Thursday 2 May 2013

In Other News: 02/05/2013.

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts has gone straight to the top of the most popular chart on Amazon despite the game only being a pre-order! It seems that CoD hasn't quite lost its appeal just yet !
    Via Slashgear.
  • According to rumours today there's meant to be a whole host of new Windows Phones coming out this summer. Phones from Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and HTC are rumoured, while we don't doubt that this is possible, we want something more concrete than Reddit before we report this in a big way, if you're interested check out the source link below!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • iOS 6.1.4 is landing on iPhone 5's at the moment, the update features an updated audio profile for the speakerphone, it appears to only be rolling out on that device and there was no beta test period, so we can assume that it will only be affecting iPhone 5's!
    Via MacRumors.
  • The guys at Modaco have found a helpful use for that Wii Fit balance board which you haven't used quite as much as you planned to! Well it turns out that if you download an Android app and follow the steps on their website you can have some handy internet connected scales in no time! It's pretty sweet, head here to check it out!
  • Talking of Nintendo kit, a group of hackers claimed to have manipulated the Wii U system sufficiently to allow for games to be played for a USB stick or hard disk drive. Nintendo deny the claims at the moment, we'll have to wait and see which way this one goes!
    Via PocketLint.
  • Facebook has been awarded nearly $2.8 million because numerous groups have taken urls which are misspellings of their domain name. Basically because it's such an easy thing to misspell certain sites the US government stopped people using addresses which attract traffic from misspellings in a bit to make money off of them. The ruling punished the owners of over 100 domain names, things such as, and were all found guilty.
    Via TheVerge.
  • Dreamworks have splashed a cool $33 million on a YouTube channel called AwesomenessTV. The channels has over 14 million subscribers and has had 800 million views so far! Is this the first high profile buyout of a YouTube channel?
    Via Slashgear.
And finally, we're not sure if you've seen this before but Paul O'Brian tweeted about the Nexus 4 wired headset! We'd never seen it before, but it looks pretty sweet! If you're interested head over to Google Play to check it out!


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