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 Monday, 30-January-2012  00:21:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Members of the Polish parliament apparently donned Guy Fawkes masks. The reason: they’re protesting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a treaty that seems to carry echoes of SOPA and Internet censorship. Unfortunately for members of Poland’s left-wing Palikot’s Movement party, most members of the the European Union signed up to ACTA yesterday, the first major step towards ratification.

If you have a Sanyo microwave, you might want to know about this recall. Almost eight thousand of the ovens have been sold nationally in Target stores between July 2010 and the first half of January. Sanyo has started withdrawing all products from the market.

Some members of Monty Python are apparently working on a Sci-Fi Spoof film. Python standouts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, who will be directing the film, are on board. And, according to TheWrap, Idle is Absolutely Anything‘s lone holdout, but that could change when production begins this summer in the UK. If Idle joins the production it would make for a pretty impressive collection of the Flying Circus. But don’t call Absolutely Anything a Monty Python comeback.

Callan noticed that the venerable 6502 processor is shiny and new again. Apparently, the W65C02S6TPG-14 – its current name – is pin and software compatible with its grandfather, a 1975 drawing board design by Bill Mensch and Chuck Peddle that was later used in the early Apple and Commodore computers as well as the UK's own BBC Micro. Like other members of the 6502 family, the W65C02S6TPG-14 offers an extended set of instructions and a clock speed of up to 14 MHz (instead of the original 1 MHz).

eTeknix wonder if external graphics are the way forward for gaming laptops. Currently this market is relatively ‘new’ so we take a look at what is on offer now and take a brief look forward with some of the prototypes we have seen over the past few months, most notably the external graphics card docking station MSI unveiled at CES 2012 in Las Vegas which is dubbed the ‘GUS II’.

MSI have entered the PC case market - HWSecrets check out one of their first offerings, the MSI Nighthawk. The MSI Nighthawk has four external 5.25” bays, with meshed covers and air filters, and an external 3.5” bay, which comes with a memory card reader installed.

mpot spotted this mini spy PC. It can be dropped from an AR Drone, tossed over a fence, plugged into a wall socket or even hidden inside a CO detector. Once in place, the homebrew Linux-based system can be used to gather data and hop onto wireless networks using WiFi-cracking software. Sneaky. Paranoid yet?

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