Nintendo Wii successor coming in 2012

New York: The successor to Nintendo's hit Wii console will arrive next year. In disclosing its plans Monday, Nintendo Co. didn't say what the new system will do. The Japanese company plans to show a playable model of the new console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs June 7-9 in Los Angeles.

Nintendo has dominated sales of video game consoles and sold 86 million Wiis since launching it in 2006. The Wii caused a splash with its innovative motion-sensing controller. Sports-style games such as baseball and boxing let players move their arms to simulate the pitching of a ball or the throwing of a punch. Nintendo also makes a step-board accessory, the Wii Fit, that allows players to try dance steps or yoga.

The Wii setup has been copied and elaborated on by the other major console makers since then.

But the Wii is showing its age. Even when it launched, it was behind the other consoles of the era, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, in not offering a high-definition image.

The modest hardware of the Wii has also meant that while Sony and Microsoft have been able to update their consoles with new capabilities, the Wii has seen only relatively minor updates, such as addition of the optional Wii Fit and the ability to play Netflix movies.

Microsoft launched its Kinect game-control system last fall. Using a 3-D camera, depth sensors and voice-recognition software, it recognizes your face, voice and gestures as you move around and talk, without requiring you to hold a controller or wear a headset. Sony, meanwhile, began selling a Move controller that is essentially a higher-tech version of the Wii remote.

Nintendo announced plans for the Wii successor as part of its financial results Monday. Nintendo said its annual earnings dropped for the second straight year as sales declined. It's expecting sales to increase again in the fiscal year that just started, thanks to its new handheld 3DS device, which launched last month.


djay for iPhone & iPod touch...

djay transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a full-fledged portable DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your iPod library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists. A hyper-realistic touchscreen interface and ultra-low latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, right in the palm of your hand. You can perform live, record mixes on-the-go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library auto-magically!

Djay for iPhone and iPod Touch brings two turntables to your touch screen so you can beat match, scratch, and record mixes of music from your library. A unique interface lets you hold your iPhone sideways to view the turntables side by side, or you can switch to vertical and view a single turntable to adjust the EQ and BPM and get more screen area in which to work with your mixes.


✔ Direct access to iPod library

✔ Hyper-realistic low-latency turntable interface

✔ Exclusive portrait and landscape modes

✔ Automix mode with automatic transition control (Fade, Backspin, Reverse, Brake, and Random)

✔ Automatic beat and tempo matching (BPM sync)

✔ Looping (Auto, Manual, and Bounce)

✔ Cue Point Trigger

✔ Live Recording (with built-in organizer for recorded performances)

✔ Seamless AirPlay integration (wirelessly transmit your mix to Apple TV or AirPort Express base station)

✔ Pre-Cueing (with optional headphone adapter)

✔ Full visual waveform

✔ High-quality scratching

✔ Mixer, tempo, and EQ controls

✔ Pitch-Bend

✔ Beat-synchronized scrubbing

✔ Support for all major audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF (no support for DRM protected songs)
✔ Fully optimized for iOS multitasking and background operation

Along with the basic controls for selecting songs, playing, and crossfading between tracks, Djay comes with a few more controls that will come in handy for mobile mixing. You can match songs on your own and adjust beats per minute for smooth transitions or you can have Djay autosync BPM for you. There is even an Automix function to let the app mix your music automatically. The app recognizes your playlists as well, so just queue up a big playlist of dance songs, for example, and then let the app do all the transitions for you.

Overall, Djay for iPhone and iPod Touch is probably the best low-cost DJ app we've seen yet in the iTunes App Store. The unique screen orientation feature that lets you view one or both turntables makes mixing and fiddling with settings easier, and automated mixing and beat-syncing features mean that just about anyone can create a good mix.

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Screen Capture Professional - Save your Captured Screens Automatically...

Screen Capture Professional 1.4.1
Save your Captured Screens Automatically.

Screen Capture will automatically save this snapshot to a folder called Captured Screens, inside the program installation folder.

CD Menu Studio is the way to create autorun menus for your CD, DVD, and USB Stick. With CD Menu Studio and a little imagination you can build and share a huge variety of handy projects. Simply click to create a project, edit the content, and burn the project to CD/DVD. CD Menu Studio will do all the rest, and includes flexible options to make it for you to share your finished projects.

Version 1.4.1 includes some bug fixes and adds two new features, Folder Manager which allows you to manage your captured screens folder and Sound Assignment which allows you to assign a sound for your screen-capture event.

License: F R E E

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


Free Funny Calculator SpX...

Display a calculator on your desktop.

Free Funny Calculator is very easy to use. With our calculator you don't need installation. All is very easy to use and very helpful, you can use our calculator always free of charge.

License: Free

Requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Framework 2.0



Have you ever forgotten your password when you tried to log on to a Web site? We thought so. Like many Web browsers, Mozilla's Firefox saves your password, username, and other log-in details for every applicable Web site and stores the data in its sign-on database. FirePasswordViewer is a free tool that can decrypt, recover, and display this data. It will show a site's password on the same line as the username in Firefox's built-in Password Manager when you click Show Passwords. However, it can also display your passwords in its own interface, even when Firefox isn't open. This makes it possible to recover a password even when Firefox won't open.

FirePasswordViewer's download comprises both installed and portable versions; we tried the installed version. It's a simple tool that automatically identified and displayed the installation and user paths for our copy of Firefox, though we could also browse to different directories, such as another user's account or a separate Firefox installation. There's a field in which to enter a Master Password if one is needed. We clicked Start Recovery, and FirePasswordViewer quickly scanned Firefox's database, displaying the results by Web site URL, username, and password, with password entries in asterisks. Clicking the Show Passwords button revealed the passwords. Another button let us save the results in an HTML file. Other than that, there's just a Close button and a link to the site of the developer, SecurityXploded.

FirePasswordViewer adds a GUI to an existing tool, making it easier to use and thus more accessible to the millions of Firefox users. As strong passwords with mixed characters become both more common and more necessary for safe surfing, a simple tool like FirePasswordViewer becomes ever more useful.