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It’s that time of year again to honor the women who put us on this planet. Rather than flowers, chocolates or funny-smelling perfume, what better way to show a mother she’s appreciated than with a shiny, colorful, brand new… mobile device or PC? That’s right. I love it when I get technology gifts. Have you considered that the way to a woman’s heart today – your mama’s included – might just be through electronics? According to a new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), women’s interest in technology has increased in the last five years, with eight in every 10 women now interested in consumer electronics products. Even the spending gap between genders is shrinking; with women spending on average only $61 less on consumer electronics than men in 2011 (the CEA’s previous study calculated a spending gap of about $200). When it comes to mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, a recent study by Park Associates found that women are more interested AND likely to purchase these devices than men.  Not surprising when you think of the challenging schedules today’s moms face – juggling day jobs with family, social and extracurricular activities - all while attempting to stay unruffled and chic. Women want tools...

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Ninis Samuel is the global director of mobile product marketing for Lenovo, and is responsible for helping bring Lenovo’s new Android tablets to the market. His love for movies makes him particularly proud of the IdeaPad K1 Tablet – here’s why. My day job is leading the product marketing of our Android tablets around the world, so you could say it’s part of my job to talk up our new family of tablets, including the IdeaPad K1 Tablet and our ThinkPad Tablet, both running Android Honeycomb 3.1. Honestly though, the movie buff inside me is even more excited and proud that Lenovo’s tablets are the first Android tablets certified for Netflix! The IdeaPad K1 is the first in our tablet family out of the gate. It is available now in the U.S and will be more widely sold in various retailers and online starting in August. Netflix comes with the first system update. When you turn on the K1 tablet, shortly after connecting it to WiFi, you should receive notifications to download a system update and install Netflix either immediately or within a day. Even better, you can go into your settings and proactively download and install the system update right away. It’s something I highly recommend everyone do when they first buy a unit because in addition to...

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