The week in gadgets

26 Oct 2010

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

Lady Gaga gets 1 billion YouTube hits

After reaching many online milestones, such as becoming the most followed person on Twitter and becoming the first person to get 10 million Facebook fans, Lady Gaga has done it again.

The controversial pop star has hit a staggering 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the first musician to reach this landmark.

She was in a tight race with Justin Bieber, however, she beat him on Saturday.

She celebrated this milestone on her Twitter account, dubbing her fans “kings and queens of YouTube” for helping her reach this goal.

Adobe bringing Flash to more Android devices, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and HP webOS 2.0

Adobe has announced it is bringing Flash Player 10.1 to even more mobile devices.

This will include new Android phones, BlackBerry devices, HP webOS 2.0 devices, Windows Phone devices, LiMo, Meego and Symbian phones.

No dates have been given in regards to when this will happen.

Adobe has said the player has been downloaded more than 2 million times from the Android Market already.

The player was controversially left out of Apple’s devices, leaving the company to focus on bringing it to Apple’s rivals.

Angry Birds gets spooky with Halloween version

A Halloween version of Angry Birds has been launched exclusively for Apple devices.

The new theme will feature 45 levels. It will offer spooky music, pumpkins and ghastly costumes.

Over on Android, Angry Birds has hit 2 million downloads since its launch the previous weekend, already making it one of the most popular Android apps.