tablets

Do Tablets In The Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58 per cent of US teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans too, by embracing bring-your-own-device policies and leading the push for an iPad for every student. In 2013, an estimated 25 per cent of US schools had BYOD policies in place and it’s reasonable to assume those numbers have risen in the past two years.


Buying A New Tablet? Here’s What You Need To Know

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned tech-head, choosing between any of the dozens of tablets on the market can be a daunting task. Here are the important things to consider when you’re considering picking up a new tablet.


Liquid-Cooling For Seriously Overkill Smartphones

Are you worried about the classic hot smartphone problem? Into overclocking your pocket PC? If you are, you’ll be thrilled about Fujitsu’s new technology for a liquid-cooled smartphone. It’s a bit like putting your car’s radiator into your phone — a cool idea even if you probably wouldn’t need it.


Nokia N1: Australian Hands On

You could be forgiven for not remembering the Nokia N1. I almost didn’t, right up until the guy showing it off thrust it into my hands to take a look. I’m glad he did though, because this might just be the best Android tablet I’ve ever seen.


Asus Transformer Book Chi T300: Australian Pricing And Availability

The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 was arguably the most impressive 2-in-1 Windows laptop at CES 2015. Boasting a 7.6mm unibody chassis, a 12.5-inch detachable WQHD IPS display (2560×1440 pixels), a fanless design with 128GB SSD storage and an Intel Core M processor, the flagship model is significantly thinner, lighter and more powerful than any of its predecessors. Last night, Asus announced Australian pricing and availability during the product’s official launch. Here are the details.


Kobo Aura H2O: Australian Review

Reading in the bath is probably the most noble pastime there is. Noone’s going to bother you, you have a good book, it’s nice and warm, you’re marinating in your own filth… Anyway. The Kobo Aura HD was already an excellent e-reading device, but the Kobo Aura H2O, like the name suggests, adds a whole bunch of waterproofing to make this e-reader even more hardy than a Thomas Hardy hardcover.


Samsung Is Giving The Sydney Opera House A Hundred Tablets For Kids

If you’re a Year 3 or Year 4 student about to go on an excursion to learn about one of Australia’s most iconic and storied buildings, you’re in for a treat. Samsung has bequeathed 100 Galaxy Tab S tablets, and a carefully designed educational app called Quest to Stop the Mischief-Making Opera Ghost, to teach kids more about the Sydney Opera House.


Vodafone's New Shared Plans Let You Use Voice, Text, Data Between Devices

Next month, Vodafone will let new and existing Red plan customers share calls, text messages, international calls and the company’s $5 international roaming between up to 10 different devices.


Nexus 9 Review: Google's Flagship Tablet Is Nothing Special

A fleet of new Nexii are here; a phone, a tablet, and a set-top-box. The first to touch down is the Nexus 9, Google’s second attempt to make a big Nexus tablet that can hang with the iPad. It’s not a total whiff, but it’s no home run either.


Can A Cheap Windows Tablet Replace Your Desktop?

It started as an offhand brag, but turned into a dare. I was telling my Gizmodo colleagues why I loved my Windows 8 tablet: it’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s a fully fledged PC. Hell, I said, I could probably hook it up to a monitor and use it as my workhorse for a week.