Samsung is testing an 18.4-inch tablet

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Whenever I hear the word phablet, Samsung is the brand that instantly pops to mind. The South Korean manufacturer has been at the top of the oversized smartphone market for as long as I can remember and now it looks like they’re set to be the first to create a tablet that’s bigger than most laptops currently available.

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Project Tango development kits get availability details

project tango development tabletIf you’ve been itching to buy a Project Tango development kit, Google has clarified some availability for the tablets. They’ll be available in South Korea and Canada starting today, with many other countries following on August 26th.

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom are on the list slated for availability by the end of the month, joining the US, Canada, and South Korea. That’s a pretty full list of places to pick up one of these if you’re interested in developing for it. Read more

PSA: NVIDIA announces worldwide recall for SHIELD Tablet, overheating battery poses fire risk

nvidia_shield_tablet_9448NVIDIA might be in the process of pushing out software updates to its devices, but it has also issued a voluntary worldwide recall for any SHIELD Tablet sold between July 2014 to July 2015. The recall is due to NVIDIA determining that because the tablets battery can overheat, the tablet poses a fire hazard. If you have an affected device, NVIDIA will replace it with an identical device, albeit with a different battery.

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[Deal] Select HTC products, including the One M9 and Nexus 9, see huge discounts


For today only, HTC is offering huge savings on many of its new devices. The deal applies to the One M9, Nexus 9, RE Camera, accessories, and more. This sale could mean that HTC is getting ready to introduce new devices in the near future, but we haven’t received many details other than the rumored ‘Hima Aero’ phone.

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Samsung’s new monitors have Wireless Charging baked in


The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have built-in wireless charging, so why not a monitor? That may well have been Samsung’s thinking when it comes to its newly announced SE370 Full-HD monitors. And you have to admit, it makes sense, many of us have our smartphones nearby when we sit at the computer. Wireless charging built-in to the base of the monitor would be more than handy, allowing us to keep our compatible handsets topped up as well as keeping the clutter of extra cables to a minimum.

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NVIDIA’s now rolling out the Android 5.1 update for the Tegra Note 7


Owner’s of the Tegra Note 7 are in for a little treat this morning as NVIDA has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1 update to all models of the slate located in the United States.

As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of the operating system to the tablet, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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