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SlashGear Week in Review- Week 26 2010

SlashGear Week in Review- Week 26 2010

Happy Fourth of July to readers in the US and welcome to another Week in Review! Apple announced on Monday that it had sold a whopping 1.7 million iPhone 4 smartphones in three days. I knew they would sell a lot of the things, but didn’t think it would be that many. Monday we posted up our review of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. We liked the device, but it had some occasional issues with CPU lag to sour the overall enjoyment somewhat.

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HTC tablet rumors reignite; 1080p HD recording coming Q2 2011

HTC tablet rumors reignite; 1080p HD recording coming Q2 2011

The will-they, won't-they rumors surrounding HTC's tipped tablet project are now officially more convoluted than Ross and Rachel from Friends, and just as we'd got used to the idea that it had all been an experiment subsequently abandoned there's now conflicting word from HTC in South Africa.  At the recent launch of the Legend, Desire and Smart there, local MD Quinton Leigh apparently told PhoneReport that the company was working on an Android-based tablet.

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Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Project packs extra bass, wireless iPod connectivity

Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Project packs extra bass, wireless iPod connectivity

Yamaha have been quietly plugging away at their soundbar technology for a while now, and their latest model looks to be the most alluring yet.  As ever, the concept is straightforward: why have a room stuffed full of speakers when a single row of them - together with some clever digital processing - can reproduce the same effect.  Targeted at TVs up to 50-inches (as well as projector setups), the Yamaha YSP-5100 packs 120W and five HDMI ports.

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Yamaha neoHD Media Controllers promise simple AV control

Yamaha neoHD Media Controllers promise simple AV control

Hot on the heels of their Sonos-rivaling MediaCAST2 system, Yamaha have announced their neoHD Media Controllers.  Pulling together multiple AV components with a simple, HTPC-style "Watch/Listen/Play" UI, two models are on offer: the entry-level YMC-500, which includes remote IR control, and the YMC-700 which adds WiFi for networked content streaming, Rhapsody online music, internet radio and iTunes AAC support thanks to an included license for TwonkyMedia Server. 

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Yamaha MusicCAST2 wireless audio system sets sights on Sonos

Yamaha MusicCAST2 wireless audio system sets sights on Sonos

Yamaha have announced a new version of their home audio streaming system, the MusicCAST2.  Set to take on Sonos in the high-end audiophile market, MusicCAST2 currently consists of a touchscreen LCD controller, the MCX-RC100 Network Music Commander, and two types of Network Music Players, the MCX-A300, which has an integrated amplifier, or the MCX-P200, which is non-amplified for integration with an existing AV setup.

4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

If the Piaggio MP3 leaning-scooter has taken your fancy, but you'd prefer something with a bit more grunt, Nick Schotter should be your first port of call.  He's spent the past 20 years working on the 4MC (4-wheeled motorcycle concept), a bike capable of leaning 40-degrees to each side for super-speedy cornering.

Video demo of the trike after the cut

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