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WIN a XOOM in SlashGear’s Gigantic Tablet Giveaway!

WIN a XOOM in SlashGear’s Gigantic Tablet Giveaway!

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, SlashGear and NVIDIA have teamed up to provide YOU with a totally free Motorola XOOM tablet. We've got 2 Wifi-only XOOM units here to be tossing your way, both of them the same awesome Android 3.0 Honeycomb-toting 10.1-inch NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor having tablets you all know and love. We want to take this opportunity to have you hook up with our Facebook page at the same time as you enter the contest so we can also be friends forever! Take a peek at the full rules for entering this contest below:

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The Daily Slash: April 7th, 2011

The Daily Slash: April 7th, 2011

There's been a bit of a change in the hearts and minds of several big players today, an uncertain day full of fear and doubt to be sure. That's not to say that there weren't any fantastical gadgets and technologies to be spoken about however, and we've got those for you too. One of the oddest of these was a press conference called by Facebook to discuss not a new gadget, not a new system of poking your friends, nay, twas as Open Compute Project they spoke of. Then it got REAL interesting.

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Pulse News Features Android Community!

Pulse News Features Android Community!

Today our favorite picture-based-blog-viewer Pulse News has decided to feature our sister site Android Community! We recently learned that Android Community is one of the highest-added blog feeds added in the entirety of the application (with SlashGear right alongside it,) so we were gleeful in finding it also featured in the tiny list released today via the bigtime Twitter and AlphonsoLabs blog announcements. Take a peek at the blog post right over [here], have a look at the Twitter post at @PulsePad, then add Android Community to your big list on Pulse on any one of the many devices it can be hosted on. Android phones, Android tablets (including the XOOM, on which it looks fantastic,) iDevices including the iPad and the iPad 2 (on which Pulse again, looks fantastic.)

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iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

Behold the new fistfight. While we have had many a competition between tablets of Android and the iPad original, this is 2011's real brawl. We're talking the official Google approved Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet vs Apple's hero product, the second generation in what's quickly become a game-changing device in the whole world of consumer electronics. Who will emerge victorious?

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Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola's big launch of CES 2011 and the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Motorola XOOM has a lot to live up to. In its haste to reach Verizon shelves, the XOOM could seem a little half-baked; it doesn't get Flash Player support for another few weeks, and won't have 4G until an update sometime in Q2. Still, as the iPad has shown, there are undoubtedly benefits to being first out of the gate, and there's undoubtedly plenty on offer. Can the XOOM bypass pricing skepticism? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Motorola Gives out Golden Xooms to Movie Stars

Motorola Gives out Golden Xooms to Movie Stars

Were you nominated for an Academy Award this year? The answer is almost certainly 'no'. But if you were, Motorola has the coolest goodie bag present ever for you. The company has just tweeted that it will be giving out golden Xooms to all nominees at this year's show. Can Android Honeycomb wash away the sting of losing an Oscar? We'll know on Sunday, February 27.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 8 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 8 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. This week was MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Spain so there are hoards of phone announcements from the show. The Smasung Galaxy S II went official last Sunday packing in a 4.27-inch screen with WVGA resolution and a 1GHz processor. On Monday we landed some hands on time with the Galaxy S II and put that time on video for you to check out. We think that the smartphone is hugely impressive.

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