SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 5, 2012

It's time to get your Apple hats on, ladies and gentlemen, as this Wednesday will be their next big event, and sure as iPad 3's your uncle, we'll be there liveblogging for you! Meanwhile the iTunes App Store has reached its 25 billionth download. Then for those of you who want all of last week wrapped up in a nice bundle, head to our gigantic [Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up] to get the lowdown!

The next gigantic release of a video game Halo 4 is being previewed in video form while Mari0 = Mario + Portal. There's a Valve "Steam Box" console challenger in the works it would seem. For those of you that want to game on the go, you've got tablets on your side – see our look at the newest and greatest with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review, hot off the press!

The folks at Mercedes have created an invisible car. We've also got the Sony Tablet P in our hands for just about as strange a tablet experience as the manufacturer could muster. There's a device out there today that can jam up your speech, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean has been tipped by ASUS, and we've got a column that incorporates smartphones, Batman and Iron Man all in one.

Microsoft has brought on the Windows 8 fury with a Consumer Preview and has us thinking a few different things. First there's Don Reisinger asking if Microsoft can ever be "Cool" like Apple. Then there's your humble narrator deciding that Windows 8 makes desktop computing fun again. And of course we've got the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook in our hands as well – ready for some hardcore action!