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HP Making of Elite Tour kicks off with PC Spin-Off reassurance [Video]

HP Making of Elite Tour kicks off with PC Spin-Off reassurance [Video]

This week we've been invited by HP to participate in their very first Making of Elite Tour. This tour is one where we get to see many moments in the process between HP creating a device in their Elite line and getting it ready for store shelves. That said, it was pretty obvious right off the bat what the first question on everybody's mind would be given the recent news HP had for the world regarding the very sector of HP that we were about to dive into. Public Relations head Mike Hockey knew the situation and gave us a once-over before the questions were even asked.

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Live from HP’s Making of Elite Tour in Houston, Texas

Live from HP’s Making of Elite Tour in Houston, Texas

Your humble narrator is here down on the South side of the United States for the next couple of days as a guest of HP for their Making of Elite Tour 2011. I'll be documenting my experience here in several ways, most of them being hands-on and eyes-on looks at how HP goes about bringing you their "most reliable, toughest and highest quality computers ever built", straight from the HP Houston Campus. Stick with us here on SlashGear for the full experience - for now though, look at this fabulous presentation of information we've got right off the bat!

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Apple To Unveil iPhone 5 On September 7?

Apple To Unveil iPhone 5 On September 7?

Apple's fall event for unveiling new iPods usually takes place in the beginning of September, but there are reports that this year's event could pull the curtains back on the iPhone 5 instead. According to MacRumors, Japanese website Kodawarisan claims that an insider source has confirmed that this year's event will take place on September 8 Japanese time, which means September 7 in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Get New TouchWiz UX On August 3, But NYC Only

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Get New TouchWiz UX On August 3, But NYC Only

Samsung is hosting an unusual press event in NYC on August 3. And we say unusual, because it's not common to see events like these in celebration of a software update. But this one is to unveil a major update to Samsung's TouchWiz UX for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The event will be held at the Samsung Experience center in NYC, where it will open to the press in the morning and then to the general public in the afternoon.

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GSMA Names Barcelona Mobile World Capital 2012-2018

GSMA Names Barcelona Mobile World Capital 2012-2018

The GSMA, who represents mobile operators worldwide and is known for hosting the largest annual wireless conference in Europe, has just named Barcelona to be their very first Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. This means the next six years' Mobile World Congress and various GSMA-organized mobile events will be taking place in the beautiful city.

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Google Launches Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop

Google Launches Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop

What Google has revealed at their Inside Search event on June 14th, 2011 in San Francisco is, amongst many other neat items, are Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop. While similar items have been possible in the past on Android, this is the first time they've been available to the home user. They're also improved significantly in the following ways: more phrases, better understanding, and quicker results (and more accurate, too.) The results are impressive, the results perfectly accurate on stage. Will this functionality work in practice? We can't wait!

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Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, we here at SlashGear are proud to announce that we've just today made a brand new record for our site's live feed viewership. Not only have we beaten previous records, we've beaten them by a country mile, collecting nearly twice the live viewers that we'd had for previous press events such as the Apple keynote on iCloud, iOS 5, and OS X Lion that occurred today. First we'd like to thank you, the readers, then we'd like to literally tell you where we stand!

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BlackBerry PlayBook Event Invite Sent to Press

BlackBerry PlayBook Event Invite Sent to Press

We've been pumped up about this device for what seems like an eternity. The BlackBerry PlayBook, now an unlikely hero in an intensely rapidly expanding and changing tablet market. What this event will certainly contain is a formal introduction to the near-final build of the PlayBook itself along with a demo and possibly the chance to bring one or two of the little beauts home with us. This event is going to be taking place April 14th at 6PM EST in New York, NY.

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Odd British Man Totes Mobile in Barcelona [EXCLUSIVE]

Odd British Man Totes Mobile in Barcelona [EXCLUSIVE]

So I was standing there, minding my own business in an oddly calm moment during the several day madhouse that was Mobile World Congress 2011, and there they were, a man who could only say "Action," and a man who had clearly practiced his news voice for many many years. They were standing along the main drag of the convention (the whole convention is a big L shape, they were near the entrance,) and were doing multiple takes of the scene you're about to see (completely and totally exclusively behind the scenes, of course.)

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