Final Design Of GameStick Controller Revealed

The Kickstarter campaign funded GameStick game controller has reached its final product design as the campaign’s final date is reached. GameStick has received tremendous response from people, which is made clear by the amount contributed. The original target of $100,000 had been exceed 5 times over at the time of this writing. The game controller

Sony Music Unlimited on Android and PS3 gets 320 kbps streaming

If you are a Sony Music Unlimited service subscriber, you will be happy to know that the company is going to increase the bit rate of the tracks available for streaming to 320 kbps. I think you understand what this means. This means that the tracks you listen to will sound great on your music system or on your headphones. The service is going to be supported on the Play Station 3 video game console, a range of Android devices, and on the web based music player on the service’s web site. The 18 million songs that the service now gives access to its subscribers will all be upgraded to this high quality digital music. The bit rate that the service is now using, 48 kbps, will probably not be available anymore. So you will be stuck with high quality internet streaming music whether you want it or not. What does this mean to subscribers? If you have a high speed internet connection, there is nothing that you need to worry about. The music will stream just fine. But if you are on a low speed internet connection such as a 2G data network on your Android smart phone, you will face troubles getting your smart phone stream the music non stop. As the bit rate of the tracks increases, the size of the tracks also increases, and you will need a high speed connection to be able to all those bits in one second. The competition that Sony is playing against in this industry is Spotify, Rdio, and others. At some level, even Google, Apple, and Amazon come into the picture. Therefore, Sony has to keep up the quality of the service if it needs to keep the $4.99 and $9.99 per month paying subscribers from migrating to other services.

If you are a Sony Music Unlimited service subscriber, you will be happy to know that the company is going to increase the bit rate of the tracks available for streaming to 320 kbps. I think you understand what this means. This means that the tracks you listen to will sound great on your music

HP Pavilion Chromebook Details Leaked

Technical details about an upcoming Chromebook from non other than HP has leaked on the internet. The source of the information, a product PDF from HP’s sales website, points at a product launch date of February 17th, which would mean the first HP Chromebook could hit the market pretty soon. The HP Chromebook appears to

Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Rumors

Lenovo downplayed the growing speculations that the company is planning to buy Research In Motion as part of their plan to boost their mobile-device business. Lenovo, which is the second-largest manufacturer of personal computers in the world, made headlines last week when Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said that they are looking at all

iPhone Losing Its Sheen In Asia’s Tech Loving Cities, Says Reuters

Cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong, considered as Asia’s technology hubs, whose inhabitants consume the latest and the most amount of tech products, no longer consider Apple’s iPhone has the most happening smartphone and have increasingly started moving on to other brands, says Reuters in a recent report. The publication has labeled this “iPhone

Safari Users In The U.K Suing Google Over Illegal Tracking

Looks like Google’s troubles over illegal tracking of browsing habits of Safari users is not over yet. After facing charges in the United States, this time the charges have been levied by a group of at least 10 iPhone users in the United Kingdom, reports The Guardian. The charges revolve around the revelations about Google

Nexus 4 now listed as “temporarily out of stock”

Nexus 4

If you have been waiting very eagerly to buy a new Nexus 4 smart phone, then I guess that you would be happy to know that the stocks are coming in. T Mobile recently started stocking Google’s flagship device. And then Best Buy reported that even it has stocks. But if you want to buy

China To Remove Ban On Gaming Consoles After 13 Years?

If some of the reports coming out of China are true then the Chinese mainland could see the revival of console games for the first time in 13 years. Gaming consoles, including Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo and later Microsoft’s Xbox, were banned by the Chinese government in 2000 citing beliefs that the gaming culture would

Nokia Launches Music+ Premium Service, Subscription Cost Set at $3.99 A Month

Nokia announced their new Music+ Premium Service Subscription that will let Nokia Lumia owners take advantage of the music features of their phones. The new Nokia Music+ Premium is an upgrade of the company’s free-of-charge Mix Radio, which was well-loved by Lumia users mainly because of its unique features and the fact that the application