254w ago - Just under a week ago the Final Fantasy XIII countdown timers were first announced, and now thanks to the official Japanese Final Fantasy XIII Web site we have an idea of what to expect when the countdown timers finish.
While the North American and European countdowns were shrouded in mystery, the Japanese site isn't nearly as vague.
The countdown (which ends at the same time as the other two) points directly to the "trailers" section of the Web site.
So, expect to see at least one trailer once the countdown ends today!
We expect it'll be the one shown in the Closed Mega Theatre at Tokyo Game Show last year, but hopefully there'll be something new in there too. Who knows, maybe we'll even see some gameplay footage.
266w ago - Sony and Universal Pictures have joined forces to deliver the PoP Entertainment vending machine. The new vending machines will hold PS3 games, Blu-ray discs, DVDs and allow for digital downloads... and at least 150 movie titles should be in the vending machines at its launch.
A video of the PoP Entertainment Vending Machine is available HERE.
To quote: The PoP "entertainment vending machine" is a brand new venture between Universal Pictures and Sony entertainment to allow punters to grab their favourite DVDs, Blu-ray discs, PS3 games and downloads 24/7.
So you'll be able to sate any midnight movie cravings or post-pub PS3 needs, and the touchscreen vendo will also let you browse trailers before you buy.
What's more, you'll also be able to instantly feed your multimedia whims by downloading music and movies direct to most MP3 or MP4 players or SD cards.
We're promised 150 movie titles at launch, including recent smashes such as Hell Boy II and, er, Mamma Mia.
268w ago - Containing all the electronics needed to run as a low- to medium-power PC, the Jack PC, as its name suggests, will fit into a standard size wall socket. The entire PC sits on two layered circuitboards. It contains an AMD RISC processor to help reduce power consumption and heat output.
According to Jade Integration's managing director, Andy MacLellan, low power was one of the big breakthroughs achieved with the Jack PC. "A regular PC will use 80 Watts or more of power, and this only uses 5 Watts. That makes a big difference to the cost of running it, as well as other things."
The device was developed by Chip PC Technologies, a company that specialises in what it calls "post-PC technologies". According to MacLellan, Chip PC Technologies created the first Jack PC over a year ago and has been working on perfecting it since then. The University of Northumbria was one of the first organisations to take delivery of the device.
"This can be used as a standard PC on standard power," MacLellan told ZDNet UK, "or it can be used with power-over-Ethernet, and that really makes it efficient."
A basic Jack PC costs £209 without monitor or keyboard. At a low price and...