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iPhone 5s and 5c teardown confirms bigger batteries & power button tweak

iPhone 5s and 5c teardown confirms bigger batteries & power button tweak

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c went on sale in Australia a few hours ago, and new owners have wasted no time in cracking open the iOS 7 smartphones to see how they compare in a teardown to the existing iPhone 5. Wielding screwdrivers and spatulas, the iExperts Australia team laid the components bare, including confirming what had been expected about slightly larger batteries in both of the new iPhone versions.

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Nokia Asha 501 hands-on

Nokia Asha 501 hands-on

Take Nokia's estimable skills in crafting solid, affordable smartphones, a dash of MeeGo-learned interface know-how, and a motivating desperation to own the developing market, and you get this, the Nokia Asha 501. First of the new Asha Touch series, and toting an ambitious $99 (pre-tax and subsidy) sticker, the Asha 501 does what Nokia would argue only it can: distill the build quality and usability of a Lumia into something with the mass market reach of an Asha. The 501 makes its debut in India today, but SlashGear caught up with Nokia last week to find out exactly what makes it special.

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Google Now, Glass, and designing context: SlashGear talks wearables with Matias Duarte

Google Now, Glass, and designing context: SlashGear talks wearables with Matias Duarte

Google Now doesn't get the recognition it deserves, but that will change if Google's Matias Duarte, director of Android user experience, has anything to do with it, and it may well be in a comfortable marriage with Project Glass. SlashGear sat down with Duarte at Mobile World Congress this week to talk Google Now and how it and Glass, not only share some common DNA, but might well find themselves the future of Android itself.

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Objet Ltd sets 100-material 3D printing record

Objet Ltd sets 100-material 3D printing record

A new, significant milestone has been reached in the world of 3D printing. You may know 3D printing as a neat, novelty kind of technological advancement that allows people to print their own mugs, earrings, etc. Or you may know it as a significant achievement in medical research. Or you may know it as something else. But there's one thing that every application of 3D printing relies on - available printing material. That's where Objet comes into place.

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AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD is back, and the company isn't willing to take a back seat to Intel any longer. Trinity, AMD's second-generation APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) is official, and it's the mainstream platform the company expects to challenge Intel's Ivy Bridge in everything from ultrabook-rivaling ultrathins, though notebooks and into desktops and all-in-ones. SlashGear caught up with AMD earlier this month to find out what makes Trinity so special.

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Much Ado About Booth Babes

Much Ado About Booth Babes

If you look up the term "objectification of women" in your college dictionary, you'll probably see a definition illustrated by a photograph of a tall, slender, blond woman wearing skimpy shorts and a tight t-shirt, standing next to a table stacked with plastic cell phone carrying cases. Recently, there's been a lot of hubbub over these hired guns who stand at booths set up at the trade shows that are dominated by men. The video game shows, the technology shows, the car shows.

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Yummy carbon nanotube cupcakes absorb terahertz laser light

Yummy carbon nanotube cupcakes absorb terahertz laser light

If you want to get the attention of the kids running amuck in my house during the summer all you need to do is say cupcakes and everyone comes running. Scientists have created some cupcakes that wouldn’t be very tasty since the cakes are made from carbon nanotubes. They look more like hockey pucks than cupcakes to me and the they are made of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays.

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HTC Sensation Review

HTC Sensation Review

Once, Android's primary challenge was the iPhone: proving that Google's open-source platform - and the devices that ran it - were good enough to share retail space with Apple's groundbreaking smartphone. Now, with dominant market-share and increasingly polished handsets, the battle is between 'droids. Into the fray drops the HTC Sensation, the company's new dual-core flagship. It's certainly the best-spec'd HTC to date, but is it enough to beat Samsung's all-conquering Galaxy S II? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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iPad 2 Wrapsol Giveaway [11 Prizes!]

iPad 2 Wrapsol Giveaway [11 Prizes!]

Behold a big huge contest for all of you that just purchased their brand new iPad 2! We want to give you nothing less than total protection for your newest technological investment, and we've got Wrapsol Ultra and Clean screen protectors on our side. In fact, we've got 11 sets to give away! We want to get them out to you for free, totally free, not even a little bit of shipping cost, and all we want you to do is "like" us a little bit, and tweet us a little bit. So simple, so easy!

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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.

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