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NVIDIA SHIELD hits FCC with Avengers hat tip in code: Project THOR

NVIDIA SHIELD hits FCC with Avengers hat tip in code: Project THOR

The gaming device known as SHIELD is headed through the FCC this week with NVIDIA's original code-name attached: Project Thor. As the machine was originally called Project SHIELD when it was introduced earlier this year at CES 2013, the name Thor follows well: Marvel Comics fans the folks at NVIDIA must be. This device is headed for the hands of pre-order users sooner than later, too.

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HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

Today the Google Edition of the HTC One has been announced by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during the D11 conference in which this Google head spoke to Walt Mossberg about Android, Chrome, and all things Google software. The HTC One Google Edition follows in the footsteps of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition which was announced a Google I/O 2013, and both devices will be available in late June.

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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit brings Galaxy S III Mini to T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit brings Galaxy S III Mini to T-Mobile

While the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit may look to be a brand new smartphone - complete with fancy blue accents - coming to T-Mobile this week, it's actually an ever-so-slightly modified version of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. This device takes what the Galaxy S III Mini (not the S 4 Mini, mind you), was as it was released internationally last year with Galaxy S III style and gives it a slight bump, bringing a bit more of the Samsung Galaxy Axiom 4G LTE to party with the pink carrier.

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White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

This week Google and LG have made the unicorn of the Nexus lineup - that being the White Nexus 4 - a reality. Here at SlashGear we're taking the time to unbox and have a closer look at the device and its brand new Bumper Case as it makes its way to online stores and eventually into the retail space in the USA. And yes, it's basically the same package: it's just white.

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Galaxy Note III set for Samsung multi-device event

Galaxy Note III set for Samsung multi-device event

The next wave of Samsung devices is washing in as a London event announced earlier today clues the public in, miniature photo style. The Samsung Galaxy Note III will quite likely be up for announcement as it's been appearing in benchmarks here and there and has historically appeared not long after a Galaxy smartphone hero device in the past. Meanwhile the company has Windows 8 notebooks and a brand new Galaxy Camera to show as well.

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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 appear on retailer shelves early

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 appear on retailer shelves early

This week the folks at Adorama have revealed their first listings for the next generation of Samsung tablet, both the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1. These two devices take on the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (pictured below) and GALAXY S 4, but take away the Note's pen and modify their shape just a bit. This is the first time the devices have appeared available from a retailer in the United States, while the tablets are just hitting shelves internationally.

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Android 4.3 leaked on video showing refreshed camera interface

Android 4.3 leaked on video showing refreshed camera interface

On May 8, we reported that SlashGear was getting multiple hits from a device running Android Jelly Bean 4.3, indicating that the operating system is being tested somewhere out in Googleland and that we'll likely be seeing it in the near future. It has been a couple weeks, and now we might have gotten our first look at the mobile operating system via a video purported to be of the next update's new camera interface.

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Sony XPERIA ZL Review

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z, but with a body that's almost like an alternate reality iteration. Here with the XPERIA ZL, Sony has taken the display, the software, the processor, and the camera technology from the XPERIA Z, putting it in a body that's both more rugged and thinner than the hero.

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