Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults.… » 4/01/15 5:20am Today 5:20am

Microsoft Surface 3: Slim, Light, and Running Full-On Windows

It took a couple tries, but Microsoft finally had a critical hit with the Surface Pro 3. It was what we wanted the first Surface to be. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn useable. But at $800 (and going up to nearly $2,000), it’s also expensive. The Surface 3 is Microsoft’s attempt to get in on that… » 3/31/15 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review: Won't Win Hearts, Will Turn Heads

So you want a laptop that turns into a tablet. No kidding! Plenty of people are jazzed by the idea of having a slate for sharing, plus a solid keyboard for typing. And the new Asus T300 Chi sure looks like a great pick: for just $700 you get a great looking PC that—both halves combined—is thinner than a MacBook Air. » 3/23/15 4:42pm 3/23/15 4:42pm

Liquid-Cooling For Seriously Overkill Smartphones

Are you worried about the classic hot smartphone problem? Into overclocking your pocket PC? If you are, you'll be thrilled about Fujitsu's new technology for a liquid-cooled smartphone. It's a bit like putting your car's radiator into your phone—a cool idea even if you probably wouldn't need it. » 3/16/15 11:55am 3/16/15 11:55am

​Can a Cheap Windows Tablet Replace Your Desktop? 

It started as an offhand brag, but turned into a dare. I was telling my Gizmodo colleagues why I loved my Windows 8 tablet: it's fast, it's cheap, it's a fully fledged PC. Hell, I said, I could probably hook it up to a monitor and use it as my workhorse for a week. » 2/06/15 1:00pm 2/06/15 1:00pm

Amazon's Cheap Tablets are Even Cheaper Today

Amazon's Fire tablets have been surprisingly well-received given their bargain basement prices, and several of the most popular models are getting their first discounts since the holiday shopping season today. » 2/01/15 4:45pm 2/01/15 4:45pm

HP's New 12-Inch Tablet Has a Hybrid Pen-Stylus That Writes on Anything

Tablets are getting bigger. Several rumors have now detailed Apple's intention on getting into the giant tab game with the iPad Pro, and over the weekend, several websites reported that Apple could also be debuting its first stylus. Today, HP's newly announced tablets are hoping to stay ahead of Cupertino's plans. » 1/20/15 11:12am 1/20/15 11:12am

Dell Venue 8 7000 Review: A Terrible Name For an Incredible Tablet 

Late last year, Dell announced the most interesting Android tablet in years. It has great guts in a thin body with striking design, topped off with one horrible name. But it's so much more than just a pretty face and a hot body. » 1/19/15 3:50pm 1/19/15 3:50pm

Parks and Rec's Vision of 2017 Is Hologram Tablets and a New Facebook

Parks and Recreation's seventh and final season premiered last night and it's set in the future. So far, Pawnee's version of 2017 isn't all that different from now, except Facebook's been replaced with Gryzzlebook, people have see-through tablets that talk to you. » 1/14/15 10:10am 1/14/15 10:10am

You Could Hang These Giant Family-Friendly Tablets on Your Walls

Is your home lacking a giant interactive slab of glass for you children to leave giant paw prints all over? Then the latest additions to Fuhu's Big Tab range, including 42-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch versions of its gigantic family-oriented tablet range, could be just the thing. » 1/07/15 4:20am 1/07/15 4:20am

You Can Now Buy Dell's Incredible Android Tablet

Remember when Dell made Android tablets interesting again? Four months later, you can finally buy the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet. While it's still listed as "coming soon" on Dell's website, Best Buy is now carrying the slate which wowed us with a beautiful screen, crazy camera, and ultra-thin chassis. It'll set you back… » 1/06/15 6:08pm 1/06/15 6:08pm

Kodak Is Making Android Phones Now Because Sure, Why Not I Guess? 

Kodak's about to have its own line of Android phones now, because sure. The company—now little more than a name to be slapped on products from all kinds of no-name manufacturers— will be showing off its first Android devices at CES in just over a week. » 12/26/14 10:30am 12/26/14 10:30am

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is a Ridiculously Good Deal at $79

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is the first $100 tablet that you'd actually want to buy. So at $79, you really ought to give it a shot. » 12/19/14 9:46am 12/19/14 9:46am

Save on the Kindle Fire HD (Plus the Kids Editions) For the Holidays

Amazon is taking $25 off the Kindle Fire HD 7 today for anyone in need of a solid little tablet for the holidays. » 12/07/14 8:47am 12/07/14 8:47am

Apple Patents Method to Make iPhones Fall Like a Cat

Apple can't stop dreaming up with ways to keep its glass screens from cracking. The latest attempt comes in the form of a pretty bombastic patent which was just approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Basically, it would make your iPhone fall like a cat. » 12/02/14 10:25am 12/02/14 10:25am

"iPad Air Plus" Leak Supposedly Details Apple's Upcoming Mega Tab

This weekend, a leak from Japanese magazine Mac Fan (subsequently picked up by Macotakara) reveals what they believe to be schematics and specs surrounding Apple's rumored 12.2-inch tablet, the same mega tablet that Bloomberg reported was coming back in August. » 11/30/14 5:10pm 11/30/14 5:10pm

Cheap Tablets Aren't Just Crap, They're Dangerous

As you head to your local Walmart today for America's annual reenactment of The Hunger Games, here's a reminder that sucker-punching someone to get the last $50 tablet might not be the wisest course of action. For several reasons. » 11/28/14 2:00pm 11/28/14 2:00pm

Tablets Are Broken. Here's How to Fix Them.

What happened to tablets? The harbingers of the post-PC era, the iPad and its ilk were supposed to be a bridge between our smartphones and laptops, an entirely new breed of device. Nearly four years later, they're still not living up to their potential. » 11/26/14 9:23am 11/26/14 9:23am