Tag Archives | Wii

…The Wii has guts?


We’ve seen the insides of balloon animals, Lego minifigs, Dunnys and gummy bears, but what about game consoles?

According to Anatowii (which looks suspiciously like a Nintendo advertisement) they look a little something like the image above.

Now, I’m not quite sure where the batteries go in there, but it’s good to know that when you can’t get past that level in Mario and you throw your controller against the wall, it feels your pain too.


[Via: Like Cool]

…Google wants you to surf the Earth?

Surf Google Earth

Who says Google’s engineers don’t know how to have fun?

For Macworld, David Oster created an application that combines Google Earth, the Monster Milktruck program, and a Wii Balance Board to allow you to ‘surf’ through Google Earth.

Unfortunately, the Earth Surfer app isn’t yet ready for prime time, but Google’s LatLong Blog says that it should be released some time next week, and until then, you can watch this video to see what the fun is all about:

[Google LatLong – Flying Through Google Earth At Macworld]

…New gadgets are just a hack away?


Has the damaged economy managed to crush your new gadget budget?

Instead of sitting around and complaining, why not make your old things new again with a few “creative” hacks?

To help you along the path to recycled gadget goodness, Gizmodo has put together a guide to Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades, including turning your Xbox, PC or Apple TV into a genuine media center, hacking your iPod with Rockbox, converting your PC into a Mac, flashing your crappy router’s firmware with DD-WRT to turn it into a top-of-the-line piece of hardware, downloading new maps for your old GPS, jailbreaking your iPhone for Wi-Fi Internet tethering, and modding your Wii to create a free emulation machine.

Who said the next great depression had to be so depressing?

[Gizmodo – Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For The Next Great Depression]

…Apple is the leader of next gen computing?

iPhone SDK

The minds over at ReadWriteWeb seem to think that with the announcement of Exchange support and the iPhone SDK, Apple has set themselves up to become the dominating force in next gen computing, and I must say that I agree.

Here’s why:

  • The demand for small yet functional computers has already been demonstrated with the Asus Eee PC. If you can fit an entire computer into your pocket, you open up a world of possibilities.
  • The demand for pocket sized gaming devices has already been demonstrated with the DS (as well as all other pocket sized Nintendo consoles) and the PSP. Throw in Wii-esque motion controls and you’ve got yourself a winner.
  • Windows Mobile is terrible.
  • Exchange support means the iPhone can do what the BlackBerry does, only it looks good doing it, and can play games, movies, music, and more while you’re waiting.
  • It takes an iPod and a phone (two things many people carry around with them anyways) and combines them into one device. Why carry two when just one will suffice?
  • It’s an Apple product, so the UI is both beautiful and functional.
  • Combine a full SDK with a huge desire to develop for the latest and greatest mobile platform, and you’ll have throngs of developers jumping on board to develop amazing apps out of the gate. Microsoft Office anyone?

The list goes on and on.

Basically, as long as Apple can ride its current wave of iPhone success to conclusion, it will set the bar far beyond what anyone else is even striving towards at this point. The iPhone has created a whole new game, and currently, Apple is the only player.

Does this mean Apple will surely dominate next gen computing?

Time will tell, but all signs currently point to yes.

[Apple iPhone]

[Via: ReadWriteWeb]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Popurls?


Popurls is “the dashboard for the latest web-buzz, a single page that encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the internet”.

Think of it as the best of the best, gathered up and laid out in a clean and easy to read format, with plenty of customization to make it your own.

If that’s not enough, you can also access popurls on your iPhone, via Twitter, through Jaiku, from Facebook, on the PS3 and PSP, and with the Wii.