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SlashGear Week in Review

SlashGear Week in Review

More speed, more gameplay and more pixels has been the theme of the week, with a variety of new hardware launches and upgrades together with some long awaited titles getting released.  Apple lived up to the rumors and introduced new processors and faster FSB for their iMac range, together with stirring up a little controversy over whether they'd had access to Intel's future product line first.  Faux-Apple hardware also get plenty of attention, as Psystar's OS X-running Open Computer took time out from being sniped at by fanboys to get benchmarked.

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Atom shortage until September say ASUS; Intel raising cost of in-demand chip

Atom shortage until September say ASUS; Intel raising cost of in-demand chip

Although Intel confessed to having trouble meeting demand for their Atom processor earlier this week, the chip company declined to specify when it thought supplies would stabilize.  The sudden flourish in the budget ultraportable laptop market has certainly exacerbated the problem, and now Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen has confirmed that his company believes the shortfall will continue until September.  However while ramping up production, Intel is apparently also cashing in on the mobile processor's rarity by raising prices.

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Sony Tap 20 oversized home tablet hands-on

Sony Tap 20 oversized home tablet hands-on

Is 20-inches too much for you? Sony thinks every home doesn't just need a coffee table tablet, but a tablet scaled more like a coffee table: the Tap 20 takes Windows 8 and touch to all-in-one PC levels. In fact, the 20-inch device sits somewhere in-between AIO and tablet, offering 10-finger multitouch control of Microsoft's new OS for something targeted at browsing, casual gaming and multimedia.

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The Best of CES 2012

The Best of CES 2012

Welcome to our massive "best-of" wrap-up for CES 2012, complete with everything from smartphones to PCs and headphones and back, topped off with our own "most used gear" section for the curious. What you'll find is that though there were more exhibitors, attendees, and media attention payed to the show than ever before, the overall result was a lot of the same gear re-hashed with a few new specifications. Pay special close attention to the conclusion of this post for a bit of a whopper if you're a big fan of the largest show of the year here in the United States.

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Transformer 2 gets a live demo, announcement coming November 9th

Transformer 2 gets a live demo, announcement coming November 9th

Speaking at the AsiaD conference earlier today, Asus' chairman Jonney Shih laid out the company's plans for ultrabooks and tablets for the next few months. After showing off the oh-so shiny Zenbook UX31, Shih pulled out yet another goody from his briefcase: the elusive EEE Pad Transformer 2. Shih noted that the tablet market, and in particular Android, will be a big part of the company's mobile strategy for the coming year.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

Once again, we attempt to bring you a roundup of the week's tech news in under 6 minutes. The chaos of the Sony PlayStation Network breach continued into this past week. Apple unleashed an iOS update that addressed most of the location tracking concerns. Intel made their biggest announcement of the year with a new 22-nm 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology that really puts it ahead of the competition. Other major announcements came from the BlackBerry World conference as well as from a Samsung event. For the full list and video continue after the cut.

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Apple MacBook Pro 2011 official

Apple MacBook Pro 2011 official

The new Apple MacBook Pro range is official, and it's quite the star line-up. The entire 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch spread has been updated, with Intel's Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors across the board. Apple has also cast out NVIDIA, replacing GeForce GPUs with AMD's Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch machines. The 13-inch, meanwhile, makes do with Intel's integrated graphics alone. Perhaps most interesting is the addition of Apple's new Thunderbolt connector, based on Intel's Light Peak technology and promising up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds. Full details after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

First hot news is coming in right before the bell - Samsung telling us all that they're definitely NOT Charging Carriers for Android Updates. Then while we're on a controversial tip, take a peek as Apple's Tim Cook dismisses ALL Android tablets as “Bizzare” and "Vapor." Beware of pirates in the Android Market as another thief is discovered: jasminstory. Next behold the mightiest of mightys... Apples First Quarter Results! Muhahaha! Then another massive business news bit: Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC! Muhahaha! The dice are rolling! But don't let them roll too hard - Chris Davies presents a column by the name of Facebook, Privacy & a little Self-Control.

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 18 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 18 2011

Hoax! Samsung Vibrant 4G Android phone for T-Mobile with Android 2.3 turns out to be Totally Faked! Then no fake! We're having a heated debate on the effects of Consumer Reports hating on Verizon's iPhone 4 - Good News for Android? See then another object ripe for debate: Intel IPAD - pre-dating the iPad by nine years! Then a product that's making people get sick in a different way: Reports of 3DS users feeling ill surface after 3DS showcase in Japan. On the other side of the spectrum, Microsoft speaks with ChevronWP7 team, making them feel mighty healthy for their hacking of Windows Phone 7! Finally, take a peek at a couple reviews you may have missed last night - one for MacBook Air 11-inch and iPod Touch GelaSkins, the other for a lovely orange Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook!

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