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Thursday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-March-2013  13:21:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

EA's woes continue, with a security issue in their Origin platform. More than 40 million people could be affected by a vulnerability researchers uncovered in EA's Origin online game platform allowing attackers to remotely execute malicious code on players' computers.

M0r4h3us sent in info on NVIDIA's next-gen GPU, Volta. Volta GPUs will have access to up to 1TB per second of bandwidth by stacking the DRAM on top of the GPU itself, with a silica substrate between them. Then, by cutting a hole through the silicon and connecting each layer it's possible to move, according to Huang "all of the data from a full Blu-Ray disc through the chip in 1/50th of a second." More here.

Dean spotted this mobile LAN party. On a cold evening in early February, months of abstract planning and hectic last-minute hard-work, a dash of providence, and a small group of wonderfully supportive people came together to ride a mobile LAN party down Main Street to show Durango what REAL geeks and nerds are like.

Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has been recovering Saturn V engines from the ocean. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden released a statement congratulating Bezos and his team on the recovery: "Nearly one year ago, Jeff Bezos shared with us his plans to recover F-1 engines that helped power Apollo astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We share the excitement expressed by Jeff and his team in announcing the recovery of two of the powerful Saturn V first-stage engines from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean."

That dusty old bowl on Grandma's shelf might be worth a fortune. After picking it up for a few dollars down the road in 2007, the buyer displayed it the living room. More recently, they became curious about its value and brought it to experts for an appraisal. Sotheby's had estimated the bowl would sell for between $US200,000 and $US300,000. But four bidders battled over the rare find, and it ultimately sold to renowned London art dealer Giuseppe Eshenazi for $US2.225 million.

Frostytech report on a new wonder-material, annealed pyrolytic graphite. Let's consider the numbers: where a solid aluminum heat spreader has a thermal conductivity of 126W/mK, the same heatspreader with an Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite core would see thermal conductivity on the order of 1092W/mK. That's not a typo.

PC Magazine have announced their readers' choice award winners, thanks JD. Perhaps the most surprising result is to see Windows phone 8 moving into top spot as a clear favourite despite the app selection. Perhaps least surprising was Samsung for the second time, picking up the overall satisfaction for its wide range of products.

A few people sent in this very clever (but very violent with strong language and probably not safe for work) FPS in real life video.

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