Gran Turismo 5, Spec 2 Update Details Unveiled

PlayStation has unveiled new details on the huge free update named “Spec 2″ that will be arriving in the next couple of weeks for the popular PS3 driving game Gran Turismo 5.

Developers of Gran Turismo 5 Polyphony Digital, have been listening and carefully reading feed back from GT5 users and have created the new update using player recommendations as guide. Introducing new improvements to greatly reduced load times, quicker menu response times, and adjustable opponent AI in Arcade Mode.

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BT Openreach Will Offer 300Mbps Broadband In The UK By 2012

BT Openreach one of the UK’s main broadband providers has announced this week that its launched its Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) product which will enable 300mbps broadband in key locations around the UK by Spring 2012.

Currently six initial locations have been selected:  Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes, Highams Park in North London, Ashford in Middlesex, Chester South, York and St Austell. But BT Openreach hopes to roll out the new super fast broadband to more locations.

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Disc Dumbbell Concept Makes Use Of Your Old CD,DVDs

If you have piles of old CD and DVDs discs lying around, you could use this innovative dumbbell concept to put them to good use and even help you workout and add a little muscle at the same time.

The unique disc dumbbells concept have been designed by Seung-il Kim and allow you to use the old discs as weights within the dumbbells. Recycling those old redundant discs in the process to create a handy pair of weights.

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Dell Streak Pro 10 Gets Android 3.2 Honeycomb Update

The Dell Streak Pro 10 went on sale in China recently and came with Android 3.1, Dell has just released the Android 3.2 update for the Dell Streak Pro which brings a range of new features to Dell’s latest Android tablet.

The Dell Streak Pro 10 features a 10.1 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and it comes with Android Honeycomb and features a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM.

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Kindle 4 Now Has A $30 Advert Opt-out Option

If you have purchased the new Kindle 4 device supported by special offer adverts, but have come to the decision that actually you can live without them. Amazon has now made it possible to remove adverts from your new Kindle 4 device via a $30 advert opt-out upgrade available from the Amazon Online Store.

To remove the adverts from your Kindle 4 device visit the ‘Manage your Kindle’ webpage where you can edit your subscriptions for the newest entry-level Kindle 4 e-reader.

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Real Racing 2 HD Update Enables Wireless Splitscreen Multiplayer On iPhone 4S And iPad 2 (video)

If you enjoy a little racing on your iOS device you will be please to know that Firemint, the developers of the awesome Real Racing 2 HD racing app have this week announced a new updated which will bring with it wireless splitscreen multiplayer features.Currently you can stream the game wirelessly from an iPad 2 through an Apple TV onto a bigger HD screen but the new v1.2 update will feature a Party Play mode. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Microsoft Expected To Get EU Approval For Skype Deal This Week

Microsoft announced back in May that they intended to purchase popular VoiP service Skype for a deal worth $8.5 billion, Microsoft received FTC approval for the deal in the US back in June.

And now according to a recent report, Microsoft is about to receive approval for the Skype deal from the European competition authorities, and this would see the deal go ahead sooner rather than later.

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Batman: Arkham City Robin DLC Gameplay Trailer (video)

If you are looking forward to the immanent launch of the new Batman: Arkham City game you might be interested to know that a new Robin character DLC is being offered as bonus content at GameStop when you pre-order.

Robin will be a playable character within the  Arkham City campaign and will also come with two unique challenge maps. Watch the gameplay trailer of the Robin DLC character for Batman: Arkham City after the jump to get a feel for his moves and gameplay style. Which looks to be similar to Batman’s, with the exception of his staff.

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Xbox Companion App, Controls Your Xbox 360 From Your Windows Phone

In conjunction with their new Xbox TV Microsoft have also rolled out a new Xbox Companion App that has been designed to allow you to control your Xbox 360 directly from your Windows smartphone.

The dedicated application for Windows Phone 7 enables you to connect to certain areas of the Xbox 360 console and will provide you with instant access to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace catalogue of games, movies, music and TV shows.

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T-Mobile myTouch And myTouch Q Get Official

T-Mobile has announced it latest myTouch smartphones, the two new models are made by LG for T-Mobile and they are the T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q and they are are expected to go on sale some time next month.

Both the myTouch and MyTouch Q will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will feature a single core 1GHz processor, plus a 5 megapixel camera which will be capable of recording HD video in 720p.

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Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin Arriving April 2012

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that a new release of Ubuntu code-named “Precise Pangolin” is set to arrive during April 2012. Shuttleworth has been looking forward on his recent blog post past the next highly anticipated release of Ubuntu 11.10, “Oneiric Ocelot.” which will be arriving on October 13th 2011.

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