The Week in GizmodoS

Tabletmania continues! This week saw a slew of new rumors on Apple's mystery device and some healthy speculation on the next iPhone, too. Also making noise: Pre Plus, HTML5, SSDs, Kindle apps and the punch heard 'round the Apple Store.

Apple's January 27th event was confirmed with a splatter of paint.

And oh were there rumors. One report said it was an iPhone flattened with a rolling pin. The WSJ said that we'd share our Tablets with our families (yeah right). One even suggested it could cure lupus (not really).

We started our Apple Tablet Sweepstakes. There's still time to enter, so guess the mystery device's specs and features and we'll buy you one.

Jesus reflected on the Apple Tablet interface and sorted out what makes sense and what just plain doesn't.

John rounded up some of the dumbest tablet rumors of all time.

Adam rounded up all the iPhone 4 rumors he could find, the dumb along with the not so dumb.

Brian added up all those subscriptions you're paying for and it's a serious chunk of change.

Mark is still fighting the good fight on the yellow iMac front.

Joel revealed the secret of Apple's magic: they show off products that you can actually buy.

We reviewed the Palm Pre Plus. Turns out it's not "plus" a whole lot.

Last week we brought you customers' Genius Bar horror stories. This week we came back with tales from the other side of the bar.

We teamed up with our buddies at Gawker TV and put together this extensive montage of tablets and futuristic interfaces in film and TV.

We explained solid-state drives and why you should want one.

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You guys took to Photoshop and plugged the Late Night battle into your favorite sci-fi movies. Conan as Leia? Hot.

If you thought Sexting was embarrassing, wait until you read Brian Barrett's hard-hitting report on the seedy subcultures of Becksting, Hexting, and more.

Rockers OK Go wrote in and explained that whole business about non-embeddable YouTube videos.

Speaking of rockers, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne was chilling in a bathtub on his front lawn when the Google Street View van rolled by.

Jason got to live out some lifelong fantasies with the Star Trek Online Open Beta. The verdict: pew pew and pppptththhhbbffffooooo.

With YouTube and Vimeo jumping in bed with HTML5, we wonder if the end of Flash video is drawing near.

A guy did a text input speed test with a laptop, an iPhone, a Palm, a Newton, a pen and pad, and a Magnadoodle. Okay, okay, all except for one of those.

We read the incredible story of a man whose iPhone saved his life when he was trapped under the rubble in Haiti.

Amazon opened up the Kindle for development! That exclamation point is all the enthusiasm I can muster.

We checked out an electromagnetic cannon that can stop cars dead in their tracks. Unless your car was made before the era of computerized engines (before the drastic change / in production when cars were metal instead of plastic).

Sega Genesis is coming to the iPhone, official-style.

Mark shared a pretty good tip for snagging a free phone charger: hit up a hotel's lost and found.

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Steve Ballmer signed a MacBook Pro. Somewhere in the boreal forest, an endangered snow leopard dropped dead.

We found an iPhone app that catches cheating spouses, but if you read the news these days it seems like they're doing pretty OK on their own.

I couldn't spot this super-sophisticated ATM card skimmer. Could you?

US Airways misinterpreted "red ring of death" and destroyed a kid's XBox 360.

A Photoshop user traced his mouse movement during a three-hour session. The result probably looks neater than whatever he was working on.

That wild picture of the wolf that won that National Geographic photo contest? It's deadly acoustic weapon, as not to upset it.

There are tree houses. And then there are tree houses.

The Week in Gizmodo

Twelve South released the BookBook, a MacBook casecase that lookslooks really goodgood.

A crazy, crazy dude with some serious, serious cajones is going to attempt to break the sound barrier by free-falling from 120,000 feet.

MacGruber is coming to the big screen.

We looked at some instances in which sci-fi movies became blowing up the flight you're on. Just don't.

Microsoft finally got around to fixing a seventeen year old bug.

Oh, and those naked airport scanners everyone's always up in arms about? They might not be so good at actually detecting bombs.