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Technology conventions aren’t dying – they’re evolving

Technology conventions aren’t dying – they’re evolving

If this year's Mobile World Congress taught us one thing, it's that no matter how interesting and innovative the gadget makers and software developers of our global community are, it's the top brands that end up making or breaking the show. Make or break the show for the press, that is. Case in point: our several articles written from our chat with Google's Mathias Duarte - they ended up easily becoming some of the most popular posts we had this week, and Google didn't reveal any new products at the convention. In fact, they didn't have a stand - the chat we had wasn't even on the map. And yet, there it is - Google stole the show anyway.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 2, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 2, 2013

Well folks, after a brief break to celebrate the new year, we're back with the first Evening Wrap-Up of 2013. We heard today that the iPhone 5S might come with a number of color selections similar to the iPod Touch along with a larger screen, while rumors are saying that HTC will unveil its new flagship device, the M7, during CES (which is next week!). There are new services floating around out there that let users install pirated iOS apps without jailbreaking first, and Apple has secured Android sales data from Samsung, despite Samsung requesting that this data remain a secret.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 12, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 12, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Well, this week was quite interesting because it played host to the CTIA conference in New Orleans, the largest mobile trade show in the US. So we'll kick off with some of the more noteworthy stories from that - Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelledHTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on, and Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on. Keep reading for much more CTIA goodness:

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 9, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Well, CTIA is starting to coming to a close but we had plenty of stuff to cover today. To start things off, there's actually some bad news - Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled. Moving right along, here's something that is pretty cool - Google Maps for Android gets indoor walking directions. And in non-CTIA mobile news, here's the latest update in the story that will for all intents and purposes be dead soon - Google's Andy Rubin claims no prior knowledge of Oracle patents.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're still in the thick of CTIA, and we have all sorts of big mobile stories for you. So let's get right to it - Kyocera Rise and Hydro budget ICS smartphone hands-on. And that's not all; we also have a look at one of the major LTE phones - HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on. Of course, though, CTIA isn't the only thing making news. We have to talk about this - The driverless cars that want to run Google off the road.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Can you feel it in the air? The excitement, that is - the kind of excitement you can only get from the largest mobile trade show in the country. That's right; CTIA 2012 is kicking off and we'll have all your coverage. But today, there was another big mobile story in a very different setting - the courtroom. Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision. So speaking of mobile, CTIA will play host to a lot of mobile payment news. Such as - Verifone set to launch Square competitor. Check below the fold for more CTIA news, but if you're a gamer then this is also pretty big - $99 Xbox 360 with two year contract official

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This Verizon Galaxy Nexus extended battery extends my tears for waiting

This Verizon Galaxy Nexus extended battery extends my tears for waiting

Back a little less than a year ago when the first Verizon LTE-laden Android smartphone was released, that being the HTC ThunderBolt for all you kids out there, it had an awesome optional extended battery that you could pick up to extend the battery time to a plausible amount of time - this being more than the 4 hours of regular time you got with LTE back in the day. Now we've got another device, the Galaxy Nexus, with an extended battery appearing for it, and though this this isn't the only other extended battery of its kind, it does remind me of the whoa I felt at the hands of the rogue FedEx delivery man I was subject to back then the day before CTIA, spring 2011.

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ESRB “T for Teens” ratings system dismissed by iOS and Android

ESRB “T for Teens” ratings system dismissed by iOS and Android

What very well could have been the next generation of rating content on a scale that disallows kids from playing the most violent and inappropriate games by their parents has essentially been shot dead before it was active by none other than the two largest mobile app providers on the planet, Apple and Google. While there certainly are other holders of the keys to the kingdom when it comes to application stores for smartphones, tablets, and everything in-between, the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System developed by the ESRB and announced this week will find a hard time holding sway when it only appears on a small cross-section of apps in the wild.

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Top four US mobile providers agree to Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines

Top four US mobile providers agree to Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines

Before the government can force them to do something more drastic, each of the top four mobile service providers in the USA have announced today that they've agreed to voluntary industry guidelines amid cell phone bill shock that includes sending customers alerts before they reach their monthly voice, text, and data limits. Are you one of those people who freaks out each month when you realized you've actually used 15GB of data when your limit was 2GB? Bills smashing your wallet so hard you're thinking of taking out a mortgage on your home to continue use of your iPhone or Android or BlackBerry device? Those days are at an end!

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