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Sonos adding Twitter integration to remotes

Sonos adding Twitter integration to remotes

Sonos have announced Twitter integration with their multi-room audio system, which will allow users to send out tweets about the currently playing track.  Rolling out from today as a beta, the social networking addition comes in Sonos System Software v3.1 and will be available to all Sonos users later in the fall.

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Sony PSP Go new firmware emerges, plus further hardware disappointment

Sony PSP Go new firmware emerges, plus further hardware disappointment

Many have argued that Sony's upcoming PSP Go is more a shameless marketing and cash-grabbing exercise, lacking the segment-shift that a truly innovative device might deliver.  We're holding off from judging until the review units come in, but hearing the latest feedback from pre-launch prototype models isn't exactly putting us in the most positive frame of mind.  Eurogamer got their hands on the early PSP Go, and found that not only does the new handheld require all new video cables but little things like the AV port have changed, too.

MacBook Pro 3.0Gbps SATA upgrade breaking third-party drives?

MacBook Pro 3.0Gbps SATA upgrade breaking third-party drives?

The recently-released MacBook Pro firmware that promises to enable 3.0Gbps SATA connectivity has ironically been causing problems in third-party drives.  Apple released the upgrade earlier this week, after users of the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models reported that the notebooks were limited to 1.5Gbps SATA; this did not affect the speed of standard-fit hard-drives, but may have limited future performance should the user upgrade to a faster HDD or SSD.  Now, some users with third-party drives already installed are reporting frequent pauses, usage spikes and data errors with the new firmware.

Apple address slow MacBook Pro SATA with firmware update

Apple address slow MacBook Pro SATA with firmware update

Apple have released a firmware update for their latest MacBook Pro notebooks that fully enables their SATA 3.0 Gbps interface.  The move comes in response to vocal complaints from MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch buyers who discovered Apple had seemingly limited their new unibody machines to the older 1.5 Gbps SATA.  However the company has distanced itself from drives that actually use the faster interface, reminding users that "Apple has not qualified or offered these drives for Mac notebooks and their use is unsupported."

Canon 5D Mark II new firmware enables video manual controls

Canon 5D Mark II new firmware enables video manual controls

Wow, I never thought that would happen and I think I just wet my pants. Canon has today revealed a big upgrade to EOS DLSR 5D Mark II, unleashing the long-awaited manual controls on video capture mode! The new firmware, to be released next week, will permit manual adjustments on aperture, ISO as well as shutter speed when recording movie – a huge deal for DSLR video fanatics if you ask me.