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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 20, 2012

This morning it's time to continue the epic saga that is the Parisian McDonalds wearable camera incident - with Steve Mann continuing his quest to make AR a reality for the universe. Yahoo is pleading with their staff to "please don't stop" - an odd battle cry if ever have we heard one. Those of you waiting for Jelly Bean on your Android phones might want to turn to Nokia - yes Nokia - to find it: Android 4.1 has been ported to the N9.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P gaming desktop Review

This week we've got our hands on the orange and black beast of a gaming desktop computer known as the Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P. The build we've got comes with a beastly set of hardware, starting with the new Third Generation Intel Core i7-3770 processor, 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz. This tower also comes with NVIDIA graphics, a 128GB SSD drive, and so many ports on the top and back that you wont know what to do with all of them.

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Acer Aspire 5600U AiO features Ivy Bridge and multitouch

Acer Aspire 5600U AiO features Ivy Bridge and multitouch

Acer has today announced the introduction of its Aspire 5600U All-in-One PC. The company says the slim chassis is around 35mm thick, with the machine featuring a 23-inch screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, a 5ms response time, 250 nits of brightness, and 10 point multitouch. The PC is powered by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors, and there’s a discrete NVIDIA GPU too.

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HP Z220 SFF Workstation Review

HP Z220 SFF Workstation Review

This week we've got our hands on the latest member of HP's workstation family in the HP Z220 SFF, and inside this box we've found what must be the easiest to modify computer on the planet. Not only can you plug and play everything you've come to expect from an HP whose case side literally has a giant hand-sized hinge made for opening, but you've got screw-less entry basically everywhere as well. Power of the machine that results aside, this is one fabulously presto change-o computing magician if ever have we seen one.

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Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC + 23-inch Monitor Review

Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC + 23-inch Monitor Review

What we're looking at today is the full package when it comes to everyday highly-connected at-home computing and entertainment from Acer. This is the Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC with 23-inch LED monitor, mouse, keyboard, and more USB ports than you'll ever need to use. This machine could potentially be your HDTV media center, it could be your college dorm room do-everything machine, or it could just be the beast that you play Diablo III on in the comfort of your own basement. In all ways, this is an Acer machine that was built not only to compute well, but to be seen: this isn't your under-desk beast of old, this is a beauty if ever we've seen one.

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Mac Pro 2012 gets stealth refresh

Mac Pro 2012 gets stealth refresh

Today amongst the major amount of updates to both hardware and software in the Apple world during the first large keynote of WWDC 2012, it appears that a stealth update has occured to the Mac Pro. This tower has been updated for 2012, well overdue since the last version came out all the way back in 2010. This tower Mac will be upgraded with two six-core 3.06GHz Intel Xeon X5675 processors along with a few lesser bumps as well.

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MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

This week at WWDC 2012 we've been informed by no less than Phil Schiller that the entire MacBook lineup would be updated, including the MacBook Air. The Air would grab 3rd-gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors in i5 configurations up to 1.8GHz dual-core, 8GB of ram, and 512GB of flash storage. In addition, these new notebooks will have USB 3.0 as well as a Thunderbolt port, Facetime camera with 720p resolution, and both 11-inch and 13-inch configurations, and all of it starting at $999.

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Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

This week over in Taiwan at Computex, the folks at Acer have brought on three waves of fury for the upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year: All-in-Ones, Tablets, and touchscreen Ultrabooks. We've got hands-on with each of the big guns we've seen in the past 24 hours, but before you get there, have a peek at the announcement posts for each of these beasts, starting with the massive Acer U Series. Both the Acer Aspire 5600U and the Acer Aspire 7600U will have large-screen Windows 8 at your fingertips with 23 and 27-inch touchscreens on a swivel.

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HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

We had our eyes and hands on several of the models we're getting official information on today last month, now it's time to see what HP will be pressenting to the world in final form. First we've got the HP Z220 Workstations, then the HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations as well, both of these lineups bringing you no less than next-level Intel core and Intel Xeon processors.

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