Microsoft release Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft have released the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. It comes in 32bit and 64bit versions from http://preview.windows.com and has a lot of changes from the developer builds including the new Windows Store. Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp….

Freeview EPGs to get new remote record and VOD features.

Freeview’s EPG system is to get some interesting new features as part of a standards announcements today. The Digital TV Group which represents technology companies and broadcasters have added scolling back in time to the EPG standard which is designed to work with TV catchup services, Also addd to the…

Windows 8 Consumer Preview version of the PlayReady PC Runtime available to download

Ahead of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview downloads Microsoft have released the PlayReady components for the OS. The PlayReady components are needed for some DRMed content to work. PlayReadyPC_Win8CustomerPreview_x64.msi 2.1 MB DOWNLOAD PlayReadyPC_Win8CustomerPreview_x86.msi 1.8 MB DOWNLOAD Microsoft PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of…

Microsoft Flight takes off today

Microsoft Flight has been in beta for a couple months now and today the release version is out. The basic version is free and you can buy extras like the Hawaiian adventure pack and planes like the P-51 Mustang. Checkout the video I record at CES for an idea of…

Samsung bringing premium HD content to the Galaxy Note

Samsung have announced that they are working with Qualcomm’s StudioAccess and ARM’s TrustZone DRM systems to bring premium HD content to Android devices with the first device will be the Galaxy Note., previously only SD content was available due to copyright restrictions. In the press release it say the content…

Kindle Android app updated to work better on tablets

Amazon have issued an update for the Android version of the Kindle software. The update is designed to improve the page reading experience on Android tablets by improving the margins and line spacing. The app is free from the Android Market What’s in this version: v3.4.2: • Tablet users –…

iPad 3 launch event March 7th

As rumoured Apple have announced that the iPad 3 will be launched March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10am PST.  Interesting timing as Microsoft release the consumer preview of Windows 8 tomorrow, the tech press is going to be full of speculation…

Currys and PC World to launch movie streaming service

  Currys/PC Word are launching a movie streaming service in the UK. The service called KNOWHOW Movies will offer movie rentals at £3.99 and movie purchases at £12.99, they say the service will offer full HD playback and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. The press release says that the service will…

Raspberry Pi to go on sale tomorrow?

I was a bit reluctant to share this info in case you all beat me to it and the boards sell out but if you want to get hold of a Raspberry Pi you will need to get up early in the morning. According to their blog they have a…

XBMC 11 Eden RC1 released

XBMC 11 Eden release candidate 1 is available to download. There are a few changes since beta 3 (see below), they have also said that XBMCbuntu has been delayed for a while.   XBMC 11 Eden: RC1, ready for take off. Today we are excited to announce Eden Release Candidate…

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