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Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

Gaming house Valve has completed its trio of announcements for the week with news of a planned wireless game controller that replaces the traditional thumb-controlled mini joysticks with two force-feedback touchpads and a programmable screen. Steam Controller The touchy-feely future of gaming? The two touchpads will give …
Iain Thomson, 27 Sep 2013
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HP plots tablet comeback to penetrate biz world with slab

HP is returning to the tablet game, but it doesn't want to take on Apple in its consumer backyard - instead the vendor would prefer business types fondled its hardware. Troubled HP spectacularly canned its TouchPad slab last summer after it spent just six weeks on the market, despite the gear flying off the shelves when the …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2012
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HP open sources WebOS TouchPad tablet GUI

HP has released the first part of WebOS Community Edition (WOCE), the latest incarnation of the one-time Palm operating system. Aimed at owners of the HP TouchPad tablet, WOCE's first release is based around Luna, the WebOS System Manager and GUI. According to HP, it's availability allows coders to get right into the WebOS …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2012
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HP hands in-house Android code to TouchPad tablet hackers

Top marks to HP for handing over an Android kernel it once coded for its TouchPad tablet to fondleslab hackers. The catch: there's no Wi-Fi support. Still, for the likes of the CyanogenMod team, that shouldn't pose too much of a hindrance. Indeed, early investigation of the wireless code in WebOS and regular Android shows the …
Tony Smith, 9 Feb 2012
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HP throws WebOS to open source community

HP will bite the bullet and dump the WebOS operating system on the open source community. The company made the announcement, as expected, that it would no longer sell the software and instead will transfer the source code, along with the ENYO application framework for WebOS and the remaining components of the user space, to …
Iain Thomson, 9 Dec 2011

HP readies fresh WebOS update

HP CEP Meg Whitman is expected to announce the fate of WebOS next week. If the claimed imminent release of version 3.0.5 of the tablet'n'phone operating system is correct, the omens for the OS may be good. HP released WebOS 3.0.4 in October and its successor's first Release Candidate has just been issued to developers, …
Tony Smith, 7 Dec 2011
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IDC: Google needs DEEP tablet price slash to crack Apple

Google must work closely with the fondleslab makers to slash prices if it is to loosen Apple's strangehold on the market. Or so says research analyst IDC, armed with data showing that the iPad accounted for three-quarters of the 1 million tablet devices shipped into the UK during Q3. "Apple has tight control of the platform …
Paul Kunert, 5 Dec 2011
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HP firesale wafts TouchPad to top of tablet chart

HP was the top selling tablet vendor in the US - ignoring Apple, of course - through to the end of October, and it's all thanks to the TouchPad firesale. Market watcher NPD yesterday revealed that in the ten months from January to October inclusive, HP accounted for 17 per cent of non-iPad tablet retail sales, a percentage …
Tony Smith, 23 Nov 2011
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Logitech Wireless Touchpad

Accessory of the Week Most Wintel laptops now support a limited range of multi-touch gestures on their trackpads, such as the two-finger swipe to scroll up or down through long documents and web pages. However, Logitech’s new Wireless Touchpad is the first device that I’ve come across that attempts to offer PC users the same range of multi-touch …
Cliff Joseph, 11 Nov 2011
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HP seeks buyer for WebOS

HP is seeking a buyer for WebOS, the mobile operating system it acquired by buying PDA pioneer Palm last year. So says Reuters, citing a quartet of unnamed sources close to the consultation process by which HP hopes to figure out how to make back some of the $1.2bn is spent on Palm. HP has at least potential buyers lined up: …
Tony Smith, 8 Nov 2011
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HP offers devs £130 32GB TouchPad tablets

Want a cheap HP TouchPad? The computer giant is offering "for a limited time" the 32GB version of its WebOS-based fondleslab for £130. The catch: you have to be a registered WebOS developer. The offer comes to an end on 18 November. Successful applicants are sent a voucher that entitles them to a TouchPad for £130 - €150 in …
Tony Smith, 7 Nov 2011
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Android grabs quarter of tablet market

World tablet sales hot up during Q3, it was revealed today. Shipments almost quadrupled year on year, from 4.4m units in Q3 2010 to 16.7m tablets in Q3 2011. So said market watcher Strategy Analytics, this morning. Neither SA nor anyone else would be surprised that Apple remained top dog, though with a much-reduced share of …
Tony Smith, 21 Oct 2011
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HP pushes out OS update for 'defunct' tablet

HP has pushed out an WebOS update for its TouchPad, a tablet seemingly stuck twixt life and death. According to an HP blogger, the update features "improved performance… better support for the camera [and] improved messaging". HP has "made connectivity with non-HP phones possible", and its WebOS engineers have "touched [up] …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2011
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ViewSonic intros tablet sized to strike at iPad

ViewSonic is taking aim right at the iPad - and would-be HP TouchPad owners - with a tablet sporting a 9.7in, 4:3 ratio IPS LCD screen. And, yes, like those fondleslabs this one, the ViewPad 10e, has a 1024 x 768 resolution - the best, we think, for folk who regularly switch from portrait to landscape and back again. …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2011

HP denies shipping TouchPad tablets with Android

HP is investigating why an unknown number of TouchPad WebOS tablets may have been sold with Android on board. It denies shipping TouchPads with Android installed, even in error. Claims that some TouchPads had gone out with Android loaded in place of HP's WebOS recently did the rounds on the internet. That prompted not …
Tony Smith, 7 Oct 2011
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PlayBook stock mountain: RIM slashes prices

RIM has started to slash prices for its little-loved BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the US amid channel talk on this side of the pond that the fondleslabs are shifting more slowly than expected and inventory levels are out of control. The troubled Canadian firm is taking a lead from HP which saw demand for its TouchPad go …
Paul Kunert, 29 Sep 2011
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Pierre Cardin reckons it can out-bling the iPad

Fashion label Pierre Cardin has joined world+dog in trying to muscle in on the fondleslab phenomenon. Billed as the "UK's first designer tablet", the Pierre Cardin PC 7006G – based on Android 2.3 – is being flogged for a penny short of £300, or roughly £100 less than it would cost to buy an entry-level iPad. A product's …
Paul Kunert, 28 Sep 2011
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Winter for webOS, winter for Droid, but springtime for iPad!

IDC has upped fondleslab shipment forecasts as the mature PC market looks set to plateau. The beancounter reckons 62.5 million tablets will be flogged into channels worldwide this year, up nearly 17 per cent on the previous estimates, while the mature PC market is forecast to edge up just 3 per cent. The increase comes on the …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2011

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