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Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision, perhaps the biggest name in video games at the moment, has reported its financial results for Q3 2012, and as you've probably already guessed, they're pretty darn great. The company brought in a GAAP net revenue of $841 million during the quarter, which up significantly from the $754 million in took in during Q3 2011. It's also $101 million more than the company originally projected, so you can bet that Activision's executives are smiling this evening.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 6, 2012

Welcome to the SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: Presidential Edition. The world of tech didn't come to a halt just because we needed to go out and vote, so in case you missed it, here's the big news from the day. We learned today that HTC and Verizon will be holding a press event on November 13, and it's there that we're expecting to get our first official introduction to the HTC DROID DNA. Speaking of HTC, the company gave us its earnings for October 2012 today, and they aren't looking all that great. Halo 4 officially launched today, but it isn't without its share of server problems, and physical Google Wallet cards have been confirmed on a Google support page.

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iPad mini Review: Apple aims for the everyman

iPad mini Review: Apple aims for the everyman

It's an iPad, but smaller. Boiling down the iPad mini to its core premise may not tell you everything you need to know about the 7.9-inch tablet, but it does set the scene: Apple's legendary build quality, iOS and the hundreds of thousands of tablet apps in the App Store, and a guarantee that it's going to polarize consumers. Steve Jobs memorably dismissed smaller tablets, and yet Apple couldn't have been more enthusiastic about its mini model at the launch event last week. Read on to find out whether, for a small slate, the iPad mini is actually a big deal.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 26th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 26th, 2012

This morning we're living in the wake of the impact that both Microsoft and Samsung made with their events earlier in the week - and what a week it was! Microsoft brought on the fury with a massive Times Square showing of their Windows 8 launch family while Samsung brought Kanye West to their Galaxy Note II event. It would appear that the rules are being changed in the hacking world as well as the DMCA has made an exemption for smartphones in the jailbreaking world in a new ruling, but not tablets.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 19, 2012

This morning we're jumping in on space with the NASA Curiosity rover swallowing its first cup of dirt from Mars. Verizon has been confirmed to be working with carrier billing for the Google Play store sooner than later, and we've got some Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD in some comparison hands-on action with the DROID RAZR HD for you - with battery results coming up quick! Google reports that they've sold up to 1 million Nexus 7 tablets, this news amid the rest of the undeniably terrible mistake made yesterday when one of their PR companies released their financial results yesterday early.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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The Tao of Surface: Inside Microsoft’s First Tablet

The Tao of Surface: Inside Microsoft’s First Tablet

Surface is a huge deal for Microsoft, and it's no over-exaggeration to say that the fate of next-gen Windows rests in no small part on the shoulders of the new own-brand tablet. Up for preorder from today, priced from an iPad-matching $499, the new tablet represents everything Microsoft believes is important about the tablet-focused version of Windows 8, even though it runs the risk of frustrating long-standing OEM partnerships by taking the delivery of that into its own hands. SlashGear caught up with Microsoft at Studio B, the company's hardware hub in Redmond, Washington, for a tour of what are normally clandestine facilities, to find out the back story to Surface and why Microsoft's team felt it was best positioned to deliver it.

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Red Bull Stratos helmet cam shows terrifying 128k foot fall

Red Bull Stratos helmet cam shows terrifying 128k foot fall

New video from the helmet-mounted camera of 128,100 foot skydiver Felix Baumgartner has been released, showing the daredevil's plummeting return to Earth from the edges of the stratosphere. The video, shown on Austrian TV, is a stomach-turning insight into just how incredible Baumgartner's dive proved to be, with speeds reaching 833mph at one point. Meanwhile, a mission highlights video from the Red Bull Stratos team makes the whole thing look terribly easy.

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review

It's time to have a peek at Lenovo's next big crack at the tablet game with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a massive set of built-in apps on a quad-core processor-toting 9-inch tablet by the name of IdeaTab A2109. This device's NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 4-plus-1 technology allows it a massive amount of battery life as well a lovely collection of games that are unique to the NVIDIA Tegra architecture. Meanwhile the tablet is one of Lenovo's best - but is it worth the less than perfect display and device weight?

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Boeing Airplanes set to allow cell phone use in 2013

Boeing Airplanes set to allow cell phone use in 2013

We've all been on a plane and heard the same spiel over and over again. Please turn off any and all electronic devices, MP3 players, iPods, laptops, and set all iPhone, iPad, and devices to airplane mode -- get ready for takeoff. Today however the folks from Boeing have shared their plans to allow cell phone use on their top-tier Dreamliner airplanes as soon as 2013.

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