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Is There An Ubuntu Tablet On The Way?

Is There An Ubuntu Tablet On The Way?

On the Ubuntu homepage is a very interesting countdown timer. I wonder what this is actually counting down to? I suppose we will all find out tomorrow…. What could it be? Well, there are some clues within the picture. The countdown is using the orange “orbs” from the Ubuntu Phone OS, and the text obviously points towards an announcement related to a tablet. Could this be the offi... »

Microsoft Surface Pro Sells Out In US Online Stores

Microsoft Surface Pro Sells Out In US Online Stores

Yesterday the Microsoft Surface Pro was released to the US market and with the RT version of Microsoft’s tablet being all but a flop, many people were intrigued to see how this $899 device would go down – it turns out pretty well on the face of things. When the first Pro devices went on sale over in the US, within hours they were out of stock in the official Microsoft store. Report... »

Raspbmc – Turning The Raspberry Pi Into The Perfect Media Centre

Raspbmc – Turning The Raspberry Pi Into The Perfect Media Centre

The Raspberry Pi is probably one of the most innovative devices released in the last 5 years, it really does bring computing to pretty much anyone. If you have £30 spare then you can have one of these great little computers yourself. The Raspberry Pi itself is a self contained computer that is only the size of a credit card, bash an SD card inside and you have the makings of the perfect little ... »

How to get the most out of your PS3

How to get the most out of your PS3

Sony’s PS3 console is the perfect media and gaming console and it’s no surprise why. With 3D, Blu-ray and internet capabilities, the PS3 is brilliant as a media centre as well as hi-tech gaming console. However, these PS3’s don’t come cheap so if you do buy one, then it’s important you get the most out of it. So, here’s a short list of a few things you can do to get the most out of you... »

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Phone OS

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Phone OS

Canonical has had a successful 2012 with the releases of Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and recently Ubuntu for Google’s Nexus 7. Now with the new year, Canonical has unveiled it’s new product; Ubuntu for Phones. The Software Ubuntu for Phones defines itself to be used more with gestures rather than relying on buttons and taps to accomplish tasks in a way that is fast and easy. An example of th... »

Chromium OS Ported To The Nexus 7

Chromium OS Ported To The Nexus 7

Liam McLoughlin (most famously known as Hexxeh) managed to successfully port Chromium OS (the 100% Open-Source version of Chrome OS) last week on the ever-so-popular Nexus 7 tablet from Google. The build itself is not necessarily stable, but it’s still good news alongside Canonical’s release of the Ubuntu Installer for the Nexus 7  a few days back. Today, Hexxeh uploaded a video show... »

Going Android at Work part 1: The journey begins.

Going Android at Work part 1: The journey begins.

So I decided about two weeks ago that I wanted to begin using an Android tablet for work. Why would I do such a thing? Two reasons: 1) I really like Android. I’ve only really been using Android for about a year and a half. My first taste was a Barnes and Noble Nook Color that I rooted and flashed to CyanogenMod 7. From there, I got my first smartphone, A Samsung Galaxy S (was a long-time hol... »

HTC To Release Android 4.1 Device – the One X+

HTC To Release Android 4.1 Device – the One X+

After many, many leaks and rumors, HTC has finally revealed its newest Android handset as the One X+. While the general look of the device is quite similar to the original One X, it has received a few cosmetic and decent internal changes. The phone itself looks a lot sleeker (and better looking than Samsung’s Galaxy S III in my opinion) with the three capacitive keys in red and a more ble... »

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