Smokers could inadvertently damage the laser-based sensor that reads disks on the popular Wii video game, the Boston Herald reported today. The problem surfaced after a new video game, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, was released last week in Japan. Super Smash employs a double-layer DVD that reportedly requires a higher level of reader accuracy. Wii has offered to clean consoles at no charge.
Mentor Graphics acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH last week could be meaningful for automotive electronics engineers, potentially enabling them to accelerate design and verification of products ranging from infotainment packages to autonomous safety systems.
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