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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the end of a holiday week, but there was plenty of news still trickling through the tech news grapevine, so let's see what made headlines this week. To start – iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news – Android Candy Cane teased by Google. And in the world of gaming, here’s something – Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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Nexus 7 voice search abilities take the cake

Nexus 7 voice search abilities take the cake

Though the system called "Google Now" will be implemented on a vast array of Android devices over the next few years, right this minute its incredible voice recognition and search powers sit only on the Nexus 7. You'll have Google Now on the Galaxy Nexus once it's released from the legal locker some time in the next few weeks, and software updates are being reported by Samsung to be coming to current model Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S models soon as well, but for now it's just this wonderful tablet. Let's have a peek at the voice search capabilities of the Nexus 7 right this second.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 5th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 5th, 2012

This week we've had a fabulous holiday and are ramping up to see the barrage of updates that will pour out from tech groups across the USA in a glorious return to form. Meanwhile something undeniably important has happened - scientists working at CERN are 99.99997% (that's not just an estimate) sure that they've found the God Particle, aka Higgs boson. This discovery and nearly-proven theory has implications that will bring on a whole new era of scientific discovery, and it's happened in our lifetime! While everything else sort of pales in comparison to this news, you'll also want to see some of the more human-sized posts we've got up, including our Orange San Diego review.

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Nexus Q teardown: USA boast pans out partially

Nexus Q teardown: USA boast pans out partially

Google's Nexus Q was arguably the least-polished launch of the IO opening keynote, but there's no denying that the media streamer itself is a solid and handsome piece of kit. That's catnip to teardown merchant iFixit, which has opened up its toolkit of screwdrivers and spudgers and promptly stripped the "Designed and Manufactured in the USA" orb down to its nude essentials.

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Google Nexus Q Review

Google Nexus Q Review

This week we're having a look at the Nexus Q, a Google device released during the 2012 Google I/O developers conference both for free to all attendees and for $299 to anyone wanting to buy one from home from the Google Play store. This device is a mid-point between your media devices (like your HDTV or stereo) and your Android device(s). We've also got the Google Nexus 7 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, both of them running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus Q app - downloadable now to everyone running Jelly Bean at the moment.

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Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Google IO opened with a bang last week, spilling Jelly Beans, cheap tablets, augmented reality and more, but for all the search giant knows we're looking for, is it still out of touch? After the buzz of Google Glass and its base jumping entrance - thoroughly milked the following day by Sergey "Iron Man" Brin - attendees have been adding up what was demonstrated and questioning Google's understanding of exactly how people use technology. Geeks getting carried away with "what can we do" rather than "why would we do it" is the common refrain, but make no mistake, everything Google showed us is rooted in solid business strategy.

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Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Jelly Bean, a Nexus tablet, even skydiving Google Glass: the Google IO keynote very nearly had it all, but the company's decision to leave Google TV off the agenda in favor of the Nexus Q was a low. The zinc Epcot of Android was billed as a communal media player, and its presence on stage when Google TV was conspicuously absent undoubtedly led to confusion as to what its exact purpose was, especially given streaming favorites like Netflix and Hulu are missing. Google TV had been, in the run-up to IO, one of the topics most people expected to see covered, and its omission does not bode well.

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Google Nexus Q hacked to run games

Google Nexus Q hacked to run games

Google unveiled the Nexus Q streaming device yesterday alongside the Nexus 7. Taking a look at the specs, you might see an all too familiar processor, with the device featuring a dual-core OMAP4460 CPU - the same chip that's inside the Galaxy Nexus - along with PowerVR SGX540 graphics and 1GB of RAM. Google also hinted at the Q's hackability thanks to the inclusion of a microUSB port, and it looks like developers are starting to see what the device can really do.

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Google Nexus Q hands-on

Google Nexus Q hands-on

This week we've gotten our first look at the Nexus Q, a device that's made to be Google's "first social streaming media player." This device has been revealed in its final form at Google I/O 2012 where attendees will all be given the device for free in their very own Developer Pack. This device is made to be a hub, running Android, for all of your Android devices to connect to and push media galore to your home audio system and/or HDTV.

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