xBox 360 Powered by 3 PowerPC Cores

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Date: Friday, May 13th, 2005, 15:24
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Microsoft's xBox 360The new xBox 360 will run “three symmetrical IBM PowerPC processor cores running at 3.2 Ghz each”. (GamePro).
Another interesting feature of the x360, an “iPod-like MP3 hard drive – The unit can be removed to take with you, but does not function as a standalone MP3 player.”
(Could the xBox 360 be a trojan horse with a playload being a Microsoft “MP3 hard drive?” What’s stopping Redmond from upgrading the portable drive to make it run standalone? -Ed)

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Controversial Jobs Book Excerpt

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Date: Friday, May 13th, 2005, 15:38
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iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of BusinessRemember the flap last month about the upcoming unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs? Essentially Apple had all books by Wiley & Sons removed from all of the Apple retail stores after reading an advance copy of iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business (US$16.47 at Amazon.com)
Wired has posted an excerpt from the book on their web site. Read more for a peek and the link…

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iDJ Dates Announced for London and Philly

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Date: Friday, May 13th, 2005, 00:55
Category: music

Now you can rip up the dance floors from Big Ben to the Liberty Bell with nothing but your iPod. MacWorld UK reports: Event dates for digital DJs in London and Philadelphia have been announced later this month. “London’s Playlist Club holds its next club night on May 21 at The Progress Bar in Tufnell Park. The club’s US affiliate, Playlist Philadelphia, takes place May 23 at The Khyber. Admission to both events is free.”

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