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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening folks. We had a whopper of a day, what with Apple announcing a ton of new products and all. You can find all of our coverage of today's Apple news in our event round-up or by checking out our Apple Portal. Don't forget about our hands-on with the bite-sized iPad Mini, the ridiculously thin iMac, and the long-awaited 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. You can even watch a video of the entire event if you missed it earlier, so be sure to have a look at that.

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ASUS PadFone 2 super-shake dock test demoed ahead of December release

ASUS PadFone 2 super-shake dock test demoed ahead of December release

ASUS's freshly announced docking PadFone 2 phone/tablet hybrid will arrive in Europe and Asia before the end of December, complete with a newly-designed dock that can hold the smartphone even if shaken violently. The clever bay - even though it lacks the protective door of the first-gen PadFone - is the result of 2.5 years of development time, and can withstand being bumped, smacked around, and generally mistreated. Check out the video demo of that after the cut.

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ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone-in-tablet announced in Taiwan

ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone-in-tablet announced in Taiwan

As it said it would back in September, ASUS just unveiled its smartphone-in-a-tablet PadFone 2 in Taiwan, showing off its sleek design and upgraded specs. This unique tablet/smartphone combo features a smartphone that slides into a slot on the back of its accompanying tablet. The PadFone 2 features many upgrades over the original PadFone, getting everything right that the original fell short of.

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ASUS Padfone 2 makes an appearance in new video

ASUS Padfone 2 makes an appearance in new video

Those looking forward to the ASUS Padfone 2 have likely been very frustrated by the fact that we haven't heard too many details about the device. There have been leaks here and there, but for the most part, there hasn't really been anything too significant. The folks at Bloomberg were luckily enough to briefly go hands-on with the device in an interview with ASUS chief Jerry Shen, and were kind enough to put video of the encounter up on YouTube for the entire world to see.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

Welcome to Friday, folks. The weekend is here once again, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a Windows 8 purchase? The new OS went up for pre-order today, while a number of other Windows 8-related stories were popping up all over the place. For instance, we found out that the marketing campaign for Windows 8 cost Microsoft a whopping $1.5 billion, and a collection of HP computers were spotted running Windows 8 on the show floor of one Best Buy store in Minnesota.

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