Xbox 360 Pricing Revealed

Subject: General Tech | August 17, 2005 - 01:15 PM |
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This link from Mercurty News has been floating around that points to the official pricing of the upcoming Xbox 360 console.  MS even has the official PR on their website.

The company will sell a high-end Xbox 360 model that will come with  a standard 20-gigabyte hard disk drive for $399.

AMD Announces Official Technology Alliance With "Austin City Limits"...

Subject: General Tech | July 8, 2005 - 03:43 AM |
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AUSTIN, TEXAS -- July 7, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is an official technology partner and sponsor of 'Austin City Limits' public television program, America's longest running live music television broadcast which airs nationally on more than 300 PBS stations every week. AMD is also announcing it is co-sponsoring the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual three-day music festival that is one of America's favorite outdoor live music events, attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees per day.

Source: AMD

Intel and Corning Enter Joint Development Agreement

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2005 - 02:21 PM |
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CORNING, N.Y., July 6, 2005 — Intel Corporation and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have entered into an agreement to develop ultra low thermal expansion ULE® glass photomask substrates required for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. These substrates are needed to develop low defect EUV photomasks to enable 32nm node high-volume production using EUV lithography.

Intel And Revelations Drive New Online Film Distribution Models

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2005 - 02:21 PM |
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SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 6, 2005 — Revelations Entertainment and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a new digital entertainment company focused on distributing premium movies directly to consumers over the Internet, connecting filmmakers to film fans worldwide.

Nine major firms agree to AMD discovery requests

Subject: General Tech | July 2, 2005 - 03:30 PM |
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AMD takes the next step in its lawsuit by sending out discovery requests to companies asking for their cooperation. 9 companies so far have agreed to cooperate. Stop by The Inquirer to read the full article.


Fourteen of the companies have already responded and nine have said they will work with AMD. Best Buy agreed to comply without limitations. Toshiba acknowledged receipt and refused to negotiate.
Source: The Inquirer

Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2005 - 04:53 PM |
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Sorry for the delay everyone. Been pretty crazy on my end with work and the new version of vBulletin currently in beta.


Here are some press releases from AMD and Intel that have built up in my inbox. One that is of particular note, and interest,  is AMD's antitrust complaint against Intel. I'm sure many of us are anxious to see what comes of this. I'll do what I can to get developements of this up as soon as possible.

Source: AMD

Hardware Discussion: Xbox 360 and Sony PS3

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2005 - 06:04 AM |
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Anandtech has a published an article that goes into some detail comparing the Sony PS3 and the Xbox 360's hardware specifications including the CPU and GPU. 

On a purely hardware level, ATI's Xbox 360 GPU (codenamed Xenos) is quite interesting. The part itself is made up of two physically distinct silicon ICs. One IC is the GPU itself, which houses all the shader hardware and most of the processing power.

Source: AnandTech

Logitech USB headset w/boom mic on the block

Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 06:02 AM |
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Everything USB gives the Logitech Premium 350 the close eye.

Techspot Previews Quake 4

Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 05:17 AM |
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TechSpot has a few tidbits about Quake 4 for your viewing pleasure.


You can discuss the article in our own forums.

The Quake series is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre ever.

Source: Tech Spot

Elite Bastards has something to F.E.A.R.

Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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The folks over at Elite Bastards have a little something to say about the new F.E.A.R. Multi-Player demo that was released recently.
But really, if it was made by Monolith, it must be good ;)


You can discuss the F.E.A.R. MP demo in our very own forums.


The guys at Monolith have found a new way to approach the traditional first person shooter genre.