Wii U woes have already begun Video
Wii U woes have already begun Video Transcript
-The Wii U woes have already begun. I'm Jeff Bakalar filling in for Bridgette Carey and this is your CNET update. Bad news for Day 1 Wii U buyers: The company has announced that the TV service, which was promised to be available at launch, will now not be live until sometime in December. In addition, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and Amazon Instant Video will not be going live for another few weeks. This is certainly a blow for Nintendo, which can't seem to get things ready for any launch. You'll recall the 3DS launch without access to the virtual e-Shop store either. This is nota good start, Nintendo. In other news, Twitter is finally adding the ability to e-mail tweets directly from the Twitter stream, something third-party apps have been allowing for plenty of time. The idea is to get more non-Twitter people aware of the service and encourage participation. Movie theater chain Cinemark is taking on an ambitious new initiative to combat disturbing cellphone use in its theaters. The company has introduced Cinemode, an app that will remind movie goers to silence their phones before film begins. Better yet, the Apple will be tied to a reward system the customers can use towards discounted tickets and concessions. It might sound a bit crazy dangling a box of goobers in front of a rowdy audience, but anything to get them to shut up is okay with me. Not a fan of vacuuming? Well, who is? So, you've probably heard of Roomba, the robotic vacuuming disc that could be set on autopilot to clean a room. Well now, it can leave a fresh smelling scent wherever it goes as well. Robot Add-Ons has introduced Room Aroma, which is an attachment for Roomba that will dispense a pleasant smelling fragrance anywhere your Roomba travels. The accessory starts at $25 and refills are $20. And finally, Gmail has quietly updated the service with a neat little sorting trick that should make navigating through e-mails a bit easier. Starting now, Gmail users will have the ability to sort their inbox by size. It may not seem like a big deal, but those who get a ton of e-mail attachments and need to conserve cloud space will certainly find the feature helpful. That's your tech news update. You could find links to all of these stories on the blog, cnet.com/update. Please follow me on Twitter and check out the 404 Show everyday at cnet.com/the404. From our studios here in New York City, I'm Jeff Bakalar.
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