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Nvidia Shield Tablet available on North American turf, coming soon to Europe

Making good on their last week’s promise, Nvidia has begun shipping the powerhouse gaming-centric Shield Tablet to tech-savvy consumers in the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, Europeans can pre-order the beefy Android-based 8 incher via “many top e-tailers”, with an ETA allegedly set for August 24.

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana adds Foursquare integration

In February of this year, Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare. In exchange, Foursquare agreed it would offer their assistance to Microsoft in regards to the latter’s products and services.

Russia to award £65k to any security expert capable of cracking TOR

The Russian Interior Ministry is offering a reward of 3.9m rubles, or £65,000, to any security expert who can crack the anonymous online network, The Onion Router (TOR).

Deal alert: $280 Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 via Best Buy ($50 off)

We always suspected Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pros would have great difficulty selling at $400 and up, thus forcing the manufacturer to considerably lower its original ask. But it’s crazy just how much the 8.4-inch model has dropped in a fairly narrow time frame.

Tiempo simplifies time tracking to allow for worry-free work

Tiempo, a free app for iOS, Android, and the web, allows companies and individuals to easily track employee hours, thus expediting the process of paying employees.

Newegg promo code slashes 15% off select tablets, laptops and other electronics

They say the perfect time to buy gadgets is around the winter holiday season, which many retailers think of as the giving season. Well, they clearly haven’t met Newegg’s higher-ups, who seem to have no problem in turning a humdrum end of July into a less crowded, less crazy shopping window.

Rumor: Windows RT not dead yet, 10.6-inch Surface 3 tablet due out in October

Given Surface Mini’s unexpected last-minute delay (cancelation?), and Surface Pro 3’s surprising release in gargantuan 12-inch form, trying to anticipate Microsoft’s next Windows tablet move is harder than ever.

LG’s first Android-powered Tab Book is official, convertible, super-beefy

It looks like Android is slowly but steadily becoming a solid alternative for Windows in the execution of tablet/mini-laptop hybrids, as LG has just taken the wraps off its rookie Google-powered Tab Book effort.

Acer teases Aspire Switch 10 flavor with Full HD display, US pricing unknown

Convertible, detachable and just all-around versatile tablet/laptop hybrids seem to dominate the shifting PC landscape nowadays, and things don’t really get much more versatile than on Acer’s 4-in-1 Aspire Switch 10.

Samsung Galaxy W 7-inch ‘phone’ reaches China as Galaxy TabQ

The “bigger is better” mobile trend has got a little out of hand lately, with lines between smartphones and tablets practically nonexistent, as gargantuan devices like Samsung’s Korean-exclusive Galaxy W are advertised as phones.

Booq Cobra pack, perfect backpack for mobile professionals

If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE available on Verizon starting at $360

Samsung’s newest army of affordable Android tablets continues its invasion on America’s largest wireless service providers, as the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, available with AT&T contracts for close to two months now, is starting today up for grabs via Verizon too.