Posts Tagged ‘new’
It’s been mooted for a while now, and sing Hosannas, because it’s finally happening. Yes, it’s the 128GB iPad!
Presumably it’s aimed at people who have been addicted to tablets for a few years now and are looking for more storage for their mighty app collection. Either that or Apple have just looked at the fact that there isn’t a 128GB iPad yet, figured that there might be some money to make out of such a notion, and bunged one out in the hope it’ll be a hit.
But at £639 for a wi-fi version and £739 for a cellular data one, you’ll probably either have more money than sense or be ripe for sectioning if you buy one.
Want some slightly whelming Amazon news? Well you’ve come to the right place folks! First up comes the announcement that the Amazon Appstore has arrived in Europe, filled with loads of Android goodies. Well, it’s in some of Europe – namely the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
As it contains mainly the same sort of stuff that is in the Google Play store, it isn’t available there – to download it you’ll need to enable the installation of apps from ‘unknown sources’ on your phone or tablet, and then download it from the Amazon Appstore website. Prepare to be whelmed.
There’s rumours that its arrival could herald the coming of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which STILL hasn’t shown up here in the UK. There’s an Amazon media event scheduled for September and word is that we could be getting the all-new Kindle Fire 2.
There’s also word of a new Kindle e-reader in the offing, with a picture here and everything, courtesy of The Verge.
Is THIS the new Kindle Touch? Behold the front-lit display, the new Paperwhite e-ink and fancy talk of “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life”. Oooh, beautiful.
Due to the current economic situation, very few of us are ever likely to see one, but we feel obliged to tell you that a brand new £50 note has hit the streets. The boffins at the Bank Of England have come up with this…
…and it’s a novelty £50 note – the kind of type you can buy on the promenade at Blackpool. Top security feature is a broken green line with moving images of the pound symbol and the number 50 – when you tilt the note, the images move from side to side.
At the moment, there are just four cash machines in the UK that are carrying the wacky new note, all of them in the City of London. Fucking typical – the rich get all the perks yet again. AND it’s got steam trains on it! Bastards!
Old Spice Guy is dead! Long live New Old Spice Guy! Don’t panic – it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the Old Spice Guy that we’ve come to know and love, but rather the emergence of another one, in this ad, to be shown outside of the United States Of A.
Rather than being a smooth, romantic ladies’ man, this bloke is addicted to danger, but whether he’s being hit by a jeep or scoffed by a croc, he’s determined to smell great and still get the girl.
Extra points scored for the tiny on-screen graphic of ‘Dramatisation only. Do not attempt’ during the ad’s most graphic part. Because we’d definitely have been tempted to otherwise…
Free internet sounds nice doesn’t it? Unless you live next door to a pub and know their password, chances are, you won’t get a connection for nothing.
However, free web and free calls on your mobile is being promised by one network and they’re under the impression that other networks will follow the free model trend too.
“In a few years Internet access as a paid service won’t exist any more’, says the possibly mental Rodion Shishkov, of the VP Services of 4G telecoms company Yota.
“Rather than collect subscriptions from customers providers will make their money by charging third parties to use their networks to offer services to consumers like banking, music and video.”
Shishkov adds that Yota, which has 4G networks in Russia and South America (launching in loads more places next year) will pioneer the free web in the next couple of years.
4G offers consumers data download speeds of up to 100 Mbps which pisses on 3G networks and should predictions that people will replace home broadband systems with 4G accessing tablets, laptops and phones come true, then networks could well offer consumer web access for free.
Initially, the free web will be rolled out in developing markets like Russia, Brazil, India and Africa, but it could easily stretch beyond that once the big guns get a sniff of what is going on.
Tech Digest note that Samsung and LG will offer LTE 4G phones in 2011 and that there are also rumours that the next generation of iPhone will be compatible with 4G networks.
Yesterday, we brought you Gap’s new logo, and now (unveils amazing link between one story and another) we bring you another new logo… with a big gap in it. Say hello to the new face of MySpace everyone!
Do you see what they did there? There’s, like, a space! Instead of the word ‘Space’! To be honest, it looks as if it was cobbled together by some jaded old creative who used to knock out the graphics for Roy Walker’s legendary Catchphrase show but each to their own.
Say what you see eh? We see a pile of shite actually.
But they’ve only gone and bloody well changed it haven’t they? The new logo ties in with a few changes to how the book chain is ran, with stores given greater autonomy over the books they can buy and the introduction of a local chart.
Sadly, the new logo looks like a big pair of droopy old tits. Not timeless, not classic. Fail, as we believe the teenagers all say these days…
Before it managed to get into the lost property box, Gizmodo have managed to get their hands on it – they’ve taken it apart and they reckon it’s the real deal.
New bits include…
- A front-facing video chat camera
- An improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
- Camera flash
- Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
- Improved display, possibly the rumoured 960×460
- A secondary mic (possibly for noise cancellation) at the top, next to the headphone jack
- Split buttons for volume
- Metallic power, mute, and volume buttons
A full breakdown and sexy snaps of the thing can be found at Gizmodo. Quick – before Apple’s hired goons break in and take it back!