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Here's a novel way to spread misery at Christmas. The Met Police is requesting revellers activate Wi-Fi when out and about in parts of London, so it can ping them links to adverts about the danger of booze-related crimes.
According to Asus, its Eee Pad Transformer Prime should be available to pre-order from today, with the company bundling a keyboard dock in with the new tablet and asking for £499 to get your name on the list.
Apple updated its terms of service for iTunes in the UK last night, and it seems to have actually rolled out its cloud music service properly this time -- although there's still no mention of iTunes Match on the Apple UK site.
In a move that's sure to annoy the Occupy Flash movement, Adobe's updated Flash Player for Android to support Ice Cream Sandwich. Currently only the Galaxy Nexus comes packing Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but that probably hasn't stopped you from running a custom ICS install, just to be on that bleeding edge.
It wasn't so long ago that GTA III was the bête noire of the games industry. Hysterical tabloid headlines accused it of encouraging everything from gang violence to sexual promiscuity. To see it available in the squeaky-clean environs of the App Store is something of a surprise (but not so much with Android Market). We're reminded of that old saying; "Money Talks, Bullshit Walks".
That messy court ordered website blocking business is continuing unabated, with Sky being the latest to be strong-armed into blockade of Newsbin2. It was asked "nicely" by the Motion Picture Association last month, and despite the EU ruling that forcing ISPs to filter sites for piracy is illegal, it's now come back with a court order.
Like an early Christmas present for the game-starved, you can grab three months' OnLive access for free if you're a BT Broadband customer. Sign up to OnLive before the 31st of January and you'll be gifted the free subscription with the magic words "zero commitment" appended, just in case it's utter pants.
Certainly sounds like it. Google's just been awarded a patent for "transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode". It specifically talks about how to transition a "mixed-mode" vehicle from human control to autonomous control.
There just seems no stopping those Angry Birds from taking over the world -- I'm starting to feel a little like we're the pigs. The next move in Rovio's take-over plan is to set up some Angry Birds military bases, cleverly disguised as "activity parks".
Dyson's had a bit of a rough time with companies ripping off its technology and design in recent years, notably with the Vax lawsuit which it (unfairly, in my opinion) lost a couple of months ago. So they're sticking it to China and Vax with a new TV ad, which also acts as a good introduction to anyone familiar with Dyson vacuums.
GTA III, the game that took the franchise 3D, has landed on both Android and iOS. Strangely, Rockstar doesn't officially support the Galaxy S II, likely due to the chipset Samsung used in the phone; but reviews on the Android Market say the game works on it just fine. The listing also mentions that Galaxy Nexus support is "coming soon" though it might be worth a try now.
Looks like Apple might have hit the go button on the release of iTunes Match in the UK a little early. UK users have been seeing the option to sign up for the cloud music service, but have been bounced back when attempting to get it set up.
In the GPS wars, Google's free turn-by-turn navigation for Google maps pretty much pulled the rug out from under the rather expensive competition. Putting yet another nail in TomTom's coffin, TeleNav's joining the free navigation party, but it's doing it with the world's first in-browser HTML5 navigation app.