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Microsoft's Surface Devices: A Different Approach to Tablets

After much hype in advance, Microsoft debuted its new Surface line of tablets this week. The advance word was that Microsoft would be taking direct aim at Apple's iPad with its line of tablets, and would also challenge Android-based tablet devices. In truth, though, the Surface devices are much more in line with Microsoft's long-standing concept of Windows-based PCs than they are with existing tablets. Surface devices may do well in business use cases, but don't write the iPad or Android tablets off yet. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the Surface devices on stage yesterday, and, in every way, they are pitched as devices intended not to stray too far from Windows PC conventions. For example, Surface tablets integrate a more traditional keyboard (doubling as a screen cover),...

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Barnes & Noble's Nook Business up 34 Percent Last Fiscal Year

The company says that it generated revenue of $933 million during the 2012 fiscal year, up from $695 million in the prior year. [Read more]...

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Meet the Intel Man Who's Out to Beat ARM in Smartphones

Mike Bell runs Intel's mobile group and he's convinced that Intel's Atom chips are better for Android than ARM's ubiquitous processors. [Read more]...

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VLC Finally Coming to Android

Android users have been waiting for the all-rounder media player VLC. There is good news for VLC fans. VLC team has twitted that VLC client for Android is coming soon.

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Samsung Makes Android SAFE for IT

Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S III smartphone will be the company's first device to be officially branded and sold under its new SAFE program. SAFE stands for "Samsung Approved for Enterprise." The Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S. from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular in...

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