Monthly Archives: May 2005

Windows 64 Bit Finaly Released!

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I`m writing this using my new Windows XP Pro 64 Bit with Internet Explorer 64 Bit on my AMD 64 computer, the install went very well, most drivers came with the Install and i`m lucky enough to have a nVidia motherboard chipset and a nVidia 6600 Video card which both have 64bit drivers, the only issues I have had is my Virus checker won’t install (at least it stopped me rather than breaking windows) and some IE based active x plugins need IE 32bit to run, such as Windows Update and Flash, finaly i installed Far Cry 64Bit to make it worth while… stunning!

Prague City Break

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So, it’s all booked, 2 tickets to Prague, our first Easy Jet flight, i`m sure it will be fine, here is someone elses experiance, i`ll let you know how our goes when we return, one thing that’s realy scary is that Stelios is getting into Cruises with EasyCruise, it sort of defeats the point for me, paying for food and what looks like a very small standard room, but i`m sure someone somewhere will think its great, while your in an easy mood check out all the other Stelios stuff!

Ringtone Dancer

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If you (like me) have a certain disposition when it comes to high pitch poorly written ringtones then check out the Crazy Ringtone Dancer, it reminds me of another video I have seen…

XBOX360 VS PLAYSTATION 3

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In all fairness when you start to comparision the 2 systems it gets a bit complicated, how many ultraterabananatreeflop vs megagigacellphonecastles but here is a Guardian Newspaper Comparison blog that trys, in my mind it’s XBOX before Christmas with a better looking box and live play out of the box, a ton of ‘good’ games and Microsoft backing them, with sony as a 2nd best in Games, Online, Launch date, looks, and with the most ugly controller ever made.

E3, PS3 and XBOX360 …

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Although I will probably have any console that has a game I want to play the XBOX360 is where my money lies, and I can’t help but enjoy an energetic presentation by Microsoft on this new toy, E3 is now flooding out images and videos of games for the next generation consoles, it’s all very exciting, roll on Christmas so I can play Project Gotham Racing 3!

PlayStation 3 Revealed

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The Sony E3 Media Briefing has concluded and it has been confirmed: the next-gen system will be called the PlayStation 3. Ken Kutaragi proudly took the stage and announced a number of the new features for the system.
Backwards compatibility with both PSone and PS2 games. Will use Blu-Ray discs for media; also supports: CD-ROM, CD+RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, and SACD, Cell processor at 3.2GHz, 2.18 teraflops of performance, 512MB total RAM: 256MB XDR system RAM at 3.2 GHz; 256MB of GDDRVRAM at 700MHz,Slot that supports a detachable 2.5in HDD, Six USB ports; Memory Stick Duo, SD and Compact Flash support 2 HDMI outputs, 1 A/V output, 1 SPDIF optical output, and a 1 gigabit ethernet port, Video chat, Internet access, digital picture, audio, and video viewing, Capable of handling seven Bluetooth controllers, WiFi capable, Graphics Chip is called RSX “Reality Synthesizer” by nVidia, runs at 550MHz, 128 bit pixel precision and 1080p support, 300 million transistors; 90nm process, Said to be more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultras, obviously any of this could change…
Click here for some pics and here for a full spec.

The video we WANTED to see about the Xbox 360

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For us hardcore/diehard/professional gamers here is the video we needed and WANTED to see about it, and here are some good quality photos of the ‘360’ as I shall now call it, but perhaps the best pictures to view are here.

iTunes 4.8 released

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The newest iTunes 4.8 has been released, its available here and after a bit of diging arround here is whats changed, it’s also worth noticing that a software update for the can also be found here

Crazy Frog

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It’s one of the best-selling ringtones in the world, but the world would be better off if this wasn’t constantly played on its TV screens, so here is an article with some comments from the creator

XBOX 360 (XBOX 2 to me and you!)

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Here is a leaked picture of the : XBOX360 

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And here are some hardware specs :

Support for DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 cd, JPEG photo CD, All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing, Customizable face plates to change appearance, 3 USB 2.0 ports,Support for 4 wireless controllers,Detachable 20GB drive, Wi-Fi ready, Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU, 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each,2 hardware threads per core,1 VMX-128 vector unit per core,1 MB L2 cache, ATI Graphics Processor @ 500 MHz, 10 MB embedded DRAM, 512 MB Memory GDDR3 RAM, 700 MNz DDR, 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth, 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM, 21.6 GB/s frontside bus, Mulitchannel surround sound output,Supports 48khz 16-bit audio, 32 bit,256+ audio channels, all leaked of course, so only to be taken with a pinch of salt.