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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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Computex 2011: Day Zero Wrap-Up

Computex 2011: Day Zero Wrap-Up

Did you dream about a hybrid smartphone/tablet? It's only morning in North America, but already the Computex 2011 pre-show presentations have been and gone, ahead of the show-proper opening on Tuesday. There's plenty to see, too, with the East Asian companies bringing out their take on tablets and attempting to find a gap in the iPad's armor, among other things. Read on for the full SlashGear Computex Day Zero wrap-up.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 22 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 22 2011

Well hello there all you morning readers, haven't seen you around for a while! We've been to Barcelona and back and now we're back in the New York Groove to get you all the news you want in the tiny package you love the best - SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up! Have a look at a HTC Inspire 4G Review, the winners of the Android Community Big Fat Android Toy Giveaway #1, and the Motorola XOOM Street Egg Ad that'll swallow you up whole! Don't forget the odd Motorola Roadster [In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone] Review - talk in your car all day! Have a look at a slew of Lenovo item releases: the ThinkPad W520 quadcore desktop replacement, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520, and the Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 entry-level notebooks. All of them very black with a red nose. Then while you're mind is still at it, get the official price of the Verizon released Motorola XOOM.

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The Daily Slash: February 3, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 3, 2011

Have a shut-down sit-out with Don Reisinger in a column by the name of I Refuse to Buy A New TV Every Few Years. Hypothesize with us as we ponder a iPad 2 reveal as early as next week, and while we're at it, check out possible iPad patents for both a writing stylus and a stand up kickstand - both filed for by Apple. Check out a review by Chris Davies for the iXtreamer, an iDevice full function dock, player, streamer, and more. Join us on Android Community for a kind conversation about How Honeycomb and Android Market’s New App Syncing will Sink Apple. See a terrifying Xperia Play ad, complete with underground plastic surgery and human thumbs. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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