Hoping to highlight how far the industry has come is Dell's Venue 8 7000, arguably one of the best looking Android tablets to date, powered by Intel's Atom Z3580 quad-core processor.
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Can deals get any crazier than this? For $79 you can pick up the Windows 8.1 loaded HP Stream 7 tablet and receive two freebies worth more than the price you paid for it.
Qualcomm's dominance over the smart device industry may be coming to an end, if not at the hands of Samsung and Intel then it's definitely at the hands of the ever-growing juggernaut MediaTek.
Windows 8 was nearly a complete failure on every front; it cost two high-ranking executives their jobs, failed to secure Microsoft's mobile future and failed to build a truly successful app store.
Figures for Q4 2014 show that Windows devices now make up 9% of the global tablet market with over 6 million shipments, including over 2 million Surface tablets - and further growth is predicted.
Even though ARM devices with Windows RT are no longer being built, a Microsoft spokesperson reiterates that the company is still committed to support the OS with updates in the future.
With the Lumia 2520 and Surface 2 out of the race, rumors of a 10.1 inch tablet running Windows 10 have emerged. The specifications of the said device have also been revealed in benchmarks.
The 2014 ThinkPad Helix features largely the same feature set as its predecessor, but Lenovo claims it's now 15% slimmer and will last several hours longer on battery. It's also much cheaper.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed that Windows 10 devices with screens smaller than 8 inches will lack the desktop, while devices with 8-inch and larger screens will keep it.
With the launch of the January Technical Preview of Windows 10, users have a new way to update to the latest version of the OS: by using Windows Update. This works for Windows 8 as well as Windows 7.
In a statement to Neowin, a Microsoft spokeswoman has confirmed Windows 10 will work on the following types of ARM devices: "phones, phablets and small tablets up to 8 inches."
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be made available as a free upgrade for all users on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 for its first year of availability.
Microsoft has slammed Google for publishing a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1, saying it was just days out from a fix and the disclosure was a "gotcha", instead of protecting customers.
It's not uncommon for technology companies to borrow ideas from each other but what the team at Jide did is ripoff nearly everything the Surface has done, right down to the marketing themes.
Nokia opened pre-orders for its new Android tablet yesterday - but it has already sold out, with all 20,000 available units being snapped up in 4 minutes, and a waiting list of over 560,000 customers.
The number of tablet users is still growing at a great speed, but not for long, due to abundance in developed markets, as well as competition from other mobile devices like phablets and hybrids.
The French multinational company has recently announced it will bring affordable 4G mobile devices to the upcoming CES, and they carry impressive specifications for their price.
Considering the growing number of diseases caused by insufficient use of public toilets in India, the Indian government is taking steps to use technology to assess and track toilet use in the country.
A researcher from Google has published a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 that is said to allow for elevated privileges, and now how to execute the flaw has been made public.
A new Windows 8.1 tablet has gone on sale in the UK for just £49 - including a free Office 365 subscription (and unlimited OneDrive storage) that's actually worth more than the device itself.
A man stole an Android tablet from a charity shop in Tyneside, England, but had to return it after eight days. The reason was brilliantly ridiculous: he couldn't figure out how to operate it.
To continue our holiday celebration, this week we're giving away the HP EliteDesk 800 Deskop Mini. Entering is easy, so take a look inside and you could be the lucky winner of a new desktop!
Few manufacturers cross the 12 inch barrier. Sony is reportedly preparing the release of a bigger tablet aimed at the high-end segment of the market, possibly a rival for the rumored iPad Pro.
Unleash the full capabilities of your Windows 8 Start Screen with Start Screen Unlimited! Add digital clock, Google search, power controls and numerous other gadgets directly to your start screen.
For years, Surface owners have been limited in their ability to create recovery drives without having a working device
As part of the TODAY show's annual holiday charity drive, Microsoft has donated $2 million in software and 200 Windows tablets to youth-focused charity organizations for those in need.
We have seen a new breed of Windows 8.1 devices this holiday season, and it looks like the prices are still falling as there is a new 7in Windows 8.1 tablet that costs $59.99.
Looking for a PC that isn't much larger than the size of your cable modem? HP has you covered with the HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini. Is it worth your money? Let's find out!
Microsoft's outdated OS, Windows XP is continuing its steep decline and during the month of October it dropped roughly 4% while Windows 8 climbed steadily during the same time period.
In just a few hours Jolla managed to blast past its $380k goal to bring a tablet to the masses that will seriously undercut the big players in the same market, now they want to add more features.
According to inside sources, LG is looking to launch a new tablet that will double as a laptop thanks to a detachable keyboard. Essentially LG wants to compete with Microsoft's Surface lineup.
Microsoft's low-cost strategy for Windows tablet is hitting new pricing points as the WinBook TW70CA17 is being priced at $60 by MicroCenter and this is not for an RT device.
Jolla, the company made up of mainly ex-Nokia folks, has unveiled its new tablet project today and an Indiegogo campaign to go alongside it. The tablet comes with decent specs and is priced at $189.
Jolla has unveiled a new teaser image that suggests the ex-Nokia team will announce a new device next week. Although details are scarce, the tagline could suggest a new phablet or tablet device.
There are two things about the Nexus 9 I'm interested in: Itss size / weight and its dedicated keyboard cover. Is the 9-inch display the best of two worlds? Is the Nexus 9 a good productivity device?
Text files within the Xbox Music website are already showing that OneDrive locker service support will be coming very soon, allowing users cloud access to their music files from any Xbox Music device.
Microsoft has stopped the sales of Windows 7 and 8 to consumers through retail channels. Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8 will only be available through PC OEM's.
The Linx 7 is one of the most affordable Windows tablets ever to launch in the UK, and offers an Intel Bay Trail-T processor, 32GB storage, front and rear cameras, and a year of Office 365 Personal.
Stardock Start8 lets you return the Start Button to Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 is shipped without the “Start” menu. Start8 brings back Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements.
If you use Apple SIM and select AT&T as your carrier, you can no longer change the carrier to something else, effectively ruining the Apple SIM. It is a broad yet unsurprising move from AT&T.
In an effort to focus solely on paid subscription services, Microsoft has announced that it will be ending the ad-supported Xbox Music service in December, leaving no free option for streaming.
Vaio, which was recently spun-off from Sony, has just unveiled its first independent product. It's a powerful tablet-laptop hybrid aimed as some very specific needs, according to the company
It has been revealed that Microsoft will be doing away with major OS releases and going to push new features through incremental updates from time to time starting with Windows 10.
In this weeks games review round up we have our early impressions of Alien: Isolation on the Xbox One and PC reviews of Sherlock Holmes - Crimes and Punishments and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
It's unexpected, but Microsoft's latest operating system saw a slump in market share for August; Windows 8 and 8.1 both lost points for the month, while Windows 7 and XP continued to dominate.
Microsoft focused on how Windows 10 will work on computers yesterday, but the most interesting part of its presentation was a simple image it showed but didn't discuss much.
At today's Windows 10 launch, Joe Belfiore demonstrated how Microsoft has re-evaluated its approach to touch on the OS, and admitted that the company "didn't get it quite right" on Windows 8.
HP has announced its new inexpensive laptops and tablets running Windows 8.1, with prices beginning at $200 and $100, respectively, to combat cheap Chromebooks and Android tablets.
Better late than never, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform picks up the important news aggregate app Flipboard and is now available for download.
The long-awaited Nexus 9 tablet, built by HTC, and Nexus 6 handset, from Motorola, are said to be launching on October 15 or 16, followed shortly after by the rollout of Android L to other devices.