Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn’t seem like it’ll be happening, let’s recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy’s ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.
Steve Jobs’ massive yacht was impounded after the designer didn’t get his fee, and there’s apparently a new hardware issue that’s bricking Galaxy S III handsets. Apple has reached its highest-ever smartphone share coming in at 53.3%, while we took a quick look back at NASA’s lunar landers. A US Senator has introduced a new bill that will regulate data caps, and Hulu was busy today asking investors for $200 million in additional funding.
The Senate has passed a bill that will allow Netflix users to share what they’re watching on Facebook, and Apple said it will soon allow for 30-pin and Lightning dock connector combos. We found out today that Ubisoft may be looking to buy up some of THQ’s assets, while Electronic Arts dropped some new details on End Game, the next piece of Battlefield 3 DLC. Instagram has been updated on iOS and Android, and Facebook has released a new Poke app to take on Snapchat. The Archos 97 Titanium HD was revealed today with a impressive 2048×1536 resolution, while Google is said to be teaming up with Motorola to make a new X Phone.
Neilsen’s 2012 recap ranks the year’s top performers, and Google has launched a new search trial that uses receipts and hotel reservations from your Gmail account. Finally tonight, Chris Burns tells us why BlackBerry is jumping the shark with tiered service plans, Don Reisinger explains why the dual-screen TV experience doesn’t do anything for him, we go hands-on with EyeEm, and Chris Davies calls out Instagram for taking the lazy, sneaky way out. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the weekend folks!