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160GB PS3 is coming out soon – but loses some functions as well

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The PS3 is now getting an upgrade, with Sony announcing a 160GB version of the console that will hit stores just in time for the Christmas period, in November, for US$500. The new ‘limited edition’ will come with the new DualShock 3 controller, that now has rumble, and two games – Pain and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. While it has been less specific, it will get a bigger hard drive and [...]

Sky to add new HD channels

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BSkyB, whose parent company News Corporation owns a 25% stake in Foxtel, has expanded its high-definition offering with the addition of seven new channels, and will launch on the new Sky+ HD service; bumping the total of channels to 26 on its service. Six of them will be from the wide variety of channels from Sky Movies, while the seventh service will be a high-def version of Sky Real Lives. [...]

Rumour Mill : Is iTunes getting subscriptions?

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MacRumors and other Apple blogs are reporting that a tipster has said that there will be a $129-a-year iTunes subscription that would go hand-in-hand with the MobileMe service. The new service will offer unlimited access to half of the iTunes store for $129 a year, or $179 for a combo deal with subscriptions with iTunes and MobileMe – in the US only; and if you you have a MobileMe subscription, [...]

Logitech Introduces First Racing Wheel for Wii.

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Here is something that you will enjoy; Logitech has said that it will make a new force feedback racing wheel for the Wii. Dubbed the Speed Force Wireless, you can play this from 30ft, and it is not a shell accessory for the wiimote – but is actually is a controller. The 10" wheel rotates 200 degrees and has break controls. The first game that will be using it will [...]

Skypephone gets redesign – now in black

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Jay is going to be happy with this news; the 3 Skypephone has now gotten a redesign, and it looks better than before. Dubbed the Skypephone S2, it now offers HSDPA data, a 3.2 megapixel camera, 50MB of internal memory with a microSD slot and the same old Skype support. The design has also been changed, as now the phone sports an brushed aluminium and black plastic cover, in a [...]

Xbox 360 sold out in Japan – next shipment is next month

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It’s official, the Xbox 360 has sold out in Japan; and managed to outsell the PS3 – with the Microsoft console selling 28,116 at the start of August where Sony sold only 10,705 PS3s; with the Wii beating both of them with 41,000 being sold. And since it has sold out, Microsoft has been forced to put out a statement that it had sold out and apologized for the sold [...]

Japan demands probe into Nano combustion

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After two recent incidents in Japan where the first-generation iPod overheated and caused minor fires; the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has issued a warning to the music player. In total, there have been 14 incidents relating to the iPod Nano’s exploding battery, according to news sources in Japan, and the ministry has ordered Apple to investigate. The investigation has determined that the batteries in the first-gen iPod sold [...]

MobileMe accounts extended – again

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In another move to make up for the problems that MobileMe has been plagued with since its launch in July, Apple has made another extension to many users, giving another 60 days for free – on top of the 30 days free extension it gave users in July. In an e-mail to subscribers, Apple has said that the suite of services needs more work. The service was to be an [...]

Rumour Mill : If IE8 gets a "porn mode", would you switch?

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Is porn the best way to get Internet Explorer to regain that market share loss from Mozilla’s Firefox? No, we aren’t kidding… Rumours have that Microsoft could be adding "Private browsing" – also known as "porn mode" – to Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. This was one of the features during the development in Firefox 3, however ended up being pulled – and Safari has already had the feature in [...]

3 to use Next G to fill in gaps

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3 will now extend its 2100MHz network after making an agreement with Telstra to allow roaming on its 850MHz Next G Network. Until now, customers on 3 have only been allowed to use their network for 3G, and anyone who roamed outside of that would be using Telstra’s 2G network. While the carrier will be extending its coverage, it will also provide Telstra’s coverage if a customer roams into an [...]

Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is a fine looking phone

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The Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte has to be the best looking phone I have seen in a while. The Nokia 8800 series has currently two editions – the original and the Sirocco Edition, and will add another one to its line – this one. The new model is built with Carbon fibre with 3D patterns, sculpted shapes and unique textures to make the phone’s design. It still will have the [...]

Toshiba sees that DVD is the future…

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After losing the format war against Sony (remember, the HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray thing), Toshiba has released its new XD-E500. The good things is that it uses Toshiba’s new eXtended Detail Enhancement technology (EDE) – which basically upconverts to fill the void between those upconverting players and Blu-Ray; and it costs US$150. However, it does not play Blu-Ray; and Toshiba did not try to compare the new player with a [...]

Pastor buys AnnaBligh.net

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A pastor in central Queensland has bought two internet domain names which bear the name of Queensland’s Premier Anna Bligh. Pastor David Ally, from the Mountain of the Lord Christian Church in Mount Morgan, bought the domain names of annabligh.org and annabligh.net in September of 2007, when Bligh took over the role from Peter Beattie. This now allows him to create websites and email addresses using the domain name. His [...]

Hackett no longer Internode’s CEO, remains as managing director

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Internode has undergone a substantial reorganisation of its management team, which sees Simon Hackett no longer being CEO of the company – giving it to former group GM Patrick Tapper. Hackett will still be the founder and managing director. Tapper joined the South Australian-based internet service provider in 1998, after working with Greater Union, Village Roadshow and EMI. Another reorganisation includes the creation of CFO, which will be taken by [...]

Blackberry Bold not really a fan of the pavement

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If you are have, or going to get a Blackberry Bold; you might want to reconsider if you have butterfingers. The phone is, apparently, very fragile as it does not like the concrete once you drop it from two metres. Oh, and you thought that bezel was real metal; well, you are wrong – it’s not. But the good news is, if you manage to make a skin for the [...]