The Men Who Hacked Mario Kart 8

"I don't want to go to bed at night thinking I've ruined thousands of people's fun," one of the two men who's cracked open the code for the Wii U's biggest game told me this week. I was confused. » 8/15/14 5:20pm 8/15/14 5:20pm

Deconstructed Gaming Controllers Reveal Gorgeous Old School Guts

Above, you're looking at the surgically disassembled guts of an old Jaguar controller, the short-lived console originally released by Atari in 1993. It's a thing of beauty, and just one of a series that's equal parts nostalgia and drool. » 11/14/13 2:02pm 11/14/13 2:02pm

​Wii Mini Coming to U.S. With Mario Kart Wii for $99.99

Nintendo is easing out the full-fledged version of their super-successful Wii console. But, for folks in the market for a Wii machine without the U in the name, there's the Wii mini. It'll come with Mario Kart Wii, which seems slightly counterintuitive for a console without online functionality. » 11/04/13 3:54pm 11/04/13 3:54pm

This Bluetooth Controller Is Fluent in Wii, Wii U, and Android

When you tire of all the fancy motion controls and just want to enjoy some classic button-mashing gameplay on your Wii or Wii U, consider this wireless controller—particularly if you're an Android gamer too. In addition to playing well with Nintendo's hardware, this gamepad also cozies up to your smartphone or tablet. » 3/04/13 8:46am 3/04/13 8:46am

Is a $100 Wii Mini Worth It?

The Wii Mini will be available exclusively in Canada starting December 7 for 100 real Canadian dollars. Yes, the most adorable product just for the most adorable country. Assuming someday it makes it to U.S. soil, would you buy it? » 11/27/12 9:32am 11/27/12 9:32am

Nintendo Sold 400,000 Wii Us in Its First Week, And Almost As Many Old…

The numbers are in and it turns out the Wii U launch went pretty well with around 400,000 consoles sold in its first week. It's not as much as the 600,000 Wiis sold at launch, but it's nothing to sneeze at. And neither are the 300,000 aging Wiis that sold last week, either. » 11/26/12 5:57pm 11/26/12 5:57pm

Are You Getting a Wii U?

The Wii U just went on sale this weekend. It's not quite finished—its media features aren't coming until December—and it's an odd little duckling. But look beyond all that, and you see that it's actually, well, good. » 11/19/12 7:00pm 11/19/12 7:00pm

Wii U Review: The Future Is in Good Hands

Nintendo isn't afraid of different. It has thrown more crazy stuff at the wall—and gotten more of it to stick—than anyone. The Wii U is Nintendo's opinion of what's next. » 11/18/12 12:00am 11/18/12 12:00am

The Perfect Wii Accessory For When You Miss Your SNES

The Wiimote is cleverly designed so that when turned on its side it functions as a classic videogame controller. But if you've filled your Wii with classic 16-bit titles from the Virtual Console, you owe it to yourself to pick up this classic Super Famicom controller instead. » 5/22/12 9:28am 5/22/12 9:28am

Man Flies Like a Bird Flapping His Own Wings (Update 6)

I'm really amazed by this video, because I always dreamed about doing this. Watch Dutch mechanical engineer Jarno Smeets take off and fly just by flapping wings of his own invention—like a real bird! It's uncanny. » 3/21/12 9:27am 3/21/12 9:27am

Cows Can Now Booty Call Their Farmers

Farming cows is a thankless task; keeping track of their fertility sounds funny, but it's what keeps meat in your burger and milk on your cereal. Fortunately, mobile technology means that cows can now drop their farmers an SMS when they're feeling frisky. That's right. Bovine sexting has arrived. » 2/21/12 7:20pm 2/21/12 7:20pm

You Can Stream Hulu Plus on the Wii Now

Hulu Plus—home of the estimable Criterion Collection—is now available for streaming on the Wii. Hulu doesn't have quite the streaming catalogue of Netflix, but it's got a decent amount of current TV shows and movies, and of course those Criterion films. [Nintendo] » 2/16/12 5:17pm 2/16/12 5:17pm

The Two-Ton Robot That Can Leap Over Asteroids

Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Joe Montana? Sit down. The world's most amazing athlete works for NASA. Meet the gigantic, six-legged, tool-wielding robot that can hop around an asteroid. Tiger Woods ain't got nothin'. » 1/31/12 10:00am 1/31/12 10:00am

The Nintendo Wii Turns Five Today, Dust Yours Off and Say Happy Birthday

Do you remember where you were five years ago? If you're a gamer there's a good chance you were standing in line waiting for the Nintendo Wii, and an even better chance you didn't get one. » 11/19/11 6:30pm 11/19/11 6:30pm

How Do You Get a Million People to Buy a Gadget That Nobody's Even Used…

The iPhone and the iPad are card-carrying members. Modern Warfare 3 is, like, the President. I'm talking, of course, about the Million-Plus Preorder Club. Now the Amazon Kindle Fire has joined the ranks. Before anyone even touched a Kindle Fire. » 11/14/11 3:22pm 11/14/11 3:22pm

Nine Everyday Tech Tools Made Possible by 100 Years of IBM

IBM's Centennial anniversary is fast approaching (as in TODAY), and their 100 years of hard work shouldn't go unnoticed. Behind every major technological advance, you're likely to find IBM's name floating around somewhere. Here are 9 of our favorite IBM-aided innovations. » 6/15/11 1:03pm 6/15/11 1:03pm