Slate tries to buck the paywall trend by focusing on membership

Instead of a paywall around its existing content, Slate is trying to convince its biggest fans to become members of a community — membership that will bring them additional benefits, including preferential access to writers and editors at the site. But will it be enough to move the revenue needle?

Acer’s Iconia W510: a $499 Windows 8 tablet with optional dock

Acer’s new Iconia W510 blends the tablet and laptop worlds with Windows 8 and an optional keyboard dock. The thin slate on its own starts at $499, but $749 doubles the flash storage and includes a keyboard dock with battery, providing 18 hours of runtime.

Video look at the useful $15 Blurex Nexus 7 case

Can a $15 tablet case really be any good? After just one day with the Blurex Ultra Slim case for Nexus 7, the answer is yes. Aside from protecting the tablet, it gives full access to all controls and offers three viewing angles in landscape.

VIDEO: First Look at the HTC Flyer Android Tablet

HTC’s Flyer recently landed in stores for $499. In this early look, you can see the hardware and the customized HTC Sense software, which is both good and bad. And in a video first, I actually test if the device fits in my back pants pocket.