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Photography Gallery (1 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 20-October-2014  09:39:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Here's a quick snapshot of what people are up to in our Photography Gallery forum.

Monday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 20-October-2014  02:35:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Microsoft have withdrawn another buggy update. The update released as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2949927 added SHA-2 hash algorithm signing and verification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It was one of three proactive security feature updates released on Tuesday in addition to the eight patches of Windows and Office. Meanwhile Apple have released 144 security patches of their own.

Apple are apparently not interested in making a touchscreen Mac. But if you want to see what's inside the new 5K Retina iMac, IFIXIT have opened one up. Think of the most colorful and radiant display you’ve ever seen. Now, discard that memory and stare at Apple’s newest iMac Intel 27” with Retina 5K Display. We're not talking 1080p or 4K, we're talking about 5K—millions and millions of pixels on a 27-inch display. Will the addition of a high-resolution display affect the repairability of the newest iMac Intel 27”? Let’s find out!

While our politicians debate the NBN, South Korea is preparing to roll out 10Gbps broadband. SK Broadband will introduce its new 10 gigabit per second Internet service at the Oct. 20 Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union to be held at Busan’s BEXCO Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the National Information Society Agency.

A few people sent in this bizarre lock. I'm not really into the whole "lockpicking as a hobby" thing, but that's pretty cool.

From drayzen: There's a pretty cool game I've backed on Kickstarter called Human Resources, being made by the guys that made Planetary Annihilation. Unfortunately it's looking like it's going to fall short of its funding goal, which is both surprising and disappointing as it looks great! Maybe some OCAU backers could help get it across the line...?

Sunday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 18-October-2014  21:21:17 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Maingear Pulse 15 Gaming Laptop on Techspot
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 on LanOC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M on PC Perspective
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone on TweakTown

Chieftec Navitas 1250W GPM-1250C on ocaholic
Deepcool DQ750 Quanta Semi-Modular Power Supply on eTeknix

Gelid SpeedTouch 6 Fan Controller on eTeknix
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate AIO CPU Cooler on HardOCP

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower Workstation on TweakTown
Logitech G502 PROTEUS CORE on Vortez
Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory on TweakTown
Linksys SE4008 Router on HardwareHeaven

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID on TweakTown
QNAP SilentNAS HS-251 2-Bay NAS on eTeknix
Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on APH Networks

SteelSeries Siberia V3 Headphones on Vortez
Compro TN900W Camera on vortez
Elgato Game Capture HD60 on Gaming Nexus

ASUS X99-A Motherboard on ocaholic
Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard on HardOCP

Misc Pics (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-October-2014  03:56:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to EvilGenius, mpot and axe this week!

Friday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-October-2014  02:32:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Google have unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. As previewed at Google I/O, Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit. And just like Android has always been, it’s designed to be shared.

There's also some new hardware to go with the new OS. The Internet giant on Wednesday introduced the Nexus 9, a tablet with an 8.9-inch display manufactured by Taiwanese hardware maker HTC, the Nexus 6, a smartphone with a 6-inch display made by Motorola Mobility, and the Nexus Player, a streaming media player by Asus and the first device running Android TV.

Apple have released OS X 10.10 Yosemite. iOS continues to dominate Apple’s business in terms of unit sales, revenue, and profits. Last year, some Apple watchers had openly wondered whether Apple would even bother updating the look of OS X. And yet for the past several years, Apple has loudly and publicly insisted that it remains committed to the Mac as a strong, independent platform. Yosemite aims to fulfill that commitment—but in an interesting way.

They too have new hardware including a 5K Retina iMac display. The good news is that this iMac is everything you’ve been hoping for if you’ve been waiting patiently for Retina iMacs since the first Retina MacBook Pro was introduced back in 2012. At around 217 PPI, the screen has the same pixel density as the 220 PPI 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Looking at that laptop's screen tells you most of what you need to know about this one, though obviously it's physically much larger.

Tweaktown spent a little time overclocking GTX 980s in SLI. With our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI video card setup running perfectly, we overclock it to see just how much performance we can get out of it.

They also have a guide to overclocking the i7 5960X. Today Steve looks at overclocking Intel's first 8-core desktop CPU, the Core i7 5960X. If you need some help getting started with X99, take a look.

HotHardware meanwhile looked at Android performance on Intel x86 tablets. For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors. And for years, we've seen no more than a trickle of hardware, often with limited availability and/or questionable pricing. Now, that's finally beginning to change.

An Australian team has set new records for quantum computing accuracy. Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers. The teams created two types of quantum bits, or "qubits" – the building blocks for quantum computers – that each process quantum data with an accuracy above 99%. The two findings have been published simultaneously today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Brendan is doing some gaming for charity. Our first event is for Make-a-Wish Australia will take place in the form of a marathon with the launch of the World of Warcraft expansion: Warlords of Draenor (queue collective groan). The idea is to level from 90-100 in marathon fashion, stream it live on twitch tv and youtube with commentary and giveaway items (items pending).

Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 16-October-2014  18:47:49 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Patriot Fuel+ 2200 mAh Mobile Rechargeable Battery on ocaholic
ConnecteDevice Cookoo 2 Watch on Madshrimps
MSI GS70 Stealth Pro (GTX 970M) on HardwareHeaven
ASUS ZenFone 5 Smartphone on Hardware Secrets

ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX Intel Z97 Motherboard on Legit Reviews
MSI X99S MPower Motherboard on ocaholic
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Motherboard on Techreport
ASUS AM1M-A Motherboard on Hardware Secrets
ASRock X99 WS Workstation Motherboard on PureOverclock

Cooler Master Hyper D92 on Overclockers Club
Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux Fan Roundup on OCC

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Mid-Tower Chassis on Techgage
NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case on ThinkComputers.org
XFX Type-01 Series Bravo case on Techreport

Thecus N2310 NAS on Legion Hardware
IronKey Workspace W700 Secure Flash Drive on The SSD Review
Thecus N7710-G 7-Bay NAS with 10 GbE on Silent PC Review
Samsung 850 Pro (1TB) SSD on Guru3D
Thecus N8810U-G 8-Bay 10GbE Rackmount NAS on TweakTown

Tesoro Tizona G2N Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and G2N-P Numpad on TweakTown
Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse on Benchmark Reviews
Razer BlackWidow Chroma on ocaholic

FSP Aurum PT Series 1200W PSU on Techpowerup
SteelSeries Siberia V3 Headphones on Vortez
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 Memory Kit on Legit Reviews
Alien: Isolation (PC) on Gaming Nexus
Devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Network Kit on NikKTech

Forum Projects (4 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 15-October-2014  03:00:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Here's a few reviews and projects from people in the forums:

STUdog built an
impressive watercooled system

Ratzz reviewed the
Fractal Node 804

PabloEscobar has a great
guide to using PowerShell

toje built a
2800Mah USB charger

ItsDanK tells us about
life with a Caique Parrot

sjp770 is building an
enormous tower PC

Wednesday Midday (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 15-October-2014  01:42:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There is a zero-day vulnerability targeting many versions of Windows, thanks scon. More coverage here. Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. Discussion here.

iiNet say the Government's data storage plan lacks safeguards. The Abbott government intends to make telcos and internet companies store customers’ private data for two years – but industry players say the government has declined to mandate or even spell out any special security arrangements to ensure consumer privacy is protected.

Tech Report have info on a firmware update which improves Samsung's 840 EVO SSD. Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted by a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of the issue and an early look at the Performance Restoration tool that addresses it.

Mark Zuckerberg has donated $25M to fight Ebola. The gesture from one of Silicon Valley's richest citizens comes as the CDC is facing increasing concern over the disease. More than 8,000 cases of Ebola have been reported over the course of this latest outbreak.

Gizmodo have a good article about something that's bothered me for a while - Australia's upload speeds. My phone can shoot more megabytes worth of video data in one second than it takes me to upload to YouTube in one minute. Shooting in 4K, and then uploading that? Forget about it. If I capture one 13-megapixel photo and want to share it with a friend over email, that’s another entire minute of waiting. And the phone can capture 10 in the space of a second. This is all, to be honest, pretty silly.

Wednesday Midday Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 15-October-2014  01:11:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Rollei CarDVR-120 GPS 1296p Car Camera on NikKTech.
Func HS-260 headset on OCAholic.

Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower on Futurelooks.
Cooltek UMX2 on TechPowerUp.
Corsair Graphite 780T Full Tower on LegitReviews.
In Win D-Frame Mini on LegionHW.
Fractal Design Core 2300 on BenchmarkReviews.

Motherboard & CPU:
ASRock X99 Extreme4 on HWSecrets.
Supermicro X10DAi (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard on Tweaktown.
ASRock X99 OC Formula on Guru3D.

Deepcool Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.
Thermaltake Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual CPU Cooler on eTeknix.

Digital Storm Bolt II: Devil’s Canyon Inside prebuilt gaming system on HotHardware.
Func MS-2 mousing surface on HWHeaven.
BitFenix Fury 750G Semi-Modular Power Supply on eTeknix.
AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux on Phoronix.

Tuesday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 14-October-2014  05:41:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Video Cards:
ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC on TechnologyX.
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4 GB on TechPowerUp.
XFX R7 250E Core Edition on LanOC.

Motherboard & CPU:
GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H Motherboard on PCPerspective.
ASRock X99 OC Formula on TheSSDReview.
ASRock X99 Extreme4 on Vortez.
Intel Core i7-5960X SLI Gaming Performance Scaling on OCaholic.

Input Etc:
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse on LegitReviews.
Tt eSPORTS Team DK Edition Gaming Peripherals on ThinkComputers.
COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.

Audio Visual:
Using the Acer XB280HK 28-inch 4K Monitor on Tweaktown.
VisionTek Connect Dual Head USB 3.0 Display Adapter on Tweaktown.

ICY DOCK storage solutions on Techgage.
SSD toolbox software roundup on Tweaktown.

Alien: Isolation PC game on Techgage.
Alien: Isolation on TechSpot.

Apotop Wi-Copy wifi router/storage on Phoronix.
Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV 500 networking on ModSynergy.

Tuesday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 14-October-2014  02:30:51 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Google Hypochondriacs will be happy to know that Google are testing live video chats with doctors, via their web search. The trial, which is only being offered to a small number of users, is currently free to users as part of Google's Helpouts live video chat advice service.

Samsung is claiming their 60GHz Wi-Fi technology will be able to reach data speeds of up to 4.6Gbps or 575MB/s. Theoretically, Samsung points out, a 1GB movie would take "less than three seconds" to transfer between devices. That's assuming a best case scenario where everything else is working perfectly, but even so, it's pretty awesome.

98,000 Snapchats have been leaked from snapsaved.com last week. On Sunday, a collection of almost 98,000 files (totaling more than 13GB of photos and videos), apparently from Snapchat users, were posted to The Pirate Bay less than 24 hours after someone claiming to be the perpetrator said he had changed his mind and decided not to publish the photos.

From forum member philscomputerlab: Phil is my name, or philscomputerlab at OCAU. I'm heavily into retro PC gaming and there is this PC game: Far Cry from 2004, now celebrating its 10 year anniversary. I made a video covering the game and outlining how to get it going, and tweak it, on modern computer. Forum discussion here.

There an interesting article on Gizmodo on How Computer Chips Work. A modern microprocessor is a tremendously complicated entity, and it has taken decades of work by thousands of people to get it where it is today. It’s nearly impossible to cover all the bases, but I’m going to try anyway. And get a bucket of popcorn ready — because this is going to be long.

A senate inquiry hears calls for a crackdown on 3D printed guns. The ACC said it had not yet been informed of any cases of criminals using 3D printed guns in Australia. However the agency did concede that decreased costs and advances in technology could see 3D printed firearms becoming more of an issue in the coming years.

The RSPCA, councils and other law-enforcement agencies can obtain reporter Ben Grubb's internet and phone metadata but Telstra won't release it to him. Here he details his 15-month fight for access.

New lithium ion batteries have been developed by Nanyang Technology University that can reach a 70 percent charge in two minutes. The trick is using titanium dioxide nanotubes for the anode (the negative pole) instead of graphite; they both speed up the battery's chemical reactions while offering 10,000 charging cycles instead of the usual 500.

Sunday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 11-October-2014  22:09:10 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Cooler on Tech Powerup
EK Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ CPU Water Block on TweakTown
Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler on Bigbruin.com
Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 CPU Cooler on TweakTown

Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard on Futurelooks
Gigabyte X99 SOC FORCE on Vortez

Corsair HXi Series Fully Modular 1000W Power Supply on PC Perspective
SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Power Supply on APH Networks

Core i7 4770K vs AMD FX-8350 with GTX 980 vs GTX 780 SLI at 4K on TweakTown
NVIDIA GTX 980 3-Way and 4-Way SLI Performance on PC Perspective
GeForce GTX 980 cards from Gigabyte and Zotac on Tech Report

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank (10400 mAh) on Techarp
Elephone G3 Smartphone on Madshrimps
Netgear AC750 WiFi Extender on Hardware Heaven
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400MHz 32GB Memory Kit on Legit Reviews
SanDisk Extreme UHS I and Extreme Plus microSDXC U3 Memory Card on TweakTown
Tt eSport Verto Stereo Headset on Ocaholic
Aorus Thunder M7 Gaming Mouse on eTeknix
AMD FX-9590 Processor on Modders-Inc
Cooler Master Elite 130 Case on Hardware Secrets

Misc Pics (29 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 10-October-2014  03:12:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to EvilGenius and axe this week!

Friday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 9-October-2014  19:49:34 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Alch sent in that under new anti-terrorism legislation, AFP will be allowed to secretly search suspect's homes. The proposal would allow the AFP “to identify and collect information about other suspects involved in terrorist activity, the proposed location of and methodology for any planned attack, and the means of communication among suspects”.

Words with Friend's addicts asked Zynga what it knew about them and got more than they expected. In August, when Zynga changed its privacy policy, I actually read it. It was explicit about the information Zynga might collect; it ranged from the player’s profile photo and email address to the websites they’ve visited and “the amount of time spent on particular pages.” At the end of the policy, it said that any player who wanted to see what Zynga knew about them could request their file by emailing zynga[at]privacy.com.

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 gaming performance has been analyzed and compared. We will basically be showing you which operating system is giving you the highest frame rates when playing recent games. To do so we’ve used the same set of benchmarks we’re testing graphics cards with.

AMD CEO Rory Read has stepped down, with former Senior VP and General Manager - Dr. Lisa Su, taking the top job.

Tweaktown compare a $300 AMD CPU and motherboard combo against a $1000 Intel combo at 4K on a GTX 780 and GTX 980 SLI. What these articles are showing, is that a $300-ish CPU and motherboard combo from AMD can compete in the same 10-20% margin that Intel's offering is providing.

Google are using camels as desert street view vehicles. Google spokeswoman Monica Baz says the camel, reportedly named Raffia, was an apt way of documenting the beautiful shifting sands of Abu Dhabi's Liwa Oasis.

CNet have a chat with a "DDoS troll". DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet.

British police are complaining that devices being held in custody are continuously getting remotely wiped. Mr Munro, who analyses hundreds of laptops, tablets, phones and other devices for corporate clients, said: "When we seize a device for digital forensics, we put it immediately into a radio-frequency shielded bag, which prevents any signals from getting through. "If we can't get to the scene within an hour, we tell the client to pop it in a microwave oven.

Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 9-October-2014  19:00:00 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Gamdias Zeus Laser Gaming Mouse (GMS1100) on Techarp
Tesoro Lobera and Gandiva on Hardware Heaven
Zowie FK1 Mouse on Hardware Heaven

AZZA Z Mini-ITX Case on ThinkComputers.org
Silverstone Raven RV05 Case on Hardware Asylum
Thermaltake Core V51 on Ocaholic
Corsair Graphite 730T Full-Tower Chassis on Techgage
NZXT Phantom 240 on Tech Powerup

Micron M600 mSATA SSD Review (256GB) on The SSD Review
QNAP TS-451 Turbo NAS Server on Benchmark Reviews
Synology DS415+ on Hardware Heaven
Apotop S3C 256GB Low-Cost SSD on TweakTown
Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X 10GbE NAS on TweakTown
Synology DiskStation DS415+ on Legion Hardware

MSI X99S MPower Motherboard on Think Computers
MSI X99S Xpower AC on Bjorn3D
EVGA X99 Classified motherboard on Bjorn3D
Biostar A68N-5000 (mini-ITX +A4 APU) on Hardware Heaven
ASRock X99 Extreme6 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard on OCInside
ASUS Maximus VII Formula Z97 Motherboard on PC Perspective
Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger on Vortez

Reeven Steropes RC-1206 on OCC
Sapphire R9 270X Toxic Vs NZXT Kraken Cooling on eTeknix
Evercool Venti HPQ-12025 CPU Cooler on TweakTown

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix on Guru3D
HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card on Madshrimps

Apple iPhone 6 Plus on Hot Hardware
Kogan Agora 4G Budget Smartphone on Techspot

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower Workstation on TweakTown
Intel Pentium K Anniversary G3258 Processor on Vortez
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (Xbox) on Gaming Nexus
Blackbox M10 SE Active Noise Cancelling Headphones on NikKTech

Wednesday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-October-2014  04:57:27 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Australia's second lunar eclipse this year is happening tonight. The eclipse means that our planet’s Moon will almost disappear from view, as the light it usually reflects from the Sun will be blocked by the Earth. What you will see is a blood red globe, as light bends around Earth’s atmosphere on its way from Sun to Moon.

mpot sends in news regarding Belkin routers having issues connecting to the internet this morning. While their devices were connecting to their Wi-Fi networks and their modems were connecting to their ISPs, the router and modem seemed to be suffering from communication breakdown. After dealing with angry customers all day, Belkin said late Tuesday afternoon it had solved the problem and restored internet service to all of its customers.

HP appears to be planning on splitting itself into two companies, one focused on PCs and Printers and the other on corporate hardware, software and services. HP also has about $20 billion in debt and over $14 billion in cash and investments. It will be interesting to see how management splits those between the two companies..

Samsung is spending $14.7 billion on a new chip facility in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, creating 150,000 jobs, equal to about of a third of the city's population. The plant in Pyeongtaek will make either logic or memory chips, Samsung Electronics said, adding that a final decision had not been made yet.

Investigative Journalist Nicky Hager's house has been raided by police to apparently flush out the hacker that downloaded Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater's e-mails. Five police officers arrived early in the morning with a search warrant and spent more than 10 hours searching the property. Mr Hager said he spoke to the officer over the phone, who told him he was a witness in the case, rather than a suspect.

Windows 95 has been loaded onto Android Wear. There's a video of it running here. It turns out that Android Wear isn’t as far off from normal Android as I thought – with some caveats, it’s possible to install plain Android apps manually. So I published a video of Minecraft Pocket Edition on my watch, which became somewhat popular. I’ve made a few more videos since then, my most popular one (currently) being a demo of Windows 95.

Kano has released a DIY Raspberry Pi-based computer kit, that teaches kids how to code and assemble their own very own Kano. Based on Linux, Kano OS is kid-friendly through and through, with a leveling system that rewards users as they modify games like Snake, Pong, and even Minecraft. You can change the way games behave by experimenting with "Kano Blocks," which look like puzzle pieces to the user, but actually spit out real Python code based on what you do with them.

Bearded iPhone users are complaining their facial hair is getting caught in their iPhone 6. Jokers are having a field day, with the Twitter account of the Atlanta International Fashion Week speculating that it may be an elaborate plot against hipsters for whom facial hair has become de rigeur. Another user tweeted: "Congrats, Apple, for finally getting hipsters to shave."

The 2014 Noble Prize for Physics has been awarded to an American and two Japanese Scienctists for inventing the blue LED - the missing piece that now allows manufacturers to produce white-light lamps. The arrival of such lamps is changing the way homes and workplaces are lit, offering a longer-lasting and more efficient alternative to the incandescent bulbs pioneered by Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison at the end of the 19th century.

Alongside Telstra, Optus have also now announced the launch of its new 700MHz and 2600MHz spectrum to bring 4G services to even more locations around the country over the next six months. While many mobile devices on the market currently support the 2600MHz spectrum, only four are currently compatible with 700MHz - specifically the iPhone 6, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the LG G3, and the HTC One (M8).

Telstra have also announced that phishers are already trying to trick customers into handing over personal details by emailing them saying they need to update their billing details as a result of the introduction of 700MHz based 4G services, also offering a free iPhone 6 Plus to the first 100 customers that re-enter their billing details.

Facebook are now using your last known location to target ads specifically to your location, right down to the shop you just walked past. Facebook says it will not identify the users by name to advertisers. And if location services aren’t enabled on the phone, the location-based ads won’t appear, Facebook says.

A $100 million program has been launched to improve the 6000 mobile black spots around Australia that have been identified by the Federal Government.

Wednesday Afternoon Reviews (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-October-2014  04:01:55 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Noctua A-series NF-A9, NF-A8 & NF-A4x10 5V on Vortez
Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler on OCInside

Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on eTeknix
Tesoro Tizona Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on OCmodshop
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL keyboard on Techreport

Chieftec A-80 Series 650W Non-Modular Power Supply on eTeknix
Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 730W Power Supply Unit on NikKTech

MSI X99S XPower AC Motherboard on Guru3D
Asus Rampage V Extreme on Hardware Secrets
X99 Charts: 10 Boards - MSI X99S MPower on Ocaholic

Short Peace (PS3) on Gaming Nexus
VisionTek mSATA mini to USB 3.0 Adapter on TweakTown
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 32GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit on TweakTown
Giada D2308U Mini-PC on Madshrimps
GeForce GTX 980M & GeForce GTX 970M on Hot Hardware
Cooltek Antiphon Airflow on Ocaholic

WD Red 6TB NAS Enterprise HDD on TweakTown
OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.org

Tuesday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 7-October-2014  04:10:14 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

AORUS Thunder K7 Keyboard on Pure OC
XTracGear Ripper XXL (2014) Mousing Surface on APH Networks
ROCCAT TALK FX on Benchmark Reviews

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2800 C16 on Ocaholic
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 32GB 1866MHz Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Kit on eTeknix

Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card on eTeknix
Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card on Madshrimps

ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Motherboard on Hardware Secrets
Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H Motherboard on TechnologyX

Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Dual-Tower CPU Cooler on TweakTown
Raijintek Morpheus GPU Cooler on eTeknix
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Cooler on TweakTown

MyDigitalSSD BP4e mSATA SSD Review (512 GB) on The SSD Review
Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB SSD on TweakTown
Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on NikKTech

Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case on Techspot
Azza Z mITX Case on PureOC

Apotop Wi-Copy on Ocaholic
Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W on Vortez
HiFiMAN HE-560 Release Versionp on techPowerUp
Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One on Hot Hardware
Assassin's Creed Unity Hands-On Preview on Gaming Nexus

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