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Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

In this June 10, 2014 file photo, French television reporters look at amiibo characters for Wii U at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced the 12 characters on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014,  that will be part of its upcoming toys-meet-game franchise set for release later this year.

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

In this photo from Aug. 14, 2014, David Graff, CEO of Hudl, right, listens to John Wirtz, Chief Product Officer, in Lincoln, Neb. Hudl is a software company that has developed a way to immediately get game film to coaches after games and break down and separate different plays by type.

    Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.

  • India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Photo Gallery Available

  • Report faults management of Vermont Health Connect

    The new contractor hired to fix Vermont's troubled health care website said Friday the project's management structure contributed to failures that still plague the system almost a year after it went live.

  • Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

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