Tech Today: Wii 2 official, Apple iMac 2011 refresh

The tech news you missed out on during Bank Holiday Easter Monday.

The Nintendo Wii 2 is finally official and will be unveiled to the world at E3 in June before it is released in 2012. The company confirmed that the successor to the Wii will offer a new approach to home console gaming. Those attending E3 will see a playable version of the new console, but those hoping to put the device on their Christmas list can think again.

Meanwhile the Nintendo 3DS has enjoyed what Nintendo is calling a 'smooth start' after selling 3.6m units across the world so far. The figure falls slightly below the 4m the company had forecast. The company is backing the handheld 3D console to pull profits back up after the company announced a dramatic fall in net income for the financial year ending March 31st.
Link:CVG

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
App of the Day | Papa Sangre
Navigate the underworld by sound alone in this fiendish puzzle title.
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPhone Apps | Papa Sangre Review
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

We don't mean to sound like a broken record here, but the PlayStation Network is STILL down. However now it's getting very, very serious. After initially expecting the service to be offline for a day or two, Sony has now said it is keeping the PSN down indefinitely while it figures out whether a hack that brought the online gaming portal to its knees has compromised the private data of users.
Link: WSJ

YouTube has entered the movie rental market after tying up deals with major studios to offer top Hollywood titles on a pay-per-movie basis. YouTube movie rentals has launched this evening in the USA with films like Reservoir Dogs and SAW among some of the more high profile titles on offer. We assume that library will grow, and become available internationally as time goes on.
Link:Engadget

New Apple iMacs could be arriving as soon as next week, according to reports. The desktop computing powerhouse might get a refresh sooner than expected according to 9-to-5 Mac, which says that Apple will stop shipping current iMac's to retailers ahead of an official release on May 3rd. The new iMacs would be likely to boast Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. This one's still very much in rumour territory at the moment, though.
Link:9-to-5 Mac

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now