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 Thursday, 8-March-2012  01:48:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Law Reform Commission has recommended a new national classification scheme. The ALRC recommends the following statutory classification categories for uniform application across all media content: G, PG, M, MA 15+, R 18+, X 18+ and Prohibited. This recommendation involves several changes, including: the abolition of the publications-specific classifications, ‘Unrestricted’, ‘Category 1 Restricted’ and ‘Category 2 Restricted’; the abolition of the MAV 15+ and AV classifications used by some television broadcasters; and renaming of the RC category as ‘Prohibited’. Discussion here.

TheConversation have an article about the benefits of video games. But this next one is my favourite. University students that played 11-50 hours of games per week were found to have higher grades than non-gamers and those that played a greater variety of games were more imaginative. Where was this study when I was growing up?

AMD have separated from GlobalFoundries completely. So what did AMD get? Manufacturing flexibility. Previously, Sunnyvale had agreed to manufacture 28nm APUs solely with GlobalFoundries. This new agreement voids that arrangement, freeing AMD to work with TSMC other foundries. It’s not an agreement that came cheap — not only is AMD giving up its 8.8% equity share of GF, it’s agreed to pay the manufacturer some $425 million by the end of Q1 2013. AMD will take a $703M charge against the transaction.

RBMods have a 3-way 128GB SSD roundup. Today we are going to compare three SSD drives against each other, all with the same size but with a bit different specifications. This roundup will include a Kingston, Crucial and also a Patriot SSD drive.

If you're looking at mobile developing, you might be interested to hear that basic versions of Unity are free for a limited time. Unity is a game engine that has been chosen to power the games of over 800,000 game developers.

Cameron points out that the cstick Cotton Candy is available now. Cotton Candy is a USB stick sized compute device that allows users a single, secure point of access to all personal cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. The device will serve as a companion to smartphones, tablets, and notebook PC and Macs, as well add smart capabilities to existing displays, TVs, set top boxes and other media that supports USB mass storage.

AirQ sent in this see-through 3D desktop. Our See Through 3D desktop is a 3D spatial operating environment that allows the user to directly interact with his or her virtual desktop. The user can reach into the projected 3D output space with his/her hands to directly manipulate the windows.

Here's some more coverage of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Installation, Overview and Performance on HWHeaven, Metro interface on TechReport, Installing in a VirtualBox on PCPerspective, Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts on TechSpot.

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