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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.

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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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Google to open up sales more broadly for Project Tango tablets

It's also slashing the price in half, though it will still set you back $512 to get the space-and-motion aware tablet.

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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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Dell's Venue 10 7000 vs Microsoft Surface 3: Same price, different appeal

The Venue runs Android 5.0 and is thinner and lighter, while the Surface 3 comes with Windows, Office and more ports.

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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?

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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

Home Theater

How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.