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YouTube App for Nintendo Wii brings the YouTube videos and channels to the gaming console in the U.S. and is available from the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel.The app uses 360p WebM video encoding to make video playback smooth. "With the largest install base of current generation consoles, YouTube on Wii is the largest deployment of […]

A NASA-funded Ph.D. student, Ken Mankoff, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studying ice and ocean interactions using Microsoft's motion-sensing device the Xbox 360 Kinect.Images:1) Subglacial cave underneath Rieperbreen Glacier, Svalbard, Norway, with Mankoff, waterproof bag, Netbook running Ubuntu, and Kinect. Jason Gulley.2) A sample of the 3-D data from the Kinect's scan of […]

Microsoft just posted the Bing searches, 2011 -- "From royal weddings and rising pop superstars to concerns for human tragedy and the global economy, Bing's most-searched terms of the year capture America's mood in 2011," blogged Microsoft.According to the blog post, the "most searched" of 2011 on Bing includes:Top Ten Most Searched PersonJustin Bieber turned […]

Netflix in a blog post announced of renaming and splitting their DVD-by-mail service into a new entity called "Qwikster," which will also include video games.Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that the move was prompted due to the two services (streaming and DVD-by-mail) slowly becoming two different businesses with different models and cost structures, "Qwikster will […]

Halfway through 2011, Xbox 360 maintained its lead in the U.S. console market, selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months, according to the NPD Group.The June Xbox highlights include:Holding 48 percent share of the overall current-generation console market share, Xbox 360 sold 507,000 units, selling […]