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Apple's new products and everything else you missed
These are the top stories of the week, Apple goes small.
Nintendo might kill the Wii U. Microsoft's AI Bot goes rogue and everything else you need to know.
Apple introduced a few small things, first up the iPhone SE.
It essentially has the body of the iPhone 5S, with a lot of features from the iPhone 6S.
The SE features a 4-inch screen, a 12 megapixel camera, 4k video recording abilities.
And cost about $400 without a contract.
But not all is new.
the fingerprint sensor is older.
the front-facing camera is not as high quality and it doesn't include 3D touch.
Then there's the new iPad.
Instead of upping the iPad Air Apple opted to introduce a new model entirely.
Say hello to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
It weighs under a pound and supports the Apple Pencil and a smaller smart keyboard accessory.
Apple also introduced a new display on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that it calls a True Tone display.
The screen can adjust its colors based on the lighting condition around it like say a piece of paper would.
One more thing, this is the first iPad to include a flash for all you iPad photographers out there.
Switching gears, the newspaper Nikkei reported that Nintendo will stop producing the Wii U by the end of the year.
Nikkei has a pretty good track record when it comes to Nintendo reports.
However, Nintendo told IT Media that the Nikkei article wasn't an announcement from the company.
And that Nintendo plans to continue production in the next fiscal year and beyond.
So is the Nintendo WII U on its way out?
Probably, maybe, who knows?
In other news, Microsoft created a Twitter bot named Tay that used artificial intelligence to talk like a Millennial.
And it only took 15 hours for the internet to turn poor old Tay into a racist and sexist monster.
You see, the bot was designed to learn from others and would often repeat offensive tweets with her own commentary which involved using emoji's and making jokes.
Microsoft has since deleted those offensive tweets and is taking Tay offline to make adjustments and this is why internet that we can not have nice things.
Now there's a lot more news out there so it's time to go rapid fire.
Batman versus Superman is now in theaters.
The newest version of iOS iOS 9.3 now available for download.
The Blu-ray version of Sar Wars the Force Awakens has leaked online for illegal download.
Google is said to be working on a live Streaming apps take on Parascope it's name YouTube connect.
And Pornhub has just introduced a VR channel.
The site will also give away VR goggles to the first 10,000 visitors who request them.
Maybe now VR will finally take off.
Now you're all caught up in tech.
To get your daily does of tech news check out cnet.com/update for a weekly dose hit up cnet.com/radar.
I'm Dan Graziano signing off.
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