Google Earth brings you the Virtual space telescope

Fans of Google Earth are in store for a treat today as they will now be able to look away from earth and into the stars thanks to a new Google Earth component called Sky. Using the new component, users can on the moon, planets, stars, constellations and galaxies by reversing the image away from [...]

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Second Life

A virtual Philharmonic Hall in Second Life will host a live performance by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance will be hosted in Second Life a massive online universe. Principal conductor Vasily Petrenko will conduct Ravel’s Sheherazade and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, as well as world premieres by composers Kenneth Hesketh and John McCabe. After [...]

MTV invests $500m into games

MTV Networks has announced that they will invest $500 million in games over the next two years. A large amount of their games are published through MTV games who is working with Harmonix in the process of preparing the eagerly awaited title ‘Rock Band’ for a Christmas release. Harmonix are the developers behind the popular [...]

Universal to test DRM

Vivendi’s Universal Music has said that it will run an experiment that will run August to January concerning selling digital sale of songs from artists without the customary copy-protection technology, DRM. They hope to look at factors such as consumer demand, price sensitivity as well as piracy. Most major recording studios insist music sellers use [...]

Halo 3 xbox 360

To celebrate the release of the third game in the popular Halo Franchise, Microsoft are releasing a special edition Xbox 360. It shares it?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s style with the Masterchief, the main character from the Halo games but unfortunately is not going to be bundled with a version of Halo3. Features * Halo 3 Special Edition Console [...]

DuPont Corian Z Kitchen Island

Have you ever thought that the time your living in should be more like the futuristic world that scientists were predicting decades ago? Well the Z Kitchen Island will bring a little it of the future into your kitchen today. The Island?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s has a built in PC, sound actuators and LEDs which users can use [...]

Nicole Kidman to front Nintendo advert campaign

Nintendo seem to be going from strength to strength what with its Wii and Ds being so popular and Nintendo?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s investors rejoicing at its high share price. Now that they have all that money to splash around they can hire Nicole Kidman to become the face of Nintendo’s advert campaign for its new video game. [...]

Fox to Sign Halo Deal

Less than a year after its plans to co-produce with Universal a movie based on Halo, Microsoft’s hit video-game franchise, fell apart, 20th Century Fox has signed a deal to become the primary licensor for Halo, Variety reported. This deal will allow Fox to launch a broad array of products, from books to apparel to [...]

Nintendo?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s shares overtake Sony?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s

According to Bloomberg Nintendo?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s shares managed to hit a new record high overtaking their toughest competitor, Sony. Nintendo?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s shares temporarily overtook Sony, hitting a record high of 45,350 yen (approx $367), which brought the company’s net worth to 6.57 trillion yen ($53 billion). At the close of the Tokyo-based Nikkei stock exchange, Nintendo’s shares had [...]

Sky News moves to Second Life

It seems everyone is jumping on the ?¢‚Ǩ?ìlets move to Second Life?¢‚Ǩ¬ù bandwagon. The latest to do so is Sky News who will be the first news channel to take up a permanent presence in the 3D virtual world when it launches on Sunday May 27 at the Hay festival. A replica of the Sky [...]

$100 laptop becomes $175 laptop

Oh dear the price of the $100 laptop has increased to $175. The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization has announced that the laptop, which they hoped would be affordable enough for children in developing countries to use, has to be a bit more expensive. They have put this down to the rising prices of [...]

Xbox 360 Elite news

Its been seen as a technical rival to Sony?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s PS3 and now Microsoft?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s updated version of the Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 Elite has a price point. The Xbox 360 Elite will retail for US$ 479.99 (?Ǭ£240.00 / EUR 350), while a standalone 120Gb hard disk will go for US$ 179.99 (?Ǭ£90.99 / EUR 130). [...]

The Smart Mug

Mug attachments seem to be everywhere. Pc owners have had to put up with less than effective drink warmer USB attachments and now drivers can now try out the Smart Mug. However this time the Smart Mug seems to be pretty good. The device attaches via a 12-volt car adapter and is capable of heating [...]

iPods help cheats

Technology is helping school kids to cheat in exams. First it was sending messages on Phones and other communication devices and now kids have been using iPods to store written notes or recorded notes on possible answers in the exams. One school in Meridian, Idaho, is banning students from taking Apple iPods into exams because [...]