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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

This weekend seems to have been all about one video, the one that you really need to watch if you've not seen it already: the one with the guy shooting a laptop full of exploding-tipped bullets with his pistol. Next there's been another form of aggression in the digital streets, that being Paul McCartney's pulling of every one of his tracks from streaming services across the earth. See Don Reisinger display his true addiction to the world of DVR, see the all-powerful Nokia N9 with Ice Cream Sandwich, and check out the posthumous Grammy given to none other than Steve Jobs - accepted by Apple's software exec.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 6, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 6, 2012

There's been a bit of furor over the most recent of our ever-so-loved legal battles that you'll all love to hear: Motorola has demanded 2.25% of Apple's sales for use of their 3G patent. Have a heart and listen to Don Reisinger as he sees the future in the Microsoft Kinect as the Next Big Thing even though it's been out for quite a while. Meanwhile note how the US government is saying that cyber-crime will soon overtake terrorism as a top threat - you've got their attention now, folks!

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‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

Microsoft and Samsung announced today a new cross-licensing deal for greater collaboration on Windows Phone 7 devices, but the deal will also require Samsung to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device it sells. Following the announcement, Google chimed in with a statement sent to TechCrunch, accusing Microsoft's patent-wielding tactics against Android and its partners extortion.

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Google grabs 1,023 patents from IBM

Google grabs 1,023 patents from IBM

Google has snapped up a new patent haul, buying over a thousand from IBM in what's believed to be another attempt to shore up Android's defenses against Apple and others. The 1,023 transferred patents were detailed by the US Patent and Trademark Office, with Google subsequently confirming the deal had taken place. It's not the first such transaction we've seen; back in July, Google bought a different 1,030 patents from IBM.

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IFA 2011 Wrap-Up

IFA 2011 Wrap-Up

IFA 2011 has come and gone, and there's been no shortage of shiny new tech to play with. With the iPad still dominating consumer and industry mindshare, tablets unsurprisingly were a focus points for many, but there were big screens to marvel at in other segments, too. We won't see many of the new toys hit store shelves for months, but that's not going to stop us from lusting in advance. Head on past the cut for all the best devices from the show!

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Motorola wants Nokia-style deal on Windows Phone 7

Motorola wants Nokia-style deal on Windows Phone 7

Motorola Mobility would consider adding Windows Phone 7 to its OS roster, CEO Sanjay Jha has revealed, but only if Microsoft could deliver a similar deal to which it agreed with Nokia. Speaking at the at the Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference this week, FierceWireless reports, Jha reiterated earlier comments that the company was still evaluating Windows Phone's long-term viability, and suggested that he did not believe that it, webOS and BlackBerry would all survive.

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Samsung denies Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales freeze [Updated]

Samsung denies Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales freeze [Updated]

Samsung has moved to clarify the situation regarding sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and the agreement it came to with Apple earlier this week, denying that the settlement will delay the launch of the Android slate. According to Samsung's official comment, AusDroid reports, the "mutual agreement" between the Korean firm and Apple only covers sales of the US version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a variant it never intended to offer in Australia.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 29 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 29 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review, let's get to it! The Vol Speaker concept turned up this week with a design that makes it look like a big volume knob. The concept has a rechargeable battery inside for portable listening. We learned that Android 3.2 fixes the screen incompatibility for apps that were previously handset only. The OS will get the ability to change from stretch to fill and zoom to fill the screen.

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