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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 2 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 2 2010

Welcome to a morning of great discovery! First, NASA discovers a new form of life that opens the door toward a whole new way of thinking about... well... life! Then RIM discovers the fact that a company by the name of The Astonishing Tribe would be a great addition to their team. ThinkGeek discovers the technology to integrate a music synth into a t-shirt. Amazon discovers its weak side as it stops hosting WikiLeaks. Apple discovers inexpensive auto-stereoscopic 3D technology (and patents it.) Advent Vega discover a few more tablets in their warehouse (and sell them all out basically instantly.) And Google discovers that its Android 2.2 Froyo has finally overtaken 2.1 Éclair. Bring on the cookies!

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Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

The Advent Vega Android tablet has acquired unofficial Android Market access, along with Gmail, Google Maps with Street View and Voice Search support, thanks to a new ROM. The work of MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien, the replacement firmware adds Car Home, Calendar, Contacts, Genie (News and Weather), Google Talk and YouTube support as well, and is offered with an optional "performance pack" to speed up the NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered slate.

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iPad 2 Up, Samsung Galaxy Tab Down & Tablets Out for the Count

iPad 2 Up, Samsung Galaxy Tab Down & Tablets Out for the Count

Tablets are the new rage. There's no denying that the tablet market has exploded since the release of Apple's iPad. Their tablet device managed to stir the entire market up, and now everyone is racing to get the best of the best into the customer's hands. Or, perhaps the point is just to sell as many as possible. Whatever the case may be, it seems to be working. The iPad is still selling like hot cakes, and it's already targeted as one of the most wanted devices for this holiday season. But, there are competitors, some of them pretty strong in their own right. And yet, as tablet sales are surely going to continue forward with strong figures, it seems that some analysts see some of the strongest competitors out there holding back on production, due to low sales. While there are other tablets being sold out within just a few hours. So, what's the deal?

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Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

"It appears to be just a handful of credible entrants" said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on iPad rivals, "not exactly an avalanche." It's certainly been a shaky few weeks for tablets in general; while Apple's slate can apparently do little wrong, contributing nicely to another record financial quarter for the Cupertino company, the rest of the market is looking deeply troubled. Qualms over platforms, sizes, pricing and usability have all come to a head over the past seven days, leaving manufacturers looking almost as confused as the would-be consumers.

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The Daily Slash: October 13th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 13th 2010

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Daily Slash. Today wasn't as hectic as the earlier parts of the week, but we did find out that Apple's got an event planned a week from now. The speculation is already rampant, but we do know it has something to do with the Mac. In our story from around the Web, Sony's got a new PS3 surround sound bar heading to the market next week. And then, to end the night, we'll wrap up what's been happening in the R3 Media Network.

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Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega budget tablet gets hands-on [Video]

Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega budget tablet gets hands-on [Video]

Cheap Android tablets aren't anything new, but Advent's Vega promises to be a little different; a 10.1-inch Android 2.2 Froyo slate powered by NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra 2 chipset and priced at just £249.99 ($396).  Android Community managed to score some hands-on time with one of the first models in the country, and even had the chance to pit it against the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Video demo after the cut

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