The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

Chris Burns - Jan 18, 2011, 11:08pm CST
The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

First hot news is coming in right before the bell – Samsung telling us all that they’re definitely NOT Charging Carriers for Android Updates. Then while we’re on a controversial tip, take a peek as Apple’s Tim Cook dismisses ALL Android tablets as “Bizzare” and “Vapor.” Beware of pirates in the Android Market as another thief is discovered: jasminstory. Next behold the mightiest of mightys… Apples First Quarter Results! Muhahaha! Then another massive business news bit: Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC! Muhahaha! The dice are rolling! But don’t let them roll too hard – Chris Davies presents a column by the name of Facebook, Privacy & a little Self-Control.

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Editor’s Choice
Consumer Reports Cautious on Verizon iPhone 4 – Good News for Android? [HEAT]
Geek builds a better Nerf gun [KILLER]
Missing Cricket Android Costume Recovered [THANK GOD]
Swiss Army Knife Secure SSD and Apple Secure thumb drives revealed [ROUGH AND TOUGH]
Notion Ink Adam Begins Shipment Tomorrow, Pre-Pones February Shipments to January [AS SEEN ABOVE]

Amazon Offered EVO 4G For Only $99
Android Phone With Disney Theme Heading to Japan
Nokia to Stop Offering Free Music Download For Their New Handsets
CAZE Launch Zero 5 World’s Thinnest Case For iPhone 4

Android Community
G-Slate may hit Europe in a model lacking 4G
Acer set to bring Sandy Bridge tablets to market and phase out netbooks
Sprint $10 Premium Data smartphone fee coming Jan 30 2011 offers new Android app for people to track condition
Samsung Vibrant 4G for T-Mobile Poses for Photo, Shows Off Android 2.3 [Update]
T-Mobile G2 Now Free Online with 2 Year Contract
ATT Sends Out 4G Email Featuring Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC Inspire 4G, and Samsung Infuse 4G
Consumer Reports Cautious on Verizon iPhone 4 – Good News for Android? [FIGHT]
Google Looking to Hire a Tech Account Manager with NFC experience
Samsung Says They’re NOT Charging Carriers for Froyo Android Update
Dual-Screen Android Tablet Sprint’s “Big Announcement” for February 7th?
Apple’s Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets, Calls Them “Bizzare”
CherryPad 2 7-inch Android Tablet to have Capacitive Touch, GSM, Under $400
RealPlayer for Android Updated
Verizon Employees Begin Training For the HTC ThunderBolt
Verizon’s New Every Two Upgrade Program Officially Dead
TouchTap Uses Sound to Make Your Entire Phone A TouchScreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab VCAM Winner Announced
Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace Spotted?
Verizon’s LG Ally Android 2.2 Update Announced
Missing Cricket Android Costume Recovered
Samsung Vibrant 4G Launching on Feb 23?
LG Promises 3D Screen On Mobile Devices Soon
Kongregate Arcade Brings 300 Free Games to Android
Sony Explains Xperia Arc Camera UI Improvements
Another Pirate in the Android Market: jasminstory
Motorola Droid Bionic 4G gets Hands-On Treatment
LG Pecan to be NFC Phone Launched at Mobile World Congress 2011
The Angry Birds Team in Lego Form
Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S gets the Hands-On Treatment
Notion Ink Adam Begins Shipment Tomorrow, Pre-Pones February Shipments to January
Sony Ericsson demo XPERIA Arc Exmor R photography prowess [Video]

Lenovo establishes Mobile Internet & Digital Home team for tablets, phones & more
Samsung passes 2m Smart TV App Store downloads
Nokia E7 Finnish pre-orders open ahead of Feb 2011 delivery
Samsung reportedly buys Liquavista e-paper specialists [Updated]
ASUS Sirocco netbook is Eee PC 1015PW?
Sprint adds $10 Premium Data smartphone fee from Jan 30
TiVo Premiere for iPad remote app now available
Roku adds first cable channel with WealthTV subscription
BenQ unveils pair of sleek new LCDs with the EW2430 and EW2430V
Pentax offers new firmware for K-7 and K-x DSLRs
Geek builds a better Nerf gun
Nokia N8 DIY Terminal Mode setup gets video demo
AIS unveils new 7-inch HMI panel PC with Atom power
Intel IPAD detailed as chipmaker recalls iPad forerunner [Video]
Silicon Power unveils new 32GB SDHC card
Green House offers up 15.6-inch LCD powered by USB alone
Reports of 3DS users feeling ill surface after 3DS showcase in Japan
Epson unveils new D6150, D6155W, and D6250 projectors
iCar Black Box is perfect for the accident prone
Moog OMG-1 custom synth is twin-iPad, twin-iPod touch and all awesome
Active Media Products Silver Bullet USB drive won’t keep werewolves away
Microsoft talks Windows Phone 7 homebrew with ChevronWP7 team
iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars
Facebook freeze address & phone sharing as privacy advocates scream
Next Issue Media e-magazine launch imminent with Android tablet focus
Acer Sandy Bridge Android tablets due 1H 2011
12-15m CDMA iPhone 4 shipments predicted for 2011 as China, India & more eye Apple
Plastic Logic secures new funding; 2nd-gen factory due by 2014
Netflix pull “Add to DVD Queue” option from streaming devices
MacBook Air 11-inch GelaSkin Review and Hands-On (with Bonus iPod Touch Review!) [REVIEW]
Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook [REVIEW]
$100 Gets You a Mysterious Package Aboard Any Airplane (so Long as You’re a TSA Agent)
Apple COO Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets as Bizarre and Vapor
HP / Palm Send Out Event Invite Again, This Time with Engadget Note
Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version
Star Wars Posters Perfected in Every Way by Artist Tyler Stout
Blackbird Mercedes TRON Concept For Great Light Justice
Apple Reports First Quarter Results
NoteSlate Features ePaper Display, Coming Soon for $99
Road Train Technology Undergoes First Real World Testing, Proves Successful
Daniel Eatock Teaches the World to Compensate with a Cheap Bookshelf
Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled
Leica X1 BMW Special Edition Camera Unveiled, Costs $3,500
Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC
Facebook Brings in $1.86 Billion Worldwide Advertising Revenue in 2010
HP Topaz and Opal webOS Tablets Detailed, Renders Showcased
3G BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Soon to AT&T, Source Says
Microsoft OneNote Mobile Lands on iOS
Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Wins Best Accessory at CES 2011 and Best Mobile Device Strategy at WCA
White iPhone 4 Appears in Best Buy Inventory Database
Facebook, Privacy & a little Self-Control [COLUMN]
Microsoft Publishes Incoming Windows Phone 7 Update Features
Nintendo Confirms 3DS will be Region-Locked
Sanwa Universal 3D Glasses Work on 3D TVs from Japan Only
XPERIA Arc 8.1MP Exmor R camera gets video demo
Chase 2053 Concept Car Features Hydrogen Engines
Swiss Army Knife Secure SSD and Apple Secure thumb drives revealed

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