Tablets

When the first modern tablets were introduced to the market they were primary focused on facilitating content consumption. During the keynote where Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad, he stated that tablets would need to be better than both laptops and smartphones at browsing the web, reading emails and eBooks, viewing photos and videos, and playing games. These are all tasks where the user is consuming content rather than creating it. As tablets have advanced and become both more capable and more widespread they have become more suitable for content creation purposes. Software companies with long ties to the PC market like Adobe, Autodesk, and even Microsoft have made their software available for iOS and Android. However, these programs are often more limited than...

Rightware's Benchmark Division Acquired By Basemark

Yesterday, Rightware founder Tero Sarkkinen aquired Rightware's benchmarking unit and made it part of his newly founded company, Basemark Ltd. Sarkkinen founded Rightware as well five years ago, making...

0 by Brandon Chester on 5/8/2015

The Surface 3 Review

The Surface lineup for Microsoft has been extremely interesting to watch. What first launched in October 2012 as the Surface RT has been constantly iterated upon, and of course...

263 by Brett Howse on 5/4/2015

ARM Reveals Cortex-A72 Architecture Details

​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/23/2015

Samsung Introduces New 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab A Tablets

Today Samsung Electronics America announced two new tablets that are coming to market in the United States. Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A tablets come in 8.0" and 9.7" sizes...

61 by Brandon Chester on 4/20/2015

The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Review

Back in November, Dell took the lid off of their Venue 11 Pro 7000 refresh which is their first tablet offering to have Core M powering it. Dell is...

92 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2015

Dell Announces the Venue 10 7000 Tablet

Today Dell announced the Venue 10 7000, the newest device in their line of Android tablets. The Venue 10 7000 is very much like the larger version of the...

24 by Brandon Chester on 4/8/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With A New Emoji Keyboard, Bug Fixes, and Improved Performance

Today Apple publicly released iOS 8.3 for all devices that are capable of running versions of iOS 8. The update is a fairly substantial one that brings various improvements...

31 by Brandon Chester on 4/8/2015

Analyzing Intel Core M Performance: How 5Y10 can beat 5Y71 & the OEMs' Dilemma

A processor architect can battle between two major opposing principles. The one most of us seem to enjoy is performance, which when taken to the extreme exhibits an all-or-nothing...

105 by Brett Howse & Ian Cutress on 4/8/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface 3: 10.8-inch 2-in-1 with Atom x7 on 14nm from $499

The next element of Microsoft’s Surface line is here, and the anticipated Surface 3 throws up a couple of (nice) surprises. Starting at $499, the Surface 3 will complement...

121 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2015

Google Updates Gmail for Android With A Unified Inbox

Today Google's Gmail team is shipping an update to Gmail for Android, which has now become the standard mail application for Android Lollipop users. The update brings a great...

12 by Brandon Chester on 3/30/2015

ASUS Launches The Transformer Book Chi

Though the Chi series was first announced at Computex way back in June 2014, it has been a long time getting to market. ASUS is now accepting pre-orders for...

19 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2015

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Review

Five years ago, the first of what we would call modern tablet computers were released to the world. What is now an entire product category was originally seen with...

88 by Brandon Chester on 3/12/2015

Google Releases Android 5.1

Today Google has announced the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update is said to improve both performance and stability, as well as including a few new features. The first...

37 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 With Apple Watch Support

Today at their Spring Forward event Apple made a number of announcements. One smaller but still important update to come from the event was the release of iOS 8.2...

4 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

Intel at MWC 2015: SoFIA, Rockchip, Low Cost Integrated LTE, Atom Renaming and 14nm Cherry Trail

After day zero at Mobile World Congress already boasting some impressive releases, Intel tackles their platform on day one on several different fronts. As part of a pre-briefing, we...

37 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2015

Audience Announces NUE N100 Multisensor Processor

While Audience is traditionally focused on voice products, today they’re attempting to make their first moves into combined voice recognition and sensor hub products that leverage sensor fusion and...

1 by Joshua Ho on 3/2/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia Z4 Tablet

Although much of the focus on Sony's work in the mobile space is on their smartphones, they have been a player in the tablet segment of the market for...

29 by Brandon Chester on 3/2/2015

SanDisk Announces iNAND 7132: SLC/TLC Hybrid eMMC

In general, storage performance has been an area that is only discussed when it becomes a bottleneck. There was very little focus on storage performance in general before devices...

11 by Joshua Ho on 3/2/2015

Qualcomm Announces New SoC Lineup, Modem Branding

Qualcomm today announced 4 new additions to its Snapdragon 400 and 600 lineup of SoCs, along with a reshuffle and rebranding of their modem lineup. Let's begin with the...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/18/2015

Samsung Announces 14nm FinFET for Exynos 7

While we've known about the existence of the Exynos 7420 for a while now, we didn't really know what to expect until recently. Today, it seems that Samsung is...

111 by Joshua Ho on 2/16/2015

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