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E3 Gaming and Apple's iCloud in the News

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.

Sprint, Motorola Launch Photon 4G Phone

The first Android phone from Motorola running Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 chip was unveiled in New York on Thursday. The Photon 4G is Motorola's first WiMAX-capable handset, and its first 4G device for Sprint.

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E3 Hands On: Nintendo's Wii U Game System

The Wii U controller was surprisingly light and responsive, except for the one time that it froze and needed to be restarted.

New Android App Lets You Control AR.Drone Helicopter

Pilots can also compete in an international competition, and now have the opportunity to purchase inflatable donuts as flight obstacles.

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NASA Footage of the June 7 Solar Flare

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.

E3 Hands-On: Sony's PlayStation 3D Display

In two-player games, Sony's PlayStation-branded 24-inch display shows different images to each player. The entire bundle, which includes the 3D TV, glasses, and a game, goes on sale this fall for $500.

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E3: Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Explains the Wii U Controller

The Wii U controller has a front facing camera, microphone, touchscreen, accelerometer and other features that help it extend the screen of Wii gaming.

E3: Kobe Bryant Tries New PlayStation Move Feature

The Lakers superstar demoed a new "NBA On the Move" feature in front of the E3 crowd in Los Angeles.

Steve Jobs Previews Apple's iCloud

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.

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E3: Nintendo Announces Wii U, Handheld Device that Extends the Screen of Wii Game Play

The Wii U game controller has a 6-inch touchscreen and can also be used to play games by itself.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Action at E3

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.

E3: Sony Introduces Low-Cost 3D TV Bundle

Sony plans to sell a $500 package that includes a PlayStation-branded 24-inch 3D television set, a pair of glasses, and a PS3 game. The TV will also let head-to-head gamers view different full-screen video while playing games.

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E3: Kinect Fun Labs Creates A Digital Version of You

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.

E3: Xbox 360 Adds YouTube, Bing Voice Search

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.

E3: Sony Opens With An Apology

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.