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'Cloudsurf' trademark joins wave of Sony cloud computing hints

Sony has filed a trademark notice here in the U.S. for the word "Cloudsurf," and the trademark relates to a number of different products and services, including everything from audio players to game consoles to video cameras, as well as online distribution of games, music and television. In other...

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PSP Go's 480MHz state refers to USB, not CPU

FCC documents originally believed to have revealed that the PSP Go had a 480MHz processor -- over 40% more than the PSP (1000-3000) -- were actually talking about another part of the device ... the USB. Sony Computer Entertainment has stated that those extra megahertz are being used to clock the...

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PSP Go processor more than 40% faster than original

The PSP Go isn't just smaller than the original PSP series -- it's more powerful. In fact, it features a processor that's more than 40% faster than the original. The original PSP (1000-3000) series include a processor capable of reaching 333MHz speeds. FCC documents reveal that the PSP Go (N1001)...

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AMD ships 50 millionth 'Hollywood' graphics processing chip for Wii

A recent AMD press release brought word of yet another hardware milestone for Nintendo -- earlier today, AMD shipped its 50 millionth "Hollywood" chip, the graphics processor for the Wii. With such a large number of units sold, the "Hollywood" has become AMD's most successful (and likely most...

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Forbes to name Nvidia its 2007 'Company of the Year'

Forbes Magazine, or, as it's commonly called, "the Champagne of Business Magazines", will reportedly recognize the processor producing powerhouse Nvidia as its 2007 Company of the Year in an early January edition. Sure, we could list the company's many contributions to gaming over the past few...

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Microsoft patent reveals possible portable parallel processing plans

Thank goodness for the US Patent and Trademark Office. Without it, how would we ever find out about all the wacky ideas that gaming companies come up with, most of which will never see the light of day. Add on to that list a newly-revealed Microsoft patent application from 2005 for a...

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Researchers working on Cell processor supercomputer

For years, Sony and IBM have talked up the power of the Cell processor that's at the core of of every PS3. Now, some University of Illinois researchers are working on finally unlocking that power for the next generation of highly parallel supercomputers. The Illinois News-Gazette has a report on the...

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Smaller processors on Xbox 360 delayed

Over the past generation, when a new console hits the market, the console manufacturer goes on to shrink the die size of the CPU. The benefits are a cheaper chip -- the smaller the die, the more that fit into a manufacturing run -- and cooler temperatures. The Xbox 360 die shrink is going to have...

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360 to get smaller, cooler processor?

According to VNUnet, Microsoft will kick off 2007 by upgrading the Xbox 360's smoking hot processor with a more efficient, cooler-running and thus more reliable 65nm chip. The new processors will be manufactured by Chartered Semiconductor. As for the early adopters currently toasting marshmellows...

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Blu-ray is very important for gamers

This is what UK boss Ray Maguire has to say about it anyway. Many gamers may have been bemoaning the steep cost of the PS3 due to the Blu-ray component, but he comes at it from a different angle. With the huge requirements of the Cell processor come bigger requirements in the media on which games...

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