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Today’s tablets sport a variety of different hardware architectures and can come equipped with Windows, Android, or iOS. How are you supposed to know which combination is best? We get the latest tablets in our lab and test their speed, battery life, display quality, and usability for you.


Android L looks to be major, but how does the new interface, abandonment of Dalvik and the introduction of new features affect performance?


When it comes to mobility, ARM-based SoCs dominate. Join us as we take a look at where the flagship processors from Qualcomm, Apple, Nvidia, and Samsung land in the competitive landscape.

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The Microsoft Store is selling Surface 2 with a $100 discount.

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Verizon is enforcing its Network Optimization policy on "unlimited" 4G LTE customers.

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Verizon is asking for $359.99 with a new two-year contract.

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The company reveals why it's so fascinated with Android.

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Microsoft has pulled the plug on the Surface Mini project. Meanwhile, a new Apple iPad Mini looms on the horizon.