Misc news: Updates, WII U sales, NX predictions, Weather and the tech baffled.

I’ve a video arriving shortly with an incredibly interesting interview with Michael Horn, which I’ve put much attention into, its an important interview for me and I’m sure you’ll be impressed at how insightful and intelligent Michael is as well as the information which he has to offer being incredibly relevant to today. I’ve watched…

Nintendo – Dropped the ball? The WII U fails the future proof test?

I’ve discovered first hand the enthusiasm that Nintendo users/supporters/consumers have for their ecosystem and console.  Maybe the greatest example of devotion was that on G+ where the merest suggestion that the WII U was lacking in spec’s was met with the age old “its the games”, “gameplay is more important” – both of which valid…

Microsoft now #failing with the console too?

Despite getting the early start with its 360, its appearing that Microsoft is now losing the console battle which can be added to the list of other “battles” such as smartphones and search.  For the last two years it is allegedly being outsold by the Bluray equipped PS3. It is reported that Sony’s PS3 shipped 2.2m more…

The week in review – ending Sunday 13/03/2011

I’ve decided to have a new section on the Openbytes blogazine where I take a look at my views and experiences over the previous week.  Some of these topics may be covered on the TechBytes show, but mainly it will be subjects and opinions which are too large for a Tweet/Dent and haven’t had an…

Sony to obtain IP details of all visitors to Geohot’s site

In the past Ive covered many of my concerns regarding Microsoft’s actions, however maybe as a testament to Microsoft losing power in the IT world I find myself having less enthusiasm/interest in a company which to me is slowly loosing its grip on just about everything in the world of IT/tech. With that in mind…

NewsBytes: Google, Bittorrent, ACS:Law and Sony’s Android app.

Numerous commitments have meant fewer updates on OpenBytes.  Today, I am collecting a few articles of interest which will hopefully be at least touched upon on the next TechBytes show. As we march into 2011, amid the noise and the haste, one thing is clear – Android is everywhere, whilst the year of the Linux…

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 23 – 02/01/11

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb) Featured Track: “L.E.O” by Oleg Serkov You can download episode 23 of the TechBytes show here. Its 2011 and your favourite three hosts bring you the first episode of the new year.  Whilst…

Early Xmas sales figures – Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo & The Kindle

Whilst it appears only Amazon has released details of what has sold over the Xmas period, I will take a look at some (unscientific) trends and observations that can be drawn from them. I believe 2011 will be a very interesting time in the “console wars”, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will all be competing for…

Sony’s plans for their PS3 – A patent filing hinting on the future?

Its Xmas and one of my presents from Santa was GT5, so I’ve been distracted throughout the day in between festivities and few cans of Christmas cheer.  All this makes the following article relevant. I’ve written on many occasions about Kinect, the tech which I believe Microsoft is hoping to take its 360 through the…

Saving money? – “Not on our watch!”

I’ve often stated that pre-owned titles (either movies or games) have been a regular purchase of mine.  I have had difficulty seeing the argument of “games are too expensive” (in respect of defending piracy) when in fact there are a wealth of titles which can be bought at low prices pre-owned.  There have been many…