Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Latest news on PSN

We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed.

Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up

Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab

This is more of a personal post and not a review. I'm thinking to get one of those android tablets, but can't decide which one. There is quite a buzz going on with tablet computers these days and with summer coming up, a tablet will be a great addition to have on vocations.

So let's get started.

How Do Americans Shop?

Found this survey online and found it interesting enough to share.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One size does not fit all when it comes to enticing online shoppers to buy, according to a new consumer survey released today from SteelHouse (

“What kind of online shopper are you?”

Man eats 25.000th Burger

Just found this story on Digg. I was aware of a man in the US that was eating Big Macs every day for some years now, but was surprised to see that he reached this number! So Don Gorske ate yesterday, in a special ceremony at McDonald's, his 25.000th BigMac!

He jokes that 25,000 is a milestone because people didn’t think he’d live this long. But he says he recently saw a doctor who said he was in good health and his cholesterol is low.

Congrats on that lead lined stomach !!


Duke Nukem Forever Available for Pre-Orders

The "13-years-in-the-making" game finally gets official release dates. June 10 internationally and June 14 in North America.

A list of shops for pre-orders also appeared on the game's official site.

There is also a demo for those with a First Access Club membership and those who will pre-order the game. The demo will be available on June 3rd.

Unconfirmed: MacBook Air launch date!

Taiwan-based supply chain for Apple products will begin shipments of new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air models featuring Sandy Bridge platform and Thunderbolt interface in late May for launch in June or July, according to makers in the supply chain. Apple did not post any official announcement yet about the launch date.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S WiFi 5" & 4" up for pre-order

The much anticipated Galaxy Tab 10.1 is up for pre-orders at J&R. The official release date is 8th June according to mobile oriented blogs. J&R lists the price tags for the 16GB and 32GB, 499.99$ and 599$ respectively. (What's up with those 9s?)

  • OS: Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Display: 10.1" 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT, PLS Technology
  • CPU: 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra Dual-Core
  • Chipset: CP: XMM6260
  • Memory: 1GB (RAM)
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Camera/Flash: 3MP AF (Rear) + 2MP FF (Front)
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • Connectors: Proprietary 30-pin, 3.5mm earphone jack
  • UI/Web Browser: Honeycomb UI / Android Browser
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA
  • Video: WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, H.263, VP8
  • Other Services & Applications: GMS / Google Applications / Android Ecosystem / Samsung Hub (Social Hub, Game Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub) / Live Panel
  • Battery Capacity: 7000mAh
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.34 in. / 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs. / 565 g
The smaller tablets are also up for pre-orders. There are 2 models to choose from. A 4 inch and a 5 inch tablet both are WiFi only. 229$ and 269.99$ respectively.

Some specs for the smaller ones:
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Monitor: 5" & 4" WVGA
  • CPU: 1GHz A8 Cortex Processor
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory & microSD Slot