News@5: Google Launches HTML5 Compatible YouTube & Intel And Nokia Team Up For Mobile 3D

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has updated its global mobile website with HTML 5 capabilities for use on compatible smartphones and tablet devices. The search giant said that significant improvements are required to update the platform as mobile web browsing is predicted to overtake traditional desktop web browsing in coming years.

Intel, Nokia and the University of Oulu have announced a joint research program aimed at developing software for virtual reality and 3D features on mobile devices. Both Intel and Nokia are also developing 3D and virtual reality software for their joint open source MeeGo mobile operating system, which is yet to be launched on a Nokia device.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has offered to buy data storage technology firm 3PAR for $24 per share, or $1.6 billion, in an attempt to out-bid rival Dell. According to a statement released by the company, the price proposed by HP is 33.3 per cent higher than the proposed price by rival Dell. Dell had offered to purchase 3PAR for $1.15 billion last week.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has now become the best selling video game in the UK ever. According to data released by online sales monitoring firm Gfk Chart-Track, Modern Warfare 2 has overtaken Dr Kawashima's Brain Training on the Nintendo DS to become the best selling video game in the country, only 10 months after its release.

Microsoft's highly anticipated Kinect motion gaming device will not ship with voice command functionality when it is launched in the UK on 10 November. Microsoft's marketing manager for Xbox Live EMEA Robin Burrowes announced during the Gamescom gaming conference in Berlin, that the company will remotely switch on the voice control features some time in the future.