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Cheap tablets meet their match in $38 Datawind UbiSlate

The $38 UbiSlate 7Ci tablet features a 7-inch

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The best part about the $38 tablet being sold by London-based Datawind is that it will really make you appreciate all the features loaded on the iPad, Kindle, or Nexus product that cost you 10-times as much.

Datawind said Monday that its ultracheap tablet, dubbed the UbiSlate, would be available for purchase in the United States from its website. But aside from the price tag, the tablet’s...

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Review: "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale"

Video game characters crossover fist first in PlayStation

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Review Score:  7.5/10

"...Sony's expanding roster of video game all stars deserve the title of brawlers." - Warp Pipe


It wasn't too long ago that Sony's most recognizable video game characters were having a drink together in a bar raising their glasses to the gamers that play them. Maybe someone forgot to tip the bartender, because now they are...

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Review: Nintendo raises the gaming bar with Wii U

While the Wii U can employ its predecessor's

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That exclamation still has a warm place in my heart carrying with it many holiday memories from when I'd first received my Nintendo Entertainment System and "Ice Climber", my very first NES game. Although the years have past, the excitement is still there this winter. Nintendo's Wii U is on the top of many holiday wish lists and they've sent us one to detail...

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Review: 'LittleBIGPlanet Karting' is creative fun behind the wheel

LittleBIGPlanet Karting $49.99, PS3 The LittleBIGPlanet series runs

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'LittleBIGPlanet' has become an playground of creation for gamers of all ages to come together and craft seemingly endless content with one another. But Sackboy wasn't the only "Play, Create and Share" game in town. United Front Games' 'Modnation Racers' raised the bar on go-kart gaming with custom level designing all the while packaging one really fun driving game. When Sackboy appeared...

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Gift guide: Tech stocking stuffers for under $30

Fling Joystick What it is: Tactile game controller

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With the holiday gift-buying season going into high gear soon, some shoppers will be filling wish lists for the tech enthusiasts. Here is a list of affordable tech goodies for less than $30. Among our recommendations are palm-size portable speakers that pack a punch, a gadget organizer for travelers, and a gaming control pad for the iPad.

The list will be updated  throughout the holiday...

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