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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

The Super Bowl is drawing nearer and nearer by the day, just one week left until the biggest American Football game of the year, and the apps are pouring in: the Official NFL Guide, Verizon's own official stream, and PlayUp with real NFL stars chatting amongst them. There's a bit of a tip on the iPhone 5 in that it'll be revealed at WWDC in June. And perhaps of some slightly larger importance, an Earth twin has been discovered a mere 22 light-years away.

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PlayUp Super Bowl XLVI real-time chat to host real NFL stars

PlayUp Super Bowl XLVI real-time chat to host real NFL stars

In the race to grab the greatest application to work with fans hoping to get the closest to the Super Bowl XLVI action here in 2012, PlayUp has come correct with two real NFL stars aiming to chat with fans. Through the PlayUp live group-chat platform working in all web browsers and on the iPhone in its own unique app, St Louis Rams Running Back Steven Jackson and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson will high five fans the whole game long. The app and the web-based platform are both free to use and these football stars will be kicking it along with normal citizens like you and I the whole game long.

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Verizon offers Super Bowl streaming live on smartphones

Verizon offers Super Bowl streaming live on smartphones

For the first time, the Super Bowl will be available not only on TV, but also on your phone. That is, if you have a Verizon phone, and it's powerful enough to run live streaming video. The carrier was given the honors after scoring points as a valuable partner of MobiTV, the company that will be powering the live transmission. The game will be transcoded to bit rates ranging from 22 Kilobits per second to 1.2 Megabits per second. This first-of-its-kind stream only applies to Verizon phones, not tablets.

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EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

Yep, it's that time of year. For the tech heads out there, the Super Bowl means it's time to look for HDTV sales, get excited about geek-oriented Super Bowl ads...and see what team was predicted to win by the most sophisticated football video game in the industry. According to an official Madden NFL 12 simulation, the New York Giants will be the victors in Sunday's big match but it will be one heck of a close race.

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