Archive for Apr 30, 2010

The Daily Slash: April 30th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 30th 2010

Welcome to this week's Friday. We hope you had a good week, and that you're winding down comfortably. Tonight's edition of the Daily Slash is short and sweet, just so we can get you into the depths of your weekend faster. We know you want to be there. So, in the Best of R3, the Motorola Shadow has reared its sleek head again, there's a new in-vehicle mount for the iPad, and trouble is brewing for Nokia's CEO. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Verizon is handing out a great deal for Tour owners, open source video codecs can violate patents, and we've got some new pictures of the Motorola RAZR3.

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Official Twitter Client Lands on Android

Official Twitter Client Lands on Android

That didn't take long at all. Twitter has stuck to their word, and have released an official Twitter client for the Android mobile Operating System. But, this isn't just any other application that you can download from the Marketplace. Yes, you can download it from the Market, but we mean it's more than just another app. It's got a certain polish to it, along with some features that we imagine make it's open source nature make all the more sense.

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Time Warner Launches Business Class 4G Wireless Data in Texas

Time Warner Launches Business Class 4G Wireless Data in Texas

We're in the year of 4G. As 2010 is just kicking off, we've already got so many things to look forward to when it comes to the next generation of wireless speeds. Time Warner wants to make sure that its business class of customers are taken care of when they're out and about, and there's no better way to do that than to provide their own 4G data card.

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Boy Scouts Add Video Game Belt Loop and Academics Pin for Playing Games

Boy Scouts Add Video Game Belt Loop and Academics Pin for Playing Games

You have to know times are changing when the premiere body of getting kids outside is now giving out belt loops and pins for doing the complete opposite. Or, perhaps they're just trying to keep the family time as high as possible. Either way, welcome the latest editions of the Boy Scouts trophy system: belt loops and academics pins that show off your ability to play video games.

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Robot Balances on a Ball for Best Act in Town [Video]

Robot Balances on a Ball for Best Act in Town [Video]

Robots can look amazing, or they can look about as simple, and fundamentally robotic. But, either way, they can usually do some pretty impressive things if the right mind is behind them. This time around, while it may not seem all that exciting, one scientist has created a robot that can successfully balance on a ball, as it moves around on the floor. There's even a video to prove it, if you don't believe us. Just take a look after the jump.

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PowerColor HD5970 Eyefinity 12 Prototype Can Handle 12 Screens

PowerColor HD5970 Eyefinity 12 Prototype Can Handle 12 Screens

Ah, the progression of technology. It feels good to watch, doesn't it? Especially when it takes leaps and bounds like this. Meet the PowerColor HD5970 prototype, which is set to blow the doors off everything we had seen before. Six screens was great a month ago, but, let's face it that was a month ago. So, what's next? How about 12 screens?

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Soopa Scoota is a Bike for Daredevils

Soopa Scoota is a Bike for Daredevils

While there are other bike concepts out there that may seem more out of the ordinary than others, we would like to put on the table that this one takes the cake. And to be honest, we're not even exactly sure if "scooter," or "bike" are the right names for this thing. Though, we will say that it looks like a lot of fun. Especially from the concept images.

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Fusion Garage’s JooJoo to Get 3G and Unlocked USB in the Coming Months

Fusion Garage’s JooJoo to Get 3G and Unlocked USB in the Coming Months

The good news just keeps on coming for the JooJoo. It's about time, too, considering early reviews aren't necessarily the brightest. And, while Fusion Garage's CEO, Chandra Rathakrishnan says that new software, along with a European launch, are on the way, this new bit of news from the company's head is definitely a little bit more worthwhile.

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Samsung NX10 Comes in Black and White for a Limited Time

Samsung NX10 Comes in Black and White for a Limited Time

It's been a few months since we've brought up the Samsung NX10, but now that it's back, apparently Samsung wanted to make sure that it caught all the passer-by's eyes. Because how many simple, boring, one color cameras can you have, right? It's always better to give your customers a little bit of choice. Even if it is just for a limited time. For example, this white and black version of Samsung's mirrorless APS camera.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Review (Early 2010)

MacBook Pro 13-inch Review  (Early 2010)

Apple's recent MacBook Pro update brought a long awaited processor update and new GPU options, but much of the attention was lavished on the larger models in the company's professional notebook range. In contrast, the 13-inch MacBook Pro saw a more modest refresh; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HP tablet not so dead after all?

HP tablet not so dead after all?

Color us curious; while yesterday's TechCrunch article claiming HP have axed their Windows 7 slate project has been widely reported, the company itself has remained stubbornly quiet.  Now, Netbooknews has heard from its own source at HP that in fact the tablet hasn't been axed; in fact, the source says it's "very, very improbable if not even an impossible piece of news!"

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Nokia N8 browser gets video demo: multitouch, Flash & more

Nokia N8 browser gets video demo: multitouch, Flash & more

Nokia have offered a reasonable number of video demos of the new N8 smartphone, but one thing we've not seen before is how the Symbian^3 handset's browser works.  A video has been quietly added to YouTube demonstrating not just page rendering but kinetic scrolling, multitouch pinch-zooming and flash support, but if we were you we'd watch it sooner rather than later: one version has already been taken down.

Video demo after the cut

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