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Digitally Enhanced Harry Potter Books Exclusive To Apple
If you’re a Harry Potter fan without an Apple device then perhaps today’s announcement is going to make you run out and get one, digitally enhanced versions of all seven Harry Potter books have been released today and they’re exclusive to Apple. They will only be available for download via the company’s iBooks Store which works across its desktop and mobile devices. These books feature interactive animations and custom covers as […]

Glow In The Dark Harry Potter Experience
I must say, the human imagination is certainly one that trumps many adversities along the way, and many a time, it has overcome the seemingly impossible. There are moments, however, that does lead one to think – how the heck did I not figure that out before? We all have our eureka moments, and Hungarian design student Kincső Nagy must have experienced one too, having thought up of – and […]

New Harry Potter Short Story Posted Online By J.K. Rowling
Potter fans rejoice! Today you get a glimpse into Harry’s life ever since the book series ended some seven years ago. While the author J.K. Rowling has said multiple times that she is done with this series and that fans shouldn’t expect any new books about Harry Potter and the gang, she has posted a short story online from the perspective of Rita Skeeter, a gossip columnist that features in the […]

Google Maps Street View Show Off Shops From Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley of Harry Potter fame now viewable on Street View level in Google Maps.


Harry Potter e-books hinted for Amazon's Kindle [Updated]
If you own an Amazon Kindle and you’d love nothing better than to be able to read the entire Harry Potter collection while on the go, you’re probably painfully aware that Harry Potter’s author, J.K. Rowling, has been holding out on releasing her books in electronic format on websites like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, choosing instead to release them via her own website, Pottermore. Well the good news is […]

Sony offers new Harry Potter 3D Experience Movie Pack PS3 bundle
The holiday season will be upon us soon, which signals yet another mad rush at the cash registers by parents who do last minute shopping, so if you are wondering whether your home needs a new PS3, here is some (good) news for you – Sony will be offering a new Harry Potter 3D Experience Movie Pack PS3 bundle to the masses, where $249.99 will net you a 160GB PS3 […]

Sony to offer the "Harry Potter 3D Experience" with selected products
Fans of Harry Potter who still haven’t gotten their hands on the 3D Blu-ray versions of the final two Harry Potter movies because they don’t own any 3D players now have a reason to invest in one. Sony has announced that it will be providing the “Harry Potter 3D Experience” with any purchases of its selected products – the Sony BDP-S780 Blu-ray Disc player with 3D or the BDV-E580 Blu-Ray […]

Proposal by Android app
If you’re looking for an app to help you propose to somebody there is an app for that – but unfortunately it’s not available on the App Store. That’s what romantic geek, Jon Hodgson found out when he wanted to propose to his girlfriend. Seeing there’s no app to help you with it, he decided to take things into his own hands by using the Android App Inventor. He created […]

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, ILM used GPUs to compute a fire effect*. This is quite a milestone for an industry typically dominated by CPU farms.While there is indeed a nascent competition between both types of […]