tablet PCs from several vendors to key civil servants for use on the job.

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Mobile ads double, hit $3 billion in first half of 2013, IAB says

Revenue from mobile ads and searches more than doubled in the first half of 2013, reaching $3 billion, as advertisers began seeing value in offering ads over tablets and smartphones.

Wall Street

Wall Street Beat: Talk of U.S. budget compromise boosts tech stocks

With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.

Toshiba Encore tablet with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail (2)

Bay Trail tablets with Windows 8.1 will hit stores next week

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba’s Encore, and Asustek’s Transformer Book T100.

Best Buy will pay you $200 to $350 for your old Surface tablet

The catch? You'll be paid in store credit.