Day: March 14, 2015

Nintendo says U.S. Wii U launch strong, despite software troubles

Nintendo says U.S. Wii U launch strong, despite software troubles Nintendo apologized to early buyers of the Wii U for outages on its new online gaming platform, but said sales of its new flagship game console were strong during its global launch Sunday in the U.S. Eager buyers, some of whom lined up for hours and even days to get their hands on the new game in the U.S., were soon stuck as their consoles locked up for hours downloading a massive, and apparently mandatory, initial software update, with many taking to message boards and Twitter to voice their...

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Happy 5th birthday, iPhone!

Happy 5th birthday, iPhone! The Apple iPhone turns five years old today. Since it was launched on 29 June 2007, Apple’s vastly popular smartphone has turned the telecoms industry upside down – not to mention the worlds of gaming and software development. To celebrate the iPhone’s birthday, we asked readers for their favourite memories of the celebrated device: the first iPhone they ever bought, what drew them to the smartphone, the ways in which the iPhone has improved their day-to-day lives and their favourite anecdotes about life-saving apps and rib-tickling auto-correct screw-ups. (See also our potted history of the...

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