Tech Today: Apple NYC event confirmed, Virgin to double speeds
As the CES announcements come to a close, we've got news of Apple's NYC education event, while Bing is now Google's chief challenger in the US. At home, Virgin has vowed to double broadband speeds
Apple confirms New York 'education event'
Rumours of an Apple event in NYC were officially confirmed by the company today. Apple send out an official invite asking the media to "join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple." It is widely expected that the company will announce digital textbooks through the iBooks portal.
Virgin promises to double broadband speeds
Four million Virgin Media customers see their broadband speed will double by the middle of next year, the company has said. Virgin has also revealed that it's top broadband speed offering will rise from 100Mbps to 120Mbps.
Bing overtakes Yahoo in the US for the first time
According to ComScore stats Microsoft's Bing search engine is now Google's chief challenger. In the US last month Bing handled 2.7 billion search requests, while Yahoo handled 2.65 billion. Both are still veritable light years behind Google.
Link: Associated Press
Sony Music Unlimited coming to iOS
Sony is really pushing its Music Unlimited offering at CES 2012, and Wednesday brought news that the company will bring its Spotify rival to iOS devices later this quarter. The service is currently only available for Android or on Mac or PC. Sony reckons it already has one million users.
Justin Bieber shows up at CES to unveil dancing robot
The world's most famous teenager was the latest superstar to show up at CES this year. Biebs was present to unveil the TOSY mRobo which is a robot fitted with speakers who will dance along to the music he plays. Biebs revealed his favourite gadget to CNET. Unsurprisingly, it's his iPhone.