Two mentions of Android TV in one day - coincidence? They look RATHER different, but the concept appears to be there - the one we're talking about here is made by Vidtonic and its an IPTV kit powered by Android and they say it'll be released at CES 2011 (just a handful of days from now!) This release is a hardware/software platform kit made for Android developers who'd like to bring their apps to the TV screen - sound like some future molding to you?
Nexus S is getting you down, you could always do worse than a DIY soft-touch alternative. xda-developers member mhaedo took matters into his own hands and used a few coats of Plasti Dip to make it more grip-friendly. After masking off the camera window and the NFC antenna, he gave it four coats inside and out (so as to avoid any peeling edges in future) and ended up with something debranded and a whole lot more tactile. Best thing is, it should simply peel off when you're tired of it, so you can sell the phone on afterwards. [gallery] [via TheGadgets]
'bot related mods and projects, and we're particularly keen on Hideyuki Takei and Reo Matsumura's Android-Robo. Basically a motorized Android model that has flashing eyes, a rotating head and articulated arms - and that can make all manner of R2D2-style bleeps and gurgles - the 'bot can be remotely controlled over Bluetooth via your Android phone.
Cellbots project - using an Android smartphone as the brain for a relatively cheap robot - has had an upgrade, with a dashing new neon green chassis and, more impressively, voice control. The system takes advantage of Android's native voice recognition engine, and allows the Cellbot robot to be controlled via speech commands.