The Daily Slash: March 26th 2010

Mar 26, 2010
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The Daily Slash: March 26th 2010

It seems just like yesterday we were doing this. Oh, right. Well, we're glad you're back! And if you're new, welcome to The Daily Slash, where we grab the few, random, interesting stories from around the Interwebs, and we list them right here for you. Tonight, we've got two giants in the tech world meeting face-to-face, a shack with a radio in the name leveraging the possibilities of a sale, a hotel that's got some wheels, and finally a computer that's got a graphics card in it that may make your heart skip a beat. All in a day's work. So, sit back, and let's get into it.

Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Meet in Palo Alto, Probably Not Talking About the Weather: Today, a tipster was walking around in the Town and Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and caught Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt shooting the breeze in front of Calafia. The tipster suggests that they heard Steve Jobs say: "They're going to see it all eventually, so who cares how they get it." And, "Let's go discuss this somewhere more private." We're pretty sure we can determine what the two of them were talking about in that last bit, but the first part has us scratching our head. The tipster suggests they were talking about web content. Interesting, to say the least. We'll just have to hope that this little meeting does in deed produce something we'd all be interested in seeing. [via Gizmodo]

RadioShack Wants to be Bought Out, They're Eyeballing Best Buy: What could make one of the largest brick-and-mortar electronic stores on the planet better? Buying <em>another</em> electronics store, of course! Sure, RadioShack may not be nearly as big as Best Buy, but they do offer up cell phones for cheap with contracts, much like the yellow price-tag shop does, so maybe that means some more crazy things could come of a deal. <em>The New York Post</em> reported today that the Texas-based chain is poised to take some drastic actions, whether that means getting buddy-buddy with a deep-pocketed investor, or getting merged with another company. This is where Best Buy would come in. Of course, RadioShack spokespeople would not comment on the article from the <em>Post</em>, but if something is in the works, we're sure that it won't be too long before we hear more about it. [via The New York Post]

This is the Rotel (no, it's not hotel pronounced by Scooby-Doo): Ever been in Germany, and you couldn't find a place to save your life? And we don't mean those one-room establishments, either. No, sometimes you want to live the life of luxury, and you want that luxury to go where you go. So, you'll need to check out the Rotel Tours, where you and up to 23 others can roll around in a tour bus. But, when you need to sleep, there's a capsule outfitted onto the bus lines, where it sleeps 26. (Because the tour guide and driver need to sleep, too.) The Rotel Tours bus lines have a small kitchen, as well as a toilet. But, what they don't have, is a shower. So, bring lots of deodorant. And hope everyone else does, too. You can make trips in the Serengeti, all the way to Patagonia, because Rotel Tours has 3,400 beds trolling around the country side. [via Inhabitat]

Origin PC Makes a Monster PC, Might Make Your Electric Bill Become a Monser Too: So, NVIDIA officially unveiled their GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards today, which we covered right here, and they are definitely rolling in that Fermi goodness. The graphics cards will be made available for purchase on April 12, but if you want to go ahead and build a monster PC to go along with them, then this is where you need to be. Origin PC has managed to give you the option of installing single, dual, or triple SLI configurations of those graphics cards, along with a premium cost for an overclocked 4.4GHz Core i7-980X Extreme Edition CPU. Basically, considering the 250W it takes to run one GeForce GTX 480 graphics card, we're hoping you have a small power plant in your backyard for when you fire this baby up. [via Engadget]


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