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 Thursday, 19-June-2008  08:28:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AusGamers are looking for a freelance hardware writer. If you like living on the cutting edge of PC hardware, can rattle off the pros and cons of things like the Asus eeePC off the top of your head, can argue for hours in precise detail about why PC hardware is superior to Macs (or vice versa), and like pulling apart gaming consoles to see what makes them tick, we want to hear from you.

With all the FireFox 3 hubbub lately, it's worth noting that Opera 9.5 came out recently, if you like to keep your options open. Grab it from opera.com.

A photo has been found of the great grandfather of modern computers. The panoramic black and white image, which has been unearthed in the archives at The University of Manchester, shows a development version of 'The Baby', also known as The Small-Scale Experimental Machine.

How cool is this? A first-person RC car. A set of wireless VR goggles provide the display, and there's a built-in accelerometer in the goggles to control the tilt and pan of the camera installed on the car.

On a slightly larger scale, Rio Tinto are spending $371M on unmanned trains, thanks Sniper. Trials of the automated system have already been run between Paraburdoo to Tom Price with unloaded and loaded iron ore trains, while rail safety officers watched on.

I think Folken sent this in, I forgot to make a note. Anwyay, people are experimenting with using brain waves to navigate Second Life. A computer detects brainwaves from the sensory-motor cortex when the subject slightly moves fingers of his/her right and left hand, and moves the avatar accordingly.



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