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Wednesday Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 18-April-2012  14:07:04 (GMT +10) - by Agg

After hearing about two separate incidents where OCAU motorcycle riders were knocked off their bikes by cars in the last few weeks, it's probably time to remind people to keep an eye out for motorcycles when driving. And riders - keep an eye out for cars! Try to be predictable, and expect others to be unpredictable. :)

Western Digital have released the 1TB VelociRaptor. This is a new biggest size for the 10k-rpm desktop HDD family. Coverage on Anandtech, HotHardware, LegitReviews, Tech Report and PC Perspective.

XtremeComputing visited the 2012 Gadget Show, as did XSReviews. Gadget Show Live 2012. With the slimming down and increasing enterprise focus of Channel Expo, it’s become one of if not the biggest tech trade show in the UK.

It seems the Galaxy S3 will be coming out next month - or at least, some new flavour of Galaxy. There seem to be quite a few now. Samsung could be just weeks away from unveiling its next flagship Android smartphone — the Galaxy S III — on May 3 after the company began sending invites with the tagline “come and meet the next Galaxy” for an event that will be held in London at the start of next month. Discussion here.

Meanwhile the mediation between Apple and ACCC over iPad has failed. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took the world's biggest company to court on March 27 after it failed to respond to its concerns that the name of its new tablet – iPad Wifi + 4G – would mislead Australian consumers.

HardOCP checked out NVIDIA's adaptive vysnc technology. The goal of this technology is simply to make gaming framerates smoother and improve playability without showing onscreen "tearing." Importantly you will want to know that Adaptive VSync is not tethered solely to the GeForce GTX 680. In fact, Adaptive VSync is part of the Release 300 drivers and is compatible with GTX 680 and prior generation GeForce GPUs. Since it was introduced with the GTX 680 we will use a GTX 680 to test the technology.

Here's a glimpse into the future of gaming, with the CryENGINE 3 SDK trailer. Trailer for the free CryENGINE 3 SDK 3.4.0 DX11 update!

Rezin spotted this perfume for Apple fans. For three Australian designers, collectively knows as Greatest Hits, decided that the world needed a fragrance that smells like Apple products. So, as 9to5 Mac sniffs it, they went to a "scent solutions company" called Air Aroma and put their noses to the grindstone.

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