Tech Today: No Siri for iPhone 4, Wii U to get second tablet

Unfortunately for older iPhone users, it seems Apple has no plans expand Siri's reach, while Google chief Eric Schmidt has responded to Steve Jobs' Android attack. It's the tech news that broke after you logged-off

Wii U to get a second touchscreen controller after all?
Nintendo is reportedly working hard on improving the Wii U hardware in order to accommodate a second touchscreen tablet controller. The company had initially indicated that only one controller for console would be necessary leading to confusion in some quarters and derision in others. Sources in the gaming industry tell Develop that Nintendo has realised that a second controller is a must.
Link: Develop

Apple has 'no plans' to offer backwards compatibility for Siri
iPhone 4 and 3GS owners hoping to secure a hot date with Siri may be in for a long, and possibly eternal, wait after an Apple engineering unit reportedly confirmed it'll remain exclusive to the iPhone 4S. A response to a bug says: "Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works with iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices,"
Link: AppleInsider

Google boss: Actually, Android was before iPhone
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has responded to the late Steve Jobs accusations that Android was stolen from Apple's iPhone idea. In his official biography Jobs is said to have vowed to "destroy Android" and called it a stolen product. After being questioned by reporters Schmidt diplomatically said: "As a general comment, I think most people would agree that Google is a great innovator and I would also point out that the Android effort started before the iPhone effort."
Link:CNET

Firefox 8 arrives with Twitter search integration
Mozilla continues to pump out the Firefox browser updates, with the eighth edition arriving a mere six weeks after Firefox 7 became available. The most newsworthy upgrade this time around sees Twitter integrated into the options featured in the Firefox search bar. There's also the the ability to disable the third party add-ons that may have been installed without your permission.
Link: TechRadar

Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-orderers to get early access
The eagerly-awaited MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will open for business on December 20th for those who have already pre-ordered the game. Those lucky souls will likely have around five days of early access to the game before the general public gets access. There's still time to pre-order so get involved.
Link: SlashGear

 

 

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