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October 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

With Wii U, Nintendo reimagines TV interface

At first, you might think Nintendo is flat-out crazy. The company is launching a new $300 game console amid the biggest slump in video-game sales in years. It’s also taking on Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon.com and everyone else selling new Web tablets this holiday season. The defining feature of Nintendo’s new Wii U is its GamePad controller —…

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October 4, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Apple TV review, with pics

Today’s column is a review of Apple TV. Here’s a version with a few pictures of the devices mentioned and their remote controls:

With the appropriate level of awe and reverence, I carefully removed Apple’s latest magical product from its apple-sized box and marveled at its sleek design.

Within a few minutes, the Apple TV device – a $99 puck that wirelessly connects a TV to the Internet, and became available last week – was streaming video into my living room.

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The Apple TV connected to the Wi-Fi network in my house, plugged into the TV with an HDMI cable and, voila, there was a virtual video store on the screen.

Had Apple done it again? Did it revolutionize TV and reveal the future of video entertainment?

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