Xbox One Revealed 22 May 2013 09:23:21
After many months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft detailed its next generation console the Xbox One.
The Xbox One, described by Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft, was designed and built "as an all-in-one system to align games, TV and entertainment."
The Xbox One will support an all new dashboard that allows players to multitask while in different programs. It allows for simultaneous movie streaming, television and gaming.
The Kinect is a big portion of the Xbox One. Yusuf Mehdi, SVP of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, demonstrated using voice activation to turn on the One, activate programs and return to the home screen. The Xbox One also uses gesture controls to manipulate the Xbox home screen.
The Xbox One will integrate into your television and cable. It will include features for viewers to easily find their favorite shows and channels via voice command, and find programs based on what is trending around the world.
Microsoft gave some idea of the hardware powering the One. It will feature an eight-core CPU, 8 gig of RAM, a 500 gig HDD, a Blu-Ray Drive, 802.11 Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI and USB 3.0.
Play.com Shop of the Year 21 May 2013 08:30:08
MyMemory have recently received two prestigious awards at the Play Rakuten Merchant Expo at Vinopolis in London. MyMemory were chosen from over two hundred merchants as 'Store of the Year 2013' for its fantastic high feedback rating, extensive range of products, fast delivery and competitive prices. MyMemory have also been awarded Gold Merchant status for delivering memory online to the Play customer base.
John Parker, MyMemory Director said 'We are very proud to have won these awards, bringing the level of service we deliver to our own customers in a new dynamic marketplace can only deliver continued success in the future.'
Sony's Xperia A Android 4.1 smartphone announced15 May 2013 10:53:36
Sony is adding a new option to its smartphone lineup with the Xperia A. Spotted a few days ago in an FCC filing, the SO-04E will be released on the 17th on NTT DoCoMo.
It slots in a step below the Z and ZL models on the spec sheet but shares most of the internals featuring:
- a 1,280 x 720 4.6-inch LCD
- 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
- Android 4.1
- a 2,300mAh battery
- 13MP rear camera
- 0.3MP front camera.
Like all phones announced at NTT DoCoMo's summer push it supports LTE and will have NOTTV access after an update this autumn.