Archive for Jun 28, 2011

T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G Hands-On and Unboxing

T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G Hands-On and Unboxing

What I've had the pleasure of working with today is a neat new phone for T-Mobile called the Samsung Exhibit 4G. We have mentioned this device in the past but today we have a little hands-on time to show you this little thing of joy. Apparently I'm colorblind and call it pink in the video but it's more of a purple-violet color. What Samsung has delivered is a great mid-range Android phone for those that don't need the best and today I'll show you why.

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HP Offers $50 TouchPad Mail-In Rebate For Pre And Pixi Owners

HP Offers $50 TouchPad Mail-In Rebate For Pre And Pixi Owners

HP may be trying to make up for the upset they caused when they denied over-the-air updates for customers of older Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi, and Pixi Plus phones. Back in February when the company introduced webOS 3.0, they confirmed that phones older than the Pre 3 could not be upgraded. So now, it appears as a form of apology, HP is offering Pre and Pixi owners a special $50 mail-in rebate on the upcoming HP TouchPad tablet.

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T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

Google Talk and Apple FaceTime both offer nice video calling services, but they differ in that FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection to work. Google's offering was more ideal, but it didn't quite pan out for T-Mobile customers. Since its launch back in May, Nexus S owners with the carrier have not been able to video chat over the cellular network. Well, that has changed today.

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What Google+, Circles, Sparks, and Huddle will Mean for Me and You

What Google+, Circles, Sparks, and Huddle will Mean for Me and You

Dear Google, you've been ever so kind in allowing me to keep all of my stuff in one place with Gmail. I had a tough time trusting you back when Gmail became a reality and I was so used to using my PC computer and the horrifyingly ancient desktop-based email client therein. But I learned, I learned quite well, and now I know that you are the true holders of all the keys. Today you've announced a program called Google+, this encapsulating several elements including Circles and Huddle as well. It's a social networking web of ideas and elements that's set to change the way we work with Google and with each other - will you ensnare me again?

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Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Labs released an experimental web app today called Swiffy that lets developers convert Adobe Flash SWF files to HTML 5. Apple is well known for not supporting Flash in favor of HTML 5, which has made Flash content inaccessible to iOS users. This move by Google is a bit surprising since the search giant has a deal with Adobe to support Flash and even offer the plugin preloaded with its Chrome OS.

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Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Rovio has been busy developing a new location-based feature for its immensely popular Angry Birds game. The new game format called Angry Birds Magic will have real-world tie-ins that let users unlock extra game content depending on where they're physically located. Today, we find out that the lucky users of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-readers will be the very first to try out Angry Birds Magic.

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SlashGear 101: What is Google+, Circles, Huddle?

SlashGear 101: What is Google+, Circles, Huddle?

Despite various failed attempts in the past, Google is taking another stab at creating a social platform to rival Facebook. Their latest creation is called Google+ and it hopes to bring the "nuance and richness" of real-life sharing and connections to our online world. Unlike Facebook, where all your connections are simply deemed as "friends" and the tools provided for making connections and sharing are very rigid, Google+ will allow for greater flexibility and customization.

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Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 Tablets hands-on [Video]

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 Tablets hands-on [Video]

With the iPad dominant in both market- and mind-share, it takes something special to distract from Apple's all-conquering slate. Archos reckons it has the answer with the 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablets, a pair of low-cost models announced last week and priced from just $279 despite a 1.5GHz TI dual-core OMAP4 processor. SlashGear grabbed some hands-on time with the two slates today, to see if they lived up to their lofty aspirations.

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MySpace Heads To The Bargain Bin, Low $20-30M Bids

MySpace Heads To The Bargain Bin, Low $20-30M Bids

Ever since Facebook began picking up steam, MySpace steadily shrunk in popularity. Almost 50 percent of the MySpace staff have recently been laid off and now the site is up for sale. News Corp purchased MySpace back in 2005 for a whopping $600 million, but the latest bids for the site are coming in between only $20 to $30 million.

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Ms. Splosion Man Releasing Early on July 13th!

Ms. Splosion Man Releasing Early on July 13th!

Joy un-2 the new year! We're getting Ms. Splosion Man earlier than we expected! This game which we've scantly spoken of since back in December was originally slated for sometime in the Fall of 2011. Now we've got word that it's coming out in July - what a winner! This game, as it was originally noted to be, will come out on Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and is the direct sequel to the 2009 classic Splosion Man - get ready to Splode!

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