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iPad Air unveiled by Apple with new iPad Mini, Macbooks and Macs

Apple's new iPad Air, left, and iPad Mini

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Apple didn't disappoint at its media event today in San Francisco. Not only did it unveil the expected thinner iPad and iPad Mini with Retina display, but it also showed off new Mac Pro desktops, Macbook Pro laptops, a computer operating system and updates to its iWork and iLife apps.

The new iPad shed 0.4 pounds in weight (to 1-pound flat) and 1.9 mm in thickness (to 7.5 mm) from previous...

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Gift-getters prefer tablets to laptops, survey finds

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T switches

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If you’re shopping for a high-priced tech gadget this holiday season, your loved one would probably prefer a new tablet to a laptop, according to a PriceGrabber.com survey released Nov. 8, 2012. The online price comparison service found that 59 percent of the 1,475 online U.S. shoppers it polled late last month would prefer a tablet to a laptop.

So is this the beginning of the end for the...

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Warp Pipe's App of the Week

Mattel launches 'Masters of the Universe' game app

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"...celebrate thirty years of He-Man with your family and friends in the palm of your hands or raise it high above so that everyone knows you are gaming with 'POWER!' " - Warp Pipe

 

Warp Pipe's App of the Week honors goes to 'He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe'. It's been thirty years since Prince Adam, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena,...

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iPad Mini debuts for $329, surprise iPad also coming Nov. 2

Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing

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Not only did Apple deliver exactly what consumers expected at its Oct. 23 event in San Jose, Calif., but it also surprised owners of the latest traditional iPad with a serious case of buyers’ remorse. In addition to its anticipated unveiling of a smaller, less expensive iPad Mini, and upgrades to its existing line of laptop and desktop computers, Apple surprisingly released a fourth generation of...

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game

The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game is available now

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Other comic book heroes have taken over this year, but a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was the new kid on the block, after a reboot by Marvel Entertainment and Laura Ziskin Productions.

With a fresh start to the series, Activision and video game developer Beenox cast their web at the 2011 New York Comic-Con and captured an audience to promise a more grounded, more realistic approach, giving...

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Kidsday previews FIFA 13

Pull off dynamic headers like French International footballer

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Whether you call it football or soccer, many can agree that no one brings you closer to the action like EA Sports' FIFA videogame franchise. On-field ability and performance has once again been improved, while EA's "Complete-Dribbling" borrows partly from FIFA Street, adding creativity with the ball while facing opponents.

FIFA 13 hits all major consoles, PC and mobile devices Sept....

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Apple's new iPad: 4G, retina display, no Siri, due out March 16

Apple chief executive Tim Cook introduces the new

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Apple has announced its latest iteration of the iPad. No, it's not the iPad 3 or the iPad HD. It's just the iPad.

The company also unveiled a new Apple TV. It's capable of streaming 1080p video from either the iCloud or Airplay.

As for the new iPad's specs:

The iPad's brains feature a  A5X dual-core CPU, not the next generation A6 tech geeks hoped for. But it will have quad-core...

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Apple iPad 3 rumor roundup: HD, 4G, Siri

Apple is set to announce details of the

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Apple is set to announce full details of their next-Gen iPad on Wednesday. Here are the latest rumors from the blogosphere:

HD screen

Apple is expected to up the iPad’s resolution to 2,048 x 1,536, double that of the iPad 2. If true, look for a nice quality jump in photo viewing, e-book reading, movie watching, and game playing.

PHOTOS: Apple gadgets through the years

Upgraded...

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Screenlife to launch 'Scene It?: Star Wars'

Screenshot from 'Scene It?: Star Wars.'

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Put your knowledge of The Force to the test when "Scene It?: Star Wars" arrives in stores this fall.

From Disney to Harry Potter, Screenlife's "Scene It?" has established itself as the leader in trivia entertainment games.  Now Star Wars fans can experience the interactive game that includes its trademark DVD packed with brain-teasers spanning all six films.

A...

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Kindle Fire v. iPad, by the numbers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the new Kindle

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A look at the differences between the Amazon Kindle Fire, and the Apple iPad:

Price: The Kindle Fire, which connects to the Web over Wi-Fi networks, will cost $199 when it begins selling on Nov. 15. The iPad costs $499-$829, depending on storage capacity and its wireless capabilities.

Screen size: The Kindle Fire's display measures 7 inches at the diagonal, while the iPad has a 9.7-inch...

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