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Temperatures over California - Image courtesy Engadget
Would it be too much of a stretch to call it the Wiither?

Finally, over a month after launch, those little channel screens on the Nintendo Wii are becoming of some use. Today, the Forecast Channel goes live to provide current and future weather information. Provided by Weathernews, forecasts can be accessed using a text list of cities or by using the Wii Remote to zoom in on a 3-D interactive globe. See this blog on Engadget for a demonstration of the new channel.

As for the Internet Channel, Opera Software announced that a trial version of its Web browser for Wii will be available on December 22, 2006 free of charge from the Wii Shop Channel.

The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June. After June 2007, the browser will be available for download in the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points.

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By One43637 on 12/20/2006 7:28:15 PM , Rating: 2
wait, i'm still waiting for my Opera browser on my DSLite. :(

RE: wohoo!
By Aikouka on 12/21/2006 11:45:47 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure if the Japanese version supports an English language pack of some sort, but here's where you can buy the Japanese NDS Opera Browser Pack for NDS or NDS Lite.

pretty cool
By spwrozek on 12/20/2006 9:42:04 AM , Rating: 3
My Wii started flashing blue yesterday for the update which I thought was sweet. The service is pretty cool. I like the globe and being able to check out weather around the world. I hope they add more cities to it though since my closest city is a 2 hour drive away and our weather is never the same. It would also be neat if they added things like cloud cover and rain or snow falling that you could see at a zoomed up level. The Wii keeps getting better.

By KristopherKubicki on 12/21/2006 12:36:24 PM , Rating: 1
But can I get Al Gore's slides on it?

RE: Slides
By Chillin1248 on 12/27/2006 7:34:20 PM , Rating: 2
Too much Greenhouse cloud cover to even see the map according to Al Gore, also they will have to add more blue textures to make up for the missing white ones up north on Al Gores map.


not bad
By DonkeyMagic on 12/20/2006 2:05:06 PM , Rating: 2
i really dont care about all the extras consoles are putting out there, but this is a cool little extra. I like the presenation, although i do agree more detail needs to be added. The navigation, in general, is really well done

But just think, now i will know what the weather is while i am glued to the wii for hours on end.

Only Nintendo
By enloco on 12/20/06, Rating: -1
RE: Only Nintendo
By spwrozek on 12/20/2006 7:19:09 PM , Rating: 2
Great generalization. Seriously, fantastic.

RE: Only Nintendo
By tntitansfan on 12/20/2006 10:22:18 PM , Rating: 2
Too bad for the rest of us, enloco, that dailytech doesn't require a minimum IQ for you to post comments.

Try actually using the product and service before posting such ignorant commentary.

It's pretty cool.

RE: Only Nintendo
By hashpipe on 12/22/2006 9:19:44 AM , Rating: 2
ya unbelievable.. only sony and MS would waste money on dvd/hddvd/bluray playback on a game console..and then make us pay for it

RE: Only Nintendo
By xphile on 12/24/2006 8:09:21 AM , Rating: 2
Oh please, please, PLEASE somebody mod his post back up over -1 so I can watch my partner mod it back down, I am just DYING here that I cant take it any lower. Surely DT there must be certain justafiably stupid posts that can just be classified open season? I love to see this type of brainless crap go straight to -156.


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