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The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

Today you'll totally get your hands on a HP ENVY 17 3D Laptop when we totally unbox it. Get funky really quickly with Philip in an article by the name of Five 80s Tech Movies That Deserve a Refresh. Take a sweet ride through the world of Gingerbread on our Nexus S review. Then WIN A FREE Google Cr-48 Laptop in a SlashGear Google Chrome OS giveaway! Oh and what's this? Win a Google Cr-48 at Android Community too? That's wacky! It's a massive amount of exclusive content and a completely fantastical amount of everything else here on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

Notebooks running Google Chrome OS aren't expected to hit the market until mid-2011, so until now the only way to get your hands on a Google laptop is to sign up to the search giant's pilot program and hope you get picked to try out one of the 12.1-inch ultraportables. Now, though, there's another way: Google has given us five Cr-48 notebooks to give away, three for SlashGear readers and two over at our sibling site Android Community.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 14 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 14 2010

Get pumped up with caution! Why? Because they may have found a cure for Aids. Remember though, this study has provided ONE success - not like we've discovered aliens here. Learn after that, if you're a parent how to use technology. Take a peek at final details of Nexus S sales at Best Buy on opening day. Get Lotus Notes on your Android. Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Nexus One. Get futuristic with KAIST selling eight HUBO 2 robots to US and Singapore and get prepared for a wacky day here on the R3 Media Network. Believe that.

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Google Chrome OS is “careless computing” warns GNU founder

Google Chrome OS is “careless computing” warns GNU founder

Google Chrome OS may liberate you from fire and awkward little children who dump ice cream on your notebook, but according to GNU founder Richard Stallman it also liberates you from too many of your legal rights. The outspoken Free Software Foundation founder believes that rather than "cloud computing", Chrome OS encourages "careless computing", and highlights the fact that the rules over what information police can or can't seize without a search warrant change depending on where your data is stored.

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The Daily Slash: December 13 2010

The Daily Slash: December 13 2010

Well now! Take a peek at the dinosaur! Whippin up some nice HTML 5 with Javascript for amazing results out at LeWeb! Then take a trip down memory lane as you prepare for the future as Philip reviews Tron (1982), aka the former in the longest period between a film and it's sequel, EVER, culminating in Tron: Legacy soon! Get pumped up because iPhone for Verizon might run on LTE! Discuss the meaning of a Chrome OS Notebook with Ben. Review with us the Orb Music MP-1 and the LG VL600 LTE modem, unbox and get your hands on a Nexus S and a Laser Pico Projector, and give 3D a try with Don. LOTS to do here right now on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 10 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 10 2010

Ruh roh! Looks like Notion Ink is having some troubles with pre-orders and cautious consumers thinking about buying the Adam tablet. Check it out. Then see how the US military is locking down potential WikiLeaks material - while at the same time Anonymous plans on spamming the internets with all the secret documents that've already seen the light in Opteration: Leakspin while a 16 year old kid is arrested for related DDoS attacks on PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard. AND there's a sweet magnetic cube table that looks like a Rubik's Cube. It's ramping up to be quite an exciting day here on the R3 Media Network. Get pumped up and check out the entire SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Usually, when an interesting new gadget arrives, we have to wait until iFixit gets around to tearing it down before we see what's going on inside. Google, though, don't appear willing to wait for that to happen; they've pushed out a video to demonstrate the benefits of cloud-based working, and along the way 25 Google Cr-48 notebooks are broken, frozen, shattered and generally mistreated.

Video destruction after the cut

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks being delivered today

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks being delivered today

Google's Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks are already showing up with early registrants to the Chrome OS pilot program. Announced on Tuesday this week, a Cr-48 has arrived on the step of SeatGeek comms director Ben Kessler.

According to Kessler, "the build quality on the Cr-48 is mostly great, all rubberized plastic but the damn battery doesn't sit flush with the bottom." Google has purposefully left the 12.1-inch notebook generally unmarked and logo-free, targeting it solely at pilot users while commercial variants from Acer and Samsung are expected in mid-2011.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

Oh my goodness, did you know that Rovio pulls in $1 Million bucks a month just in advertising revenue for their Angry Birds Android version? Oh man, did you know tomorrow is the first day you'll be able to pre order a Notion Ink Adam? How about the new Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook, did you know you can get one for free (just so long as you answer some well-placed questions)? There's a LOT of things you're about to learn, all of it on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Google grabs 60,000 Cr-48 notebooks while Acer conservative on Chrome OS demand

Google grabs 60,000 Cr-48 notebooks while Acer conservative on Chrome OS demand

Google's Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook will be offered to developers, business and education users, and the general public as part of the search giant's early access program, but just how limited are the numbers Google is talking about? According to DigiTimes, the first batch of Cr-48 units amounts to around 60,000, with Inventec the manufacturer responsible for the unbranded 12.1-inch ultraportable.

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