Weekend tech reading: New Super Mario Bros. Wii gameplay video

By on August 22, 2009, 12:29 PM
New Super Mario Bros. Wii trailer shows off more gameplay I was one of those lured by the Wii's innovative gameplay proposition when the console was launched. If you recall how that went, demand was incessant and Nintendo was barely able to stock enough units during its first year. In fact, I had to buy my console at a premium from eBay. TechSpot Blog

Analysis: Apple, AT&T and Google Voice Apple on Friday posted its response to the Federal Communications Commission's Google Voice iPhone app inquiry on their Web site, and the company finally made it clear what they have against Google Voice-type apps: Apple doesn't want anyone messing with their stuff. PC Magazine

AT&T service may actually be getting better Those who grumble about AT&T's lousy 3G coverage may be finding less reason to complain before long. The wireless carrier began rolling out the 850 MHz spectrum 3G band last week, starting in Atlanta and expanding throughout the year to the other 350 areas where AT&T offers 3G coverage, Mobledia reports. PC World

Hewlett Foundation ponies up cash for Wikipedia The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which handles the cash donated to various charities and good causes by one of the co-founders of Hewlett-Packard and his wife, has given Wikimedia, the non-profit behind the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, a $500,000 grant to improve itself. The Register

Apple hit with $2 million iPhone suit A photographer claims Apple stole one of his images to help promote a mobile app that allows users to search for television programs and other entertainment content on their iPhones. Louis Psihoyos alleges that i.TV iPhone app's promotional materials use an image purloined from his portfolio. InformationWeek

Robots learn to lie and deceive each other in search for 'food' If you grew up with a few brothers and sisters, you know there are certain unspoken rules when it comes to food. You have to move fast without being noticed to get the last fish stick. According to a new study, it's not just humans who can learn these survival rules; robots can, too. Switched

AT&T to require smartphone data plans starting September 6 AT&T subscribers, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that as of September 6, AT&T will begin requiring that all smartphones sign up for a smartphone data plan. Boy Genius Report

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