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Over 41 million PS3 consoles sold, PSN revenue up 70 percent in 2010

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2011

At GDC this week Sony outed some impressive numbers: 41 million to be exact. That’s the number of PS3 consoles the company says it has sold worldwide. In 2010 the PlayStation store saw a 60 percent boost in traffic and a 70 percent boost in revenue from a total of 70 million PSN accounts.

That impressive stuff. And titles like Killzone and Call of Duty sure help. Playstation Plus doesn’t hurt either. To be clear, we are talking about 70 million PSN user accounts, 41 million PS3 consoles, and 80 percent of them are online. Sony has a lot to celebrate right now.

Nintendo had best Portable and Home Console sales for 2010

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2011

Despite a poor economy leading to poorer sales than the company was used too, Nintendo has announced that it still ended up with the best selling gaming systems of 2010 according to numbers from the NPD Group. The Wii was the best selling game console for the year with 7 million units sold in2010. Not bad at all.

Likewise, the DS was the best selling portable with 8.5 million sold in 2010. Nintendo had great sales during the holiday season, with some impressive sales numbers in December to help it along.

MacBook Air 2010 gets Colorware treatment

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

Everyone’s ultrathin Apple laptop looks the same as everyone else’s. It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when all your gear looks alike. Enter Colorware. Starting at $1,850 you can get a MacBook Air made in 2010, made exactly to your color specifications.

Sure it’s crazy expensive, but if we could afford it we would all be doing it right? Sadly, there’s no option for repainting an Air if you already have one, so you’ll have to buy it direct from Colorware.

Dell 2010 MLB All Star Game customized Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbooks

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

Dell has partnered with Major League Baseball to celebrate the 2010 MLB All Star Game. Players and members of the coaching staff were each given a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook that came customized with MLB Teams, featuring fan artwork from the Dell Design Studio.

MLB fans can personalize their notebooks with one of 95 different MLB team designs. An optional Digital TV Tuner will allow owners to watch highlights of the games while watching the actual live games. The lid designs, available on Dell’s Mini and Studio laptops, range from subtle team logos in one corner to full-cover designs that scream fanatic.

HTML5 to be on most browsers by the end of 2010

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

You’ve heard the debates on Flash vs HTML5. Steve Jobs hates flash blah blah blah. Enough bickering. From the Google I/O keynote: HTML5 support will be more or less complete on all “modern” browsers, says Google.

I’m assuming that means IE will have to wait? Is this the beginning of the death of flash? How will it affect cute cat videos? Is Steve Jobs laughing right now? So many questions.

Xbox 360 getting USB storage support in 2010 update

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2010

According to some leaked documentation and confirmed with two Joystiq sources, “USB Mass Storage Device Support on Xbox 360″ will soon be a reality. The document is authored by a senior software development engineer at Microsoft, and says that due to “increased market penetration of high-capacity, high throughput USB mass storage devices, a 2010 Xbox 360 system update” will allow consumers to save and load game data from USB devices.

The update is apparently coming in Spring 2010. After the update, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Xbox Live Arcade games, Xbox Live Indie games, Games on Demand, DLC and Title Updates to the storage device.

Toshiba plans home tablets for late 2010

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2010

Toshiba wants a slice of the tablet market just like everybody else, so it will be rolling out its own line of tablets to compete with the iPad. The company thinks the line will arrive sometime later this year, or early 2011 if that doesn’t work out.

Toshiba isn’t entirely new to the tablet market. They had previously rolled out the Journe Touch in Europe last year. No word on what OS Toshiba’s new tablets will run, but our guess would be windows. It’s also way too early to talk price.

Readius-like ereader launching in 2010

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

Readius-like ereader launching in 2010We’ve been waiting for this one for awhile. Remember that bendable Readius ebook reader we showed you back in January of 2008 from Polymer Vision? Sadly for this bendy device it suffered delays which then turned into bankruptcy and dashed our hopes.

Now however it’s Wistron’s turn. According to Brian Chong, head of Wistron’s product planning, a similarly designed 5-to-6 inch device with a pull-out flexible e-paper display will launch in 2010. We can’t wait to see what the finished device includes.

2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike When a motorcycle has four wheels, is it even a motorcycle anymore? We have no idea. This beast has left us dazed and confused, but mostly we just can’t stop staring. This thing looks like it kicks some serious ass.

What you are looking at is the 2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike. Those wheels are 17-inchers and all four support a 350 cubic inch engine with 350 horsepower. It looks like it came straight out of a Sci-Fi flick.

Ghostwire augmented reality game coming to your DSi in 2010

Posted in Nintendo DSi by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Use your Nintendo DSi to hunt ghostsBack in May we told you about the augmented reality game for the DSi, Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal. The Ghostwire title had been previously unveiled, but Majesco has just signed on to publish it.

The game uses the DSi’s camera and microphone to allow you to hunt ghosts like those schmucks on TV. Once the ghost or ghosts are detected, it’s the player job to hunt down objects to make them rest in peace.

Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer launching in 2010

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer launching in 2010Kopin has announced that the Golden-i Gen 2 will be starting field trials in December and production will begin next year. The units are expected to feature a Bluetooth headset, a 15-inch virtual PC display, head-gesture recognition and voice-control.

The units will run Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and are capable of streaming 30fps 720 x 480 video over Bluetooth 2.0, so it will be great for entertainment, or with your smartphone, laptop or MID for internet access etc. It can also connect using WiFi for up to SVGA resolution video.

PS3 bringing 3D to games in 2010

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2009

PS3 bringing 3D to all games in 2010In case you have been living under a rock, the big thing right now is 3D and the 3D bandwagon is bursting at the seams from so many people jumping on board. The PlayStation 3 is the latest on the 3D bandwagon, bringing a 3D mode to Sony’s console that will work with all existing games sometime in the next year.

To enjoy this feature, you will of course need a new TV that supports 3D. So it may be a while until this is really common. It’s one interesting direction that consoles are headed in, but what do you guys think of the whole 3D momentum? Is it over-hyped or is this really the future of gaming? We want to hear your thoughts.

First Samsung OLED laptops could arrive in late 2010

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2009

First Samsung OLED laptops could arrive in late 2010Next year you may be able to watch video on your laptop with an OLED screen from Samsung, who is eyeing 2010 for a commercial OLED notebook release. The company says that it will release an OLED notebook towards the end of 2010, maybe in the third quarter.

They aren’t the only ones with an eye toward OLED either. Lenovo also has plans to use OLED and Sony too. No mention of cost, but likely it will add a few hundred to the price of a regular notebook.

Project Natal hitting retail shelves in 2010

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Microsoft announces "Project Natal" motion controller for Xbox 360Up until now, all we knew about Project Natal’s release date was that it wasn’t going to happen in 2009. Now we have word that it will be hitting store shelves in 2010. So says Steve Balmer, Company CEO.

He let word slip during his speech at The Executives Club of Chicago today that the Xbox 360 motion control interface will be coming in 2010. Now that could mean all the way in December of 2010 for all we know, but at least it’s not 2011.

PlayStation Motion Controller launching in 2010

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2009

PlayStation Motion Controller launching 2010Sony’s rumored PlayStation Motion Controller is real. Well, we knew that much. It will be launching in 2010. Sony showed it off at Sony’s E3 press conference and SCEA’s Jack Tretton claims it’s an experience “closer to real-life than anything you’ve ever seen.”

The Controller will work in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye, which will capture it’s movements for “true one-to-one tracking.” Sony showed off a bunch of demos for use with the motion controller, including sword swinging, tank-based third-person shooting, archery, tennis and drawing.

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