We knew it was coming and today Apple finally revealed the 3rd-generation iPad, but that's not all they had in store for us during their press event in San Francisco. Tim Cook took to the stage and also introduced to a new version of Apple TV and, of course, iOS 5.1. Read on for all the details! Read More...

Motorola had quite the booth at this year's CES and they weren't shy about showing off their hew products for 2012. The Xyboard tablets, Razr Maxx and MotoActv fitness tracker were all on display so head past the break for some quick hands-on time. Read More...

By Craig Goldstein

If I had a Nickel for every time I mentioned Lenovo and someone said “Who's Lenovo” I would be pretty well off. For years Lenovo has been known for building solid laptops and desktops for the business and home in the US and globally. We stopped by the Lenovo showcase at CES 2012 in Vegas to check out some of their new offerings and you'll find a list of the products we liked the most below.

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a feature rich all-in-one desktop that combines great design with excellent user options. The A720 sports a 27-inch flexible HD display that drops flat to play games on, slot loading Blu-Ray player, Intel Core i7 processor, 8 gigs of Ram, up to 1.8 TB of Storage (available SSD), 2 GB graphics card and supports ten-finger 10 finger touch. Read More...

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off next week in Las Vegas, Nevada and we couldn't be more excited to get our grubby hands on all the latest tech on the show floor. Just like last year we're no doubt going to be caught off guard by a few surprise announcements, but other than that we have a pretty good idea about what we're going to see. To get things started on our end we're going to fill you in on our hopes and predictions for some of our favorite categories. Read More...

Last March saw the reveal and release of the iPad 2 just as the web had predicted and now, according to DigiTimes, it looks like the iPad 3 may be hitting store shelves around the same time in 2012. If you've been holding out to upgrade from the original iPad you may be in luck, but these are just rumors so don't get too excited.

Digitimes claims that parts for the new device, which is thought to be getting a Retina display upgrade, have already begun shipping to contractors like Foxconn for assembly. According to the report Apple could already be slowing down production of the current model, iPad 2, to prepare for iPad 3's inevitable production run. Read More...

Everyone needs some sort of retro phone or tablet case, you just never know when the next 80s party invite is going to hit your Facebook page and you better be prepared. The latest in retro iPad covers comes from the folks at Homade and it turns the tablet into an old-school Macintosh PC. Well, it makes the back look like one anyway. Read More...

Motorola and Verizon have seen huge success with their line of DROID smartphones and after a long few weeks of teasing all of us nerds they recently announced the first ever DROID tablets – the XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2, which will be hitting Verizon stores this month.

In Europe the XYBOARDs will be known as XOOM 2, following after Motorola's first Android tablet offering. Both of the new tablets will rock a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM in the shell and each is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and an IR blaster to control your TV, stereo or other home theater devices (a feature we loved on the recent Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus). Read More...

Samsung's original 7” Galaxy Tab was one of the first Android tablets to hit the mass market, but a high price point and a not-so-tablet-friendly Android version 2.2 left a lot to be desired. The smaller form factor that made the device more portable than its chief rival at the time, Apple's iPad, was a great move, but it just wasn't enough. Thankfully, Samsung has recently released a follow up to the original Galaxy Tab, dubbed the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and they sent one over for us to take look at.

To spice things up this time around Samsung has crammed the new tablet with some of the latest hardware and an IR blaster that allows users to control their TV using the newly released Peel Smart Remote app. But is it enough to compete in today's flooded tablet market? Head past the break for our review. Read More...

Barnes & Noble's original Nook Color has been one of the iPad's fiercest competitors thanks to a more accessible price point and streamlined, Android-based user interface. Not to be outdone by Amazon's new Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble announced on Monday the Nook Tablet and Marvel jumped on board with loads of comics! Read More...

The RingO iPad 2 Wall Mount, Car Mount, and Table Stand

Apple's iPad occupies an interesting space in the tablet market. As the Cadillac of its peers, the iPad has been replacing the home computer for many users who don't require the power and performance of a laptop or desktop. Dutch company Vogel's is betting that by making tablets more convenient to use, the number of such users will grow. Their new RingO mounting system provides the gear you need to go hands-free just about everywhere you go, even in the car, and is the most comprehensive package of tablet mounting hardware that I've seen to date.

By installing a universal RingO shell on your iPad, it becomes compatible with a variety of different mounting devices, including the table stand, the car mount, the wall mount, and the flexible mount. They're available individually, or as a set for $119.99. While not cheap, this is a fair price given the iPad's target audience. This should not be a prohibitive expense for someone who already spent $499+ on an iPad and is looking to get more use out of it.

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I don’t know what it is about that green alien/robot, but the Android mascot will forever hold a special place in my nerdy heart. With the launch of Android 3.0 Honeycomb Google introduced a slightly modified version of their mascot featuring the hind quarters of a honey bee. Unsurprisingly, it looks like someone has decided to knock off the design with these portable speakers. Read More...

We've all been fans of the Super Mario Bros. since the beginning. Whether it's the original NES game, Mario Kart for Super Nintendo or the sometimes forgotten Mario Tennis for N64, we just can’t get enough of the plumber and his pals. That said, what better way is there to show your love for Mushroom Kingdom residents than with one of these super cool iPad/tablet sleeves? Read More...

There’s a lot of trees out there and for most of us don’t know what species each one is, unless you bust out that bulky field guide and flip through the pages until you find the one you think you’re staring at. Thanks to LeafSnap that has changed.

Instead of guessing what tree that is, you can grab a leaf and take a picture of it with your iPhone or iPod Touch. The LeafSnap app will then scan the leaf database and give you a list of results you can browse though to identify your tree! Once identified you can add it to your “collection” that lets you pull up a map to see where that particular leaf/tree was found.

LeafSnap is the brainchild of collaboration between Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution and will surely make that camping trip or hike through the woods a lot more fun. I’ve spent some time with the app in the backyard and every leaf I’ve snapped has allowed me to identify the tree. There are also games for those of you who want to test your leaf knowledge and I have to admit I saw quite an improvement in myself after adding just a few leaves to my collection. The app is free, so check out the video after the break to see the it in action! Read More...

Unlike some other manufacturers that jumped into the tablet game as soon as they possibly could, with less than stellar products, Sony has been waiting until they created something they were happy with. That something was recently revealed at a Tokyo press event.

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Since its launch the NOOKcolor has been the “best buy” when it comes to Android tablets. Sadly, users don’t have access to the Android Market or email, making the device nothing but a Barnes & Noble eReader. Thankfully, a firmware update is changing all of that.

According to CrunchGear, as of April 8th B&N began taking app submissions from developers. Don’t get me wrong here, the Android Market (as far as we know) will still be absent from the $250 tablet. However, as any NOOKcolor user knows, B&N has their own store where we can purchase books and magazines. Presumably, this will also become the place to download and purchase apps.

If you think you’ll be downloading the same questionable apps you have on your current Android device, you’re sorely mistaken. Much like Apple strictly dictates what apps make it to the App Store; B&N has set up a review/acceptance program that all apps must pass through “to ensure the content is appropriate for the Barnes & Noble customer.” -- Sorry, no “Sexy Strip Quiz” for Nook users.

With its approachable price tag there are clearly a ton of devs aching to get their apps on the NOOKcolor, and B&N is doing their best to make it easy for them. Developers will have access to “a variety of tools and resources to accelerate the development of their apps” which is great news for us. The sooner apps are on the tablet, the sooner we can enjoy them.

Do you own a NOOKcolor? What apps do you want to see on the NOOKcolor? Are you excited about apps on Nook at all? Or, are you content with it just being an eReader? Hit the comments and share you thoughts.

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