Music Beta By Google Gets Updated

Google has updated its Music Beta by Google music service for Android devices, and the latest version which is Music Beta 3.0.1 comes with a number of bug fixes and enhancements.

The latest version of Music Beta by Google should fix a number of problems, including problems with the app crashing with certain ROMS, and there is also improved track management.

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Nokia E6 Available To Pre-Order In The UK For £349

Some of our readers will remember the Nokia E6 that was announced last month, it has now turned up for pre-order in the UK and is available from Nokia for £349 SIM free and it is expected to ship in June.

As a reminder, the Nokia E6 comes with a 2.46-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels, there is also 8GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot and a 1500 mAh battery, there is also a QWERTY keyboard.

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Gameboy 8-bit Camcorder (video)

Rather than letting their old Gameboy games console just sit in a draw gathering dust, an inventive modder named “kraettz” has used theirs with great effect to create a portable 8-bit camcorder.

The Gameboy 8-bit Camcorder uses a GBA, GBA TV Converter and a portable video player with an the onboard 40GB hard drive to store its recordings. The unit may not be the 200 megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS we featured yesterday, but this 8-bit camcorder records footage at a fantastically retro 320 x 240 pixels in the purest grey scale 8-bit beauty. Check out the footage recorded from the device after the jump.

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HTC Removes Locked Bootloader Policy

The other day we told you that HTC were considering dropping their locked bootloader policy for their Android smartphones, and now the company has confirmed on Facebook that they are removing the policy.

According to HTC they have been listening to feedback from customers, and this is the reason they are dropping the locked bootloader policy, which no doubt will be welcomed by HTC smartphone owners.

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PayPal Suing Google Over Mobile Payments

Shortly after Google announced their new mobile payment service, called Google Wallet, PayPal has filed a lawsuit against Google, and is alleging that former PayPal employee, Osama Bedier, who now works on the Google Wallet team, misappropriated trade secrets.

According to the report, PayPal are claiming that Bedier has passed on confidential information he was party to whilst at PayPal, relating to their mobile payments business to Google, and they had the following to say about it.

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Super Expensive Mansueto Library Is A Literal Database

Students and faculty in the University of Chicago are fortunate to have the world’s most advanced library under their feet. See, that’s the big deal with the domed Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. It’s a cavernous reading room crowned upon an enormous database of 3.5 million books. That’s BOOKS. Printed matter. 3.5 million of them. Journals, documents, and anything else bound between two covers.

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Google Wallet, Google’s NFC Payment Service Gets Official

We knew that Google was going to unveil their new mobile payment service yesterday, and Google Wallet is now official. Google has teamed up with mobile operator Sprint, plus some credit card companies which including Mastercard and Citi, plus First Data.

Initially the Google Wallet payment service will be compatible with the Nexus S 4G on Sprint, and users of the app will be able to store their credit card details and make payments with the compatible Citi Mastercard and a Google Prepaid card.

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Replica Cyclone Motorcycle From Robotech Stays True To The Original

A long time ago (the mid-80s until the  early-90s to be specific), a multi-volume animated saga enjoyed  a huge following among otakus and geeks alike. This was Robotech, the anime equivalent of War and Peace in terms of scope and sheer epicness. Robotech follows a story arc that puts Halo to shame, chronicling Earth’s unending struggle for survival against waves of alien invaders. Oh yes, it also featured not one, or a handful, but dozens of iconic mecha that still linger in the wildest nostalgic fantasies of true believers to this very day. Among those cherished mecha is the transforming Cyclone bike.

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Apple’s iCloud Music Service Will Scan And Mirror iTunes Libraries

We have already heard some information about how Apple’s new music streaming service will work, which is expected to be called iCloud, and we already know that Apple is close to signing their fourth major deal with a music label.

Now more details have emerged on how Apple’s iCloud music streaming service will work, according to a recent report from Business Week, iCloud will quickly can a users iTunes library and the mirror those song in iCloud.

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Sony Confirms PlayStation 4 In The Works

If you were wondering when we would see the next generation PlayStation console, and whether one actually existed, Sony has confirmed that development of the PlayStation 4 as already started.

Sony’s executive vice president and CFO, Masaru Kato revealed the information in a recent conference call to investors, when he was asked to explain why there was an increase in the amount of money being spent on research and development.

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Teaser Trailer (video)

Ubisoft have released a new teaser trailer for their highly anticipated up and coming new Assassin’s Creed Revelations explaining that the full trailer will be unveiled at their E3 press conference in June 2011.

The next instalment in the Assassin’s Creed saga Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is to be released November 2011, and will be the final chapter of Ezio’s story says Ubisoft. Watch the teaser trailer after the break for a sample of what’s instore.

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South Park Gets In EA Sports & Peter Moore Digs

South Park send-ups weren’t always perfectly fair or accurate and could get downright heavy-handed and self-righteous in a hurry, but at least they used to be consistently, cuttingly and unashamedly funny. Their heart is in the right place with this attempt at exposing EA’s exploitation of college athletes, but the whole thing just feels like they’re going through the motions.

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