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Tablets are great entertainment devices, but when compared to a computer they're hardly as quick and useful for getting things done. But if you want your tablet to be more than just a fun little toy, it's really just a matter of the right apps, attitude, and configuration. Here's how you can turn your tablet into a handy, productivity-boosting tool.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Android tablets are great for entertainment: they work with Flash, they offer a huge and open market of free and paid apps, and you can set one up easily without needing to hook into a computer. The one thing you shouldn't do? Buy one the second it hits the market.

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Android Honeycomb 3.1's a small but totally excellent update for Android tablets. A slightly smoother interface is packaged with two substantial features: improved flash performance (it's really, really better!) and USB device compatibility (like a real computer!).

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In a Google I/O session to teach devs how to build apps for Google TV, Google previewed what the new Google TV with Honeycomb would look like. Specifically, it seems like the home screen is going to be more Honeycomb-ish and less TV-ish.