Archive for May 31, 2013

ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

The company known as Organic Transit has made an effort this year to show off a vehicle known as ELF, letting it be seen for the first time at the international technology trade fair known as CeBIT. This machine is made to fill a previously un-touched niche between car and bicycle, made to work with users hoping to make their short commutes as easy as possible.

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HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

While the HTC One appears as a Google Edition and rumors persist of a Verizon model popping up soon, an image has appeared today that suggests an "M4" model might not be far behind. While the HTC One is part of a hero smartphone strategy that has HTC fulfilling their aim to centralize their aim in one ideal design, the M4 has appeared in system code and here, today, as a fully realized model - albeit in a blurry photo, too.

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Xbox One E3 event won’t focus on TV

Xbox One E3 event won’t focus on TV

Microsoft talked about the television capabilities of the Xbox One during the console's unveiling last week, and there weren't that many games shown off, putting fear into many Xbox loyalists that Microsoft was focusing more television and home entertainment rather than the console's main purpose. However, when the company discusses the Xbox One at E3, TV talk will be off the table.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled several high-powered graphics cards to advance the world of desktop gaming, the tiniest of these being the GeForce GTX 700M notebook GPU. A family of four cards is being shown here, each of them with a slightly different build for different kinds of gaming setups. The builds of the devices coming with NVIDIA's technology inside as part of this next wave of gaming notebooks will be small, too - dashing the past in which "big and heavy" were required in order to have enough power to speak of in a "gaming laptop".

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White Nexus 4 heads to T-Mobile officially

White Nexus 4 heads to T-Mobile officially

Though the original black version of the Google Nexus 4 has been available from T-Mobile for a number of weeks, the white version will be hitting the carrier soon. This machine will be bringing with it the same innards and features as the original Nexus 4, but here carries with it a bit more hard plastic a rim - in white - and a white back as well. This color will join the black version, not replace it, at T-Mobile locations nationwide. UPDATE: Per T-Mobile: The White Nexus 4 will be available online only, and will also be available only for a limited time - keep that in mind!

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FBI ordered to return confiscated hard drives to Kim Dotcom

FBI ordered to return confiscated hard drives to Kim Dotcom

It's been quite the journey for Mega founder Kim Dotcom, but it seems like things are slowly coming to a conclusion. The High Court of New Zealand has ordered the FBI to return confiscated hard drives that were taken from Dotcom's home when it was initially raided last year. They have also ordered the US government to destroy all copies that they might have archived.

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What’s inside Motorola’s digital tattoo?

What’s inside Motorola’s digital tattoo?

Motorola dropped some jaws this week, when Advanced Technology and Projects Group chief Regina Dugan revealed the company's tinkering on digital tattoos, week-long implanted electronics that could free you from the tyranny of remembering passwords. Dugan - a former DARPA head - described the tattoo as perfect for a wearables market targeting users that don't actually bother wearing watches any more, instead turning the body into a walking authentication token. She also namechecked mc10, a company not unfamiliar to SlashGear, as the brains behind the flexible tattoo-tech, but just what's inside?

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ASRock M8 gaming PC appears with BMW design cred

ASRock M8 gaming PC appears with BMW design cred

The last time we saw BMW get into the gaming PC market was way back in 2009 with the Thermaltake Level 10 case. It was certainly a beauty, and something that we've quite never seen before. However, BMW is back again with something new, and it's a complete gaming PC for ASRock. It's called the M8, and it's different from the Level 10 in the sense that it actually looks like a traditional gaming PC this time around, but it comes with some unique features.

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Samsung tipped to bring big.LITTLE ARM power to Chromebook

Samsung tipped to bring big.LITTLE ARM power to Chromebook

With the Samsung GALAXY S 4 in consumer hands internationally, fully stocked with Exynos OctaCore processors, so too has a new Chromebook been tipped with the same technology. While the big.LITTLE ARM processor architecture suggested for this next-generation machine has been implemented on the GALAXY S 4 (the international edition, that is) for a split between obvious "big" and "little" tasks, its usage in Chrome may be a bit less obvious. This device could very well be introduced at the June event teased by Samsung as well.

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