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Mobile purchases reportedly hit 20% of all transactions

Payments made with smartphones and tablets rose 55 percent over last year, and Android activity is gaining, say processors of the transactions.

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Microsoft loses money on every Surface tablet it sells

Microsoft's financial reports indicate it took a $39 million hit on its tablet sales during 2013's fourth quarter.

Email (and spam) retrieval moves to mobile gadgets

Two-thirds of "brand marketing messages" were opened in Q4 on a smartphone or tablet as another task flees the personal computer.

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How Intel is buying, building a piece of the tablet market

Intel is pushing into the mobile market by cutting deals with tablet developers to use its chips.

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Mobile devices become launchpads for DDoS attacks

An increasing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are coming from mobile devices, according to Prolexic Technologies.

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Sharp announces massive 15.6-inch Windows tablet with a Retina-class display

The Sharp RW-16G1 is a portly portable with a pixelicious display.

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Corsair unveils USB stick to back up smartphone, tablet

The USB OTG standard shows future of portable drives.

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Windows 8 Tablet could come of age in 2014, analysts say

After trailing iPads and Android tablets in 2013, analysts predict Windows 8 tablets will surge from a distant third place to lead the way into businesses.

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Tablets expand scope with bigger screens, dual operating systems, and car access

Tech vendors are creating tablets with more specialized designs