SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 1, 2013

Eric Abent - Feb 1, 2013, 7:50pm CST
SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 1, 2013

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend is nearly here, but before we kick it off we’re going to recap the news. Today Apple was named the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the US, while it seems Peter Chou has revealed the long-rumored HTC M7 in a rather silly video. The FTC has fined Path $800,000 for unauthorized data collection, and we learned that Windows 8’s market share is at a disappointingly low 2.3%.

Samsung’s rumored 1080p smartphone has been tipped with an Exynos 5 processor, and Google has started a €60 million French digital publishing fund. New reports are saying that the PlayStation 4 will indeed be on store shelves this year, and that it will include a controller with a touchpad, among other things. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has made an appearance in benchmark results and appears to be ready for an MWC 2013 reveal, while the ESA is proposing 3D printed buildings on the surface of the moon.

GameStick’s Kickstarter campaign has ended with $647,658 in funding, and sources are saying that word of a Dell buyout could come as early as Monday. We found out that gun manufacturers make money from the sale of some video games, and we caught a glimpse of KIA’s new “Respect the Tech” Super Bowl commercials that feature sexy robots and space babies. We ask if Android is really crushing the iPhone, or if it’s all just hype, and unfortunately Sea Launch’s latest mission has failed, destroying the rocket and satellite in the process.

The Sound City Players have a set a new show in NYC for a film celebration, the Call of Duty championship is kicking off on April 1, and Bethesda has announced release dates for the incoming Skyrim PS3 DLC. Finally tonight, Craig Lloyd tells you how to prepare for the iOS 6.1 jailbreak coming up on Sunday, I tell you what Sony needs to do to make the PS4 a success, and Cory Gunther takes the 2014 KIA Sorento for a test drive. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the weekend!

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