Top 5 Android 4.0 tablets

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean a sweet Android update

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet to ship with Android 4.1 (see above for details) and with its release imminent, I couldn't in good conscience update the top Android 4.0 tablets without including it.

So although the title states "4.0," think of it as "4.0 and above." Everyone cool with that? Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

I imagine this list will need frequent updating over the next few months as some big-name Android 4.0+ releases like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are coming down the pike. For now, however, here are the current top Android 4.x tablets.

Editors' note: This post was originally published May 31, 2012, and updated July 12, 2012.


I've definitely warmed up to the folded-back-magazine look and feel of the Tablet S.

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Apple-Like Solar-Powered Keyboard Controls Mac, iPad, iPhone


Love portable keyboards? You’re going to want to see Logitech’s latest offering.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Mac, iPad and iPhone lets you pair up to three of those devices at a time.

That means no more disconnecting and re-entering a code each time you want to switch between devices, from your Mac to your iPad, say. Just one push of a button does it.

The Solar panel means never having to change batteries again. The keyboard can be charged either from sunlight, if you like to work outside, or from indoor lamp light. Logitech says that fully powered, the keyboard will run for three months, based on an average 8 hours of use a day.

The new solar keyboard is an upgrade from the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 we reviewed in 2010, and has some welcome improvements for Apple users.

For starters, it looks a lot like the regular Apple Wireless Keyboard; Logitech has designed the layout and keys to more closely resemble those on a Mac. The dedicated Home key works like the Home button on your iPad or iPhone.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 hits stores in the U.S. and Europe in June with a list price of $80. If this report is correct, it may be followed by another hot sun-fueled Apple gadget from Logitech: a solar-powered iPad case that can charge your tablet.

Logitech Brand Manager Todd Walker demos the keyboard in the video below:

Are you using a portable keyboard with your tablet? Have you tried a solar keyboard? Let us know how it’s working for you in the comments.

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Gadget Lab Show: Asus Zenbook Prime and MindWave Mobile Headset

                    

This week on the Gadget Lab Show, we take a look at the new Asus Zenbook Prime ultrabook, the MindWave Mobile Headset, and talk about Star Wars‘ recent 35th anniversary.

To start, staff writers Christina Bonnington and Roberto Baldwin take a look at a preview version of the Asus Zenbook Prime. The 13-inch ultrabook weighs 2.89 pounds and will run you anywhere from $799 to $1599, depending on the model. It’s a very attractive ultraportable notebook, but it has a few caveats: a loud fan, and a laggy touchpad, primarily.

Next up, the gang goes “heads-on” with the Mindwave Mobile Brainwave Headset. It’s an EEG headset that lets you play iOS and Android games using the powers of your mind — specifically, the powers of concentration, relaxation, and blinking. There are close to 100 PC and mobile apps compatible with the $130 headset, but it’s still a hefty investment for a product that makes you feel like a total nerd when you’re wearing it.

Finishing off the show, Roberto and Christina chat about some of the best tech and gadgets in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Like the show? You can also get the Gadget Lab video podcast via iTunes, or if you don’t want to be distracted by our unholy on-camera talent, check out the Gadget Lab audio podcast. Prefer RSS? You can subscribe to the Gadget Lab video or audio podcast feeds.

Or listen to the audio below:

Gadget Lab audio podcast #153

http://downloads.wired.com/podcasts/assets/gadgetlabaudio/GadgetLabAudio0153.mp3

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13 Anonymous Admissions From Israelis About Gaza on Whisper

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For weeks, the Israeli military and Hamas fighters have been engaged in a bloody fight that so far has cost the lives of more than 800 Palestinians and at least 38 Israelis

On Friday, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour truce starting Saturday at 7 a.m. local time

How does ordinary Israelis think about the conflict in Gaza? We asked Whisper, an app that lets user anonymously share their secrets, to take a look

Below, see 13 anonymous confessions from Israelis who used Whisper to spill their deepest thoughts. Read more...

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‘Game of Thrones’ cast additions revealed at Comic-Con

At Comic-Con, HBO gives us a first look at new characters entering the land of Westeros and Essos for Season 5 of "Game of Thrones."






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Obama Will Attend UN Climate Summit in New York

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President Obama will attend the high-level climate change "summit" that the United Nations plans to hold in New York on September 23, the White House said on Friday. The summit falls during the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting as well as the yearly Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, which both attract world leaders.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will lead the summit, which aims to build momentum toward a new global climate treaty when negotiators meet a year later in Paris. The U.N. has also invited other leaders, including mayors of cities worldwide and business interests, to attend the meeting and make new commitments to addressing global warming Read more...

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