Friday, December 22, 2006

Wii channels; weather and opera browser!

update : recipe on controlling your pc's winamp via the wii browser should be up on http://tech-recipes.com once it's approved.. :) enjoy! see the youtube vid here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7P_nWWAyU

Also, it is true, that Madden 07 does use the weather channel data to adjust for the weather for the home team to what it currently is. pretty kewl, i think i am seeing why the big N has been slower to roll out their services, they really are trying to do it right.  rumor has it that they are working on the DS/Wii connectivity software and how that will work.  that should be interesting to see, i could see the DS being used as a second controller for 2player co-op; perhaps the navigator/driver in a racing type game? use the DS screens to see behind and map? hmm..

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well, on the 19th we saw the release/startup of the Weather Channel for the Wii. so far seems to be a pretty good little channel, only downfall i've noticed is that the weather doesn't seem to update each time you access the channel, rather at intervals (usually 6pm, 6am; since i open it before work and when i get home at 7pm).

also, today wii get the Opera browser!! i've verified it does play Youtube vids fine and flash movies. does not play mp3 yet, however i'm going to test streaming my shoutcast station and seeing if it can handle streamed or not. also, i'll get my recipe up for using your Wii to control your winamp (wii-amp)

more coming later! enjoy your free opera browser!! (get it at the shopping channel)