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Black Friday deals: Nvidia Shield Tablet comes with free controller and games

Mobile gaming enthusiasts must have thought their Thanksgiving present this year was an impressively timely Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Nvidia’s Shield Tablet. But the Santa Clara-based chip maker extraordinaire has at least one more surprise in store for the holidays.

Security bug affects majority of WordPress sites

An IT company in Finland has come across a major security bug in WordPress 3 websites that could let hackers post comments on posts with malicious code. The bug is technically able to affect 86 percent of sites running WordPress, meaning that a large number of sites must change their security settings to avoid attacks.

Microsoft slashes $30 off HP Stream 13′s price, throws in free $25 gift card

Microsoft has only recently started taking Google-endorsed Chromebooks seriously, but the number of highly competitive low-cost Windows contenders is already remarkable. HP is leading the charge on Chrome OS laptops, and the company’s Stream line is expected to become even more attractive after Black Friday discounts.

Deal alert: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 at $200 on Best Buy ($100 off)

Forget Black Friday, as a heap of high-profile US retailers seem to have kicked a Black Week of sorts into gear. Best Buy is perhaps the most aggressive discounter, shaving among others a full hundred bucks off the list price of the spectacular Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.

Wonder what’s next for Chromebooks? Touchscreen convertibles, rumors say

Google has achieved quite a lot in a narrow window of time with its web-centric Chrome OS platform. Chromebooks, although received with prudence back in 2011, quickly became the leaders of the education PC sector, pushing Windows machine manufacturers to significantly cut their prices to keep up.

Acer quietly intros Iconia Talk S, yet another voice call-supporting tablet

Admit it, you reckoned gadget manufacturers went mad when starting to unveil 7-inch tabphones. But somehow, they seem to have grown on people, particularly in Asia, so nowadays, everyone from Samsung to Lenovo to Asus to Acer has at least one or two to offer their eccentric customers.

Verizon beefs up LTE tablet lineup with LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1

As if Verizon customers didn’t have plenty of 4G LTE tablet options already, the nation’s largest wireless network sees its Android slate family grow by two today. Just in time for the holidays, the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 join LG’s other high-speed “mini-PC”, the G Pad 8.3.

UK retailer Tesco launches own-brand low-cost Connect 7 Windows tablet

The unveil of Tesco’s first-gen Hudl Android tablet left a lot of people scratching their heads in confusion last fall, but clearly, the British grocery retail market leader knew better than its skeptics. Not only has the Hudl recently spawned a sequel, proving the original was a box-office success.

Sony offers Xperia Z3 owners three (six?) awesome free movies for Black Friday

Black Friday deals come in many shapes and sizes, but usually they involve discounts or special gadget bundles. Sony seems to swim against the current this year, letting Xperia Z3 users enjoy a few riveting movies for free.

Boost security with EyeLock iris scanner, available now to consumers

Face it. You have hundreds of different logins and accounts to services and websites all over, and you will never ever remember all passwords for each. That is, unless you reuse some simple password for each. But then the risk of getting hacked and having your accounts and identity compromised shoots into the stratosphere.

LTE-capable Google Nexus 9 rolling out through T-Mobile in early December

Pondering a Nexus 9 purchase but would like to always be one tap away from going online? The LTE-enabled version of the Google-powered tablet is right around the corner, at least on T-Mobile.

Everybody gets a free tablet from T-Mobile this holiday season

Wait for Black Friday to get in on the best gadget deals of the year? That’s so 2013. This year, the holiday shopping season starts early at a wide range of retailers and mobile carriers. Including T-Mobile.