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Monday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 20-February-2012  03:16:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Twitter are being sued for defamation in Australia for the first time. Mr Meggitt's lawyer Scott Gibson told Fairfax Media his client was now seeking legal redress from the social media company: "Twitter are a publisher, and at law anyone involved in the publication can be sued." "We're suing for the retweets and the original tweet - and many of the retweets and comments are far worse."

Foxconn has raised salaries for factory workers, apparently after a meeting with Apple. Yesterday, a mostly uncovered meeting took place between Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Foxconn chairmen Terry Gou, reported Bloomberg. Although the official aim was to discuss Apple’s expansion in China, today’s news of a Foxconn wage increase indicates that Cook may have employed his famous negotiating skills to convince his counterpart to acknowledge the public outcry, and take substantive action regarding working conditions in Foxconn’s Chinese factories.

Sydney scientists have made the world's smallest transistor. Using a technique involving a scanning tunnelling microscope, they were able to replace one silicon atom from a group of six with one phosphorus atom, achieving a placement accuracy of better than half a nanometre. "This device is perfect," Professor Simmons, director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, said.

Intel meanwhile has detailed some more efficient CPUs. Intel's presentations at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this year are focused on one of the biggest problems facing modern CPU designers—how to improve power efficiency without sacrificing compute performance. Intel isn't just tackling this problem through conventional process shrinks and smaller dies, however; the company detailed multiple new approaches.

PCPerspective interviewed Alex Chang from MSI's graphics card division. "What other extra features are you pursuing with the Afterburner utility for overclocking and monitoring?" At this time, it’s mostly just ensuring support for the latest GPUs being launched. MSI Afterburner is definitely the best overclocking utility on the market for video cards, and users love the intuitive and simple interface.

Techspot took a look at HTML5 gaming. On the gaming side, there are some really impressive examples that could easily rival some of the stuff that has been done on Flash over the past decade. We've compiled a small selection of old classics and modern titles built with HTML5 and other open web standards that will give you a taste of things to come.

PlayerAttack (formerly GamePron) have released their first video episode. This week we take a look at topics as diverse as Australian politics and the Asia Pacific launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic. There's also a little about Max Payne 3 (plus a revamp for the original), as well as a quick look at Minecraft Lego, and the upcoming Dota 2 (which is surrounded by drama). Congratulations are in order for Dear Esther, there's big news for Twisted Metal fans, and we've got the stunning new trailer for Mass Effect 3.



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