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.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and he hosts the Shelly Palmer #CryptoWednesday Livestream. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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