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Amazon could slash Kindle Fire price to $149 as a new model approaches

If the rumors are true and Amazon does slash the price of its bestselling Kindle Fire Android tablet to $149 then the company will once again have set a competitive price point that other tablet makers will have to limbo under.

Vizio unveils $99 Google TV-powered CO-Star set-top box

Vizio announces a low-cost Google TV-powered set-top box that also doubles as a games console. Just add an HDMI-ready TV.

Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean": Another update most will never see

“Jelly Bean” is yet another update that you’re unlikely to see delivered to your Android handset, because the major players don’t have any interest in delivering it, and carriers don’t give a jot either.

Google's 7-inch Android tablet should be $149, not $199

Price trumps specification, and this is why I think that Google should shave the spec in order to bring the price down to a more competitive $149.

Windows 8's downfall still doesn't give Linux a chance

As much as I’d like to see Linux rise from the depths of obscurity to give Microsoft and its Windows platform a serious run for its money, it’s just not going to happen — at least not any time soon.

AMD debuts new low-power AMD embedded G-Series APU

The AMD G-T16R is aimed at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require both x86 compatibility and graphics, such as point-of-sale devices.

Buying the iPhone 5? Prepare to buy new, replacement accessories

If Apple does change the dock connector, then brace yourself, because you’re going to have to replace everything that you currently connector to your iPhone via the dock connector.

AMD reclaims performance crown with Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition beats Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 680, but only by about 2 percent overall.

Samsung to investigate "burned" Galaxy S III

The owner claimed that the “phone burned from the inside out” and posted images of the damaged smartphone on the Web.

Calxeda 5-watt Web server outshines Intel's Xeon CPU in power efficiency

Calxeda took a quad-core EnergyCore ECX-1000 1.1GHz processor and pitted it against Intel’s 3.3GHz Xeon E3-1240.

Microsoft just made your Windows Phone device obsolete

Between the Surface tablet announcement and now this, it has been a bad week to be a Microsoft hardware partner.

Nvidia responds to Torvalds' F-bomb

In a nutshell: Nvidia makes it clear that it isn’t going to change the way it works.

With Surface, does Microsoft trust the fate of Windows 8 to OEMs?

Microsoft is relying on Windows-powered tablets to make the touch features present in Windows 8 and Windows RT mainstream.

Inside the MacBook Pro Retina-display

The most stunning display to ever be attached to the lid of a notebook, but if you break it, replacing it is going to be expensive.

Surface: Why Microsoft's big mystery turns out to be a big mistake

Throw away the kickstand, keyboard and trackpad, and Microsoft’s Surface is like every other ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC we’ve seen. When I do my end-of-year “tech flops” round-up, I fully expect Surface tablets to make the list.

Linus Torvalds F-bombs Nvidia over lack of Linux support

Torvalds identifies Nvidia as “the single worst company we’ve ever dealt with”.

Can Microsoft build a tablet that people will want to buy?

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have a lot of content available to offer, in the form of music, books, games, apps, movies, magazines and so on. A tablet could be just the convergence device to focus all this into one place. But everything has to be right.

Dell XPS 14, XPS 15 specs leaked (photos)

Chinese tech site has leaked what it claims to be photos and detailed specs for two new ultrabook systems.

iOS and Android app helps you get more from your battery

Caret has been developed by a team of scientists from the UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science department’s Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory (AMP Lab).

Xbox tablet? I don't think so

Gewirtz’s reasoning is that he puts too much stock in “Xbox the brand” as opposed to “Xbox the console”.

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