Analysts predict Sony PS3 to be largest global gaming platform by 2013

Apart from the PlayStation Network outage at the turn of the month, it's been a very stong couple of weeks for the Sony console. Both Heavy Rain and God of War III have picked up rave reviews, with Heavy Rain…

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Gerald LynchAnalysts predict Sony PS3 to be largest global gaming platform by 2013

CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Final Thoughts

CES 2010: Day 1 Round-Up

With CES 2010 now well under way, it can be pretty tough keeping track of all the latest announcements. Here's Tech Digest's round-up of the of best Day 1 at CES 2010 so far, including all the news from the…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Day 1 Round-Up

Asus is hiring – boosting laptop manufacturing by 77% to cope with demand

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The globally beloved small laptop maker has said it’s well on target to sell 11.3 million notebooks and netbooks this year and will shift a massive 20 million next year, making it one of the “top four” laptop sellers in the world.

Asus is currently hiring old women and buying hair-nets and raw materials in an attempt to boost its factory output by 77% this year, as it attempts to cope with rocketing demand for its extremely wide – and rapidly widening – range of cheap laptops…

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Gary CutlackAsus is hiring – boosting laptop manufacturing by 77% to cope with demand

One billion PCs currently in use – and 35 million will hit landfills this year

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One billion people are currently struggling to install printer and wi-fi drivers around the world at this very minute, as the humble PC rockets past the big one-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.

And due to our friends in “developing markets” this current one billion global PC figure will double to two billion by as soon as 2014, according to research…

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Gary CutlackOne billion PCs currently in use – and 35 million will hit landfills this year

Grand Theft Auto IV – coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 29

xbox-360-grand-theft-auto-april-29.jpgFinally, the game the world has been waiting for has an official release date – GTA IV will arrive on April 29, and it’s such an important game it’s getting a simultaneous worldwide release.

Coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it was thought for a few worrying months that GTA IV might end up getting re-delayed back to the autumn, after it missed its Autumn 2007 original launch and was sent back to Spring 2008…

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Gary CutlackGrand Theft Auto IV – coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 29

The PDA is dead – and an N95 is laughing by its grave

amstrad-penpad-pda.jpgAnalyst IDC says the shipment numbers of PDAs has dropped by 43% over last year, making a sensationally poor 15th consecutive period of decline for the once-futuristic pocket computers.

Clearly it’s because phones have stolen their thunder. With iPhone, Nokia’s N95, the lovely LG Viewty and numerous…

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Gary CutlackThe PDA is dead – and an N95 is laughing by its grave