Author Archives: SlashGear

Can You Live Without First-Person Shooters?

I recently found myself in a rather interesting video game-related conversation. My friend and I were playing Call of Duty: Black Ops, and he asked me if I could live without first-person shooters. It was an interesting question that I didn’t answer so quickly. I thought of a world without first-person shooters. I imagined the…

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Steampunk computers look older than grandma

I admire people who can take a modern working product like a computer, turn it into a steampunk work of art, and still have the device function properly. If I were to disassemble a computer display, I am sure the thing would never work again. A few sweet steampunk computers have shown up over on…

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Steampunk DJ Kit Brings the Best of Both Worlds

You know by now that we have a natural love of all things Steampunk around these parts. There’s just something about the amalgamation between this “alternate universe” aesthetic, mixed with the aspect of our “real world.” There’s lots of brass, too, and that’s shiny. So, yeah. In any event, here’s a DJ setup that we’ve…

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SlashGear Science Week In Review

Welcome to the first SlashGear Science Week In Review. Each Saturday, we will round up our favorite science stories of the week for your perusal. Some are stories that we covered, others we didn’t get to. A sample of this week’s stories: A new form of matter, a hexacopter with superpowers, a robotic cloud, a…

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Nokia T7-00 leaks (but sorry, it’s no tablet)

News of a new Nokia device has leaked, courtesy of the OVI Publisher tools, the Nokia T7-00. The first of what would be a new line of nomenclature for the company, while it’s tempting to think that “T” stands for “Tablet”, unfortunately that doesn’t seem particularly likely; well, not unless you like your slates particularly…

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Samsung Galaxy S II with TouchWiz 4.0 gets hands-on walkthrough [Video]

Samsung has been on a roll this past week, with the ultra-slim Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablets finally bringing some serious competition – in specs, design and price – to the iPad 2, and helping the company dominate the news cycle at CTIA 2011. Samsung also brought along the Galaxy S II to the…

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G reviewed at Android Community

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4G is the latest iteration of Samsung’s best-selling phone, delivering Android 2.2.1 Froyo  along with a shot of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ speed. Still, with dual-core Android phones – including Samsung’s own Galaxy S II – looking to dominate the high-end market in 2011, is 4G enough to keep things flying? Android Community took…

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Apple’s OS X Lion Golden Master first-attempt imminent?

Apple is reportedly readying a Golden Master release of OS X Lion, the next iteration of the company’s Mac OS. However, while a Golden Master build is normally one step away from a complete, public release, there’s talk that this particular version is only GM1 in what will be several phases of release. According to…

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