Sony Netbook Rumoured

December 22, 2008

At the moment its just speculation but Sony might just enter the netbook market. All will be unveiled on the 9th of January. Lets hope “the revolutionary new VAIO” is something more than just another netbook.

Edit: read more link updated on 21/12/2008 because Sony couldn’t stand to wait any longer :)

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LittleBigPlanet 1.07 Patch Released

December 19, 2008

1.07 patch adds some new functionality that users should find very handy. The ability to search for levels using names or tags is the biggest addition, however my favourite is the ability to view highest rated, most hearted, newest and the busiest levels, which gives you a nice overview of whats hot or not, rather than wasting time going through random levels.

There’s also a new shop that shows all available content for download, read on for more details on that.

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Nvidia to enter Netbook market with Ion Platform

December 18, 2008

Nvidia will enter the netbook market next year, with their new platform called Ion! which combines their Geforce 9400M chipset with Intel’s Atom processor. It should end-up replacing the GMA 945 chipset currently found in netbooks.

Simply, it will make netbooks that little bit more capable, possibly allowing users to run more intensive applications, operating systems, play HD videos or even make light use of photoshop.

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Microsoft Suggests Avoiding IE For Now

December 17, 2008

Guardian.co.uk is reporting on Microsoft’s humiliating decision to recommend that its customers forgo the use of Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer product. They are instead suggesting that Windows users make use of a more secure browser such as Firefox or Opera until they are able to patch the latest serious vulnerability in IE.

From the article:

The flaw in IE allows criminals to gain control of computers that have visited a website infected with malicious code designed to exploit it. While restricting web surfing to trusted sites should reduce the risk of infection, the malicious code can be injected into any website. Users do not have to click or download anything to become infected, merely visiting an infected website is sufficient.

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Firmware updates for Late 2008 Macbooks released

December 11, 2008

Apple has released 2 firmware updates for the late 2008 models of the Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. The 1st update is for the EFI and the 2nd update for the SMC (you need to run the Software Updater again after the 1st update).

Note: When the Macbook reboots during the EFI update, you could hear a loud beep. This is normal behaviour.

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PlayStation Home Open Beta

December 11, 2008

Yes tomorrow it will be available for download to the masses. For anyone who has been playing closed beta, the central plaza now has a new 4 player game. Also listen@home will have new songs that you will be able to vote on.

I was all about some PS home when it was first announced, but i think the novelty may have worn off a little bit for me. I’m sur it will be entertaining, but i don’t think i’m going to loose days like i was originally saying. Anyways, i’m still excited, and this is a long awaited feature.

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BenQ Joybook U101 (Netbook) launched

December 1, 2008

BenQ have launched Joybook Lite U101 (Netbook), it comes with the standard specs you will find in most netbooks. You can grab for just over $500 in Taiwan, quite expensive compare to other netbooks! availability else where unknown.

  • Intel N270 CPU processor
  • Windows XP Home
  • 10.1-inch 16:9 LED screen / 8ms response time
  • Weight 1.1kg
  • HDD and SSD hard drive support

You ain’t no tech company if you haven’t launched your very own netbook, thoughts?

Read More (Translated) Source: Engadget

Street Fighter 4 Gameplay Screenshots

November 26, 2008

kotaku have posted some Street Fighter IV (4) gameplay screenshots! The graphics look very artistic and cool, definitely check them out! Its set for release next year (20th February 2009) on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Samsung NC10 Netbook In Black

November 25, 2008

MobileComputerMag have posted some amazing hands-on shots Samsung NC10 netbook in black! Looks to be the best out of all netbooks! Its finding its way on to UK stores for £299 (Play.com).

We can confirm that the black model is definitely better looking than the white, with the silver accents looking right at home against the matte black finish. Unsurprisingly, the gloss black lid is a finger print magnet but on the whole the black NC10 looks like it means business.

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Playstation Home, It’s Getting Closer!

November 24, 2008

Sony have given Playstation Home its very own website over at playstation.com! Home recently expanded its closed beta, opening its doors to a further 100,000 users. Hopefully if everything goes well we could see a open beta before the end of 2008.

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