The week in gadgets

22 Mar 2010

A look at gadget, game and geek happenings in the week ahead.

Finally, 3D television channels are almost upon us: Sky has announced that its brand new 3D television channel 3D TV will go live on 3 April across Ireland and the UK, and the first broadcast will be the Manchester United and Chelsea Premier League match, which will be seen in pubs around the country as more than 1,000 premises have already signed up for the service.

And if you want a 3D-ready TV to watch this on, the Panasonic Store on Shannon Street, Limerick, will showcase the first Panasonic Full-HD 3D TV in Ireland at a launch event in the store this evening, Monday 22 March at 5pm.

Future Human

With the 2010 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards, the results are in: Best Game went to Batman: Arkham Asylum, the Action prize was scooped by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves while Left 4 Dead 2 stormed the Multiplayer category and Wii Sports Resort was picked for best Family & Social game of the year.

Good news for PC fans who were not excited about the impending sale of the iPad but want a high-tech tablet: the HP Slate tablet PC is expected to launch in June and be on the market before September with a not-so-hefty price tag of €400.

By Marie Boran

Photo: Panasonic’s 3D TV