PS3 To Outsell Xbox 360

It might be a little hard to believe for die hard Xbox fans but according to EEDAR (Electronic Entertainment Design and Research) analyst Jesse Divnich’s predictions, by 2012 this may well be the case.

Arguments for and against each console seem to envelope many a gamer’s forum. Some differences between the two are slight where others are blindingly obvious such as Blu-Ray vs No Blu-Ray for example but nevertheless, it seems Microsoft and Sony both have reason to be happy for themselves as both have seen good growth in their own unit sales throughout this last year.
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Motorola CLIQ Android 2.1 Update Finally Lands

The Motorola Cliq Android 2.1 update is finally now available. This comes a couple of weeks after a false alarm where it appeared to be made available briefly.

This particular update is 40MB in size on the internal storage and updates the CLIQ from Android 1.5 right up to 2.1 although 2.1 is no longer current. [Read more…]

iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Could Get New Touch Technology

Some new touch screen technology is being created that would allow devices such as the Apple iPhone to work when the user is wearing gloves or using a pen.

The touchscreen technology has screens ranging from 3 to 10 inches in size (iPhone to iPad size) and still uses a capacitive touch type technology using projection. [Read more…]

Google Search App for Windows Phone 7 Launches

Google [GOOG] has launched a new app for Windows Phone 7 called Google Search. The new app allows you to get quick access to Google search allowing you to hunt through the web, images, local, news and other various options.

Although you could technically just open up the mobile browser to search, using the app helps you get there a little quicker as it can be pinned to Start and accessed with one click. [Read more…]

MacBook Air Screen Flicker Problem Acknowledged by Apple

The new MacBook Air models only launched within the last month. A couple of bugs have already been spotted. The first one is screen flicker that happens when waking the computer from sleep or hot plugging a display. The second problem is where the screen fades from dark to light colour and vice versa while waking from sleep.

Apple [AAPL] has acknowledged problems with the MacBook Air drivers and has said in both cases that the problem will be fixed in a future update. [Read more…]

Apple Dead Pixel Policy for iPhone, iPad and Other Screens Leaked

Leaked information has revealed the Apple dead pixel policy for those with any Apple device with a screen.

Items covered in the dead pixel policy are classified by screen size with 1 to 3.5 inches being the lower size all the way up to 30 inch screens.

Some interesting things to point out from the leaked dead pixel policy is that the iPhone, iPod touch and any other device with a 1 to 3.5 inch screen has a zero tolerance policy meaning that 1 dead pixel (bright or dark) is enough to have a repair or replacement done. [Read more…]

Gran Turismo 5 is set to be released… Nope, still no idea

Unfortunately it’s going to take more than a few guess’s to figure out when Gran Turismo 5 will finally land on retailers shelves. We’re finding many varied reports and idea’s across the web as to the official release date for the driving simulator.

GT 5 initially had a launch date for November 3rd, yep that’s right… Today! But that was blown away when the online retailer Amazon had the game listed for a 2011 release. [Read more…]

T-Mobile HSPA+ Network Now in 75 Areas

T-Mobile in the US has announced expansion of its 4G speed networks (running on HSPA+). 75 areas now have access to HSPA+ allowing those within and with compatible devices, to download data at higher speeds.

“4G is about performance and today T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is delivering 4G speeds that match and often beat WiMAX and are readily comparable to what early LTE will deliver. Our 4G network is capable of theoretical speeds up to 21Mbps and we have seen average download speeds approaching 5 Mbps on our myTouch 4G phone in some cities with peak speeds of nearly 12 Mbps. Further, independent reviewers have seen average download speeds on our webConnect Rocket between 5 and 8 Mbps with peak speeds up to 8-10Mbps,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “The footprint of our 4G service is not something that competitors are going to match anytime soon, and starting today, we will begin marketing our network advantage with TV commercials advertising ‘America’s Largest 4G Network’ from T-Mobile.” [Read more…]

Apple Release ‘iPad is Electric’ Commercial

For those who are interested, Apple [AAPL] has launched a new commercial called ‘iPad is Electric’. It goes through the usual demonstration of apps and lets you know all the things it can do. Although not exciting news, we thought we’d post anyway for those who care.

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Android 2.2 Gains More

Google [GOOG] has released the next batch of figures for the distribution of the Android operating system. The charts are created to let developers know what fragmentation exists between the popular versions.

As expected, Android 2.2 continues to climb as more devices launch with it installed and with more carriers pushing 2.2 OTA updates out.

Android 2.1 is still in the lead with a 40.8% share. Android 2.2 is catching up though with a 36.2% share in installations. As for 1.5 and 1.6, they still account for almost a quarter of Android devices on the market. [Read more…]

Verizon iPhone Landing Early 2011 According to Fortune

According to a report at Fortune, the Verizon [VZ] iPhone 4 will be landing early in 2011. There have been (according to Verizon), a number of meetings between Apple [AAPL] and Verizon for a number of years. That coupled with Verizon now selling the iPad seems to indicate that the device could be landing soon.

The Fortune article is certainly worth a read as it goes fairly in depth in to Verizon as a company and what can be expected from the network when it lands. [Read more…]

MacBook Air Graphical Glitch Surfaces

Some users seem to be having problems with their new MacBook Air laptops that launched just a few weeks ago. The problems are reported as effecting both the 11 and 13 inch models. The problems are described below…

The Air suddenly froze, cutting Bluetooth connection to my Magic Mouse (even after I restarted…I had to re-connect manually), and the screen started flickering like crazy. The only thing I was doing at the time was reading MacRumors forum threads and looking at MBA sleeves to buy – no YouTube or anything was open at the time. Only iTunes was open in the background.

You can’t see it well, but the flickering consisted of tiny green/red/maybe blue lines, kinda like when an old TV gets static.

A forced shutdown with the power button seemed to resolve it; closing the lid to make it sleep failed.

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