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Office Max store closings offer bargain tablet, e-reader opportunities
December 22, 2013 | 7:35 am

CAM00515[Bumped due to factual correction.] Looking for a good tablet bargain? Check out your local Office Max or Office Depot store—it’s possible you might find one that’s going out of business. Offices Max and Depot merged this year, and my local Office Max store is closing. (Probably because it’s right down the street from an Office Depot.) An employee at the store told me this closure was due to the merger. I have since been contacted by a representative of Office Depot who said that no closures have been announced and any closures are “part of the...

Deal alert! 2013 Nexus 7 tablets, $40-$50 off
December 12, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Here’s a great deal on the 2013 Nexus 7. Office Depot has the 16 GB version for $180, $50 off list (sold out online; in-store pickup only), and the 32 GB version for $230, $40 off the $270 list (currently available both on-line and in-store). Sale ends 12/21. Of course, sales tax will apply to those purchases if you’re in a state where Office Depot has stores. (Amazon at one point listed the 32 GB 7 for $239 with free shipping, which would be better than $230 + tax, but the price and stock seem to fluctuate throughout the day...

Morning Roundup: Bar barcode scanners from library sales?
August 14, 2013 | 10:00 am

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 2013: Tablet Comparison (GoodeReader) The Google Nexus 7 tablet got a refresh in hardware, with the second generation model that just came out. Many people these days are not just buying a 7 inch tablet to play games or watch movies, but use it as an e-reader. There are many advantages in going with a full color display, such as to read magazines, comics, replica newspapers or even reading apps, like Pulse. Today, we compare the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and Google Nexus 7 2 in real world tests. ...

New Nexus 7 Release Date for U.K. Expected to be August 29
August 3, 2013 | 12:52 pm

Nexus 7By Hammad Saleem It's been over a week since Google unveiled its second generation Nexus 7. The device is available for sale in the U.S. through various retailers and the Google Play Store. But unfortunately, there'd been no official word from the company about the availability of the device in U.K., from the Play Store or anywhere else. One overseas retailer, however, EBuyer, has leaked the expected launch date on Twitter. According to Ebuyer, the expected launch date of the second-gen Nexus 7 appears to be Aug. 29. If you're one of those lucky users who pre-ordered your device through Ebuyer, you should...

Android 4.3 Made My Old Nexus 7 Faster… For Now
August 2, 2013 | 6:57 pm

Nexus 7Google is currently rolling out Android 4.3 to a handful of devices, such as the Nexus 7. It’s a rather tame update as far as brand new front-facing features are concerned, but Google has made a change under the hood that has improved my tablet’s performance. In recent days, it was discovered that Google added support for fstrim. Without going into super technical details, fstrim basically does a better job of freeing up data that isn’t being used by the tablet. Think of the old Nexus 7 as a closet that held all the things you did and didn’t need. Fstrim is like...

Google Nexus 7 Sign Up Page is Now Live
July 29, 2013 | 11:40 am

Nexus 7By Hammad Saleem It's been a few days since Google unveiled its mighty second generation of the Nexus 7. And now, the device is available for pre-orders in the U.S. Google Play Store. The search engine giant did mention that the device will be available globally in the “coming week” but they didn't reveal an exact release date. Today, the company has set up a sign-up page for a number of countries.  Apart from U.S., the Nexus 7 will be available in many countries including UK, Germany, France, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Canada—all in the coming weeks. There are retailers worldwide...

Rumor: Samsung and Google are Working Together on a New Nexus 10
July 26, 2013 | 4:06 pm

Nexus 10By Hammad Saleem It's only been about 24 hours since Google unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet, and already we have more spicy news to share with our readers. A new rumor suggests that Google and Samsung are working on a new version of the Google Nexus 10 tablet. The rumor comes from a Wall Street Journal reporter, Amir Efrati. He was told by Sundar Pichai that Google and the Korean giant are working together  on a Nexus 10 tablet, which will be released soon. According to Amir Efrati: Expect to see new 10-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet (made by @Samsung) in the near future,...

Google Officially Unveils Nexus 7 Alongside Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
July 24, 2013 | 5:03 pm

Nexus 7By Hammad Saleem Google has finally unveiled the second generation Nexus 7, a device that was not the company’s best kept secret. It happened at a small press event known as “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai.” The new tablet was announced alongside Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The second generation Nexus 7 features a 7-inch Full HD display sporting a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, 2GB RAM, a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor, Adreno 320 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), 5MP back shooter with a 1.2MP front camera, 16/32GB onboard storage, HDMI output, NFC, optional 4G LTE, and wireless charging support. Google’s Hugo Barra says that...

Google’s New Nexus 7 Tab Will Get You Some Tail (Video)
July 24, 2013 | 4:47 pm

Google Nexus 7Say it with me: Tech is sexy. Feels a bit weird, right? But hey, I’m not the first to say it—I even felt a bit squeamish when I first heard a friend’s reaction to the form factor of a certain mobile device as such. You see this with car enthusiasts, treating their prized ‘whips’ like the true loves of their lives. I have no comment other than, Well, I guess there are far more odd things to be into. So, taking that notion a bit further, I’d like to pose a question for all y’all: Can having cool tech items get you some —...

New Nexus 7 Closes In On Formal Intro, Gets Captured In The Wild, Might Pack 4 GB RAM
July 19, 2013 | 11:11 am

Nexus 7Whoa, talk about a rumor flood! We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the Nexus 7 sequel (likely to be called “New Nexus 7”) for many months now, but an avalanche of information comes our way today, via a number of different sources. First, it seems that the 7-inch tablet will be officially showcased for the first time on July 24 (i.e. next Wednesday), during a special event hosted by Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior VP for Android and Chrome. We’re suspecting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will also be made official then, but that’s not so very important. What is important is that,...

Rumor: Second Gen Nexus 7 Release Expected Later This Month
July 12, 2013 | 2:21 pm

Nexus 7By Hammad Saleem A bunch of rumors suggest that Google will unveil the next generation Nexus 7 tablet later this month. We did hear news a few months back that the device will be released at Google I/O in May, but of course that didn't happen. Now, a new rumor is suggesting that the new gen will come with either a $299 or $229 price tag, and will be released by the end of July. The information comes from a Japanese site, which mentions that the second generation tablet will be released by Asus, as was the original. (Actually, I don’t think there...

Deal Alert: The 32GB Nexus 7 is $199 at Staples
July 9, 2013 | 4:14 pm

Nexus 7By Jenni Lada Need a new tablet? Staples has a fantastic deal July 7-13, 2013. Brace yourself: You can now get a Nexus 7 32GB tablet for only $199. It’s an incredible deal, and one any potential Android tablet owner should consider. See, a Nexus 7 32GB tablet normally costs $249.99. Usually, it’s the 16GB model that’s $200. But for this week, Staples is taking $50 off the price of one of the best tablets out there. This model has between eight and 10 hours of battery life, depending on what you’re doing. Plus, with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a NVIDIA Tegra 3...