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Google’s Schmidt gleeful at 3D-capable personal robots

Google’s Schmidt gleeful at 3D-capable personal robots

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has presented his vision of the future and technology, describing a world where people have their own personal robot that can represent them remotely and from which they can see a remote 3D visual stream. "We're beginning to see science fiction become a reality" Schmidt said during his MWC 2012 keynote. "Look at Star Trek or, my favorite, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."

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Global Community of Equals foretold by Google’s Schmidt

Global Community of Equals foretold by Google’s Schmidt

Eric Schmidt spoke this week at MWC about the growth of the mobile world, focusing on the developing world, the "digital oasis," where access to the internet is still a rarity, but where technology will bring it to them at an exponential rate. "Smartphones do not have to talk to a central hub," he said, "they can just talk to each other." Using Bluetooth and other technologies you can use Mesh Networks to connect - "Mesh is a stepping stone for connectivity." Schmidt continued hoever that "Noone is suggesting that technology will suddenly transform the social political and economic situations of peoples lives. But it certainly can improve them."

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Google’s Hugo Barra: “Android is a real operating system”

Google’s Hugo Barra: “Android is a real operating system”

This week at MWC 2012, Eric Schmidt stood on stage with Hugo Barra, speaking about Chrome for mobile, a web browser that allows you to connect to your own profile. Barra took the opportunity to show off Chrome web browser on stage to show off the excellence of the browser in real time - fast as can be. He made sure to note that though this browser is working on a mobile platform, it's still Android, and as he says, it doesn't really matter that it's mobile because "Android is a real operating system."

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We’re Live at the MWC 2012 Keynote featuring Google

We’re Live at the MWC 2012 Keynote featuring Google

Android is dominating here at Mobile World Congress 2012, and that means Google's taking center stage for the bulk of the conference. In addition to their massive booth, the search giant also gets a keynote presentation all to itself, and it's starting in just under half an hour. SlashGear is here to bring the latest news - whatever that might be. Google's been pretty tight-lipped on the conference so far, though they might have some interesting surprises in store for us.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) gets early benchmarks

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) gets early benchmarks

The newest Snapdragon processor is bringing its A-game to the tablet with the Mobile Development Platform smartphone MDP8660, and the benchmarks are in. This device represents the first hardware preview of the S4 processor made by Qualcomm and is in full working order in a reference platform design not unlike the other development devices we've seen from Qualcomm in the past. What we're looking at here mostly is the processor itself, PCmag comparing it to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and the TI OMAP 4, Anandtech comparing it to the previous model Qualcomm MDP with a dual-core Scorpion processor instead.

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MTV Under The Thumb Social TV hands-on

MTV Under The Thumb Social TV hands-on

Streaming TV is about to get noisy, with the launch of MTV's new "Under The Thumb" app promising social entertainment targeted at the perpetually-connected, co-viewing regardless of distance, and super-streamlined multi display interactivity. Hitting iPhone and Android today, the app offers access to an on-demand catalog of MTV shows like Jersey Shore, 16 & Pregnant and Death Valley, which can be viewed on your smartphone - complete with instant messaging between viewers - and the ability to restream it direct to your internet-connected TV or computer, turning your phone into a remote control. Check out our hands-on first impressions after the cut.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and Gobi 5th generation updated

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and Gobi 5th generation updated

The chipmakers are coming out swinging this week at Mobile World Congress 2012, and as Qualcomm is proving today, they're all going to bring us undeniably excellent devices throughout 2012 and beyond. Speaking on both the Snapdragon S4 processor and the Gobi modem, Qualcomm spoke this week on how their set of chips is able to out-do the competition with an integrated experience. Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm Internet Services and President of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., as well as Serge Willenegger, Vice President of Technology spoke about both the upcoming S4 platform and

FXI Cotton Candy world’s smallest PC Hands-on

FXI Cotton Candy world’s smallest PC Hands-on

Now that smartphones are getting bigger, PC's are getting smaller and FXI Tech's Cotton Candy "world's smallest PC" is here at MWC and has just received a small design change, new features, and Android 4.0 is up next. Coming in at about the same size of a pack of gum this dual-core powered PC will be available this March so we snapped a few photos of the new design and it streaming games using Ubuntu.

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