Archive for May 28, 2011

Samsung Legal Department Demands to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

Samsung Legal Department Demands to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

Well THIS is a wild turn, a wild turn indeed! Samsung and Apple have been at battle for just about forever, this war leading up to the latest street fight in the courtroom. Apple declared their intent to sue Samsung over copyrights that it said were besmirched by Samsung, while Samsung in turn decided it would sue back. Next step was Samsung revealing their battle plan, and UH oh, Apple won early access to Samsung's phones/tablets! That's not the half of it. Now we find that Samsung is demanding to get early access to both the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3.

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PSN Breach or Not: I Don’t Like Online Gaming Anyway

PSN Breach or Not: I Don’t Like Online Gaming Anyway

When Sony’s PlayStation Network service was hacked in April and the company was forced to take it offline until earlier this month, there were many gamers out there that were upset to see it go. Those gamers had been playing online titles for quite some time on their PlayStation 3 devices, and if they didn’t have an Xbox 360, they didn’t have a worthwhile online-gaming experience to turn to.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review – To Play or Not to Play?

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review – To Play or Not to Play?

The Xperia Play is being touted as the "World's First PlayStation Certified Smartphone". Does that make it a good phone? Or even a good gaming system? We've been putting the phone through its paces. Sony Ericsson certainly has a great idea of adding a gaming pad to a mobile phone. Will it satisfy your mobile gaming needs, or leave you sad and depressed like a cold little puppy in the rain? Find out after the cut!

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AT&T Gets More FCC Questioning About T-Mobile Acquisition

AT&T Gets More FCC Questioning About T-Mobile Acquisition

When AT&T first submitted its pitch to the FCC on why it needed to buy T-Mobile, they're general theme was that it would be better for customers. They claimed that their current network would not be able to sustain the impending influx of smartphone data traffic and that the acquisition of T-Mobile would boost network coverage and build-out. Well, now the FCC has shot back its first round of questions for AT&T's response.

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SlashGear 101: What is Google Wallet?

SlashGear 101: What is Google Wallet?

You may not have heard much about Google Wallet, but it could have a very big impact on your future. It's also one of the most exciting announcements to come from Google. Even though you might guess Google Wallet helps you search for things in your actual wallet, you'd be quite wrong. If Google has their way, their Wallet would allow you to pay for almost anything by using your mobile phone. No sliding cards, no waiting for checks to clear, just a quick and easy way to transfer money. We'll let you know how this would actually take place, right after the break!

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No MGS5 at E3!

No MGS5 at E3!

The latest podcast from Kojima Productions has a segment where Hideo Kojima (creator of the Metal Gear Solid series and all around awesome guy) answers some simple yes and no questions. While the answers are short, the information is rather important! You can listen to the whole podcast here. Hideo gets interviewed at the 33:09 mark. Fair warning, it's in Japanese, but listen to it anyway. The interviewer's voice is hilarious and Hideo replies as fast as he can. Full translation after the break!

Concept art for MGS5 by artist jchaike.

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iPad 2 Touch Panels To Come From Chimei Innolux In June

iPad 2 Touch Panels To Come From Chimei Innolux In June

Despite the seeming abundance of iPad 2s in Apple Stores around the country thanks to the recent 2.0 revamp, the tablet is still struggling through supply issues. iPad 2 supplies around the globe have not been able to meet demand, with current ship times here in the states still at about one to two weeks. However, things may start to turn around as Apple works through its procurement process and adds new vendors.

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AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

Early last month we talked about AMD possibly heading into the tablet market, with announcements brewing up as Computex 2011 approaches. Well, it looks to be the case now that a massive multi-page company roadmap for AMD has been leaked. Currently, the company has its C-30 and C-50 chips aimed at the notebooks market that includes an iterated AMD Radeon graphics core capable of handling 3D graphics acceleration and 1080p video playback.

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Are We Really Ready For A PS4?

Are We Really Ready For A PS4?

It was a no brainer that Sony was already working on their next gen console, but it's nice to see it go from rumor to official. If you haven't heard, Sony had an investment meeting yesterday that confirmed the news. With Nintendo planning to announce their next gen console at E3, and Microsoft asking for next gen engineers back it March, it's nice to see Sony drop some hints. So it looks like the next generation of consoles is coming sooner rather than later. Should we be excited?

Concept image of what the PlayStation 4 could look like. Created by Tai Chiem.

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