The week in gadgets

22 Feb 2010

Rock Band is getting a slew of fresh songs this week to add to its downloadable back catalogue, including the debut of Finnish rockers HIM on the game with three new songs, as well as new singles from Marilyn Manson and The Police.

These new Rock Band songs will be available on the Xbox 360 and Wii on 23 February and on the PlayStation 3 system on 25 February.

Sony may be looking at a refresh of its current PS3 Slim games console, reports Engadget. Two new submissions to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) could suggest two new models along the lines of the 120GB and 250GB options available right now.

Google Docs gets a tweak this week, making the copying and pasting process much easier through the introduction of a web clipboard especially for Google Docs while a new save button makes the autosave feature far more visible – letting the user manually save and indicating how long it has been since the last save.

HP has introduced five new point-and-shoot digital cameras as well as three camcorders with features including LCD displays and up to 5X optical zoom.

These new products add to the existing touch-enabled notebooks and desktop PCs on offer by the company and are adding a “premium experience” to the entry-level point-and-shoot camera, says HP. These new models are expected to go on sale this spring.

We can expect a host of new iPad contenders to come on the market over the course of 2010 and ahead of its April launch date, last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, was abuzz with some competitors, including the Adam by Notion Ink – a touchscreen tablet that is expected to go on sale by Q3 of 2010 and has a built-in webcam as well as Flash support.

By Marie Boran

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