Archive for September, 2010

The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

As we mark the last hours of the final day of September, we're left with only one thing to do: The Daily Slash. So, welcome to tonight's edition. In our story from around the Web, it looks like Time Warner's CEO is chiming in about Apple TV's pricing, and he's not a fan. And then, just as we do every night, we'll wrap up what's been going on in the R3 Media Network.

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Commercial Space Station Brings the Hotel Into Space

Commercial Space Station Brings the Hotel Into Space

Space flight is still meant primarily for astronauts at this point, but that's not stopping companies all over the globe from making it something that could be commercially viable. Companies like Virgin Galactic, and others, are working on making aircraft/spacecraft that can transport regular civilians into space, giving them the trip of a lifetime. But, what if you don't necessarily want to come down? You have to pay quite a bit of money to get yourself up to space, so why wouldn't you want to stay and see the sights?

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Motorola Stingray Tablet for Verizon Landing First Quarter 2011

Motorola Stingray Tablet for Verizon Landing First Quarter 2011

We're just about into the third quarter of 2010, which means that wireless carriers are getting ready to release one last salvo at the consumer. With the holiday shopping season upon us, there's no surprise here that Verizon would be gearing up to release a plethora of handsets before the end of the year. And, while there's plenty of big names being dropped, the main takeaway from the leak today, is that the Motorola Stingray tablet, which will feature Android 3.0 "Gingerbread," won't be making its presence known until after the holiday shopping season.

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Namco Bandai and Nissan Team Up to Create Futuristic Yokohama City in Virtual Reality

Namco Bandai and Nissan Team Up to Create Futuristic Yokohama City in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) was all the rage several years ago. In arcades all over the world (where you could find them), there were rigs set up to showcase a digital world, where the player was fully submerged. A part of the game, and not just playing it. And while it may have quieted down over the years, it looks like Nissan and Namco Bandai have found a way to make it useful again. Both companies have announced today that they plan on creating a driving simulation that uses advanced VR technology, with a Smart Grid, to provide an in-depth driving experience second to none.

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HP Names Léo Apotheker as New CEO

HP Names Léo Apotheker as New CEO

Since the acquisition of Palm a few months back, HP's been on a roller coaster. The ride didn't slow down when former-CEO Mark Hurd resigned, and then a lawsuit came next. And while there's been rumors that Todd Bradley would take the CEO reigns at HP, it looks like the company had another person in mind. HP just announced today that they've named their new Chief Executive Officer. His name is Léo Apotheker, and he is the former CEO of SAP.

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Microsoft Kinect Team Shows You Optimal Settings for Set-Up [Video]

Microsoft Kinect Team Shows You Optimal Settings for Set-Up [Video]

There's no doubt that setting up to play Microsoft's upcoming motion sensing peripheral, Kinect, will be interesting. Microsoft has released a video that showcases the Kinect development team going over what they believe is the optimal setting and layout for you to truly experience, and enjoy your time with Kinect. And who better to get the information from then those who developed the system, right?

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EA Sports FIFA Soccer 11 Lands on the iPhone and iPod Touch [Video]

EA Sports FIFA Soccer 11 Lands on the iPhone and iPod Touch [Video]

EA Mobile, part of Electronic Arts Inc., officially announced the availability of their latest title in their epic lineage of soccer titles, EA Sports FIFA Soccer 11. Keeping up with the tradition of their previous releases, EA Mobile is stepping up the playing field, as they've included the previous features that fans have grown to love, but also thrown in plenty of new things that players will welcome with open arms. EA Mobile says they've unlocked the horse power of the iDevices they are available on, delivering an engaging and genuine soccer experience, right in your hand.

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Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project Now Open Sourced

Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project Now Open Sourced

Google Earth, while perfectly usable and helpful in its own right for the common user, is something that should be experienced, and not just used. That's why Google created Liquid Galaxy, which is a set-up consisting of eight 55-inch LCD displays, which show you Earth in all of its digital glory. Google shows off the technology and system at certain trade shows that it attends. If you've ever seen it, or had a chance to use the system, then you know it's pretty fantastic. And now Google has open sourced the entire project, opening it up for everyone. But if you can't build your own, no worries -- Google will let you buy it, too.

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Sirius XM Snap Brings Satellite Radio to Your Car’s FM Radio

Sirius XM Snap Brings Satellite Radio to Your Car’s FM Radio

Satellite radio is still around, and enjoyed by thousands. For Sirius XM, introducing new hardware isn't something worth focusing on all that much, but that's not stopping them from introducing a brand new piece of tech for all of those out there who may not have a vehicle featuring satellite radio pre-installed. The company labels it as a quick, easy, and simplistic method to get your ears focused on some satellite radio. All you need is an FM radio, cigarette adapter, and the new XM Snap! (which was recently seen at the FCC) and you'll be good to go.

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iPhone 4 Scalpers Force Apple to Shut Down Beijing Flagship Store

iPhone 4 Scalpers Force Apple to Shut Down Beijing Flagship Store

The Chinese grey market is a lucrative place to find gadgets, and pretty much anything else. Popular items include high-priced gadgets, like many of Apple's devices, and it looks like the iPhone 4 hasn't escaped the attention. All over the world where the newest iPhone is sold, it's a common practice for customers to buy up a large quantity of the devices, and then send them over to China, where they can be re-sold in the grey market. That practice is going strong, as it was revealed today that Apple was forced to close their flagship Apple store, located in Beijing, due to scalpers of the iPhone 4.

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