The Daily Slash: October 22th 2010

Chris Burns - Oct 22, 2010
The Daily Slash: October 22th 2010

If you’re playing Farmville, you might be playing for the right team. Playing something else? You might be outta cash very soon. Real world legal reasons below. Galaxy news, Google TV, a couple new excellent apps for Android, and that’s just on SlashPhone and AndroidCommunity. On SlashGear we’ve got a Samus Aran Arm cannon, Michael Hedges purchases 4,500 iPads, and Evan Selleck does full-fledged MacBook Air 11.6″ hands-on review!

Bold Juggernaut Legal Move of the Day: Zynga Game Network, Incorporated is applying for a patent on “Non-Redeemable Virtual Currency,” “Non-Redeemable Virtual Poker Chips,” “Purchasing Non-Redeemable Virtual Poker Chips,” and “Purchasing Virtual Items with Virtual Poker Chips.” You know what that means? Probably it means they’ll be turned down because the very thing they’re claiming as their own is done every day by hundreds and thousands of games around the world. On the other hand, they could win the patent and shut down every game from Farmerama to Diablo III. Read the full patent claim at the US Patent & Trademark Office.

[Via TechDirt]

R3 Media Network

HTC HD 7 heading To T-Mobile November 8th
Samsung Galaxy S Lands In Japan October 28th
Samsung Galaxy S Will received Froyo Updates This November In UK
Plus since every person in the world plays it, Angry Birds Halloween edition Hits iPhone and iPad

Android Community
ABC, CBS and NBC Blocking Website Access on Google TV
Google TV Virtual Tour Available for the Undecided
UK Galaxy S Owners to Get Android 2.2 by November
Australia’s Telstra Prepaid Releases Samsung Galaxy 5 Today for $199
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Video: Updates to Timescape, Social Phonebook, and More
PowerAMP Music Player for Android
Documents To Go 3.0

Google Spends More on Lobbying than Ever
Google TV hits network roadblock over content piracy concerns
Father Creates Samus Aran’s Arm Cannon for Son [Video]
The Epidemic of Update Fever (Column)
NASA astronaut claims first International Space Station Foursquare check-in
Walkman is Dead
Google Street View Car Cameras Grab Emails and Passwords
Michael Hedges Purchases 4,500 iPads
More Fabulous Xbox Kinect Ads Including Xbox LIVE Interaction [Videos]
MacBook Air 11.6″*REVIEW*

What a lovely Slash, slash, and more slash. Lots of wonderful gadgets living, lots of wonderful gadgets dying. Thus is the circle of life. To see more Daily Slash posts, click here: [The Daily Slash]

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