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Netflix lands on Nintendo 3DS today

Netflix lands on Nintendo 3DS today

The Nintendo 3DS has been around for a while now and not too long ago one of our big problems with the console that we raised in the review is fixed. The 3DS now has its eShop in place to let you buy download games and grab other software too for the portable. Some new apps are landing in the eShop today with the Netflix app coming for download.

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Tomita Technologies sues Nintendo over 3D tech in 3DS console

Tomita Technologies sues Nintendo over 3D tech in 3DS console

The number of patent suits that fly around the technology world is staggering. It seems like every day we hear of a new patent infringement suit being filed. The latest patent suit is against Nintendo and the plaintiff in the case is a company I have never heard of called Tomita Technologies. Tomita claims that Nintendo's 3DS is infringing on a patent it holds. The patent in question covers tech for viewing 3D with no glasses.

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Nintendo 3DS sells a million units in Japan finally

Nintendo 3DS sells a million units in Japan finally

Back in March when we reviewed the Nintendo 3DS we really liked the console but didn’t like that the eShop wasn’t available at the time. The eShop is set to launch soon making the new Nintendo portable more appealing to us. Despite the eShop coming soon, the 3DS hasn’t been selling in the volume that Nintendo hoped for. The company has announced that the 3DS portable has finally hit the million unit mark for sales in Japan.

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Nyko outs another 3DS accessory called Game Boost

Nyko outs another 3DS accessory called Game Boost

I don't know about you, but any time my iPhone or other game console runs out of power on the go, it's generally right at the point where I am about to win a race or beat a certain boss. That makes the device turning off on its own doubly sucky. Nyko has been trotting out a lot of new Nintendo 3DS peripherals at E3 and the latest of them is called the Game Boost.

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update and eShop coming June 6

Nintendo 3DS firmware update and eShop coming June 6

The 3DS eShop firmware was previously expected to land on June 7. Nintendo has now announced that the firmware update will be hitting North America on the evening of June 6, a few hours before we expected it. The update is free and will be offered via the WiFi connection integrated into the 3DS and your home broadband network. The update will add some very cool and welcome features.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 8, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 8, 2011

Let's begin today with some awesome news from Google - you know that big fat developers conference they have every year, the one where you get to talk to all your developer friends, the one that sold out this year in 8 hours? Well you're in luck, even if you didn't get a ticket, because they're totally streaming the whole thing. Then let's get into some FCC business, a column or two, and some very exciting launch news from a couple of fabulous Android-toting businesses.

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Nintendo 3DS: sturdier than DS Lite and grease-phobic

Nintendo 3DS: sturdier than DS Lite and grease-phobic

Nintendo has been talking about the physical design decisions made around the upcoming 3DS, including how the Japanese company made the 3D gaming console easier to open than the DS Lite but still avoided hinge cracking. According to Yui Ehara, from Nintendo's research and engineering department, the ice-cream sandwich style three layer stack is purposefully tapered so as to give a gamer's fingers somewhere to grip, unlike the slickly-abutted edges of the DS Lite. Meanwhile, there's also been work on new materials and coatings to boost durability.

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