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Nintendo levels up with mobile apps and the "NX" system

Mario's next adventure could be on your smartphone, but Nintendo still needs to give you a reason to buy consoles. Meanwhile, there's more buzz about Apple's streaming TV service, and Windows 10 computers can be unlocked with your face.

Nintendo is the master of mobile gaming. Soon, smartphone apps will be part of that specialty.

The game maker announced it is working on app games for iOS and Android devices that can include classic franchises, such as Mario or Legend of Zelda. Nintendo also teased it is working on a new game system called "NX." CNET Update explores how Nintendo could approach this new stage:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, Apple is in the news again for working on a streaming television service. Of course Apple isn't alone in this TV-over-the-Internet movement. Sling TV just added new channels to its $20 monthly package, and Sony is gearing-up to launch PlayStation Vue.

But that's not all. Watch the video above to learn how Google is working to make the Android app marketplace safer, and how Windows 10 can use your face as a password.

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Nintendo levels up with mobile apps and the "NX" system