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Thursday Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 10-May-2012  03:35:04 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

Delimiter corrects some inaccuracies reported in a news article comparing 4G speeds to the NBN. Today's dose of National Broadband Network-related FUD comes from the West Australian newspaper, which has done some testing of Telstra's 4G mobile broadband network in Perth and come to the conclusion that "Wireless 4G leaves NBN in its wake". Riiiiight.

New agreements with the US are in place after the Secretary of Homeland Security visited earlier this month. The four new agreements promptly signed before Secretary Janet Napolitano flew back out of Canberra were less about sharing season two of Game of Thrones and more about sharing the private, government held information of Australian citizens with US authorities. Thanks to John for those two.

techPowerUp looked at the performance of Intel Ivy Bridge PCI-Express slots. In this review, we test the impact of running the AMD Radeon HD 7970 and the GeForce GTX 680 on Intel Ivy Bridge PCI-Express slots that are electrically PCI-Express x16, x8 and x4.

Madshrimps recently attended OC Academy IV - an overclocking event in Belgium. This time no trip into the dark woods of Netherlands, but a return to the roots of the first two Academy editions. Keep it small, cozy and limit the amount of invites to a minimum. Thus maximizing the teaching process and maybe doubling the fun.

Tech ARP have updated their Mobile GPU Comparison Guide. Currently covering 347 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 20 different specifications for each and every GPU!

crag_v noticed that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) wants increased surveillance powers, and reduced government oversight. Should some of the more radical provisions be passed into law it would indeed make Australia more secure, however as always there is the flipside of empowering spy agencies to demand keys to any encrypted file and to look over anyones last two years of electronic communications in any form.



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