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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 20 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 20 2011

First, watch your ports! Turns out there's a way for people to hack the crap out of your computer just by attaching their Android to it. Next take a ride on the confirmation train with both T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G and Vibrant 4G, and take a peek at some possible specs on the Samsung’s Galaxy S2, too. Here on SlashGear take a peek at the lovely brand new Jawbone ERA in a high-res review. Next go ahead and take that big jump with Google Voice as they introduce mobile number porting. Remember when LoveFilm bought Amazon Europe's DVD rental service? Now Amazon is buying LoveFilm - how about that? Remember how big A likes to add features to their OS? It seems as though iPhone iOS 4.3 has multitouch gestures - oh and iPad 2? February 9, perhaps. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up.

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Microsoft Looking to Bring Kinect Drivers and SDK to Windows

Microsoft Looking to Bring Kinect Drivers and SDK to Windows

Since the launch of Microsoft's peripheral, Kinect, it's been flying off the shelves. And while casual gamers are enjoying the device, it's also been getting a lot of attention from the types that like to do things on their own. The Kinect has been used to let a robot help you work out, and even help in surgery. The hacks are certainly all over the place, and while Microsoft wasn't particularly warm to the idea at first, the company is certainly enjoying the idea now. So much so, in fact, that it may turn out the company is getting ready to deliver official drivers, and a software developer's kit (SDK) for Windows.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 19 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 19 2011

All you PC fans rejoice, Intel's announced plans for Intel Atom Windows 8 smartphones. Next decide with us whether or not AT&T's agreement with Apple being non-exclusive means that a T-Mobile iPhone is on the way. Have a sip of the ol' joe thanks to your mobile phone as Starbucks now takes payments from mobile phones all across these United States. Then if you've got a Verizon phone that ISNT an iPhone 4 but were hesitant to switch, the company now has a deal that's basically saying come on, pleeease? We'll give you 200 bucks! Or perhaps you'd like to take a look at the numbers, the numbers that suggest Android users are the most loyal of the bunch? Finally, take a peek at the invite publishers have been snuck to a Samsung event that promises a Galaxy S replacement. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Kinect adapted for robotic surgery

Kinect adapted for robotic surgery

I am all for hacking the Kinect to be used for things that it was never intended to be used for. Things like controlling my PC games or controlling a robot are one thing. Using the Kinect to control robotic surgery tools by doctors is something else entirely and makes me more than a little nervous.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 18 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 18 2011

Hoax! Samsung Vibrant 4G Android phone for T-Mobile with Android 2.3 turns out to be Totally Faked! Then no fake! We're having a heated debate on the effects of Consumer Reports hating on Verizon's iPhone 4 - Good News for Android? See then another object ripe for debate: Intel IPAD - pre-dating the iPad by nine years! Then a product that's making people get sick in a different way: Reports of 3DS users feeling ill surface after 3DS showcase in Japan. On the other side of the spectrum, Microsoft speaks with ChevronWP7 team, making them feel mighty healthy for their hacking of Windows Phone 7! Finally, take a peek at a couple reviews you may have missed last night - one for MacBook Air 11-inch and iPod Touch GelaSkins, the other for a lovely orange Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook!

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Xbox Isn’t a Gaming Console, Steve Ballmer Says

Xbox Isn’t a Gaming Console, Steve Ballmer Says

If you're a gamer, and you know other gamers, then you've probably had at least one conversation that focused on whether or not the Xbox 360 is better than the PlayStation 3, or vice versa. It's a heated debate, for sure, but if you've been talking about whether or not each of the consoles is a better gaming console, then Steve Ballmer can clear everything up for you rather quickly. In a recent interview, Ballmer opined that the Xbox 360 isn't, in fact, a gaming console at all. No, it's something much more.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 17 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 17 2011

First, on the iPad 2 front, check out both a iPad 2 case pic and a Best Buy listing of three new iPad models “coming soon”. Find out why Ben Bajarin's Kinect is getting some action in a column by the name of Why My Kinect is Not Collecting Dust, and why Don Reisinger's streaming options just aren't happening in a column called Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray. Then on Android Community, we're so pumped up about CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies being released, we did a CyanogenMod 7 Quadrant Benchmark on Nexus S! Then we find Sync Music in Android 3.0 Honeycomb, find out about the possibility of Notion Ink Adam' non-Matte and Scratch Resistant Surface, and a big change to the future if the claims of Samsung Update Fees are true. It's panning out to be an EXCITING DAY here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: January 14, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 14, 2011

Epic war! But first lets speak for a moment about what Christina Burlini columns as the Best iOS Apps for Students. After that, let yourself dream of a cloud of music in a column by yours truly called Syncing and Streaming on Android Community. Then there's the war I promised you. The war to end all wars! Such important subject matter as to have never been trumped before or after - the people VS Samsung and T-Mobile over their Samsung Vibrant updates to Froyo -- The Class Action Lawsuit, the simpler way of protesting - The #NeverAgain Twitter Campaign, and the inevitable Samsung Response. After that, it's games, music, and more games on SlashGear - see if you can find the tags!

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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