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Sony Set To Launch New PS4 In 2012

According to a post at DigiTimes, Sony will begin manufacturing the PS4 in late 2011 in order to be ready for a 2012 launch. Further, the PS4 will have full-body motion controls similar to what Microsoft has done with Kinect, and Sony plans to ship at least 20 million units in 2012.

Desperate to revive flagging sales, Sony is believed to have bought the launch date forward in an effort to boost revenues from their Playstation Division as consumers stop buying Sony Bravia TVs.

Apple To Decide On Google Plus App

Google has asked Apple to approve a mobile version of its social networking site Google Plus for iPhones and iPads.

Google has a mobile web version of Google+ that runs pretty well on the iPhone (and is accessible by other smartphone browsers). But a genuine iPhone app would undoubtedly be faster and offer more features (like notification messages), that would give iPhone users a similar experience to the existing Google Plus Android app.

Mark Zuckerberg Most Followed User On Google Plus

In an odd twist, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, is the most followed user on Google’s new social network Google Plus.

Zuckerberg has gained as of this post 21,213 followers, more than both Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Co-Founders of Google and Vic Gundotra the Senior Vice-President of Social for Google.While this may seem a little odd for a service coming from Google, this is likely mostly to do with several tech blogs reporting of Zuckerberg’s presence on the service.

PlayStation Network To Be Fully Restored This Week

When the Sony’s PSN website was targeted by hackers back in April, the site was taken down with millions of users unable to access the service. The service was down for around a month in most of the world, but users in Japan are still waiting for the full service to come back online. But today we have some good news as the PlayStation Network is to finally be fully restored with Japan PS Store switch on.

Sony previously announced deadlines for recovery, including an announcement on April 21 that it might be “a full day or two” before PSN was restored.On May 1, Sony Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai promised restoration by the end of that week. Two weeks later, on May 14, the company announced the first phase of the network’s resumption. And most recently, Sony has promised full restoration by the end of the week.

Baidu, Microsoft Team Up For English Search In China

Google Inc may face a new challenge in China as Microsoft Corp, its main rival in the United States, and Baidu Inc, China’s biggest search engine, are joining forces against it in the world’s largest Internet market.

Baidu, China’s biggest search engine by revenue, on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft that would allow its users to see English-language search results generated by Bing, the US company’s search engine.No financial considerations were involved in the deal, which will see Bing’s search results labeled and integrated into Baidu’s search results from later this year.

South Korea To Move All Students To Tablets And E-books

South Korea, the world’s most wired nation, has announced that it expects to replace all paper textbooks with electronic tablets at its state-run schools by 2015.

Ever since the Kindle e-reader hopped onto the scene in 2007, the dream of completely digitalizing all educational material and cramming it into a slim and light device slowly became feasible, albeit at turtle speeds.

Google Plus Scam Spreading Via Fake Invites

Google Plus is still in the trial phase and participation is by invite only at the moment. The invites are rare, which has led to people begging on sites such as Twitter for someone to send them an invite. This has played straight into the criminals’ hands.

The fake invites to join Google Plus look very like the genuine invitations, clicking on the links in the email will take the victim to Canadian Family Pharmacy, not Google Plus.

Google Temporarily Disables ‘Realtime’ Search

Google Inc. has temporarily shut down a search engine feature that allows users to find real-time updates from Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and other social networking sites.

Particularly useful in ‘breaking news’ scenarios, the feature was given its own URL and additional features last summer. Now Google has announced that it’s been taken offline for the time being, noting in a tweet “We’ve temporarily disabled google.com/realtime. We’re exploring how to incorporate Google+ into this functionality, so stay tuned.”

Microsoft Confirms Gears Of War 3 Leak

The latest news covering Gears of War 3 is about the torrent leak; apparently the leak has nothing to do with the final build.

CVG reports that Epic and Microsoft have both responded about the latest Gears of War 3 torrent leak that happened over the weekend, letting fans know that the leak has nothing to do or represent that the players will have with the real thing. The game will be finally released worldwide on September 20, 2011.

Hacked Fox News Twitter Feed Reports Death Of President Obama

The Fox News Twitter feed has reportedly been hacked Monday, with a series of tweets announcing that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

According to the Guardian News blog,the first tweet to announce that Obama had been shot dead were sent by @foxnewspolitics at approximately 2am local time to its feed’s 33,000 followers. The tweets were rapidly shared on the internet.