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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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Square Enix shows real-time rendering at PS4 event

Square Enix shows real-time rendering at PS4 event

This week the PlayStation 4 event, Square Enix' Chief Technology Officer Yoshihisha Hashimoto spoke up about the excellence of the system as it works with their own Luminous Studio. This next-generation technology has been presented as a game-changing push for graphics and real-live action that, like many of the presentations we've seen today, blurs the line between cinematics and gameplay. A demonstration was shown of this engine in action with a rather odd storyline of monks with lightning powers facing off against gun-toting violence-tossers - and so very many camera angles ensued.

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HTC One appears in line for HTC One event

HTC One appears in line for HTC One event

This morning we've had the opportunity to have the briefest of glimpses at the HTC One in the wild as what we must assume is an HTC employee took several photos of the line headed in to the official HTC One event in New York City. We'll be live this morning in both NYC and London as the HTC event appears in just under an hour, but for now - here it is! This device has been showing up in bits over the past couple of weeks and we expect it to be pushed in full throughout the day.

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Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

In a move that's making as clear a statement as can be made without outright saying the final word, Ubuntu has set up a timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time" attached, lining up perfectly with the HTC event tomorrow morning. If there's one thing that's clear in the world of technology news reporting, it's that there's no such thing as a coincidence - and never more than in situations such as these. The doors open at 9:15 AM EST for a 10AM start in New York City - Ubuntu's reveal looks to be set for the event's start.

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HTC One event teases big, flat, square device

HTC One event teases big, flat, square device

If your curiosity wasn't piqued before today for the HTC One event taking place tomorrow, it's certainly about to be. The folks behind the wheel at the HTCGlobal Twitter account have just tweeted - or Instagramed, rather, a photo of a collection of devices with sheets over them, one of these devices appearing to be rather square in shape - and much larger than a smartphone. Could it be that another HTC Jetstream is on the way?

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Sound City Players set single NYC show for film celebration

Sound City Players set single NYC show for film celebration

There's a movie out there right this minute by the name of Sound City, a documentary about the recording studio by the same name, and the creators and collaborators of this movie are set to play a single show in New York City this month to celebrate its release. Sound City closed as a commercial recording studio in May of 2011, this prompting the head of the project, music legend Dave Grohl, to create the film and the media that now surrounds it. The band that will play a single show in NYC this month is what's known as a "Super Group", consisting of some of the most well-known musicians of the past several decades.

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Google Science Fair 2013 launches, seeks world changers

Google Science Fair 2013 launches, seeks world changers

Google has announced its Google Science Fair 2013, the third one it has held. The event is in partnership with some big names, including National Geographic, Scientific America, and LEGO Group. The science fair aims to find the next batch of world-changing individuals and their ideas, citing past world changers like Ada Lovelace and Alexander Graham Bell. It is open to participants ages 13 to 18.

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