Mobile broadband laptop and netbook users to consume 1.3 exabytes of video per month worldwide by 2017

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Newly released forecasts by technology and media specialist Coda Research Consultancy show that portable laptop and netbook users will access 1.3 exabytes of video content per month by 2017 – a sixty fold increase over 2009. This figure will account for nearly three quarters of all global traffic via mobile broadband portables. The top region for video consumption will be Asia Pacific, which will account for just over half (53%) of all video traffic globally. To contrast, Europe will account for 26% of all global video traffic, and North America 14%.

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Nissan’s second attempt (after the Altima Hybrid) to actually become known as a green(ish) automaker in America? The Nissan Leaf is a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback.

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Nissan’s main selling point for the Leaf is not just that its a specialty urban runabout, but rather, it was designed as an everyday vehicle that meets the needs of 70% of the world’s motorists. Strictly speaking, we think Nissan’s perspective has been based upon practicality (though important) more than the needs of motorists in terms of exterior design.

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From Nissan’s point of view, Nissan says that fully 80% of US drivers travel less than 100km per day (62 miles), making the Leaf a solid fit for America’s motoring majority, even taking into account power-sapping external factors like hilly terrain, accessory draw, and extreme temperatures.

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Full gallery and press release after the jump…

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The launch of the Sony PSP’s little brother, PSP Go has been confirmed this week at the E3. Indeed the PSP Go was agreed by Sony’s CEO Kaz Harai to be the worst kept secret of this year’s E3.

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Now here’s something you don’t see everyday, a gigantic 3,000 pound ball made entirely of Lego. Mythbusters Tory, Kari and Granthave taken on the challenge, of mythbusting whether the popular YouTube video featuring a guy in an Indiana Jones costume running away from a giant Lego ball is actually really real (first video below).

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All the videos (Indiana Jones dude and Mythbusters) right after the jump below…

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