tablet

Why You Should Have Intel Inside Your Portfolio

No wonder President Obama is visiting an Intel plant as he stumps for U.S. innovation and high-tech jobs. After all, Intel is a clear industry leader. Indeed, some analysts argue that for investors seeking entry in the global growth of technology, Intel is the one-stop answer.

Apple Surpasses HP in Mobile PC Sales on iPad Popularity

Apple leapfrogged Hewlett-Packard to become the largest U.S. seller of portable personal computers last quarter because of the popularity of its iPad tablet computer that it debuted last year, according NPD Group's DisplaySearch.

Apple's iPad 2 Will Be Faster, Smarter and Even Thinner

Apple is raising its game across the board with the iPad 2, offering faster processing speeds, more memory and a stronger graphics chip than the original iPad, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new iPad version is also expected to be lighter, thinner, and come with dual cameras.

iPad 2 Prototype Pops Up at Launch of The Daily

News Corp's launch of The Daily, its highly-touted online newspaper designed for the iPad, apparently featured more than just the latest stories out of Egypt. The publication's debut was shown on an unreleased version of Apple's iPad featuring dual front- and rear-facing cameras.

In This Corner, Netflix. In the Other Corner. . .Amazon?

Netflix, whose DVD-by-mail service hastened the demise of several video rental chains, may soon find itself under siege from Amazon. The world's largest online retailer appears to be on the verge of launching its own unlimited movie and TV-show streaming service.

No, the iPad Is Not Killing Microsoft's Business

Investors are buying into the meme that Windows is dying -- and therefore Microsoft is as well. While tablets are clearly cutting into the giant's core PC business, Microsoft is also showing remarkable agility in building new franchises for the future, the Kinect for one.

iPhone vs. Android: Google May Be Winning the War in China

And the winning mobile OS in Asia is ... Google's Android. This from Deutsche Bank's insightful technology analyst Jonathan Goldberg, who says that Android has already pulled away from the pack in China. And not just in smartphones and tablets: Android is finding its way into all sorts of platforms.

Without Steve Jobs, What Kind of Apple Would Carry On?

The company has already proved that it can thrive while the CEO is away. But what's still not clear is whether Apple can remain far more than a tech company once he truly retires. Whose vision can possibly keep Apple the cultural phenomenon that Jobs has made it?

News Corp. to Launch Digital Newspaper on Jan. 19

News Corp. (NWS) will launch its much-anticipated digital newspaper for tablet computers on January 19. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., and Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs will both attend the launch, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

Beyond TVs: Vizio Now Sees Big Growth in Small Screens

Now the No. 1. U.S. seller of LCD TVs, Vizio is setting its sights on the smartphone and tablet computer markets. But will its low-cost business model translate to the mobile electronics market? That's not a sure bet, but it'll be interesting to watch.

Motorola Mobility Unveils Much-Anticipated Xoom Android Tablet

Just a day after Motorola split in two, its mobility division has unveiled the much-anticipated Xoom, the first tablet to run on a tablet-specific version of Android version called Honeycomb. Could this tablet be the one to give the Apple iPad a run for its money?

The Year in Tech: Top 10 Highlights of 2010

A broad array of technology news helped define 2010, from the launch of Apple's iPad to the arrival of the app to a supernova of Internet stock gains. Here's a look back at those major stories -- and a glimpse of some highlights you can expect next year.

E-Readers Make Great Gifts -- but Which One?

In these precious few holiday shopping days left, e-readers make for an easy gift for wide range of family and friends. So, DailyFinance has assembled a guide to the major e-readers and what each one is best suited for as well as what issues you should consider before buying.

Apple's iPad Is Set to Take a Bite Out of PC Sales Growth

IT trends researcher Gartner just cut its forecast for 2011 worldwide PC shipment growth from 18.1% to 15.9%. That's still very robust growth for PCs, but they see it as an early sign that the wild popularity of the iPad is taking a toll on the rest of the computer industry.

Gartner: Tablets Will Cut Into PC Sales in 2010 and 2011

Research company Gartner slashed its forecasts for global computer shipments in 2010 and 2011, saying that growing demand for tablet devices will eat into personal computer sales. PC shipments this year will rise 14.3% to 352 million units, Gartner said, according to Reuters. Gartner forecast that shipments will increase by 15.9% in 2011.

Research In Motion Tablet Computer to Sell for Less Than $500

Research In Motion (RIMM) will sell its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer in North America with a price tag of less than $500. "The product will be very competitively priced," Co-CEO Jim Balsillie told Bloomberg News. Balsillie declined to be more specific on the price.

Apple iPad Hits Verizon Wireless Stores Today

Verizon Wireless is introducing Apple%u2019s (AAPL) iPad tablet computer today. Verizon will offer the popular tablet bundled with a MiFi 2200 device for Internet access through the operator%u2019s 3G network, Softpedia said.

Hewlett-Packard Launches iPad Rival Slate

Hewlett-Packard Corp. on Friday began selling its own tablet-style personal computer, marking the computer-making giant's entry into a rapidly-growing market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to Go on Sale in November

Samsung Electronics%u2019 (SSHNY) Galaxy Tab, one of the first tablet computers to challenge Apple%u2019s (AAPL) iPad, will be available from Nov. 11 in Verizon Wireless stores and cost $599.99. The price tag makes the Galaxy marginally cheaper than that $629 iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 7-inch Galaxy will be available from Verizon Wireless stores and will run on Verizon%u2019s 3G wireless network.

Samsung Delays Korea Tablet Debut

Samsung Electronics (SSNHY) will delay the introduction of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer in South Korea while it equips the device with superior applications for the domestic market. Samsung cancelled plans to show the new product to local media on Oct. 14, Bloomberg News said. The company has not yet set a new date.

Taking on the iPad: Microsoft Tablets Coming Soon

Microsoft says the first tablets equipped with Windows 7 will hit stores this year. The so-called "slate" computing devices, launched in partnership with hardware companies such as Hewlett-Packard, will go on sale during this year's holiday season.