Sony's next generation games console will be backwards compatible, but not in the sense that we're accustomed to. The PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony’s eagerly-awaited entertainment device, won't play current PS3 optical games discs. Instead, backwards compatibility will be delivered using a streaming service whereby games are delivered in real-time over the internet from remote servers.
Amazon has confirmed that it is in the process of testing a "major" redesign of its website, the first such design change since September 2007. From a screenshot that we've seen, it looks like the site version will be cleaner and contain less navigational elements like category hover states, making it more accessible to tablet devices.
A high definition (HD) version of the iPad 2 will be released this autumn alongside the long-rumoured iPhone 5, if reports from This is my next (TiMN) are to be believed. TiMN report that the updated device, dubbed “iPad HD”, will feature a 2048x1536 pixel screen, double that of the current iPad 2.
Google is rumored to be rolling out a smarthpone based real-world payment system using Near Field Communication technology. Well, the Wall Street Journal reports that the search giant has now brought MasterCard and Citigroup on-board.
The iPad2 is in production and should be appearing in shops “the next couple of months”, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new iPad is expected to have front, and possibly a rear, facing camera, a faster processor than its predecessor and rumours also suggest that the iPad2 will be thinner and lighter than version one. Although, the price shouldn't be any more than version one- with prices ranging from $500 to just over $800.