In a week that started off with us wishing someone a very special birthday with this playable Angry Birds birthday cake there has been plenty of new announcements this week, including a date when the iPad 2 will be revealed, when the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PSP phone) will arrive and more. Missed any of it? Then catch up on what you’ve missed here in our weekly roundup.
The past seven days saw Apple send out an invite, for what sure to be the day we’ll see the next generation iPad, Sony’s PlayStation phone dated, new Samsung Galaxy Tab rumours emerge, new MacBooks and some exciting video game announcements.
Catch up on all these stories and more below. Click on the links below for the full story:
iPad 2 unveiling date confirmed
Earlier in the week Apple sent out an invite for an event to take place at 6pm on 2 March. We’ll finally get to see the next generation of iPad.
Playable Angry Birds birthday cake video
We have a cake building master on our hands in our very own Mike Cooper. Who knew? Just check out the Angry Birds Birthday Cake he made for his son’s special day. You have to watch it in action to believe it.
Bake your own playable Angry Birds cake tutorial
Loved the Angry Birds birthday cake we assembled? If you want to know how to make it, we’ve got full step-by-step intstructions complete with photos right here.
New MacBook Pro officially on sale
It comes in three sizes up to 17-inches, features a FaceTime HD camera. Learn more here.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launch
Want to get your hands on the PSP phone? Mobiles.co.uk earlier confirmed that it will have stock on 28 March.
Gears of War 3 release date revealed
Gears of War 3 will be arriving in shops on 20 September 2011.
OS X Lion gestures hint at touchscreen Mac?
The video here shows someone using two fingers to scroll down a page by moving their fingers upwards on an Apple MacBook trackpad. The same way you’d scroll on a touchscreen device. Is it a hint that a touchscreen Mac is on the way?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch model rumoured
We already have the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, now rumours suggest that Samsung is developing an 8.9-inch model. Is that a big enough upgrade? Let us know.
Sony Vaio C series hands on
We got hands-on with Sony’s new technicolor laptops available in some truly blinding colours. The Vaio C Series will be available at the end of March 2011. If you want a laptop that looks a little different, and isn’t made by Apple, check these out.
Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack out March
Can’t get enough Halo: Reach action? The new Defiant Map Pack will arrive on 15 March with two new versus maps and one Firefight map. The Defiant Map Pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points.
Get a job playing video games
Want to earn money playing video games? Our guide is filled with tips on how to get your foot in the door. Even if you’re already in the industry, it’s still worth a read.