PlayStation Vita gets a price drop, The Dark Knight Rises hits Virgin TiVo, and texts overtake calls, and more
Hello, and welcome to this week’s gadget digest. Here we round up some of the week’s stories you may have missed, or slipped through our gadget sieve. This week we’ve got a couple of interesting tech factoids, word on a new PlayStation Vita price cut, and more.
The PlayStation Vita gets a price drop
Want to get your hands on a shiny new PlayStation Vita? Good news. The Wi-Fi-only version is now available for just £169 on both Play.com and Amazon.co.uk. The Vita’s games might be pricey, but if you’re looking for the most complete, and console-like portable gaming experience around, the Vita comes well recommended.
Exclusive Dark Knight Rises content for Virgin Media TiVo
With the Dark Knight Rises, everyone’s going bat crazy. That’s why Virgin Media has paired up with TiVo to release an exclusive app offering customers exclusive images and interviews from the stars of the film that’s got everyone talking. Customers will find the app exclusively on the Apps and Games section on TiVo.
Text messages more popular than calls
It seems we don’t like to talk to each other anymore. But that doesn’t mean gadget fans are an unsocial bunch. We just prefer to text, as texting overtakes mobile phone calls for the first time ever according to an Ofcom Communications report. Do you text more than you call?
Pure Stream technology also works with Android phones
Pure this week unveiled its Pure Stream technology that uses DLNA to enable wireless streaming to any Pure Stream compatible device. A Pure Lounge Android or iOS app will let you stream to smartphones and tablets. Pure Stream will be available int he news few days via an update to the Pure Lounge apps from Google play, or the App Store.
Panasonic Lumia DMC-LX7 unveiled
If you’re on the lookout for a compact camera with professional features, you’d do well to check out the new Panasonic Lumia DMC-LX7 when it comes out. It has a 10.1-megapixel sensor, f/1.4 Leica 24mm wide-angle lens, and can shoot full 1080p HD footage. We’ll let you know as soon as it hits the shops.
Seen any other stories you want to share? Then let us know in the comments below.