Owners of Nintendo’s new Wii U console have been facing lengthy waits to make full use of it because they need to install a large firmware update. The software – which adds features including access to the Miiverse social network – is about one gigabyte large, and must be downloaded via the net. There are reports that some machines became “bricked” – or unusable – because the update was interrupted. Nintendo has warned users not to “power off your system” during the process. The Japanese games company has acknowledged that the data required “an hour or more” to download and install. Read the full story at The BBC.
Nintendo warns against Wii U update being interrupted
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).