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Monthly Archives: June 2005

PS3 Linux

June 30, 2005 | | 72 Comments

Sony, IBM, and Toshiba have ported Linux to the Cell processor. IBM’s developerWorks has published a detailed article about the port. Sony’s Kutaragi has said that the PS3’s HDD will come with Linux installed. That way the PS3 will be … Read More

EA Squeezes its Crown Tighter

June 30, 2005 | | 8 Comments

EA is the big boy, the main man, the big pig, of the gaming world. It’s strange to be writing those words today, because I just got an e-mail from EA asking me to contact them about employment opportunities in … Read More

Cars that Go Voom VOOM

June 30, 2005 |

A coworker of mine took the new Audi A3 for a test drive and he was quite impressed. The power and handling in the rain was fantastic. He’s also smitten with how good the car looks. Personally, I’m not a … Read More

Controller for Children Only?

June 30, 2005 |

I just had to laugh when I saw this one. It’s a picture of someone holding the new (and yes, silly looking) PS3 controller. Except that the controller looks really really small. So small it’s unusable. The hand holding the … Read More

IBM Sells Cell

June 30, 2005 |

Showing that the PS3’s brain is good for something other than games, IBM has signed Mercury Computer Systems to build computers based on the Cell. Mercury Computer Systems traditionally builds systems for image and signal processing applications.

Under the … Read More

New Theme!

June 29, 2005 | | 3 Comments

If you’re a Firefox user you might have noticed something new in the sidebar – a theme switcher. I have decided that the new theme I’ve been working on is ready for prime time. Just click on the word “GreyTheme” … Read More

PS3 Will Cost $494 to Make?

June 29, 2005 | | One Comment

Merrill Lynch Japan has a crystal ball. A crystal ball that works quite well, it appears, and gives answers with authority. Recently they’ve had to polish it a bit because it’s been steaming up with all those Merrill Lynch people … Read More

1080p Displays for the PS3

June 29, 2005 |

I know, I know. The PS3 is, like, a year away. And so much can happen in a year that we shouldn’t be thinking about this now. But what if you want to buy an HDTV today that will work … Read More