The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is intended to be a massive departure from their (still for sale) predecessors. But both of them, the iPad Air 2 in particular, pack a number of improvements over the 2013 models. In-hand, the iPad Air 2 is not as significant a departure from its predecessor as the original Air was from earlier iPads, but if you are familiar with the original Air then you can appreciate the fact that Apple has taken it down from 7.5mm thick to 6.1mm thick. The weight is roughly the same (437g vs. 469g) so it’s not much lighter in the...

MIPS Technologies Targets Mobile Push

There are a number of IP vendors in the SoC processor space. ARM, MIPS and PowerPC are the most popular. Each vendor holds the edge in a particular area...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2012

CyanogenMod Team Shows Ice Cream Sandwich Running on HP TouchPad

CyanogenMod 9 is creeping closer and closer to release, and we're seeing it running on more devices all the time - the first ones to get development builds were...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/16/2012

Toshiba Demos Excite 10.1” and Concept Tablet Designs

We reviewed Toshiba’s Tegra 2-based Thrive 10.1” late last year and from a design standpoint, we were pretty disappointed with it. While elements like the removable battery, full size...

6 by Jarred Walton, Vivek Gowri & Manveer Wasson on 1/13/2012

Updated: ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME370T Shipping in Q2 2012

ASUS originally introduced its 7-inch Eee Pad MeMO tablet at CES 2011, but today it is announcing that in Q2 of this year it'll be available in North America...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/12/2012

TI Shows Off OMAP 5 & ARM Cortex A15 at CES

We weren't allowed to take photos but we've just seen TI's OMAP 5 reference platform up and running Ice Cream Sandwich with full GPU acceleration enabled. The 28nm chip...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 1/12/2012

CES 2012 Nvidia Press Conference

We're at the Nokia press conference now where Jen-Hsun Huang just took the stage to talk about tablets, automotive, and what's in store in 2012 for Nvidia. Nvidia views...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

Intel's Functional Nikiski Concept PC: Transparent Touchpad Doubles as a Screen Window

Intel talked about the Nikiski concept PC at Computex last year. The concept is simple: replace the palm rest and touchpad on a notebook with a transparent strip with...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

ASUS' Transformer Prime TF700T: Improves Wireless, Adds 1920 x 1200 Panel, Available in Q2

ASUS just announced an updated version of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the TF700T. The new tablet keeps the same form factor, dimensions, screen size and weight of the...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Lenovo At CES: Android TV and First Krait Tablet

In 2011, Lenovo made a cursory effort to grab some of the consumer Android tablet space with the 7" K1, and a slightly more concerted effort to grab the...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/9/2012

Acer Unveils the Thinnest Ultrabook, a 15" Ultrabook, a 1080p Tablet and AcerCloud

It technically doesn't start for another day, but CES is in full swing in Las Vegas. As part of the fun, Acer is bringing us the thinnest Ultrabook yet...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/8/2012

Nook Tablet Beats Expectations, B&N Considers Nook Spin-off

Barnes & Noble announced via a press release today that sales of its Nook lineup, including the new Nook Tablet, the older Nook Color, and the Nook Simple Touch...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/5/2012

Acer Iconia Tab A200 On Sale January 15 Priced At $329

Acer has formally announced the US pricing and launch date details for the Iconia A200, the follow up to the Iconia A500 tablet it launched mid-last year. The A200...

6 by Vivek Gowri on 1/5/2012

5th Generation WiFi: 802.11ac, "Gigabit" WiFi Primer

Five years have passed since the first 802.11n devices implementing a draft of the now-finalized specification hit the market. Over the years 802.11n support has become ubiquitous in the...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2012

Broadcom Announces Family of 802.11ac Chipsets & 5G WiFi Brand

If you've read our 802.11ac primer you already know that the fifth generation of WiFi is something to be excited about. At 433Mbps of bandwidth per stream with expected...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2012

Scaling to 802.11ac Speeds in Smartphones and Tablets

I promise this is the last thing I'll write about 802.11ac today, but it is very relevant to our smartphone and tablet coverage. If you've followed any of our...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2012

Archos 70b IT Arrives with Honeycomb for $200

In our review of the Kindle Fire, we called it the best $199 tablet on the market, but Archos has given us a reason to reconsider that statement with...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2012

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Teardown

In researching for my piece on the Transformer Prime's GPS issue I needed to know the location of the GPS antenna inside the Transformer Prime. Given the limited supply...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2012

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime GPS Issue Explained

An Apology Over the past couple of weeks I've received emails and tweets asking me to look into GPS performance issues with ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime. By the...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2012

All BlackBerry PlayBook Models On Sale for $299

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet (read our review) is now on sale for $299 in the BlackBerry Store, a price which applies to the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

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