Archive for February 2012

PS Vita Wifi version launching in Singapore tomorrow

The Sony PlayStation Vita will be launching in Singapore tomorrow (22 February 2012) 5pm at 313@Somerset. Only the Wifi version will be available at the launch event. There’s still no Singapore release date for the 3G version.

The PS Vita is the latest PlayStation Portable console. The PS Vita has a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, two analog nubs, a rear touchpad and a pair of VGA cameras. There will be more than 30 launch titles like ASPHALT : INJECTION, EA SPORTS FIFA Football, ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3, NINJA GAIDEN Ʃ PLUS etc etc…

Besides games, the PS Vita also allow users to communicate with their friends through social networks like Facebook, Flickr, foursquare, Skype and Twitter.

The Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model will retail at S$399.

The Unseen Sea

Time lapses never look this beautiful.

Countdown to 25 billion Apple App Store downloads

Apple is counting down to their 25 billion iOS App download with a contest. Be the one to download the 25 billionth app or submits the Alternate Entry Form immediately after the 24,999,999,999th app download. The first person to do so will win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card.

US$10,000 App Store Gift Card? That’s enough to buy you a lot of apps. May the best man (or woman) win.

SanDisk Extreme SSD

SanDisk announced today its latest high-performance solid state drive (SSD), the SanDisk Extreme SSD.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is up to 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive, enabling computer users to quickly boot and shut down their systems, launch applications faster and reduce wait times. The drive consumes 30 percent less power than a hard disk drive while generating less heat and noise.

And since SSD contains no moving parts, there is less risk of data loss due to shock and vibration.

According to SanDisk, the Extreme SSD can boot a PC in less than 16 seconds and quickly shut down the system. The drive is able to delivers up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and up to 520MB/s sequential write.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available now in 120GB and 240GB with suggested retail price of S$340 and S$600 respectively. A 480GB version will ship later this year at S$1,355.

Angry Birds Space

They’ve conquered your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablets, HP TouchPad, Chrome browser, Facebook and even your BlackBerry Playbook. It seems like nothing is stopping them. Not even the last frontier, Space. Yes, Rovio just announced that the 4th edition of Angry Birds will be called Angry Birds Space.

We don’t have much details about the game yet. We know that NASA and National Geographic will be the launch partner. Players will be lobbing Angry Birds on entirely new planets some with zero gravity. There will be some completely new Angry Birds along with the old classic Angry Birds, now with new special powers.

Angry Birds Space will be launched simultaneously in mobile gaming, animation, retail, and publishing on 22 March 2012. This is going to be the first time anyone did that for a mobile game. In the meantime, Rovio will continue to tease us with more sneaks peek of Angry Bird Space.