PlayStation Vita UK Digital Launch Game Prices Revealed

Gamers looking forward to the launch of the new Sony PlayStation Vita portable gaming console in the UK. Will be pleased to know that prices for the launch day games have now been revealed by Sony. Five games have been set for the digital release by Sony in time for Vita’s launch on February 22nd, in just eight days time.

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Mozilla To Release Metro Style Firefox Browser For Windows 8

Mozilla has announced that they will be releasing a concept version of Firefox for Windows 8, which will use the new Metro interface for Windows 8, and it will be released in the second quarter of 2012.

Mozilla also said that in the second half of 2012 we will see alpha and beta versions of this new Metro themed Firefox for Windows 8, so we should at least have a beta version of the browser by the time Windows 8 launches.

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Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle (Video)

if you go to Google’s homepage this morning, you will notice a new doodle to celebrate Valentine’s day, it was created by animator Michael Lipman who worked with the Google team to come up with a fun animation for the Google homepage.

The video below shows the Google Valentine’s day doodle, which features Tony Bennett’s cover of ‘Cold, Cold Heart, have a look at the video below.

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iPad 3 Event Scheduled For March 7th?

We have been hearing rumors over the last few weeks that Apple would be launching the iPad 3 in March, we recently found out that iOS 5.1, which contains references to the iPad 3 would launch around the 9th of March.

Apple has in the past revealed their iPad on a Wednesday, and it looks like this year will be no exception, as the rumored event date for the iPad 3 is Wednesday the 7th of March.

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Google’s Motorola Takeover Approved By DOJ

Last week we heard that the Motorola takeover by Google was about to receive approval by the US Department of Justice, the approval has now been granted and the deal cam go ahead.

Google also recently received approval of the Motorola deal by the European Commission, which means that Google now has the approval they require for the $12.5 billion deal to go ahead.

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Motorola Droid 4 Teardown

The iFixit team have been at its again with their screwdrivers this week, and applied their dismantling skills to Motorola’s Droid 4 smartphone, revealing its inner workings for all to see.

After taking the Motorola Droid 4 apart, iFixit only awarded the smartphone a measly 4 out of 10 for repairability, due to the poor way the Droid 4 has been put together. Making it very tricky to replace certain items now the keyboard is integrated into the motherboard. Meaning you’ll have to replace both components if a key on the keyboard becomes faulty.

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Rockstar Talks L.A. Noire 2

It’s not surprising that the sequel to a game with such a rocky development process is given careful consideration. On the one hand, L.A. Noire established a franchise fit to share the pantheon of GTA and Red Dead Redemption. However, even with the game’s success, its earnings will probably not match its hefty development cost. Fortunately, sequels are nothing if not profitable, as the technology and production pipeline are already in place.

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Kickstarter Millionaire Tim Shafer Defends Traditional Publishers

Disruptive strategies for making games come along every couple of years that turn the industry on its head. Double Fine and Tim Schafer’s  nigh $2 million Kickstarter coup was unfortunately not that. It showed, if anything, that affection for a person or a company’s body of work can be monetized and is thus immensely valuable. Hopefully other companies will endeavour to build some as a result. But it’s very far from rendering publishers obsolete. Nor should it, according to the man himself.

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HTC Endeavor Specifications Revealed In Leaked ROM

A leaked ROM for the HTC Endeavor (HTC Edge) has revealed some more specifications about this new Android device from HTC which we are expecting to be released at MWC 2012 later this month.

The device will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich plus the latest version of HTC’s custom user interface, HTC Sense 4.0, a 720p resolution touchscreen display.

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ION Jukebox iPad Speaker Dock

If you are looking for a more retro styled iPad dock, you might be interested in the table top Jukebox iPad Dock launched by ION this week. The ION Jukebox iPad Dock features stereo speakers and a universal dock for either iPad or iPad 2 tablets. Charging your iPad as you listen to music using your favourite Jukebox iOS application. The retro look of the ION Jukebox iPad Dock is finished with glowing neon trim to create that authentic jukebox effect even on this smaller scaled down version.

 

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