Archive for Jan 29, 2013

XBMC 12 Frodo now available with Android and Raspberry Pi support

XBMC 12 Frodo now available with Android and Raspberry Pi support

XBMC launched version 12.0 Frodo today, bringing a ton of new features and opening up support to more platforms this time around. The open-source media center software was previously in beta for quite some time, but now it's available to all, and it comes with a ton of new features that makes version 12 one of XBMC's biggest updates.

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iPad 5 photos appear with Mini aesthetics

iPad 5 photos appear with Mini aesthetics

Today we've seen confirmation of the iPad 4 being released with a newly massive amount of internal storage as well as, here and now, a new case for the up and coming iPad 5. The "confirmation" bit on the iPad 5 case we're seeing here is more of an assurance from the source which we can't independently confirm, but whose photos imply what's expected either way - a case that matches the iPad mini. With the iPad 5 hitting some time this year and the newly massive iPad 4 being shown today, we must expect that this fifth generation 9.7-inch (standard iPad size) display-toting machine will be appearing closer to October of this year than the previously suggested March.

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SimCity for Mac arriving in spring 2013

SimCity for Mac arriving in spring 2013

SimCity is just about a month away, arriving on PC March 5 in the US, with a Europe release on March 8. However, this is Windows only, but developer Maxis announced that the release date for Mac is planned for sometime this spring. The company also notes that both Mac and Windows players will be able play co-op together on the same maps.

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HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

One of the most-hacked smartphones in the history of the mobile universe, the HTC HD2, is continuing to get its guts spun as Windows RT (tablet Windows 8) gets pushed to it with full-screen metro-style apps! This hack is a continuation of a project being run by @CotullaCode as mentioned a few weeks ago right here on SlashGear. This smartphone originally ran Windows Phone 6.5 and has since been hacked to run Android, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, and even oddities such as First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE.

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Google donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to UK students

Google donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to UK students

Google and Raspberry Pi announced today that the search giant is granting money to the team behind the Raspberry Pi computer in order to donate 15,000 of them to schoolchildren all over the UK. The mini computers will be used to teach students how to write computer programs. Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton traveled to Cambridge to donate the first batch of computers to a classroom of 12-year-old students.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 29, 2013

This morning it's all about the next generation of productivity with the release of Office 2013 as well os Office 365 for online excellence. We've got a review of Office 365 Home Premium and are pumped up about the future of cloud connectivity right this minute! There's been an announcement of an HTC event hitting NYC on the 19th of February that we'll certainly be at and Verizon has revealed a brand new $20 LTE mobile hotspot by the name of Jetpack MiFi 5510L.

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Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

The classic board game Stratego is hitting more platforms today. Developed by Keesing Games, the popular strategy board game by Royal Jumbo is now available on the iPad, Facebook, or through a web browser (Stratego.com). Both the Facebook and web browser versions are free to play, but the developers are charging a hefty $6.99 for the iPad version.

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Office 365 Home Premium Review

Office 365 Home Premium Review

This week the folks at Microsoft have introduced Office 2013 to the universe, complete with a cloud-connected user experience that takes the central word processing and document experience into the future. You'll be asked to work with SkyDrive as well as the full Office 365 package to store your files online at all times right out of the box - you don't have to, but the process you're working with here essentially says, "why not?"

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HTC confirms February 19 event: HTC M7 incoming?

HTC confirms February 19 event: HTC M7 incoming?

HTC has sent out invites for a press event on Tuesday, February 19, to be held in New York City, for what's presumably to be the official debut of the much-rumored HTC M7. The invite doesn't drop any particular clues about what the event may be covering, but given the hype-machine has been chattering about a new 1080p Full HD flagship smartphone for some time now, it doesn't take much to guess what the star of the show will be.

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GameStick final design and docking station unveiled

GameStick final design and docking station unveiled

The GameStick is the newest in a line of Kickstarter success stories, and the company is working overtime to get the design of the new portable Android-powered gaming console just right. And thanks to all of the backers who submitted feedback, the final design of the GameStick controller has been unveiled, as well as new docking station to go along with it.

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DARPA unveils 1.8-gigapixel drone camera, can target hostiles at 20,000 feet

DARPA unveils 1.8-gigapixel drone camera, can target hostiles at 20,000 feet

Watch out, kids, because surveillance drones are about to get an upgrade. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have developed what's called the Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS), and it's said to be the most advanced surveillance system in the sky with a price tag of $18.5 million for the program.

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Office 365 goes live

Office 365 goes live

Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium has gone up for sale, with the cloud-centric productivity suite launching in 162 markets ahead of its business counter part's arrival next month. The new subscription-based Office Home Premium version is priced at $99.99 per year for use on five computers - including PCs, Macs, and Windows tablets - and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, together with an extra chunk of SkyDrive storage.

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