Nintendo has been busy the last few months with the celebration surrounding the 25th birthday for Mario and for the original Nintendo game system. Nintendo is offering up some sales details on the Wii and its accessories to show off how many units it has moved even if the popularity of the Wii is waning today. The number of controllers sold by Nintendo is impressive.
According to the gaming company, it has sold 46,000 Wii Remotes daily in the US. It has moved a total of 65.3 million Wii Remotes so far in the US alone. That number would be much higher if sales globally were figured into the numbers. Nintendo trys to give an idea of how many controllers 65.3 million actually is with some illustrations. The most interesting is that 65.3 million is enough to give one to every person living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit and San Francisco, and enough still remains for every resident of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Dakota.
If you are looking forward to getting your hands on a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone when they hit the market soon and use Mac, you may have worried how you were going to synchronize the phone and connect it to the computer. Considering the smartphone is a Microsoft OS device that would be an understandable worry. Microsoft has announced that the software needed for Mac users is now in beta.
The Mac app is called Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. The app is available at the Windows Download Center and the Mac must be running OS 10.5 Leopard or higher to use the software. If your Mac meets those specs, you can grab it to allow sync of music, photos, video, and podcasts from iTunes and iPhoto to the WinPo 7 device.
If you try to work from an iPad exclusively, it can be done but you will not want to do that with the onscreen keyboard for an extended period. Thankfully, the iPad supports Bluetooth keyboards and you can connect an external keyboard to the iPad and work all you want in comfort. The iPhone and iPod touch also support a BT keyboard in later models.
Photography shop Adorama has been rolling out all sorts of new products into its catalog for a long time and it has a wide range of gear that has nothing to go with cameras today. The latest new item from the company is a BT keyboard called the iBoard Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard. The iBoard supports the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and has some dedicated keys to access sites with one button press.
Western Digital is a big player in the storage market with a huge range of traditional storage drives for notebooks, desktops, enterprise, and media center needs. The company has announced that it has added a new streaming media player to its WD TV media player line. The new player is called the WD TV Live Hub and it has some very nice specifications.
The machine has support for full HD 1080p resolution and has 1TB HDD integrated that can store content from computers on the same network. The device will be offered exclusively at Best Buy online and will be inside all Best Buy locations around the country as well. The WD TV Live Hub supports streaming of flicks through Blockbuster on Demand the same day that the titles are released on disc. The device also supports YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and a lot more.
Our Download of the Day today is SUPER v2010 build 39.
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The latest happenings from around the web - October 26th, 2010
- G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers
- Mushkin PC10666 Low Voltage RAM @ Overclock3D
- MSI R6870 and R6850 @ tbreak
- Samsung LN46C650 @ Techreviewsource
- AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 in CrossFireX @ Techgage
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 @ Neoseeker
- 23" LG Flatron W2340VG 1080p LCD Monitor @ iGadgetlife
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
We just got down with our summary and photos from the new ViewSonic ViewPad7 which was officially released in Taipei today. You can read that here if you missed it.
Now we present you with our video hands-on with the ViewPad7. The below five minute video gives us a pretty good close up look at the device and what it can do.
We'll try and get our hands on one for a full review in the following weeks!
We just got back from the Taipei launch event of the ViewSonic ViewPad7 at the second largest building in the world, 101.
There ViewSonic took the chance to officially announce its new 7-inch tablet computer appropriately called the ViewPad7. It comes installed with Google Android 2.2 and initially from our first look today it seems to be a capable little device.
It is powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM 7227 processor and comes with 512MB of RAM. Sadly there is only 512MB of onboard NAND flash for your storage needs, but the device does support a single Micro SD slot for additional capacity up to 32GB - at an additional cost, of course. Moving on the 7-inch display is based on TFT WVGA technology and supports a capable resolution of 800 x 480. The screen has nothing on the iPhone 4, but it still works pretty well. It also comes with 802.11 b/g wireless as well as 3.5G (quad band). You can make calls from this thing, but you'd probably look a little silly holding it up to your ear. Rounding things out the device also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, front and back camera, GPS (and AGPS) support and it seems to work rather well using Google Maps.
Battery life is one of the areas where the ViewPad7 excels. Being a little thicker than the iPad, you would expect good battery performance and according to ViewSonic, you get up to 48 hours of audio playback and 7 hours of video playback at 480p. CONTINUED...
Firesheep is something that has been popping up around the place for a few days - I thought I'd share it here for the uninformed, or at least, if you didn't know - pass the news on to someone you know who uses unsecure Wi-Fi.
The above picture shows what it would look like - allowing you to login as another person on the open wifi network.
A Seattle based programmer, Eric Butler has released an extension for Firefox which shows you a graphical list of the online accounts of everyone sharing an open wifi network with you - with a simple single click, you're instantly logged in as them.