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After a long hiatus, we’re back in time to report on the next generation iPad which is soon to be unveiled in less than 12 hours. No we won’t be there live – we’re too underground for that. Instead we’ll ramble on about what’s to be, and add some speculation to boot. Rather than give you a run down on the rumours, which frankly is boring, I’m going to try and bring reason to the table and make my assumptions on exactly what the new iPad will bring. In short, not a lot. Yes it will see a jump in performance, yes the device will be desirable, but this isn’t going to be as earth shattering going from the iPad 1 to the 2.

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Whether you like them or hate them, the tablet phenomenon has hit the retail world hard in an explosive manner, turning the once niche tech into everyone’s next gadget purchase. Although tablet PC’s have been around for some time, it took the advent of the iPad for the technology to make it onto the list of desirable items for the regular consumer. However while your regular consumer grade tablets are great for consuming media and playing casual games, what happens when you need real computing power? You know, the kind required to use real Microsoft Office, or the fully fledged version of Photoshop. What happens if you need to use a real browser, because a tablet browser does not have the functionality behind it in order to navigate through a more complex site? And sometimes you want to work with real files between various applications, rather than working in an isolated storage space in each application (like in iOS). Well, look no further. It appears the first tablet PC to actually make you want a tablet PC is here.

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Jizmo is all for portable entertainment, and there’s no better portable entertainment device than a tablet or smartphone, because you know – it’s on you 24/7.

The biggest issue however is keeping your media collection portable enough to use when you really need it. Many people accumulate music and TV shows on a regular basis in physical or digital format. But that’s not much use to you on the optical disc it came on or the PC/Mac hard drive it was downloaded to when you’re on the go.

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Amazon has just finished unveiling its new series of Kindle Products. We have the following:

The Kindle Touch: an upgraded version of the Kindle you know and love, now with IR sensors. Kiss that silly keyboard goodbye. Page turning is done by touching an invisible column on either end of the screen. Makes sense to us. $99US for this baby. A 3G version will also be available for $149US. And a non-touch version is also there, for the dirt cheap price of $79US. Preorders start today, ships early November.

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Yep. I got one. Two actually. I’m that awesome.

Background: The HP Touchpad was HP’s answer to the iPad. Touting WebOS – arguably the best mobile OS out there (due to its intuitive card system), the product’s life was cut short after just a few weeks in the wild, when HP publicly stated due to poor sales they were dumping the tablet, and exiting the hardware business – which may also extend to their consumer PC and Laptop lines.

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