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The Livescribe 3 smartpen launches today with a new design built to work with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

This pen comes in two models and has a capacitive stylus on its opposite end (not... the point that you use to write).

That means you can use the tip to tap your smartphone or tablet. It has an LED status indicator, a textured twist ring for retracting the ink tip or turning on...

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ZDNet’s Mary Jo-Foley first reported that some Power Cover and Docking Station customers were getting their devices ahead of their scheduled availability, and Paul Thurrott’s Windows SuperSite... later claimed that Microsoft execs have said that the accessories will be available early but only in ‘limited quantities’.

Microsoft announced the new Power Cover, which boosts tablet ba...

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After pulling Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store over the weekend, Microsoft on Monday released a recovery image that can be used to resurrect devices rendered unusable or “bricked” by... the update.

It’s not the simplest of fixes, requiring a USB drive and some command line prompts. But I’m told from a few users who’ve attempted it that it does the trick.

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SAN FRANCISCO — At the JavaOne technical keynote, engineers with Oracle’s Java division unwrapped what they call the DukePad. The nearly 2-inch thick tablet device is powered by a computer... the size of a deck of cards that is typically used for school instruction and other research projects. The device supports a 10-inch screen and can run streaming video, game-quality graphics and typical...

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Peripherals promise to be a key part of the offering. Sources say Microsoft will show a new Surface docking station that will work with Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 models only and include one... USB 3 and three USB 2 ports. 

Also said to be on tap is a Surface Power Cover, a thicker version of the current Surface Type cover/keyboard. This cover will include a built-in battery...

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The study, which was carried out by IT recruitment agency Robert Half Technology, discovered that over three quarters (76%) of CIOs now allow employees to bring in their own smartphones, tablets, MP3... players and USB drives, with this dropping to 56% for smartphones and to 38% for tablets.

Laptops remain the most popular personally-owned devices in business at 65%.

Somewhat unsurprisin...

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The tablet offers a 8-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, runs Windows 8.1 and will charge over micro USB. The slate is also likely to have a HDMI out port for video mirroring and a compartment housing... a docking port and micro SD storage slot.

Hand said that the new Venue tablets (the Venue range was previously used for Dell’s now defunct smartphones) will focus on providing long battery l...

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Well-regarded Windows blogger Paul Thurrott and tech blog Neowin report that the software giant is working on a Surface Pro docking station, something The Verge has since corroborated by saying... that the accessory will launch alongside the second-generation Surface Pro tablet later this year.

The dock apparently has arms at the side for locking or releasing the tablet, and will allow users...

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The Blog of Mobile notes that Nvidia recently filed the P1640 tablet with Taiwan’s National Communications Commission for approval.

The document itself doesn’t say an awful lot... about the hardware – aside the presence of 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth – but does provide a purported image of the tablet.

Meanwhile, Techkiddy reports – citing unnamed sources &...