Tech Today: Apple iTV appears in survey, Samsung Super Bowl ad

In Sunday's tech news, Apple's rumoured iTV project has appeared in a Best Buy survey, while Samsung's latest Apple-baiting ad is perhaps the best yet...

42-inch Apple iTV appears in Best Buy survey for $1,499
In a customer feedback survey, US retailer Best Buy is asking users to answer questions based around the forthcoming Apple TV. The survey states that the 42-inch Apple TV will be $1,499 (a little less than £1,000) and says that Apple "reinvents what a TV can do" by bringing iCloud and iOS and will be controllable through an iPhone or iPod.
Link:TheVerge

PlayStation Network falls under SEN title
The Sony PlayStation Network moniker will be no more from the 7th February as Sony places the online gaming portal under the Sony Entertainment Network umbrella. There'll be changes in terms of content aside from a slight design switch. Sony may be glad to put the PSN name to bed following the legacy of 2011's great hacking scandal.
Link: Engadget

Facebook mothers speak out against breast-feeding picture ban
A group of irate mothers are protesting Facebook's policy of removing photos from the site if they feature breast feeding babies. Activitist Emma Kwasnica says the social network is treating women like "pornographers" and says her account has been shut down four times by the company. Mothers are "not trying to be sexually explicit. This is just part of their everyday lives." Yeah, you tell 'em, Emma!
Link: CNET

First Lord of the Rings Lego sets break cover
We get it, Lego sets aren't strictly gadgets and tech, however when you add Middle Earth's finest into the mix, our inner nerd gets a little excited. The first Lord of the Rings Lego sets were covertly snapped at a toy fair in Nuremberg. Among the sets are The Mines of Moria, Hobbits fighting Shelob and, perhaps cooler still is the Helms Deep set.
Link:Gizmodo

Samsung's Super Bowl ad takes on Apple, brings in The Darkness
Samsung went after Apple once again in its long-awaited Super Bowl commercial, but this time channeled reborn English rockers The Darkness. The 90 second slot featured Apple fans stood outside the Apple Store, "feeling like we're in detention" before being wowed by the Samsung Galaxy Note. Enter bare-chested spandex-clad Justin Hawkins, essentially promising Apple fanboys a way to break free.
Link:Electronista

 

 

 

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