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NVIDIA SHIELD prepared for pre-orders with full detail rush

NVIDIA SHIELD prepared for pre-orders with full detail rush

This week NVIDIA's Project SHIELD was revealed all over again, this time renamed simply: SHIELD, arriving as both the company's first handheld gaming device and hardware sold direct to end users, all at once. It is here that NVIDIA starts its journey in converging the worlds of mobile and desktop gaming with the Tegra 4 mobile processor on one end and GeForce graphics on the other. NVIDIA has announced today that SHIELD will not only be available in the US and Canadian markets starting in June, but that it'll be up for pre-order (for some) starting today.

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Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

The original Google Nexus 7 tablet (as manufactured by ASUS) has been tipped to be getting a refresh with new hardware and a launch time around June or July. This updated piece of equipment would, if this set of predictions turns true, have the tablet ready to be re-introduced at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer conference. This conference begins next week, starting on Wednesday the 15th of May, ending Friday.

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OPPO Find 5 Review

OPPO Find 5 Review

The smartphone OPPO Find 5 was a surprise to behold when it first left the box here on the SlashGear review bench, mostly because when a relatively unknown smartphone brand delivers a package that appears to be too good to be true, it generally is. Here with OPPO Find 5's 5-inch display at 1080p, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, and a 13 megapixel camera connected at its center by a unique user interface, it seemed as though the company had created a pretty nice beast. The packaging certainly does the device some favors as well.

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AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Review

AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Review

The LG Optimus G Pro brings a massive upgrade to the LG Optimus G, a device put together so well that Google decided to use it for its most recent hero smartphone, the Nexus 4. The LG Optimus G Pro has been released internationally with essentially the same hardware build as you're seeing here, AT&T's additions being largely app-centric. That leaves the same high-powered processor, 5.5-inch display, and collection of odd software abilities that draw us in just as much as they did in the original.

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Google now supports Photo Sphere embeds on any website

Google now supports Photo Sphere embeds on any website

Photo Sphere is one of the new features that comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and since only a small number of handsets have Android 4.2, only a handful of users can experience the Street View-like photos that come with it, and it's limited to only Google services as far as sharing goes. However, Google just enabled Photo Sphere embeds that allow web developers to insert a Photo Sphere onto any website.

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Archos 53 Platinum makes massive smartphones inexpensive

Archos 53 Platinum makes massive smartphones inexpensive

With the Archos Platinum smartphone lineup revealed today, we've gotten a taste of what it means to this company to present a smartphone that appears to present value at the same time as it does high-quality specifications. With the Archos 53 Platinum, we're seeing what the company's new hero phone (the 50 Platinum) looks like when it adds another 0.3-inches to its face. This device rounds off the Archos smartphone collection presented today with a cost of a mere $249.99 off-contract.

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Archos 50 Platinum brings on company’s first smartphone hero

Archos 50 Platinum brings on company’s first smartphone hero

With the arrival of the Archos smartphone line, we're seeing offerings that create one amazing value proposition after another, the hero of the lineup coming in as the Archos 50 Platinum, complete with a lovely 5.0-inch display. his device is both extremely thin and extremely affordable, bringing with it a $219.99 off-contract price point - that's completely devoid of any additional monthly costs. This is the middle size device between the Archos 35 Carbon and the Archos 53 Platinum, the smallest coming in at a mere $99 USD!

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Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

With our review of the Sony XPERIA Z we saw the company create a smartphone that was easily their best, and certainly waterproof as it was powerful. With the XPERIA ZL, Sony has quite obviously taken the criticisms they'd heard since the launch of the Z and have made a phone that keeps the design language on the whole, but makes a device that's refined - could it be that this unique piece of effort makes the device ready for a grand USA launch after all? Let's have a quick first look!

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ASUS rolls out MeMo Pad 7 Android tablet for $149

ASUS rolls out MeMo Pad 7 Android tablet for $149

If you're in the market for a cheap Android tablet and the Nexus 7 is a bit too expensive, Asus's MeMoPad 7 hit stores today for the low price of $149. A teaser video of the tablet was released back in February, and while it doesn't offer quite the same level of hardware available on slightly more expensive tablets, it will certainly work fine as an ereader and casual browsing slate, or as a device for the kids to use instead of your more expensive devices.

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Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Investors appear to be cautiously optimistic about the announcements made today regarding Facebook and their new Android smartphone-based software experience. Stocks have jumped over 3% after the Facebook "New Home on Android" event, this allowing the stock to hit $27 and above for the first time in half a month. What we must assume is that the negativity in talk of a Facebook Phone (that is, a complete replacement of the operating system) was doused by the appearance of Facebook Home - a home screen replacement app for Android.

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