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NVIDIA Shield high-end gaming tablet gets first big update

Posted by Tom August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet has gained top reviews not only for its gaming capabilities, but as a great all-rounder too.

It’s just got a little better thanks to the first big update, which fixes camera performance, WiFi stability, improves Shield HUB and Gamestream functions, and more.

In full, the update improves the following:

 

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

Via geeky-gadgets

iPad Mini rival ifive mini 4 HD tablet in pictures

Posted by Tom August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The ifive mini 4 tablet debuted earlier this year at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair and now it’s broken out of the show stalls and is being shown off in a hotel room with a friend.

The ifive mini 4 is one of the closest rivals to the iPad Mini, with a spectacular 2048 x 1536 resolution 7.9-inch retina display, powered by a RockChip RK3288 A17 core processor.

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NESO Pad1210 nears 12 inches of tablet

Posted by Tom August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The NESO PadE1210 measures up just short of a foot, at 11.6 inches. The big tablet also comes with a detachable keyboard that makes use of the big screen for general computing.

It has a Full HD display and runs on a dual core Intel Celeron N2810 processor clocked at 2GHz. On the memory front, there’s 2GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

The NESO OS of choice is Windows 8.1 and it supports Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity.

Via tablet-news

 

ASUS MeMo Pad 8 gets fully portable with LTE upgrade

Posted by Tom August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

The latest European version of the ASUS MeMo Pad 8 will feature LTE connectivity, cutting the “do you have WiFi?” out of conversation.

The updated 8-inch tablet will also be released in Japan.

The tablet will offer download speeds of up to 150 MBps and uploads at up to 50MBps.

It runs Android 4.4.2 on an Intel Atom Z3580 Bay Trail processor and the 8-inch display is 1920 x 1200 pixels.

It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, has 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and Zen UI.

Via tablet-news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S goes to the street, compared with iPad Air

Posted by wicked August - 30 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Samsung released a video yesterday that took its premier tablet – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S – to the streets of New York and asked seemingly random people to compare it with Apple’s current gen iPad Air. We say “seemingly” because, all things aside, it’s still a Samsung-produced video. Then again, we’ll give them half the benefit of doubt.

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab S launched, the South Korean gadget giant hyped a lot on the tablet’s fab looks – it’s sexy thin to ridiculous proportions. And it has a vibrant display, which it claimed was better than what most high-end tablets out in the market had. Now it was a matter of taking the Galaxy Tab S and have the people of New York compare it with Apple’s premium tablet.

It’s a marketing video, for all it worth. And of course, they showed the people who gave their tablet glowing reviews. But a couple of things are factual, though – the Galaxy Tab S is visible thinner than the iPad Air. More than that, it is comparably lighter, and this is a real-world variable that people consider from using tablet devices. Lastly, out in the New York sunshine, the Galaxy Tab S showed a better display – most likely by virtue of its higher pixel count.

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Overheating rumors aside, we can grant that most people would probably choose the Galaxy Tab S if on looks and display alone. When seen beside the iPad Air, the Galaxy Tab S looks undeniably fab – razor thin and that much lighter. Actual usage would take into consideration apps, processor performance, operating system and all that – that is when you can really say which the better tablet is. But for now, let’s allow Samsung this – they made a good looking tablet, that’s for sure.

SOURCE: Samsung

NVIDIA SHIELD update brings tablet to v1.1

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

NVIDIA has released a new update for the SHIELD tablet that brings the device to version 1.1. Contained in the update are enhancements and bug fixes for the operating system that makes the tablet perform better and be more stable. WiFi stability is improved in the update in certain use scenarios.

A PRISM feature toggle has been added and stability improvements for SHIELD Hub and Gamestream have been added. Performance optimizations for ShadowPlay have been added along with improvements in localization.

New audio options are available with the update along with several miscellaneous stability improvements. Users can download the latest update of the tablet by going into the Settings > About SHIELD> System updates section.

If you are unfamiliar with the SHIELD tablet, check out the article we have on the five highlights of the slick gaming device. It packs in an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Chipset with 192 CUDA cores and Kepler graphics. One of the best aspects of the tablet for gamers is the wireless controller that makes gaming more like console gaming than mobile gaming.

SOURCE: NVIDIA

Intel-powered Ramos i7s out September 1st

Posted by Tom August - 28 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

The new 7-inch tablet from Ramos, the i7s, is due out in China on September 1st.

The tablet comes in Android or Windows 8.1 OS options and has 3G, GPS and phone call capabilities.

It runs on an Intel Bay Trail Z3735 processor clocked at 1.83GHz.

The i7s is expected to cost around $130.

Via tablet-news

The Buzz: King Jim massaging stylus pen

Posted by Tom August - 28 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

New in Japan is the King Jim massaging stylus pen: a three-in-one pen that lets users write on paper, draw on tablets and smartphones and, new to styli, enjoy a massage.

The massage function kicks in when the tip is pressed, so regular use will be akin to playing a vigorous PlayStation game with a DualShock controller.

But there are other applications – a number of every day products have a secondary “massaging” quality, so maybe this can join the fun-club.

It’s out now at 1,500 yen (US $14)

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z3 teased again

Posted by wicked August - 28 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Sony is set to toss some new gear out at IFA 2014 when it kicks off early next month. The new gear that it is teasing for launch at the show includes the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z3. The Z3 Tablet Compact was teased with an image hidden away on the Sony mobile website, but it’s only a single image with the tablet taken from the side showing a thin profile. This is the same tablet that has had specs leak in the past.

You may still be able to see the image, which is in this story above, on the Sony Mobile website right now if you sort by Features > Display and look for “Xperia Z3 Tablet compact.” All we know about that tablet right now is that the screen uses IPS technology and has improved viewing angles.

You can also tell from the image that the tablet is very thin. We expect to hear the full details at IFA next month. The second device teased is the Sony Xperia Z3 and it has its own teaser video. Other than the Xperia Z3, a quick flash of an image at 41secs in the video is hinting that there will be another smartphone to be announced together.

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The teaser video offers no details at all about the smartphones or tablet. A date of September 3, 2014 is in the video and it has a tagline that says, “The Time to Demand Great is coming,” and has a hashtag #XperiaDetails included. Like the other tablet, we only have a few days to wait to hear more.

SOURCE: Xperia Blog

ARCHOS 101 Oxygen Android tablet out in October

Posted by Tom August - 28 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

The full HD ARCHOS 101 Oxygen tablet will sport a 1080p touchscreen display and runs on an ARM Cortex A17 quad-core processor.

According to the press release, the 101 Oxygen’s focus is on multimedia playback and app power, while being light enough for easy portability.

Few other details are known about the 101 Oxygen other than it’ll be loaded with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB storage.

It’ll cost £199 at release.

Via geeky-gadgets