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Michael Crider writes primarily for Android Community and covers Windows for SlashGear. A native-born Texan, Michael's previous careers include graphic design, TV and movie blogging and technical writing. You can follow him on Twitter (@MichaelCrider ) and Google+ for geeky insights on sci-fi, detective noir and Big Band music.

ASUS PadFone unboxed in Taiwan

ASUS PadFone unboxed in Taiwan

We've been waiting patiently for what seems like years to get our hands on ASUS' smartphone/tablet/netbook hybrid PadFone, and if you're currently in Taiwan you can put your money down for one right now. That's just what Netbook News did, along with the additional keyboard dock and Bluetooth headset-stylus combo, and they were kind enough to post a few minutes of gadget porn for the rest of the Internet to enjoy. Check the video after the break.

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Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

The Xbox has always been pretty Internet-focused, but over its lifetime the Xbox 360 has become the media and social hub that Microsoft dreamed of in the early 2000s. There's just one thing missing: a real web experience. According to unsubstantiated claims from The Verge, the company is planning on bringing the ubiquitous Internet Explorer to the Xbox 360, adding it to the apps, television, streaming movies and music, and social functions already in place.

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Google planning Game Center competitor for Android

Google planning Game Center competitor for Android

Apple fans have enjoyed the Game Center in iOS for about a year and a half, and it's only cemented Apple's lead on Android in the mobile gaming market. According to Business Insider, Google is planning to even the score with its own centralized gaming network for Android some time soon. The source is anonymous, so take the news with a grain of salt, but it would certainly be a boon to Android's game developers.

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Assassin’s Creed III gameplay trailer released

Assassin’s Creed III gameplay trailer released

Ubisoft's blockbuster running, jumping and stabbing franchise Assassin's Creed has been stuck in Renaissance-era Italy for the last three games, but it's making a big change with its next installment. Assassin''s Creed III shifts the stage to the American Revolution, and in doing so has reignited excitement among sneaky gamers. The latest trailer shows off the first gameplay as protagonist Connor Kenway literally hunts down his targets.

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Samsung: PenTile keeps you happy for longer

Samsung: PenTile keeps you happy for longer

There's something of a spat among display enthusiasts, and not just the fans themselves: Samsung and LG have been tacitly one-upping each other over the screens in their smartphones for the last year. As videophiles are all too eager to point out, the PenTile pixel matrix that Samsung uses in most of its Super AMOLED screens is technically less sharp and dense than comparable LCD screens. In a discussion at CTIA in New Orleans, Samsung marketing manager (and regular SlashGear contributor) Philip Berne defended Samsung's choices, noting that PenTile AMOLED screens last longer than standard counterparts.

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T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

Verizon's proposed purchase of $3.9 billion worth of US wireless spectrum formerly reserved for over-the-air cable broadcasts is not sitting well with competitor T-Mobile, as they've said before. Today T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm made it clear in no uncertain terms that the company wasn't interested in the bands that Verizon proposed to sell as a concession for its acquisition of prime wireless real estate in the AWS spectrum. Humm has already met with the FCC to express his displeasure.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up

NVIDIA revealed its latest GPU today, and even if the GeForce GTX 670 isn't technically the greatest (that honor goes to its dual-GPU big brother the 690) reviews across the board are generally positive. The reference card should put prices in the $400 range, about a hundred bucks less than the GTX 680 and considerably more justifiable for the PC gamer on a budget. Take a look at the opinions of the major gaming and hardware resources after the break.

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Nokia 808 PureView says “Enhance!” in new video

Nokia 808 PureView says “Enhance!” in new video

We've all seen it - the police department/spy agency/starship captain needs to see greater detail when viewing a static image, so a leading actor yells "Enhance that!" and relies on Hollywood magic to instantly grant a crystal clear view of the perpetrator. You can check out a brilliant compilation of these movie and TV moments here. But with Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone and its mind-boggling 41-megapixel camera, all those cheesy scenes suddenly seem more plausible, as a Brazilian Nokia blog found out.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled

Samsung's Galaxy S II Skyrocket was arguably the best Android phone on AT&T, right up until the HTC One X was released this weekend. The company had planned a successor to the phone, the Skyrocket HD, which would bump the phone's 4.65-inch screen screen up to a full 1280x720 resolution. But speaking to reporters at CTIA in New Orleans, Samsung marketing director Ryan Bidan said that the phone had been cancelled, giving the new Galaxy S III's greater specifications as the reason.

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