This Day in Tech: Twitter adds link shortening; iOS 5 beta jailbroken in a day

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, June 7.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, June 7.

Twitter launches automatic link shortening
New service will automatically abbreviate URLs of any length to 19 characters when users compose tweets in the Tweet box. More

Hands-on with Wii successor The new Wii U console, which will debut in 2012, combines motion control with a touch-screen game controller. Nintendo says "it will change the way we play games." Get all the details

iOS 5 beta jailbroken in less than 24 hours A group of hackers jailbreak the beta version of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers just yesterday. Apple plans to release a full version to customers this fall. More

EmWave2: Portable stress relief for harried geeks
The emWave2 combines a gadget, software, and lots of blinky lights to help people manage stress. The tech crowd may come for the gadgetry and stay for the relaxation. More

Protect IP copyright bill faces growing criticism
It's unclear, though, whether security and free speech concerns will derail controversial copyright bill after members of a Senate committee voted unanimously in favor of it. More

Deep inside the world's longest tunnel
By building the Gotthard Tunnel, the Swiss government hopes to halve truck traffic across the Alps, while doubling cargo train efficiency and capacity. Photos: World's longest tunnel

E3: Q&A with Shigeru Miyamoto on the Wii U
At E3 2011, we sat down with Nintendo's iconic game designer and discussed the future of the Wii U. More

Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones (dark silver)
4.0 stars CNET editors' rating The Bottom Line: With a sleek design, a range of ear tips, and supreme sound reproduction, the Ultimate Ears 700 headphones are worthy of an audiophile's ear and earn our recommendation. More

 

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