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Bootloader unlock for Kindle Fire HDX tablet now available

The Kindle Fire HDX Tablet is just one of those tablets, you know – the ones that you love so much for the robust specs but hate so much because of the software embedded in it. In this case it is Amazon’s proprietary Fire OS. Nothing against the concept of tweaked Android stuff, because we love that. It’s just the locked bootloader on the tablet – which means you can’t easily change software – that tick us off.

Space Sketchr + Project Tango makes 3D digital drawings

We’ve talked about Project Tango before – Google’s high tech tablet that is able to render stuff in 3D because of its multiple cameras. Google recently made the ultra-high tech tablet available to app developers, looking towards a strong app ecosystem for when it releases the tablet to market. That’s a good decision, we think, as apps like Space Sketchr are stretching the ideas of 3D execution and application.

T-Mobile announces one sweet tablet offer

The countdown begins for February 14. Oh wait, for those who don't care about the special day, it's Valentine's Day. This weekend will be full of hearts, mush, red, flowers, and chocolates. I know some geeks will cringe at the thought of romance but there are many people who look forward to this day not to celebrate but to check out the numerous promos you can find everywhere. In the mobile industry, manufacturers and mobile carriers are expected to announce special promos. Before January ended, Motorola started to show some Motolove with big discounts for Valentine's Day.

NVIDIA invites gamers to the future on March 3

We are nearing MWC 2015 so naturally rumors and activities are starting to heat up. To add fodder to the fire, NVIDIA has just sent out an invitation for an event right at the start of the conference. As expected, the teaser is low on detail but high on hype, so it falls to us to speculate a bit on what NVIDIA might have in store next month. But considering this will be a mobile tech event, we can be pretty sure it will revolve around the intersection of mobile devices and gaming.

Image measurement tool now active in Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet

One of the boons of choosing and Intel proc for your manufacturing your Android device is that you get the cool embedded features within the SoC. The Intel Atom processor, for instance, in the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet allows you to get an estimated measurement of items and elements in your picture. This feature was embedded but inactive for the longest time since the new Dell tablet was launched, but has now been activated via a software update.

NVIDIA coming up with a Tegra X1-powered SHIELD Tablet

The news that NVIDIA will be coming up with an upgraded version of its highly successful and acclaimed SHIELD Tablet comes as no surprise, especially as we were treated last week to an unveiling of the octa-core monster that is the Tegra X1 at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The new SHIELD Tablet in the works is likely to feature the Tegra X1 as its processor.

Research says mobile use may affect kids’ problem-solving skills

It is already an accepted fact that the best way to distract kids or to keep them from getting bored is to plop a mobile device in front of them. In fact, you probably will not be able to separate them from the smartphone or tablet when you actually need them to pay attention. Much has been said about the effect of heavy mobile device use on the young ones, but there are still no hard facts to support our theories and speculations.

Google’s Project Tango tablet moving closer to reality

That’s one small step for a tab, one giant leap for all of its kind: Google has recently announced that Project Tango, a high-powered concept tablet enabling the user to recreate reality in digital form, has taken the next step towards actual realization by graduating out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. That means that Google is actually thinking about the device's marketability and real-world applications.

Lollipop images out for Nexus 7, both 3G and LTE versions [UPDATE]

For those of you who are still using your venerable Nexus 7 – be it the 2012 3G only version or the more recent 2013 LTE version – this is probably good news for you. Google has released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop images for your devices – this is no joke. The mothership has finally decided that it’s probably time to bring you up to speed as you’ve been languishing in KitKat loneliness all this time.
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