Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. CES is over, but one of the biggest announcements in a long time was made this week and I bet you can figure out what it is, read along to find out. That sweet Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet that we saw at CES will reportedly ship in April. The tablet is expected to ship about 800,000 units.
It's a wild day for Android. Watch out! Two things! Get your wacky conspiracy theory on in the German Android 2.4 Nexus S Phone [Developments Thread], then check out the horrible doings of DavinciDevelopers the app theif! Then if you're thinking about playing some games at home and NOT everywhere else in the world you can dream of, you could take a peek at a column by Don Reisinger, My Kinect Is Already Collecting Dust. Discover as you become able to watch official music videos on YouTube on your Android machine. See as T-Mobile slaps Verizon and ATT in the face with their awesome HWPA+ 4G service with a giggly advertisement. It's a rather punchy, wacky, spittin, and kickin day. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
See! As a possible new Samsung GT-i9023 - a possible Nexus S with Android 2.4, Hits FCC! The furtherance of this rumor shall be unfolding today, just you wait! We've got a hunch over at Android Community. See! The Sony PSP2 power up to levels equal to the PS3 and the PS3 Hacker Case continue to unfold! What about the PlayStation Phone? Just you wait. See! As a fabulously sleek looking Mystery Verizon Phone is found in Latest HTC Sync Update! Will it have a colorful background on it when you take it out of the box? You can bet on that. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!
Hello all you shoppers and non-shoppers. Today, like all days surrounding a major US holiday, was a day of mixed news. Not mixed in the way of good and bad, but mixed in the way of one thing being basically nothing like the next! As I said this morning, the tablet wave is really gaining speed, quite a few of the posts today ending up being tablet or tablet related. We've got reviews of both the TV top box Logitech Revue and the Nokia C6-01 smartphone - all this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
It's the start of another wild, weird, and wacky day, with news coming in from Japan that Darth Vader is acting as spokesman for Android, pointing at you, demanding that you buy! If you'd like to escape his grasp, but would still love a nice drink in a Google-positive environment, you can head over to the new Android-themed bar, also in Japan. Then you're going to see a real concentration of tablet-related news. The wave has really started to condense, everyone trying to chew off a piece of the one-sided hunk market that's very much alive and wild this holiday season. Sit home instead of battling it out in the streets, stay warm, stay full of turkey, and drink lots of cider today with SlashGear Morning Wrap-up.
When we looked at WowWee's Rovio last month, one thing we were certain of was its mod-potential. As of next year, one of the more ambitious hacks will go live: RoboDance 5, with added support for Skype. While setting up the Rovio's WiFi webcam streaming currently requires a little router tinkering, RoboDance 5 will utilize Skype's zero-config setup to instantly connect the robot and a remote client, whether that client be Windows or Mac, or even a smartphone.
If you've a spare NES controller lying around, a lust for retro-security and the ability to use a soldering iron without fusing electronic components to your hands, step on up for this Nintendo Keyless Entry System Instructable. The inputs from the NES controller are processed by an Arduino, which decides whether or not to open the lock by virtue of its salvaged CD-ROM mechanism.
It almost sounds a little too much like those "Bill Gates will send you a check for forwarding this email" scams, but apparently Microsoft is subsidizing certain hardware purchases to encourage use of its Live web search. The "Live Search cashback" logo appears next to certain sponsored results for searches such as "cheap netbook" or "cheap wii"; log in to your Live.com account and you can find discounts of up to 30-percent at collaborating retailers.