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In Pursuit of Brand Me

In Pursuit of Brand Me

We are a social animal. That doesn't exactly demand a psych degree to figure out. Yet we're also a private one; there's a little of the Gollum about us, clutching close our "precious" secrets and inside-knowledge. It's no surprise that one of the recurring entries on the periodic "top ten ways to annoy people on social networks" lists is the "mysterious update." You know the sort: "Big changes afoot…" or "Oh ffs, not again!" leaving readers curious and goggle-eyed (you hope) or simply frustrated (more likely) over what exactly it is in your interesting, exciting life that you're teasing about today.

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Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Technical Preview

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Technical Preview

It's been eight long months since we reviewed our first Windows Phone 7 handset. Microsoft's rebooted platform launched with a bang at the tail end of 2010, promising not only a new start from the Windows Mobile days of old, but a fresh interpretation of what a smartphone should be like. A tentative hit with reviewers but less so among consumers, however, Windows Phone's impetus fizzled out as new devices failed to appear. Now, Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango" is coming to fill in some of the gaps, tidy up some of the loose ends and - Microsoft hopes - make the platform a more realistic competitor to iOS and Android. Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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AT&T Announces Itself PlayStation Vita’s Sole Mobile Carrier

AT&T Announces Itself PlayStation Vita’s Sole Mobile Carrier

In case you weren't aware of the device known as the PlayStation Vita, let's have a short chat about that first. This is what Sony is calling their first "next generation portable entertainment system that combines gaming capabilities and social connectivity." One might argue that this title should go to the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, but who would say such a thing? Have a look at our Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY review and come back in to this post and see what you have to say. Next, let's continue to talk about this Vita device. This device is essentially a PlayStation in your hands and will cost $249 and $299 for the Wi-fi and 3G models respectively.

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Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Keynote #1: 3D, Peer-to-Peer Gaming, Augmented Reality

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Keynote #1: 3D, Peer-to-Peer Gaming, Augmented Reality

This particular Qualcomm keynote on a lovely June 1st morning began with Dr Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm noting some impressive numbers on a large stage with one gigantic colorful screen behind him flowing with ribbons of light. Jacobs noted that they've got word that mobile data is expected to grow 10-12 fold by 2015, this punctuated by the completely odd addition of "Real D 3D" glasses on everyone's seats. Next Jacobs noted that 1 BILLION Qualcomm BREW-powered devices had already been shipped, and notes that "today's market [is one where people] don't really care about what their next PC is going to be."

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

Gaming got some extra attention this week with speculation about the next-gen Nintendo Wii, a unique offer on the Xbox 360, and restoration issues for the PlayStation network. Android's WiFi security problem gets a fix, and the latest 3.1 Honeycomb update will be heading to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in June. Amazon is possibly ramping up a family of Android tablets, with the first two codenamed 'Coyote' and 'Hollywood' to hit the market before end of the year. Apple will be celebrating its 10th retail anniversary with a possible revamp dubbed Apple Store 2.0. The timelines for various smartphones and tablets have been revealed for the major carriers Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Continue after the jump for the roundup video and the full recap list.

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HTC Sensation bucks Android trend with anti-mod bootloader

HTC Sensation bucks Android trend with anti-mod bootloader

This is going to be really bad news for fans of Android smartphones that are waiting with anticipation for the HTC Sensation to hit. A new system dump has been unearthed, and the dump shows that the Sensation has a locked bootloader. That means that it will be very difficult if not impossible for owners of the phone to use custom ROMs and other programming on the device. The really strange part about this is that the recent trend in the Android market is towards phone makers offering unlocked bootloaders.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 7, 2011

Once again, we attempt to bring you a roundup of the week's tech news in under 6 minutes. The chaos of the Sony PlayStation Network breach continued into this past week. Apple unleashed an iOS update that addressed most of the location tracking concerns. Intel made their biggest announcement of the year with a new 22-nm 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology that really puts it ahead of the competition. Other major announcements came from the BlackBerry World conference as well as from a Samsung event. For the full list and video continue after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Review

Samsung Galaxy S II Review

Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy S II. When your displays, chips and memory are found in the flagship devices of OEMs around the world, you have to expect consumers will demand more from the hardware that bears your brand. The Galaxy S II (aka Galaxy S 2 or GSII) has even more to live up to: the original Galaxy S spawned several carrier variants that helped it become the best-selling Android smartphone in the US last year, and positioned Samsung as one of the key names to beat in the segment. So, with dual-core - and freshly overclocked - processor at the ready and a huge, Super AMOLED Plus display providing some eye-catching glitz, the Galaxy S II wades into the crowded smartphone market. New Android king or pretender to the throne? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 3, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 3, 2011

This week we had a fun filled April Fools Day which brought with it lots of tech news pranks and hijinks. We also had several product reviews that you don't want to miss including the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, the HTC Desire S, and the HTC Arrive. Perhaps most notable of the week is Google's push towards anti-fragmentation of its Android platform. Continue after the cut for the video review and the full top ten list.

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