Four years from now, South Korea will have solved the largest issue to plague educational institutions and students since the beginning of time: hunchbacks. Embracing tablets, its government plans to completely replace heavy paper textbooks with tablets and e-book in every single school by 2015.
When the iPad was released, everybody said e-readers like Amazon's Kindle were going to be dead in the water because it was a single-purpose device unlike a tablet. Boy were they wrong. A new Pew Research report shows e-readers taking the lead over tablets in growth.
The Crux Loaded case is an iPad case/enhancement that gives your tablet a keyboard, trackpad and extended battery, turning it into a full-fledged laptop.
To the surprise of no one, Apple continues to sell more tablets than anyone else — by some estimates, three of every four tablets sold is an iPad 2. We all think we know why. Apple had a nearly year-long head start, an acolyte user base drawn like lemmings to whatever the company produces, great PR and marketing, a worshipful media, a dominant retail presence — and, okay, it's a pretty good product. But from an objective standpoint, Apple has some potent competitors. Samsung, Motorola and RIM aren't exactly technology or marketing shirkers. And it can be argued that the Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom and the BlackBerry PlayBook are technically superior tablets and offer myriad functional advantages over iPad 2. So why does Apple dominate? One word: Commercials.
The blogs are a-buzz today with news of what's being called the "Apple Store 2.0." The company has gone through and revamped its retail experience, making it less personal and far, far more iPad-y. Guess that explains the shortage, eh?
Brooks Benefiel took a good look at a smartphone, a tablet and a netbook computer and asked "what do all three have in common?" The answer is processing power.
Microsoft's two-screen Courier concept tablet had a lot of promise. Hailed as a "digital journal" — a device with an unlimited amount of digital pages built for keeping note scraps, doodles — anything really. Regrettably, the concept never made it into production, canned in light of the iPad's runaway success. The Taposé project wants to revive the ideas from the Courier and bring them to the iPad.
Defying the recent setbacks in domestic technology component manufacturing, Japan's Sony has just announced its own entry into the newly competitive tablet space. Dubbed the PC S2 and PC S1, and powered by Google's Android operating system 3.0, the devices offer two different takes on the tablet category.
Amazon's Kindle is a great e-reader, but it's not a tablet. But they may have their sights set on competing head-on with Apple's iPad, and they're getting Samsung to help.
It's a car! It's a motorocycle! It's- Well, okay, it's technically a motorcycle, but the three-wheeled R3 includes enough amenities (like actual seats and an integrated Galaxy Tab) that you might be able to convince yourself to commute in one.