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Official: PlayStation Phone is Xperia Play

January 28th, 2011

Official: PlayStation Phone is Xperia Play

After a long and tiring leak and tease from London to US, and China, now the PlayStation Phone finally gets unveiled during Sony’s event in Tokyo, Japan. However, the phone will not carry the PlayStation title, but instead with the Xperia sub-brand slapped at the back of the phone, with some PlayStation moniker hanging around. Not sure whether it’s a wise decision to brand the phone under Xperia, but Sony Ericsson probably wants it to go parallel with the Arc together. Read more…

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That must've hurt!

January 28th, 2011

That must've hurt!

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Sony PSP2 is called NGP, a very tiny PS3

January 28th, 2011

Sony PSP2 is called NGP, a very tiny PS3

Sony has finally unveiled their PSP2, but it’ll not be called the PSP2, at the moment at least. The new handheld console is codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable) and Sony called it just that at their event in Japan.

Sony boasts that the new PlayStation Portable is as powerful as a PlayStation 3. The device features built-in WiFi and 3G wireless connectivity and uses an all-new form of media storage for games—no more UMD (again?). There’s no mention of what flash media this is, so we’ll probably have to wait until MWC.

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Shoot 'em shark loan!

January 28th, 2011

Shoot 'em shark loan!

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Denon N7 Streaming Receiver

January 28th, 2011

Denon N7 Streaming Receiver

Here’s another product from Denon that’s made with the iPod/iPhone in mind. The Denon N7 Streaming Receiver is essentially a radio speaker system that has a 65 Watt AM/FM/CD/iPod receiver that features a built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi, sadly there’s no AirPlay support though, but that’ll probably double the price too.

The design of this compact two-way speaker system follows the cue of the Denon RCD-N7 networking AM/FM CD receiver in order to compliment with it. The speaker employs a 4.75-inch (120 mm) mid-bass driver with a 1-inch (25 mm) balanced dome tweeter in a bass reflex loaded enclosure. That should provide a good audio quality. What’s more, the cabinet is crafted from sonically inert MDF and features a semi-gloss white finish that matches the RCD-N7 system. Probably a good reason to get the white iPhone 4 to compliment it too.

The Denon N7 Streaming Receiver retails for $134.03 at Amazon.

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Barnes & Noble updates the Nook Color with v1.1.0 firmware

January 28th, 2011

Barnes & Noble updates the Nook Color with v1.1.0 firmware

Barnes & Noble has just released a software update for those Nook Color owners that are free to download. This firmware version 1.1.0 is said to improve the Nook Color’s WiFi connectivity, Home and Shop performance and to “enhance the reading experience for magazines and children’s books.” B&N didn’t elaborate more on the latter though, but we guess it’s some sort of font adjustment or color/brightness adjust. Besides these new features, there are also a number of small bugs that have been squashed by the v1.1.0. Hit the source link to get the update for your Nook Color.

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Did a pirate programmer get wired in Facebook’s office?

January 28th, 2011

Did a pirate programmer get wired in Facebook’s office?

If not, then who else can explain this wacky deed? Head down to the bottom page of your Facebook wall, and click on the “English (US)”, there you’ll see a pop-up menu. Click on the dropdown list of “English (US)” and you shall see “English (Pirate)”. After Facebook finish refreshing your wall, thar shall get a wacky wall in ya Facebook. Fancy? Probably some drunk coder that gallop too much of the left over rum from Thanksgiving, and though that he’s a pirate. There’s another “English (Upside Down)”, but that ain’t no fun cap’n. My neck’s painful!

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Amazon hit its first $10 billion quarter, Kindle books overtaking paperbacks sales in Amazon

January 28th, 2011

Amazon hit its first $10 billion quarter, Kindle books overtaking paperbacks sales in Amazon

Apparently not many people like to buy books from Amazon. If not, then I’m not sure how to summarize this case. Amazon’s digital book sales eclipsed the sales of hardcover books sold by Amazon, and it barely took half a year for those e-book sales to also overtake the sales of paperbacks.

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The Hammerhead custom rig is one hell of a sexy rig

January 28th, 2011

The Hammerhead custom rig is one hell of a sexy rig

Here’s a very awkward looking custom computer, called the Hammerhead HMR98902. The Hammerhead HMR989 is a custom, high-performance desktop computer designed by DARWINmachine. Each chassis is made to order and is hand-built from brushed, anodized aluminum and ecoresin. With its unique design and functionality, it is perfect for the hardcore gamer, enthusiast, or for anyone looking for a desktop machine that is “out of the box”.   The design does resemble a certain Thermaltake Level 10 chassis thought.

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iTunes updated to 10.1.2 for the much needed CDMA model iPhone 4 support

January 28th, 2011

iTunes updated to 10.1.2 for the much needed CDMA model iPhone 4 support

The CDMA version of iPhone 4 for Verizon is coming soon in February, so this update is very imminent. Apple has released iTunes 10.1.2 to fix “a number of important stability and performance improvements”, but also support for the Verizon iPhone 4, which is hidden away in the “before you install” document. Will we see an update soon for the white iPhone 4 too, or will Apple just release a “white” theme for the iTunes in conjunction to the ‘soon’ coming white iPhone 4?

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