Archive for January, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today was RIM's big day, as it rebranded itself as BlackBerry and launched the latest version of its mobile OS, BlackBerry 10. We were there at the launch event to take it all in and get some hands-on time with the new handsets the company has introduced, and you can catch all of the news from the show in our BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up. Be sure to read through the hands-on posts, because it seems that BlackBerry is doing some interesting things with its new phone.

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T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

New Orleans is going to be exciting place in February, with the Super Bowl coming up in a few days and Mardi Gras coming a couple weeks later. The city will be inundated with people, most of whom will be wielding smartphones, a fair number of which will probably be T-Mobile customers. In preparation, the carrier has given its 4G in the region a boost, ensuring more customers can access and utilize the network.

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Electronic Arts Q3 2013 report sees revenue on the decline

Electronic Arts Q3 2013 report sees revenue on the decline

Like a number of other companies, Electronic Arts is delivering quarterly financial results today. The report we're seeing shows the results for EA's fiscal Q3 2013, and things could be a bit better for the company. The company is reporting a non-GAAP revenue of $1.18 billion, which came in below the company's guidance of $1.25 billion to $1.35 billion and was down from the year-ago quarter's revenue of $1.65 billion.

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Acer Iconia W510 Review

Acer Iconia W510 Review

This week we're having a look at the Acer Iconia W500 series, specifically in the model tagged Iconia W510-1422 with full Windows 8 and multiple modes of computing action. This machine works as a tablet, as a notebook with its keyboard dock (in the box with this model), and with 295 degrees of twist in its hinge - a third "presentation" mode, complete with the extra battery power of the dock in-tact. This machine takes full Windows 8 to the tablet universe with a rather solid setup and a base cost of right around $750 USD - if that sounds like a deal to you, make with the tapping.

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2014 KIA Forte test drive: luxury features in a compact sedan

2014 KIA Forte test drive: luxury features in a compact sedan

The all-new redesigned 2014 KIA Forte made its debut at the LA Auto Show, and this week we were lucky enough to get up close and personal with the new driving machine for the KIA First Drive event. With tons of new features not seen before in the compact Sedan segment, new trim options, a sleek design and new FlexSteer handling modes this car surely brings handling and luxury prowess to the price point. Read on for details on their UVO infotainment system and more from our first hand experience below.

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Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

This week the folks at Qualcomm have revealed earnings for their fiscal Q1 of 2013, offering rather positive news for shareholders: a better outlook for the rest of the year than previously expected. With announcements of the new Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors earlier this month, Qualcomm has revealed that they're now in a position that's ripe for growth throughout the upcoming year: "We are pleased to be raising our revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2013."

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Zynga’s chief game designer leaving company after almost 4 years

Zynga’s chief game designer leaving company after almost 4 years

It's no surprise that Zynga has been struggling recently. They shut down 11 of their games and even closed their Japan studio, as well as their Boston location, so it makes sense that employees are on edge as far as where they stand with unemployment, and many people are getting out of there before even more hellstorms start up, including the company's chief game designer, Brian Reynolds.

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