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Monday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 15-October-2012  17:16:23 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic skydive was a success last night, with him hitting Mach 1.24 during the descent. Mr Utley said preliminary figures indicate Baumgartner broke a total of three established world records: the highest altitude skydive (39,045m), longest freefall without a parachute (36,529m) and fastest fall achieved during a skydive. Discussion here.

Google Maps has had a hefty Street View update. Today we’re making our Street View coverage more comprehensive than ever before by launching our biggest ever update--doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re launching special collections in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others.

FOTW sent in this video of a superfast Rubik's cube solver. The World's Fastest 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube solving robot, Built using 4 x LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits (with some additional LEGO pieces) and a Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone.

I get sent a lot of Kickstarter projects and can't link them all, but this supercomputer for everyone idea sounds interesting, thanks Paul. Inspired by great hardware communities like Raspberry Pi and Arduino, we see a critical need for a truly open, high-performance computing platform that will close the knowledge gap in parallel programing. The goal of the Parallella project is to democratize access to parallel computing.

HardCoreWare looked at AMD's Trinity. We compare the AMD A10 5800K APU to the Core i3 3220, which is priced identically. We compare them in terms of gaming with and without a GPU, including some 'lightweight' games like Torchlight 2 and Bastion. We also see what kind of tricks we can do with overclocking AND undervolting.

McSpidey sent in today's timewaster, ANTIBODY (browser plugin or win/mac download required). Discussion in this thread.

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