The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

Apr 28, 2010
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The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

Middle of the week again, so we've got enough news to get you through the rest of your night, before you rest your eyes and hit the tail-end of the work week. We're happy to have you here with us for another edition of the Daily Slash, and we hope we can keep you awake long enough to reach the end. First up, in the Best of R3, the HTC Desire's been rooted, looks like a certain online publication is going on the offensive, and does Windows Phone 8 already exist? In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a temperature-sensitive coffee cup, the BlackBerry Partners need Super Apps, and a touch-sensitive faucet that needs to be seen to be believed.

The Best of R3 Media

HTC Desire Gets Rooted: Promises being kept is always a good thing, and MoDaCo has kept its word. You can find the "official" instructions on how to root your HTC Desire at Android Community right now, so if you're into that kind of thing, you should go take a quick glance. Actually, you should read it carefully, because there's definitely some major steps to the procedure, and you don't want to mess it up. After all, you want your device to work after you do it, right? Unless you need a paperweight or something. [via Android Community]

Gizmodo May Sue Police After Raid: Looks like people aren't necessarily happy with the San Mateo police department, and obviously the online publication Gizmodo are a few of those people. It's being reported now that they will actually be suing the police department for their raid into one of their editor's homes earlier in the week. This will take several more interesting turns, so stay with us as we bring you the latest. [via Everything iPad]

Is Windows Phone 8 Already in the Works? There's a job posting that is looking for a Customer Experience Engineer, looking to shape the next generation of Windows Mobile. Yep, that's right. Sure, Windows Phone 7 isn't even out yet, but that's not stopping Microsoft from going ahead and looking into the future. Or, as we may actually tend to believe more, it looks like Microsoft is looking to fill the spot for the mobile Operating System that isn't out yet. That's just our thought. But, hey, forward thinking never hurt anyone, right? [via SlashPhone]

The Dredge Net

Temperature-Sensitive Battery Mug Rocks: Want to know how warm your coffee is after you've left it on the table for awhile? Then you need this mug. It's a temperature-sensitive mug, with a battery indicator on the side. If your coffee is warm, the battery is full. As the temperature drops, so will the battery's monitor. Pretty ingenius if you ask us. Then again, we get distracted easily. [via Unpluggd]

BlackBerry Partners Fund Wants Super Apps: So, you want to build apps for the BlackBerry OS? Good. BlackBerry Partners, and the giant fund attached to it, wants to make sure that you're happy with that decision. So happy, in fact, that they want you to create Super Apps, and they'll reward you generously if you do so, as well. So, go check out the full details and get cracking. [via CrackBerry]

Touch-Sensitive Faucet is Ridiculously Sexy: In the aim to make everything uniform, and create this sense of ridiculous wealth and technology, we would like to introduce you to this touch-sensitive faucet. Yes, as you can see from the image above, it really is that awesome. Sure, it might be glossy and attract fingerprints galore, but that's what you get with things that you touch. So . . . Deal with it. Considering there's a battery in this thing that gets charged with hot water, how could you not want this thing? Exactly. [via DVICE]


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