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 Monday, 21-January-2013  20:02:55 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Pirate Party Australia have successfully registered for federal elections. “More than ever before there is a necessity in Australia for a Party that holds empowerment, participation, free culture and openness as its central tenets. A Party that understands the modern emerging information society and the imperative for political transparency that ensures meaningful engagement.” said Rodney Serkowski, the Party’s founder. More here and discussion here.

The ACCC meanwhile have rejected a proposal for uniform minimum pricing from Narta. Narta is a buying group of around 30 electrical goods retailers, including David Jones, JB Hi-Fi and Bing Lee. The proposed conduct would ensure that all of its members advertise the same price for particular new release, premium or BEKO branded products that would be available from Narta members, such as televisions, cameras, white goods, espresso machines and ovens.

GB Aus have a high-end PC tuning guide video and a new OC CPUz skin. Testing some high end components today and decided to put together a quick video pointing out to some basics which everyone should think about on their next PC DIY build. GIGABYTE is also about to launch the new GIGABYTE OC CPUz skin and I've provided a quick sneak peak preview.

HWHeaven compared GTX 670 and HD 7970. We will be taking EVGAs latest GTX 670, the FTW Signature 2 Edition and putting it head to head with the ASUS 7970 DirectCU2 to find out how each performs in games such as Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed and Hitman Absolution. Of course this will all be real world gaming and the usual GPU computing, media and power/thermal testing will be thrown in too.

Meanwhile Tech Report have info on a new AMD driver. We spotted an issue with high frame latencies in several of the latest games on the Radeon HD 7950 not long ago, and now AMD has delivered a driver intended to remedy some of the problems. Does it do the trick? We take a look.

Speaking of which, we've mentioned the newish Catzilla benchmark previously, but here's a video of the demo, in case you just want the eyecandy without the downloading and benchmarking, thanks Schnappuy.

Google are taking aim at passwords. The future may not exactly be password-free, but it will at be least free of those complex, hard-to-remember passwords, says Grosse. “We’ll have to have some form of screen unlock, maybe passwords but maybe something else,” he says, “but the primary authenticator will be a token like this or some equivalent piece of hardware.”

For something completely different, here's a cool video of an auto-braking truck, and info on wireless road trains from Volvo. Using wireless technology to link a road train, in which a lead truck controls a convoy of vehicles driving behind it, is already technically feasible. The technology, which can enhance traffic safety, was demonstrated at the conclusion of the SARTRE project, which Volvo Trucks participated in.

Warcom are having a Pinterest contest. We’re excited to kick off our first ever Australian Pinterest challenge, a “Pin It to Win It!” competition where you can win $250 to spend at Warcom to help freshen up your home office space!

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