Stuff Office Cat's diary – 03/01/13
Google Nexus 7 and Asus Vivo Tab RT get 3G on Three
Three has just revealed its 3G tariffs for the Google Nexus 7 and Asus Vivo Tab RT. The Nexus 7 is available from £25 a month on a 24 month 15GB contract, with a £50 upfront cost – of for £29 a month with a £30 upfront cost.
The Asus Vivo Tab RT, packing Windows 8 RT, is available on the same 15GB, 24-month contract for £31 a month, with an upfront cost of £200. That puts the total cost over the 24 months at £944. Pricey, but what's a cat on the move to do?
Google Maps coming to cars
Car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia will add Google Maps APIs to their 2014 ranges' in-car navigation systems. The first car to come packing Google Maps will be the 2014 Kia Sorento CUV, though details of other cars may yet be revealed at CES 2013 next week. Expect Google Maps integration with your smartphone using a Send2Car function, as well as voice-controlled navigation. Office Cat's chauffeur will finally be able to navigate the route between home and work, with any luck.
Elite creator David Braben's revival of the space trading sim, Elite: Dangerous, has met its £1.3m Kickstarter goal. Office Cat looks forward to digging out a joystick and reliving his misspent youth, when many hours were spent putting the school BBC Micro to better use piloting the spaceways.
Any Battery Light takes… well… any batteries
Office Cat can see perfectly well in the dark, but for the rest of you, this handy torch should stop you stumbling about blindly. The Panasonic Any Battery Light can draw power from pretty much any battery – it'll take AA, AAA, D and C sized batteries, using one or all of them to light your path. Sadly, it's only available in Japan for the time being, where it'll set you back ¥2000 (£15) when it goes on sale this month.