Audi’s Q7 comes equipped with a fully integrated tablet

audi Q7 tabletNot only will you be able to pick up a smartwatch designed specifically for an Audi vehicle, but the company is also including an integrated tablet into this year’s Audi Q7. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch screen and a Tegra 4 processor, so it’s fairly well equipped for a tablet in 2015. The coolest features aren’t in the internal hardware, though.

The Audi tablet has a matted display that was specifically designed to resist vibrations from a moving vehicle, and the screen won’t shatter if the car is in an accident. The tablet is designed to function as an entertainment hub for passengers in the backseat, but it can also let backseat drivers change up waypoints on a map and send them to the main console for the driver, and it has full control of music and media that’s playing.
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Fuhu to market nabi tablets ranging from 32-inches to 65-inches (ultra HD) later this year

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Fuhu already offers the 20-inch and 24-inch nabi Big Tabs so why stop there? This news might be a little crazy, but certainly not a shocker to me. Last year when I met the folks from Fuhu at CES, they showed me a 70-inch concept tablet that could be marketed to schools. They really didn’t divulge much, but it’s obvious they had a lot of ideas they were working on because they now plan on launching a number of larger tablets ranging from 32-inches all the way up to 65-inches.


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Microsoft Office for Android on tablets exits invite-only stage

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Since early November, an invite was required to use Office for Android on tablets. The invite-only stage is over and now Microsoft is casting a larger net for preview users. The only requirements are that the Android tablet runs KitKat or Lollipop and the display size sits between 7 and 10.1 inches. Does your tablet meet those requirements? Then head over to the Play Store and download Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Microsoft would like to know the good and bad of its productivity suite on Android tablets, so be sure to let them know on Google+.

Source: Office Blogs

No stylus, no problem: Lenovo AnyPen allows many pointy objects to scribble on Yoga Tablet 2′s screen

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Have you ever had a shared computer at work and seen one of the most infuriating atrocities ever committed to a computer’s monitor, i.e. marks and scratches from someone dragging their pen across the screen? Now picture seeing this done to a beautiful tablet display. I’ll wait for your cringes to end.

Fear not! That person in the corner of Starbucks writing on their tablet with something other than a stylus isn’t wrecking their Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2′s screen, they’re taking advantage of Lenovo’s newest technology: AnyPen. AnyPen will allow owners of a Yoga Tablet 2 to ditch their stylus and grab a regular pen to mark all over the display with the same, or sometimes better, accuracy as a stylus. (I say sometimes better because I’ve yet to find a stylus that isn’t complete rubbish.)
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New Magellan RoadMate GPS built on top of Android

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In the world of GPS, over the past few years there has been an ongoing struggle between smartphone software producers, like Google with their Maps product, and dedicated GPS unit manufacturers like Garmin, TomTom and Magellan, to incorporate the best of both worlds into one platform. The software available on mobile devices increasingly has matched dedicated GPS features, notably the ability to access satellite signals when cell coverage is lost, while GPS units keep adding features from smartphones like live traffic and weather updates. At CES 2015, Magellan is announcing a new device targeted at professional drivers that takes the best of their platform and puts it on a 7-inch tablet powered by Android.
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Dell Venue 8 claims world’s thinnest tablet title, implements Intel RealSense

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Dell is probably not the first name that comes to mind when thinking about Android tablet devices, but the company hopes to change that. The Dell Venue 8 7840, which has been in the works for a while, is finally available for retail purchase. The tablet can be purchased through Best Buy for $399. Dell brings a couple unique features to the table with the device that may make it worthwhile to look at.
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