It’s World IPv6 Day. What’s all the fuss?

“Yeah! IPv6! Happy IPv6 Day! wait what’s IPv6?”

If you, like most people haven’t got an idea what’s going on, then look no further than Technogram.

What’s all this IPv6?

Well, IPv6 is the generation of Internet Protocol or IP (for short). We used to all use IPv4, however, the addresses were 32 bit. This meant that we were running out of IP addresses.

Good thing for IPv6, it is 128 bit. This means it offers a large range of IP addresses. In fact 2^96 times more than IPv4 (2^96 = 79228162514264337593543950336). Meaning the number of IP addresses will be virtually infinite.

What does an IPv6 address look like?

Like this! 2001:db8:cafe::1
compared to an IPv4 address 192.168.148.1

So what’s your point?

The IPv4 space is quickly becoming exhausted, necessitating the migration to IPv6.

You can read more about IPv6 in its Wikipedia entry or in the free book, The Second Internet. You can use IPv6 tunnels if your ISP does not offer IPv6 connectivity yet. Using http://test-ipv6.com/, you can verify IPv6 connectivity.

Why is there are day dedicated to the migration of IPv6?

Well, according NetworkComputing.com (an IPv6 site)

“A survey of IT professionals shows a lack of education and preparedness for the transition from the IPv4 system of IP addresses to the new IPv6 standard. The survey by Infoblox, shows that 80 percent of about 2,400 respondents feel that they are not educated enough on the subject to perform an IPv6 migration, half don’t know which of their network elements support IPv6 today, and 70 percent are concerned about whether they can successfully implement an IPv6 deployment.”

So a day has been brought forward by the Internet giants such as Facebook, Google, Akami, Yahoo, Cisco, etc to raise awareness and to educate people so that migration will be easier!

And there it is!
Happy IPv6 Day!

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Reggie: Wii U is “just a box”. And 3DS will not lower its price.

Ahead of this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, CA, both Nintendo and Sony have been pushing their handheld systems forward. For Nintendo, it was the already released 3DS. For Sony, it was the newly revealed Playstation Vita.

However to the surprise of many, Sony announced that the lowest price of the PS Vita (Wifi only model) will be $249. This puts the 3DS right along the lines of the PS Vita.

When asked, weather Nintendo will reduce the retail price of the 3DS in order to compete, Reggie from Nintendo of America responded with a resounding “no”.

Also, G4 pressed Reggie into revealing why the controller was presented rather than the console. Reggie explained that the Wii U was “just a box” that contains the GPU, Processor, etc and nothing more. He explains that the experience comes from the controller, and that’s why they have been presenting the controller more than the console itself. Reggie then went on to confirm that the system will output 720p HD, and won’t support Blu Ray discs. Optical drives it is then?

No price, or firm release date revealed. But we do know the Wii U will be released sometime between April 2012 to December 2012.

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E3: Nintendo won. Goodbye for another year.

This is the sole reason why Nintendo won

Ok maybe not. But their announcements were certainly more kick ass. In terms on announcements, Hardware > Software. By default, Nintendo wins with the announcement of the next Wii console, the Wii U.

It has been fun! and we hope to see everyone again next year for some more action packed e3! Possibly, Ps4, Wii U exclusives, Halo 4 release date…
We can hardly wait already!

E3: Wii 2 is called “Wii U” Steals UStream logo.

The next generation for Nintendo’s console will be called Wii U. Touchscreen, Microphone, Speakers and a camera all in the controller

The screen will mirror the TV and also can be used to aim shots, draw, play golf (motion) etc

A FaceTime-esque feature will be on there!

Does not ship with singing Mario parrot.

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E3: eShop goes live. Free DS Ware.

Last night, the eShop went live. Allowing 3DS users to download Nintendo “apps” and games by purchasing. However, Nintendo are allowing you to get some for free!

Wares such as:
* Excitebike 3D
* Pokedex 3D
etc

By ashchetri Posted in E3

E3: Mario 3DS and Luigi’s Mansion 2

The new Mario game for the 3DS will offer a true 3D environment. A first for handheld gaming. And fans are expected to play it “by the end of the year.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 will be released for the 3DS and will offer several new mansions. No release date given.