Monthly Archives: March 2012
There’s wireless everywhere these days, whether it’s wireless in a coffee shop, wireless in your home, and you can even tether your phone to create a WiFi hotspot. And even your phone works off a type of WiFi aswell, or at least the type of radio signals used within telephone networks is similar to WiFi. And even Bluetooth, a PAN network (personal area network) is somewhat based on the same principle as WiFi.
So with WiFi everywhere you really have to wonder “hmm… is wireless really that much better than wired?” and to put it simply it really depends on what you are doing. If you’re deciding on whether to go wired or wireless, there’s no definitive answer other than, if you’re going to be moving around a lot then you’ll want to go with wireless.
So if you’re familiar with the hugely successful gaming console known as the Xbox, you may also know that a new version is due within the next couple of years. The Xbox is made by Microsoft, the very same company who creates the Windows Operating System. The Xbox has only had two major releases, first with the original Xbox which was shadowed by the Sony PlayStation 2 which is still the most sold console in history with an amazing 154 million units shipped worldwide. The second generation Xbox known as the Xbox 360 was a major hit as it was released in 2005 the technology behind the Xbox 360 was far more advanced than the PlayStation 2. The only other semi-major release of the Xbox was the Xbox 360 slim. Which was essentially the same but with more “polish”. The third major iteration of the Xbox has been named by many as the Xbox 720.