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A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a one-piece mobile computer. Devices typically have a touchscreen, with finger or stylus gestures replacing the conventional computer mouse. It is often supplemented by physical buttons or input from sensors such as accelerometers. An on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is usually used for typing. Tablets differentiate themselves by being larger than smart phones or personal digital assistants. They are usually 7 inches (18 cm) or larger, measured diagonally. Though generally self-contained, a tablet computer may be connected to a physical keyboard or other input device. A number of hybrids that have detachable keyboards have been sold since the mid-1990s. Convertible touchscreen notebook computers have an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel or slide joint. Booklet tablets have dual-touchscreens and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard on one of the displays. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Tablet computer)

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Metadata related to 'tablet computer' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'tablet computer': 5 (0.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'tablet computer' across all Ariadne articles: 37
  • Average number of references to 'tablet computer' per Ariadne article: 7.40
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'tablet computer': 2001-06
  • Trending factor of 'tablet computer': 2.7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'tablet computer':

  1. ryan burns (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. gary brewerton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. leona carpenter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. lizzie caperon (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Information Need - A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation

Brian Whalley reviews a book about a new theory of ‘information need’ that builds upon the ideas of Allen and Taylor from the 1960s to provide a basis for information searching.

July 2012, issue69, review

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