For all the gamers who were excited about the Dual-Core Athlon, you may want to hold off on purchasing one. AMD has released a statement saying, “Gamers, AMD’s upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.” The reasoning behind this is mainly that games have to be programmed specifically to work with dual-core processors. This is much like what happened when Hyper-Threading was introduced by Intel. At this time AMD’s FX-55 Chip has a 200 MHz gain over the top of the line X2. Until games start being programmed to take advantage of the Dual-Core chips, this is a better way to go.
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For everyone who uses P2P to download files be on the lookout. According to antivirus company Sophos, a hacker has created a virus that will wipe your music collection clean if you happen to catch it. The virus, named Nopir.B, is designed to look like a DVD cracking program to bypass disc copyright protection. When the program is launches, it searches your hard drive for MP3 files along with select programs and removes them from your PC.
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Yet another picture has popped up about the Xbox 360. This one looks a lot like the one from last night and also looks like the picture previously given to us on OurColony.net. Check it out.
Update: Another image has been obtained. This one is of the memory card unit. The card reads 64MB - eight times the size of the current Xbox’s memory card.
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Sony has announced its newest series for its line of laptops – the T2 series. This series is made with the mobile office user in mind. The system is powered by a Pentium-M Ultra Low Voltage 1.2GHZ processor which allows it to achieve up to 7 hours of power on a single charge. The T2 comes equipped with a 10.6” widescreen LCD which should be great for on the go movie viewing and includes quick buttons for media control. Of course with any of today’s laptops, wireless networking and Bluetooth is integrated as well as a DVD-RW drive. There’s no clear date of when you can get your hands on this 3-LB laptop.
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What could be cooler than a Mini G5? The next best thing – a G4 Cube made to look like a G5. With A LOT of time on your hands and the right materials, you too can achieve G5 greatness on your G4 Cube. Granted the website is not in English, but at least there are enough pictures to figure out how to do the mod. Now if only someone can do something similar to the Mac Mini – I’m curious as to what that would look like.
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So you want to control iTunes from your PSP? I mean walking all the way to your computer is just too much of a hassle, right? Well your dreams of controlling iTunes from your PSP can now be realized thanks to the following engadget how-to guide. Using an Apple computer, Wipeout Pure, a PSP, and the right code, you can have your iTunes controls on your Sony PSP.
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In continuation of the Xbox 360 image, this picture was posted on Team Xbox forums of the same console, this time with more detail. As you can see, the chrome part is indeed the hard drive – labeled at 40GB! To add more fuel to the fire, the image given to us as a reward on OurColony.net seems to be a part of this picture. We’ll just have to wait just a few more weeks until we see for ourselves.
( Thanks Wolfeman! )
Update: We have received another reward on OurColony.net. This time it’s the memory card unit. Seems that the next Xbox will use a 64MB card instead of the current 8MB.
Update #2: Thanks to some investigative reporting by Playfeed Editor Jesse, he has confirmed the images with his sources and the memory card - stating that Microsoft has just upped the memory card up to 64MB.
It looks like Rio has finally gotten around to updating the drive in the Carbon digital audio player. 6 GB is the gist, and you can pick one up for
$230 on June 1. We think the Carbon is a good piece of equipment, for what it’s worth.
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Here is what we believe to be the final version of the Xbox 360. Sleek and elegant, is it not? Notice the lack of controller ports? Looks like they are going wireless after all; but what is the port on the bottom left, and the one at the far right?
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Thanks to everyone who sent this in. Looks like this is the final (or as close to the final as we are going to get) design of the Xbox 360 video game console. Concave in the middle, like we expected. Also has a platform which appears to allow it to stand on its side. Interestingly enough, there are two memory card slots on the front, a power button, an eject button, and some other button. There is a mystery port on the left, and what could possibly be a hard drive port on the right. Thoughts?
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