News@8PM: Facebook overtakes MSN, Sony Vaio Z

Plus: Specs for the new Acer Chromebook released

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The growth of Facebook is no longer startling news, but the website reached a significant landmark today as it overtook MSN to become the UK's second most popular website behind Google. Google itself has quietly launched (standing for 'what do you love?'), a new service that will allow you to search amongst all of Google's current services at once.


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The Sony Vaio Z has been made public and Japan's electronics giants look set to deliver an extremely high-performance laptop to the market in late July. Also busy was Acer, as it released the specs for the Chromebook (formerly the Acer AC700). The Acer Chromebook will compete with Samsung's recently released Series 5 Chromebook, although there's still no official word on a release date.

Following yesterday's announcement that the HTC EVO 3D will be hitting UK stores in July, Vodafone has confirmed that it will be stocking the handset upon its launch. In other phone news, leaked reports have suggested that the next flagship Google handset, currently being dubbed as the Google Nexus Prime, will be produced by Samsung and may also be the launch partner of Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

Finally, there's news on two of the gaming world's biggest first-person-shooters. Today saw the release on Xbox Live of the 'Annihilation' map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, the third downloadable content pack for the game. Meanwhile, Activision has registered domains for 'Goldeneye Reloaded', prompting suggestions that another Goldeneye game could be on its way in the near future.