Friday, June 10
Thursday, June 9
NGP is now PlayStation Vita, Starting at $249
With mobile connectivity playing a huge role in PS Vita’s interactive experience, They also announced a partnership with AT&T, which powers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, who will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models available, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for you to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with your friends wherever they are.
The excitement doesn’t stop there. With the official North American unveiling of PlayStation Vita also comes the introduction of an extensive line-up of software for the platform. PS Vita’s launch lineup is a force to be reckoned with, featuring exciting and attractive new titles from SCE Worldwide Studios, including UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, and Ruin (working title), which utilize PS Vita’s groundbreaking technology to make unprecedented immersive, interactive and social game play available on-the-go. In addition, titles such as Little Deviants, Hot Shots Golf, Reality Fighter, Hustle Kings, ModNation Racers, Wipeout, Super Stardust Delta and a broad range of third-party game developers and publishers make use of PS Vita’s unique feature set. We can let all of you know that the biggest and best 1st and 3rd party gaming franchises will be coming to PS Vita.
In a PlayStation Vita session for European and Australian press at E3 today, Michael Denny, Sony's Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, confirmed that - to the best of his knowledge - Vita would be region free.
This means games from any region will play on systems from any region. This is in line with the PlayStation 3 - which is also region free, but not with the 3DS, which has region restrictions. Good news for PlayStation fans who want to check out niche Japanese titles or purchase games while travelling.
There will be two models of Vita:
Wi-Fi Model: 24,980 Yen (including tax), $249 and euro 249
3G/Wi-Fi Model: 29,980 Yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299
Sony said the Vita will launch "in global market starting the end of 2011."
Wednesday, June 8
The social + cloud breed is leading in the battle for talent as Facebook , linkedin zygna & likes lure top quality brains from the super stars of last decade.
While the Giants , Google and Microsoft, continue to attract talent, they are loosing em at a much rate even after taking unprecidented actions to contain this erosion. Social jobsite topprospect released the stats based on their user data and its clear that now all roads ends at Facebook.
Just 2 years back, being at googleplex was THE dream for every developer. Maybe Facebook is the new Google.
Check the full analysis on this techcrunch post.
Saturday, June 4
S2 can be summed up as an incredible screen mounted on a wafer thin phone with a ridiculously flimsy plastic packing.
It's almost a engineering marvel. It's more of a large screen with built in phone rather than being a phone with large screen. Its so light it feels like holding a floppy disk (poor guy, extinct). A desire HD battery would probably weigh more than this device.
With a dual core processor n super AMOLED Plus screen, the only downside I see is : no Nvidia Tegra2 awesomeness and this phone cannot substitute a paper weight!
The best ever paper weight fone would be iPhone 4 followed by Droids n dHD :-)
Friday, June 3
Just as PSN was brought back to life, Sony gets yet another blow, rather a deadly hacker punch.
Sony Pictures was targetted and the hacker group claims to have breached its security and gaining access to user account and other data.
With 75000 user accounts being compromised along with tons of music coupons, Sony is still working on a decent press statement .
The question is
- didn't Sony have a decent security system in place , especially after the PSN breach?
Or is it that
- Sony has a system at par with similar businesses like xboxlive or itunes and its just bad luck that the hackers chose Sony over others?
While Sony sees a new low, thanks to the hackers, IT Security vendors are certainly going to beat market expectations for q3 q4
Thursday, June 2
The first netbook from Google using Chrome OS goes on sale from June 15th of 2011.
Built by Samsung, the ChromeBook series 5, comes with built-in 3g and will be available on Verizon network for $499.
For all Chrome ethusiasts who showed interest in the earlier prototype, Google has arranged a special invitation only sale that begins today VIA premier shopping site - GILT and it includes a special edition sleeve from Rickshaw
The device comes with rather humble specs and thankfully Google doesn't claim it to be a super netbook unlike their super phone Nexus One.
• 12.1" (1280x800) Display
• 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
• Up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage*
• Intel Dual-Core Processor
• Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G**
• HD Webcam
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• 4-in-1 memory card slot
• Mini-VGA port
• Fullsize Chrome keyboard
• Oversized, fully-clickable trackpad
Chromebook Series 5 3G models include up to 100MB per month of Mobile Broadband service included with device for 2 years, provided by Verizon.
Also available are an unlimited day pass for just $9.99 and pay-as-you-go rates that don't require any long-term contracts.
What needs to be seen is, whether there are any worthwhile advantages a Chrome OS netbook can have when compared to Android devices of similar form factor.
Will Chrome OS and Android OS co exist ?
Android had such a great year that it finding itself in devices much bigger than what must have been orginally intended.
Combined with Android app ecosystem, an android based netbook is more appealing than a Chrome book , well that's if at all some one needs a netbook now!
It's like the pool drained away just as you dived!
As Google is still going ahead with Chrome OS, there should be reasons, maybe reasons not comprehensible to the avg man.