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A year ago today, Google unveiled and started to sell the Chromecast. The $35 dongle has been used to cast content over 400 million times since it was launched and has been widely praised for its ease-of-use. The Chromecast, of course, lets you cast content from any compatible apps and services, including Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube, and many more to your HDTV. Google touts the improvements as such. “We’ve added hundreds of your favorite apps, including WatchESPN, Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and PBS Kids; announced new features...

Verizon Wireless has officially started selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 starting today. The tablet can be snatched up for $459.99 without a contract or $359.99 if you’re willing to get it on a two year agreement. Customers can purchase the tablet using Verizon Edge as well. The tablet can be added to the More Everything plan for an extra $10 per month. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 comes with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 16GB of storage, 1.5GB of RAM, a 3.15-megapixel camera on the back, 4G LTE,...

Bigger is better. That’s a nutshell description of the recent mobile market trend favoring size over palpable “innovation”, which some tried to enforce as a rule for future “evolution”. But it didn’t really catch on as an ultimate dictum. Instead, many nuanced it, envisioning a world of not just super-sized gadgets, but giants with a gentler, more sensible side. I’m talking of course about cost friendliness, and while the above mentioned motto isn’t a foolproof recipe for success yet, the following equation is truly infallible:...

ASUS has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for the Transformer Pad TF701T tablet starting today. This is one of the more premium offerings in the Transformer series and it’s good to see ASUS sending out an update to the device, although relatively late in the day. The update is a standard OTA, but there are ways to get it directly from ASUS as well. It’s a pretty major update coming from Android 4.3, so owners will be keen to download it when the OTA notification is made available. Flashing the update manually from...

The LG G Pad 10.1 tablet is now officially available for purchase through Best Buy for a decent $249.99. The tablet comes free of carrier obligations, so you can pick one up and take it home without much trouble. This comes after the 7 inch model of the latest G Pad series started making its way to the U.S. in June. LG began the global rollout of the tablet earlier this month, so its arrival in the U.S. was always expected. Global customers should find the tablet on local retail shelves in the coming days as well. As suggested by the...

NVIDIA has finally announced the much rumored Shield tablet carrying an 8 inch display and a monster GPU. This will finally put an end to the rumors and leaks that we’ve come across over the past couple of months. NVIDIA is also selling a WiFi Direct based wireless controller separately, which costs $59. The tablet comes with an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a 5-megapixel camera on the front and back respectively, the dual core 2.2 GHz dual NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC with the 192 core Kepler GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage...

HTC is believed to be in the running to bring the next Nexus tablet in a few months from now. However, Evleaks has managed to uncover two more tablets codenamed T7 and T12. We’re not sure what these codenames stand for and there’s no info on the hardware as it’s still very early in the day. There’s no timeframe for the launch of the two tablets either and it’s only left to our imagination as to when the two devices will be unveiled by the Taiwanese manufacturer. It is possible that the T7 is a smaller tablet...

Last week, we spoke about some units of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S suffering from overheating issues leading to the disfiguring of the plastic back cover. However, Samsung claims that the two issues are separate. In a statement issued by the Korean manufacturer, it is said that the disfiguration is credited to a rare number of back covers. In its statement, Samsung also urges customers to head over to their nearest Samsung Electronics service center if they come across instances of back panel disfiguration. The company has also partially...