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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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Notion Ink promise “minimum of 15hrs” battery on Adam slate

Notion Ink promise “minimum of 15hrs” battery on Adam slate

If there's one thing we've come to expect from ARM-based tablets, it's lengthy battery life, and while the iPad has been ruling the roost with its over 10hrs of runtime, it seems Notion Ink could be stealing Apple's crown.  According to the company's blog, Notion Ink is seeing "from more than 2 full days to minimum of 15 hours" of use from a single charge of their Adam slate.

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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.

Video demo after the cut

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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.

Video demo after the cut

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