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Wednesday Morning (15 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 19-October-2010  15:55:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have given everyone a sneak peak at their Radeon HD 6870 and 6850, which will be coming out on Friday. Also, a demo of their 32nm Fusion Llano APU. Some coverage on Tech Report (and here), Tweaktown, Legit Reviews (and here) and HotHardware. Discussion continues in this thread.

Western Digital also have an announcement: 2.5TB and 3TB internal HDDs are now shipping. Western Digital has today introduced two new Caviar Green 3.5-inch internal hard drives, 2.5TB and 3TB models which make use of 750GB platters, the Advanced Format technology, and are bundled with a PCIe x1 controller enabling operating systems to correctly 'see' and address their capacity. Reviews on LegitReviews, HotHardware and PC Perspective. Discussion here.

If you're planning to build a spacecraft which will dock with other internationally standard craft or the International Space Station, you'll need to conform to the International Docking Standard which has just been released. The international standard will provide guidelines for a common interface to link future spacecraft ranging from crewed to autonomous vehicles and from low-Earth orbit to deep-space exploration missions.

Check out this amazing slot-car track. The custom track design was actually routed on a CNC machine and the 1/32 scale course is 145 feet long with 19 Formula1 worthy turns. And with a setup like this at home, I’m pretty sure James-Michael doesn’t give a crap about how often Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed.

Overclockers.com have a visual history of video cards. GPUs always fascinated me and left me hungry for more information, specifically about the evolution of the graphics card over the years. After searching the internet for hours, I failed to find the data I was seeking in a simple, informational chart complete with history and release dates. Finally about five months ago, I decided to create one myself and now I’m sharing it with you.

Mpot spotted a slideshow from Google's Creative Labs showing lots of interesting things. One of them is this augmented reality concept video. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it.

I have no idea how I stumbled across this, but the Lazarus Reflex is the most bizarre thing I've heard of in ages, and I bet it's terrified a few people over the years. The arms then begin to flex at the elbows before lifting to be held above the sternum. They are often brought from here towards the neck or chin and touch or cross over. Short exhalations have also been observed coinciding with the action.

TechEye have an editorial about Linux having missed its chance on the desktop, thanks dasuperham. While Ubuntu had received high marks for usability from every player in the technology press and was completely accessible, these Open Source fan boys were doing their best to undermine it. They complained that it made too many concessions to closed source by daring to run programs which were closed. Cue flamewar in three, two..

Dasuperham also spotted this strange ad from Telstra. Telstra Launched a new campaign to promote its Next G™ network's poll position as the world's fastest national mobile broadband service, with the release of the new Telstra Ultimate USB Modem.



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