Tech 2.0 for Friday, November 15, 2013
Gamers are geeked about the new Playstation 4. It's been just over seven years since Sony introduced a new Playstation. Gamers lined up outside this best buy store in Richfield, Minnesota overnight in anticipation of the new release. One fan explained why he can't wait to get the new Sony Playstation 4.
John Hackett/gamer, “Awesome. They kind of hit the ceiling what they can do graphically last generation. What's awesome about this one is the processor is so powerful you can have up to a million unique objects on-screen at once and it will render every, single one of them.”
Not to be outdone, rival Microsoft is set to release its new Xbox One next week. Both consoles hit the stores just in time for the holidays.
Comcast Corp. plans to start selling movies and TV shows from its set-top box before the end of the year. That's according to a person familiar with the matter. The nation's largest cable TV provider already rents movies and TV shows. By selling content through set-top boxes, it will expand a market that remains a small fraction of home entertainment spending in the U.S. Under the plan, the 20 million subscribers of Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.'s digital TV service will initially be able to select from a few hundred titles that include new releases, family fare and fan favorites. The list is expected to expand quickly over time. After buying, users can stream them limitlessly from their set-top box, or download the video to computers and mobile devices.
Shoppers who want to compare Black Friday deals should download a Black Friday mobile app. Selecting the right app can help consumers save money and time. Some apps compare prices and discounts on "all" Black Friday ads and deals. And the items can also be purchased from the app. According to Fatwallet.com, mobile shoppers are expected to spend 32.5 percent more than the average shopper this season.