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 Tuesday, 4-August-2009  15:40:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have a new motherboard chipset with integrated graphics, the 785G. There's reviews on HotHardware, Tech-Report, Tweaktown and Guru3D. For the last several years AMD has delivered a series of solid, cost-effective mainstream chipsets with integrated graphics. First with the original 690G which offered a wealth of features and surprisingly competent IGP performance. Then later with the 780G and 790GX chipsets, which added a little more graphics horspower and IGP features, while keeping the price palatable. Now AMD is ready to kick it up another notch with today's announcement of the new 785G chipset. OCW have two reviews here and here too.

If you're going to put a fake ATM at a hotel and try to skim credit card numbers, try not to do it at a hotel hosting a huge hacker conference. As the conference was kicking off a few days ago, attendees noticed that an ATM placed in the Riviera Hotel, which plays host to the annual event, didn't quite look right, according to a senior conference organizer who identified himself only as Priest. "They looked at the screen where there would normally be a camera," he said. "It was a little bit too dark, so someone shined a flashlight in there and there was a PC."

Microsoft are apparently giving away Windows 7 licenses to the members of the invitation-only Technical Beta program. I'm not sure exactly who qualifies there but I imagine if you do, you know about it already. :)

Tech Report compared two little laptops. These two little laptops from Acer and Gateway are close cousins. They share the same 11.6" displays and nearly full-sized keyboards, and as a result, they're two of the most compelling netbooks yet. To hold one is to want one. But which is better? Let's find out.

West Africa is suffering reduced internet connectivity at the moment. Around 70% of Nigeria's bandwidth was cut, causing severe problems for its banking sector, government and mobile phone networks. Before you start thinking this will silence the spammers for a while, remember the USA are the biggest spammers according to Sophos.

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