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Sunday Morning (9 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 4-August-2012  16:57:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I just realised that OCAU turned 13 last month. So, I imagine it'll be slamming its bedroom door and telling me it hates me any day now.

Windows 8 has reached RTM. This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General Availability.

CatDaddy20 pointed out John Carmack's 2012 QuakeCon Keynote video. As usual, it's several hours long and covers.. everything. Coverage of the keynote here and Day 1 of QuakeCon here on PC Perspective.

One of his pet projects is the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset, and LegitReviews played with one. With an incredibly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, the Rift provides a truly immersive experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before. Read on to see what we found out when we tried one in person.

The Mars Science Laboratory is currently motoring towards Mars at several kilometers a second. It's due to land on Monday, but it's far from being guaranteed success. Still, the landing system is really amazing and will be awesome if it all comes together - here's hoping! Instead of the familiar airbag landing of the past Mars missions, Mars Science Laboratory will use a guided entry and a sky crane touchdown system to land the hyper-capable, massive rover.

Gunna sent in this story about passive radar using WiFi to see through walls. The passive radar process is actually quite simple. In any space that has WiFi, you are constantly being bombarded by 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio waves. When these waves hit a moving object, their frequency is altered (the Doppler effect). By carefully “sniffing” the WiFi signals, Woodbridge and Chetty are able to reconstruct an image any objects or humans that are moving on the other side of the wall.



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