Archive for Dec 28, 2009

Apple iSlate – Irrefutable evidence that’s the name of the new tablet

Apple iSlate – Irrefutable evidence that’s the name of the new tablet

Yes, it’s Christmas but this Apple rumor is too juicy to wait. It’s true; Apple’s tablet may indeed be called iSlate! MacRumors discovered via historical evidence that Apple purchased the domain name iSlate.com from Data Docket, Inc. in 2007. Mark Monitor manages domain names for many companies, including Apple. Even though the true identity of the domain name was set to private, there was a small window where Apple’s ownership info was exposed and then changed back a few weeks later. iSlate.com doesn’t point anywhere for now, but there are lots of speculations of Apple announcing a tablet early 2010.

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iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

So Steve Jobs is “extremely happy with the new tablet”.  That’s always good news with the Apple chief (he’s apparently already killed it off twice).   Furthermore, Apple is expected to make a major product announcement on Tuesday, January 26th in San Francisco (possibly called iSlate), and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has noted that “there is a 75 percent likelihood that Apple will have an event in January and a 50 percent chance that it will be held to launch the Apple Tablet”.  Apple shares today are currently up and have hit a record high.

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Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

Happy Holidays from SlashGear!

It's December 24th, and the SlashGear team are taking a break to spend some time with friends and family; we'll also be rubbing our hands together, wondering what shiny gadgets might be waiting under the tree.  We'd like to wish all of our readers a very Happy Holidays and all the best this festive season! 

We'll be back on December 28th bringing you the latest and greatest in consumer electronics, so until then enjoy the break and maybe let us know what tech you're hoping to unwrap over the next few days.

For DIYers and PC Gamers, GIGABYTE System Builder released by Futuremark

For DIYers and PC Gamers, GIGABYTE System Builder released by Futuremark

Most shoppers for a new PC face the dilemma of deciding how much to spend (especially in this economy) and what type of performance they should expect in return.  Known for its performance analysis software and services( for PCs and smartphones such as the the 3DMark benchmark suite), Futuremark, is attempting take the strenuous guesswork out of the process of purchasing a PC with the System Builder by Gigabyte online tool.

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