Gadgets

Snoop Dogg on The Price is Right and Celebritarianism in Tech Reporting

Snoop Dogg on The Price is Right and Celebritarianism in Tech Reporting

When its time for a celebrity appearance on any manner of show or ad spot that can be construed as cool, you can expect that Snoop Dogg wont be far behind. Last time we spoke about Snoop Dogg specifically, it was about a set of viral videos made for MetroPCS in which he re-named himself Snoop DoGGGG, a contestant on the G-Connection with Warren G. Here in the gadget and technology reporting world, there's something to be said about having your favorite hero reporter or, more likely, your favorite hero blog report the news you want to hear.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2011

Welcome to the last week of the year, and here at SlashGear an odd week since last week we did not have a wrap-up as such. What we're doing this week is checking out our last reviews, our last featured posts, columns, top posts, and the like. Note furthermore that this review is one part of a set of reviews of the whole year of 2011, pieces that we choose and that you choose in kind! The last posts of the year were an odd bunch, let me tell you, and at no point should you expect that a holiday season would be bland - in fact it was utterly wild when it came down to it - enjoy!

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Happy New Year’s from SlashGear!

Happy New Year’s from SlashGear!

It's the first of the year here in the western world, and we're gearing up for another tech-filled 365 days of magic! What we're getting ready at the moment is no less than another action packed year of gadgets galore, including but not limited to the two biggest events of the year right out of the gate: CES 2012 and MWC 2012! Join us the whole year but especially these first two months as we hang out in two of the most fabulous places for events on earth: Las Vegas, Nevada, and Barcelona, Spain!

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Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Life starts in diapers for us all and for those that live to an advanced age life often takes you back to diapers. Once people lose the ability to control urine or get up and go to the bathroom themselves, an adult diaper is the only thing standing between the wearer and a big mess. The catch is that if no one is around to help change the diaper things can be nearly as messy as having no diaper at all.

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Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Today and tomorrow you'll hear just a little bit less from the team here at SlashGear than you normally would because we're out having a fabulous time celebrating Christmas (or something like it) at each of our various family abodes. What you will find is a couple of guides on what to do with your gifts, specifically if they come from the Apple or Android families, and some surprise posts as well. We're hoping you find this holiday set of days as relaxing as we are, taking a break from everything, including news about the ever-expanding future of gadgetry.

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

You have to be a pretty special electric toothbrush to make the frontpage of SlashGear, but Philips reckons its Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 has what it takes. $300/£250 worth of sonically-cleaning electric mouth pleasure is on offer, complete with a USB traveling case and a magical inductive charger-glass for your bathroom counter. Is this the ideal holiday treat for your teeth, or merely an overpriced vibrating gobthrill? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Conflict Materials in my smartphone? Hope for Congo says yes

Conflict Materials in my smartphone? Hope for Congo says yes

It's a risky business you enter in when you purchase a product, and not just when you're rolling with NIKE with their child labor-made shoes or that lovely diamond you've got around your neck mined by an enslaved people in Africa - what we're now to understand is that its possible, though not confirmed, that the vast majority of the top-name manufacturers your gadgets come from are involved in, in one way or another, the "conflict materials" trade. You may know this term from the movie Blood Diamond, released a few years ago starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Djimon Hounsou, or Kanye West's song "Diamonds" from right around the same time as the release of that movie - the absolutely evil conditions you saw or heard in those bits of media are very likely continuing through to the bits that make up your favorite MP3 player, speakers, and tablets you're using right this second.

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MagnetU wearable social network device debuts

MagnetU wearable social network device debuts

If you are big into social networking this new gadget might catch your eye. It's not something that is made to allow you to connect to social networks on the go. This thing is a little device that looks roughly iPod nano in size. The wearable device clips to a sleeve or necklace and works in conjunction with an app on your smartphone.

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Little Printer prints digital stuff for you to read

Little Printer prints digital stuff for you to read

The Little Printer is a strange item that seems to be aimed a the person who both likes and loathes digital media. This Little Printer allows you to enter your subscriptions for social networking sites and other places and then each morning it will print that content out for you. Granted that isn’t green, but if you want a printed page to take with you this might be the ticket.

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