Catch-up time! As another week draws to a close, it’s time to recount the best stories to have hit Electricpig this week. This weekend we have the latest on the Nintendo 3DS TV service tipped to arrive soon, the latest new Xbox developments, a glimpse of the Nokia N9, a first look at Olympus’ new Pen E-P3 Micro Four Thirds range, and much more.
Nintendo 3DS TV service coming to UK July 19th
Japan may already have it, now the TV service for the Nintendo 3DS may well be arriving in the UK. An invite from Nintendo tells us “more will be revealed next week, but trust us when we say you won’t believe your eyes!” Portable 3D telly on our 3DS? Yes please.
Xbox 360 only halfway through its lifecycle. What about the new Xbox?
Many are predicting that 2012 will see Microsoft launch a new Xbox console. Going by the words of Xbox EMEA video president Chris Lewis, it’s not going to happen. The Xbox man claims the console is only halfway through its lifespan. If that’s the case, it looks like Nintendo’s Wii U will be going it alone as the only newbie console.
The world’s first automated driving centre
Driving lessons without a driving instructor? That’s the plan in Bangalore, where the world’s first instructor-less driving centre has opened. Drivers negotiate a paved track, where sensors record your every move. Smart.
New MacBook Airs coming mid-July, Mac Minis and Mac Pros to follow
The 2011 Mac refresh is coming. A new batch is expected to arrive around the July 14th mark as Apple gear up for another batch of Macs. Fancy a new Mac sporting the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, anyone?
Olympus unveils Pen E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 cameras to batter the SLR
Olympus has unleashed a new range of cameras to convince compact fans to make the next step up. Not to SLR though – to its latest Micro Four Thirds cameras that offer SLR quality without the added bulk. Each boasting the world’s fastest autofocus for a camera with an interchangeable lens.
Hands-on with Olympus’ Pen E-P3
Speaking of those new cameras, we got hands on with the big daddy among them – the Olympus Pen E-P3. The E-P3 features a 12.1 megapixel camera, a 12800 ISO to cope with most lighting conditions and that record-breaking autofocus.
Myspace goes for $35 million
The social-networking site once worth $12bn has been sold for a comparatively paltry $35m. And get this, music star Justin Timberlake will take an ownership stake, and play a role in the site’s future. The plan is to make Myspace the go-to destination for fans to interact with their favourite entertainers.
Nokia N9 MeeGo: The best phone Nokia has ever made
So it’s a shame it may never see the artificial light of a shop floor despite being of the best Nokia handsets we’ve ever laid eyes and hands on. Confused? Allow us to explain.
LG Optimus 3D review: the jury’s still out on glasses-free 3D
As everyone is realising that glasses-free 3D on a portable device is as eye-friendly as a sandstorm, LG has rocked up with the Optimus 3D. We actually like the Optimus 3D, just not for its 3D.