Dell revives Venue brand with new line of Windows 8 tablets

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Dell dropped a surprise here at the Intel Developer Forum when Neil Hand, VP of tablets and performance PCs, announced that it’s reviving its Venue brand with a new line of Windows 8 tablets. The company last used the branding almost a year ago with the less-than-successful Venue and Venue Pro handsets, both of which… Read more »

Hands-on with the LG G Pad 8.3 (video)

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LG announced its new slate, complete with specs, ahead of IFA, but the tradeshow is our first opportunity to see the G Pad 8.3 in the flesh — or in the aluminum package, as it were. The company is positioning this tablet as the first full HD tablet in the 8.0-inch category, and as the… Read more »

Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen

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We’ve had a glimpse at Apple’s conception of a sensor-based keyless layout, and the latest patent application from Cupertino shows the company looking to further refine the input experience — this time using a camera and other sensors to detect hand position and overlay that hand position on a device’s screen. The filing details three… Read more »