Daily Archives: September 29, 2011
The recent random rumors about live TV programming finally landing on Xbox Live have now been legitimately upgraded. Via a “person with knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast and Verizon through the console, with many other content providers also potentially in the mix. If you’re thinking this news mean you can cut the cable cord, think again: The Comcast and Verizon FiOS applications would require that users prove they are pay-TV customers to use the service. An announcement on the matter could come as soon as next week.
A sampling of the multiplayer goodness that Battlefield 3 is promising to bring in full October 25 is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Download it here.
Yesterday, Jeff Bezos of Amazon introduced a new line of Kindle eReaders including the Kindle Fire — a first step into the tablet market which Apple has dominated since the release of the iPad in 2010. The Kindle Fire is more like a tablet with it’s 7″ color touchscreen, Android-powered system, and dual-core processor. From the outside, the Fire’s display makes the biggest difference with 16 million colors at 1024 x 600 resolution (169 ppi) and in-plane switching capability.