British readers, grit your teeth. Rumours suggest Apple’s poised to unveil day and date releases of movie downloads to rival DVD releases, but there's still no news on when they'll come to the UK.
Check this out: LG just ripped the dustsheets from its latest TV, dubbed the Scarlet (to tie in with the TV show of the same name), it’s one of the world’s thinnest tellies, packs a red-coloured back and soft touch on-off sensor. At just 1.7 inches thin, it’s begging to be wall mounted, and the screen even senses ambient light to adjust its colour and brightness levels. Those adjustments save power too. Up to 62% says LG. Instead of traditional speakers, the new TV packs LG’s invisible speaker system, which incorporates speaker actuators around the entire bezel.
Out May | £TBC
Motorola just launched its latest phone: the Z10. Packed with a 3.2 megapixel camera and editing software, Moto says it’s ideal for shooting short films on the move. You can upload them to media sharing websites too, and each mobile comes boxed with the entire Bourne trilogy of movies, so you’ve got something to watch straight away!
Out May | £TBC
CD players don’t come much stranger (or pricier) than this. Crafted by Chinese company Shanling, it’s a £12k player with four amp valves, gold plated tube legs and an aluminium alloy skin. Oh, and two remotes (no, us neither), and lots and lots of lights.
Out now | £12,000
Shanling (via T3)
Grand Theft Auto IV’s selling in its millions, but PS3 owners could be in for a nasty surprise when they get the game home. Reports are coming in that the PlayStation version suffers bugs when taken online, and struggles graphically too. Read more
The thumb-twiddling game addicts at Joystiq are reporting that the forthcoming Ghostbusters game will let Wii owners hook up a DS to their console using its Wi-Fi connection, then use it as an in-game PKE Meter to sense ghosts sneaking up on them.
Binatone just wowed us with the first satnav to pack a rear-facing camera. It’s easily installed in your car’s existing number plate screw fixings, taking power from a simple coupling with the reversing light. As soon as you change into reverse, the camera broadcasts colour pictures wirelessly to the satnav so you can see where you’re parking. The T430 also includes Bluetooth so it can be used as a hands free speaker phone with your mobile.
Out May | £180