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June 2024
Misc Pics (25 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 28-June-2024  13:27:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Computex 2024 report from windwithme (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 27-June-2024  00:20:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Once again windwithme has posted their report on Computex into the forums. Lots of info, photos of new products and, of course, booth babes. I remember that the first time I visited the COMPUTEX venue was in 2004. In the blink of an eye, it has been more than 20 years. During this period, there have been tremendous changes in technology related to the computer industry. Thanks again, windwithme!

click for the thread!

Events (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 24-June-2024  23:28:56 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A reminder that this Saturday 29th from 10am-3pm there's a Vintage Computer Exhibition in Canberra. You never know who you might bump into there. :) Located in Radford College Morison Centre (updated!) will be the Canberra Vintage Computer Exhibition 2024! This year take a walk decade by decade to see iconic machines from the 1960s to the early 2000s! All functional (handle with care) and running games and software from their respective eras! More info on their FB page.

Also, we missed the inaugural event, but Lithiumz let us know about DadLAN in this thread. DadLAN Australia was established in 2023, bringing together Dads with a common interest in technology, computing, games, and family. The DadLAN Events initiative operates via regional chapters, offering in-person gatherings. These social events aim to combat isolation, foster connections, and establish a friendly Third Space for fathers. Sounds good!

Saturday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 22-June-2024  16:52:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Lexar NM790 2TB NVMe SSD with Heatsink on NeoSeeker.
Lexar ARMOR 700 Portable SSD 2TB review - Going for 2GB/sec on Guru3D.
Team Group T-Force G70 Pro 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
HighPoint Rocket 1608A Gen5 x16 NVMe Switch AIC Review - World's Fastest Storage Device on Tweaktown.

Video Cards:
XFX QuickSilver Radeon RX 7800 XT Magnetic Air (Replaceable Fans) on Guru3D.
XFX Mercury Radeon RX 7900 XTX Magnetic Air (Replaceable Fans) on Guru3D.
XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Magnetic Air on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
LAMZU Maya mouse on TechPowerUp.
VAXEE Zygen NP-01 Wireless (4K) mouse on TechPowerUp.
AQIRYS ADARA MINI Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
Pulsar Xlite V3 eS mouse on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
ENERMAX PlatiGemini 1200W PCIe 5.1 & ATX 3.1 Power Supply Unit on NikKTech.
Seasonic PRIME TX-1300 ATX 3.0 1300W Power Supply on APHNetworks.

Audio Visual:
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5X Wireless Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
JMGO N1S Ultra 4K Laser Projector Review - A Powerful and Portable 4K Cinema on Tweaktown.
Espresso Pro 17 Monitor Review: A Quality Portable 4K Touch Display on HotHardware.
Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV QN900D (2024) Review - Samsung's Best TV to Date on Tweaktown.
FiiO R9 All-In-One Desktop Android HiFi Music Player on NikKTech.

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901 White Computer Case on APHNetworks.
Fractal Design Mood Case on ThinkComputers.
Cooler Master TD500 MAX Mid-Tower Chassis on Tweaktown.

Corsair iCUE LINK H150i RGB CPU Liquid Cooler on Tweaktown.
Scythe Mugen 6 and Mugen 6 DBE High Performance CPU Coolers on FunkyKit.
DeepCool LD240 All-In-One Liquid Cooler on APHNetworks.
ID-Cooling FROZN A620 Black CPU Air Cooler on Tweaktown.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Dell Precision 3680 Workstation on StorageReview.
Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable on StorageReviews.

ELEGOO Mars 4 Ultra 3D Printer on NikKTech.
(Acer) Predator Hermes 6800 MHz CL32 2 x 16 GB memory on Guru3D.
Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX ICE Motherboard on FunkyKit.

Misc Pics (34 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 21-June-2024  13:27:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I really need to catch up on news posting etc. But in the meantime, thanks to mpot this week!

Monday Night News Byte (18 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-June-2024  21:46:19 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

ICQ is shutting down after almost 28 years. ICQ was among the crop of early instant messenger services, like AOL Instant Messenger or MSN Messenger, that allowed for real-time chats. It differed from others by assigning users a number they would use to connect to one another, as opposed to aliases or email addresses. It also had uncommon features like SMS messaging and the ability to message people who were offline.

How Intel undercut a standards body to give us the PCI connector. PCI wasn’t the only game in town—you could argue, for example, that if things played out differently, we’d all be using NuBus or Micro Channel architecture. But it was a standard seemingly for the long haul, far beyond other competing standards of its era.

A breakthrough with 'world's purest silicon' set to power next-gen computers. The new breakthrough technology is described as an extremely pure form of silicon, has been detailed in a new study published in the journal Nature Communications Materials. According to the paper, the new form of silicon could be used to bring quantum computing to silicon-based hardware, making these powerful next-generation computers much more accessible to everyone.

IT security breaches here, IT security breaches there, IT see them everywhere. This page is for business leaders. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to prevent unauthorised access to your devices and accounts. MFA requires you to prove your identity in two or more ways before you can access your devices or accounts. Enable MFA wherever it’s supported, especially for your email accounts. MFA is one of the most effective cyber security measures you can take. More discussion in the big ol AU data breach thread.

ShrinkLocker ransomware uses BitLocker against you. ShrinkLocker then shrinks all drive partitions by 100MB and uses the stolen space to create a new boot partition, hence "Shrink" Locker. ShrinkLocker also deletes all protectors used to secure the encryption key, making it unrecoverable by the victim later.

What is an AI PC and do you actually need one? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the tech term of the moment, and everyone in the PC space wants a piece of it. Every major computer company, from the ones that make the best ultrabooks and laptops to those that put together the best gaming PCs and desktops, as well as most component manufacturers, want to say they're offering an AI PC. But what is an AI PC, exactly? What does it do differently from the computer you already have? Do you need one at all?

Remote workers using ‘mouse-mover’ technology are getting caught. Many companies rely on software to monitor these inputs as a way to ensure that remote employees are actually at their computers and being productive, and as remote working has continued after the pandemic, these monitoring tools have grown more sophisticated with the ability to now spot the patterns, however random they may seem, that a “mouse jiggler” is in use.

Microsoft to delay release of Recall AI feature. Microsoft will not roll out "Recall", an AI-powered feature that tracks computer usage, with its new computers next week and will instead preview it with a smaller group later, the tech giant said, amid concerns of privacy risks.

Misc Pics (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 14-June-2024  14:25:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Thursday Morning Reviews (2 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 13-June-2024  00:33:04 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard and CPU:
Intel Lunar Lake Technical Deep Dive - So many Revolutions in One Chip on TechPowerUp.
Intel Lunar Lake CPU Deep Dive: Chipzilla’s Mobile Moonshot on HotHardware.
Intel Xeon 6 Preview: 144 Core Sierra Rapids Debuts With 288 To Come on HotHardware.
Intel Xeon 6 Review (Sierra Forest – 6780E, 6766E) on StorageReview.

Dockcase Pocket Smart 2230 M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure on ThinkComputers.
Crucial T705 2TB M.2 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD on OCInside.
KIOXIA CM7-R E3.S SSD on StorageReview.
Crucial T500 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD with Heatsink on MadShrimps.

ID-Cooling FX360 PRO CPU Liquid Cooler on Tweaktown.
HL15 Homelab Server Goes Shhhhh with New Noctua Kit on StorageReview.

eufy S120 Solar Wall Light Cam on NikKTech.
EcoFlow PowerStream Night Power Supply Automation Guide on FunkyKit.
Crucial Pro Overclocking White Edition 32GB DDR5-6000 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.
Dell Precision 3280 Compact workstation on StorageReview.
ASRock Challenger Arc A580 Review: Budget 1080P Gaming Powered By Intel on HotHardware.
Deepcool CH160 (ITX) chassis on Guru3D.
Thermaltake Smart BM3 850W Power Supply on APHNetworks.
ASUS ROG Azoth Gaming Keyboard on ThinkComputers.

Saturday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 8-June-2024  21:19:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Portable & Prebuilt:
Geekom A8 Mini-PC Review: A Sleek, Tiny Ryzen 9 Powered Titan on HotHardware.
MSI Raider GE78HX Gaming Laptop on Tweaktown.
ECS LIVA Z5 Plus Mini PC on Tweaktown.
Geekom XT12 Pro (Intel Core i9-12900H) Mini PC on Guru3D.

Input Etc:
Pulsar Xlite V3 mouse on TechPowerUp.
Logitech G Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard on LanOC.
CHERRY MC 9620 FPS RGB Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.

Audio Visual:
SOUNDPEATS Space Bluetooth Headset on APHNetworks.
ASUS ROG Swift PG32UCDM Review - Unbeatable OLED 4K Gaming on Tweaktown.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM (LG WOLED gaming monitor) on Guru3D.
Titan Army P27A2R 27" Gaming Monitor on NeoSeeker.

be quiet! Dark Base 701 Midi-Tower on NikKTech.
NZXT H6 Flow RGB dual-chamber case on TechPowerUp.
Cooler Master MasterBox 600 on APHNetworks.

AQIRYS HYDRA 360 AIO CPU cooler on TechPowerUp.
THERMAL HERO Thermal Compound Line on NikKTech.

Icy Dock MB604SPO-B Review and Icy Dock MB411SPO-1B drive bay converters on OCInside.
KIOXIA CM7-R E3.S SSD on StorageReview.
Lexar ARMOR 700 Portable SSD on StorageReview.
TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Z540 Review (2TB) on StorageReview.
Synology BeeStation BST150 4TB Personal Cloud NAS on Tweaktown.

Cougar NxSys AERO Gaming Chair on Tweaktown.
Ampace Andes 600 Pro: Yes, I needed RGB on my Power Station on StorageReview.

Misc Pics (11 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 7-June-2024  14:09:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again! Have a happy and safe long weekend - unless you're in QLD and WA, in which case, have a happy and safe normal weekend. :)

Retro Gaming June 2024 (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 4-June-2024  15:53:38 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

This month's "Retro Let's Play" for June is Silent Hill from 1999
Follow Harry Mason as he searches for his missing adopted daughter in the mysterious New England town of Silent Hill. Stumbling upon a cult conducting a ritual to revive a deity it worships, Harry discovers his daughter's true origin. Multiple game endings are possible, depending on in-game actions taken by the player.
A constant slow reveal, the unshakeable atmosphere of "what's around the next corner??". Along with the visual fog, and the audio design, it's very atmospheric.

click for the thread!

Canberra Vintage Computer Exhibition 29 June 2024 (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 3-June-2024  21:46:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Just spotted this in the forums.

Located in Radford Junior School Hall will be the Canberra Vintage Computer Exhibition 2024!

This year take a walk decade by decade to see iconic machines from the 1960s to the early 2000s! All functional (handle with care) and running games and software from their respective eras! There will also be modern enhancements on some machines. See what the passionate maker community are doing the enhance these machines today! This year we'll also have game consoles, DooM deathmatch LAN, and music composition running on period and modern systems!

Entry is free, but if you'd like to help us cover some of the costs a donation at the door would be greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there! Spread the word! Keep an eye on our page for updates as we get closer to the event. If you'd like to participate/exhibit or volunteer to assist, get in touch.

There's an event in Facebook here, otherwise more info in the thread. I'm hoping to go along and take some photos. If you see me, say hi!

Sunday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 2-June-2024  21:19:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Portable & Prebuilt:
Minisforum V3 3-in-1 Tablet Review: A Flexible Ryzen-Powered Portable on HotHardware.
Corsair One i500 with i9-14900K and RTX 4080 SUPER prebuilt PC on Guru3D.
Corsair RM1000x SHIFT 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply on StorageReview.

TeamGroup T-Force GE PRO 4TB SSD Review - Chinese Gen5 Contender on Tweaktown.
Ugreen DXP480T Plus NAS on OCInside.

ID-Cooling FX360 PRO AIO cooler on TechPowerUp.
Mars Gaming ML-ULTRA360 AIO ARGB Liquid Cooler on NikKTech.
Deepcool LE720 -360 mm AIO cooler on Guru3D.

Input Etc:
DROP CSTM80 Mechanical Keyboard on Tweaktown.
Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flightdeck HOTAS System on APHNetworks.
NuPhy Air96 V2 Low Profile Wireless Mechanical Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Waizowl OGM Cloud mouse on TechPowerUp.

SilverStone KL07E tower on TechPowerUp.
Lian Li SUP-01 Case on ThinkComputers.
Montech King 95 Pro Mid-Tower on Tweaktown.

Meross MS100FH, MSL430, MSL320 Pro & MSL120 Smart Home Devices on NikKTech.
Montech Titan Gold 1000 W PSU on TechPowerUp.
Elysian Acoustic Labs Pilgrim In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
ASRock Radeon RX 7900 GRE Steel Legend Review - RDNA 3's Best video card on Tweaktown.
Crucial DDR5 Pro Overclocking 32GB 6000MHz CL36 Dual-Channel Kit memory on NikKTech.


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