Tech Today: Marty McFly Nike shoes, Google Music for iOS
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Nike finally makes Back to the Future trainers
As soon as Marty McFly landed in 2015 and stepped into those glorious, self-tying, light-up Nike trainers, every man worth his salt made a solemn promise that he would trade in his own mother for a pair should they ever become available. Well now you can. Nike has made 1,500 pairs of NIke Mag trainers and will auction off 100 a day on eBay.
Music Beta by Google comes to iOS with web app
Google has decided to share the Music Beta streaming love with owners of Apple's iOS devices by launching a browser application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The slick, attractive app is accessed through the Safari browser rather than a native App Store app. With iTunes Match on the horizon the arrival of Music Beta gives users a decent level of choice.
Samsung Windows 8 tablet to be unveiled next week?
The first tablet to run Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system is set to be unveiled at Microsoft's developers conference next week. Sources in Samsung's native South Korea reckons that a 10-inch tablet will be unveiled, which will give Samsung more ammunition in its constant battle to topple the iPad.
Twitter tops 100 million active users
Social networking behemoth Twitter has passed another landmark, by surpassing 100 million active users logging into the service once a month. CEO Dick Costollo also revealed that half of that 100 million log-in every day. The company hopes to add 26m more active users by the end of the year. Now all it has to do is figure out how to make money.
Nintendo 3DS price-cut sees August sales surge
Sales of the Nintendo 3DS surged by 260 per cent in the 19 days that followed the well-publicised August price cut, compared to the same period in July. Nintendo shifted 185,000 units in that timeframe, helping the console to surpass sales of the original DS. To put it into perspective, however, the Xbox 360 still sold 308,000 units in August.
Link: All Things D