Canadian Super site, tigerdirect.ca, is offering Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Barebone Kits for $659.97 CAD. This Intel Core 2 Quad processors clocks 2.40GHz.
The kit comes with:
1GB 533MHz RAM, Intel Socket 775 Motherboard, 200 GB 7200RPM HDD, 500 watt power supply and of coarse, a pretty case.
This can be bought at Tigerdirect.ca
Blizzard has announced that its best selling MMORPG has surpassed the 9 million subscriber checkpoint. This includes anyone who has logged in within the last 30 days, has a subscription, and excludes anyone who has promotional subscriptions, or expired/canceled subscriptions.
China is also going to receive its first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade. Blizzard expects that there will be a huge increase in both returning and new subscribers.
It appears as though Nintendo old 3 million Wii systems so far in japan. This will bring their total sales over 9 million, worldwide. Xbox box is still ahead by 1 million, but considering there is a Wii shortage in many places, and the amount of time its been out, there is no doubt that Wii will beat the Xbox in sales.
So how big is the Wii going to get? Is it going to be in virtually every home?
Microsoft’s Silverlight is a relatively new application. It is part of the .Net framework and Microsoft says it is a “cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.”
In a Mix ’07 demo, Netflix demonstrated a model they created in less then 3 weeks. This model features seamless movement between movies, and interaction on both PC and Macs. You can chat, share movies, switch between movies, chapters and preview other movies in the same category regardless what platform you are on. Netflix also claims they are working on HD video streaming that is just as fast as regular streaming.
Is Silver light going to be the next big thing in internet technology? Do you think it will stick?
Samsung has announced it release of the first GSM 5megapixel camera phone for European market. This phone features 2.2″ LCD with 16 million colours, 5 mega-pixel multi-function imaging system and full Bluetooth v.2 connectivity. It also has a mp3 player and a internet browser.
It isn’t said how much this will go for, but its expected to hit the European markets this August.
[via Samsung PR]
It looks like Sony’s Crackle has made a little program that plays your favorite videos while your computer is idel, via your screen saver. Whizbyte is currently testing this application, and we will have an update on its performance.
Update: After testing the application for a few minutes, the program seems a bit impressive, but a bit confusing. After installing the app, its not clear what to do next. After a few tries we decided to check under the screensaver options and sure enough there was the app. We set it up and tested it. It is pretty well mad, nice looking, and easy to get around on, but its not much good for a screen save. The idea is pretty innovative, but the program doesn’t match what was expected. I think that if the program was a stand alone program, it would be pretty successful. They should do this, and just have an option to make your favorite videos, your default screensavers.