Sony’s PlayStation 3 Celebrates Its 5th Birthday Today

This week has seen two of the major gaming consoles celebrating their birthdays. With Microsoft’s Xbox celebrating its tenth birthday earlier this week, together with Sony celebrating its PlayStation 3 gaming console and PlayStation Network turning five years old.

Five years ago today the PlayStation Network and PlayStation 3 launched in the United States and brought with it a Blue-ray DVD player to gamers. When it originally launched the PS3 came with a 60GB hard drive.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Lands On O2 UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note went on sale here in the UK recently, the version that was available was the SIM free model, and now mobile retailer O2 are selling the Samsung Galaxy Note with their range of contracts.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is available for £249.99 on O2’s cheapest 24 month contract which costs £16.50 a month and it is also available on their 18 month c0ntracts.

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Nikon iP-PJ Transfer App Allows You To Project Media Via Your Coolpix S1200pj

Nikon has today launched their newly updated application called the Nikon iP-PJ which now allows you to use the integrated projector in their Coolpix S1200pj camera to project media from your iPhone 4 or similar iOS device.

Any images projected through the camera will be scaled down to the Coolpix S1200pj camera’s 1024 x 768 projector resolution. But the application and projector camera combo will allow you to view slideshows and the streaming of YouTube content.

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SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 Gaming Steering Wheel (video)

If you take your PC racing games seriously then you might be interested in this new gaming steering wheel launched by SteelSeries today. The SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 is equipped with a bucket load of controls and removes the need for additional foot pedals, by incorporating them onto the back of the steering wheel for easy access.

During development and design the steering wheel was tested and approved by a team of professional drivers, and the final design now includes 20 buttons, d-pad and 3 dials. Allowing you top customise your setup to your driving style and conditions. Watch a video of the SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 in action after the jump.

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Amazon Working On Smartphone To Take On IPhone?

Amazon launched its first Android tablet this week, the Amazon Kindle Fire, and now there are rumors that Amazon may be developing their own smartphone, which would probably run Google’s Android OS.

The rumor comes from Gitigroup, who have said that we may see an Amazon smartphone in quarter 2012, based on analysis of supply chains, and Amazon are reported to be working with FIH on the device.

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FXI Cotton Candy USB Stick Transforms Any Screen In To An Android System

This week FXI has unveiled its new Cotton Candy device which is a new USB stick capable of transforming HDTV, laptops, phones, tablets, or set-top boxes into dumb terminals for the devices Android operating system to run.

The Cotton Candy device, is equipped with a USB 2.0 connector at one end and a HDMI jack on the other. Its powered by a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU, which is the same one used in the Galaxy S II.

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Google Music App Launched For Google TV

After a long delay Google has finally jumped in to the music market and yesterday launched their Google Music service. Wasting no time Google has followed up yesterdays launch and has today announced the release of its new Google Music application, designed specifically for Google TV. Allowing you to sync your Google TV device with your Google Music account, removing the need for you to stream your media from your computer or download media to your HDTV.

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Google’s Motorola Takeover Approved By Stockholders

Google’s $12.5 billion takeover has already been approved by the various regulators, and now the stockholders of Motorola have approved the takeover of the company bu Google.

Google has previously set themselves a deadline for the Motorola takeover, for February next year, and it looks like the company is on track to meet the deadline.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Gets Reviewed

Google’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the UK yesterday, and now the first reviews of the Galaxy Nexus have started to appear online.

As a reminder, the Galaxy Nexus features a massive 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and it also comes with a dual core 1.2GHz processor and an advanced 5 megapixel camera on the back, pls a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Goes Up For Pre-Order In Germany

Asus’s second generation Transformer tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will go on sale in December, and the device is now available to pre-order in Germany from Amazon.

As a reminder the Transformer Prime comes with a 10.1 inch LED backlit Super IPS+ touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, it will launch with Android Honeycomb 3.2, although ti will be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS shortly after release.

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