Here's our Hardware Tip for.. November 9, 2001
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Set-Top Game Boxes Versus The PC--Part 3 of 4
FireWire technology has many names, including I.Link and IEEE 1394, but your PC probably doesn't know any of them. Very few new desktop systems ship with this superfast new bus technology that lets you plug and play with audio and video gear such as digital camcorders.
Guess what? Sony's PlayStation 2 game console does recognize FireWire. How the PlayStation 2 will use FireWire is still anyone's guess, but we can just imagine the possibilities.