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 Tuesday, 17-April-2007  21:28:10 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Sony may launch a PS3 with a higher capacity hard drive aimed at heavy users and hardcore gamers. For users who vigorously store (games and other entertainment content) in the PS3, 20-giga is probably going to be too small, and even 60-giga may not be big enough eventually," Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said.

BurningFeetMan wanted me to let you know about the article on Overclocking on Uncyclopedia (a joke encyclopedia). He thinks it would be good for some people to work on it to make it a bit funnier.

A refresh of Intels Core 2 Duo line will be bringing some new interesting technology to the table. When you buy your next notebook computer, make sure it has ‘Santa Rosa’ technology inside as you’ll get a better Core 2 Duo, 802.11n, the possible inclusion of Turbo Memory and better graphics. Due by June, with a ‘Core 2 Duo’ refresh in the first half of 2008 that will use one of the new 45nm processors instead of the current 65nm processor technology, the Santa Rosa platform is the latest evolution of the Centrino technology most notebook users have been using since 2003.

Justin spotted some of the winners from the Samsung/Intel PC design competition. Some of the designs are pretty funky. What you're looking at up there is the winner of a recent Samsung and Intel PC design contest in Korea. Those three "eggs" on the tabletop are actually a media player, disk drive, and digital camera. Just place them on top of the bed-tray PC to initiate communications.

The CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs is going to continue with his $1 salary. Since returning in 1997 to the helm of the company he co-founded and catapulting Apple to record profits, the legendary Silicon Valley executive has opted to get only a token paycheck.

Tweaktown have taken a look at PC gaming and its relation to the mainstream. Lets face it, the PC as a gaming platform has its problems when it comes to mainstream sustainability. PC hardware can be expensive and confusing to keep on top of. Piracy is a far bigger issue for PC game companies than it is for console game companies due in part to the fact the PC audience is typically more technology savvy.

Check out this scene from Donkey Kong reproduced on the side of a building with post it notes. Thanks to Justin for the link. Donkey Kong (Miyamoto, et. al.,1981) was the first appearance of the Italian plumber we now know as Mario. While this game's early '80s arcade popularity predates most of today's engineering students, it represents the amazing results that a small development team can produce. Today Donkey Kong is ranked as the 3rd most popular arcade game of all time, selling over 65,000 units.

Damn Interesting has posted a new article about Uri Geller and his unusual abilities. In the late 1960s, a young Israeli man named Uri Geller gained a substantial amount of attention and fame following a collection of remarkable demonstrations on US and British television. In full view of astonished audiences, Uri was seemingly able to manipulate metal with his mind.



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