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Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Happy Holidays from SlashGear

Today and tomorrow you'll hear just a little bit less from the team here at SlashGear than you normally would because we're out having a fabulous time celebrating Christmas (or something like it) at each of our various family abodes. What you will find is a couple of guides on what to do with your gifts, specifically if they come from the Apple or Android families, and some surprise posts as well. We're hoping you find this holiday set of days as relaxing as we are, taking a break from everything, including news about the ever-expanding future of gadgetry.

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5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

It's turkey day here in the United States, and as the reasons for Thanksgiving have been blurred and broadened since the first celebration many moons ago, so too must we take a non-traditional post: here's five things SlashGear is thankful for. We're a team from all across the United States as well as a few other continents on this lovely gadget-tastic world of ours, and even though the first Thanksgiving got its start in the USA, this whole day should be called one where we realize how very lucky we all are to have what we've got. That said, enjoy five items that the average citizen might never have considered, but that we here at SlashGear hold dear.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

With technology in our pockets, living rooms, handbags and offices, buying gadgets for the holidays isn't just about satisfying the geek in your life any more, but making sure everybody gets the tech-toy they've been desperate for all year. SlashGear's Holiday Gift Guide 2011 helps you cut through the battery-powered confusion and pick out the best products on the market today, whether you're looking for a tablet, a laptop or a digital camera.

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Apple iPhone 4S/5 Pre-Event Rumor Roundup

Apple iPhone 4S/5 Pre-Event Rumor Roundup

Apple's iPhone 2011 event kicks off in just over a day's time, and as always the rumor machine keeps churning right up to the wire. Anticipation for the fifth-gen smartphone is high, though we're yet to see the sort of convincing leak that pre-empted the iPhone 4 unveil. That hasn't stopped the rumors from flourishing, however, so head on past the cut for details on what we're expecting, what we're hoping to see, and what doesn't look likely, then join us tomorrow for the full SlashGear liveblog at http://live.slashgear.com/

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Samsung Galaxy S II Hands-on [AT&T]

Samsung Galaxy S II Hands-on [AT&T]

Well folks, today I've just received an awesome Android smartphone thanks to Samsung. This being the Galaxy S II for AT&T I'm a little excited that these are finally here in the US. I've gone ahead and snapped a few pictures for all you hopeful readers planning to pick one up. What lies below is our quick hands-on video as well as a few lovely photos of the AT&T flavored SGSII. We've seen plenty of the Galaxy S II already, but this is the closest to the original (international model) here in the US as the others have a larger display. More details can be seen below.

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We are hiring! Do you have what it takes to be a SlashGear writer?

We are hiring! Do you have what it takes to be a SlashGear writer?

Do you love tech and consumer electronics? Have you got a burning desire to discover, understand and share the best of the gadget world in a clear, entertaining way? SlashGear needs two new writers to join the team, flexible early-adopters who are passionate about technology, with a strong grasp of written English and the creativity to contribute to editorial and unique content.

SlashGear Acer Iconia A500 Tabletpalooza Giveaway Winner Announced!

SlashGear Acer Iconia A500 Tabletpalooza Giveaway Winner Announced!

The time has finally come for us to announce our SlashGear Tabletpalooza Giveaway winners! In case you've somehow missed it we had five amazing NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core Android Honeycomb tablets to giveaway to a few lucky readers over the past few weeks thanks to NVIDIA. For full details on the 3rd and final week of our first annual Tabletpalooza Giveaway be sure to read about it here.

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LG Thrill 4G Hands-On and Unboxing

LG Thrill 4G Hands-On and Unboxing

It may not look like its actually alive and grabbing you like something from Avatar, but it sure gets close. What we have here is the glasses-free 3D powered LG Thrill 4G from AT&T. We have seen this before known as the Optimus 3D and I unboxed that too. What makes this phone special is not only does it have a dual-core CPU but it has dual cameras. It can capture and playback 3D video as well as play 3D games and other things all without those sexy red and blue glasses. Check below for more details.

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SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

It's that time again, boys and girls, time to start thinking about what you're gonna grab to jam in your schoolbags aside pencils, pens, and folders. What we've got for you below is a guide to the seven top pieces of gear we think would best suit YOU in your journey through the 2011-2012 school year. The guide you're about to glance upon will not only allow you to smash through your school year with the greatest of ease, it'll allow you to continue on to your professional life (if that's your next move) or hit next year's school year just as hard! It's gear time!

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SlashGear Free Spotify Invite Giveaway

SlashGear Free Spotify Invite Giveaway

Well wouldn't you know it? We've got our very own batch of Spotify invites and we're giving them away to you! For those of you completely out of the loop, Spotify is a music streaming service where you're able to access thousands of tracks of music from artists new and old, all available from your computer and, if you've got a premium account, from your mobile device as well! What we've got here is a stash of invites and we want to give them away to you for free! All you've got to do is give us a high-five on Google+! (See rules below!) We've got ONE HUNDRED invites to give out, ladies and gentlemen, so get to it!

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Motorola XPRT Hands-On and Unboxing

Motorola XPRT Hands-On and Unboxing

Today in the SlashGear labs we have another Android phone to show you all. This is the Motorola XPRT. Aimed right at all those Blackberry users. The XPRT was recently unveiled in NYC back in June and our man Chris Burns was there live to capture the moment and you can see all about that right here. The Motorola XPRT is an updated version of the Droid Pro released on Verizon a while back and looks very similar and we reviewed that too. Head down past the break for the rest of the details.

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SlashGear Officially on Google+, Join the G+ Party!

SlashGear Officially on Google+, Join the G+ Party!

So there's this company called Google, right, and they've got a brand new social networking community by the name of Google+, correct? We've got the full lowdown on the situation in a couple of posts: SlashGear 101: What is Google+? and A Google+ Guide from Top to Bottom. Once you've read those and have a full understanding of the excellence of this environment, do read on. Your favorite tech and gadget site SlashGear is in on the ground level and we want you to take part in the party!

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