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  • HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet
    By on September 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruh writes While Windows-based tablets haven’t exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn’t given up on them, and its hardware partners haven’t either. HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7, priced at $99. The Stream brand is also being used for low-priced laptops intended to compete with Chromebooks (which HP also sells). All are running Intel chips and full Windows, not Windows RT.


  • Creating the World’s Cheapest Tablet
    By on December 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Back in October, we discussed news that India had launched a $35 tablet. Now, JohnWiney writes with a story in the Globe and Mail about the device’s development. Quoting:
    “Part of the difficulty in engineering such a device is that the underlying goal—that its final price should be within the means of those who can’t afford high-priced tablets—dictates crucial engineering and component decisions. A piece of high-impact-resistant (more…)

  • Kmart Briefly Offers $149 Android Tablet
    By on August 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    pickens writes in with word that Kmart put an Android tablet on sale for $149 — and quickly sold out. “A Kmart circular came out last week with an uber-geeky product that perked up a few ears in the gadget community. Augen’s 7-inch Gen-78 Android tablet which runs Android 2.1 is on sale for $150 (normally $170). The tablet is as bare bones as it gets, but it does work and has some features which may interest those who can’t reconcile the $500+ (more…)

  • Cuneiform Tablet Parallels the Famous Code of Hammurabi
    By on July 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A cuneiform tablet found in Hazor, Israel, and dating from the 18th-17th centuries B.C.E in the Middle Bronze Age, is said to contain a law code that parallels portions of the famous Code of Hammurabi.


  • Asus Joins Tablet PC Race
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    WrongSizeGlass writes “Reuters is reporting that netbook pioneer Asustek Computer Inc. has become the latest technology company to jump on the tablet PC bandwagon. The device will be called the Eee Pad, will run on Intel or ARM chips, and use Microsoft’s Windows operating system. ‘The Eee Pad can display Adobe Flash for the full web experience, has a USB port and a camera,’ Asus Chairman Jonney Shih said. Asus did not release pricing details or a (more…)

  • $99 Moby Tablet As Textbook Alternative
    By on March 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Taco Cowboy writes “Marvell’s Moby tablet will be an always-on, high performance multimedia tablet capable of full Flash support and 1080p HD playback and supporting WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS and both Android and Windows Mobile platforms for maximum flexibility. It could eliminate the need for students to buy and carry bound textbooks and an array of other tools. The tablet is expected to hold a full year’s worth of books but weigh less than (more…)

  • The Apple Tablet Interface Must Be Like This
    By on January 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    kylevh writes “On one side, there are the people who think that a traditional GUI—one built on windows, folders and the old desktop metaphor—is the only way to go for a tablet. In another camp, there are the ones who are dreaming about magic 3D interfaces and other experimental stuff, thinking that Apple would come up with a wondrous new interface that nobody can imagine now, one that will bring universal love, world peace and pancakes (more…)

  • Apple Tablet rumor roundup: summer 2010 edition
    By on January 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Before we get into the rumors, here’s a fact: unless the Apple Tablet cures cancer, global warming and obesity in one fell swoop, there’ll be plenty of disappointed faces leaving the Yerba Buena theater next Wednesday.


  • Textbook publishers dream of the tablet
    By on January 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    One of the things Apple should do to achieve runaway success with the tablet is incorporate textbooks. The folks at Coursesmart, a joint venture of five publishers that sells college textbooks as ebooks, have produced a video demonstrating how it could work.


  • Apple Tablet Will Restore Comic Books To Former Glory
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    “What is it in France they say? ‘America contributed three things to culture: jazz, musical comedy and comic books.'” You can already buy two on iTunes. And if things pan out, you’ll be get the third on the Apple tablet.