TigerNewsAs we get ready to usher in the new year, TigerDirect brings you the latest in technology headlines and an exclusive interview regarding the Wii in today’s News Update.

Today’s Headlines:

  • PSP to sport 60GB hard drive?
  • Replacement Wii Straps arriving in mail; Tiger executive suffers from his Wii-kend Experience with the latest Nintendo system
  • FDA Announces cloned livestock safe, but not final
  • ALLofMP3.com just won’t shut down
  • Core 2 Quad Q6700 chip to be announced at CES


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PSP to sport 60GB hard drive?

According to industry speculation, yesterday’s announcement by Samsung of a new 60GB 1.8″ hard drives included images that indicate that the drive may end up in an upcoming PSP.

Nearly two years since it’s Japanese release, a PSP upgrade may be due in many people’s mind.

Replacement Wii Straps arriving in mail

People are starting to receive their replacement Wii straps with thicker string attaching the device. No matter how strong the strap, the Wii-mote seems to be giving people a workout. Listen to what Editor Dan Brown had to say about his Holiday adventure with the Wii.

FDA Announces cloned livestock safe, but not final

In a FDA report issued Thursday, cloned pigs, goats and adult cows were deemed to pose no threat to humans, including milk and other byproducts.

While Wired News reorted it costs $15,000 to clone a cow and $2,000 to use ‘natural breeding’ we cannot be sure why cloning is causing any type of buzz.

The FDA noted that it cannot forsee any special labeling requirements for clone-based products while recent polls show more than half of Americans would NOT buy cloned meat if they could.

ALLofMP3.com just won’t shut down

Russia’s ‘All of MP3.com’ is a key issue in some international trade agreements and the recent lawsuit filed by the recording industry isn’t slowing them down one bit. The lawsuit has been called ‘unjustified’ by AllofMP3 who claims their site is legal under Russian law.

Core 2 Quad Q6700 chip to be announced at CES

Speculation ensues that Intel will introduce the followup to the Q6600 Quad Core CPU at CES in Las Vegas in less than two weeks. The new chip, dubbed the four-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700, will have 8MB of L2 cache. The Core 2 Quad is two Core 2 Duos bonded together in a single package is expected to be clocked at 2.4GHz.

TigerDirect wishes you and yours a great New Year as we sign off from this holiday week. We look forward to serving you another year in 2007, TigerDirect’s 20th Anniversary.

And that was your TigerDirect tech update for Friday, December 29, 2006.