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RIM returns with 4G PlayBook... Acer Aspire S5 reviewed... Why Intel should buy Nokia

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Sorry for the pessimism, folks, but RIM's hopes that the addition of LTE will bring the PlayBook tablet back from the dead are about as farfetched as the Easter bunny winning the U.S. election this year.


A marriage between Intel and Nokia could be just the move that the chipmaker needs to help it make an impact on the mobile market that has so far eluded it
The Nexus 7 has rapidly become the hottest tablet around - but if you don't want to put your cash towards the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7, then what else can you get for the same money?
Apple, Samsung and Asus have all seen growth in shipments and market share over the last year, but IDC figures indicate a much tougher fight for Acer
Windows 8 released to manufacturing today. But when will you be able to download the final code?
Samsung is set to release the next iteration of its Galaxy Note at the end of the month, prior to the date that Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5.
Hotmail's got a new name and some fresh paint, but best of all, it's made Gmail usable again
While Android 2.3 'Gingerbread,' first released December 2010, continues to be the most popular version, Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' has made rapid, albeit overall modest, progress.
Latest Reviews
Acer Aspire S5 review
The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.
KDE netbook desktop: My guide to configuring and using it
The KDE netbook desktop is a little-known and underappreciated alternative that is included in every KDE installation. My step-by-step guide is designed to help raise its profile
Brydge iPad keyboard gets a reboot
Generally I'm not a huge fan of iPad keyboards but I'm secretly carrying a torch for the Brydge Kickstarter project -- which just got a reboot.
3M MP220 and MP410 portable projectors: First Take
3M has just released two super-bright portable DLP LED projectors: the battery-powered MP220 and the mains-powered MP410.
Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review
Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.
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