This Day in Tech: New Nook Touch has a Web browser; E3 after hours

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, June 8.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, June 8.

Apple bans DUI checkpoint apps on iOS devices
Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reject DUI checkpoint-locating apps. More

E3 after hours: Gadgets you won't see on expo floor
After the first day of E3 2011 wrapped, a handful of tech companies invited press to sample their wares at ShowStoppers inside the Icon Ultra Lounge near Staples Center. More

Nintendo Wii U First Take
Nintendo unveiled a new console, the Wii U, with an attention-getting tabletlike controller, complete with its own 6.2-inch touch screen. Get all the details

New Nook Touch has hidden Web browser
Buried inside the new Nook Touch's search bar is a hidden Web browser. It's far from fully baked, but hopefully it will be some day. More

Forget Google. Search with Do@ instead Video featuring Jessica Dolcourt
Move over, Google. Do@ is a hip, visual way to search for stuff online. More

Facebook facial recognition prompts EU privacy probe
European Union data-protection regulators say they will investigate the social network's new photo-tagging feature, according to Bloomberg. More

NFC mobile payments could hit $50 billion by 2014
Transactions conducted through NFC mobile payments could reach $50 billion throughout the world within another four years, according to a new report from Juniper Research. More

Can touch, motion controls win over console gamers?
At E3 2011, announcements from gaming hardware makers and publishers have an objective in common: bringing nontraditional ways of interacting with games to a very traditional gamer audience. More

Google Maps now provides live transit updates
Google Maps takes some of the guessing out of your commute by providing live transit updates. More

Panasonic unveils high-powered chip for smart TVs
Electronics company says the first set of "sample" televisions featuring the processor will ship out this month. More

Paraplegic's post-college gig: Testing bionic legs
Austin Whitney, 22, made headlines when he stood and walked at graduation in a pair of robotic legs. Now he spends full days in a UC Berkeley lab helping to refine them. More

CNET to the Rescue Ep.47: Apple will sync you Video featuring Josh Lowensohn, Rafe Needleman
Josh Lowensohn is here to help us grok Apple's announcement that it's bringing music and data cloud synchronization to its apps and device. Also: What to do with a dead RAID array, how to save big bucks on Windows upgrades, and much more. More

 

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