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Donkey Kong is back

The E3 is the world’s largest games expo held annually at LA, where all new tittles and consoles are shown to the fans and public at large.

This year Nintendo apart from showing the upcoming 3DS, and Goldeneye 007 also announced the return of Donkey Kong after a long absence since DKC for the N64.

For those who have played and owned Donkey Kong Country 1-3 originally released on SNES, it is the simply the best game ever ditto. It is the benchmark for all 2D platformers.

Watch the video, Nintendo is trying to keep and replicate the same elements that made the original trilogy famous, and the sound track is from DKC 2: Double Trouble. If you’ve never owned Wii this might just be the reason to get one now.

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Intel launches hexa-core processor

Most apps are not even multi-threaded to take advantage of dual core, let alone tri-core AMD Phenom X3s, or quad-core Core 2s and Core i7s from Intel.

Now Intel launches the world’s first hexa-core (6) processor: core i7-980X with HT simulating 12 cores, 3.33 GHz frequency, a whopping 12MB L3 cache, 1066FSB, and SSE 4.1/2 support!

Considering the average boot time hasn’t drastically reduced as OS become bulkier and take more GBs of your hard disk, do we really need all this marketing gimmick as AMD Phenom II X6 is also on the horizon?

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Kenya finally on fiber optics

Years of waiting and it’s finally here, although fiber optics is prevalent in organizations, and towns in Kenya are connected via fiber, it wasn’t the country’s backbone connection infrastructure. The main bottle neck was the outside gateway that was a terrestrial link through a massive radio antennae at Longonot base station inside Rift Valley. Most of Kenya’s bandwidth passes through here and out. Internet usage falls under CCK.

VSAT are allowed to be used by ISPs but are expensive. The Seacom link (1.28Tb/s) is one of three fibre cables to land in Mombasa, the others are EASSy (0.64Tb/s) and TEAMS (0.04Tb/s) project. This will finally bring true broadband speeds and cheaper prices to the country where the internet usage remains low due to high costs for consumers as most people browse at work or in cyber café’s.

Seacom project to increase affordable Internet access in Africa
Seacom link promises new telecoms era

Kenya finally on fiber optics

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Vista SP2

It does not improve performance drastically the way SP1 did, mostly contains security fixes, adds Blu-ray native support, Bluetooth v2.1, and better power management.

You need to have SP1 installed before installing SP2. You can download it here (x86).

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Process Explorer

Microsoft’s Process Explorer is an advanced Task Manager released for free after it acquired developer Sysinternals whose utilities I have used and written about in Spider.

Just yesterday, my other office system got infected with the latest and most lethal worm out there, and thinking I am The Guru thought would fix it in no time. However, I was bowled out big and bad. It was a like nuke, just devasted the poor dual-core system and sent it to ICU (IT) today to instill new life.

How the heck did I get the damn thing? Well just download Nero 9 throught µTorrent (BT client) and the setup was infected. RapidShare is always the best bet.