Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Spotify launches Connect hardware integration tool, PS4 UI details unveiled, new Nexus 7 reviewed.
- Spotify Connect is a new feature for Spotify users that allows them to seamlessly control their music across their phone tablet and speakers. The tool is currently compatible with a wide range of home audio manufacturers including Argon, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Hama, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha. Check out this official Spotify video for more information.
- Foxtel has added two new international channels to its Essentials pack lineup: NHK World TV (Ch 656), which features current affairs programming with a focus on Asia and CCTV-9 Documentary Channel (Ch 654) which specialises in English language Chinese documentaries. [Via TV Tonight]
- Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has revealed a few more tidbits about the PlayStation 4, including its social aspects and how the current iteration of its user interface works. “The minute you boot up, you’ll see all the information about games you own, what your friends are doing, whether there’s any new DLC coming out, or if your friends have shared a video or screenshot. And you can also spectate anyone playing PS4.” You can check out more of Yoshida’s musings over at Kotaku.
- The latest version of Google’s sleek Nexus tablet has landed: Gizmodo recently got their hands on the device and have offered their hands-on verdict. This new Nexus 7 comes with a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage housed in a 7-inch 1920×1200 screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. According to the guys over at Giz, it’s “unstoppably good”.
- For one day only, Amazon is offering the Kindle ebook Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer for free. The title usually commands an RRP of $36.99. [Via OzBargain]