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Apple TV will become games console predicts analyst

Apple TV will become games console predicts analyst

For a "hobby" project, we certainly seem to be talking about Apple TV a lot lately.  Even before the new Boxee Beta landed on the set-top box, Apple were decrying plans to integrate the Apple TV into a full HDTV; instead, reckons at least one analyst, they're intending to develop it into a "serious gaming" platform.  According to Michael Patcher, at Webush Morgan Securities, the obvious path for Apple to take is into gaming hardware, albeit relying on third-party developers for actual titles.

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Apple Tablet hype continues: Calacanis “beta tester” says 2-3hr battery

Apple Tablet hype continues: Calacanis “beta tester” says 2-3hr battery

With the Apple event kicking off in a matter of hours and - all things expected - the iPad tablet issue finally put to rest, do we have time for a few more quick rumors?  Jason Calacanis, a guy with a pretty solid tech reputation, has been tweeting about his hands-on experience as an Apple tablet beta-tester; Calacanis claims to have been playing with the tablet for two weeks now, that it has an integrated HDTV tuner and PVR, wireless keyboard and monitor connectivity, front and rear camera functionality and integrated 3G with support for both Verizon and AT&T.  Unfortunately there's also a sting in the tail: the apparent battery life of the tablet.

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Imagination Technologies POWERVR SGX545 to be Apple iSlate’s GPU?

Imagination Technologies POWERVR SGX545 to be Apple iSlate’s GPU?

When one of your significant investors is Apple and the world is waiting anxiously for an HD media capable iSlate, you can pretty much expect your new graphics core announcement to be jumped on.  Imagination Technologies have unveiled their POWERVR SGX545 (we can only assume the all-caps just means MORE POWER) graphics core, which supports DirectX10.1, OpenGL ES 2.x, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0 for 3D acceleration, HD media and general purpose crunching.  Apple already use lesser versions of the chipset range in their latest iPhone 3GS and iPod touch.

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Apple’s 27-inch iMac review

Apple’s 27-inch iMac review

It's the biggest all-in-one Apple have ever offered, not to mention the fastest and most media-centric, and it's pretty much guaranteed to hypnotize anybody wandering into their local Apple Store. The hyperbole practically writes itself, but at the end of the day is the 27-inch Apple iMac more than just a desktop trophy? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple TV touchscreen remote leaks?

Apple TV touchscreen remote leaks?

Salt at the ready - and you'll need a pretty big handful this time around - because according to the Boy Genius Reports' tipster you're looking at a "product mockup that may coincide with the launch of a revised Apple TV".  If you reckon it looks like a touchscreen remote control then you're not alone.

The device - about which little is known - does show a Safari option, which has led to suggestions that it could be a WiFi tablet in its own right.  Alternatively, if it really is a true companion device to the refreshed Apple TV, it could be a trigger to loading Safari on the mediaplayer, with the remote then working as a touchscreen keyboard and mouse pad to control browsing on your HDTV.

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Apple Let’s Rock Event – SlashGear Summary

Apple Let’s Rock Event – SlashGear Summary

As expected, Apple's Let's Rock event this morning was decidedly focused on music, with updates to iTunes, the iPod nano and the iPod touch taking center stage.  Most significant change comes in the freshly-slimmed iPod nano: it's the thinnest iPod to date, despite the 8GB and new 16GB sizes, with a curved metal and glass casing and new, longer display.  Inside, Apple have borrowed the accelerometer technology from the iPhone and iPod touch to bring slick transitions from portrait to landscape mode.  More details about the new iPod nano here.

You can find more details, video, plus the full Live Blog transcript, after the cut

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here again, but before we dive in, we need to recap the day's news. First and foremost, our review of the HTC DROID DNA went live just a little while ago, so if you've been thinking of picking that phone up, be sure to have a look at our review to see what we think of it! We found out today that Apple and Samsung have been permitted to add new devices to their lawsuit, so expect Samsung to go after the iPhone 5 while Apple tries to collect damages on a number of Samsung devices. Speaking of Samsung, the company is rumored to show off a new handset with a 5-inch 1080p display at CES, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for that.

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