GADGETS
Simon Cowell Creates Headphones

The X Factor judge we hate to love has revealed that he's parterned up with Syco Entertainment, his joint venture with Sony Entertainment, to design a line of headphones called "X Headphones."

"I've tried all of them, literally every single one. Sony and I set out to create the best headphone in the world. We are absolutely blown away by these. With the X headphones, it's like being in the recording studio when the records are made. The sound is that clear," Cowell said in a statement. The headphones are going for a nifty $299 and will be featured throughout the X Factor season.

Check out Engadget for a detailed review.

GADGETS
Sony Playstation Network Still Down

Today marks an entire week since the Playstation Network went down for the count. An attack on its system last Wednesday left players unable to get on line and play multiplayer. This is the longest the Playstation Network has ever been down in its entire history.

Last night the extent of the damage was confirmed. The entire Playstation Network will have to be rebuilt from the ground up. In an update to the Playstation blog, Sony makes mention of the network’s shut down being due to “malicious action”. Now it is confirmed that “personal information” may have been compromised. In short, credit card information linked to some PSN accounts may have been compromised.

DAILY POP
Amazon Releases Cloud-Based Music Service

This morning, Amazon launched its very own cloud-based music service. According to Engadget, it will "allow customers to store music files on the company's servers but stream the content on their computers and mobile devices." This means that music lovers don't have to take up memory space on their own computer because it will all be on Amazon's servers.

Currently, customers with an Amazon account are able to store up to 5GBs of music for free. For an additional fee, customers can expand the capacity. Engadget also notes that "the retailer is also giving away 20GBs of space to those who purchase an MP3 album from the Amazon music store." It's a pretty good deal.