Archive for February, 2012

Apple iPad 3 event March 7 confirmed

Apple iPad 3 event March 7 confirmed

Apple has confirmed a press event on Wednesday, March 7, where we're expecting to see the iPad 3 make its official, and much-anticipated, debut. Rumored for the first week of March for some time now, the event will kick off at 10AM PST in San Francisco, and we'll be liveblogging it as usual! According to Apple's invite, "We have something you really have to see. And touch." Catch up with all the rumors and speculation around the new iPad after the cut.

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Google’s Hugo Barra: “Android is a real operating system”

Google’s Hugo Barra: “Android is a real operating system”

This week at MWC 2012, Eric Schmidt stood on stage with Hugo Barra, speaking about Chrome for mobile, a web browser that allows you to connect to your own profile. Barra took the opportunity to show off Chrome web browser on stage to show off the excellence of the browser in real time - fast as can be. He made sure to note that though this browser is working on a mobile platform, it's still Android, and as he says, it doesn't really matter that it's mobile because "Android is a real operating system."

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Google+ visitors spend average of three minutes per month

Google+ visitors spend average of three minutes per month

Among everyone who visited Google's nascent social network over the last few months, the average amount of time they spent there during the entire month was three minutes. Yeah, you read that right - three minutes out of the entire month. By comparison, those who visited Facebook spent an average of 405 minutes per month, or nearly seven hours.

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Sony PS VIta sales surpass 1.2 million units worldwide

Sony PS VIta sales surpass 1.2 million units worldwide

Sony's PlayStation Vita next-gen portable gaming console recently launched in the US and seems to be doing quite well, despite previously nose-diving sales numbers following its release in Japan. The company announced today that PS Vita sales have surpassed 1.2 million units worldwide. That's finally some good news for Sony, which has suffered an estimated $2.9 billion loss in revenue this past year.

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We’re Live at the MWC 2012 Keynote featuring Google

We’re Live at the MWC 2012 Keynote featuring Google

Android is dominating here at Mobile World Congress 2012, and that means Google's taking center stage for the bulk of the conference. In addition to their massive booth, the search giant also gets a keynote presentation all to itself, and it's starting in just under half an hour. SlashGear is here to bring the latest news - whatever that might be. Google's been pretty tight-lipped on the conference so far, though they might have some interesting surprises in store for us.

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Best Buy begins HTC One X pre-orders

Best Buy begins HTC One X pre-orders

HTC's new One X phone is the most sophisticated and technologically powerful phone by HTC yet (and HTC has put out some pretty monstrous phones). Because of that, Best Buy thinks customers will be all over it and has decided to already begin taking pre-orders for the device. You'll need to specifically ask a Best Buy employee for the pre-order, as it isn't advertised in the store.

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Quadcore iPad 3 LTE at NYC event next week tip sources [Updated]

Quadcore iPad 3 LTE at NYC event next week tip sources [Updated]

Apple's third-gen iPad will make its official debut at an event next week, according to new sources, lending further weight to earlier talk of a March 7 debut for the iPad 3. The information was reported by CNBC this morning; the company's sources have been more than brief, only indicating that the iPad 3 will indeed have 4G LTE and be revealed next week. Still, there are a few surprises: they also say it has a quadcore processor, rather than the dualcore we most recently heard whispers of, and Apple is supposedly bringing it out to play at an event in New York rather than its traditional San Francisco haunt.

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Will Apple snipe down Google’s Schmidt with iPad 3?

Will Apple snipe down Google’s Schmidt with iPad 3?

Google's Mobile World Congress keynote is set to kick off in just over an hour, with chairman Eric Schmidt expected to drop the latest Android tidbits; it also gives Apple the perfect opportunity to steal focus from its arch-rival with a well-timed event invite. Apple is widely expected to unveil its third-generation iPad at a March 7 event, just seven days away. If the company is true to form, that means we could expect press invites to hit inboxes as soon as this morning.

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