Intel has begun to ship the first of their newest microprocessors which feature dual-core technology. This technology allows the power of two chips to be used with only one chip to deliver exceptional performance when multi-tasking or while enjoying gaming action. “We just passed an important milestone,” said Intel’s Abhi Talwalkar. “Intel is shipping the Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 running at 3.2 GHz and Intel(r) 955X Express Chipsets, Intel’s first dual-core processor-based platform, to our customers.” AMD has also announced they plan on releasing their own version of dual-core processors some time next week. Competition - isn’t it great?
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The on-again-off-again relationship linking cancer to cell phone usage continues. This time, a recent study from the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen states that there has been sufficient evidence to state that cell phones do not increase the chance of brain tumors. Most studies that have stated otherwise in the past were criticized by how the studies were conducted. However, Dr Johansen of the Danish Cancer Society said: “We won’t be able to make any firm conclusions until we can confirm these results with studies with more long-term and heavy cell phone users.” Talk on.
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Engadget has come into some pretty interesting information. Microsoft plans to team up with Pepsi to give away some of its next generation gaming consoles to over 9,000 lucky people. Much like Pepsi did for iTunes, selected caps will have a registration code that Pepsi drinkers will use to enter the drawing. Microsoft will then give away one console every ten minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine weeks. Could this be an indication on the console’s price? Never the less, its good to see so much coming in to play as E3 approaches.
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Until someone decides to actually manufacture and sell a car mount for the Playstation Portable, you can make one of your very own using an Intec desktop stand, Velcro and some spare time. A PSP411 reader shared his experienced in making his car mount, providing pictures and video. You will need to connect an audio cable from the PSP to the aux port of your stereo to get the best sound – or use an FM transmitter.
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Our Tom Bihn Brain Bag Giveaway ends tomorrow, so we wanted to let anyone that may have missed it in on the contest. All you need to do is tell us what gear you have to have with you on a daily basis in the comment area of the original post. We choose the winner completely at random - US residents only.
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Just one more reason why Google is so awesome – granted this isn’t an official Google page, but it should be. Paul Rademacher has made an application of Google Maps to find a new home using residential listings from Craigslist. Now you can search for a new home, get directions for it and pictures of it from one place. If satellite view was implemented, as stated by Inside Google, that would be awesome.
Good news for all current and future Xbox owners, Microsoft has informed Reuters that they plan to keep releasing games for their current system up to 2007. The company also stated that 2007 is not a definite stop – they could keep making games well beyond that point. Even though their new system is anticipated to be released by the end of this year, the current Xbox will not be forgotten. Microsoft has not yet stated if the Xbox successor will be backwards compatible – we are just going to wait until May 16th to find out. If it is, though, then why would they make such a big deal about supporting the current Xbox with software? Nonetheless, until we can cough up the cash for the Xbox 360, we can keep our current Xbox game collection happy with fresh titles.
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nVidia has launched their website specific to their SLI products. The website is filled with a wealth of information such as reviews, educational material, and even a section devoted to teach you how to build your very own SLI system. This is a sure bookmark for all the gamers out there. Check it out.
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Sony sets to beat Microsoft to the punch by unveiling its next generation gaming console just 3 hours before Microsoft shows off its console. The unveiling will take place on a sound stage in Sony Pictures’ complex in Culver City (just outside of L.A.) at 3 P.M. PST on May 16th. Three hours later, Microsoft will show off its next generation console to eager fans and members of the media in downtown Los Angeles. Wow, talk about making us really push our driving/taxi taking skills to a limit. With each event taking place at different locations and only 3 hours apart is really going to cut it short. It will all be worth it at the end when we will finally get to salivate over real pictures of what these two consoles look like and just what we will be calling them when we place our pre-orders.
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Seiko Espon claims that this is the world’s lightest and smallest robot copter - hard to argue, as this thing weighs just 8.9 grams. The helicopter had four legs, four actuators, and two rotors. which allow it to stay balanced in the air. While it requires an external power source, it can be controlled remotely. These little guys were introduced at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo.
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