Archive for March, 2013

Ford Winter Technology Drive in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Ford Winter Technology Drive in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Watch the commercials and you'd assume all cars are only designed for long, sweeping roads on scenic mountain routes and by sun-blessed beaches. As plenty of drivers have discovered this winter, however, snow, ice, and similarly treacherous conditions can make getting behind the wheel far more intimidating. SlashGear joined Ford in the cold of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, to see what good behavior we could coax from the Ford Escape, Fusion, and Explorer Sport when the conditions get bad.

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HTC “Facebook phone” Android software integration tipped

HTC “Facebook phone” Android software integration tipped

When the original Facebook phone was introduced, it was created by HTC, and it certainly didn't do very well on the market. With both the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha having been released and selling so few units that they didn't warrant a follow-up in the many, many quarters that followed, it doesn't seem very logical that the social network and the manufacturer would want to create such an amalgamation again. And it's not as if HTC is swimming in cash at the moment, either.

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AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

GDC 2013 has been pretty eventful all week long, and a lot of announcements have been made on new hardware and video games. However, AMD made an appearance but didn't quite announce anything, but they did tease their new Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, which has unofficially been out on the market from a few third-party vendors, but AMD has never made it official.

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Weekend Watching: 1985 “Computer Chronicles” discusses the all-new Macintosh

Weekend Watching: 1985 “Computer Chronicles” discusses the all-new Macintosh

Back when Apple's first Macintosh computer was introduced, there was an explosion of interest from not just geeks and nerds, but "the rest of us" too - that's what this television program explores. What you're about to see is an episode of the legendary Computer Chronicles, a show here dug up from the archives by Wired for your enjoyment. This episode goes by the name "MACINTOSH", was directed by NICHOLS, and is program number 210, and is approximately 29:03 in length - there's even a countdown beeper before it begins!

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Temporarily disabling Gmail’s new compose window: here’s how

Temporarily disabling Gmail’s new compose window: here’s how

We all hate change -- that's an evolutionary fact. We're all programmed to develop habits, and when those habits are interrupted, our bodies tend to not like that. However, change is a part of life, and eventually we adapt to various changes, but some people may not want to give them up just yet. If you don't like Gmail's new pop-up compose window, you can actually disable it temporarily.

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Steam to come pre-loaded on Razer Edge

Steam to come pre-loaded on Razer Edge

Though it's not entirely difficult to go ahead and download the software for yourself from your friendly internet browser window, gaming environment Steam will be coming to the Razer Edge gaming tablet built-in, right out of the box. This is a significant move by both the folks at Razer and the members of Valve that've agreed to push their Steam app to the hardware right out of the box as it's the first time said software will have done such a thing.

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2014 Corvette Stingray: GM talks authentic design

2014 Corvette Stingray: GM talks authentic design

The opportunity to design a new, next-generation Corvette doesn't come along too often, particularly when it's the iconic Stingray, and so GM has wasted no chances in putting together a car that demands performance benefits from every aesthetic decision. SlashGear caught up with GM at the New York International Auto Show to take a look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible and talk authentic design - inside and out - with the execs responsible for guiding the changes in the new model.

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