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Prometheus Movie Review and Red Carpet Coverage

Prometheus Movie Review and Red Carpet Coverage

Alien was all about dark, ominous spaces and a sense of intense claustrophobia and mounting tension - in part due to Ridley Scott's withholding of the final Xenomorph in all its glory as the film reached its climax (along with hiding its comparably low-tech costume). Prometheus is the CGI-overspilling, determinedly 3D and generally expansive movie Scott could never make back in 1979. It's a fraught process, returning to a story that not only helped make a career but shaped a genre, and Prometheus swings between sensation, horror and a sometimes uncomfortable philosophy.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

The ThinkPad family of laptops has had a reputation for reliability since long before Lenovo started making them, and the fervency of their fans is perhaps the only thing that reaches the same level as Apple hardware these days. The X series, Lenovo’s road warrior class of thin and light laptops, remains among the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why. But with Ultrabooks increasingly stealing the limelight, can the ThinkPad X230 keep the same amount of acclaim as its X200-series predecessors? Let’s find out.

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Echoer goes global: Mobile social hands-on

Echoer goes global: Mobile social hands-on

A brand new social network has just been launched in app form, based entirely in the mobile world, and we've gone hands-on right here in the Twin Cities and New York to show you how it'll change your life. This app environment is called Echoer, and it's tagline "thoughts that count" is the basis for its real-time thought and "echo" engine that'll have you exploring your world in a relatively brand new way right out of the box. This app has been in Beta in Canada for a couple of months already, now it's ready for prime time the world over.

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New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review

New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review

I sent back the iPad 2, but I'm keeping the new iPad. Two years ago I wrote my first iPad skeptic's review, a more oblique - and personal - opinion on Apple's tablet than the traditional SlashGear review. A year later I did the same for the iPad 2, finding it improved but, from a combination of hardware and software, not sufficient of an upgrade for my needs to justify keeping it. Now Apple is up to its third-generation tablet, criticized by some as another "minor" refresh but in fact a considerable step up in the overall user-experience.

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YouTube Space Lab experiments to be performed… IN SPACE!

YouTube Space Lab experiments to be performed… IN SPACE!

Recently Google held a competition called “YouTube Space Lab”, challenging students to come up with suitable experiments that could be performed in space. The winners have now been picked, with both experiments determining the effects of microgravity, but on different subjects. The first is to establish how it can affect a jumping spider catching its prey, while the second observes the virulance of bacillus subtilis.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2012

It's time to start a whole new Roman Calendar year, here in the last of them all for this planet according to the crazies, and we're about to jump head-first into the pool of madness by the name of CES 2012! What you're going to get below is just one piece of the puzzle which amounts to the calm before the storm - but it's no calm. There's been so many leaks and previews for the show coming up this next week that it'll be a surprise if anything is left to show at the show! Have a peek!

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Your Pod Coffee Tastes Bad

Your Pod Coffee Tastes Bad

Coffee and geeks go together. Yet, given geeks can be the most obsessive about getting the very best user-experience, it's surprising how many are content to drink bad coffee. I'm talking about pods, pads and K-Cups, and the shiny, alluring machines that fire hot water through them. Like many people, my morning wouldn't be complete without at least one cup of coffee, but what really frustrates me is when people who I know love coffee just as much talk in hushed and reverent tones about their latest "heavenly" pod experience. Those super-convenient little Senseo pads, or the Keureg K-Cups? They're selling you stale coffee.

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Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo and Boingo forged a partnership that will offer Nintendo 3DS users free Wi-Fi access at 42 airports in North America where Boingo provides wireless hotspots. Unlike the yet to be released PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS does not offer a cellular version and has relied on Wi-Fi connections for surfing the web, downloading games and videos, and to access the Nintendo Zone for promotional offers, coupons, and game previews.

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Galaxy Nexus Review

Galaxy Nexus Review

A new Nexus is a big deal in Android land, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has plenty to live up to. As close to an official Googlephone as we ever get, they demonstrate not just how Android's creators think smartphone development should progress, but set the benchmark by which the platform as a whole is compared to rivals like the iPhone. The Galaxy Nexus brings with it Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and some of Samsung's finest hardware: do the two add up to the best smartphone on the market today? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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