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The Galaxy Tab Active 2 gets a beefy performance upgrade. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 spec leak shows octa-core CPU

Samsung has beefed up the processing power of its 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active sequel with an octa-core processor. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 will also pick up twice the RAM.
The new Lenovo Tab 4 series of Android tablets. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo persisting with low- to mid-range tablets with new Tab 4

Lenovo has commenced the global rollout of its new Tab 4 series of Android tablets. Aimed at the mid- to low-end markets, they offer users good value and a recent version of Android.
Armis Labs warns that current security solutions will not detect BlueBorn, beacuse these are focused on IP attacks, not on airborne attacks. (Source: Armis Labs)

BlueBorne vulnerability could target billions of unpatched Bluetooth devices

Armis Labs discovered a Bluetooth vulnerability codenamed BlueBorne that could affect billions of devices including smartphones like Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy, tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab, smartwatches like LG Watch Sport, or audio systems like the Pumpkin Car Audio System. BlueBorne can also attack unpatched Windows and Linux PCs, and a variety of...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

September 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

Reliable travel companion! Dell presents us with a versatile 12-inch convertible in a timeless, modest and elegant design. A very frugal Intel CPU runs inside. Whether this promises a long battery life and how the Dell Latitude 7285 performs, you can find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

September 2017 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands

Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware that their device had been compromised.
HP Pro 8 Android tablet for business with MediaTek MT8735 processor (Source: HP)

HP launches the Pro 8 Android tablet for business in India

The HP Pro 8 tablet is an 8-inch Android device which can be used in tough environments and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor. It has a price tag of around US$300 and features 4G connectivity.
GearBest's Intel Super September sale offers a variety of discounted Intel-powered tablets and notebooks. (Source: GearBest)

Deal | GearBest has discounted prices on Intel-powered tablets and notebooks throughout September

Some of the highlights from GearBest's Intel Super September sale include: the Teclast X98 Plus II dual OS tablet powered by the Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8350 quad-core CPU for US$149.99, the all-in one Onda C270 PC with curved LED display for $US379.99, and the Cube Mix Plus 2-in-1 Tablet PC powered by the Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30 dual-core CPU for $US345...
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CAT T20 rugged Windows tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor now official (Source: CAT Phones)

IFA 2017 | CAT T20 rugged tablet now official

The 8-inch CAT T20 is powered by the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor and runs Windows 10. While its specs are not impressive, this slate can handle drops from up to 6 feet and is rated IP67 for protection from the elements.
The LG G Pad X2 8.0 PLUS, exclusive to T-Mobile. (Source: LG)

LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus is a T-Mobile exclusive, now available

If media consumption or productivity are your primary reasons for buying a new tablet, T-Mobile's new offering is an attractive proposition. The LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus has a Full HD screen, stereo sound, an octa-core processor, a micro SD slot, and a sturdy-looking kickstand. The included Plus Pack increases the tablet's battery life more than two-fold, making...
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Promotional material showing the cancelled Microsoft Surface Mini. (Source: Twitter | @evleaks)

More pictures plus official specs for the ill-fated Surface Mini, well, surface

The Microsoft Surface Mini never saw the light of day, but a pair of leaked images have, and they show the device from a trio of angles, as well as its specs in detail.
SanDisk Ultra 400 GB microSDXC memory card (Source: SanDisk)

IFA 2017 | SanDisk intros the world's largest microSD card to date

More than two years after the introduction of the 200 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I as the world's largest microSD card, SanDisk sets a new world record by unveiling its 400 GB sibling.
Archos Diamond Tab (2017) Android tablet with Rockchip 3399 SoC

IFA 2017 | Archos unveils a new Diamond Tab slate

This new 10.1-inch Android tablet comes with a Rockchip 3399 processor, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a generous battery that provides a capacity of no less than 6,600 mAh.
Micromax Canvas Plex Android Nougat tablet with Eros Now content

Micromax launches Canvas Plex in India

This 8-inch Android slate will arrive in India the day after tomorrow. Its highlights include DTS sound, Android Nougat, and a one-year subscription to the local online streaming service Eros Now.
Dell revisits the ruggedized Windows tablet with the new Latitude 7212. (Source: Dell)

IFA 2017 | Dell rolls out the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet

Dell has launched its second-generation ruggedized Windows tablet. The 11.6-inch Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet is the sequel to the 7202 and is both lighter and more powerful.
Huawei MediaPad T3 and M3 tablet series launching today in North America (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MediaPad T3 and M3 tablet series launching today in North America

The budget Huawei tablets come just one month after the launch of the Matebook X, Matebook D, and Matebook E and two months after the launch of the Honor 9 in the United States.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

Surface competitor with AMOLED. Samsung is set for attack with its new Galaxy Book 12 and has managed to get itself a unique selling point in the market of professional Windows tablets with a keyboard cover: A Super-AMOLED screen. The pricey device offers travelling businessmen and women a complete package with a wide range of accessories and only a few weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

August 2017 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Not all apps using the Igexin SDK were found to be collecting data, but they all had the potential to do it. (Source: Pixabay)

Igexin use their advertising SDK to siphon user data back to their servers in China

Igexin, the developer of an advertising software kit, has been caught collecting user data and sending it back to servers in China. Their kit was used in 500 legitimate applications and used the permissions granted to those apps to collect data such as call logs. Google has disabled the compromised applications while the developers replace the advertising AP...
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The AT&T Primetime. (Source: The Verge)

AT&T launches a new tablet meant for DirecTV streaming

If you love DirecTV and need a new tablet, AT&T is hoping to entice you with its new device. The Primetime is focused on video playback, but will be a hard sell to people who already stream video on their phones or tablets.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon surfaces online

Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Galaxy A5 (2018) surfaces online

The SM-A5300 handset that arrived at Geekbench is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and has 6 GB of memory, while the A5 (2017) has an Exynos 7880 chip under the hood and just 3 GB RAM.
Android 8.0 Oreo robot leaked image via Evan Blass

Android 8.0 to launch as Oreo, reveals Evan Blass

Although a few other names surfaced in the Android 8.0-related rumors we heard so far, it seems like the next major iteration of Google's mobile operating system will be named Oreo after all.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) at TENAA, details now available, launch is imminent

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) hits TENAA

Not long after obtaining its FCC certification, this upcoming 8-inch Android slate surfaces at TENAA with a quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB and 64 GB storage versions, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 SM-T375 Android tablet successor surfaces on FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 successor hits FCC

Samsung's next-gen affordable 8-inch Android tablet is expected to hit the market soon, as it has just received all the needed certifications from the WiFi Alliance and the FCC. However, the details are nowhere to be found yet.
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 (Pentium N4200, 256 GB) Convertible Review

HP ProBook x360 11 G1 (Pentium N4200, 256 GB) Convertible Review

Robust convertible? With the ProBook X360 11, HP has a small convertible in their offerings that scores with robustness and versatility. We have summarized in this short review, how the Education Edition presents itself in terms of performance.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
Asus ZenPad 10

79% Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) Tablet Review

Good connections. The refresh of Asus' ZenPad 10 is available in two versions and both support LTE. Since it is more expensive than last year's model, the ZenPad 10 Z301ML has to first prove that it is worth the extra money in the test.
Mediatek MT8735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 10.1" | 490 g
The Cosmo K and K Plus models feature 13 MP back cameras and 5 MP front cameras. (Source: Polaroid)

Polaroid introduces two new entry-level Cosmo smartphones and a Jet C7 tablet

Celebrating 80 years of existence, Polaroid has launched the Cosmo K and K Plus smartphones, together with the Jet C7 tablet in Mexico. The devices are powered by MediaTek's quad-core CPUs and are available at Telcel.
While in restoration mode, the screen is practically unusable. (Source: Motorola)

Self-healing smartphone screens get patented by Motorola

Motorola's patent paper states that the self-healing screen integrates a "self memory polymer" that could restore its default shape through heat. "At least some of the deformation" can be repaired, depending on the extent of the damage.
Google Pixel C notebook patent

Google files patent for a Pixel C notebook

Google might not launch a new Pixel notebook, but this patent that recently surfaced online shows an interesting device that comes with a section that can be covered and opened.
The new materials create insulating rust that is beneficial to the miniaturization process. (Source: Stanford)

Silicon chips might not retire too soon, thanks to ultrathin semiconductors

Scientists from Stanford University combined silicon with ultrathin semiconductors, making silicon viable for chips under 5 nanometers and thus offering a smoother transition between silicon and germanium-based chip manufacturing.
The original Pixel will receive an upgrade to Android O. (Source: Google)

Android O tipped to arrive August 21

Google's Android O remains on schedule for an August 21 release despite recent rumors suggesting that it might be delayed, according to Evan Blass.
The solution with the best result used sodium sulfate (Na2SO4), a compound found in detergents. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers create flexible salt-based batteries

A team of researchers have been experimenting with various sodium-based solutions to replace lithium-ion batteries with significant success. Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) would be advantageous as they would not require as many safeguards due to the more benign nature of sodium versus lithium.
The Surface Pro has faces issues with power management, throttling, backlight bleed, and even noise.

Microsoft defends Surface family after Consumer Reports labels Surface products "unreliable"

Microsoft executive Panos Panay has attempted to defend the reliability of Microsoft's Surface family of products following Consumer Reports's failure to recommend the Surface products based on surveyed high rates of failure.
25 percent of Surface Pro owners will experience reliability issues, claims Consumer Reports

25 percent of Surface Pro owners will experience reliability issues, claims Consumer Reports

Meanwhile, Apple is sitting happily at first place for having the most reliable laptops and tablets.
Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures is one of 42 titles the suit alleges to collect personal information of children without parental consent. (Source: Disney)

Disney sued for allegedly illegally collecting data on children with smartphone apps

Disney is being sued along with three software companies for creating software targeted at young children that collect personal information and send it to advertisers without the consent of parents. Disney has signaled it aims to face the suit in court.
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Core m3, 128GB, 4GB) Convertible Review

89% Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Core m3, 128GB, 4GB) Convertible Review

Affordable Surface! Although it is already the second half of 2017, Microsoft presents the latest Surface based on a frugal Core m3 processor with connectivity that is still in need of reworking. Find out in this review whether the long battery life and the established brand name are enough to win buyers.
Intel Core m3-7Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus Android tablet spotted online, launch is imminent

LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus leaks online

Although this 8-inch tablet is not official yet, a T-Mobile support page for it is already live. This page reveals the following specs and features: a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, Android 7.0, as well as a docking accessory.
Google Nexus 6P flagship and others receive August 2017 Android security patches

Google's August Android security patch now available for Nexus and Pixel devices

This month's update is based on Android 7.1.2 and Android 7.1.1, depending on the device targeted. In addition to the Pixel and Nexus handsets, the Nexus Player digital media player and the Nexus 9 tablet also got updated.
Asus Zenpad Z8s Android tablet with Snapdragon 652 now available on Verizon

Asus Zenpad Z8s hits Verizon

This new slate is a direct successor to last year's ZenPad Z8, keeping the 7.9-inch IPS display and US$249.99 price tag, but featuring a faster processor, more memory, and Android Nougat instead of Marshmallow.
Apple now controls nearly one-third of the tablet market (Source: Apple)

Apple now controls nearly one-third of the tablet market

The traditional tablet market may be past its prime. Unless if you're Apple, Huawei, or Amazon, then YoY shipment numbers are likely doomed towards a downward spiral.
Dell Canvas 27 tablet for business with Windows 10

Massive Dell Canvas tablet now up for sale

The Intel Atom-driven, 27-inch Canvas tablet with pen, touch, and dial input support can be purchased starting at US$1,799, but depending on the hardware, software, and services chosen, it can get much more expensive.
The recent driver update has stopped Windows Hello from activating facial recognition. (Source: Own)

UPDATE | Newest driver update makes the Surface Pro 4 blind

The latest driver update from Microsoft has stopped Windows Hello from activating the IR camera needed for facial recognition on some Surface Pro 4's. However, the problem with the screen vibration bug might also have been fixed.
For the first time in years, the iPad saw a resurgence — likely due to the new price options and unique 120Hz displays. (Source: ArsTechnica/Andrew Cunningham)

Apple's third quarter results beat expectations, reveal challenges

Apple's third quarter financial reports show strong performance of the iPad and online Services. Meanwhile, revenue in the Greater China region dipped by 10%, highlighting one of the company's future challenges.
Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200) Convertible Review

84% Acer Switch 3 SW312 (Pentium N4200) Convertible Review

An elegant convertible! Acer has presented a new convertible in 12-inch format - the Switch 3. Thanks to its versatility, the convertible is supposed to be a great choice both for business and private use. Find out whether Acer reached its goals in our short but detailed review.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 12.2" | 877 g
Apple throwing 2.67 billion Dollars at LG to make more OLED panels (Source: 9to5mac)

Apple throwing 2.67 billion Dollars at LG to make more OLED panels

The Cupertino company wants to secure and diversify its iPhone supply chain by injecting money into more overseas factories.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 Pro (x5-Z8350, LTE, 128 GB) Convertible Review

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 Pro (x5-Z8350, LTE, 128 GB) Convertible Review

Compact convertible! The IdeaPad Miix 320 combines versatile use in the tightest space. An LTE module is also installed and the quad-core CPU is to ensure a decent work speed. Find out in this review how the 10-inch convertible scores in the test.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 1 kg
The Cat.18 6CA LTE modem will see mass production towards the end of 2017. (Source: Investopedia)

Samsung readies industry-first 1.2 Gbps downlink LTE mobile modem

With speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, the new LTE modem allows users to download full-length HD movies in 10 seconds.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 to get Android Nougat update soon

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 spotted with Android Nougat on board

This slate that made its debut loaded with Lollipop has just received its WiFi certification running Android 7.0, which is certainly the last major OS upgrade it will get via the official channels.

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