Tech News Today 515

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Episode 515

Tech News Today 515: A curtain for your laptop

Sony and Nintendo pitch for their survival, Computex's day of the ultrabooks, and the Napster folks revive Chatroulette

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  • E3: Playstation gets augmented reality Harry Potter book
  • Why Sony's Beyond may be one of the most important games of E3 2012
  • HTC: Yeah, we'll give Sony's 'PlayStation Certified' a go
  • What do you think of Wonderbook? Can this save Sony? Or at least the PS3?
    • PS Vita in 'crystal white' gets - Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, and Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation - as well as a new title, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.
    • New titles for PS3
      • Beyond: Two Souls, a new supernatural title from Quantic Dream (motion capture performance from Ellen Page) "For the first time ever, players will live the life of a video game character over the course of 15 years," Cage said. "They will experience her life and help her to become who she is."
      • Ubisoft's Far Cry 3, SCE Studio's God of War 3 and Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic survival title The Last of Us.
    • What about the "PlayStation Certified" program? So far HTC has signed on….

  • Apple reportedly planning a massive Mac hardware refresh across multiple product lines at WWDC
  • Apple to update most of its Mac lineup and multiple accessories at WWDC
  • along w iOS 6, an updated version of iCloud, and OS X Mountain Lion, 9to5Mac reporting:
    • Mac lineup will be turned over, with the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac lines receiving updates; the report also claims that either the Mac Pro or Mac Mini line will be updated, but which one?
    • MacBook Air — the word is that both the 11-inch and 13-inch computers will be upgraded to retina displays. Sharp supposedly working on new display technology with extremely high resolutions, including a 13.5-inch screen with a 3840 x 2160 resolution
    • a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a retina display, USB 3.0, and a thinner profile.
    • iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro???
    • Mac Pro in particular hasn't gotten upgrade in a couple years. Speculation last year about its future... minority of sales. No thunderbolt
    • Apple may also be refreshing its line of accessories, including keyboards, mice, trackpads, or Airport wireless products






"On episode 514 Tom mentioned that the Asus PadPhone never came in to existence... here is the link to the REAL product that does indeed exist.

psych4 - Adelaide, South Australia"

"So, I was excited about the Asus Taichi after you guys were talking about it and I wanted to show my fiance about it. But, her not being a techie the first thing she asked was "What if your doing something you don't want others to see like watching porn or banking how do you know the other screen is not on?". I know it is early to ask but, still that is a very good question. - Alex Ford"



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  • Edited by: Tony
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