Wii U gets an update, but major performance boost wont come till Autumn

Nintendo has released a small software update for their struggling Wii U console. The newest firmware update will allow the console to download SpotPass data and other software updates while in standby mode, as well as some minor bug fixes,…

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PS3 3D Blu-ray support delayed, but 3D gaming still on the way

Sony has confirmed that the 3D firmware update that would allow PS3 users to watch 3D Blu-ray movies will be delayed past its expected June launch. Instead, the June launch will now let PS3 owners indulge in some 3D gaming,…

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iPhone 3.0 firmware available already on torrent sites

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As soon as Apple announced that the iPhone 3.0 firmware was immediately available to developers at the WWDC on Monday we knew it wouldn’t be long before torrents appeared online.

So, if you’ve got itchy fingers and you just can’t wait another week to be able to send an MMS or do some copying and pasting with your iPhone, get yourself over to The Pirate Bay, or any other torrent indexer for that matter, and get hold of the torrent.

Do so at your own risk, however. If you want to play it safe, just wait until the official launch in seven days time.

Reports have been pretty positive so far, in so much as it seems to work.

My advice would be to wait until official launch day. Then again, I am a fairly dull and boring individual. Others may advise you to live for the day. Just don’t come crying to me if you manage to balls it up.

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Seagate Fail part two: firmware fix breaks other drives

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Poor Seagate. Late last week, the news broke that their Barracuda 7200.11 1TB drives were failing en masse. Admirably, the company’s already published a firmware fix, but maybe they pushed it out a little too fast because it’s causing 500GB drive owners’ discs to fail en masse.

The update has been taken offline for the moment, and users of 1TB and 750GB drives are reporting successful updates, but if you’re on a 500GB drive and you’ve downloaded but not installed the update, then I certainly don’t recommend doing so just yet.

Seagate Forum (via Tom’s Hardware)

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Apple releases iPhone firmware 2.2: better maps, Mail, Safari, podcasts, call quality

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I realise that this is fairly irrelevant news if you don’t own an iPhone, but for die-hard Apple handset fans, the big news of the day is that firmware version 2.2 is finally here and ready to download.

As usual, it’s a fairly hefty download, so beef up your broadband connection for the 246MB ride.

Once done, you’ll get some nifty new features. How useful they are depends on how you use the iPhone, of course…

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Sony strengthens firmware portfolio – PSP hits v5.00, PS3 now goes up to v2.50

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Sony’s rigorous firmware updating schedule is marching further forward, with the company today announcing new updates to PSP and PS3 – making them both marginally better than before.

The 2.50 update for PS3 will add in support for more voice chat features via the official PS3 bluetooth headset, better integration of Sony’s 100% original “Trophies” feature, plus the quite superb ability to capture screenshots while playing certain games. This will help the internet compare Xbox 360 and PS3 games in more detail than ever before…

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Gary CutlackSony strengthens firmware portfolio – PSP hits v5.00, PS3 now goes up to v2.50