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Friday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 12-October-2012  14:07:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently Australians are the richest in the world, thanks Taceo_Corp. Australia’s median wealth per adult is US$194,000, compared to Switzerland of US$87,000 and Norway of US$79,000. Yes, you read that right, the average is more than double the next wealthiest country.

Also feeling fairly rich is a teenage hacker who scored a $60,000 prize for spotting a a security issue in Google Chrome - for the second time this year! Google has set aside $2 million in prize money for hackers who find security vulnerabilities in its Chrome web browser, with $60,000 being reserved for those who find “full Chrome exploits.” $50,000 which is offered for partial exploits, and $40,000 for non-Chrome exploits – that is, other bugs found in Flash, Windows, or a driver that are not necessarily specific to Chrome, but could cause issues for users.

MadShrimps report from the Firstlook 2012 event. Don't expect much text on this one. Me and Oldscarface were invited by ASUS to do some demo LN2 OCs at their booth. The Firstlook 2012 venue was at the Jaarbeurs complex at Utrecht. How could we resist? Games, Hardware, Booth babes and LN2 all in one room!

XbitLabs compared GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, Inno3D, KFA2, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Today we are going to talk about eight graphics accelerators with proprietary designs that we managed to get in for review. All of them are based on the recently launched Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU.

Adam sent word of a free online computing course starting on Monday: Discover the world of computing, learn software design and development while solving puzzles with world renowned lecturer Richard Buckland. UNSW Computing 1 is presented by OpenLearning with original content derived from UNSW COMPUTING's first year computing course. Take the course for online for free, starting on October 15th 2012.

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