In World Tech Update this week: Nintendo announces the Wii U, Sony shows off the PlayStation Vita, Microsoft adds voice commands to the Kinect system, and Apple launches the iCould service.
The Wii U controller was surprisingly light and responsive, except for the one time that it froze and needed to be restarted.
Pilots can also compete in an international competition, and now have the opportunity to purchase inflatable donuts as flight obstacles.
Spectacular video from NASA shows a solar flare erupting from the sun on June 7, 2011. The M2-class flare is expected to cause minimal disruption on earth, but could affect power systems and satellite communications.
The Wii U controller has a front facing camera, microphone, touchscreen, accelerometer and other features that help it extend the screen of Wii gaming.
The Lakers superstar demoed a new "NBA On the Move" feature in front of the E3 crowd in Los Angeles.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage to launch Apple's upcoming and anticipated iCloud service. iCloud will let users store documents, calendars, contacts, photos and music online and distribute them to other devices, including Macs, iPads, iPhones and Windows PCs.
The Wii U game controller has a 6-inch touchscreen and can also be used to play games by itself.
Get a sneak peek at the gameplay of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which was showcased at the XBox 360 media briefing at E3 in Los Angeles. The game goes on sale November 8, 2011, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
At the E3 game convention, Microsoft showed off Kinect Fun Labs for Xbox 360 that includes tools to instantly create life-like avatars. Gamers can also make digital representations of their favorite physical objects.
The Microsoft Kinect controller now supports voice control of the Xbox 360 console and voice-activated Bing searches of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and other sites. YouTube content is also coming to the Xbox Live.
Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton offered consumers and partners an apology for the PlayStation Network outage, then shifted focus to more positive days ahead.