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Qualcomm Airs Coming Smartphone GPU That's as Powerful as PS3

Imagine a dual-core-powered phone with enough graphics processing might to power a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. That's precisely what some of the smartphone industry's biggest hardware players are promising.

Next year, NVIDIA will air its Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip which comes complete with a dual-core ARM9 and super-powered mobile GPU. Not to be outdone, Qualcomm just announced its own plans for mobile hardware domination and they're shaping up to be equally impressive...

Microsoft: Kinect now uses much less Xbox 360 CPU power

The version of the Microsoft Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 that goes on sale tomorrow will use much less of the game system's processing power than has been reported, according to Alex Kipman, director of incubation at Microsoft. In a recent interview, Kipman said the controller's CPU usage is in the single-digit range. Previously, reports stated the Kinect would use between 10 to 15 percent of the Xbox's processing power, GamesIndustry noted...

Microsoft pushing Xbox 360 Dashboard update November 1

Microsoft late on Saturday sent a notice to Xbox 360 gamers that it would push a required Dashboard update to systems on November 1. While not made explicit, it's possible if not likely the update will represent the upgrade to Kinect and many of the other features promised earlier this year, such as a refined interface with support for Kinect navigation, better parental controls, Video Kinect chats and Zune Pass music support. A new layout, new fonts and new colors are part of the changes, Microsoft said...

Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program

Major Nelson: I am happy to announce that we’re doing an Xbox 360 System Update Preview program for our next release, and the opportunity to sign up is now available. The Preview Program will give you the chance to check out ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Zune music, Netflix search, the new Xbox LIVE dashboard, and new updates to Zune video and Family Settings on your Xbox 360*.  Much like we did last year, you’ll need to visit the Microsoft Connect site from this link and sign in with your Windows LIVE ID that is connected to your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.  Once you complete the survey that is presented to you, the Connect site will notify you immediately if you’ve been accepted.  A couple of points before you head off to register...