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 Saturday, 31-August-2002  00:52:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Brembo spotted this scary motherboard from Tyan, sporting 4x Xeon CPU's and 12 DDR slots. Yeesh! Make a nice BF server :) says Darkness, one of many BF1942 addicts sitting in #overclockers between hits. :)

Funny guest article here on LinuxAndMain, about the new MP3 licensing costs.. thanks Arkenstone.

Salon have an interesting peice of fiction posted, titled 0wnz0red.. I've read the first couple of pages, it's kinda compelling.. thanks entropy. He sent in another Salon article too.. this one is about MP3's and the CD/music industry, and the recent "hack them back" proposed laws.

Fezzik sent in this news item about AMD partnering with UMC in their battle against Intel's market dominance.

From Dink: looks like the ACCC will start regulating the price and availability of the "last mile" copper lines. Optus ADSL looks like it might become a reality.

From Phalanx: this tractor beam is very cool, it uses 200 little lasers to move around things like cells (and, apparently, sperm). We're moving closer to the day I can yell "Beam me up, Scotty!" ;-)

Perkz sent in the overclocked house thing from BBSpot.. we've seen it before but it's funny.

From Stanza: If you are wondering what PCI version your motherboard runs, this page should help. In german but the table is easy enuf to read. Quite a bit of useful chipset info there.

From Scott: Apple Computer, getting into the mobile phone market? Poor Netscape's browser has a estimated market usage of only 3.4%.

Alex noticed this rival standard to DVD announcement info on NewScientist.

Dan's answered some more questions.. even one about overclocking.

3DVelocity have some preliminary info about the new Detonator 40's that people (well, mostly GF4 owners) are raving about.

From Shintaro: ATI has updated its website with a new Flash demo of it's Mobility 9000 chipset.They have also added some demos for this chipset in their developer section. There are currently 2 reviews on this new chipset, the best so far is from AnandTech here. There is also a review at TomsHardware here.

From Goofydave: Dunno if its worthy of news, but I have been havin pc freezes since I installed Winamp v2.80, playing mp3's. So others might be having the same problems and be interested to know that v2.81 is now out.

Wireless access will be a breeze in Auckland NZ soon, thanks Stanza.. now why can't we get that, if NZ can?

From Cybertech: MS's blues continue: Hewlett-Packard is to pre-install Corel's WordPerfect suite on its consumer PCs, a blow to market leader Microsoft. The move follows the decision by Dell earlier this month to replace Microsoft Works with Corel's WordPerfect.

Reviews:
Lux Design Rheobus v2.0 on Virtual-Hideout.
Radeon 9000 Pro video card on OCOnline.
Intel P4 2.8GHz CPU on A1-Electronics.
Gigabyte Radeon 8500 video card on NeoSeeker.
Geil 512MB PC3500 DDR SDRAM on ExtremeOC.
Shattered Web Appliques for case windows on MikhailTech.
Abit KX7-333R KT333-based SocketA DDR motherboard on OCdCafe.
Chaintech 7AJA KT133E-based socketA SDR motherboard on RipNet.
IceMat Mousing Surface on FutureLooks.



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