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HTC Ditching 12-Inch Windows RT Plans

HTC Ditches 12 Inch Tablet Plans

HTC is reported to have cancelled plans for its new 12-inch Windows RT tablet. According to reports, the company, realizing weak market demand for the Windows-based operating system, has decided to ditch the device. The report also claims that the high cost for simply developing the tablet would have made HTC require steep sales pricing… Read more »

Foxconn, Mozilla Preparing June 3 Reveal For Firefox Tablet

Firefox OS Tablet

Hon Hai-owned Foxconn and Mozilla-owned Firefox are teaming up to create the world’s first tablet to run on the Firefox OS. The event will go down on June 3, just ahead of the Computex showcase. Foxconn and Mozilla are being tight-lipped about the device, which analysts believe is a new tablet device and not the… Read more »

Apple Tablet Shipments Lose Ground To Android

Apple vs Android Tablet Sales

Research firm IDC believes the Google Android tablet market is besting Apple iPad shipments. The study focuses on Q1 2013 shipments in which the research firm says 56.5 percent of the market was dominated by Android. The company’s study claims that Apple achieved a 40 percent marketshare. In third place, the IDC study claims that… Read more »

World’s Thinnest Hard Drive Goes On Sale

Western Digital's new 5mm hard drive is the world's thinnest so far

Last September, Wester Digital announced the world’s first 5mm, 2.5-inch hard drive, and today WD announced it is available for sale. The world’s thinnest hard drive is called WD Blue, and it’s exciting because it means we’ll be getting thinner laptops in the future. 5mm is about the thickness of a wooden cooking skewer. It’s… Read more »

Lightning Key Chain Charging Cable For Apple iPhone And iPad

Lightning Key Chain Charging Cable For Apple iPhone and iPad

The Nomad Cable is a three-inch short Lighting cable for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The super short charging cable is designed to be kept on a key chain so you’re never with a cable when you need one. It’s as simple as gadgets get, but it’s the kind of thing that everyone with an… Read more »

LG Curved OLED TV’s Will Start Shipping In Second Half Of 2013

LG Curved OLED TV

The LG curved OLED TV revolution is upon us! The electronics manufacturer showed off its new EA9800 TV at CES 2013, and now it will begin selling the televisions in the second half of 2013. LG has not yet provided an exact release date for its new curve OLED TV displays. Speaking about his company’s… Read more »

Satechi 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Satechi 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore said, “One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair.” What Dumbledore thinks about socks, I think about USB ports. A big part of being a geek is the accumulation of many, many gadgets requiring USB Power…. Read more »

USPTO Withdraws Main Objections To Apple iPad Mini Trademark

Apple iPad Mini

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has withdrawn its main objection to Apple’s trademark filing for the Apple iPad mini. A USPTO examiner recently denied Apple’s filing because the name was viewed as descriptive. Apple instead of submitting proper paperwork also simply printed out a sales page for the iPad mini. Apple printed… Read more »