I guessing because the PS4 has crapy hardware compared to the new and soon-to-be-announced Xbox from Microsoft.
"Sony's PlayStation (PS) 4 may have trouble achieving shipments of 12-16 million units in 2013 as expected, as the related upstream supply chain has not yet received any shipment instructions from the Japan-based vendor, implying a possible delay in the game console's mass shipment schedule, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Sony originally told its upstream suppliers that it will start shipping its new PS4 game consoles in June with mass shipments scheduled in August, and shipment volumes would have a chance to reach 20 million units in 2013."
The Apps market is a billion dollar market ... I can why Nintendo wants to get in there.
"Nintendo is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them, as the struggling Japanese company aims to return to profitability.
The Japan Times reported Monday that anonymous company sources revealed the console maker is betting on third-party smartphone apps to spur device sales. This, in turn, will lead to a growth in popular game titles on its platform, it added. Nintendo will also focus on developing new software internally, the sources said.
Nintendo had posted a net profit of 7.1 billion yen (US$71 million) for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, which was below its forecast of 14 billion yen (US$142 million). It also reported a full-year operating loss of 36.4 billion yen (US$366.4 million) following worse-than-expected sales of its latest game console Wii U. This is Nintendo's second consecutive annual operating loss."
$199 for some pretty good specs ... 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a 9" 1920x1280 display and 32Gb storage.
"Nook HD+ now priced at $179.99 and $199.99 respectively for 16GB and 32GB models. Barnes and Noble introduced the Nook HD+ last year in an effort to thwart the momentum that Amazon was gaining in the relatively low cost tablet arena with the Kindle Fire HD.
The Nook HD+ is backed by relatively stout hardware, bringing with it a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a 9" 1920x1280 display. The tablet is available in 16GB and 32GB models, and if that isn't enough storage space, a microSD slot is also included for digital media packrats."
HP laptops ain't that bad ... though I do like Dell as well. Take look at the specs and see for yourself.
"The ProBook 430, 440, 455 and 470 range in size from 13.3 inches to 17.3, and are made of aluminum, with spill-resistant keyboards and a soft-touch paint job. With the exception of the 430, which ships in July with Haswell, they'll arrive this month with a mix of Ivy Bridge CPUs and AMD Richland chips. (Specifically, only the 14- and 15-inch models will be offered with AMD.)
Other particulars: they all have 1,366 x 768 matte displays (non-touch), with the 17-inch model stepping up to 1,600 x 900. All but the 430 can be had with an optional optical drive; if you skip it, there's a weighted placeholder sitting where the DVD burner would be."
It's crazy how small this thing is ... and it actually flies like ... hmm, like a fly.
"Scientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects. This "robo-fly", built from carbon fibre, weighs a fraction of a gram and has super-fast electronic "muscles" to power its wings.
Its Harvard University developers say tiny robots like theirs may eventually be used in rescue operations.It could, for example, navigate through tiny spaces in collapsed buildings. The development is reported in the journal Science."
If you are an Internet cafe surfer you should know you are facing a great risk, in the form of an easy-to-use but very effective data sniffing tool: Firesheep. This Firefox plugin can grant anyone from the same network access to your password-protected session with any site, like Facebook, Twitter or even your email provider. This can be very dangerous taking into consideration the amount of information we now keep online: pictures, documents, emails and even financial information can fall into the wrong hands if you don`t learn how to protect yourself in these situations.
Even amateur hacker can use Firesheep to hijack your session. With a simple double click they can get access to your personal information, emails and more. The plugin works by reading the unencrypted cookies that these sites use to authenticate your session, and then uses them to impersonate you. A simple, yet effective approach, this style of hacking is referred to as "side-jacking" and can be very dangerous unless you take the appropriate measures.
Press Release: New Toshiba WT310 brings ultimate mobility and flexibility to professional tablet users
- Tablet designed for business users features Windows 8 Pro and Intel® Core™ processor - DigitizerPen converts handwritten notes into editable text - Pre-installed security and data management features enabling secure remote management
London, UK, 2nd May 2013 – Toshiba UK today announces the launch of the WT310 tablet, a powerful touchscreen device designed for business professionals on the move. To keep up with the busy professional, the WT310 comes packed with the latest Intel® Core™ processor and a range of features to ensure a fast and productive mobile working experience. With its 29.5cm (11.6") Full HD screen and a wide range of connectivity features, the WT310 offers users multiple ways of interacting with the Windows 8 Pro operating system for additional convenience.
WTF?! ... A movie created using single atoms. Seriously! ... it's atomic!
"Dubbed "A Boy and His Atom" and certified by the Guinness World Book of Records as being the smallest movie ever created by mankind, International Business Machine Inc.'s (IBM) scanning tunneling microscope (STM) technology demonstration is generating an Oscar worthy buzz.
I. Directed by Tunneling Electrons
While the eventual goal of the IBM team is to use the STM or its successors to manipulate atoms to form tiny components like memory or transistors, IBM focused on as more light-hearted proof of concept.
In a one minute animation consisting of 242 frames of stop motion animation, with each frame measuring roughly 45 x 25 nanometers, the IBM researchers create a vivid scene of a boy befriending an "atom", then engaging in activities like "dancing, playing catch and bouncing on a trampoline."
The original Surface didn't really make a real dent in the consumer market ... yet, Microsoft are planning their next-gen Surface.
"Microsoft is expected to announce second-generation Surface tablets at the company's Build Developer Conference, which will be hosted from June 26-28, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, adding that they have already shipped components for 1-1.5 million Intel-based units to the software giant since the end of 2012.
Since Microsoft only achieved sales of 1.5 million units for its first-generation Surface tablets (one million Surface RT and 500,000 Surface Pro), only half of its original expectations of 3-4 million units, the company is taking a cautious attitude over promotions for its second-generation models."