Archive for Dec 28, 2010

The Daily Slash: December 28 2010

The Daily Slash: December 28 2010

Behold a 200 year old wood / 18K gold / supremely expensive iPad from Gresso - buy one soon! Point and awe as Sprint Palm Pixi gains mysterious front-facing camera, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and LG Optimus Pad point toward CES 2011, and Sony PlayStation Phone points toward the same timeframe. See your Android phone become the brain of a robot, see some super teaser pics of ASUS Eee Pads, and check out the BRAND NEW HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE phone in 12 big leaked pics! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Hydroleaf Shelter Collects and Purifies Water, Acts as Bus Stop

Hydroleaf Shelter Collects and Purifies Water, Acts as Bus Stop

Integrating eco-friendly features into our every day things may be one of the best ways to actually implement the technology, along with the way of life, especially for those who haven't embraced the movement. For something like the Hydroleaf Shelter, it's a great and easy way to provide clean, drinkable water for those who might be waiting for a bus, or other forms of public transportation. Or simply just need a drink.

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Samsung Announces WB700 Ultra-Slim Camera with 18x Optical Zoom and 16MP CCD Sensor

Samsung Announces WB700 Ultra-Slim Camera with 18x Optical Zoom and 16MP CCD Sensor

Take a peek at the second camera announced in so many minutes by Samsung, the WB700 - a slightly less expensive image collector than the other (NX11) camera just announced at a total of right around $299.99 for the full package. This lovely little camera has a 24x zoom (made of 18x optical and 1.3x "Smart Zoom), this greatness accomplished with an ultra-wide Schneider KREUZNACH® lens. The WB700 features 720p high definition video (H.264 format) and a 16 Megapixel (MP) sensor. Double saweet!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

While publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are busy dealing with a bunch of angry customers on Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console, it looks like a lot more than a few individuals out there decided that, instead of buying the game, they'd rather download it from the Internet. Not that that slowed down the sales of the game at all, considering it managed to amass $1 billion in the short time it has been out in global sales. But, with the numbers we're seeing here, it's almost staggering to think how much bigger it could have been.

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Solemates Superyacht Lets Passengers and Crew Control Some Features with iPads

Solemates Superyacht Lets Passengers and Crew Control Some Features with iPads

It's been a few days since a yacht has graced the front page of SlashGear, so let's rectify that. Of course, a yacht isn't a yacht if it doesn't have a bunch of luxury items on it, making it not only look good, but also look expensive. Much like an iPad with an 18K gold Apple logo does. The Solemates Suepryacht certainly does its best to make sure that everyone knows it looks expensive, and if you do manage to step inside it, you'll realize why you'll have to pay a bit extra to spend any time therein. Thanks to Apple's iPad tablet device, crew members and passengers alike will be able to control features of the ship, right from the device.

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Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Take a peek at the sweet specs on this brand new camera from Samsung. It's the newest addition to the NX family, the NX11. It's similar to the NX10 in that it's got a mirrorless interchangeable lens, but it's got the brand new i-Function lens introduced with the NX100. NX11 will come standard with an 18-55mm i-Function lens as well as two more i-Function lenses, the 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. And what's all this fabulous new big fat camera goodness cost? Right around $649 (with bundle zoom lens.) Saweet!

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Applications and Games

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Applications and Games

As far as milestones go, reaching a certain number of applications in your digital storefront is one of them. And when you reach 5,000, at a pretty breakneck pace no less, that's certainly something for any company to celebrate. As we're sure that the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft is doing, with news that the Marketplace is reaching that milestone by the end of the day on Tuesday, with 5,000 applications and games available for purchase.

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New Super Mario Bros Sells Six Million Copies for DS

New Super Mario Bros Sells Six Million Copies for DS

At the moment, there are a few games that have reached 5 million sold for Nintendo's portable game console family. However, there's only one that can claim the prodigal 6 million seller title, and how fitting that it's Nintendo's own pride and joy, Mario. Famitsu.com has reported that New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS family of devices has officially crossed the 6 million sold mark in Japan.

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HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon Shown Off in Pictures

HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon Shown Off in Pictures

While they may not be live photos, or even images of the device turned on in someone's hand, what we have here is a total of 12 images of the unannounced 4G LTE-enabled handset from HTC. While the official name of the device is still up in the air, it's currently going by Thunderbolt, so we'll stick with that. The device in question shares a lot of similarities to the HTC Desire HD, which shouldn't be surprising considering the manufacturer, but additional details regarding the mysterious handset are still unknown.

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Engkey Egg-Shaped Robot Teaches South Korean Students English

Engkey Egg-Shaped Robot Teaches South Korean Students English

It looks like South Korea's aspirations of having robots in classrooms, teaching their youth, which were aiming for 2012, may be seeing adoption at a quicker rate. But, that's not stopping a school in Daegu, South Korea, from planting a few 3-foot tall robots, oddly shaped like huge eggs, right in front of students, and teaching them English. The students reportedly love the Engkey, though, and that's kept the little bots around.

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First X-Ray Image of Lightning Captured

First X-Ray Image of Lightning Captured

Scientists have reportedly known that lightning emits radiation within it for quite some time, but unfortunately for those scientists they have been unable to take any kind of x-ray photographs of the event. It simply moves too quickly, and up until recently, there simply hasn't been an x-ray camera that was able to take the necessary shots to capture lightning in mid-strike. That is, until now. A giant x-ray camera, which was created by a graduate student named Meagan Schaal, has been the first ever to capture a lightning strike with an x-ray camera.

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Researchers at University of Glasgow Create 1,000-Core Processor

Researchers at University of Glasgow Create 1,000-Core Processor

Lead by researcher Dr. Wim Vanderbauwhede, a team of scientists have used the technology found in Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGAs, to create a 1,000-core processor. At this point, they've effectively created a proof of concept that can perform almost 20 times faster than "modern computers." To add to the possibility of this new processor finding its way to the real world eventually, it seems that Intel has been playing around with the idea, very recently, and believe that a processor of that magnitude is certainly "feasible."

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