Thursday 17th April 2014,
Windows Tech Analyst Drops Xbox 720 Details
Paul Thurrot, senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro, revealed some interesting information regarding the launch of Microsoft’s new Xbox console. Although the full reveal is scheduled for May 21st, Thurrot mentions that the console is expected to launch “early November 2013″ and will run the base (“core”) version of Windows 8. As far as price is concerned, the next Xbox will come with pricing options. A “standalone” console will sell for $499 while a $299 version requires a two year Xbox Live contract for an additional $10 a month (if you recall, Microsoft was testing the waters with a $99 Xbox 360 console). The new Xbox will contain a Blu-Ray optical drive. The Kinect will be non-optional as it will be integrated into the machine.
One of the biggest fears since OrthGate was whether or not the new Xbox will require a constant Internet connection. Here is what Thurrot has to say:
“The next Xbox must be Internet-connected to use. This is the source of the “always on”/“always online” rumors and isn’t as Draconian as many seem to believe.”
The most surprising bit of information in the article is the mention of “Stingray,” a third generation Xbox 360 console that will be ‘significantly less expensive than current models.” Off the bat, this sounds like “Xbox 360 Slim 2″ but Thurrot speculates that the development of “Stingray” is to have an out regarding backwards compatibility as the new console will not have it (this conflicts with a recent rumor that it will offer that functionality).
What do you make of this? Do you think the information (few pieces of which are speculation on the author’s part) is legit? Or is this a grand ruse? If the new console will require a constant Internet connection after all, will consumers dismiss it outright? Do you think they will offer something that makes a case for Internet connectivity? And how less “Draconian” will it be? Regardless, Microsoft’s reveal conference just got a little more interesting. I’m really interested to see them sell this thing.
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A store selling replica Tiffany once appeared at this domain. The site owners were ordered to transfer the domain name as a result of a Permanent Injunction to stop the sale of replicas.
Case No. CV09-01933 VBF(Ex)
DOES 1 – 10,
THIS MATTER having come before the Court upon motion by Tiffany (NJ), LLC,(“Tiffany” or “Plaintiff”) Motion for Final Default against the Defendant Jianghai XX a/k/a Jeff XX d/b/a Esilver2go.com d/b/a EsSilver2go d/b/a Venusfashionsq d/b/a Venus Fashions d/b/a Tiffany4ever.com d/b/a Tcoworld.com d/b/a Shopluxury.us d/b/a Tiffany4ever d/b/a Tiffanyever d/b/a T4ever Jewell d/b/a TF Jewellery d/b/a Tcoworld d/b/a Amazingtea (the “Defendant” or “XX”) and the Court having considered the moving papers and there being no opposition thereto;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Tiffany’s Motion for Final Default Judgment is GRANTED, and JUDGMENT is entered in favor of the Plaintiff Tiffany
(NJ), LLC, a New Jersey corporation, with its principal place of business
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Defendant and his respective officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all persons in concert and participation with them are hereby RESTRAINED and ENJOINED from:
(a) manufacturing or causing to be manufactured, importing, advertising, or promoting, distributing, selling or offering to sell counterfeit and infringing goods using the Tiffany Marks or works protected by the Tiffany copyrights;
(b) using the Tiffany Marks or Tiffany Copyrights in connection with the sale of any unauthorized goods;
(c) using any logo, and/or layout which may be calculated to falsely advertise the services or products of Defendant XX, www.Esilver2go.com, www.Tiffany4ever.com, www.Shopluxury.us, www.Tcoworld.com, and/or any other website or business, as being sponsored by, authorized by, endorsed by, or in any way associated with Tiffany;
(d) falsely representing themselves as being connected with Tiffany through sponsorship or association;
(j) secreting, destroying, altering, removing, or otherwise dealing with the unauthorized products or any books or records which contain any information relating to the importing, manufacturing, producing, distributing, circulating, selling, marketing, offering for sale, advertising, promoting, renting or displaying of all unauthorized products which infringe the Tiffany Marks or Tiffany Copyrights; and