Archive for September, 2010

Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon still aren't talking about the rumored Android app store they're tipped to be working on - which would sit alongside the official Android Market and offer users an alternative source for software - but the App Store Distribution Agreement participating developers would be expected to abide by has just dropped in the SlashGear inbox.  Among the T&Cs are confirmation on the developer royalties - "equal to the greater of (i) 70% of the purchase price or (ii) 20% of the List Price" - together with the rumored $99 annual fee and the fact that Amazon retains the right to modify your binaries and add in their own DRM.

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Nintendo 3DS Mii Studio, Super Street Fighter IV 3D & more get video demos

Nintendo 3DS Mii Studio, Super Street Fighter IV 3D & more get video demos

More details on the Nintendo 3DS are filtering out after the company's 2010 conference, and while the headline is obviously the confirmed Japanese price and release date there are also some tidbits about functionality.  An official demo video shows the integrated Mii Studio app and how it can use the 3DS' external cameras to take a snapshot of you - or your grinning father - and then create a Mii from that photo.

Video demos after the cut

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NASA Droidrover project uses Android remote control [Video]

NASA Droidrover project uses Android remote control [Video]

Is there anything a humble Nexus One can't do?  Well, yes, probably - its track record at damson picking is pretty poor - but the Android smartphone has found favor over at the NASA Ames research labs where they're using it to remotely-control a Senseta rover as part of their Droidrover project.  According to the team there, the Nexus One - paired over Bluetooth with an Arduino - makes for a smaller, lighter and cheaper setup than their existing microcontroller and router, and that adds up to a rover with reduced power consumption, better performance and improved manoeuvrability.

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Sonos Controller for iPad released; Sonos Spotify activated

Sonos Controller for iPad released; Sonos Spotify activated

It's taken them a little longer than initially expected, but the Sonos controller for iPad app has finally landed in the App Store [iTunes link].  A free download, it allows Sonos system users to control their multi-room streaming music system on the iPad's sizeable touchscreen.  Meanwhile the company has also released Sonos Software 3.3, which updates the system with support for Spotify.

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The Daily Slash: September 28th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 28th 2010

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the news that we found around the Web, we've got confirmation from Microsoft that the "Chassis 2" physical design for Windows Phone 7 will be very similar to the "BlackBerry" style that we've seen over the years -- a candybar device with a full physical QWERTY keyboard right up front. And then, as usual, we'll take a look at what's happening around the R3 Media Network.

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ATMs That Dispense Gold Coming to the US

ATMs That Dispense Gold Coming to the US

If you need cash for some reason while you're out and about, going to an Automatic Teller Machine is one of the easiest ways to get your hands on some green, without having to worry about using your plastic card later. But, if you're not a fan of cash, and want something a bit more shiny, then you're in luck. A German-based company is bringing ATMs that dispense gold, and not cash, to the United States by the end of the year.

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