Archive for September, 2010

The Daily Slash: September 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 29th 2010

It's the middle of the week, but in better news, we're coming to the end of September. And that also means we're just about into the fourth quarter of the year. Counting down the days now. Tonight, though, in the news from around the Web, we've got a Jaguar concept car that looks amazing. And then, as usual, we'll wrap up things from around the R3 Media Network. So, welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Daily Slash.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to Feature Kobo eReader Service Pre-Loaded

BlackBerry PlayBook to Feature Kobo eReader Service Pre-Loaded

While the announcement of the tablet device from Research In Motion, known as the PlayBook, is still hot in some people's minds, it looks like company's tied to the release of the tablet are starting to show their support. After Amazon announced that they would be making the Kindle software available for the PlayBook after its launch, Kobo is making their own announcement. But this time around, this eReader service will be made available right out of the gate, from the device.

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DARPA’s Transformer Project One Step Closer to Reality

DARPA’s Transformer Project One Step Closer to Reality

Back in April, a project that was originally found in some government documents a year before, broke cover thanks to a PDF document that had been made public. That project was known as the Transformer project, and the idea was to make an amalgamation of the military's Humvee (or any armored truck, for that matter), and a helicopter. Pipe dreams for those at DARPA was the general consensus, but it seems the government agency was very serious about their efforts, and now thanks to an aerospace defense company, the Transformer project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch iPad Social Studies Curriculum

Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch iPad Social Studies Curriculum

While some schools across the country may still be struggling to get their students updated text books, that's not stopping others from moving right along and grasping the next stage of education. The Commonwealth of Virginia and Pearson have announced today their brand new social studies curriculum, which has a main focus on Apple's tablet device, the iPad. With applications specifically created for the program, like games and self-testing applications, the new curriculum is meant to target Pearson's US History and World History programs for 7th and 9th graders.

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Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

As is customary, the folks over at iFixit have begun their tear down of a brand new gadget, trying to find out what makes it tick, as well as how to take it apart and put it all back together. While there may not be as many surprises as one would hope inside the little black box, there are some pretty interesting take-aways from the tear down. Like the amount of memory therein, the RAM available, as well as the few random parts from other Apple devices.

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JHAudio 10X3, 11, 13 & 16 PRO Series Audio Monitors Now Available

JHAudio 10X3, 11, 13 & 16 PRO Series Audio Monitors Now Available

Want to experience the same audio quality that is already trusted by professional musicians and rock Gods worldwide? Feel like your in-ear headphones, or even your over-the-ear ones, just aren't cutting it in the sound quality and accuracy? Then JHAudio has you covered. They've just made it known that their JHAudio PRO Series of in-ear audio monitors are available for everyone, so you can now experience the music from your favorite MP3 player with these little beasts.

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Dan D’Agostino Momentum Monoblock Amplifier Costs $42,000 Per Pair

Dan D’Agostino Momentum Monoblock Amplifier Costs $42,000 Per Pair

Dan D'Agostino's name is synonymous with high-end audio. For 30 years, his previous company, Krell, made some of the best high-end audio set-ups you could find. And, with those high-end features, they were also known for their high-profile price tags. That hasn't changed with D'Agostino's new company, as they've just unveiled their first product, the Momentum monoblock amplifier, and while it has plenty of features and a compact size, you'll certainly be paying for it.

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Nintendo Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary DSi LL Edition System Unveiled

Nintendo Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary DSi LL Edition System Unveiled

If you hadn't heard, the Nintendo 3DS got an official release date of February 26th in Japan, and it's going to cost quite a bit. As soon as the announcement broke, revealing the price, gamers in Japan immediately began saving, even if they weren't consciously aware of it. But now, it looks like there may be something else to buy between then and now: the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary DSi LL edition. Which means the Wii isn't getting all the anniversary love.

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Samsung Omnia 7 Packs Windows Phone 7, Poses for Photo

Samsung Omnia 7 Packs Windows Phone 7, Poses for Photo

By now, Samsung's early devotion to Microsoft's upcoming mobile Operating System, Windows Phone 7, is pretty apparent. This time around, we've got the Omnia 7 posing for a photo, showcasing the calendar view within Windows Phone 7. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of information on the device in question, and there are some people who believe that it could be the Samsung GT-i8700 that recently broke cover, posing for another round of photos.

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