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HP ElitePad 900 tablet means business

HP ElitePad 900 tablet means business

HP has outed its newest tablet, the ElitePad 900, a business-centric slate running Windows 8 and offering interchangeable jackets to add new functionality, battery life, and protection. Wrapping an Intel Clove Trail processor and 2GB of RAM inside a 1.5-pound brushed aluminum casing, the ElitePad 900 meets MIL-Spec 810G for dust, splash, and drop resilience, and supports digital pen input on its 10.1-inch Gorilla Glass display.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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AuthenTec to reportedly give non-Apple customers the boot next year

AuthenTec to reportedly give non-Apple customers the boot next year

Earlier this year, we found out that Apple had purchased AuthenTec, a company that provides fingerprint scanning technology to many other companies around the world. At the time, it wasn't clear what Apple was planning to do with AuthenTec, and while its intentions are still unknown for the most part, it seems that Apple isn't willing to let others in on AuthenTec's products. A report from Korean site ETNews claims that AuthenTec will cut off all non-Apple customers sometime next year, which could spell trouble for some of AuthenTec's biggest customers.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks - just one more day until the weekend is officially here. iOS 6 has been out for a little more than a day now, and while there are a lot of new features to get excited about, Apple's new Maps app seems to be spoiling the party. Many are bummed that Apple Maps doesn't feature public transportation routes like Google Maps, and a group of developers set out to solve that problem with a new hack. Meanwhile, Nokia took a few shots at Apple Maps today, and we found out that iOS 6 landed on 15% of all Apple devices within the first 24 hours of release.

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US Senate claims Microsoft avoided paying $6.5 billion in taxes [Updated with Microsoft statement]

US Senate claims Microsoft avoided paying $6.5 billion in taxes [Updated with Microsoft statement]

Massive US companies using loopholes to avoid paying taxes is nothing new, but a new US Senate memo gives us an idea of just how one much one company has avoided paying. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, a memo penned by Michigan democrat Carl Levin and Oklahoma republican Tom Coburn, who both head up the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, claims that over the past three years, Microsoft has avoided paying $6.5 billion in US taxes. The funny thing about all of this? Microsoft hasn't done anything illegal by avoiding that hefty tax bill.

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HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP isn't all about new notebooks today; the company also has a meaty new ENVY desktop along with a super-skinny Full HD LCD display. The HP ENVY Phoenix h9 offers a choice of Intel Ivy Bridge processors and either AMD or NVIDIA graphics, with a choice of regular hard-drive or SSD storage, and an illuminated case which the company claims looks "armor-plated" but which we reckon has a touch of the fish gills about it.

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HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.

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