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Friday Midday (6 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 11-December-2009  01:01:52 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tzorst spotted this secret office fridge idea. When I used to work at a bank we had a bar fridge under one of our work benches, but it had the face plate from a huge old IBM PS/2 server stuck to the front of it. The perfect disguise. :)

ArsTechnica consider what companies can do to be the world's greatest ISP. The OECD once published a table (PDF) with burnrates, which showed that in countries like Australia, customers could actually burn through their purchased amount of bytes in under a minute. Interestingly enough, the countries that have high bandwidth networks available don’t have heavy caps. For instance, NTT in Japan has a 900GB upload limit but no download limit.

Phalanx spotted the niftiest robots of 2009. As this BBC video shows, the bot is camera-equipped so doctors can see the insides of your insides. Once the spider bot arrives in the colon, doctors can use a wireless remote to order spidy to unfold its legs and scour the colon for polyps or tumors. There's still some potential issues, though.

Wessam sent in this new Peer-to-Patent site for Australia. Peer-to-Patent is an online forum created with the aim of improving the quality of issued patents. It is designed to achieve this aim by enabling self-selecting members of the public to supply the patent office with information relevant to the novelty and inventiveness of pending patent applications.

Atomic have a new publication called KitLog. We've recently started publishing a new online-only magazine, itself an extention to the printed Atomic magazine, named KitLog. It's a quarterly guide to choosing and tweaking the best components in a PC.

TechReport looked at USB 3.0 performance. USB 2.0 has been around for nearly a decade—an eternity in the PC world. We've taken a quick first look at its replacement, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, to see what's up with the spec and how a first implementation measures up. LegitReviews looked at USB 3.0 on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard.

Darkness sent in a couple of Lego animation videos: Trinity, Help! and City Fire Response 2. Cool, but way too much spare time. :) On a different note, game anywhere by taking your own projector with you.



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