Archos 101 XS 2 tablet priced at $279

Archos has been a manufacturer of Android tablets for some time now, with a full portfolio that scales up and down based on specs and use cases.

Cheap tablets are making inroads into the broader market

Ever since Google launched its $199 Nexus 7 last year, tablet makers have been looking for ways to come up with even cheaper devices to undercut Google and other brands who targeted the sub-$200 space. Smaller form factors were popularised by Apple’s iPad mini, too. As a result the tablet underwent a massive transformation over the last 12 to 15 months in what can only be described as a race to the bottom. However, we’re not at the bottom just yet.

7 Ways Responsive Web Design is Evolving

Responsive Web Design is sweeping the online world and making it easier for users to get access to Internet sites, whether they’re using their desktop computers or mobile devices. While most web design trends often gain popularity overnight and quickly fade to obscurity, RWD clearly is here to stay.

North Korea has a doggone tablet: The Android based Samjiyon SA-70

Ruediger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies. He got his hands on the SA-70, reviewed it and said, not bad. 

Comparing the iPad Air is hard to do

The iPad Air went on sale on Friday. It's easier to compare it to its predecessor in the Apple stable, but not that easy when it comes to other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

The Ostrich Pillow Light: power napping will rock your world

  We are power nappers. Well, actually, we just fall asleep at our desk. A lot. The original Ostrich Pillow was on our Christmas list. The new, Ostrich Pillow Light may become our best friend. This could be the single greatest invention we have seen this weekend.

3D gesture-recognition chip for smartwatches and HMDs

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Davis are developing a chip that uses ultrasound waves to detect gestures. The chip is ideally suited to being used in wearable gadgets because of its convenience and low power consumption. Who wants to mess with a two inch smartwatch display anyhow.

Nexus 5. On Google Play. KitKat. Delicious.

LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black. 

Ematic touts 13.3-inch Android Cinema tablet

Ematic has debuted a 13.3-inch tablet specifically designed for watching videos and streaming music clips from sites like YouTube.

The Livescribe 3 is smartpen-manship for the mobile warrior

Livescribe smartpens seamlessly transfer your handwritten notes to your tablet or smartphone. The latest edition is just about the best combination of old world data gathering and modern technology you could imagine.

Is Google's Chrome OS headed to tablets?

Google's web-centric Chrome operating system (OS) was originally coded to run on laptops and desktops. However, it seems as if Chrome OS may be evolving into an operating system that could ultimately run on tablets, hybrids and convertible notebooks.

Nokia has its first Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, with Windows RT 8.1

Stephen Elop, who was Nokia's CEO and is moving into a new executive role at Microsoft, admits that it was hard to choose Windows over Android. But, the Lumia 2520 is the first RT tablet not made by Microsoft. Let the games begin. 

Video: LG debuts Firefox OS phone

LG has debuted its very first smartphone powered by Mozilla's Firefox operating system (OS).

Apple launches new iPads; they don't get any cheaper

The iPad Air was launched today and it is lighter and more powerful than its predecessors. Pricing? Same old, same old. The iPad Mini 2 with Retinal Display also made it out the gate but it's going to work out $100 more than the old versions. They will, no doubt, sell like crazy this holiday season, but you might want to think about Amazon and Google and what they have on deck.

GigSky gives you free broadband in over 70 countries

The GigSky international SIM card comes with 10 MB of free mobile broadband service the first time travelers land in any of the countries that GigSkye covers.

HTC treads lightly in smartwatches and goes disruptive on tablets

The company is wary of wearable devices but it will compete with its own device, but it thinks its tablet will be something completely different.

Lenovo's A10 is an Android-powered laptop

Lenovo has debuted the A10, an Android-powered laptop boasting a 10.1-inch touchscreen display (1366 x 768 display), ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and up to 9 hours of battery life.

Twitter quitters: We don't get it

36% of Twitter users don't use their account and 7% have shut down their account according to a recent poll. Doesn't bode well for upcoming IPO.

Chinese couple sell baby for an iPhone

After advertising online since June, the couple managed to quietly give birth and get just over $8,000 for the newborn.   According to the Daily Telegraph:   After a home birth, designed to cover-up the crime, they handed over the baby girl and received a large cash payment into their bank account on the very same day.  

Japanese sushi restaurant serves you to serve yourself

The Japanese really don't like the service industry. This time it isn't robot servers but an automted sushi restaurant where the eaters order from their table, have their food delvered by conveyor belt, and send their dirty dishes back down a chute. If they do a good job, they get to play a game on their little table consoles.