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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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OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

It's time to get serious about integrating all the Apple products you own, and what better way to do that than with a simple iPhone dock that sits rather nicely in front of your brand new iMac? What we're taking a peek at today is the OCDesk Display Stand - that standing for Obsessively Clean Desk Display (OCD), this part of a Kickstarter campaign that's looking to bring this "missing" piece of hardware to the real world. It's missing simply because Apple hasn't made anything like it yet - the creators of OCDesk want to alleviate that problem.

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VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

Late last month, VideoLAN launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its popular media player, VLC, to Windows 8 and Windows RT in app form. Since the project will more herculean than past projects, the team has taken to Kickstarter to raise money in order to bring the apps to users for free. Today, the company posted an update, announcing that they're also planning to work on a Windows Phone 8 app, and they're also getting support directly from Microsoft.

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Transporter Kickstarter summons Drobo engineers for offline sharing device

Transporter Kickstarter summons Drobo engineers for offline sharing device

This week a Kickstarter project has been initiated by the name of Transporter, a device that its creators are saying is both an online yet off-cloud storage solution for personal use. If you're a family member who wants to share massive amounts of photo and video content but you don't want to hassle with the less-than-secure solutions out there at the moment, you're one of the many, many different types of people who may very well benefit from the simplicity of the Transporter. This project is being worked on by several folks responsible for "designing and manufacturing products from Drobo, Handspring, Sling Media, Snap Appliance, and TiVo."

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Indiegogo grows: UK, Canada, France & Germany

Indiegogo grows: UK, Canada, France & Germany

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo has followed Kickstarter with a global launch, opening the door to local currency use in euros, Canadian dollars, and British pounds, as well as to projects in four new countries. Although Indiegogo had allowed projects from anywhere in the world to be listed, until now the only currency accepted had been US dollars. Now, a simultaneous launch in the UK, Canada, France, and Germany will see the site become far more flexible.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - we received some pretty big news this afternoon, so let's just jump in! Microsoft announced today that we'll be able snag a Surface Pro starting in January, with the 64GB model demanding $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Apple launched iTunes 11 today, complete with a brand new user interface and iCloud at every turn, so get those updates going. We also heard that Google is looking to deliver information to you before you even search for it, which is pretty cool but also a little bit creepy.

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