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Technological extinction: 9 technologies we should put on the endangered list
Technology adapts and evolves but like other forms of evolution that means that some will die away. So, what technologies will no longer be with us in a few years?
Sony reveals PS3 exclusive game The Last of Us
Sony has officially revealed a PlayStation 3 game exclusive The Last of Us with a short but enticing trailer that has the gaming community buzzing and a topic trending on Twitter.
New PlayStation update prepares system for launch of PS Vita next month
Sony are preparing for the launch of PlayStation Vita in Japan next month by releasing a new PlayStation 3 system software update (v4.0) later this week. The update will allow for sharing of digital content between PS Vita and PS3.
Music Beta evolves into Google Music bringing another major music player to the cloud
Music Beta from Google has just evolved into Google Music, opening up to users in the United States and bringing another major music player to the cloud. Earlier this week, Apple finally introduced iTunes Match, allowing iOS device users to stream music anywhere using iCloud.
Video game piracy increased by 20% in last five years
The number of pirated video games has increased by 20% in the last five years, that’s according to research published by internet piracy analysts Envisional. Game publishers are worried that they are potentially losing millions in lost revenue to illegal downloads.
Sony hacked again, 93,000 accounts compromised
Sony has in the last 24 hours locked down 93,000 network accounts after detecting a large number of failed sign-in attempts across their entertainment networks. This is most likely a brute-force hacking attempt whereby a large database of username and password pairs are tested against Sony’s network via an automated script in the hope that some will match.
Watch out Apple, Sony raises the bar with tablet offerings
Sony has today announced two long-awaited tablet offerings that they hope will distinguish them from other Android tablets on the market. The Sony Tablet S and Tablet P will be available in Ireland from mid-September and November respectively.
31 record labels collectively file $3 million lawsuit against YouTube downloader service
31 of the world’s largest record labels, including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner, are collectively seeking almost $3 million (€2.1 million) in damages from YouTube video conversion website TubeFire. TubeFire is one of many websites that offer a YouTube conversion service, allowing its users to watch YouTube videos offline and on virtual any device.
BBC launch new TV-friendly iPlayer
The BBC has today launched a new TV-friendly version of its video on demand iPlayer service which aims to improve user experience on this medium. The new version is only available to users in the UK initially on the PlayStation 3 console but later rolled out to a myriad of other devices and connected TVs.
Worst blog post ever! The Simpson’s Comic Book Guy live tweets #ComicCon
He’s surly, short tempered and now on Twitter. Jeff Albertson, most commonly known as Comic Book Guy, has started live tweeting this year’s Comic Con.
Sony planning major PSN rebrand to counteract fallout from infamous hacking outage
Sony is reportedly redesigning its PlayStation Network (PSN) user interface as part of a major rebranding operation to counteract the fallout from a month-long network outage. The outage began in April of this year after hackers gained access to PSN servers and potentially compromised the personal details of 77 million users.
Sony Music Ireland website hacked, claims two members of The Script commit suicide
Sony Music Ireland’s website appears to have been hacked earlier this morning after three unlikely stories were published on the news section of the website. One story claimed that Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan from The Script committed suicide after their gig at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, while another claimed scientists have proved that watching the X Factor decreases one’s “Intelligence Quote (sic)”.
Sony to release the PlayStation 4 in 2012?
Sony, the makers of the PlayStation gaming console, are said to begin production of the PS4 towards the end of this year, with a release date scheduled for sometime in 2012, according to DigiTimes.
J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore brings App Store economics to ‘niche’ markets
With the launch of the Pottermore website Rowling has brought app store economics to ‘niche’, that is to say single subject, markets. This is not only a dramatic change for book publishers but will certainly change online economics for other established franchises. Film, video games, and music retailers will be paying close attention to Rowling’s Harry Potter App Store as they attempt to replicate her economic model for themselves.
Sony’s “Welcome Back” program launched – free games and downloads available
Sony launches its “Welcome Back” program to entice users back to the PlayStation Network. Here are some of the free downloads they have on offer.
Apple to charge $25 per year for iCloud music service after initial free trial period
With negotiations successfully wrapped up between Apple and all four major record labels, attention now turns to the intricacies of Apple’s new cloud music service. According to the LA Times the service, dubbed iCloud, will initially be free to entice early adapters, but will be supported by a subscription fee after this trial period.