Near field communication (NFC) technology has given us a look at a number of cool scenarios that would allow us to use our smartphones to control nearly everything. But what if you could take that smartphone power and put it in a business card? Well, now you can.
Is it a tablet or is it a gaming handheld? It's both! Archos' GamePad is a 7-inch gaming tablet (gablet?) that has one thing the iPad and Nexus 7 don't: real buttons and dual analogs.
Sony's Tablet S is refreshing for two reasons: 1) it doesn't look like an iPad and 2) it has a unique asymmetric "curl" to one side that makes it feel like you're holding a folded magazine. What's more, Sony's mobile division has taken all of the feedback from last year's tablet and channeled them into creating the gorgeous Xperia Tablet S, a tablet it hopes will rule the living room.
NASA has a thing for shooting things into space. Comes with the territory of being NASA. And the latest thing they're shooting into the great beyond is a satellite the size of a coffee mug. A satellite like that probably has an extremely high-tech power source, right? Wrong. It's powered by a smartphone.
As Android zips past iOS as the mobile platform of the masses, it has mirrored Windows' role in the PC-Mac wars in two ways: 1) its open strategy has allowed it to become far more widespread and 2) due to its ubiquity, it has become the target of choice for hackers, criminals, and other assorted nefarious codemonkeys.
External battery packs are great, except they're hindered only by how much capacity they come with. Exogear's Exovolt Plus is different — it's stackable — meaning you can pile on as many together and create a battery powerful enough to recharge even the biggest power guzzling gadgets.
With 7 million Galaxy Note smartphones under Samsung's belt, it's clear to the Korean electronics giant that consumers want larger displays. Rumor has it the successor to last year's "phablet" will rear its even larger screen next month.
The world's thinnest smartphone isn't made by Apple or Samsung. No, it's actually made by Chinese company Oppo. With a thickness of 6.65mm, nobody (believe me, nobody) was expecting it to double as a hammer. Watch as one guy pounds some nails into a wooden board with the Oppo Finder without so much as a dent.
Surprising everybody from left field, the Ouya slipped out last week claiming to be a new type of Android-based game console that would be cheap and encourage hacking. What we didn't know was that it would not be bringing next-gen graphics, but rather, mobile gaming to the living room. This post contains new information.
At the moment, you can buy two excellent tablets: the new iPad for $500 or the Nexus 7 for $200. The first has a 9.7-inch and the latter has a 7-inch display. Both are superb devices. Archos wants to disrupt that harmony with a 9.7-inch tablet that'll only cost $250.