Sony Creating Web Based Alternative To Cable TV?

Its been revealed today by the Wall Street Journal that Sony maybe considering a web-based alternative to the tradition cable based TV service, with an aim to compete with the cable and satellite operators that currently dominate pay TV viewing.

Sources have revealed to the WSJ that Sony has already approached several big media companies to negotiate the rights to offer their TV channels over the Web in the U.S. including : News Corp. (FX, National Geographic, Fox News), NBC Universal (G4TV, USA, CNBC, Bravo, A&E), and Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, TLC, Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet).

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Awarded 50 Perfect Reviews, Estimated To Generate $500 Million From Global Launch

Zenimax Media has announced today that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game which launched on Friday and has been developed by Bethesda Softworks has landed 50 perfect reviews and is expected to generate more than $500 million in global retail sales from launch units alone.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game “re-imagines and revolutionises” the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world for you to explore any way you choose allowing you to roam where ever you like.

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Readability iOS Apps Arriving Soon

Today Readability has announced that its new iOS applications are currently in the process of being approved by Apple and should be landing in the Apple App Store very soon. Readability offers a similar service to Instapaper. Allowing you to view clean uncluttered layouts of your favourite articles and save them for reading at a later date.

Readability has been around for some time and is already supported by dozens of popular desktop and mobile apps including Reeder RSS reader, Twitter clients Echofon, Ubersoscial and Tweetbot to name just a few.

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SparkFun Electric Sheep Opens Up Development For Android Apps And Accessories

A new USB device has been unveiled today by SparkFun called the Electric Sheep which has been deigned to provide Android developers with an easier route to create Android apps and accessories using Android open accessory protocol.

The new Electric Sheep board created by SparkFun is based on the ATMega2560 micro-controller and bootloader and features a USB-host connector for quick connection to Android devices. Allowing the creation of accessories for Android using the Arduino IDEA and HandBag.

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Tunefolio Leather iPhone 4S Case

If you are looking for something a little different to house your shiny new iPhone 4S in, then you may want to check out the Tunefolio leather case for the iPhone 4S, which can also be used as a stand for watching movies and surfing the web with your iPhone 4S.

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New Contact Lens Developed To Deliver Eye Medication In Controlled Doses (video)

A new type of contact lens has been created that has been designed to deliver eye medication to users in controlled doses. The new contact lenses have been developed by a team of biomedical and chemical engineers from Alabama’s Auburn University.

Normally drugs which have been administered to patients eyes are washed out within around 3o minutes after being applied. To help by-pass this wash out problem, the team has developed a disposable contact lens that can administer medication you the wearers eye, such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and/or anti-allergy drugs several times a day.

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Nook Tablet Limits Internal Storage To 1GB For Non Barnes & Noble Purchased Content

The new Barnes & Noble Nook tablet comes with 16GB of built in storage, which is twice as much as the new Amazon Kindle Fire, something which Barnes & Noble has been pointing out since the Nook Tablet was announced.

And whilst it may come with 16GB of built in storage, it would appear that you can only store content which hasn’t been purchased from Barnes & Noble on 1GB of that space, the rest is reserved for B&N content.

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Portal Bookends

If you are a fan of Valve’s Portal game these Portal bookends could be the perfect gift for you and would be the perfect thing to keep your science manuals in order. They are constructed from aluminium and have been given a shiny finish and have non-slip rubber padding on the base.

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Spotify Lands In Austria, Belgium And Switzerland, But Loses ST Holdings Content

Spotify has this week arrived in three new European countries Austria, Belgium And Switzerland which now pushes it total to 12, 11 countries in Europe together with the US. All the new countries will receive the same service that  includes on-demand streaming of over 15 million tracks, to both your computer and your mobile devices.

Unfortunately though for Spotify and other services such as Napster, Simfy and Rdio Dance music distribution, manufacture and management company ST Holdings has announced it will withdrawn all of the content from the subscriptions services.

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Nokia 900 Windows Phone Appears On Nokia Promo (Video)

We have heard a few rumors about another Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia, the Nokia Ace, which is expected to be called the Nokia 900 when it is officially announced, and now a mystery Windows Phone smartphone has turned up in an official Nokia video.

The video below clearly shows a new Nokia Windows Phone device, and it is possible that it could come with either a 4 inch display or possibly a 4.3 inch display.

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