Stuff Office Cat's Diary – 30/05/13

A new iPod Touch, Shazam on Windows Phone 8 and Tesla's Supercharger network catch Office Cat's eye in today's news round-up

Apple launches new 16GB iPod Touch

Shunning the customary fanfare around a new product launch, Apple has quietly taken the wraps off a new 16GB iPod Touch. The refreshed music player ditches the rear camera and loop, but retains the 4in Retina display, A5 processor and front-facing camera as its stablemate. Available in any colour as long as it's silver, the new iPod Touch is available for £200 – a hint that Apple's looking into budget hardware ahead of a rumoured iPhone Mini launch at WWDC? Source: Apple

Shazam lands on Windows Phone 8

Music discovery service Shazam has launched a Windows Phone 8 app, with features including local tags (with an optional homescreen tile), tag sharing over Twitter and Facebook, lyrics, reviews and links to purchase from Xbox Music and Nokia Music. There's also the option to add a tagging button to your homescreen for instant access when you need to know what that song is right now.

EE has announced that it's rolling out 4G access to 12 more UK towns – if you're in Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan, you'll be able to access lovely 4G data speeds. Source: Omio

Drive from LA to New York in a Tesla

Electric supercar manufacturer Tesla is dramatically increasing the roll-out of its Supercharger network, with CEO Elon Musk announcing at the D11 conference that you'll be able to drive from Los Angeles to New York in a Tesla by the end of this year. Although there are only nine of the Supercharger stations at present – seven of which are in California – Tesla already has plans to increase that to 100 stations by 2015. Of course, it still takes half an hour to half-fill your Tesla's battery versus five minutes to fill a petrol tank – but Office Cat looks forward to a bright electric future for motorists. Source: Business Insider

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