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That Siri gal is certainly making the rounds these days. When she’s not answering your questions on a 4S, she’s showing up on iPads and elder iPhones. Not one to play favorites, Siri’s now lending her considerable talents to an iPod touch. Two enterprising young hackers, euwars and rud0lf77, are the ones who put Siri on the iPod, and you can see the results of their labor in the video after the break. Of course, Apple’s servers still aren’t as friendly as the virtual voice assistant, so Siri’s latest cameo remains a silent one – but some Siri’s better than none, right?
It’s time, ladies and gentlemen, the first full year of Angry Birds having a whole separate game dedicated to seasons is done, and your question has been answered: yes, Rovio will make a new Halloween expansion each year, not just the first! For those of you out there not having followed Angry Birds since the beginning, there was originally an Angry Birds standalone game and an Angry Birds Halloween standalone game. Once the Halloween game became nearly as popular as the original, Rovio got wise and continued the holiday theme, eventually combining them all into one single collection called Angry Birds Seasons – that tradition continues here with the expansion that started the whole thing: Halloween.
What you’ll be able to see here is several of the speedy tiny blue birds dressed up in classic Halloween costumes heading for a hill that sounds like its full of monsters. They seem all freaked out at first, then laugh with one another because they know they can handle the danger, no big deal. Once they approach the hill, they find a bucket full of candy. This bucket also seems to contain a small creature which we do not get to see in the flesh.
What we must assume here is that the monsters the three blue birds imagine will be boss-like bad guys at the end of every set of Halloween levels, for one. For two, the thing in the bucket, whatever it is, seems like it’ll be a new character fighting on the good guys’ side. Teeny tiny little bird of some sort, what will your powers be? Will you bring candy to me? We shall see!
BONUS: the folks at AngryBirdsNest have suggested that since this expansion is likely to be released around Halloween, the same time as rumors place the classic Tim Burton stop-animation musical masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas in theaters again in 3D, that this Angry Birds expansion might be a collaboration with the folks at Disney, the current distributors of the film. Rovio did a similar thing with the movie RIO when it was released, creating an entire spin-off game for the film.
What do you think? Is that candy-cane in the bucket of Halloween candy enough of a clue for you? Jack Skellington, will you be our new Angry hero?!
Is it a phone, a tablet…Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish.
In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an official Samsung Galaxy Note Flip Cover. The cover may be a promotional item as it states on the back “Not For Sale” which suggests it is bundled with the Galaxy Note. The most innovative item included with the Galaxy Note is the S-Pen, which is different from a capacitive stylus in that is will only work with the Galaxy Note and has a secondary action button. Powered by a 1.4 GHz Exynos processor along with 1GB RAM produces one of the fastest stock Android smartphones obtainable.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is available unlocked for around $800 US from Clove. The unlocked version features quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSPA+ up to 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100. Stay tuned for the hardware, software, and final reviews coming up next.
Last week HP announced its business-centric Windows 7-powered tablet, the HP Slate 2. In addition to announcing it, they also gave a sneak preview of what it would be like to buy it through an unboxing video. While the video shows a prototype version of the tablet (some features such as the protective case are missing), it’s basically what you’re going to get when you purchase the HP Slate 2.
There aren’t a whole lot of extras you get with the tablet, but the stand/dock is a nice touch, allowing you to prop your tablet up for when you’re working or watching movies. The tablet looks solidly built, and the presence of a stylus should get some people excited. Other specs of the tablet include: an 8.9 1024 x 600 display, an Intel Atom Z760 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Windows 7 (32 bit), Optional 3G, WiFi, a USB 2.0 port, and a 30Whr battery.
The HP Slate 2 is expected to go on sale later this year with a price tag of $699. Check out the unboxing video:
Happy Saturday, comrade. Need a little something to smile about? TNW has you covered.
The excellent @PogoMix, or simply Pogo, took a jaunt across Australia, recording what he saw along the way. The artist’s trip across the continent on Great Southern Rails afforded a great number of visually stunning sights, and accented notes.
The tape was cut, and mixed into something that I can only describe as a sonically intriguing musical jaunt. Hit the clip, and listen how birds’ wings can be an instrument:
YouTube brought this to our attention, for which we are grateful.
Top Image Credit: Travis Simon