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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 13, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks - just one day left to go before the weekend is here once again. Today we were finally given some actual details about the Wii U, and it's safe to say that anticipation is quite a bit higher now that we know it's release date and pricing. Nintendo started off early with pricing and release information for Japan, and later on in the day, gave us pricing and release date details for the US and European releases. We were also given a list of "launch window" titles for the Wii U, and we have to say - it looks pretty impressive.

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Woz weighs in on iPhone 5

Woz weighs in on iPhone 5

Many people are excited for the iPhone 5, but a day after the reveal of the new device, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his early opinion. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Wozniak said that he's "always excited" when a new iPhone is revealed, and there's one thing in particular he's hoping for with this latest iteration. Specifically, Wozniak hopes that the iPhone 5 will deliver better photo quality over the iPhone 4.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

We're back to Monday folks, but thankfully this particular Monday provided us with a lot of interesting news. Of course, Apple and Samsung's court battle is still raging on, with Samsung today claiming that Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence. Apple detailed the icons it accuses Samsung of ripping off, while Samsung made a case for the uniqueness of its handsets up on the stand. Samsung was looking pretty decent there for a while, until an expert Apple witness took the stand to say that the iPhone and the original Galaxy S were "substantially the same." Ouch.

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Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Apple co-founder and technology celebrity Steve Wozniak spoke last night at a monologue show by Mike Daisey, saying that he thought the next few years of cloud computing will be "horrendous." Letting the crowd of the show "The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs" know how he felt about the cloud trend in everything from music streaming to content storage, Woz wasn't shy about noting how worried he was about the future. Woz noted that considering what we've got in the so-called cloud already "there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

This week we're seeing quite a bit of news on the RIM front, mostly because the heads of the company have been vocal in the face of a possible incoming lawsuit that will be headed by angry investors - bits like We don't build phones in China and re-elections of the board are running wild. On a lighter note, you'll want to check out the kickstarter for Ouya if you've got a love for Android and video games - console style. There's a couple of new Motorola devices out there soon, too, the RAZR V for Canada and the ATRIX HD for AT&T in the USA.

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Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

One of the relatively few remaining Apple 1 Motherboards left intact on the market has reached a massive $374,500 USD in auction this week. This auction took the original 1976 conglomeration of components and set it up at Sotheby's where it was originally expected to sell for a price between $120,000-$180,000 USD. This auction was joined by an hand-written note from Steve Jobs which captured a thought written by the tech legend back when he worked for Atari.

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Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Sotheby's is getting ready to auction a Steve Jobs' memo on June 15 for as much as $15,000. The memo was written to Atari in 1974 when Jobs was 19 years old and employed by the company to work on game design. Jobs was reportedly forced to work at nights at Atari due to his clashes with colleagues.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to the end of the work week, the last full week of April. So what kind of news are we rounding out the week with? For starters, Mac App Store hits 10,000 apps: here's the best. Moving on, in the world of mobile there is a new update in the world of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Verizon roadmap leak reveals ICS updates in May. And we also have some sobering news for American ingenuity - Kodak continues downward spiral, posts $366 million loss.

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Why I Wouldn’t Stand In An iPad Line (But Get Why Others Do)

Why I Wouldn’t Stand In An iPad Line (But Get Why Others Do)

As I sit here writing this on the day the new iPad has launched, I’m inundated with reports of people around the globe waiting in line outside Apple stores hoping against hope that they’ll get their hands on one of the iPhone maker’s highly sought-after tablets. Some folks -- including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- waited nearly 24 hours to get a new iPad, sleeping on sidewalks just for the chance to have it on launch day.

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HVAC stalwart Honeywell could’ve bested Nest decades ago

HVAC stalwart Honeywell could’ve bested Nest decades ago

It seems that one of the world's largest thermostat makers, Honeywell, had a learning unit quite a few years before the now-popular "Nest" did, and nixed it soon after its conception. Speaking with Honeywell's President of Environmental and Combustion Controls division miss Beth Wozniak, GigaOM's Katie Fehrenbacher found that Honeywell decided to drop the program because people wanted to control their temperature themselves. We must wonder if the folks at Nest will run into the same problem with everyday citizens when they release their product this year.

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