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The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

What a frajabulous day of revealing leaks, first looks, and yes, HAX. There were not one, but TWO sightings of Droid 2 functionalities in the wild. The myTouch 4G was blessed with a Permaroot, and that brand new Android-to-iPhone port was granted a no-computer install and activation. Then to rather peek-a-boo moments: a Sharp ISO1 Unboxing and a Hustler app for Android. Apple tops the holiday want-lists (is anyone surprised?), the SlashGear Pad and Quill iPad case giveaway winner is revealed, and Nintendo wants to own "It's On Like Donkey Kong!" All this and some lovely FEATURES coming your way today, on The Daily Slash!

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Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

We're spoiled for choice when it comes to external hard drives, and given a large number of people base their decision primarily on price-per-gigabyte, a manufacturer has to offer something compelling if they want to stand out from the crowd. Iomega's latest eGo drive offers both 1TB and USB 3.0, complete with a semi-ruggedized chassis. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega has announced plans to shift all of their external hard-drives from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, with no change in pricing and extra ruggedness thrown in.  Starting with the eGo range - which will all get USB 3.0 connectivity by the end of October - and then looking to the Prestige and other lines in Q1 2011, Iomega will also be adding in 256-bit AES hardware encryption; the eGo drives will be capable of withstanding up to 7ft drops, which the company reckons is twice what rivals can manage.

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Iomega eGo Portable USB 3.0 and Skin Hard Drive Review

Iomega eGo Portable USB 3.0 and Skin Hard Drive Review

External hard-drives are only getting larger, and manufacturers are pushing for the adoption of faster interfaces that will allow users to shuffle their data around with less delay. On the SlashGear test bench today is the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, complete with 500GB capacity and a USB 3.0 port; the company also sent over their new Skin Hard Drive, which takes a USB 2.0 unit and dresses it up with a colorful finish. Check out the full review after the cut.

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Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station Review

Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station Review

Sharing files - whether a central document store, a single place for backup or a huge multimedia library - is becoming more popular, and we're seeing an increasing number of devices promise to take your regular USB storage and make it network-friendly. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the Iomega iConnect, a compact box that can share both drives and printers to local and remote users. Cheaper and with more features out-of-the-box, can it unseat the Pogoplug? Check out our full review after the cut.

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Iomega iConnect hands-on

Iomega iConnect hands-on

We called Iomega's iConnect a Pogoplug derivative back when the company announced it last week, but having caught up with the company at CES 2010 it seems we may have been a bit too harsh.  Ostensibly a straightforward way to get USB storage hooked up to your network, in fact sharing HDDs and flash drives is just one string to the iConnect's bow.  Check out our demo video and more details after the cut.

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Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD media players announced

Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD media players announced

Iomega has announced their latest digital media devices, the Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD, ScreenPlay Plus HD and the ScreenPlay TV Link Director, each of which promise to funnel your video, audio and image content onto your HDTV.  The top-spec ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player has 1TB of onboard storage together with an ethernet connection for DLNA streaming playback across a network; there are also three USB 2.0 ports, for plugging in external storage, a USB WiFi adapter or cameras for direct playback.

It supports up to 1080p HD 24fps video playback in H.264, WMV and MKV formats (among others) in addition to streaming YouTube, Shoutcast radio, RSS feeds and podcasts.  The Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD will arrive in the US later in January 2010, priced at $249.

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