This Week In Gadgets – Facebook More Popular Than Cheap Student Booze

Posted on Aug 30 2010 - 10:07pm by Matt Jackson

With an update of everything from the last 7 days in gadgets and tech, the weekly round up is your quick fix of all things gaming, TV, design concepts, eco-gadgets, and Internet news.

Kane & Lynch 2 (read the review) knocked Toy Story 3 off the top spot for the all platform gaming charts. Sitting pretty at number 1 for both the XBox 360 and the PS3, it makes a refreshing change to see a decent new entry. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still top of the Wii charts. Mafia 2 seriously looks the part but is way too linear for serious gamers,  although they can take heart in the announcement of a new broadband package especially for online gaming fanatics.

While Sony has thrown its hat in the ring and announced that it, like Panasonic, is working on glasses free 3D TV technology Apple has got all cagey regarding one analyst’s prediction that they will be releasing their own fully functioning Apple HD TV that will include Blu Ray and iTunes integration as well as the functionality currently offered by their set top box.

With the Dyson award shortlist announced it’s definitely been a week for conceptual designs. The LongReach buoyancy bazooka looks to be the pick of the finalists from that competition while the magic wand remote control featured on Dragon’s Den is pretty cool for budding Harry Potters (we’ve all done it – you know what we mean). Jamie Martin has also been up to his designing antics again this time with the Super Hatchback Concept or SHC which would apparently offer the performance of a super car but the convenience of a hatchback. The green coffin is also fairly unique and offers those that really do want to look after the planet for future generations an ideal way to do so.

In Internet news, a survey has shown that Facebook has become the most popular way for students to idle away the hours and procrastinate away the tax payer’s pound. We’ve also got a list of 5 of the best iPhone apps for shopping addicts.

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