Technology with Rich DeMuro

Wii Price Drop; VEVO, iTunes Festival Hit Apple TV; Biggest Smartphone Screen Yet

Nintendo is dropping the price of the Wii U on September 20. They are cutting $50 from the price so it will sell for $299.

There are a few new ways to enjoy music on Apple TV.

There’s a new VEVO music video app featuring 75,000 HD videos, plus concerts and shows.

iTunes Festival starts this weekend. It will live stream 30 days of performances from London. There are a ton of big name performers participating. Lady Gaga kicks things off on Sunday, September 1 and Katy Perry will close the festival out on September 30. Here’s the full lineup:

  • September 1: Lady Gaga
  • September 2: Sigur Rós + Poliça
  • September 3: The Lumineers + Phox
  • September 4: Paramore + Fenech-Soler
  • September 5: Rizzle Kicks
  • September 6: Queens of The Stone Age + Palma Violets
  • September 7: Phoenix + Little Green Cars
  • September 8: Bastille + 1975
  • September 9: Arctic Monkeys + Drenge
  • September 10: Jake Bugg + Valerie June
  • September 11: Kings of Leon + Jimmy Eat World
  • September 12: Elton John + Tom Odell
  • September 13: Avicii
  • September 14: Chic featuring Nile Rodgers + Janelle Monáe
  • September 15: Vampire Weekend + The Olms
  • September 16: Jack Johnson + Bahamas
  • September 17: Ludovico Einaudi + Agnes Obel
  • September 18: Thirty Seconds To Mars + The Family Rain
  • September 19: Kendrick Lamar
  • September 20: Primal Scream + Skinny Girl Diet
  • September 21: HAIM + Dan Croll
  • September 22: Ellie Goulding
  • September 23: Jessie J + Lawson
  • September 24: Robin Thicke
  • September 25: Pixies + NO CEREMONY///
  • September 26: Tinie Tempah + Naughty Boy
  • September 27: Dizee Rascal
  • September 28: John Legend
  • September 29: Justin Timberlake
  • September 30: Katy Perry

Samsung & AT&T have launched a smartphone with the biggest screen yet in the U.S. The Samsung Galaxy Mega has a …wait for it… 6.3 inch screen! Compare that to the iPhone 5, which has a 4 inch screen, and the S4, which has a 5 inch screen. This thing really lives up to its name…it’s huge! You will not need a separate tablet if you carry this around. $149 on a two year contract.

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