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PS3 the “console war king” in Australia, or is it?

PS3 the “console war king” in Australia, or is it?

According to Michael Ephraim, managing director of Sony Australia, The Playstation 3 is king in the console wars, as least in Australia. Here is a riveting statement from him regarding its booming sales. “"PS3...outselling Wii and Xbox 360 every week, except for last week."

Toshiba Australia release Vista Upgrade prices

Toshiba Australia release Vista Upgrade prices

Craig Pringle links to a recent addition to Toshiba's support pages, a price-guide for the various upgrades they'll be offering for users currently running Windows XP who'd like to move to Vista on its release.  Depending on what current version you're running you'll either pay just shipping and handling or that plus a fee.

Don't forget that these prices are in Australian dollars, not US!  There's a list of Vista-compatible notebooks and Tablet PCs on their site too, so you can buy now without the fear that your shiny new toy will be running an old-hat system early next year (subject to Microsoft shipping-slips!)

Toshiba Vista Upgrade Program [via Craig Pringle]

NASA’s drone airspace expert clamps down on enthusiasm

NASA’s drone airspace expert clamps down on enthusiasm

The drone expert leading NASA's air traffic control scheme for autonomous flying vehicles expects the first applications to begin "inside of the next year," though warns drone deliveries aren't likely to get anywhere near mainstream for another five years. Dr Parimal H. Kopardekar, who manages NASA's NextGen-Airspace Project, predicted that agricultural monitoring using drones is likely to be the first application to get the green-light, as concerns around autonomous and remote-control vehicle safety in urban environments continue.

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Xbox One update: new media player, party controls, boot to TV

Xbox One update: new media player, party controls, boot to TV

Although it has been barely two weeks since Microsoft unrolled the August update for the Xbox One, it is already releasing the September update for the console while we're still in August. This update brings a lot of user-requested features into the mix, including the ability to kick out people in the Party App, delete multiple recorded videos at once, and boot the Xbox One directly to the TV.

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‘Project Wing’ is Google’s plan for same-day drone delivery

‘Project Wing’ is Google’s plan for same-day drone delivery

Yesterday, I posited that Google’s interest in a massive building in Southern California — formerly the home of one of the biggest airplanes ever built — could be for Google X. The massive chamber would be a perfect place to test moonshot ideas, all while keeping them away from prying eyes. If Google were to purchase the facility for X Labs, they could be flying some of the smallest planes in Building 15.

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GOG news flash: DRM-free movies, local prices, removing games

GOG news flash: DRM-free movies, local prices, removing games

Good Old Games has just let out a flood of announcements that changes the face of the video game distribution service, both literally and figuratively. Starting today, GOG will be selling games in four new currencies that players can choose, plus a rather enticing offer when US dollar and local prices don't match. And quite interestingly, GOG is going beyond selling just games, as it now has a few videos in its catalog. All DRM-Free, of course.

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