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Google Fiber everywhere

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You have inevitably hear about Google Fiber by now. It has launched in Kansas City, will be expanding to Austin Texas and was announced to be heading to Provo Utah.  Google Fiber is using Google installed fiber optics to bring internet and TV service at Google says 100 times faster. The hope is that Google would eventually step into the ring as an Internet Service Provider(ISP) and bring Google Fiber nationwide. However many posts have been written about the enormous cost it would take and also the roadblocks and hurdles Google would face to take on such an endeavour. However there is a way that there could be Google Fiber everywhere. Well at least here in North America. The problem is just one word “Greed” but you’ll understand more about that when we get into it. It will take many billions of dollars to bring Google Fiber to all the cities in North America. A huge cost even for Google but if you think about what fiber and that 100 times faster internet means there is a way that it might happen. The recent talks of the new video game consoles Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s XBox 720 or whatever …

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DUALSHOCK 4 has some great tricks

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Sony is being naughty; right after the XBox reveal announcement the company has released a new video showcasing various additions to the DUALSHOCK 4 controller. And to be honest they way Sony is doing things; it won’t surprise us a bit if the controller turns out to be the console. We have yet to see the actual solid box, while many fan boys will argue that you don’t need great design to play great games, I believe that great design is very much important in the aesthetic value of a device. Either Sony has yet to finalize the console or the company is waiting for E3 to showcase it and try to steal the show from Microsoft. Nonetheless the new DUALSHOCK 4 controller does have some interesting features. The Light bar The light bar on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller will act as a beacon which will allow the PS4 to detect who is who. Remember playing Burnout Revenge’s crash mode? Or playing Tekken with your friends? Well this time around the game will detect who has the controller and will adjust the screen display accordingly so that it makes more sense. No you don’t have to worry about who is …

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Interested in One Sony 20 MP camera phone?

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A word of warning: This is an unconfirmed rumor about One Sony and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Like always, never believe anything until you can hold it. If latest rumors are to be believed, Sony is going to launch a new smartphone which will feature the best camera ever from the Japanese company. One Sony, as it is being called for the time being, is going to be a dedicated camera smartphone which will be similar to the CyberShot series. PhoneArena uncovered this interesting piece of information (rumor) form Esato forum threads which are dedicated on predicting the next move from Sony. The aforementioned forums have been the source of many correct predictions in the past, so we are inclined to give attention. The One Sony, PhoneArena states, will not belong to any existing Sony smartphone series but will be an entirely new brand. The One Sony will also offer the best camera the company can offer in a mobile device and will be made in collaboration with other departments outside of Sony. The One Sony is currently codenamed Honami, and is not yet finalized according to the poster but will be fully decided during this …

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Xperia Tablet Z coming to UK on 20 May for £499

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There is no other tablet available in market which is as stylish as the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Sony has really done a number on its flagship tablet this year and it is looking really amazing. I recently had the pleasure to handle the Xperia Tablet Z imported from Japan, where it has been released for quite a while and I was frankly blown away by the thin profile and surprisingly strong build quality. While the tablet has been roaming the Asian territories for a while, there has been no solid word about its availability in UK.  Today we got a report that a British online store Clove is offering the Xperia Tablet Z for £499 with an expected delivery date of May 21st to 22nd. A little while back Sony’s official UK store was offering to deliver the tablet around mid-April, but it seems that the release date has been pushed a little far ahead. The Xperia Tablet Z is a very beautiful tablet, one of the most attractive ones I personally ever saw. It has a very sleek and thin profile which has the uncanny ability to suck your attention. The blocky slab look is suiting the 10.1 …

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Sony NEX-3N Removable Lens Camera

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Sony isn’t exactly known for their cameras. They’re more of a video game and TV kinda company. However, that doesn’t stop the Sony NEX-3N from being a very handy little (emphasis on little) digital camera. Did I mention that it also features interchangeable lenses? That makes the $500 snapper one of the most affordable lens-swappable entries into the digital shooting arena and a perfect “first camera” for wannabe photography professionals and dedicated amateurs alike. Sony NEX-3N Specs The Sony NEX-3N features a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor which is just barely a step up from the affordable and ubiquitous compact point-and-shoots available everywhere from Best Buy to Walmart. However, it’s housed in a body that’s just small enough to fit in your hand (you don’t have to worry about breaking your back with the camera bag for this one). And it’s designed well enough that you don’t feel as if you’re going to drop it every time you line up a shot. The body, however, is a bit “plasticky” and probably won’t survive a fall all that well – something to consider because even a “mere” $500 is a hefty replacement cost. The Sony NEX-3N does sport a downgraded LCD (from …

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More Details on Firefox OS Released by Sony

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Only a few short days after the commercial release of the Firefox OS was first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony has come out with a flashable image that can be applied by any curious users who own an Xperia E handset. Along with the statement they included a short video, which showed the OS booting up and what the home screen would potentially look like at launch. It showcases the camera app first, which at least in its current state doesn’t seem to be much to write home about. It has basic functions you’d expect on a mid-range smartphone and about the same level of response time too, but as the months goes on I’m sure the lag will be ironed out by developers on both sides of the software/hardware spectrum. Sony doesn’t encourage anyone but the most curious of those out there to try this build, as it has no network functionality (carrier, WiFi, or bluetooth), and doesn’t seem to be good for much more than providing an environment to test apps.     Company representatives sounded excited about the potential the new OS had for their devices, “Now we’re ready to share our initial experiments …

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Playstation 4 Subscription and Network Speculation

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Since Sony announced the new Playstation 4 last week, everyone has been wondering exactly what this new gaming console is capable of and what sort of limitations might be placed upon it. Now it appears that the console will make use of a newly created Playstation 4 network in which some content will be subscription-only. New of Playstation 4 subscription content has caused a buzz on the blogosphere with many wondering if “premium content” is simply a euphemism for “pretty much everything.” However, The Guardian sat down with Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s president, to discuss the new console and some of the rumors swirling around it. Playstation 4 Subscription Details Emerge Digital delivery will play a big part in the lifespan of the new Playstation 4. In fact, every single game on the console will be available digitally. Now you can bet they’re not all going to be free and it just plain wouldn’t make sense for users to have to buy every single “streamed” game on their shiny new console. But what type of Playstation 4 subscription packages can we expect to see? When Yoshida was asked about that, he mentioned that because streaming content will be such a large …

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Playstation 4: cloud is the future for it

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The PlayStation 4 has been released to much fanfare and there have been many changes that have taken place since the seven years that the PlayStation three was released. In terms of raw power, Sony crafted this new product with an AMD Jaguar, a PC style graphics processors and a whopping 8 GB of RAM. Sony showed off the debut of this new PlayStation with two new games. However, it is being pushed as a cloud type of device.  PlayStation 4: what lies within While the individual performance of the PlayStation for is indeed impressive, this new product has its future in the cloud, unique streaming opportunities. It allows users to stream select PlayStation four games to their handheld PlayStation Vitas. This allows the small console to have more power than you previously had and those who own a PlayStation 4 will be able to stream titles to their PlayStation. There is no need to download or have any type of legacy hardware, as all the titles are available on a remote server. Of the games are available, they include those which the trail back to the original PlayStation. This is an exciting new step for the PlayStation and Sony …

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Dude, WTF is that sound? – The 3 Cast #110

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This week we talked about Sony’s PlayStation 4 non-announcement, about the current cyber warfare between China and the US, and we talked about the failure that is Windows 8. Download        mp3       |         AAC        |       Video Hosts: Matthew Weber, Ricky Williams, Vincent Hui, Paul Shirey

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Lost Episode: The Sequel – The 3 Cast #109

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This episode was recorded two weeks ago, but is just now being posted. Matt had some Apple software issues, that prevented the podcast from going up on time. This episode we talked about the playstation 4 announcement and what to expect, we bashed RIM some more, and we talked about Jailbreaking your iPhone.   Download mp3 | AAC | Video

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