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Turkish president mulls $4.5bn Apple fondleslab school deal

Apple boss Tim Cook will meet Turkish President Abdullah Gül tomorrow to discuss a mega deal which will equip 15 million kids with their very own state-sponsored fondleslab. The fruity führer will sit down with President Abdullah Gül, who is planning to spend $4.5bn on buying schoolchildren their own tablet computers. Cook's …
Jasper Hamill, 04 Feb 2014

Acer cozies up to Google with new 'droid PCs and fondleslab, Chromebook

Acer might traditionally be a Microsoft client, but the OEM is using next week's CES to display a much deeper relationship with Google, sticking the Chocolate Factory's Android operating system on two new all-in-one desktop PCs and a new tablet, and adding another Chromebook to its lineup. The all-in-one systems can be used as …
Iain Thomson, 03 Jan 2014
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Flying fondleslab causes injury after plane hits turbulence

Hot on the heels of news that Australian wasps can ground a plane comes another cautionary tale from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), this time concerning the perils of flying laptop computers and iPads. The two devices fell from an overhead bin during turbulence last November. The ATSB's report on the incident …
Simon Sharwood, 03 Mar 2014

Microsoft may pick iPad for first release of Fondleslab Office™

The first tablet-optimized versions of Microsoft Office could debut on the iPad, if a recent report holds true. Veteran Microsoft correspondent Mary Jo Foley cites company sources when reporting that the first Windows 8 tablet build of Office, dubbed "Gemini", is now on pace to arrive on the market after the company releases …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Feb 2014
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Intel reinvents the PC as giant 'Black Brook' fondleslab

Intel has shown off its vision for the next generation of PCs, in the form of “Black Brook”, a reference design for a “desktop all-in-one” computer. The new class of device is a PC built into a touch-screen that appears to be up to about 20 inches on its diagonal dimension, packs a battery and nestles into a docking station. …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2014
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T-Mobile US increases pressure on rivals with fondleslab freebie

Wireless carrier T-Mobile US is stepping up its 'Uncarrier' campaign in America with the introduction of a contract-free plan which discounts LTE tablets to the same cost as Wi-Fi models. The company said Thursday that starting 12 April it will be offering users 1.2GB free data for the year and price discounts on LTE-equipped …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Apr 2014

iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

Apple's new iPad Air has fallen to earth with a thud following a dismal launch day in London. The new fondleslab went on sale today and was met with unimpressive crowds which had entirely dissipated by the early morning. Normally, huge throngs of fanbois descend on Apple stores at the merest hint of a new product launch, but …
Jasper Hamill, 01 Nov 2013
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UK fondleslab surge slowing, says sales-sniffing specialist

British punters continue to favour fondleslabs, but all the signs are that the rocketing growth in sales seen in recent years is a ghost of Christmas past. Growth is, however, robust, according to GfK, a market watcher which tracks over-the-counter sales in the UK rather than shipments from vendors. The number of tablets …
Tony Smith, 10 Dec 2013
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First Data hoiks out custom Android point-of-sale fondleslab

Around half US online transaction revenue goes through payments firm First Data’s systems. They have such a large volume of transaction information they are used as an economic barometer by the US government. In Europe they have 660,000 point-of-sale terminals, and nearly ten times that across the world. $58bn went through their …
Simon Rockman, 18 Feb 2014
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Is Microsoft hinting at a fully fondleslab-friendly future for Office 365?

Microsoft will soon debut a new formulation of its Office 365 subscription service aimed at individual consumers, the company said on Thursday, and in the process it hinted that new, touch-centric Office apps may be coming soon. "We recognize that there are households of all shapes and sizes and we're committed to delivering the …
Neil McAllister, 13 Mar 2014
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Mozilla teams up with Foxconn for Firefox 'fondleslab'

Mozilla is working with Apple hardware-maker Foxconn to release a mobile device running Firefox OS, it told news outlets on Monday, and plans to unveil it at an event next week. The foundation told Reuters it had teamed up with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co on the device as part of its global expansion plans for the operating …
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HGST pops out 1TB fondleslab disc as thin as a digestive biscuit

Western Digital subsidiary HGST has launched a 1TB Travelstar drive that’s slower than its existing 1TB Travelstar. Handy factlette: HGST has sold enough Travelstar drives that if they were stacked on top of each other they would create a digital tower of Babel some 700km high. The new drive, the Z5K1000, is s 2-platter 750GB or …
Chris Mellor, 30 Oct 2013
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Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon

Tesco jumped on the tablet bandwagon yesterday with the launch of Hudl, another Android tablet. Pronounced "huddle", the decently specced fondleslab costs just £60 if you pay in Clubcard points, or £119 in coins of the realm. And like Amazon's Fire slabs drew in punters, the touchscreen Hudl is being flung out at low cost in the …
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Oct 2013
New Nexus 7

Google's second-gen Nexus 7 fondleslab STRIPPED BARE

Google's latest Asus-built Nexus 7 fondleslab may be smaller, slimmer, and lighter than the old version, but the Chocolate Factory hasn't sacrificed reparability for the sake of miniaturization. Photo showing how to open the Nexus 7 case All that's needed to open the Nexus 7 case is one plastic tool, and all the fasteners …
Neil McAllister, 30 Jul 2013
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Canonical unveils fondleslab-friendly Ubuntu 'experience'

Furthering its plans to broaden the reach of the Ubuntu Linux distribution from PCs and servers to mobile devices, Canonical on Tuesday unveiled its new user "experience" layer for tablets. The fondleslab-friendly UI follows on from the version of Ubuntu for smartphones, which Canonical announced last week. "Our family of …
Neil McAllister, 19 Feb 2013
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Panasonic whips out MONSTER fondleslab for serious S&M sessions

Panasonic’s monster tablet – an 18-inch big boy with a 4K Ultra HD display – will come to market in November, the Japanese colossus has promised. The price? A beefy £3,335. The tablet now known as the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 was first shown off, kind of, in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Panasonic said it would “ …
Tony Smith, 06 Sep 2013

Asus boasts of Haswell fondleslab threesome to get Acer hot under collar

Asus did its best to upstage local rival Acer on Monday, unveiling a 3-in-1 notebook-desktop-tablet Android-Windows 8 hybrid - plus a 6in “phablet”, and the world’s first Tegra 4-powered fondleslab. Never one to hide his firm’s light under a bushel, chairman Jonney Shih was in a typically gung-ho mood as he used a 45-minute pre- …
Phil Muncaster, 03 Jun 2013

RIM, Samsung thrash Apple in UK fondleslab sales growth

Some things in life are certain: death, taxes, Boris Johnson's blond mop top, and the Apple iPad's continued dominance in the tablet sector. But wait, something's changed: not only has BoJo had a neat trim for the Olympics, sales of Cupertino's fondleslab grew less than the UK market average during Q2. Fanbois can rest easy: …
Paul Kunert, 02 Aug 2012
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Megan Fox fingers fondleslab in sexy store promo

Sharper Image, the US gadget shop – a sort of Maplins but with a more regular bathing schedule – is promoting its wares with pictures of curvy starlet Megan Fox in her pants. Noted fondleslab fan Fox can be seen after a hard day's acting, relaxing in her boudoir, trousers off, preparing to tuck herself in for the night. Un- …
Hard Reg, 04 May 2012
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Microsoft's Surface Pro team takes on Reddit to finesse fondleslab

In a canny PR move, the team behind the Surface Pro has hosted a discussion on the internet forum Reddit to answer questions about Microsoft's latest fondleslab. These kinds of online forum discussions are risky, since they can't be tightly controlled. President Obama's attempt came across as slick, while others have been …
Iain Thomson, 07 Feb 2013

PEAK APPLE: Fondleslab giant no longer world's biggest biz

Apple has lost the title of world's biggest company after a share slide allowed oil giant ExxonMobil to take the top spot. Fears over future sales for iPhones and iPads sent shares in the fruity firm falling on Wednesday from $420.27 to a low of $398.11, before recovering to end the day at $402.80 - a drop across the day of 4.16 …
Jasper Hamill, 18 Apr 2013

Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

Windows 8 is going down like a bucket of cold sick - but you're going to have to get used to it. It's not going away. If Microsoft has a future, this is it. Worse still, if you're a pro, you're going to have to support the thing. Microsoft had to make this desperate, poorly integrated attempt to foist a Version 1.0 touchscreen …
Liam Proven, 06 Dec 2013
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Apple crushes rivals under its heel in Euro fondleslab sales

Apple saw off attempts by rivals to eat into its fondleslab market share and actually tightened its iron grip on the market across Western Europe in over the Christmas quarter. The trendy tech titan, which owned 76 per cent of sales across the region in Q3, captured 88 per cent in the final three months of last year, despite …
Paul Kunert, 10 Feb 2012
Do Not Adjust Your Set

Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies

What are you up, Verity? Ensconced in one of your comfortable, miles-from-any-critical-path projects? Actually, I have been sussing out an upgrade path for our longstanding customer x. Do you remember? Certainly I do. It is quite easy to remember 'x'. Even in this age of companies with stupid names, it is unusual. As I recall, …
Verity Stob, 20 Jan 2014
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Biz bosses are catching fondleslab fever, says distie

Biz customers are slowly falling for the charms of the fondleslab and finally calling on resellers to provide them, the boss of Ingram Micro reckons. According to Greg Spierkel, chief exec at the world's largest IT distie, the touchy tech tablets were "mostly slated" for the consumer market and were typically sold direct by …
Paul Kunert, 31 Oct 2011

Pegatron named as Microsoft Surface fondleslab foundry

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Pegatron has been awarded the contract to build Microsoft's Surface tablet, and sources suggest Redmond's got a twin strategy for tablets. According to DigiTimes, Pegatron will be building both the Intel and ARM versions of the fondleslab, with the Ivy Bridge-powered slab going for around $799 …
Iain Thomson, 20 Jun 2012
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Pakistani military building PAC-PAD fondleslab

The Pakistani military has been using spare manufacturing capacity to build an Android fondleslab to go up against Apple’s dominant tablet. The tablets are built by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the world, which primarily builds and tests aircraft for the Pakistani …
Iain Thomson, 20 Feb 2012
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Mozilla floats fondleslab-ready Firefox for Win 8

The Mozilla Foundation has made available a preview release of a version of its Firefox browser that has been re-engineered to run as both a desktop application and a Windows Store app for Windows 8's new, fondleslab-friendly Start Screen. So far, the touch-enabled version of the browser can only be downloaded from Mozilla's …
Neil McAllister, 05 Oct 2012
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Three prices up HTC Flyer fondleslab for Brits

Three has priced up HTC's 7in Android tablet, Flyer. The 3G-enabled fondleslab will set you back £169 plus a commitment to paying a further £31 a month for two years. The broadband package buys you 15GB of data transfers each month - a "generous" allowance, Three said. The Flyer sports a 600 x 1024 display, 1.3Mp webcam, 5Mp …
Hard Reg, 19 May 2011

New iPad's innards: Good news for recent fondleslab buyers

When the new fourth-generation iPad made its debut at the iPad mini roll-out event late last month, it was a surprise to many – especially those who had recently opened their wallets for "the new iPad" released just this March. Fret not, fanbois. The tools, parts, and repairs folks at iFixit have just torn apart Apple's latest …
Rik Myslewski, 02 Nov 2012
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Forklift fondleslab 'fellas flee with vast haul of iPad Minis at JFK

Rather than waiting minutes in an iPad-mini queue, a couple of enterprising fellas took it upon themselves to hit up the airport for easy dough. Just like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, these guys needed money - or a few thousand handily miniaturised mobile computing devices - so they robbed the joint described by Ray Liotta's …

Christians get God-optimized 'Edifi' Android fondleslab

The tablet market is getting increasingly competitive these days, but an American company believes its offering may have a unique selling point: it's a fondleslab for the faithful. Dubbed the Edifi, the seven-inch device is billed as the first tablet computer designed specifically for Christians, and comes with streaming access …
Iain Thomson, 13 Jul 2012

Apple fanbois make it 'official', hook up with Internet of Fridges Things

Apple has joined the Internet of Things after naming an air conditioning unit as the first fruity-certified smart appliance. The Chinese manufacturer Haier's Tianzun air conditioner has been granted MFi status, which has nothing to do with the defunct British DIY chain. Rather, it is Apple's certification programme for AirPlay …
Jasper Hamill, 16 Jan 2014

B&N fans fondleslab flames following Kindle Fire

US bookseller Barnes and Noble has caught fondleslab fever, unveiling its Nook Tablet today to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire. The Nook ebook reader has been Amazon's hottest competition in the US, with 27 per cent of books sold in the country coming from Barnes and Noble, the company said. And it looks like the one-time …
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Dell signals Windows 8 fondleslab range

At Dell World today Michael Dell pretty much said his company will produce a Windows 8 tablet. He said that fondleslab sales on Android had failed to take off. Talking about tablets he said: "You'll see us very much aligned around the Windows 8 introduction." He added that a range of slabs will be introduced. The understanding …
Chris Mellor, 14 Oct 2011

FONDLESLAB market DEATH STRUGGLE: Latest rankings in

The latest numbers are in from the battle for global tablet market dominance - and the questions everyone is asking are: Is Apple holding on? Has Microsoft got anywhere yet? Where's Amazon? Has Android crushed everything into tablet paste? The good news for Microsoft is that Surface broke into the ranks of the top five selling …
Paul Kunert, 02 May 2013
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Hot, young under-25s: Lonely slab strokers who shun TV

The next generation of millennial kids are a lonely group of slab-fondlers who would rather watch films and movies alone in their bedrooms, it has been claimed. According to a survey from Deloitte, teens and people in their twenties have ditched the telly and now spend more time watching stuff on their smartphones, computers or …
Jasper Hamill, 28 Mar 2014
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The quest continues for a fondleslab that fondles you back

HiWave, the haptics company which emerged from Brit hi-fi consortium NXT with a mission to make our fondleslabs fondle us back, has fragmented into a part which makes money and the more-interesting Redux. HiWave owned, and still owns, the technology developed by NXT to drive flat-panel speakers, but the executives were always …
Bill Ray, 17 May 2013

Oregon offers vote by fondleslab-swipe

The US state of Oregon is pioneering fondleslab-voting for a primary election to replace US Representative David Wu, who resigned after a sex scandal. Disabled voters will be able to use iPads provided by county election workers in parks, nursing homes and community centres to call up the ballot and vote with a swipe of their …
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Ebuyer on the naughty step for fondleslab promo cock-up

Ebuyer has been rapped for a "misleading" tablet promotion and ordered not to repeat similar claims of cost savings in future. The Advertising Standards Agency gave the online IT bazaar a stern ticking off after receiving a complaint about an email sent to customers touting the Storage Options' Scroll Extreme Tablet PC. The …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jul 2012
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Apple's new iPad Mini: ALREADY set for Black Friday PRICE SLASH

The new iPad Mini Retina has barely been available to buy for a few hours but already retailers are talking about discounts. Target has jumped ahead of the pack, by including the Mini in its Black Friday sale. Anyone who buys the fun-sized fondleslab will be handed a $75 gift card to spend on anything else they fancy. Buy the …
Jasper Hamill, 12 Nov 2013
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Carphone Warehouse clings to buoyant fondleslab, avoids submerging

Lower handset subsidies and a lack of choice in the low end caused high-street business to drop more than 5 per cent in Europe according to Carphone Warehouse, though the retailer still managed to maintain profits within its own predictions. The drop in retail was offset by a decent performance in Virgin Mobile France, which has …
Bill Ray, 14 Jun 2012
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African kids learn to read, hack Android on OLPC fondleslab

One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte has said children are not only teaching themselves to read without teachers by using fondleslabs he provided, but they are learning how to hack Android as well. In an experiment, the OLPC dropped off Motorola Xoom tablets with solar chargers in two Ethiopian villages and trained …
Iain Thomson, 01 Nov 2012
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Apple blocks sale of Samsung's Android fondleslab across EU

Apple has won a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab fondleslab across almost all of the European Union. The Samsung tablet went on sale in Britain just last week. According to a Google Translation of a report from German news agency dpa, the Regional Court of Dusseldorf has granted …
Cade Metz, 09 Aug 2011
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Who's nicked Vaz's fondleslab?

Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East and chair of the Home Affairs Committee, is outraged that some scrote has nicked an iPad and actual, real laptop from his offices. No word on whether the office was locked or not but Vaz is outraged at the lack of security, according to the Beeb. He said a "more robust approach" to security was …
John Oates, 20 May 2011
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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

Apple fanbois around the world are on red alert after one of the latest fruity fondleslabs caught fire and exploded in an Australian Vodafone shop. A demonstration model of the new iPad Air caused a fire so intense that the fire brigade were called. Although no-one was hurt in the fire, fanbois around the world will be sleeping …
Jasper Hamill, 08 Nov 2013
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Analyst offers cut-price fondleslab recipe

SSA Digital is a little-known Chinese company that is very good at two things. One is getting spam through the filters here at Vulture South, which is the only reason we know about the second thing at which it excels: making seven inch tablet computers so cheaply it is prepared to sell them for just $US40 apiece in lots of 10, …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Dec 2012
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Hands on with the Windows 8 fondleslab

Developers attending Microsoft's BUILD conference will go home with a brand new Windows 8 tablet from Samsung. And it's not half bad. The fondleslab is rather curiously named the Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview PC – no mention of the word tablet – and it's unlikely to see the light of day as a commercial product. But it …
Iain Thomson, 14 Sep 2011

Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad

Photos have surfaced that purport to show Apple's next iPad having a bonded LCD and front-panel glass display, allowing it to be even thinner than the current 7.5mm (0.29-inch) thick iPad Air – or perhaps the same thickness, but with a larger battery. Leaked photo of purported new iPad display, back Here's the back of the …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Apr 2014
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Murdoch's fondleslab epaper axes 50 staff

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has announced that its tableted news publication The Daily will be axing 50 staff members in cost-cutting moves. The Daily, first released on iPad only but now available to be fondled on other slabs, was denying rumours of changes at its offices right up until AllThingsD broke the story of the layoffs …