Nintendo Australia has confirmed that the Wii U will be selling in Australia and New Zealand on the same date as the Europeans – November 30 – and several games that will launch at the same time as the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition ZombieU and RAAYMAN LEGENDS.
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The iPod touch is getting a revamp to bring it more inline with the iPhone 5 – with this new generation features a 4-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel camera and the same anodized aluminium being used to make the body.
The iPod nano is getting a revamp again, and ditching the square shape that has made it popular (mainly as a watch). The new model goes back to the old shape of being a rectangle, adds a 2.5-inch multi-touch display and comes in colours (which, to be honest, makes it look a bit cheap)
A thinner body, LTE, a 4-inch Retina display and a brand new A6 chip – the iPhone 5 is finally here. And while we going to suspend the fact that this is technically the sixth-generation of the iPhone, the new iPhone is coming to Australia on September 21, with preorders starting at September 14. But what else is inside?
Well, there goes the surprise. Apple has inadvertently leaked out information about what it will apparently present at tonight’s keynote. Reports are circulating that simply going to the Apple search engine and typing in “iPhone 5″ and you get four links that reveal all – including a press release dated for today.
A new Nintendo Direct broadcast has been scheduled, and to happen the day after the Apple event on September 13, 3pm London time. Or for Australians, you will be able to stream it at midnight on September 14.
See that? That’s the a Mystical Pokemon called Genesect; and Nintendo is giving this rare Pokemon for free and for a limited time in order to entice people to get a copy of the upcoming Pokemon Black & White 2 games when they come out on October 11. Until November 12, those who purchase the game and connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will receive Genesect.
Okay, the Olympics and Paralympics are over; but there are certain things that you want to rewatch. Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee are notorious in keeping things off YouTube so it doesn’t annoy the rightsholders. However, the IOC have ended the geoblocking of events, letting everyone watch every event on demand, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Nokia goes Lumia cray cray, with no release date, price or carrier info, Apple rumours are flowing, and a Paperwhite Kindle! We also talk about the new phones from Motorola and HTC. All this and more on TECHGEEK Weekly…
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is about the fall of Cybertron and the Autobots escape from the Decepticons – what a surprise. Following on from the success of War for Cybertron, the makers have some high expectations to live up to. But do they deliver or will they make this like one of Michael Bay’s movies? Adrian Cajili reviews the latest part of the massive Transformers multiverse.
This is The Briefing, a ten-minute-or-less podcast of tech news, for the week ending 8 September 2012. In this edition: Nokia, Amazon and Motorola made some new announcements, Apple confirms an event on September 12, and some UDIDs have been leaked online.
Ebook reader maker Kobo (yes, there are other ones other than Amazon’s Kindle) has revealed three new readers – with one, the Kobo Arc, going up against the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Asus-made Nexus 7 tablets. Incidentally, the Kobo Arc – like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire – also runs the Android OS (more specifically, Ice Cream Sandwich).
Motorola Australia has confirmed to TECHGEEK.com.au that the models of the RAZR M and RAZR HD will be coming with unlockable bootloaders – a stark contrast to what the United States models, where they will have to pay for a special developer’s version of the same two models to be able to do the same.
Early this morning also was an announcement by Motorola on its future phones lineup. As we know, Google is shaking up the brand to make it more profitable, and it appears Google is doubling down on the RAZR brand with three new smartphones – two of which, the RAZR M and the RAZR HD, will be coming to Telstra in Q4 this year.
The baby brother for the Lumia 920, theNokia Lumia 820 was also revealed. Featuring much of the same features as the 920 like the apps, Windows Phone 8 and dual-core processor; the Lumia 820 features an unique versatile design that lets you change the colour of the phone, even after purchase.