SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

This morning it's time to put your guns away with a cut-down on what might be the most dangerous 3D printing effort in its short history. It's been rumored that Deutsche Telekom might be straight up buying MetroPCS. Of the 25% of Americans that own tablets right this minute, Android and the iPad are in a close race for dominance – Pew also notes that half of the adults in the USA own either a smartphone or a tablet.

Take a hands-on look at a collection of devices we've seen at CEATEC, starting with the NEC Medias Tab UL. We've got Sharp's 5-inch 1080p eyes-on, a KOA Muscle Suit exoskeleton hands-on, and a look at the Sharp Cocorobo @ Home virtual management system. We got to see the new Toyota COMS golf cart and the strange NEC PapeRo telecommunications robot as well as the Toyota Smart INSECT electric vehicle too!

We've got a column asking what happened to the HTC Hero Device strategy that you'll want to take a peek at. There's a new project in the works called MoviePass that'll allow you to see unlimited movies for a monthly fee – and it's through your iPhone, no less.

The HTC One X+ and One VX have been announced for AT&T along with the Windows Phone 8X. We've got hands-on with the HTC One X+ and has hands-on with the Windows Phone 8X as well last week.

The Next Learning Thermostat is getting thinner by the month. The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook line is coming with a touchscreen and Windows 8 on October 26th. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is once again cleared for sale in the USA, and the iPhone 5 has been hit with an 8 patent lawsuit.