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First Look: iPhone 5

Now that the iPhone 5 has been announced and everyone is excited to get their hands on it, the Jimmy Kimmel show decided to get peoples reaction to the new iPhone 5. The only problem with their plan was that they didn't have any iPhone 5's so they just gave people the iPhone 4S and told them it was the iPhone 5, hilariousness ensues..


Farewell Wii

With the upcoming release of the Wii U and Nintendo announcing they will stop producing games for the Wii it is official that the Nintendo Wii is a dead platform. While maybe not the most powerful console, it did find a niche market and had some pretty fun games and was doing things that no one else was doing at the time. Kotaku takes a look back at the Wii and says a final farewell.

I will not speak ill of the Nintendo Wii, even though others have done so for years.

My Wii was a very good gaming console. A weird one, yes. It somehow managed to be popular while remaining niche. Its games were fun, but, often a bit ugly. Its best games came out in the middle of its lifespan, not at the end. And it failed to do many of the things it was supposed to do, due to limits of technology or imagination or both.


Go Daddy: We Weren't Hacked!

Good news for Go Daddy customers, it looks like the downtime they suffered recently wasn't due to being "hacked". Turns out Go Daddy had some internal network events that took them down which doesn't give their customers much confidence but its definitely better than having all of your info compromised. Go Daddy's press release can be read over here for more details.

Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our customers experienced intermittent service outages starting shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. Service was fully restored by 4 p.m. PDT.

The service outage was not caused by external influences. It was not a "hack" and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS). We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.


Apple iPhone 5 Unveiled

Just in case you haven't heard the news already (which would be hard to believe since its everywhere), the iPhone 5 was unveiled yesterday. As expected, the iPhone 5 will feature a bigger (taller) screen and is now 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the previous version. The iPhone 5 will come in 16, 32, and 64 GB versions. BBC News has more details.

The device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen.

The firm said it was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. However, it does not feature an NFC (near field communication) chip to allow it to make touchless payments.

 


Episode #176 - Steam Hits Your Living Room

Episode #176 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing Steam's Big Picture in your living room, Facebook owners are skittish prior to Mark's speech and Samsung and others lay major claim to LTE.   We have those stories and more...

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Odds and Ends

As we kick off the news for today, we have a few odds and ends that are worth checking out for sure.

Actiontec PWR500 - 500Mbps Powerline Network Kit - MissingRemote --=-- Cisco Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router - NikKTech --=-- Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL 2+ Modem Router - HardwareHeaven --=-- Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! Network Media Player - NikKTech --=-- Magellan Roadmate 2230T-LM GPS - TechwareLabs


500 Million Android Devices

According to Google, they've activated over 500 Million devices.  Currently, there are 1.3 Million Android activations daily, and that number has been growing pretty steadily.  Over at MobileSyrup they also have details as far as version deployment and a bit more. 

Schmidt also revealed that they were close to nailing the 500 million milestone number, but tonight, Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management for Android, stated on Google+ that “Today is a big day for Android… 500 million devices activated globally, and over 1.3 million added every single day.”


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Intel Turns Any Surface Into Touchscreen

The Microsoft Kinect is a pretty nifty piece of hardware and Intel has gone to the trouble to develop software for this system that turns any surface into a touch-screen display.  They demo this at IDF and show it working on a wall as well as a round surface.  It's pretty nifty, but I'm not sure what application that really has.


Mark Says Facebook Is Awesome

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage on Tuesday to talk to investors about revenue and the position Facebook is in currently.  Yes, Mark has lost a mere $9 Billion since the IPO, but really, does it matter?  He's confident they can find a great way to irritate and annoy mobile users that will make investors money.  Afterall, it's all about money.

He also repeated his belief that the company would figure out numerous ways to profit from the growing number of its 955 million worldwide users who visit is online hangout through mobile applications instead of Web browsers on desktop computers.


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