Live Sports Events Will Be Streamed Thanks to New Deal With ESPN

Good news for those of you who are sports fans and love Slacker Radio. They have announced this morning that they signed a deal with ESPN that will allow the streaming of live sports events in addition to the normal streaming of ESPN Radio shows. As you know, in September, Slacker announced that they were launching personalized ESPN Radio stations catered to your favorite sports and teams and with today’s announcement you will be able to listen in on the big sporting events straight from Slacker.

You can try this new deal out via Slacker.com when Slacker broadcasts the BCS Championship tonight. While you aren’t able to stream them just yet through your Android device, an update for that will be released soon. ESPN Radio is free but if you want the “full” ESPN experience you can upgrade to Slacker Radio Plus or Slacker Premium Radio for $3.99 per month or $9.99 per month respectively.

Slacker Radio is going to be all over CES 2012 this week so stay tuned for anymore announcements they make.

 

[via Android Central]

Zombie Wonderland 2 Tests the Idea of Waiting Patiently

I love Zombie games. My sweetie and I spend countless an hour destroying zombies in House of the Dead: Overkill on the Wii. Heck I have a variety of different zombie related games on my Transformer, the most recent being Dead On Arrival. Well when I woke up this morning I saw that there is a new zombie game coming out known as Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! After checking out the trailer it will be a definite download for sure. That is, when it’s slated to come out, later this month. It’ll be free to download with the added in-app purchase model. Hit the break below to check out the trailer!  Read more

Netflix Now Available For Those That Live in the UK

Folks in the UK have long been waiting for the release of Netflix in their area. Well their wait is over as Netflix is finally available in the UK. Even better news is that the Android App is now available as well. It’s been reported over the past few days that those with PS3’s have been receiving the Netflix application but that sign up wasn’t available. However, as of right now you can head over to Netflix.com and sign up for a free one month trial. After that month it will cost you £5.99 a month to stream all the content you desire. This app is compatible with a wide variety of Android 2.2 devices and up so hit the break to get your download links, enjoy! Read more

Toshiba Gives Outline of What to Expect From Them at CES 2012

With CES 2012 on the horizon Toshiba has taken the time to give us a little bit of a preview of what to expect from them this year. They will be debuting their “world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet.” There is also a hint of waterproofing and mention of the Organic EL panel. If you want to take a stab at reading the source translated hit the source link below and stay tuned for more CES news!

[via Toshiba]

 

Lenovo Announces Two New Android Devices: IdeaPad S2 10 Tablet, and S2 Smartphone

It’s shaping up the be one heck of a week as Lenovo announced today a new duo of Android devices. They are the IdeaPad S2 10 Tablet and the S2 smartphone. The tablet will weigh in at less than 1.5 pounds and boast the following specs:

  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual-core Processor
  • Lenovo’s Mondrian (custom version of Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 10.1-inch 1280×800 IPS Display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • Wifi and 3G Connectivity
  • micro USB, micro SD, Micro HDMI ports
  • 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Integrated keyboard dock also available

The Lenovo S2 smartphone has the following specs:

 

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Acer to Bring Out 1080p Display Quad-Core Tablet

Well Acer is looking to kick off CES with a bang. Today they announced that we will be seeing the next generation Iconia Tab and it’s slated to be a very impressive tablet. The Tab will have a 10.1-inch 1920×1080 display, and case you didn’t know that’s a 1080p resolution. It will also have a Quad-Core ARM processor and is said to be running Nvidia’s Tegra 3. Although Ice Cream Sandwich wasn’t officially announced it may be safe to bet that it will be the Android flavor of choice going forward. While not a lot of details were announced, a 1080p Tablet would be quite impressive. Here’s hoping that we get ourselves some hands on time with the device this week. Stay tuned!

[via Android Central]

 

Samsung to Debut Airplay Rival, SwipeIt at CES

Well it appears the Samsung is continuing to take the fight to Apple with their newly made SwipeIt application. This app looks to take on Apple’s Airplay as a way to easily share your mobile content on your TV. Set to debut at CES, it will operate just as simply as Airplay. With one touch of a button, whatever your watching on your mobile device will show up on your TV.

Samsung started pushing this app to their internet connected TVs a week ago and the application made its way to the Android Market in quite a subtle manner a few days later. Unlike Airplay, where you have to have all Apple products in order for it to work, the MOVL developed app will work on any Android device.

So if you are rocking a Samsung SmartTV and have an Android device, not just a Samsung Android device, hit the break below to get a copy of the SwipeIt application. You will have to let us know how well it works and keep your dial locked here for any and all Android related news at CES. Stay tuned!

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Microsoft to Bring Xbox Live App to Android (And iOS Too)

If you are one of the Xbox toting folk who wanted to have the ability to play Xbox Live on your smart phone you were very much limited to having a phone with Windows Phone 7 on it. I say were because yesterday Microsoft announced that it’s gaming app will be coming to both Android and iOS devices. While it has been available for iOS, users are only able to chat with friends, update their avatars or manage their achievements. They had mentioned this move before but Business Insider received conformation yesterday. a developer told them: Read more

WiFi-Only Motorola XYBOARD Shipping January 18th, Available For Pre-Order Now

If you’ve had your eyes on the Motorola Xyboard, you’ll be happy to note that the device is going to ship sometime around mid-January.  The WiFi-only models are now available for pre-order on Motorola’s site and will come in the 10.1 and 8.2-inch varieties.  We’re even told they’ve stripped several of the Verizon specific applications along with the “Droid” branding.  Hey, we’ll take it.  Here’s what you’ll expect to pay for each respective model:

  • XYBOARD 10.1 32GB: $599.99
  • XYBOARD 10.1 16GB: $499.99
  • XYBOARD 8.2 32GB: $499.99
  • XYBOARD 8.2 16GB: $399.99

Those prices come out to be about $20 bucks cheaper than purchasing them on Verizon’s website.  If you’re ready to pre-order one now, head on over to Motorola’s site via the source link and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via Motorola]

 

Get Splashtop Remote Desktop Free Today as Amazon’s Free App of the Day

While I don’t use remote desktop apps all too often, as I am near my computer usually anyway, in the times I have Splashtop Remote Desktop has been my app of choice. Connections are stable and I have found little lag in use. I have yet to drop a connection through the app itself, and when I have it was something to do with my router. Well today is a good day for those that need a remote desktop app as Amazon is offering it as its free App of the Day. Given that it is normally $4.99 any other day, this is one heck of a deal. Version 1.6.5.6 offers the following features:  Read more