Tech Week: 3DS launch failures and Amazon's Cloud Player

Yet another busy week in tech has passed us by, here are our highlights from the past seven days, enjoy.

 

News of the Week
'The cloud' took centre stage this week as Amazon announced its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player. The move annoyed some of the major labels and soon Amazon was rushing back to secure licensing deals. The legal worries did nothing to stop mSpot from quickly matching Amazon's offerings in a bid to remain competitive. Meanwhile Sony, having displayed irritation at Amazon's business practices, quickly tried to inject some life into its own cloud-music service announcing that Sony Music Unlimited will be coming to the NGP, the PSP and the Xperia Play.

Nintendo's 3DS made the headlines a lot this week but not always for the right reasons. Users reported eye strain and headaches although Nintendo claimed to have not received any such complaints. Those who managed to keep their eyes glued to the 3D device may well have suffered from the 3DS' black screen of death bug anyway. Despite the controversy Ninty is claiming to have set a new US handheld sales record although its being mighty shady on those figures.

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App of the Week | Doodle Jump
The addictive platformer received an update this week to allow Wi-Fi multiplayer. Game on.
T3 App Chart | Top 10 Android Apps | Doodle Jump Review
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Features of the Week
This week marked the annual unveiling of T3's Hot 100 list, pointing you in the direction of all the most exciting tech of 2011.

After Amazon's introduction of its cloud music service, Cloud Player, we thought we'd give you a rundown of alternative services so you can make an informed decision before you drop $20 on Amazon's fledgling service

Nintendo and Sony have been at the mercy of the Tech launch gods this week, both having struggled to get their products out smoothly. Whilst no launch is likely to go down flawlessly, its always interesting when it goes wrong, so we gave you a roundup of the worst tech launches ever

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T3 Podcast - The web's biggest audio gadget show
The T3 tech team discuss the weeks top news and the death of the Microsoft Zune
T3 Podcast episode 175
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Reviews of the Week
It may not be making it to the shelves as quickly as Sony Ericsson would like, but we got our hands on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and had a go on the gaming/phone crossover device.

The HTC Desire got an upgrade recently in the HTC Desire S. The new version features a smaller size, drops the trackball and boosts the OS to Android's latest and greatest mobile release, Gingerbread. We checked it out to see if it matched up to last year's success

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Competitions of the Week | Win a Motorola Atrix
Win one of T3's hottest 100 gadgets of 2011 the Motorola Atrix
Plus:Win a PS3 and a copy of Homefront | Win a 32GB iPad | Win an A/V Bundle
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Other stories from the week's News@8pm:
Monday 28th March: News@8pm: iPad 2 sells out and 3DS porn released
Tuesday 29th March: News@8pm: Evo 3D heads to EU and iPad 2 jailbroken
Wednesday 30th March: News@8pm: NFC on WP7 and GAME's dirty sales tactics
Thursday 31st March: News@8pm: Dell rants at Apple and Kansas gets 1Gbps

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