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Tuesday Morning (13 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 24-April-2012  00:25:03 (GMT +10) - by Agg

BWMerlin noticed this possible plan to charge GST on overseas orders to Australia. ONLINE customers of overseas suppliers would have to pay the GST for the first time under preliminary options handed to the Government today. They would be taxed as if the goods had been bought from an Australian shop. The most favoured option was for the tax to be paid by off-shore suppliers of goods and services sold to Australian customers. Discussion here.

MSY have copped a hefty fine from the ACCC over warranty concerns. MSY Technology and its four state-based subsidiary companies have been slapped with fines totalling $203,500 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), after the company was found guilty by the Federal Court of making false and misleading claims to customers regarding product warranties. Discussion here.

Aircraft nerds and Top Gun fans will be sad to hear that the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is retiring after this final tour. USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the "Big E". At 1,123 ft (342 m), she is the longest naval vessel in the world. Wiki page here.

Wired have an interesting article about saving Prince of Persia's source code. A decade later, Mechner’s dad sent him a box of old stuff that was buried in one of his closets. There, stuck in between in piles of still-shrinkwrapped European editions of Prince of Persia and covered in dust, were floppy disks that read: “PRINCE OF PERSIA Source Code (Apple). ©1989 Jordan Mechner (ORIGINAL).”

XbitLabs have a roundup of Fractal Design cases. Products of the Swedish Fractal Design Company appear on our web-site for the first time. Let’s find out how good these system cases really are. We will check out four models: Core 3000, Arc, Define R3 and Define XL.

TechSpot meanwhile have an Intel Z77 Motherboard roundup. After surveying Panther Point's spec sheet, we're itching to get a little more hands-on. Fortunately, we have four new Z77 motherboards in the shop and begging for attention, including the Asrock Z77 Extreme6, ECS Z77H2-AX, Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB and Intel DZ77GA-70K.

Matt pointed out this article about Australian inventors. We all know about the bionic ear, penicillin, the stump-jump plough, the Hills Hoist, Vegemite and so on. But did you know that Australians invented the notepad? And the feature film? And the electric drill? And pre-paid postage?

LegitReviews tried out a few powerline network adapters. Considering buying a Powerline adapter to connect that Xbox or PlayStation to your high speed internet without drilling holes and running cable in your wall? Maybe you are just tired of the lag your wireless connection gives you when you are trying to stream movies to your television. We take a look at some of the most popular brands of "Gigabit" Powerline Ethernet Adapters from Belkin, D-Link, Netgear, and TRENDnet. Read on to see which one comes out on top.

If interviews are your thing, TBreak have you covered, interviewing Igor from LimaSky, Mike from RIM, Caroline from SoundCloud and Matthew from Google. Not to be outdone, TechCrunch interviewed Linus Torvalds, thanks David.

Embercide spotted this funny video about new Dominoes scooters. To improve road safety Domino's Pizza the Netherlands introduces a human engine sound on their silent electrical scooters. JH meanwhile sent in this Push Button to Add Drama video, also quite clever.



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