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Wednesday, 12-March-2014 16:25:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg
The web turns 25 years old today. Techspot take a look back at some milestones. We’ve come a long way since Tim-Berners Lee wrote his paper proposing an information management system to facilitate information-sharing between physicists in universities and institutes around the world. Nowadays it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without the web; it’s permeated virtually every aspect of our lives and shaped the way do things. Interesting to think that OCAU has been around for nearly 15 of those 25 years, too.
Callan spotted that the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game from Infocom turned 30 recently - and you can now play it on the BBC website! It says you need to be logged in for it to work but it seems to be working OK for me without signing in to anything. The game will kill you frequently. It's a bit mean like that. If in doubt, before you make a move, please save your game by typing "Save" then enter. You can then restore your game by typing "Restore" then enter. This should make it slightly less annoying getting killed all the time as you can go back to where you were before it happened.
A quadcopter pilot has been arrested in Melbourne. Police have intercepted a drone allegedly trying to deliver a stash of drugs across a remand centre wall west of Melbourne. Officers and the air wing were called to the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall, 22 kilometres west of the city, on Sunday about 4.30pm after reports that a drone was flying nearby.
The Linux Foundation and edX are going to offer an introductory linux course for free online. The Linux Foundation has long offered a wide variety of training courses through its website, but those can generally cost upwards of $2,000. This introductory class, which usually costs $2,400, will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). There is no limit on enrollment through edX's platform.
Anandtech report that Kingston seem to have quietly lowered the spec on their SSDNow V300 product. The first generation V300 (which was sampled to media) used Toshiba's 19nm Toggle-Mode 2.0 NAND but some time ago Kingston silently switched to Micron's 20nm asynchronous NAND. The difference between the two is that the Toggle-Mode 2.0 interface in the Toshiba NAND is good for up to 200MB/s, whereas the asynchronous interface is usually good for only ~50MB/s.
AMD released the AM1 platform recently, with coverage on PC Perspective and Arstechnica. Back at CES earlier this year, we came across a couple of interesting motherboards that were neither AM3+ nor FM2+. These small, sparse, and inexpensive boards were actually based on the unannounced AM1 platform. This socket is actually the FS1b socket that is typically reserved for mobile applications which require the use of swappable APUs. The goal here is to provide a low cost, upgradeable platform for emerging markets where price is absolutely key.
Owen noticed this video about the Wolfram Language. Stephen Wolfram introduces the Wolfram Language in this video that shows how the symbolic programming language enables powerful functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, easy deployment, and much, much more.
Corsair Raptor M45 on Vortez
Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth mechanical keyboard on Tech Report
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 on Hardware Heaven
Genius GX Gaming Gila Mouse on Modders Inc
Tt eSPORTS THERON Infrared Gaming Mouse on TechnologyX
Topre RealForce 87U 55g Tenkeyless Keyboard on Hardcore Ware
Corsair Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard on Benchmark Reviews
Thief on OCC
Theif on Vortez
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc PlayStation VITA on TweakTown
The Last of Us: Left Behind (PS3) on Gaming Nexus
Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Video Card on Think Computers
MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming on Bjorn3D
Rosewill RGS-1016 16-Port Gigabit Switch on TweakTown
Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11ac USB Wireless Network Adapter on TweakTown
Netgear ProSAFE XS708E 10 Gigabit Switch on TweakTown
MSI Z87I Gaming AC (LGA 1150) Mini-ITX Motherboard on eTeknix
ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer Motherboard on Hardware Secrets
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook on Think Computers
My Kronoz ZeSplash Smartwatch Prototype on Techware Labs
Lenovo Miix 2 8 on Techspot
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook on Hot Hardware
ADATA Elite CE700 Qi Wireless Charging Station on eTeknix
Zotac Zbox AQ02 on Hardware Heaven
ADATA Lighting Tulip LED Lamp Presentation on Madshrimps
Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K Ultra HD Monitor on Hot Hardware
G.Skill TridentX 16GB DDR3-1866 CL8 Memory on Funkykit
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300 W on Tech Powerup
Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable HDD on Techware Labs
Silicon Power Stream S03 USB 3.0 Portable HDD on Madshrimps
Western Digital EX4 8TB 4-bay My Cloud NAS on eTeknix
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on TweakTown
OCZ Vector 150 240GB Solid State Drive on APH Networks
Synology DS214play 2-bay NAS on Madshrimps
Intel 730 240GB on Vortez
Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe SSD on TweakTown
Vantec EZSwap M3500 HDD Storage Rack on TweakTown
Leef Magnet 3.0 Pico 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on TweakTown
Samsung 840 Evo mSATA 250 Gigabyte on Ocaholic
Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card on BigBruin
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB SSD on TweakTown
Intel Core i7-4960X vs Core i7-3960X Gaming-Performance SLI on Ocaholic
Intel Pentium G3220 Processor on Legit Reviews
Meze 11 Deco In-Ear Headphone on Technology X
Gamdias Hephaestus Almighty 7.1-channel Gaming Headset on TweakTown
Genius GX Gaming Cavimanus Headset on FunkyKit
Steelseries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset on Funkykit
Tech-Life BeatBlock WET Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker on NikkTech
TteSports Chao Dracco Captain Headset & Dracco Headphones on eTeknix
Klipsch KG-200 Headset on Hardware Heaven
XSPC RX360 V3 Radiator on Pure OC
Corsair Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler on TweakTown
SilverStone Argon Series AR01 CPU Cooler on PC Perspective
Thermolab ITX30 Low Profile CPU Cooler on BigBruin
Zalman Reserator 3 MAX on Guru3D
XFX TYPE01 Bravo Midi-Tower Gaming Chassis on eTeknix
Enermax iVektor on Ocaholic
Xigmatek Nebula Mini-ITX Case on Legion Hardware
Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case on PureOC
BitFenix Colossus M MicroATX Computer Case on Benchmark Reviews
Corsair Graphite Series 230T Case on Hardware Secrets
Corsair Obsidian 750D Full Tower Case on Hardware Heaven
AzzA XT 1B Full Tower Case on OCIA
Silverstone RV04-B Raven Full Tower Chassis on eTeknix
BitFenix Prodigy M Case on Ocaholic
In Win 904 Case on Tech Powerup
|Monday Midday Reviews
Monday, 10-March-2014 12:49:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg
Mach Xtreme DIY 16GB SATA DOM disk-on-module on NikKTech.
Thecus N7510 NAS on ComputingOnDemand.
Leef Pro 16GB MicroSDHC Memory Card on Tweaktown.
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD on OCaholic.
Vantec NexStar HX External Storage Enclosure on Tweaktown.
Leef Bridge 3.0 Hybrid OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive on Tweaktown.
ASUSTOR AS-202TE NAS Server on NikKTech.
Western Digital BlackČ (WD1001X06XDTL) Dual Drive on TechARP.
iStarUSA Wooden 5.25" to 3.5" SATA Hot-Swap Cage on FunkyKit.
Shuttle OMNINAS KD22 NAS on TechPowerUp.
ASUSTOR AS-304T Multi Media Storage Server on HWAsylum.
OCZ Vertex 460 240 GB on OCaholic.
Vantec NexStar eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter on Tweaktown.
30-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS on Phoronix.
ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC on OCClub.
PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB on LegitReviews.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti on XbitLabs.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition on XbitLabs.
EVGA GTX 780 ACX Double BIOS on PCPerspective.
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X TRI-X 4GB OC Overclocked on Tweaktown.
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC on LegitReviews.
MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning on Guru3D.
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC on Guru3D.
Raijintek Nemesis Cooler on XbitLabs.
Cooler Master JetFlo 120 Fan on NeoSeeker.
Reeven Justice RC-1204 CPU cooler on OCClub.
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