Archive for November, 2012

Nintendo’s president apologizes for Wii U update nightmare

Nintendo’s president apologizes for Wii U update nightmare

Nintendo's president has apologized for the poor out-of-box experience new Wii U owners experienced, saying that in his opinion a console should deliver the goods without demanding an update first. "Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box" Satoru Iwata admitted to IGN. "So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch."

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Hyundai shows off Veloster C3 concept

Hyundai shows off Veloster C3 concept

Hyundai has unveiled a new concept car at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is called the Veloster C3 Concept and it's sort of a convertible. I say it's sort of a convertible because it maintains its fixed roofline and only the center section of the car's roof opens in a manner similar to what Fiat does with the new 500 Abarth Cabriolet.

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New convertible VW Beetle debuts in LA

New convertible VW Beetle debuts in LA

Volkswagen is on hand at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and has unveiled the third-generation Beetle Convertible. The new Beetle Convertible shares much of the same design as the new third-generation Beetle Coupe with a wider, longer, and sleeker design. The new design is an attempt by Volkswagen to attract more male buyers to a vehicle more popular with women.

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RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM has announced new updates to its developer program today that it hopes will drive enthusiasm for its BlackBerry 10 platform. One of the big changes to the developer program is that the BlackBerry Dev Alpha program has been expanded to include a new BlackBerry Dev Alpha C test device for developers. The interesting aspect of this particular bit of testing hardware is that is designed for developing using a physical keyboard.

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HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP is currently fighting a massive shareholder backlash over the huge $8.8 billion write-down it was forced to take on its acquisition of Autonomy. HP has alleged that there were "serious accounting improprieties" that led it to overpay massively for the company. HP's shareholders have filed suit in the matter and named the major auditing firms that worked on the deal for HP as defendants.

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Microsoft Surface RT tablet orders cut in half says supply chain source

Microsoft Surface RT tablet orders cut in half says supply chain source

I always think of the tablet market as having two basic segments. You have your high-end segment that Apple owns with its iPad, and then we have the lower end segment where tablet such as the Amazon Fire HD and hordes of Android-powered tablets play. I've always thought that the companies trying to break into that high-end tablet market, such as Microsoft, are doing things wrong, especially when it comes to pricing.

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Porsche unveils 2013 Cayman in LA

Porsche unveils 2013 Cayman in LA

Sports car maker Porsche was on hand at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and took the opportunity to make the world premiere of the new 2013 Cayman. The 2013 Cayman represents the third-generation of the car and Porsche promises it's completely new. The 2013 model is lower, longer, lighter, and faster according to Porsche.

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Jaguar XFR-S revealed: This big cat has 550HP claws

Jaguar XFR-S revealed: This big cat has 550HP claws

Jaguar has pulled the wraps off of its XFR-S sports sedan, the big cat company's 186mph take on tightening up the luxobarge until your passengers squeak like field-mice. Teased last week as the fastest and most powerful four-door from Jaguar ever, the XFR-S made its debut at the LA Auto Show 2012, using a 5-liter supercharged V8 engine with 550PS good for a 0-60mph dash in 4.4s. However, Jaguar also says the XFR-S shouldn't make too great an impact in your eco-credentials, with the new car putting out the same emissions and fuel consumption figures as its XRF sibling.

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio unveiled

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio unveiled

Cool small carmaker Fiat has unveiled the new 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. Fiat says that little turbocharged car is track capable and has a clever open top design offering high-performance four passenger fun. The car promises the most interior space, rear seat legroom, and shoulder room among key competitors in a segment.

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