' CIMTEK Inc., a Canadian company, has worked with Microsoft to design and implement a test strategy and deliver a global “Performance” solution for the most recent release of the Xbox '
CIMTEK utilized a variety of its Professional Test skills, from design for testability to prototype services, to lower the cost of testing. CIMTEK provided five (5) different testers with centralized control and reporting. These testers have been implemented across the manufacturing process and are helping Microsoft meet its production deadlines of moving the Xbox to market before the Christmas season begins.
According to the kiosk picture below it will allow gamers to haul around their high capacity memory cards to download content. This is specifically beneficial to the offline gamers that may not have internet access or a friend to steal from.
RTX Telecom, a leading independent supplier of advanced wireless communication solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by Microsoft as a development partner for the wireless interface to the game pad for Xbox 360TM video game system from Microsoft. Microsoft will be the first console manufacturer to ship wireless game pads as standard with its hardware.
On Thursday, May 19th 2005, Finjan Software (an internet security company) provided Microsoft with full technical details, including proof-of-concept, concerning the cross site scripting vulnerability in order to assist Microsoft with the fix. Within 12 hours of Finjan’s report, Microsoft completed the fix on its website, which is no longer exposed to this specific vulnerability.
' The guys over at arstechnica.com posted part1 of a very detailed and technical article about the Xbox 360 hardware '
Codenamed Xenon, the multicore PowerPC CPU that IBM designed for the Xbox 360 boasts a number of unique features that set it apart from any microprocessor seen to date. The present article covers these features in detail, from the processor's triple-core design, to its caches, deep pipeline, lack of an instruction window, and expected performance.
Before we talk in detail about the way that IBM put together the Xenon CPU, we should first discuss Microsoft's vision for the role that Xenon should play in powering the next generation of games. Thus Part I of this series will be devoted to exploring the types of applications for which the Xbox 360 was designed, with a particular emphasis on 3D gaming and the real-time procedural synthesis of in-game geometry.