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SlashGear’s Last Minute (Mildly Geeky) Gift Guide 2012

SlashGear’s Last Minute (Mildly Geeky) Gift Guide 2012

It may be December 24, but there's always a last-minute stocking stuffer to be bought. We've all been there: an unexpected cousin suddenly joining you for Christmas dinner, or that tough-to-buy-for uncle you realize you forgot all about. Just because it's last minute, though, doesn't mean it has to be socks. Read on for the SlashGear suggestions for those final-moment gifts with a geeky twist.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. It looks like Samsung may soon be hit with antitrust charges from the European Commission after taking Apple to court with numerous patent disputes, and there's a new iOS 6 jailbreak scam on the scene that wants you to shell out $28. Acer might be looking to beat the rumored $99 Nexus tablet to the punch with its leaked Iconia B1, and Google announced today that it has no plans to enter the retail space as originally suspected.

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Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

It's time to get your cash back, you lovers of the Kickstarter that never actually happened - the one called POP or "Ortable Power station", working with the Apple Lightning cord amongst other things - that being the reason for its demise. As it turns out, the creator of this project mister Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Edison Junior, wasn't able to secure the rights he needed from Apple that would allow him and his project to work with the Lightning cord for the iPhone 5. Because of this, the whole project is a bust and he's giving all the money back - but there's a hitch.

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SnappGrip makes the smartphone photographer a pro

SnappGrip makes the smartphone photographer a pro

Ever since it was apparent that devices like the iPhone were taking over the instant photography universe, accessory creators have been hard at work thinking of ways to capitalize - today the SnappGrip turns your smartphone into a rather comfortable snapper. What you're working with here quite simply is a Bluetooth-connected camera controller that connects physically to your iPhone or Android device with a case. This controller will be released with a unique photography app that will be able to make use of it and developers galore will be able to make use of the accessory with an APK they can integrate into their own app quite simply.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 18, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. In the wake of the Instagram controversy, today we broke down the company's new Terms of Service to examine what they really mean while telling you how you can ditch Instagram for good, if that's what you want to do. We also told you about five services that would make a good replacement for Instagram, while the company's co-founder wrote a blog post in an attempt to clear some things up. Instagram controversy aside, today Google Play launched a free alternative to iTunes Match, while Twitter shot past the 200 million monthly active users mark.

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DIYer building custom ARM-based laptop, may launch Kickstarter campaign

DIYer building custom ARM-based laptop, may launch Kickstarter campaign

Custom-building desktop computers is nothing new nowadays, but custom-building laptops is a different story. Because of the complex parts and how they're assembled, building a laptop yourself isn't for the faint of heart, and most people don't have access to the necessary resources anyway, but virtuoso hardware hacker and DIYer Andrew "Bunnie" Huang is setting out to build his own open-source, ARM-based laptop himself.

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WynCASE gamepad for iPhone hits Kickstarter, priced at just $30

WynCASE gamepad for iPhone hits Kickstarter, priced at just $30

There's a lot of mobile gamepads out there for the iPhone. A lot of them connect via Bluetooth, while others connect directly to the 30-pin or Lightning connector. However, a new iPhone gamepad that's looking to raise funds doesn't use either Bluetooth or the connector. It's called the WynCASE, and it uses the touchscreen itself by utilizing what the company calls BridgeTOUCH technology.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today Angry Birds celebrated its third birthday with a slew of new levels for players, but that wasn't the only thing announced for the celebration. As it turns out, there's an Angry Birds movie slated for release in 2016, with Despicable Me's John Cohen attached to produce. Yes, this is really happening, but the question now is whether or not people will still be playing Angry Birds in another three years. Verizon confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Camera in cobalt black today, while Twitter looked back on its highlights of 2012.

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