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Windows 8 hybrid-tablet maniaTablet-PC hybrids are all the rage this season for Windows 8, Obama displays a new dimension of tech cred, and Amazon halts sale of Kindle Fire.
Today's forecast calls for a downpour of hybrid tablets. Averaging -- and this is your CNET update. Next time you buy a computer it's time to consider a hybrid tablet. It's a tablet that comes with a full keyboard you could just snap on and off and it's exploding category issue with the release of windows eight. Just this week alone there's been several new models announced from all the big laptop brands and the last show I brought up the Sony -- -- -- eleven. But there's also Dell's XPS -- twelve that swivels to hide the keyboard. And the Dell XPS ten if it -- from the keyboard. HP and EXT tablet includes a full keyboard as well you can detach. And Samsung's got a new series I and seven -- and because windows eight is all about working with the touch screen. You'll also see full lap -- the touch screens like each piece Spector XT touch Smart. Announced that might be very practical EC at a stretch out your -- that touch screen just kinda moves back it mostly. So the president of the United States was on credit don't know if you've heard about it only took over Twitter all Wednesday afternoon crash the -- -- service with record traffic. He participated in -- ask me anything session where -- -- and writing questions. -- -- -- -- -- But it wasn't so much about -- -- seagate it was Obama showing he's in touch with technology and Internet culture by using read it as a promotion until. At and the questions he -- reference to -- me -- that reading is not bad. So Amazon made a big announcement that it sold out of the Kindle fire. -- really be sold out exactly one week before the press conference when they will announce the new version I. And that's funny how it works out Amazon not stupid. -- Sony announced at cheaper version of its music streaming service. It's -- a ten dollar monthly all you can listen to music service is now five dollar month option. But it doesn't work on mobile devices no mobile don't know that's gonna be a good seller. Lexmark will no longer be making jet printers it will focus more -- -- -- office products. At TomTom navigation app is coming to 800 in October no price -- yet have an Apple version costs around fifty dollars. And also in the mapping world Google Maps is making news first -- users will now be able to get turn by turn directions for bicycles. In the latest upgrade and it does is Google's -- -- exit tweak your own maps you can share your maps or -- your circles on the Google+ network when you're on a Mac just click shared posted that you're -- -- round that -- today for more on today's stories go to cnet.com slash update from our studios in New York Cambridge area.