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The Daily Slash: March 22nd, 2010

The Daily Slash: March 22nd, 2010

We do our very best here at SlashGear to bring you the latest intelligence from the huge, and still growing world of the tech industry. But, as it stands, we're only human, and sometimes we're just not able to bring you every single piece of information we get our hands on. It's unfortunate, but we also don't want to give you any kind of sensory overload throughout the day. We realized that there were still a lot of great stories out there, so we wanted to bring them to your attention, in a nice, orderly fashion. That's why we have the Daily Slash, where we'll bring you a daily wrap-up of all the cool, interesting, or just plain shiny stuff we find.

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ASUS O!Play HD2 quietly arrives at CeBIT 2010

ASUS O!Play HD2 quietly arrives at CeBIT 2010

ASUS have quietly added a third model to their O!Play mediaplayer range, the ASUS O!Play HD2.  With no information beyond a name in the CeBIT 2010 press release they've sent us, however, and nothing on the company site, we're left guessing to its complete specifications, though the single photo does reveal USB, eSATA and various forms of memory card reader.

Update: The O!Play HD2 is confirmed to have not only USB 2.0 but USB 3.0 connectivity.

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GuruPlug Server Plus boosts Sheevaplug, adds eSATA & more

GuruPlug Server Plus boosts Sheevaplug, adds eSATA & more

Remember Marvell's third-gen Sheevaplug?  The newest server-in-a-wall-wart made its debut at CES 2010 last month, adding WiFi and Bluetooth along with a faster, more capable chipset.  As we saw before, the core Sheevaplug design often prompts some interesting third-party versions, and one such mini-server is Globalscale's GuruPlug Server Plus.  It takes the basics of the Sheevaplug and throws in an eSATA port, a second gigabit ethernet port and a microSD card slot.

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ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 adds WiFi-N to 1080p media streamer

ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 adds WiFi-N to 1080p media streamer

Back when ASUS announced their O!Play HDP-R1 media streamer in June 2009 we criticized it for leaving out WiFi.  Now the company have launched a new version, and the ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 does indeed bring WiFi 802.11n to the table.  The HDP-R3 is capable of playing back local 1080p HD content from attached memory sticks and hard-drives, as well as sucking streaming content over your high-speed wireless network.

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Synology DiskStation DS1010+ and DS110j NAS outed

Synology DiskStation DS1010+ and DS110j NAS outed

NAS manufacturer Synology have outed a pair of new external network drives, one for the small business crowd and another more suited to home users.  The Synology DiskStation DS1010+ has five internal HDD bays and the potential for a further five with an optional expansion enclosure, while the DiskStation DS110j makes do with just one drive.  Both support DLNA media streaming, gigabit ethernet connectivity and have a clutch of USB 2.0 ports for hooking up external drives or peripherals.

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Umazone UMA-ISO automatically mounts your DVD images

Umazone UMA-ISO automatically mounts your DVD images

Japanese accessory manufacturer Umazone have outdone themselves with a hard-drive caddy that will likely strike a chord with anyone doing regular software installs.  The Umazone UMA-ISO looks like a regular 2.5-inch HDD drive enclosure; however it also has a small display and, on the side, a jog wheel, which can be used to flick through ISO CD and DVD images stored on the drive inside.  Once selected, plugging the UMA-ISO into a host computer is pretty much the same as dropping the original disc into a CD/DVD drive.

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ASUS Eee Box EB1012 and EB1501 Ion-toting nettops get video hands-on

ASUS Eee Box EB1012 and EB1501 Ion-toting nettops get video hands-on

ASUS' latest NVIDIA Ion based nettops have been well and truly pawed over by NetbookNews.de, and considering that the Eee Box EB1012 at least seems destined for the US market it's only right that we should take an interest.  The EB1012 - and the ASUS Eee Box EB1501 - uses Intel's dual-core Atom 330 1.6GHz processor, paired with the Ion 1080p-capable graphics chipset, with the key difference being that the EB1501 finds room to squeeze in an optical drive.

Video demos after the cut

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