The Daily Slash: April 22nd 2010

Apr 22, 2010
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The Daily Slash: April 22nd 2010

We're one day away from the weekend, so we've got to make tonight special. You know, because it's one day before the weekend. And that's got to be a holiday somewhere. So, with that in mind, we'll start the Best of R3 with a bit of Vodafone UK Google Nexus One goodness, and then some Hulu iPad talk, and then some bad news for the Nexus One. And then in in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a watch made from the Ash of a volcano, Microsoft finally releases some touch goodness, and ARM executives letting everyone know they don't need to be bought.

The Best of R3 Media

Google Nexus One Hitting Vadafone UK in April: At least, that's what the website says. Sure, it's already the end of April, but that's not stopping the mega wireless carrier across the pond from posting up that the device is coming this month. It's been coming soon for quite some time now, so it's good to finally get a month listed. Even if it is over in a week and a half. [via Android Community]

Hulu's Getting an iPad App: It's about time, right? Never you mind that the iPad's only been in your hands since the third of this month. Hulu is one of those apps that should have been on the tablet from day one. And while many would think that free would be the better way to go about things, Hulu executives believe that Hulu Plus, for $9.95 a month, is a much better idea. So, even if you can already get ABC shows for free from their own application, Hulu's hoping you'll drop a monthly fee to watch it again. [via Everything iPad]

Nexus One's 3G Issues No Longer Important: So, Google is giving up on the whole 3G technical issues on the Nexus One, according to a Google spokesperson speaking on the company's blog. If you were one of the unlucky ones to have some issues, and the fixes that Google wanted you to try didn't work, then it looks like you'll just have to live with the spotty 3G coverage. Of course, you could try to turn your phone upside down . . . Or move. Yes, that's what Google thinks you should try now; we didn't make that up. [via SlashPhone]

The Dredge Net

Watch Includes Ash from Recent Volcano Eruption: Unless you've been under a rock for the last few days, then you know about the volcano that erupted in Europe. If you didn't get to experience it first hand, then maybe you should think about buying this watch that includes rock and ash from the eruption. Yep. The watch is designed by Romain Jerome, and he's made a watch in the past from moon dust, so this seems normal compared to that. The E-DNA comes with a certificate of authenticity, but there isn't a price tag attached to the watch, and considering the contents, we'll go ahead and assume it's going to be expensive. [via DVICE]

Windows 7 Touch Pack Available for Free: And you can download it right now, believe it or not. The one feature that folks with Windows 7 and a touchscreen have been aching for is finally here, available for free from Microsoft's website. It should be a quick download, at only 239MB, and it features things like Microsoft's Surface Globe, Surface Collage, and a game that's Pong-inspired called Rebound. There's some extras, too, so if you've got the touchscreen to run the software, it's definitely worth taking a look. [via Microsoft]

ARM CEO Says No Reason to Buy Company: Is there a point to buying a company that doesn't actually do anything except supply things to other companies? It's definitely an interesting point, and it's one that ARM CEO Warren East felt the need to address. Despite the fact that today's rumors about Apple thinking about buying ARM caused a major, major increase in the company's stocks, he wanted to make sure that everyone understood ARM's role in the markets they reside: they create things that other company's can alter to see fit. Basically, their "business model is an excellent way for technology companies to gain access to our technology." Truer words have (probably) never been spoken. Though, that's not stopping the stock from climbing, so we'll have to see what happens next. [via mocoNews]


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