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Samsung Launches Smart Home Service

April 2, 2014 10:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung is advancing its master plan to connect all of its devices with today's launch of Samsung Smart Home in the United States and Korea. In a statement, Samsung said the service features a single app that allows users to connect and control home appliances, TVs and mobile devices. 

MWC Wrap: Connecting Everything

March 3, 2014 9:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one...

MWC Highlights Innovation Beyond iOS and Android

February 27, 2014 10:27 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

A look at some little-known systems at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona,...

DOT Seeking Ban on In-Flight Cell Phone Use

December 13, 2013 2:53 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing in on the possiblity that cell phones could be...

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Samsung, Sony Ready Product Unveilings Ahead of Apple

August 19, 2013 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The device market is ratcheting up for a busy September, as OEMs seek to take advantage of the upcoming holiday shopping season. Sony and Samsung will apparently be looking to beat Apple to the punch, with Sept. 4 product announcements. According to multiple reports, Apple is scheduled to take...

Report: HTC Scraps Plans for Full-Sized Windows RT Tablet

May 31, 2013 10:46 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

HTC is tossing out its plans for a full-sized Windows RT tablet, citing weak demand for devices running the RT operating system and the overall cost of producing a large tablet. Bloomberg cited people familiar with the matter who indicated that HTC still plans to release a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet optimized for ARM chipsets later this year.

IDC: Tablet Shipments to Pass Laptops in 2013

May 28, 2013 10:48 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IDC is predicting global tablet shipments to hit 229.3 million units in 2013, representing a 58.7 percent increase over 2012 and leaving predicted laptop shipments for 2013 in the dust. As the PC industry continues to suffer, IDC predicts that global tablet shipments will exceed the entire PC market by 2015.

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Sharp Reshuffles Management After Record Loss

May 14, 2013 10:02 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. named a new president Tuesday, reshuffling its top management to help restore profitability after reporting a record loss. The Osaka, Japan-based maker of Aquos TVs said that Kozo Takahashi, currently an executive vice president...

B&N to Offer Google Play on Nook Tablets

May 6, 2013 9:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Along with lowering the price of its Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, Barnes & Noble has announced that it will be adding Google Play access to those devices. The move will gives its users unfettered access to all of the apps and content in the Google Play store...

PC Shipments Drop 14 Percent Annually as Consumers Prefer Tablets, Smartphones

April 11, 2013 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Consumer preference for tablets and smartphones sent first quarter global PC shipments down 14 percent to 76.3 million units, according to new numbers from IDC. IDC said the extent of the annual contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC began tracking the PC market quarterly in 1994...

Schools Shift from Textbooks to Tablets

March 6, 2013 8:51 am | by Philip Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks. Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textboo...

Corning 4Q Net Income Falls, but Beats Predictions

January 29, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Revenue surged at Corning during the fourth quarter on strong demand for its Gorilla Glass, which is used in many smartphones and computer tablets. Sales in the company's specialty materials division, which makes the glass...

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Don’t Let a Kids’ Tablet Take the Parent Out of the Equation

January 4, 2013 4:46 pm | by Ben Munson | Blogs | Comments

It’s already happened so many times that the shock has completely worn off. But that doesn’t mean my jaw didn’t drop the first time I saw my daughter, who’s three now, pushing her finger against a magazine page as if it would interact with her when she did.

New Search Engine Tailors Its Results for Tablets

January 4, 2013 1:11 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs? That's the hope that led to Friday's release of Izik, which is billed as the first search engine tailored especially for iPads and increasingly popular tablet computers running on Google's Android software.

Yota Smartphone Aims to Differentiate in Useful Way

December 18, 2012 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's not everyday an OEM decides it's a good idea to enter the high-end smartphone market. We've already seen the likes of Dell and HP bow out, and the well-established Microsoft and Nokia are no strangers to the challenging market. So why, exactly has the relatively small...

Tablets Come Bearing LTE This Holiday Season

December 17, 2012 3:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Tablets are yet again set to be big items this holiday season, and shoppers will have the best selection they’ve ever seen. But this year, those cellular equipped models won’t be shipping in just 3G; LTE is the flavor of choice for those seeking anytime, anywhere connectivity

Microsoft Increases Surface Tablet Production

December 12, 2012 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Surface is the first tablet Microsoft Corp. is selling under its own brand, and the company is promoting it heavily after its late-October launch. But reviews have been mixed, and there have been few signs that the tablet is flying off the shelves. So far, Microsoft has been selling it online and through its own stores.

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Why Is Wall Street Losing Its Appetite for Apple?

December 10, 2012 9:46 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple began selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, the same day the company's stock hit an all-time peak of $705.07 per share. Since then, the stock has plunged more than 20 percent, trimming the company's market value by more than $150 billion. On Friday afternoon, shares were trading at around $534.

Review: Tablet Apps Fill in Gap, Won't Replace PCs

October 11, 2012 6:10 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Can tablets really substitute for a laptop when it comes to doing actual work?

Windows Phone: the OEM Challenge

February 5, 2012 7:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Not too long ago, it would have taken quite the stretch of imagination to picture a Nokia smartphone as the belle of the ball at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Review: Lumia 710 Good Return to U.S. for Nokia

January 4, 2012 9:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Launched today as an exclusive on T-Mobile USA's network, the Lumia 710 is available for $49.95 with a two-year contract. While that $49.95 price tag screams mediocrity, the 710 offers far more polish...

Hot, Not So Hot & Most Important Devices of 2011

December 3, 2011 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Some players have hit it big in the mobile device market this year (Samsung Galaxy S II), while others have fallen flat (HP Touchpad). But even some of 2011’s misses (BlackBerry PlayBook) have been critical for their respective companies, proving that in the device market, a product doesn’t necessarily have to be successful to be important.

Amazon Drops Kindle Touch, Fire Tablet

September 28, 2011 8:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It was an Apple-style event that Amazon held today, with CEO Jeff Bezos announcing the arrival of four new devices...

Does the Droid Bionic Justify Its Price?

September 12, 2011 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Concerns about whether the Bionic's battery performance might be a killjoy for some power users are not without credence, but overall, the Droid Bionic looks like a solid, if pricey, bet for the Android lover.

IFA: Samsung Unveils New Tablet Devices

September 1, 2011 8:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung upped the ante in its battle against the iPad yesterday, unveiling two new tablet devices at the IFA electronics conference in Berlin.

HP TouchPad Back from the Dead

August 31, 2011 8:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's not every day that a major tech company declares an end to a product only to bring it back after liquidation...

Webcast - Hear From The Experts: 4G Device Outlook

August 22, 2011 2:24 pm | Articles | Comments

As 4G offerings expand in the marketplace, service providers and device manufacturers are challenged to deliver a differentiated value proposition.

HP Liquidates Touchpad Tablets to $100

August 22, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HP over the weekend began a liquidation of its TouchPad tablet, reducing the price of the two versions of the device...

Report: Mobile to Drive $13.4B 2011 Touchscreen Market

July 13, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A report released from DisplaySearch finds that total touchscreen module revenue will reach $13.4 billion in 2011...

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