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 Sunday, 3-June-2012  20:24:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

ASUS and NVIDIA have a Diablo 3 themed contest: This has also been run in other regions, but for APAC this is only available in AU and NZ. Contestants are required to pose as “characters” of Diablo 3 and submit a photo to be eligible. The best three contestants with highest vote from the public at the end of the competition will win ASUS GTX560 Ti. Its FREE to join and no purchase is necessary.

Here's an amusing SNAFU from Barnes & Noble's Nook, where a search and replace seems to have gone awry. In one of the truly bizarre incidents we've seen out of the e-book publishing world, a translation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace for Barnes & Noble's Nook platform has replaced all mentions of the word "kindled" with "Nookd."

Wired are also saying it's been confirmed that USA and Israel created stuxnet. The article is adapted from journalist David Sanger's forthcoming book, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, and it confirms that both the US and Israeli governments developed and deployed Stuxnet. The goal of the worm was to break Iranian nuclear centrifuge equipment by issuing specific commands to the industrial control hardware responsible for their spin rate.

Engadget share their Windows 8 RP impressions. Ready to upgrade from the Consumer Preview? Just remember that you'll need to a do a clean install, which means unless your user account is tied to a Microsoft ID you're going to lose your personal settings. Got it? Good. Get your download on now, and then meet us past the break for some early impressions and a video walk-through of the new features.

Apparently Australians are unreasonable for wanting content quicker. Little surprise then that they turned to BitTorrent in droves, eventually topping the list with 10.1% of all Game of Thrones downloads. However, according to the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, the impatience being shown by fans of the show is “unreasonable.”

HWHeaven built a cheap APU system. Recently AMD set us the challenge of building a low cost APU system to see if it would be possible to build a decent media/productivity/gaming PC on a minimal budget. It's something different to a review which is always a nice change so we set about looking at what could be done when pretty much every component has to cost £60 or less.

A few people sent in the Humble Bundle V, for Mac, Windows and Linux. If purchased separately, this bundle would cost around $110, but we're letting you set the price!



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