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Samsung GALAXY S 4 official

Samsung GALAXY S 4 official

Today the next generation of Samsung smartphone technology has been revealed in the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This device works with a lovely 5-inch display with Full HD resolution complete with Super AMOLED technology - the first combination of these two elements in the history of the world. With the GALAXY S 4 we've got a smartphone that's working with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as well as the newest iteration of the company's own TouchWiz user interface - and the whole amalgamation works at a size that's both lighter and thinner than the Galaxy S III, too.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Hands-on

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Hands-on

If success is judged by anticipation, the Samsung GALAXY S 4 is already a winner. Hotly discussed in the months leading up to today's big reveal, expectations for the phone have varied wildly from a ground-shaking rethink to a buff and polish of the best-selling Galaxy S III. The end result, though, treads a line between the two: familiar and yet bursting with new functionality, and refined in ways that, while not perhaps the most headline-catching, nonetheless keep Samsung's hardware at the top of its game. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Live from the Samsung Galaxy S4 event in New York City!

Live from the Samsung Galaxy S4 event in New York City!

Today we're at the big event: Samsung's own New York unveiling of what we must assume will be none other than the Samsung Galaxy S4! This device has been long awaited - right around one year, if you've been waiting since the third-generation device - and is sure to bring a wallop of a game-changer to the smartphone environment. This event starts at 7PM EST sharp - don't be late - stay tuned to SlashGear for the whole show!

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Technology conventions aren’t dying – they’re evolving

Technology conventions aren’t dying – they’re evolving

If this year's Mobile World Congress taught us one thing, it's that no matter how interesting and innovative the gadget makers and software developers of our global community are, it's the top brands that end up making or breaking the show. Make or break the show for the press, that is. Case in point: our several articles written from our chat with Google's Mathias Duarte - they ended up easily becoming some of the most popular posts we had this week, and Google didn't reveal any new products at the convention. In fact, they didn't have a stand - the chat we had wasn't even on the map. And yet, there it is - Google stole the show anyway.

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Facebook event scheduled for March 7, News Feed redesign imminent

Facebook event scheduled for March 7, News Feed redesign imminent

What's this we have here? It looks to be an invitation from Facebook telling us to "come see a new look for News Feed." The event will take place next week on March 7 at 10 am PT. As for what the social network has in mind for the day's events, we're pretty adamant that they'll be introducing yet another new redesign of the front-page News Feed.

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Canon MREAL Mixed Reality Hands-on

Canon MREAL Mixed Reality Hands-on

Augmented reality is going to be big, and Canon is jumping straight in with its MREAL System for Mixed Reality, a combination of a clever head-mounted display and integration with 3D graphics software to create a real-time virtual world you can interact with. Better known for its cameras, Canon is bringing that knowledge of lenses and optics to an innovative display system that blends the real world with computer graphics, using marker recognition so that physical objects can be picked out and manipulated in the digital environment. We caught up with Canon to try MREAL out, and see what you get for $125,000.

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Nexus 7 3G pops up on FCC website

Nexus 7 3G pops up on FCC website

The FCC is typically pretty good at confirming new devices before they're officially revealed, and today it's doing just that. A listing for the 3G Nexus 7 has popped up on the FCC's website (as uncovered by The Digital Reader), which essentially confirms that it will be one of the devices Google announces during its Android event next Monday. In other words, get ready, because there should be a heaping helping of new Android devices revealed at the event.

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Windows 8 upgrade details shared at Microsoft event

Windows 8 upgrade details shared at Microsoft event

We're live at Microsoft's big Windows 8 event in New York City, with the big talking point being the launch of the brand new OS. Microsoft's Steven Sinofaky is currently on stage, talking about the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. The new OS goes live at 12:01 AM local time tomorrow morning around the world, and for consumers, the upgrade to the new version starts at $39.99.

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Samsung descends upon NYC to out-do Microsoft with Kanye West

Samsung descends upon NYC to out-do Microsoft with Kanye West

If you were thinking about forgetting that the Galaxy Note II existed for one reason or another, the party happening tonight hosted by Samsung and starring no less than Kanye West is surely meant to change your mind. With the Samsung Galaxy Note II about to be available on several carriers across the United States and abroad, this week Samsung has brought on a media event blast normally reserved for a slightly less publicized event than this - ie a product announcement. Here though, it's all about keeping the thunder while Microsoft is in town.

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Microsoft live streaming Windows 8 event keynote

Microsoft live streaming Windows 8 event keynote

It isn't exactly a secret anymore that Microsoft is holding a big Windows 8 launch event in New York tomorrow, and indeed, we'll be there covering the whole thing. If you want to follow along as we report the news, you're in luck (at least partially), as Microsoft will be live streaming its keynote from the event. The keynote is scheduled to kick of at 11:15 AM Eastern tomorrow, so be sure to write that down if you want to watch it live.

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Apple announces new version of iBooks Author

Apple announces new version of iBooks Author

Apple has announced a brand new version of iBooks Author, and there's a few very important things to note. Starting today, iBooks Author comes with a bunch of new Apple templates, making textbook creation even easier. Publishers can also use their own fonts right there in their digital books, which should do something to give their books some personality that make them stand out.

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Apple App Store hits 35 billion downloads

Apple App Store hits 35 billion downloads

Tim Cook is currently on stage at Apple's big event, but before he gets to revealing whatever today's focus is (cough iPad Mini cough), he's touting some of the company's latest numbers. We already heard about things like iOS 6 and Mountain Lion, but when it comes to the App Store, Cook had some impressive numbers to share. When Cook took the stage last more, he told the audience that there were 700,000 iOS apps on the App Store, 275,000 of which were iPad apps. Today, he says that both of those numbers are still growing.

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