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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

Behold the best idea any road-safety authority ever thought of - PhoneGuard - blocks texting when a phone is traveling faster than 10mph. Get teased with a preview pic of the ASUS Eee Pads pre-CES. Take another leaky look at the upcoming Android Music App (video). See as AppsFire adds video previews for Android apps, possibly tipping this sort of functionality in the Android Marketplace soon. Take a peek at a tip from a Japanese newspaper calling spring 2011 as the release time for the eve elusive Sony PlayStation Phone. Marvel as your Android phone becomes the brain of a robot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2010

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. I hope your week was a good one, there was a lot going on in the tech world. We learned early in the week that Nokia had a touchscreen alternative to the iPhone that was axed in 2004. That device could have made for a different landscape in the smartphone realm today had it made it to market.

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Toshiba SmartPad tablet previewed in leaked press shots

Toshiba SmartPad tablet previewed in leaked press shots

Images apparently showing Toshiba's upcoming SmartPad tablet have leaked ahead of the slate's official debut.  The shots, caught by NotebookItalia, show a similar design to that barely glimpsed back in July, and will likely earn the SmartPad (as the slate is tipped to be called) much comparison to the iPad.  According to earlier leaks, the Toshiba tablet will run Android on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, with a 10-inch touchscreen display.

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Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai - head of the Chrome project - using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous "second half of 2010" window.  As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; "We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience," Pinchai said, "we're thinking on both the hardware and software levels."

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Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W Review

Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W Review

In the grand scheme of netbooks, Hercules probably isn't a name you associate with budget ultraportables; the company is taking their first step into the market with the eCAFÉ EC-1000W. A 10-inch Atom N270 machine, there's little on the spec list that makes the EC-1000W stand out among the rank and rile, so is this yet another me-too model or a netbook worth considering? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2010

Hello geeks and geekettes and welcome to the latest SlashGear Week in Review! Early this week we saw the iTable. I reckon that the iTable is sort of like an iPad, with legs, that can hold your beer and pizza while you play Farmville. If Professor X lived in the world of Bioshock, this steampunk power wheel chair would be his ride. The thing even dispenses your adult beverages after piping the booze through an ice chiller.

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Windows Phone 7 Series hands-on

Windows Phone 7 Series hands-on

Microsoft have officially launched Windows Phone 7 and with it the Windows Phone Series, promising we'll see the first devices on the market in time for the holiday 2010 shopping season.  Windows Phone 7 marks a new, more end-user aware phase for the platform, with Zune and Xbox integration, together with stricter controls over the overall end-user experience: third-party UIs, such as HTC Sense, will not be allowed (though OEMs will be able to add into the new WP7 UI), and while they're not yet revealing the details, Microsoft have a long technical specifications list for handset manufacturers that will better standardize the platform.

There are no handsets debuting today - though HTC, Dell and Qualcomm are among the manufacturers onboard - and all of the demo devices are unbranded, generic models specially built by ASUS.  Still, they're a decent example of what we can expect: a large, multitouch-friendly capacitive touchscreen with a glass front, three front-panel buttons (back, Start and search), GPS and a rear-mounted camera.  They also have a front-facing camera, though there won't apparently be support for it natively in Windows Phone 7, and OEMs are limited to what hardware controls they can add; it's pretty much down to volume buttons, camera shortcut and power.

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