Archive for Sep 29, 2010

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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Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

While other car manufacturers out there find ways to make electric cars lighter, along with new ways to implement the battery within them, there's still the issue of keeping them charged now. For Bike Arc, which has made a name for itself by making new ways to stay eco-friendly, keeping your electric car charged is an easy thing to do thanks to their brand new Car Arc solar powered car port.

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Nokia Research Centre Shows Off Stretchable Electronic Skin

Nokia Research Centre Shows Off Stretchable Electronic Skin

The Nokia Morph concept phone has been something that Nokia fans (and even non-Nokia fans) have been aching for. The ability to change your phone into something that you need, whenever you need it, just by molding it to a different form is an exciting idea. And it looks like, while Nokia has been pretty quiet about the Morph for awhile now, the company is still putting quite a bit of effort into getting that idea into the real world.

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Bose VideoWave Crams Everything Into the TV

Bose VideoWave Crams Everything Into the TV

Today, Bose announced something that many probably didn't expect: a TV. But, it's not just a TV, either. Bose managed to cram just about everything into the VideoWave, and it even features a customized User Interface, which Bose hopes will make navigation simpler, and with less clutter. Instead of having your HDTV and a separate sound system, you just have the TV, and the sound system's inside of that.

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Entertainment Earth’s Iron Man 2 Mark V Briefcase is Expensive Accessory

Entertainment Earth’s Iron Man 2 Mark V Briefcase is Expensive Accessory

Creating replicas from movies is an age-old past time for a few out there, and when you've got a hit on your hands, you know it. For Entertainment Earth, their brand new Iron Man briefcase hits the nail right on the head with its design and aesthetics. Created from aluminum and painted bright red, with all of the right accents in place, and featuring an inside with laser-cut EVA foam, Stark logo, and leather pockets.

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HP Slate Poses for Leaked Photos

HP Slate Poses for Leaked Photos

The HP Slate may not be all the rage anymore, but that's not stopping HP from releasing it. Last we heard, pertaining to which markets HP would be aiming for, the Slate tablet device would be aimed primarily for the enterprise consumer, and not necessarily targeted towards the masses. After we got a glimpse of the device on video (which was subsequently pulled soon after), the upcoming HP Slate stands at the ready for some spy shots, which have made their way onto the Internet (as usual).

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iPad 2nd Generation Could Feature Camera and Mini USB Port, Analysts Say

iPad 2nd Generation Could Feature Camera and Mini USB Port, Analysts Say

With the new year quickly approaching, talk about the new iPad is heating up. Even if we are a few months away from when, more than likely, Apple will officially unveil the second generation iPad, the rumor mill is sifting out plenty of information. This time around, analysts from Goldman Sachs are chiming in with knowledge they've gathered from different sources, including supply-chain checks. The analysts say that not only is Apple working on a smaller iPad, but it will be a tablet device from Apple that includes plenty of extras that the original tablet was missing.

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Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

After seeing a movie in theaters, some people immediately start counting down the days until they can officially purchase the movie on DVD or in any other media. And while on-demand services, from companies like In Demand, offer up movies "still in theaters," these are usually priced higher than the other movies in their catalog, and don't necessarily count the more popular films. And perhaps that's exactly why some movie studios are contemplating an in-home option for consumers, which would see them charging $30 for viewing a movie before it gets released on DVD.

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