Speculation of Amazon’s gaming gadget for our living rooms has today gained more weight, the release of what is said to be the game controller for Amazon’s new Android device.
As game controllers go this one looks to be designed to meet a budget, not create a revolution. The controller is very similar in design to the Ouya’s controller, and at the very least it should be dirt cheap to produce. The Bluetooth game controller has all of the right features in the right places but it somehow seems to have come from the world of Minecraft with its large blocky style.
Amazon’s plans for worldwide content domination is now be focused on our TV’s, can their Kindle for living rooms succeed?
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Facebook prepares to add VOIP services to its expanding social networking empire.
All of the stories surrounding Facebook at the moment are small pieces of a puzzle, when you bring them all together an interesting picture develops..
The chatter started with your profile phone numbers being made public. While reports around the wobbly web concentrated on the privacy aspect of this action – which Facebook doesn’t give two whoots about – more important was the building of a facebook phonebook, an important part of any telephone system around the world, the Blue Pages.
The Inquirer reports a VOIP service being in testing. While the VOIP service is a logical extension to Facebook it’s importance is a little more obscure than that. For Facebook to really be aware of what we are doing it needs your phone to be routed through Facebook. That doesn’t mean they will be listening to your calls but they will have your call records in their database. At the moment your telephone company has all of your call records – you see a summary of it on your bill – all of this information will be in Facebook.
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