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By Will765 On 11 Mar, 2014 At 03:13 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

After the total mishandling of it’s Touchpad tablet debacle, HP has slowly tried to re-enter the tablet market. Last year’s Slate 7, followed by the Slate 7 plus, made little impact. And now, HP continues the trend of little impact with an underwhelming device, the HP 8. Overall it is a very vanilla device, with [...]

By Will765 On 6 Mar, 2014 At 01:20 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

From the first generation iPad in 2010, Apple enjoyed huge success and market dominance. As recently as 2012, 61 million iPads sold gave Apple a 53% market share, compared to Android tablets 46% share, with 53 million units sold.  According to an analysis by Gartner,  however, the trend is reversed.  In 2013 android managed to [...]

By Will765 On 19 Feb, 2014 At 02:47 PM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 2 Comments

The maker of the very popular Candy Crush Saga game, King Digital Entertainment PLC,  is planning an IPO (initial public offering) of $500 million. While the game is undoubtedly very profitable, there are many questions about the company’s ability to sustain profits.  Overall, Candy Crush generates 78% of the company’s earnings.  A couple other games, [...]

By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2014 At 02:29 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Often one of the leaders in many areas of consumer protection, Californian legislators are proposing a bill which would address the growing problem of the theft of mobile devices.  With the ease of acquiring a small, valuable object, cellphones and tablets are increasing targeted by thieves looking to make a quick score. Over the past [...]

By Will765 On 3 Feb, 2014 At 04:50 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

The Kickstarter funded Ouya console has announced an upgraded model, available now for a $30 extra charge over the previous model, $129.  This newest version still has 1GB ram, but the storage has been doubled to 16GB. The controller is also said to have improvements,  which are supposed to reduce lag time, as well as [...]

By Will765 On 29 Jan, 2014 At 03:33 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

  The Notion Ink Adam II, available since December in India, is now being released for sale in the European Union. There are 2 versions, one a wifi only, the other with 3g capability.  The wifi version is 219 Euros, or $299 USD, while the 3g will cost 249 Euros, $339USD.  According to Notion Ink, [...]

By Will765 On 17 Jan, 2014 At 03:39 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Flurry Mobile app analytic firm has released figures showing quite a jump in Amazon Kindle Fire tablet activations on Christmas Day.  The chart shows the increase in activations compared to an average day during the rest of the month.  It seems the Kindle Fire was a very popular gift on Christmas. There are several observations [...]

By Will765 On 6 Jan, 2014 At 02:54 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments

After lagging behind ARM chips in the mobile market for some time now, Nvidia steps up to the plate with it’s new Tegra K1. The main feature of the chip is it’s amazing 192 GPU cores.  While Nvidia has been trying to gain a significant share of the mobile chip market, so far it hasn’t [...]

By Will765 On 16 Dec, 2013 At 03:59 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

December 2010 was the launch of the original Notion Ink Adam. Highly anticipated,  the device was a darling of the internet.  Various websites were devoted to it, and it had a very loyal fanbase before it ever was sold.  With decent specifications, an open architecture for third-party roms, the promise of  the Eden interface,  and [...]

By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2013 At 02:57 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

International Data Corporation has released it’s latest projections of tablet sales, OS market shares, and tablet screen size.  From their press release-”worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units in 2013, down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5% above 2012 levels. Shipment growth is forecast to slow to [...]