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Granny Smith brings elderly roller-skating action to TegraZone for Android

Granny Smith brings elderly roller-skating action to TegraZone for Android

If you're a lover of ragdoll physics and tossing grandmothers down flights of stairs, you're going to love the newest title announced for Tegra devices - Granny Smith. This game has been revealed by the same folks who brought you Sprinkle - a game Android Community had a look at several months ago, also on Tegra-toting Android smartphones and tablets. Now it's time for some four - or eight - wheeled action down a few hills and through a few brick walls while we're at it.

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Google adds Handwrite search to mobile devices

Google adds Handwrite search to mobile devices

There are an increasing number of ways to get text onto a smartphone or tablet, with voice dictation proving handy on iOS and Android devices. What about handwriting recognition? Google believes that may be a viable option, introducing handwriting support for search on mobile devices. Once the option has been enabled on the mobile search settings page, users need only draw on the screen with their finger to write out their search query to have it magically converted to text.

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Analyzing E3 2012

Analyzing E3 2012

E3 is an interesting event – it’s a cross between CES and Comicon. Technically, it is an “industry” event not open to the public, but apparently if you work at a Gamestop you qualify as “industry.” Were people dressed up in costume? Yep. Were there scantily clad booth babes? Lots. One company just outside the convention center had women in bikinis posing for photos as a tie-in with their… no, it was entirely gratuitous. Did people stand in line for hours to get cheap SWAG? Absolutely. In fact, the lines were far longer to get free Oswald Rabbit ear hats in the Disney booth than to play games on the Wii U in Nintendo’s booth. That sort of blew my mind: you get the chance to go hands on with unreleased hardware and software and instead you wait for a silly hat? And yet E3 is not a gaming festival – there was plenty of actual news at the show.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

For all of the Android developers out there, Google’s Android development team has opened up Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) for x86 processors for both Intel and AMD systems. Take note that the release isn’t yet completely stable, there being some compatibility issues with Intel processors for sound, hardware acceleration, camera, and ethernet. On the flip side, Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility seems to be working just fine with AMD processors, Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets all good to go.

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AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD has admitted that it ceded the smartphone processor space to rivals, arguing that the company's strengths in graphics don't lend themselves to the handset segment. Instead, SVP and product group manager Rick Bergman suggests, tablets are where AMD's future lies, with the company's Z-series APUs delivering a balance of video performance and battery life. Speaking in Colorado this week, PC World reports, Bergman also reiterated earlier denials of ARM-based chipset plans.

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Acer plans Win 7 AMD Z-Series slates after Ice Cream Sandwich wait

Acer plans Win 7 AMD Z-Series slates after Ice Cream Sandwich wait

Acer and a bunch of the other companies are getting ready to toss tablets out onto the market in force. You can bet that a bunch of those tablets will be packing Android as the OS but there will be a good number of Windows 7 tablets as well. I suspect that the Windows 7 tablets will be more appealing to the business user than the average consumer, but time will tell. Acer has used AMD processors in Windows 7 tablets before with the W500.

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Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it, given the torrent of tech yesterday, but Computex 2011 only really kicked off properly in Taipei this morning. Intel delivered the biggest keynote, announcing its Ultrabook platform which, the chip giant hopes, will supplant generic ultraportables and grab 40-percent of the market by the end of next year. Sandy Bridge and, in 2012, Ivy Bridge processors will be inside, with slick sub-0.9-inch chassis and price tags under $1k on the outside. Read on for the rest of our Computex day one wrap-up.

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