Apple fans, rejoice — there is so much on sale this week: Shop all tablet and laptop deals

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Halloween is right around the corner and there are some "scary" good deals on laptops and tablets happening right now from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

For all the Apple fans (raises hand), there's plenty to choose from this week. 

There's the Apple iPad (5th generation) with WiFi and 32GB of storage for $197.99, marked down from $329.99. If you want something with more flexible use, there's the latest model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi, cellular, and 64GB of storage (Verizon) for $579.99. 

But for those of you who need a proper laptop, there a few MacBooks available, too. You can get the Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air for $862 (marked down from $1,398) if space is going to be an issue. Or, there's the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar for $2499.99 (marked down from $3,299.99) if Continue reading "Apple fans, rejoice — there is so much on sale this week: Shop all tablet and laptop deals"

Laptops and tablets on sale this weekend: Apple iPads, Dell 2-in-1s, MacBook Pro, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, and more

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The weekend is here, so it's time to kick back, relax, and check out these killer deals on tablets and laptops from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. (If binge-watching the entire season of Netflix's new Haunting of Hill House from bed is on the top of your to-do list, then a new laptop or tablet is what you need.)

If you're super brand loyal, there are plenty of Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs to choose from. Shop the Samsung SM-T390NZKAXAR Galaxy Tab Active2 for $434.99 or the Apple iPad Pro for $854.80. 

You'll also find plenty of Dell laptops on sale, too. These range from the affordable Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 for $271.90, which is perfect for the office or classroom, all the way to the Dell XPS 9370 for $1602.03, in case you need a little extra power. Read more...

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Google’s latest hardware innovation: Price

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet, and smart home device and all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to keep prices low and this is creating a distinct advantage for the company’s products.

Google, like Amazon and nearly Apple, is a services company that happens to sell hardware. It needs to acquire users through multiple verticals including hardware. Somewhere, deep in the Googleplex, a team of number crunchers decided it made more sense to make its hardware prices dramatically lower than competitors. If Google is taking a loss on the hardware, it is likely making it back through services.

Amazon does this with Kindle devices. Microsoft and Sony do it with game consoles.

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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps along the road.

Join us for a brief retrospective on the last decade of Android devices: the good, the bad, and the Nexus Q.

HTC G1 (2008)

This is the one that started it all, and I have a soft spot in my heart for the old thing. Also known as the HTC Dream — this was back when we had an HTC, you see — the G1 was about as inauspicious a debut as you can imagine. Its full keyboard, trackball, slightly janky slide-up screen (crooked even in official photos), and considerable

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Scientists make a touch tablet that rolls and scrolls

Research scientists at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have built a prototype touchscreen device that’s neither smartphone nor tablet but kind of both — and more besides. The device, which they’ve christened the MagicScroll, is inspired by ancient (papyrus/paper/parchment) scrolls so it takes a rolled-up, cylindrical form factor — enabled by a flexible 7.5inch touchscreen housed in the casing.

This novel form factor, which they made using 3D printing, means the device can be used like an erstwhile rolodex (remember those?!) for flipping through on-screen contacts quickly by turning a physical rotary wheel built into the edge of the device. (They’ve actually added one on each end.)

Then, when more information or a deeper dive is required, the user is able to pop the screen out of the casing to expand the visible display real estate. The flexible screen on the prototype has a resolution of Continue reading "Scientists make a touch tablet that rolls and scrolls"

Best Friday deals: Save on Apple iPads and MacBooks, Samsung smartphones, Echo Show, and 4K smart TVs from Sony and LG

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Happy Friday! Now that the weekend is finally here, we gathered together a large number of great deals from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

There are deals on Apple products, like iPad Air (save up to 25%) and iPad Mini ($100 off), along with the Apple MacBook Pro ($200 off). Some of these products are certified refurbished from Amazon, so they're backed with an additional 90-day warranty for your own peace of mind. In addition, you can save up to $50 off select FitBit items for fitness and training.

If you’re in the market for a new 4K TV, there are a number of great ones that are on sale, such as Sony’s XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, which is priced at $1,298.00, along with LG Electronics’ 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Continue reading "Best Friday deals: Save on Apple iPads and MacBooks, Samsung smartphones, Echo Show, and 4K smart TVs from Sony and LG"

The best mobile devices for students

There's no negotiating on this: You need a smartphone at college. Powerful flagships like the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 promise speedy performance, but even more affordable options like the Xperia XZ2 Compact and OnePlus 6 offer an impressive amount of bang for your buck. Though not necessary, you might also want a tablet for book-reading, or a smartwatch that double as a fitness tracker. While the Apple Watch is the most obvious choice for an iPhone user, other brands have offerings that are just as stylish -- stuff you won't be ashamed of wearing around campus.

As for tablets, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad doesn't break the bank (at least before you add on accessories) and is now compatible with the Apple Pencil -- a tool once reserved for the higher-end iPad Pro line. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Surface Pro offers laptop-grade power, though we recommend paying extra for Continue reading "The best mobile devices for students"

Best Tech of 2018 (so far)

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We can't believe it either, but we're already halfway through 2018

CES, Mobile World Congress, and developer conference season are fading in the rearview mirror. Which means we've had enough months to see some dope tech. And you better believe there are some sweet gadgets to put on your wish list. Many of our favorite tech so far earned Mashable Choice

There's still a lot coming in the second half of the year (new iPhones, Pixel 3, and who knows what else). For now, here's our picks for the best tech of the year so far.

The Oculus Go is everything a VR headset should be.

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10. Dyson Cyclone V10

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What to look for when buying a tablet as a laptop replacement

Tablets didn’t exactly take over the computing world, as Apple and Microsoft had predicted years ago. But they have been evolving to the point where they can fill in for a laptop under the right circumstances. Still, how do you ensure that the tablet you buy is good enough for you to leave conventional PCs behind? It’s not always easy — a tablet that’s powerful enough for one person might be overly complicated for another. We have some tips to help you navigate the shopping maze.

Which tablet should you get? We compare the iPad, Fire HD, Kindle, and Galaxy Tab devices

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Like the smart home hub market or robot vacuum market, the tablet market has no chill. The lineup is becoming overwhelmingly saturated with brands like Apple, Amazon, and Samsung trying to prove that their tablet is the best (and more than just an oversized smartphone). 

And when you're shopping for a new tablet (or looking to get one for the first time), it can be a challenge to compare features, screen size, apps, battery life, and more simply by jumping around from website to website.

Lucky for you, we've already done that.

Most tablets have the same basic touchscreens, game playing, and video watching features, etc., and it's seriously hard to tell at first glance what the differences are. Like anything else, which tablet you should get depends on, well, what you want it for.  Read more...

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Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and tons of other stores are having huge Presidents Day sales

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Presidents Day: Originally George Washington's birthday celebration, but more importantly, a day that most of us get off of work and can spend shopping all the online sales. Thanks George, for being born and for giving us discounts on smart TVs.

A ton of stores are participating in the holiday this year, which lands on Feb. 19, and some of the sales are so good that they're almost comparable to Black FridayRead more...

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Today’s best tech deals include Echo Shows, Eufy robot vacuums, iPads, and Fire HD tablets

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you don't have a gift for your boo yet, you better get on that. Don't worry, though — we've got you covered with some serious deals on smart products, with almost all eligible for free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Smart home the crap out of bae's life by giving the gift of Alexa. Save up to $50 on the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot and make rushed mornings and stressful nights a ton easier with hands-free smart lights, Netflix binging, food ordering, and more. Give the gift of coming home to clean floors with a Eufy RoboVac robotic vacuum, which also happens to be an Amazon's Choice product. If Continue reading "Today’s best tech deals include Echo Shows, Eufy robot vacuums, iPads, and Fire HD tablets"

Save up to $300 on Dell Inspiron items, pre-order Nintendo LABO Kits, and more of today’s best deals

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This one's for you, gamers. As you've probably seen splattered all over the Internet today, Nintendo has released a new DIY way to play Switch games — and it's made out of cardboard. The Robot Kit and the Variety Kit seem really cool and we are so pre-ordering this stuff. For the more traditional "I want a screen larger than an iPhone" gamers, deals can be found on numerous Dell Inspiron and Intel Core desktop PCs and laptops. Read more...

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Green Monday is apparently a thing and these are the best deals

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there's another capitalism-fueled holiday you need to know about: Green Monday. 

Apparently, Green Monday was invented by eBay back in 2007 as a day to get all your online shopping done with enough time to spare before the holidays. It hasn't exactly caught on the way Black Friday has, but that's not stopping eBay from trying.

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Green Monday is apparently a thing and these are the best deals

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there's another capitalism-fueled holiday you need to know about: Green Monday. 

Apparently, Green Monday was invented by eBay back in 2007 as a day to get all your online shopping done with enough time to spare before the holidays. It hasn't exactly caught on the way Black Friday has, but that's not stopping eBay from trying.

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The best Black Friday deals 2017

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The best smartphones and mobile gear for students

Some of us here at Engadget can remember a time when cellphones on college campuses were strictly "for emergencies" (read: calls home to Mom and Dad). By now, of course, things have changed: Our handsets come with us everywhere, and most of us don't have to worry about pissing off our parents by exceeding our minutes allotment. We imagine many of today's college freshmen already have phones, but for those of you who've earned an upgrade, we crammed five into our back-to-school guide, including some budget options. Not in the market yet for a new phone? You might still want an external battery pack, a fast microSDXC card or, heaven forbid, a "selfie case," which is definitely a thing.

Source: Engadget's 2017 Back to School Guide

What happened to tablet sales?

 Apple and Samsung have refreshed their flagship tablets for the first time since 2014. Much has changed in the space — mostly for the worse, as overall sales have continued to slip. There’s room for debate as far as precisely how down the overall market is, but there seems to at least be a consensus that early predictions of the tablet space eclipsing PCs missed the mark. Read More

iPad regains share in a shrinking mobile tablet market

                    <img src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1600x1200+0+0/resize/1600x1200!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/aa6ec35672d39fd49c552c61bf68b70d/203609653/201623iPadPro_9_7+43JT.jpg" />Apple's share of the tablet market has been <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2015/05/14/white-box-tablets-outship-ipads/">sliding for a while</a>, but it's making a comeback... if not for the reasons the company might prefer. Strategy Analytics <a href="https://www.strategyanalytics.com/strategy-analytics/news/strategy-analytics-press-releases/strategy-analytics-press-release/2016/10/31/apple-follows-microsoft's-lead-on-2-in-1s-to-rebuild-ipad-growth#.WBdnrOErL-o">estimates</a> that the iPad climbed from 19.1 percent of the market in the third quarter of 2015 to 19.9 percent a year later. However, that's mainly because the market as a whole shrank 10 percent. The analysts believe that many tablet manufacturers' shipments dropped year-to-year, and that Apple simply experienced a <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/25/apples-iphone-sales-keep-falling/">smaller decline</a> than most. The one major exception is Amazon, whose $49 <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/04/21/amazons-fire-tablet-16gb-colors/">Fire tablet</a> helped its shipments more than double.
                                                <strong>Source: </strong><a  href="https://www.strategyanalytics.com/strategy-analytics/news/strategy-analytics-press-releases/strategy-analytics-press-release/2016/10/31/apple-follows-microsoft's-lead-on-2-in-1s-to-rebuild-ipad-growth#.WBdnrOErL-o">Strategy Analytics</a><!--//-->