Nintendo Wiis prices came in sites like Toys R Us and best buy; both of them already have the motion controlled console on sale for $170 today. This doesnt seems to be a permanent price cut, hence it is noted as Limited Time Offer!, but we should not be surprised if other retailers follow the suit in order. With the rumors around like deeper price cuts and possibly new backward compatibility HD machine, every Wii is expected to sell at $170 today.
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The PlayStation 3, that venerable old powerhouse of console gaming, has surpassed 50 million units shipped around the globe, while the PS Move Controller introduced late last year has also kept pace and rounded its own milestone with eight million units shipped. Sony reports that the sales to retailers not end users. So they are not directly comparable with retail sales of the competition.
The leaked out version of Windows 8 we have seen got a feature called Portable Workspaces, it enables you to take a 16GB or greater external storage device and dump a bootable, runnable copy of Win8 on there. It remains to be seen just how many copies one could create and whether they ever expire or indeed, whether they can themselves be copied onto an HDD like a ghost image, but it is easy to see this as a boon for support personnel.
After Nintendo slyly told that the 3DS set a day one US sales record for its handheld division, it has now been forthright and actually disclosed some actually disclosed some cold hard numbers. 400,000 3DS units were sold in a month of March, says Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils Aime. It was still enough time for it to threaten the DS overall March tally of 460,000 and extrapolated over a full 30 days would total a whopping 2.4 million transactions.
The screenshots shows the Hulu Plus in action on the console, and a shot of Kinect Hub with Hulu and Netflix apps included. The Hulu and Avatar Kinect apps are fully functional, with good tracking of their movements similar to existing uses for the peripheral. The folks at Omni tech news also released a video on the Hulu Plus.
Today, multiple sources has reported that Nintendo will reveal a new console of E3 event this June. This new console will be capable of running games at HD resolutions. According to Game Informer, who first reported the news, this new console will be more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 and is capable of running games at 1080p resolutions.
Designer Park Hyun Jin over at Yanko recently posted some renders of Fujitsu Lifebook X2, a laptop that allows for two orientations thanks for its four folds. The design features full QWERTY keyboard, which can be used when the netbook is folded out in full, as well as a half-folded option with an on screen keyboard. We had love for this compact design to become a reality, but we cant trap our brains around the seam between two screens.
You may need to switch off Aero effects in Windows for taking screenshots, to use some old programs or for some games, but using the display
It seems Portal 2 will be made available on Steam, several days before the official release date. According to Kotaku, It was also rumored that, Portal 2 is already available for pre-loading, which is usually restricted until around 48 hours before a game's release.
Adobe has found yet another serious security flaw in Flash. The vulnerability affects all the platforms, including Android, though the attacks have seen only on Windows so far. Just like last months exploit, this one is spreading the malicious .swf files embedded in Office documents, only this time its a Word instead of Excel (last time) being targeted. Once again Reader and Acrobat are also vulnerable, but attacks can be thwarted using Readers Protected Mode.
The Nintendo Wii will cost $150 from May 15th, but we are waiting for the official announcement. The timing would make some sense, Nintendos profits have tanked for a while due flagging hardware sales, and just a month Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime hinted that the Wiis price might be potential variable to change that in an interview with Gamasutra. Still, we are not fully convinced that Nintendo would announce a price cut then, we can confirm it on the Electronics Entertainment Expo in June, and not the company to let this sort of announcement leak out, but if you find a shiny new copy of Mario Kart Wii in a $150 console bundle this time next month, we will be happy that we told the price already.
Adobe Systems announced monthly subscriptions model for its upcoming Adobe Creative suite 5.5. This new model will allow users to try out Adobe products by subscribing online and paying a fraction of the cost of the original product. By this new model Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection can be subscribed for $129 a month for a year or $195 month-to-month.