Tablet shipments to surpass notebooks by 2016, says NPD

That tablet in your hand could soon become the most popular mobile device sold — even the ubiquitous notebook PC, new research finds. Shipments of tablets — exemplified by Apple’s iPad — will almost quadruple to 416 million units by 2016, up from the current 121 million units, the research firm NPD announced today.

Apple rumored to launch new Macbook Pros

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce new MacBook Pro laptops this week, based on stories leaking from retailers. The company may also use a new high-speed connection technology.