Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. After dropping a new teaser trailer today, it looks like Sony is gearing up to announce the next PlayStation on February 20, 2013, so mark your calendars. Google Glass made a stop by the FCC today, and Temple Run 2 achieved the title of “fastest growing mobile game” 22 days sooner than the previous record-holder. The Windows 8 upgrade discount officially ends today, and the latest figures from IDC peg Samsung and ASUS will quickly-growing tablet sales.
The CEA is seeking a new Best of CES partner after the Dish Hopper situation with CBS, and something fishy seems to be going on behind the scenes over at Kim Dotcom’s new site Mega. Nintendo said that a Wii U price cut isn’t going to happen despite sales that were below expectations, and Apple announced that it will be discontinuing the Mac Pro in Europe starting March 1. BlackBerry 10’s app library might just be 40& Android apps that have been repackaged, while Netflix and Hulu AdZone access will be free on Xbox Live this weekend.
Amazon suffered a bit of an outage this afternoon (but things are good now), and the LG Optimus L7 II Dual leaked in new images today. Grand Theft Auto V‘s spring release was delayed to September 17, while the Angry Birds Star Wars Escape from Hoth update landed today. We learned that the Wall Street Journal was also recently attack by Chinese hackers, and Electronic Arts announced that its next Madden game will be arriving on August 27.
Ashton Kutcher talked about what he hopes fans take away from his new movie JOBS, and Samsung announced that it had purchased a 5% stake in Wacom for almost $60 million. Apple has blocked the latest version of Java 7 from Mac OS X browsers, the Motorola X-Phone has popped up in a new job listing, and Sony announced that it will bringing the Garnet Red PS3 to North America after all. Finally tonight, Chris Davies goes hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S and X20, while Chris Burns tells us why BlackBerry 10 has a bleak future and what three steps RIM would need to take to make a BlackBerry 10 tablet a success. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!