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Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Microsoft has loosed a few extra details on the Xbox One's core architecture, outlining the ambitious 5bn component chip at the heart of the next-gen console, and explaining the ways it aims to avoid a repeat of the "red ring of death" plague that affected the Xbox 360. Speaking today at Stanford University, Microsoft chip architect John Sell described the multiple redundancies that had been factored into the AMD-powered Xbox One brain, VentureBeat reports, and how those redundancies will help avoid not only bricked consoles but wastage on the production line.

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Microsoft Xbox 360′s Red Ring of Death Looks To Be On the Decline Thankfully

Microsoft Xbox 360′s Red Ring of Death Looks To Be On the Decline Thankfully

A few weeks back, we told you that Microsoft's Xbox 360 was seeing some really bad numbers, regarding return rates and that enfuriating Red Ring of Dead (RRoD) problem. Fear not though, as it looks like we're starting to see some definite improvement on that latter part, at least according to the largest independent warranty provider in America. We don't know about you, but we're always excited when technology stops breaking, especially when it's something like the Xbox 360.

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Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death T-Shirt

Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death T-Shirt

Not only does it have the horrid red ring of death, but it throws in a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey while its at it. The shirt is made by SplitReason, as a company, they aren’t really anti-Microsoft, they are just good at making gamer gear.

Other than this completely hilarious RRoD shirt, they also have the “Achievement Locked” women’s underwear and the Mana coffee mug. The shirt says, in the HAL font, “I’m Afraid I Can’t Let You Play That, Dave” just to make the battle more personal.

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Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Alderaan isn't the only planet to fall victim to the "Death Star", astronomers claim, though the vast O-type stars actually across the galaxy destroying young planets before they've had time to form don't have convenient exhaust ports to stop them. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of US and Canadian researchers discovered that huge quantities of ultraviolet radiation from stars at least 16-times the mass of our own sun can blast away the raw materials for new planetary systems.

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GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

General Motors is recalling almost 779,000 cars over a fault linked to six deaths and more than twenty crashes, with the airbags of certain compacts failing to deploy. The issue, involving faulty ignition switches and too-heavy keyrings, has forced GM to recall hundreds of thousands of 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 cars, after investigations found that they could unintentionally slip into "accessory" or "off" modes and thus stall while on the road.

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Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

Microsoft “seriously considering” Android on Windows

It would appear that Microsoft is either unaware of the existence of BlueStacks, or they've decided it might be time to take the technology mainstream. In a chat with the Verge, an anonymous source has suggested that Microsoft is "seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone." Allowing these apps to run, as it's said there, would allow both platforms access to thousands of apps never before available to them in the past.

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Seattle nixes Gigabit Squared fiber Internet plan ahead of launch

Seattle nixes Gigabit Squared fiber Internet plan ahead of launch

In late December 2012, it was revealed Seattle had partnered up with Gigabit Squared to bring gigabit Internet to some of its districts as part of the Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program. The initial launch was to be in 12 neighborhoods, and by this past summer, the pricing for the plans had been revealed. As it turns out, all was for naught, as the entire plan has been scrapped.

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GTA Online update brings DIY Deathmatch and Race Creators

GTA Online update brings DIY Deathmatch and Race Creators

Inside the world of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the GTA Online universe there's an update coming down this week that'll allow users to do-it-themselves in a whole new set of ways. The latest in create your own experience abilities comes with GTA Online's Race Creator and Deathmatch, both arriving in a sort of Beta mode here at the start for consoles. Both of these creator modes will be able to be shared with the Rockstar Games Social Club as well.

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Google-backed 23andMe genetic testing shuttered by FDA

Google-backed 23andMe genetic testing shuttered by FDA

DNA analysis company 23andMe has been forced to halt sales of its testing kit, after the FDA decided the saliva kit counted as a medical device and as such lacked the proper regulatory approval. The decision, which affects 23andMe's flagship "Personal Genome Service" (PGS) testing product, comes becomes the "FDA is concerned about the public health consequences of inaccurate results from the PGS device" the agency said in a warning letter, arguing that the company - which was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, former partner of Google co-founder Sergey Brin - was putting customers' health at risk by potentially mis-diagnosing or overlooking actual medical concerns through its unapproved assessments.

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