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How not to brick the new Wii U, More leaks about the next Xbox, Will OS X get Siri? AND Apple maps? http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Ryan Shrout
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tmNintendo launched the Wii U in North America yesterday. The game console sells for $249 for a version with 8 GB of storage and $349 for a version with 32 GB of storage plus extras like a free copy of Nintendo Land and a stand for the Wii Tablet controller. Both versions come with a massive 5GB software update that takes over an hour to install. Some new Wii U owners report interrupting the install with a power outage or Internet disruption can brick the console.http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/19/wii-u-launch-us-problems

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slIntel's Paul Otellini will retire from his president and CEO post in May 2013. The time frame will give the board of directors around 6 months to look for a worthy successor. The board said that it's open to either internal or external candidates for the job. Otellini will retire after almost 40 years of employment with Intel.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57551714-92/intel-ceo-paul-otellini-will-retire-in-may/

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iaXbox World published all kinds of details about the next Xbox. The magazine calls it the Xbox 720 and says it will have a Blu-ray drive, the ability to watch and record television, and a new version of the Kinect. The 720 would also have a new controller, which has been previously rumored to have an HD touch screen. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57551679-75/xbox-720-to-offer-kinect-2.0-and-blu-ray-drive-says-xbox-world/

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tmCisco announced Sunday it will pay $1.2 billion to buy Meraki, a company started by MIT grads and backed by Google and Sequoia among others. Meraki provides cloud control and security for WiFi networks and mobile devices. if you've used WiFi at a Starbucks, you've used Meraki.'http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/cisco-to-buy-meraki-for-1-2-billion/

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slLast week a report made the rounds that Apple would be delaying the new 21.5 and 27-inch iMac because of an issue with the welding process in the iMac's aluminum body. Although 9to5Mac has sources that say they'll be shipping on time after all. However, iMacs launching on time doesn't mean that they'll be available right away. Outside the U.S., the computers will likely be in short supply through the end of the year.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57551682-37/apples-new-imacs-still-on-track-for-nov-dec-launch-report/

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iaSamsung has filed with an intellectual property tribunal in Korea seeking to invalidate a bunch of LG OLED patents. Samsung says those patents lack innovation. Back in September, LG sued Samsung over violating seven of the patents Samsung is now seeking to get invalidated. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57551742-38/samsung-sues-lg-display-over-oled-patents/

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tm9to5 Mac's reliable sources are at it again, with a believable rumor that the next version of OS X, 10.9 could come with Siri and Apple Maps. The sources rerpot early builds of 10.9, possibly codenamed Lynx, are still under development, but currently include the two services. http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/19/early-builds-of-apples-upcoming-os-x-10-9-include-siri-and-maps-integration/

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Exclusive: Mac OS X 10.9 will be named LYNXhttp://applescoop.com/2012/11/17/exclusive-mac-os-x-10-9-will-be-named-lynx/

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slU.S. District Judge Susan Illston has approved the $22.5M fine Google has agreed to pay in order to settle FTC claims that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Safari. Google and the FTC reached the settlement agreement in August when Google agreed to pay a fine because it "placed an advertising tracking cookie on the computers of Safari users who visited sites within Google's DoubleClick advertising network.". It's the largest fine the FTC has ever imposed against a single company.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57551610-93/judge-oks-$22.5m-fine-against-google-for-safari-tracking/

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tmThe Verge points to a thread at WPCentral where users of Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Nokia all report random reboots of their phones. The Verge reports a phone they were testing rebooted on more than one occasion. A thread on Microsoft's support forums regarding the issue has more than 65 replies.http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/18/3660974/htc-8x-lumia-920-reboot-freezing-battery-issues

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MS threadhttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp8-wpupdate/8x-reboots/fe9b8cb5-b4cd-4aea-bcaa-672c5cbb5d1c

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iaThere's a bug in the latest version of Android. If you try to input a contact's birthday, you'll find that there is no option to select December as the month. The bug affects the Android 4.2 People app. Google is working on a fix that will hit in the next update. http://www.zdnet.com/google-working-on-returning-missing-december-to-android-4-2-users-7000007591/

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tmWii U users reporting bricked consoles after losing power while trying to install big updatehttp://www.theverge.com/2012/11/19/3665588/wii-u-brick-console-update-patch-nintendo

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Ben Fritz Tweet about Wii U brickinghttps://twitter.com/benfritz/status/270020850252656640

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Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Onlinehttp://techcrunch.com/2012/11/19/wii-u-gray-market-is-frothy-and-heating-up-as-scalpers-sell-online/

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Netflix is immediately available on Nintendo's Wii Uhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57551596-93/netflix-is-immediately-available-on-nintendos-wii-u/

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Nintendo Wii U Teardownhttp://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/NIntendo-Wii-U-Teardown-Photos-and-Video

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Nintendo charging $0.50 for minors to register on Wii U Nintendo Networkhttp://www.slashgear.com/nintendo-charging-0-50-for-minors-to-register-on-wii-u-nintendo-network-19257548/

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Wii U flying off shelves, greay market sales anywhere from $100 ($349 32GB) above retail to $3,000. (10-pack Twinkies bundled $5,000)
- Software update is 5GB (more than 1 hour), some users reporting bricked consoles if lost power or internet
- In that huge software update comes Netflix, though rest of TVii still not expected until December
- During signup oif you admit to being younger than 18 it requires a 50 cent credit card charge
- Anandtech teardown: Rendering the Wii U menu actually consumes almost as much power as playing Super Mario U.
L.A. Times reporter Ben Fritz is one of the most prominent people to tweet that his system was rendered useless by an interruption

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iaXbox 720 to offer Kinect 2.0 and Blu-ray drive, says Xbox World
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57551679-75/xbox-720-to-offer-kinect-2.0-and-blu-ray-drive-says-xbox-world/Rumor Mill

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Xbox 720: XBW uses penultimate issue to 'tell you everything we know'
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- Xbox World says it's got details on the Xbox 720
- Xbox 720 would have: Kinect 2.0. A leaked MS doc says that the next Kinect would be more accurate, better voice recognition, stereo imaging and be able to track four players at once
- Microsoft is also eyeing AR (augmented reality) glasses for the 720 at some future stage.
- Blu-ray
- Input and output for watching and recording TV
- an "innovative controller" - Last Feb, Xbox World said the controller would include a built-in HD touch screen
- Power: Quad-core processor, 8GB RAM
- Xbox World even put together a 3D mock up

Q: Does it sound like a winner?

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slEarly builds of Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 include Siri and Maps integrationhttp://9to5mac.com/2012/11/19/early-builds-of-apples-upcoming-os-x-10-9-include-siri-and-maps-integration/

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iTunes Match down as Apple's iCloud issues continuehttp://appleinsider.com/articles/12/11/19/itunes-match-down-as-apples-icloud-issues-continue

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- sources tell 9to5Mac that Siri and Maps are coming to OS X 10.9, due out next year
- Dictation uses a similar infrastructure and hardware resources as Siri, available on all Macs capable of running Mountain Lion. but Siri restricted on iOS to newer devices.
- Apple reportedly offering MapKit framework for devs, in OS X 10.9, Apple might want own full-fledged Maps app on the Mac
- meanwhile, apple suffered game center/imessage outage a few times over last few months, happened again over the weekend, facetime & iTunes Match down too.
- iTunes Match is a paid service that users pay $24.99 per year to use.
- ac/dc entire collection now available in itunes. long a holdout, didn't like idea of buying single song, protected album

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slGetGlue Acquired by Viggle for $25M, Stockhttp://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/getglue-acquired-viggle-25m-stock-65656

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- GG most well-known of the social/second screen type apps. "check into" shows, custom tv guides, video extras, links, connect with others
- Viggle acquired it for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares in stock, will hire on all 34 GG employees.
- CEO Alex Iskold will join Viggle in senior executive position & sit on Board of Directors.
- Viggle - android and ios app gives points for loyalty to and engagement with show content. Points can be redeemed for real-world rewards from places like Best Buy, Amazon, Fandango, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Viggle’s audio verification technology recognizes and allows users to check into live, DVR’d and online TV content from broadcast/cable channels.
- Viggle LIVE: trivia, voting and poll that is in synch with what the viewer is watching on their television.
- MyGuy is a real-time fantasy sports game that recognizes the teams playing when the viewer checks into a game with Viggle.
- GetGlue founded in 2007. 3.2 million registered users as well as a database with more than 500 million entertainment ratings and check-ins.
- Viggle launched in Jan this year, originally called Function(x). 1.2 million registered users. changed name in June to Viggle.

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tmCisco to buy US cloud computing firm Meraki for $1.2bnhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20389492

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Cisco buys Meraki for $1.2 billion: 5 reasons the deal makes sensehttp://www.zdnet.com/cisco-buys-meraki-for-1-2-billion-5-reasons-the-deal-makes-sense-7000007603/

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Cisco acquires Meraki: how 3 guys from MIT transformed the networking industryhttp://sequoiacapital.tumblr.com/post/36033519237/cisco-acquires-meraki-how-3-guys-from-mit-transformed

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Meraki customershttp://www.meraki.com/customersGreat visual of all the customers Meraki serves - just scroll through

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What is Meraki that Cisco's paying $1.2 billion for?
- Ever used WiFi at Starbucks? Applebee's? You've used Meraki's service.
- Created at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science 2006 by Sanjit Biswas (CEO), John Bicket (CTO) and Hans Robertson (Product Mgmt.)
- Provides WiFi for State and local gov't and some school districts
- provides Wi-Fi, switching, security and mobile device management via a centralized cloud platform.
- enables Cisco to make simple, secure, cloud managed networks available to our global customer base of mid-sized businesses and enterprises," Rob Soderbery, senior vice president, Cisco Enterprise Networking Group
- Meraki (may-rah-kee) is a Greek word that means doing something with passion and soul.

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iaDesign guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI 'smothers usability'
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Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Power Users
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What not to buy on Black Friday: Windows 8 PCs & laptops
http://www.zdnet.com/what-not-to-buy-on-black-friday-windows-8-pcs-and-laptops-7000007557/

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- Design critique of Windows 8 by Jakob Nielsen is getting buzz
- He regularly analyzes UI
- Nielsen brought in 12 "experienced PC users" to try out Windows on both PCs and Surface RT tablets.

- Nielsen took issue with a number of points. Let's take a look at a few and see what we think:

- Double Desktop = Cognitive Overhead and Added Memory Load. Users have to remember where to go for certain features

- Lack of Multiple Windows = Memory Overload for Complex Tasks
the main UI restricts users to a single window, so the product ought to be renamed "Microsoft Window."

- Flat Style Reduces Discoverability
Where can you click? Everything looks flat, and in fact "Change PC settings" looks more like the label for the icon group than a clickable command.

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Project Inverted turns a gaming PC inside-out with hand-made casinghttp://www.engadget.com/2012/11/19/project-inverted-turns-a-gaming-pc-inside-out/

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Salesforce has earnings annoucement tomorrow 11/20

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Support for the Messages Beta app on Lion will be pulled on December 14http://www.technologytell.com/gadgets/106282/messages-beta-app-lion-december-14/

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