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Asus Transformer Pad 300 Review: 85% Of The Premium Tablet Experience For 80% Of The Price

Asus Transformer Pad 300 Review: 85% Of The Premium Tablet Experience For 80% Of The Price

Meet the TF300T, the newest addition to Asus's ever-expanding line of Android tablets. While the model number may suggest that it's the successor to the TF201 - the Transformer Prime - that's not exactly the case. Pick one up and it's immediately clear that this is really the successor to the TF101 (the original Transformer, or TF); it's wrapped in plastic like the 101 (the 201 is aluminum), and the dimensions are a bit more portly, as with the 101.

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Award-Winning Game Rigonauts Coming To Android In May, Bringing Fighting Machines With Some Assembly Required

Award-Winning Game Rigonauts Coming To Android In May, Bringing Fighting Machines With Some Assembly Required

You might want to clear your schedule for a few weeks in May because that's when the game Rigonauts will be appearing in the Play Store. An early version of Rigonauts from Engient took second prize in Activision's Independent Games Competition last year, and now an updated version with improved graphics and gameplay is on the way to Android, iOS, and PC. This is a physics-based fighting game with a healthy dose of strategy, and that's not something that comes along everyday.

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Galaxy Note For T-Mobile Spotted In The Wild, Probably Not Difficult Since It's Visible From Space

Galaxy Note For T-Mobile Spotted In The Wild, Probably Not Difficult Since It's Visible From Space

OK, as much as I like to make fun of the Note, it's actually a pretty awesome phone that a lot of people want, and so news that it's coming to T-Mobile is nothing to scoff at. Photos published by TmoNews all but confirm the gargantuan Galaxy is headed to America's pinkest (and leatheriest) carrier, giving credence to a UA string and some FCC filings unearthed last week.

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Extensive Hands-On With Google Drive: They Forgot The Beta Tag

Extensive Hands-On With Google Drive: They Forgot The Beta Tag

Google Drive is real, and it's out, and I've been playing with it. If you haven't heard, Drive is Google's cloud storage offering. You get 5 GB free with an option to buy more.

You're going to hear two phrases over and over again in this hands on, so you'd better get used to them now: get ready to see "like Dropbox" and "like Google Docs" a lot.

Google Docs, by the way? 

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Now Lives Up To Its Name, Finally Lets You Craft As Well As Mine

Minecraft Pocket Edition Now Lives Up To Its Name, Finally Lets You Craft As Well As Mine

Minecraft, the wildly popular online creativity toy, has also had a pocket version of itself in development for a while. Up until now, though, you could only really mine. As of today, though, Mojang, the company behind the game, has released version 0.3.0 that finally includes (and you may want to sit down for this one) crafting!

crafting

Up until this point, you've been able to scavenge around for materials, but if you wanted to do anything with them, you're stuck.

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[Review] Floating Widget Brings Widgets To The Foreground, But Comes With Trade-offs

[Review] Floating Widget Brings Widgets To The Foreground, But Comes With Trade-offs

There has been a trend lately of apps being released that act more like traditional floating windows. LilyPad HD, OverSkeen, and AirTerm have all garnered a lot of interest, but they are single use apps. Floating Widget does just what its name suggests: it makes widgets float on top of your apps. The implementation is a little odd at first, but once you learn the rules, Floating Widget is useful in a number of situations.

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[Lightning Review] Capta: Thanks To Some Awesome Alien Goo, Tripod-ifying Your Phone Has Never Been Easier

[Lightning Review] Capta: Thanks To Some Awesome Alien Goo, Tripod-ifying Your Phone Has Never Been Easier

How many times have you thought to yourself, "I really, really wish I could put my phone on a tripod!" Ten? Thirteen? Three-hundred-ninety-four? Regardless of whether or not you've ever actually said that to yourself, Kickstarter-lauched product Capta is an awesome little accessory that lets you do that (and more!).

So, what else can Capta do? Mostly, it can just hold your phone in various positions. This is actually incredibly helpful, though, for different functions.

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ICS Update Build 9.2.1.21 For The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) Rolling Out Now

ICS Update Build 9.2.1.21 For The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) Rolling Out Now

ASUS just started pushing yet another update to the original Transformer (TF101) that brings a handful of enhancements:

  • Improves system stability
  • Improves email stability
  • Improves AppBackup App
  • Improves MyLibrary stability
  • Supports Wi-Fi Direct
  • Supports unzip in File Manager
  • Add restore tab function in Browser

Some users reported that the update hit their device last night, but it should be rolling out in full force beginning today.

To see if the update is available on your device, head into Settings > About tablet > System Firmware Update > Check Update.

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[Lightning Review] Samsung EHS-71 Earbuds: Great Materials Do Not Equal Great Sound

[Lightning Review] Samsung EHS-71 Earbuds: Great Materials Do Not Equal Great Sound

There comes a time in every multinational electronics conglomerate's life when it tries to get into personal audio. Samsung isn't a particular stranger to the home theater side of sound, and some of its soundbar products actually review pretty decently. But a high-end headphone manufacturer, Samsung ain't. Search "samsung headphones" on Amazon, and you'll struggle to find anything costing more than $20.

The EHS71 is Samsung's first attempt to break into the premium earbud market.

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