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Canonical to 'reinvent' personal computing with new Ubuntu tablet

Canonical, creators of the Ubuntu operating system, have announced a new tablet to showcase the platform's "Convergence" feature. It makes switching between desktop and mobile computing simpler with intuitive apps and window controls.

Microsoft Surface now even more powerful, key blogger slams brand

Microsoft has refreshed its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book with new range-topping options. The additions include Intel Core i7 processors and 16GB of RAM for demanding workloads. The announcement came as a key commentator slammed Microsoft.

Microsoft: Apple's iPad Pro is a 'companion device,' not a PC

Microsoft has publicly discussed its feelings on Apple's iPad Pro and how it compares to its own range of Surface tablets. The company considers the newest member of the iPad family to be only a 'companion device' that can't do productivity on its own.

Lenovo's new modular tablet lets you switch parts at will

Lenovo has unveiled the next generation of its range-topping Windows 10 tablet family, the ThinkPad X1. The new line-up includes a selection of modular optional accessories that can be connected to the tablet for extra functionality.

Google's criticised Pixel C tablet wasn't meant to run Android

Days after the creators of the Google Pixel C tablet were overwhelmed with negative feedback in a Reddit AMA, it's emerged the criticised device may never have been built to run Android. Its software is largely viewed as its major weakness.

Google did a Reddit AMA for its new tablet and got destroyed

The team behind Google's Pixel C Android tablet participated in a Reddit ask me anything (AMA) session earlier this week. The conversation was quickly flooded with overwhelmingly negative comments though, fuelled by media criticism of the device.

iPad popularity wanes as Microsoft Surface sells more strongly

A report has concluded that the Microsoft Surface now sells more strongly online than the iPad, often perceived to be the leading tablet device. Although Apple still dominates overall market share, Microsoft is seeing the most sales.

One of Microsoft's killed Nokia tablets has shown up online

An image of a cancelled Microsoft tablet project has appeared online, revealing the company once worked on something very different from the metal Surfaces of today. Mercury is a bright and bold device with a design drawn from Lumia phones.

iPad Pro goes 'completely dead' if charged for more than an hour

Owners of Apple's newest iPad model, the 12.9-inch 'Pro,' have taken to the company's support forums just days after launch to complain their device regularly becomes unresponsive after charging for a long time. The only cure is to force restart it.

Tim Cook still adamant Apple won't merge iPad and MacBook

Tim Cook has made it clear that people should not expect Apple to reveal a hybrid device anytime soon. The company is known for defiantly resisting the large numbers of convertible devices in the market at the moment by keeping iPad and Mac separate.

Apple opening pre-orders for 'epic' iPad Pro on Wednesday

Apple has confirmed its 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available to pre-order online this Wednesday before heading to retail stores later in the week. The company says the response to the premium tablet from customers and developers has been "incredible."

Samsung's Galaxy View is an 18.4-inch super-size Android tablet

Samsung has unveiled its long-rumoured giant Android tablet. The company claims the 18.4-inch display "offers a new dimension" in mobile entertainment but analysts have questioned whether such a large device will prove popular or even practical.

Lenovo's new convertible blends premium power with a tablet form

Lenovo has launched its new Windows 10 flagship laptop, the Yoga 900. The convertible device was unveiled yesterday and is designed to be an "incredibly thin" but powerful hybrid, aimed at professional work requiring tablet portability.

Toshiba to 'reinvent pen and paper' with a unique Windows tablet

Toshiba hosted a major device launch in Japan today that included a Windows 10 tablet design that aims to "reinvent" writing on pen and paper. The two-in-one convertible includes a keyboard dock and precision stylus, rivalling Microsoft's Surface.

Op-Ed: Microsoft's new hardware represents the company's evolution

This week, Microsoft hosted a much-anticipated press event in New York during which it unveiled Windows 10 smartphones, an upgraded Surface Pro and even an all-new laptop in a presentation that I think completed its transition to an exciting new company.

HP unveils its own Surface tablet, one day after the real thing

HP has announced a convertible laptop and tablet deliberately designed to resemble and rival Microsoft's Surface line. The Spectre X2 will go head-to-head against the Surface Pro 4, itself unveiled only yesterday.

Microsoft Surface Book is company's first laptop

Microsoft surprised the audience at its New York event today by announcing an all-new device, Surface Book. Designed as a laptop but able to convert into a tablet, it is for people who require things Surface Pro can't deliver, like desktop-grade typing.

Microsoft officially announces more powerful Surface Pro 4

Microsoft has officially released the next generation of its popular convertible tablet and laptop device, the Surface Pro. The Surface Pro 4 features improvements to all its key features including performance, keyboard, Surface Pen stylus and display.

Wild rumour suggests Surface Pro 4 may have shape-shifting bezels

Ultra-thin bezels are all the rage on premium laptops at the moment but such a design doesn't work so well for tablets with touch gestures at the sides of the display. That creates a predicament for convertibles which Microsoft may have uniquely solved.

Google reveals its own Microsoft Surface, new Chromecast and more

Google unveiled several new devices during its live event today. Alongside its new Nexus smartphones, the company also revealed a large, keyboard-equipped Android tablet to rival Microsoft's Surface as well as a new-look, next-generation Chromecast.

Amazon announces surprisingly capable $50 Fire tablet

Amazon has unveiled a new 7-inch Fire tablet that will retail for just $50. It features modest but respectable hardware specifications and the option of purchasing a family-equipping six-pack at reduced cost.

Dell following Lenovo, building its own Microsoft Surface

Dell is apparently working on a laptop that will directly rival the Microsoft Surface. It will be a 12-inch tablet with a kickstand and detachable keyboard and follows a similar unveiling by Lenovo, proving the success of the Surface line.

Apple unveils its 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil stylus

Confirming long-running rumours, Apple today announced a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet aimed squarely at professionals. The device is designed to appeal to people who use their tablet as a serious computing device, like Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.

Vaio returning to the U.S. with a truly 'monster' tablet

The Vaio computer brand has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. from October this year, unveiling a powerful high-end tablet as its launch device. The company used to belong to Sony but became independent after being sold off in 2014.

Reports: iPad Mini 4 to be a 'shrunken Air 2', just 6.1mm thick

A report has claimed that Apple's iPad Mini 4 will be a substantial upgrade over the Mini 3 and will be based around the Air 2. It also reveals that Apple could be working on three different iPad lines this year across the Mini, Air and upcoming Pro.

Intel's new processors offer 20% more power, 30% more battery

Next month, Intel will be unveiling a new range of processors for desktops and mobile devices. A leak has revealed we can expect 10-20 percent improvements in performance while saving 30 percent battery, creating an all-new generation of powerful devices.

Samung's Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has officially unveiled its all-new tablet designed to take on the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S2. It features an octa-core processor and is thinner than the iPad Air 2. It will come in 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch versions, sizes similar to the iPad.

Google Chrome has now been downloaded 1 billion times on Android

The Google Chrome web browser has now been downloaded over 1 billion times onto Android phones and tablets, a significant milestone for an app that is only available on relatively new devices and launched just three years ago.

Microsoft is using some interesting codenames for its new Lumias

The codenames of four more upcoming Lumia-branded Windows 10 Mobile devices have been revealed, bringing the total number of rumoured phones up to six. The mid-range handsets are currently named after Asian cities and a Finnish mountain and lake.

iOS 9 gets proper split-screen multitasking for the first time

In a bid to attract more professional and enterprise users away from Microsoft's Surface Pro, Apple has added proper split-screen multitasking to iOS on iPad for the first time. Users will be able to run two apps side-by-side.
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