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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

This past week's Google I/O developer conference brought lots of Google news involving Android, Google Music Beta, Google TV, Android Market, and Chromebooks. The keynotes for both days of the event were live casted, but just in case you weren't following along, we've highlighted them again. Various bits of news and videos were released this week from manufacturers Samsung, LG, and HTC, while a surprise announcement came late Saturday from Sony announcing that they've begun restoring the PlayStation Network.

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Viewsonic GTablet sales yank blamed on Android/Tegra/Flash “user experience”

Viewsonic GTablet sales yank blamed on Android/Tegra/Flash “user experience”

Viewsonic has blamed underbaked Android support for large-screen devices like its 10.1-inch GTablet, an unoptimized Adobe Flash plugin and issued getting its custom UI working properly with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset for the poor "user experience" reported by early adopters. Having seen the Android 2.2 Froyo GTablet pulled from Staples this weekend over what the retailer described as a "manufacturing defect", Viewsonic is arguing that in fact simple software updates will address the issues.

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The Daily Slash: November 26 2010

The Daily Slash: November 26 2010

Hello all you shoppers and non-shoppers. Today, like all days surrounding a major US holiday, was a day of mixed news. Not mixed in the way of good and bad, but mixed in the way of one thing being basically nothing like the next! As I said this morning, the tablet wave is really gaining speed, quite a few of the posts today ending up being tablet or tablet related. We've got reviews of both the TV top box Logitech Revue and the Nokia C6-01 smartphone - all this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 26 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 26 2010

It's the start of another wild, weird, and wacky day, with news coming in from Japan that Darth Vader is acting as spokesman for Android, pointing at you, demanding that you buy! If you'd like to escape his grasp, but would still love a nice drink in a Google-positive environment, you can head over to the new Android-themed bar, also in Japan. Then you're going to see a real concentration of tablet-related news. The wave has really started to condense, everyone trying to chew off a piece of the one-sided hunk market that's very much alive and wild this holiday season. Sit home instead of battling it out in the streets, stay warm, stay full of turkey, and drink lots of cider today with SlashGear Morning Wrap-up.

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5 New Downloadable Games Available from Nintendo Today

5 New Downloadable Games Available from Nintendo Today

Today Nintendo announces five additions to it's downloadable game collection including WiiWare games "Gods vs Humans" and "Mix Superstar" as well as DSiWare titles "GO Series Pinball Attack!," "Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine," and "Discolight." These titles were released at 9 AM Pacific time today, and you can expect new titles at both the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel every Monday at the same time available for purchase by redeeming Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points, each of those attainable at the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively.

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Microsoft admits tablets are cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft admits tablets are cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft has publicly admitted that tablets are cannibalizing netbooks, finally agreeing with what analysts, pundits and the general public have been saying for the past twelve months. SeattlePI sat down with Microsoft's general manager for Windows product management, Gavriella Schuster, who confirmed that netbooks are "definitely getting cannibalized."

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Five Xbox 360 Kinect games announced for 2011

Five Xbox 360 Kinect games announced for 2011

Microsoft has announced five new, exclusive games for Xbox 360 that will work with the console's upcoming Kinect motion gaming system.  The titles - “Steel Battalion Heavy Armor” (Capcom), “Rise of Nightmares” (SEGA), “codename D” (Grasshopper Manufacture), “Haunt” (NanaOn-Sha) and “Project Draco” (Grounding) - all debuted at the Tokyo Game Show 2010; they're expected to arrive sometime in 2011.

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