Verizon Sets 3AM On February 3 As iPhone 4 Pre-Order Time

Mark that. 3AM Eastern Standard Time, February 3. That’s the time the iPhone 4 pre-order system goes online, and probably when Verizon’s site goes down (hopefully not?). Pricing is as follows: 16GB and 32GB black iPhone 4s at $199 and $299 respectively, for $70 you get 450 minutes and unlimited data, wireless mobile hotspot is another $20, and finally SMS is 250 for $5 and unlimited for $20. Hopefully you won’t go into debt on this iDevice purchase. Via: Verizon iPhone 4 Waiting Page

Google Is Holding A Honeycomb Event On The Web And At Headquarters

So, what is this? It’s news of Google holding an Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” event, mainly being more than just the quick glimpses seen at CES and multiple screenshots seen floating around the web.

The event will be held at 10 AM PT to 1 PM PT (the actual event will only be 90 minutes) on Wednesday, February 2. And if you want to watch it live on the web, well then, YouTube has you covered right here.

Via: TC, Mobilized

Gamer’s Rejoice: Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo Headed To PC

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There’s been plenty of backlash of the Xbox 360 Crysis 2 multiplayer demo exclusive that went live a few days ago. Just imagine: it was PC players that made Crysis famous, and now EA and Crytek turns on them! Gasp! Well now, according to the official Crysis 2 Twitter account, all of that is about to change: there will be a multiplayer demo for PC as well, now only leaving PS3 players in the dark. Go PC nerds/geeks/gamers!

The PSP2 (or NGP) Won’t Cost $600 At Launch, Says Sony

Remember the PSP2 that was recently announced (actually I mean it’s called the NGP, for now)? It’s the successor to the PSP, and it’s the most powerful portable gaming hardware to date. Well, while the hardware is both huge and seemingly awesome, price is a factor. Rumors swirled, and soon your NGP would cost $600. Cue on Sony to blast this one. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida stated that “It’s not going to be $599,” and obviously that Sony “will shoot for an affordable price that’s appropriate for the handheld gaming space.”

It better be Sony. It better be. Via: EuroGamer

Bummer: Motorola ATRIX 4G Won’t Do 1080p At Launch, Will Need Update

Uhh, unexpected? The Motorola ATRIX 4G, a handset so undeniably cool on AT&T that has yet to be released, that it can’t support 1080p HD video recording or content using the Tegra 2 processor — at launch. Hopefully soon thereafter, the promised update will appear. Keep in mind without 1080p, the Atrix would still have 720p, its slick speeds, awesome dock which is a laptop, and the name — Atrix 4G sounds a little like pwnage, no? Via: Motorola

LucidChart Holding A Contest With Google To Give Out 100 Cr-48s

You may have heard of my awesome coverage of the Cr-48 through many sources. I don’t have a problem to push that out there, nor the feeling to reserve the right to say that the posts were awesomesauce. Moving onwards.

LucidChart is one of the best (and most popular) productivity apps in the Chrome Web Store. Turns out, Google is helping you out by giving 100 free Cr-48s — but you have to earn one. Whereas the pilot program was for the lucky few (i.e like me), and contests were held at numerous sites (but of course you never won anything), this contest actually encourages you to really earn a Cr-48 for free.

The task to win one is creating the Most Creative Diagram or Most Useful Template, using the app. Keep in mind the rules are that you are at least 18-years of age (A 14-year-old is telling you this. Good times.) and are a legal resident of the United States. Otherwise, hit up the link for tips and the full rules, explained by LucidChart themselves. Source: LucidChart

[Thanks, David and the guys at LucidChart!]

This Is The Next-Gen PSP, Codenamed NGP

This is the most intriguing portable gaming device announced of all time. Just read the specs of the NGP, codename for “Next-Generation Portable”, and you’ll see that not only is it huge, but insanely powerful. A 5-inch, 960 x 544-pixel OLED touchscreen display, two analog controllers (!), two touchpad control surfaces, two cameras, electronic compass, SIXAXIS support, GPS/Wi-Fi/3G connectivity and a quad-core processor.

Quad-core processor setup on a portable gaming device, n00bs.

The NGP will launch in the holiday season of 2011, and will have access to something called the PlayStation Suite, which is an emulator for PS1 games at first, then will feature an Android game store, which currently is in development (requires Android 2.3). To compensate for devices that don’t have hardware controls, touchscreen controls will be an option in the PS Suite app. Both glorious press releases for the PlayStation NGP and PS Suite are embedded after the break.

Google Brings Desktop Notifications For Gmail To The Desktop As A Chrome Exclusive

There are plenty of reliable solutions for getting desktop notifications for any new emails you might receive from Gmail in the Chrome Web Store. Today, Andrew Wilson (Software Engineer) published a post displaying the new notifications feature by activating it in Settings. The feature only works for Chrome users, but will be expanded to “the standard Web platform”. In other words, I’m activating the feature on my Gmail account right now. Via: The Gmail Blog