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Notion Ink Adam scratchproof matte display detailed [Videos]

Notion Ink Adam scratchproof matte display detailed [Videos]

Notion Ink is doing its usual weekend-sharing of a few Adam teasers, and there are a fair few details this time around. Perhaps most important is the fact that Adam will have a special, matte-finish scratch resistant display, including a lot of work avoiding the color fringing that can take place when you don't use a glossy panel. Meanwhile there's also plenty of software news, including the fact that - unlike the iPad - Adam is designed to work as a standalone tablet, rather than requiring regular synchronization if you want to load content.

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Notion Ink: Over 20 custom Adam apps, plus 2nd EAP developer round

Notion Ink: Over 20 custom Adam apps, plus 2nd EAP developer round

If there's one thing our time with Android slates like the Samsung Galaxy Tab has shown us, it's that apps that have been customized with a mind to the size of the display can make the difference between true usability or just-another-oversized-phone. We'd already heard that Notion Ink's software engineers were developing custom apps as part of the Adam tablet's unique OS proposition, but now the company has confirmed that, rather than just email, calendar and contacts as are custom on the Galaxy Tab, Adam will have over twenty unique apps preloaded.

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Notion Ink Adam pre-orders in December; webOS-style notifications detailed

Notion Ink Adam pre-orders in December; webOS-style notifications detailed

Notion Ink has announced that it will be taking pre-orders for its Adam slate in early December, and that the company is on track with FCC approval that could potentially see a holiday release for the Android tablet.  According to the company's blog, the FCC has already approved the Adam chargers, and the slate will be available to order "in most" countries.  Meanwhile there are a few more tidbits about UI, including more on how Eden handles multitasking.

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User Interface Updates for Notion Ink

User Interface Updates for Notion Ink

The folks at Notion Ink have some updates on their ever-evolving user interface, and as a bonus, they offer a video example of their 1080P in action and Full Volume *loud when you watch it, so turn the sound down before pressing play. Also, if you've been following the Notion Ink blog, you aught to know they've picked their top 10 list for logos and that all the folks who are on that list will be given something special! Then there's updates on the Aqua (Aero, Glass, and Gloss,) the Browser, and the Panels.

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Notion Ink Adam battery drain list tips HD video streaming

Notion Ink Adam battery drain list tips HD video streaming

Battery estimates from manufacturers usually hover in-between "hopelessly outlandish" and only "if you leave the device in your pocket", so it's good to see Notion Ink being upfront about their Adam slate's power limitations.  After saying that with "normal" use the Pixel Qi equipped tablet managed 15+ hours of runtime, the company has now put together a list of ways in which you can gnaw that down to just 6hrs.  As you might expect, heavy use of HD video, GPS, the camera or Flash can all be relied on.

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The Daily Slash: October 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 19th 2010

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash. First up, as we take one last look over the Internet for something interesting, we find that our story from around the Web has Activision officially releasing the DJ Hero 2 bundle, just in time for their Fall predictions made at the beginning of the year. And then, as we wrap up the night, we'll take a look at what's been going on around the R3 Media Network.

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Notion Ink Adam production prototypes spotted [Video]

Notion Ink Adam production prototypes spotted [Video]

We're still waiting to see a video demo of the new Eden multitasking system which Notion Ink has developed for their Adam tablet, but until then we'll make do with some shots of tooling prototypes straight off the Chinese production line.  The new hardware is functional - as you can see in the video after the cut - and there's even a comparison shot between Adam and a Nokia E63 to put its thickness into perspective.

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Notion Ink Adam’s Eden UI & multitasking detailed

Notion Ink Adam’s Eden UI & multitasking detailed

We saw an example of how Notion Ink's Adam tablet UI would look on Friday, in the Android slate's new LongBox Digital comics app; now the start-up has revealed more about the architecture behind their UI.  No screenshots yet, but an outline on so-called "Light" and "Full" modes which automatically manages system resources depending on whether apps are full-screen or in a multi-panel multitasking mode.

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Notion Ink Adam gets LongBox Digital comic partnership [Video]

Notion Ink Adam gets LongBox Digital comic partnership [Video]

Notion Ink has been promising us details on the content partnerships lined up for their Adam slate, and the first of those deals has just been made public.  LongBox Digital will be providing their digital comic system for Adam, which will allow browsing their catalog - with a rather slick animated UI which you can see demonstrated after the cut - together with downloading direct to the tablet.

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