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 Saturday, 18-August-2012  14:08:33 (GMT +10) - by booj

Techspot have published an article comparing Windows 7 and 8 using a variety of benchmarks. For comparing Windows 7 and Windows 8 we will measure and test the performance of various aspects of the operating system including: boot up and shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and some synthetic benchmarks.

One of the items stolen from the late Steve Jobs' house in early August was found in the possession of Kenny the Clown, a well known San Francisco street performer. "The thing that is embarrassing to me is I'm a huge fan of Steve Jobs," said Kenneth Kahn, 47, a professional entertainer who police say unwittingly received a silver 64GB iPad pilfered from the home of the Apple co-founder last month. "It's just bizarre." Kahn's friend, Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda was arrested on suspicion of breaking into Jobs' Palo Alto residence on Aug. 2.

Fujitsu have a announced a recycling program using discarded CDs and DVDs. Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of the PC industry's first recycling system that collects used CDs and DVDs at Fujitsu Group recycling centers and reuses the plastic in the bodies of notebook PCs. Fujitsu began using this recycled plastic for part of the front panel of its LIFEBOOK P772/E notebook PC for enterprise customers, a model in its summer 2012 lineup.

Computerworld take a look at the state of 4G mobile services in Australia. The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

The gamers with Nvidia Kepler GPUs should be interested in this article from Hot Hardware that takes a look at the TXAA anti aliasing method. Unlike other types of AA, which can often be forced on in the driver and applied to any game, TXAA required specific application support. Funcom's new MMO, The Secret World, was patched last week to add TXAA and we took the game out for a spin to see what it looks like.

John N sent in an article that talks some more about Google's driverless car program. One of most asked questions about Google's Driverless Car program is what Google plans to do with it. After intensive research, we finally managed to nail some details about the strategy and products. Call me old fashioned, but i'm not sure i want to relinquish control of my car during peak hour just yet!

Cloud gaming service OnLive has announced it it laying off its entire staff. OnLive a cloud gaming startup focused on bringing a console experience to devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android phones laid off its entire staff Friday. According to a source close to the situation, the company called an all hands meeting at 10am PT, at which the entire staff was fired. Some staffers may be rehired as the company transitions to its next unknown iteration.

The Facebook public float wasn't exactly smooth sailing. The company's stock is now at a new low. Facebook Inc.'s stock price plumbed a new low Thursday as early investors were freed to sell some of their stakes, leaving the once-prized stock down nearly 50% from its debut and forcing executives of the young Internet giant to pump up morale.

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