The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the first phone by Sony Ericsson that claims to be a dedicated gaming phone and uses the PlayStation franchise. It boasts proper hardware gaming controls which could be enough to convince hard core gaming fans to splurge on this unique smartphone.
The Xperia Play has a 4” screen, making it bigger than most smartphone screens. Its dimensions are 119 x 62 x 16 mm, so it can’t be comfortably used with just one hand. It seems to have been made for two-handed use, similar to the PlayStation controller. It weighs 175 grams, which is a bit heavy, but the build is sturdy and it feels good when held in both hands and you’re ready to “Play”.
Should your mom use Twitter? Yes.
The stereotype of Boomers is that they are averse to social media but a lot of our Moms are now on Facebook. Here’s a great video showcasing how Twitter can actually strengthen parent-child communication. [Digital Life]
A $25 Computer That Fits On Your Keychain
The Raspberry Pi, a skeletal computer powerful enough to surf the internet but small enought to hang on your keychain, has been developed. [Crunch Gear]
Why Mac Malware Is On The Way
Malware authors are targeting Google Chrome and now Apple may be there next target. [ZDNet]
Hackers plan third round of attacks on Sony
The Canucks remain the sole Canadian team left in the playoffs. Here's our picks for the best fun and practical hockey themed apps for iPhone to help you kill time between periods.
An essential app for every hockey nut. The iconic show’s app has stats, news stories, features, live updates and more.
Find out which one of your friends knows the most hockey trivia. The app has multiple choice questions about the CHL and the NHL, as well as hockey movies, music, trophies and much more.
This app finds rinks and arenas in your area and maps them out for you. It’s perfect for hockey parents, players, and coaches.
If you’ve signed up to watch games live this app allows you to watch them on your iPhone or iPad. The app also includes news, photos and player profiles.
Virtual Kissing Becomes A Reality
The internet just got a bit creepier. Japan has provided us with another extremely strange device. A demo video has been released for a product that makes kissing achievable over computers. [Engadget]
Osama Bin Laden’s Hideout on Google Maps
Now that Osama Bin Laden has been found and killed, internet users have been quick to find Bin Laden’s hide out on Google Maps. Some are just curious to see where the most hunted man lived and others have left some interesting reviews of the place. [Tech Crunch]
It appears that Apple will be releasing new models of their famous iMac computers. It has been nine months since their last update, and the new iMacs look to be available Tuesday May 3rd. [Coated]
YouTube Invests In Their Bloggers
The Android smartphone market is brimming with amazing devices with astonishing specs, such as AJ's favourite, the HTC Desire HD. Google shook-up the constitution of the smart phone market with the introduction of its first device, Google Nexus One, my favourite Android phone. Its successor, Google Samsung Nexus S, is a thing of beauty as well.
The Nexus S boasts a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16M colors and 480 x 800 pixels, providing a crisp display. It has a 4.0 inch display with scratch resistant Oleophobic surface which ensures a longer life of your phone’s most precious part, the touch-screen. To make the Android experience even better, a Contour Display with curved glass screen has been used which sets it apart from its peers.
PlayStation Hackers May Have a Lot of Credit Card Numbers
Uh-oh Spaghetti-Os. The people who hacked the PlayStation network last week may have 2.2 million credit card numbers. They are apparently trying to sell the database of personal information they have obtained online. [NY Daily News]
How PlayStation Could Make it Up to the Consumers
This list puts together a few solutions that PlayStation could offer to its community to make up for its recent hacker problem. [Wired]
New Keyboard for the iPhone
The CompuExpert WOW-keys is a new keyboard that turns your iPhone into a computer. This is a full size keyboard perfect for those who hate the cramped iPhone touchscreen, and the keyboard also serves as an iPhone dock. The CompuExpert Wow will be shipping May 24th and you can buy it on Amazon.com. [ubergizmo]
The tech world is going wild over the rumors that Apple may be releasing a cloud service with the unsurprising title, iCloud. These rumors surfaced after the previous holders of the domain icloud changed their names to CloudMe. This prompted many to think Apple bought the name from them, and are planning to launch a cloud service. [TechCrunch]
Twitter Ban at the Royal Wedding
PlayStation Network Update
After six days of near silence, Sony has announced that the PS3 Network’s information has been compromised. This includes player’s names, addresses, country, and birthdate. Sony isn’t sure if this also includes credit card information. Some of the PlayStation Network will be back online within the next few days. [IGN]
The 3DS Isn’t Selling Well
Android Pulls Ahead In The Smartphone Race
As Gartner recently predicted would happen, Android phones are now more popular than iPhones or Blackberries. 37% said they owned Android. [Mashable]
Tablet Wars: Sony Throws Its Hat In The Ring
Sony is releasing two new tablets this fall - the Sony S1 and S2. Both tabs will run Honeycomb (Android 3.0) and are 3G and 4G compatible. The Sony S1 will have 1 large 9.4” screen and the Sony S2 will have two 5.5” screens. The S2 will be able to fold up (kind of like a large Nintendo DS) making it ultra-portable. [Geek Sugar]
You may be aware that Dual Boot facility (having the ability to boot in more than one OS) is available for mobile devices like HTC HD2 but tablets have lagged behind in this race. Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte has decided to take the lead and has announced two dual boot tablets to be launched later this year.
The dual boot tablets will be able to run either Android or Windows 7, letting you choose which one when you turn on or restart the device. This will be particularly appealing for users who use their tablet for both work and leisure. Web surfers find Android most suited to their requirements as almost every application downloads some data from the net to run smoothly. However if you want to do some serious work on the go, many office suites available for Android do not allow editing. Those that do allow editing are not appealing and are pretty difficult to use. Therefore, fully working Windows 7, which is not ideally designed for touch screen devices, is more useful and compatible with Microsoft Office.