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Archive for September 19th, 2018

Intel’s ‘CSI’ to outperform AMD’s Hypertransport

Intel’s CSI high-speed serial interconnect was first meant to appear in a Xeon chip code-named Whitefield. That processor, however, met an untimely death as Intel India mucked up the CSI implementation and forced Intel to rework its plans. As of last check, Intel will now introduce CSI in the Tukwila version of Itanium due out in 2008.



Xbox 360 consumes double the wattage of rival consoles

If the $300 price tag for Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 game console seems steep to you, just wait til you get the electric bill. The new gaming system, which has topped holiday gift lists since its Nov. 22 retail debut, is "obscenely power hungry," according to Will Greenwald, a CNET product reviewer.



Sony plans parental controls for PS3

Parents concerned about the kind of material their children are exposed to should be resting a little easier today. All Headline News reported that Sony has decided to implement parental controls on its next-generation video game console, PlayStation 3. That device is expected to hit North American shores (and stores) in the fall of 2006. It appears it will have some sort of toggle to enable parents to restrict which games their children play by using the Entertainment Software Association’s rating system. Microsoft has also has something similar onboard there Xbox 360, which was launched last week in the UK.



Wikipedia joker eats humble pie

Mr Chase, who added the false information to the biography in May 2005, said he did not realise that the online encyclopedia was taken so seriously. The fake information stated that Mr Seigenthaler Sr was linked to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and that he had lived in the Soviet Union for 13 years. The entry has now been corrected. Tennessean Brian Chase said he added to the entry to trick a co-worker. The discovery of the fake data in journalist John Seigenthaler’s biography started a debate about the online reference work’s reliability and the prank has caused Wikipedia to change its policy so only registered users can create entries.



Hardware Roundup: Monday 12th Dec – Reviews, reviews, reviews

Vantec Nexstar3 USB/eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure – Bigbruin Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive? – TrustedReviews A+ XBlade – Full Tower Case – TrustedReviews Corsair TwinX 2048-3500LLPRO – Pro-Clockers Akasa AllInOne Multi-Function Panel – Techniz Zalman ZM460-APS 460W Power Supply – ThinkComputers EverCool Sharks AMD & Intel heatsink – A1 Electronics Corsair 2GB XMS PC4000-PT Dual Channel DDR Kit – OCIA The Pros and Cons of Broadband Internet Phone Service – BFR Logitech G15 Keyboard Review – Designtechnica MGE XGBOX Dragon Elite Aluminum ATX Computer Case Review – Tweaknews Giveaway/Contest: Cooler Master Cavalier 1 Case and more – 3dGameMan SilverStone SG01 Sugo SFF Case Review – Modthebox





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