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Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

If you track this story all the way back to the source, you might find the actual factual bits to be less than brick solid, but just like the codename on which this Android-based Siri opponent is based, the reality of the situation might be much less important than what COULD be should the future unfold how this story reads. What we're to understand here is that Google's propensity to select much better codenames than the manufacturers who create phones based on their mobile OS Android continues here with "Majel," a voice controlled assistant made to compete against Apple's iPhone 4S-based Siri. Majel is short for Majel Barrett, both Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's wife and the voice of the computer on the starship Enterprise*.

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Microsoft Windows 8 App Store reveal imminent

Microsoft Windows 8 App Store reveal imminent

Microsoft is expected to reveal its Windows 8 app store plans this week, detailing how it will challenge Apple's thriving third-party download ecosystem with its new breed of notebooks, desktops and tablets. The unveil will come at an event on Tuesday, Fox News reports, and is expected to offer free and paid apps along with trial versions and in-app payment systems, just as on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 23 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 23 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. With Computex 2011 going on there were all sorts of new gadgets and other gear being unveiled at the show and lots more going on during the week. Monday we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S II had sold 1 million units in Korea. That number is a record and it took the original Galaxy S 70 days to sell a million units. The Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D went official early in the week with a 7-inch screen and support for 3D with no glasses. The tablet's 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Monday we put up our review of the HTC Flyer WiFi tablet. We figure that the tablet will win over many people that want something smaller than the iPad with a pen stylus. Monday reports came in that a third worker had died from injuries sustained in the explosion at the Foxconn plant in China. The explosion is thought to be the result of combustible aluminum dust but the investigation is ongoing.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

First let us tell you of three rather important points from the Android Community side of the world today - first, the Nexus S and Nexus One Gingerbread 2.3.3 updates are going out OTA right this moment, then, take a peek at two bootloader points: Motorola XOOM Has Bootloader That’s Both Unlockable and Relockable and Atrix bootloader gets totally locked down. Awesome and harsh! Then have a look at some of the biggest fattest news you'll ever want to hear at a time like this as far as Apple goes: New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding, hooray! Grab yourself the first big update to Windows 7 since its launch, and have another look at Intel Light Peak [Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors].

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The Daily Slash: February 4, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 4, 2011

First, see for yourself the release dates for both the Motorola XOOM and HTC ThunderBolt. Then, grab yourself a wish from Android Community for a Happy Chinese Android New Year! See the winner of our big fat SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV Giveaway! Grab a glimpse of Angry Birds newest expansion “Hogs and Kisses!” Decide for yourself if the "backdoor" into Google's new browser-based Android Marketplace is really something to be frightened of. Finally, and definitely not least of all, we're looking for new workers over on Android Community! If you think you've got what it takes, check out the Android Community Wants Workers post! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

Happy New Year! What a final day it's been here on the R3 Network! Philip Berne whips up a column with what must be one of my favorite column titles of 2010: The Cat’s In the Cradle and the PS3. Rally with us as we try to click Google into fixing the Android SMS bug. Android Community wishes you a Happy New Year with a fun little story about streaming the Times Square ball drop, and finally, BEHOLD as Chris Davies does an epic final post of the year: SlashGear’s 2010 Wrap-Up! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash - HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US HERE ON THE R3 NETWORK!

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 44 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 44 2010

Hey gang, welcome back to another installment of the SlashGear Week in Review. The Samsung Galaxy Tab hit the UK this week starting at £99.99 with a new contract or £529.99 sans contract. The 7-inch slate is expected to sell well all around the world. Logitech unveiled a really cool keyboard this week that is a first for the company and the market. The keyboard is called the Wireless Solar keyboard K750 and gets the power to operate from the sun or the light in your room.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Monday we found out that the Samsung Galaxy Tab would cost in the area of $200 to $400 depending on subsidies from wireless carriers. We can assume that the Galaxy Tab will cost on the higher end of that range. Later in the day on Monday the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Germany surfaced via Amazon. The price of the Tab sans contract was listed at €799 or about $1,030 here in the States.

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The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

It's Wednesday. And interestingly enough, we're probably not the only ones considering today "the day before." The day before what? Well, it's the day before we get to fire up our legendary, homegrown liveblogging system again. We'll be at the iPhone OS 4.0 event, and hopefully you'll join us as we detail what's going down with the latest software update from Cupertino. Until then, we've got tonight's Daily Slash. As we go forth, we'll look into the best of the best in the R3 Media's network. And in the dredge net, we've got the most notorious eReader rumored to make a retail appearance soon, and we have Nintendo telling the world that the iPad isn't for gaming. Then we've got lightsabers that will save your from the dark. And finally, a cellphone that goes way out of its way to be ridiculous.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 2 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 2 2010

The week of CES each year is a week that geeks in the industry and geek consumers look forward too with glee. At the same time those of us who have been to the show have to temper the gadget lust we get going into the show with the knowledge that his is one of the most grueling weeks of the year to be a pro geek. Just look at the number of new items announced this week; it was hard to even whittle the list down to some of the coolest gear of the week for our second week in review of 2010.

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Palm Pixie (aka Eos) confirmed in Pre webOS ROM leak

Palm Pixie (aka Eos) confirmed in Pre webOS ROM leak

Palm's "webOS Reset Doctor", the tool intended to be used to reflash broken or bricked Palm Pre handsets, has leaked, and with it the full webOS ROM.  Intended only for internal use, the ROM has already been cracked over in the PreCentral forums, and it's throwing up not only some interesting tidbits about Palm's intentions for the Pre but about the rumored Eos second device said to be launching later this year.

Mention has been found in the code of both "castle", assumed to be the Pre's internal codename, and "pixie", which has previously been tipped as the codename for the Eos.  Palm have never hidden the fact that the Pre is to be the first device of many to use webOS, but the presence of "pixie" in this first-gen code does seem to suggest that the handset is set to arrive sooner rather than later.

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