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Monday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 13-September-2010  14:34:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

On the heels of Google Instant comes YouTube Instant, which interestingly is not an official product, but was made by some clever guy who unsurprisingly got offered a job by the CEO of YouTube. It started out as a bet with my roommate, Jake Becker. I bet him I could build real-time YouTube search in less than an hour. Sadly, I lost the bet - It took me 3 hours to finish it, and another couple hours to polish the user interface into what you see now at YTInstant.com. But, Im happy with the result.

The European Parliament has opposed the ACTA again. Today 377 members of the European Parliament adopted a written declaration on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in which they demand greater transparency, assert that ISPs should not up end being liable for data sent through their networks, and say that ACTA "should not force limitations upon judicial due process or weaken fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy."

ArsTechnica also report on ARM's Eagle CPU. Codenamed "Eagle," the A15 architecture is ostensibly aimed at netbooks and tablets, but a look at the spec sheet leaves no doubt that ARM is absolutely gunning for the server market that Intel and AMD currently dominate. Indeed, even going by what little ARM has revealed about the A15, it's very hard to imagine this thing in a smartphone when it launches at 32nm in 2012 or 2013.

Continuing the "unmasking of The Stig" story, Joanna spotted James May's explanation of it all. Eventually, inevitably, I couldn't cope with it. I didn't know who I was when I was talking to people, or if I could even speak at all. I became depressed and started making a new series about drinking. I told the producer I didn't want to be the Stig any more. They should find a new one I didn't need to know who it was. I could carry on as Captain Slow.

ThinkUKnow has a new video highlighting the dangers of sexting. This video depicts a teenage girl's experience of sexting. It highlights that once something is created in a digital format and then shared, you lose control over who sees it and what they do with it. Think you know what happens to your images? Who will see them? How they will affect you?

PAX 2010, Penny Arcade's gaming expo, was on recently. Coverage of Wil Wheaton's keynote and Booth Babes, on OCModShop, console games and discussion panels on FutureLooks. Meanwhile Intel's developer forum starts soon, with Sandy Bridge transcoding acceleration on PC Perspective and pre-show at Intel Labs on HWSecrets.

HotHardware have a range of shopping guides. Here we will look at small form factor or all-in-one desktops (meant to fit nicely in dorm rooms and transport easily for those heading off to out-of-state schools), notebooks, netbooks, smartphones and a couple of novel accessories that may have less to do with studying and more to do with keeping you entertained once it's time to blow off steam after exams. Tech Report have a system guide also.

TechSpot checked out some budget SSDs. Today's round-up is comprised of the following contenders: OCZ Agility 2 40GB ($135), OCZ Vertex 2 40GB ($124), OCZ Onyx 64GB ($130), OCZ Onyx 32GB ($85), ADATA S596 Turbo 32GB ($83), Intel X25-V 40GB ($100), and the Kingston SNV425-S2 64GB ($125). In addition to these affordable SSD offerings we have added to the mix the Seagate Momentus XT ($135), a highly-touted hybrid drive that attempts to deliver the best of both worlds by offering huge storage capacity at a reasonable price, with the added performance boost of NAND flash memory for caching data.

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