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 Wednesday, 7-May-2014  02:41:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There may be a piracy crackdown coming very soon to Australia, with the "three strikes law" as one option. Fairfax is reporting that the Federal Government will implement anti-piracy measures “as early as this week”. Leading the anti-piracy charge is Attorney General, George Brandis, who has had the problem of Aussie piracy on his plate since he took office last year. He has since been meeting with ISPs, telcos and rights holders, looking to find a tough solution to crack down on piracy. More here and discussion here.

AMD have revealed plans for pin-compatible ARM and x86 CPUs. Next year, AMD will release a low-power 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC with integrated Graphics Core Next GPU. The big news? The 20nm ARM based SoC will be pin compatible with AMD's next-generation low power x86 SoC (using Puma+ cores). The ARM SoC will also be AMD's first official Android platform. Discussion here.

ioSafe have a fireproof NAS, so naturally enough MadShrimps set it on fire. Testing water proof is easy to do, fire proof however.. not so straight forward. They specified that their device can survive 30 minutes when temperature reach up to ~840°C. Those numbers are quite specific.

Tech Report checked out SATA Express. The Hyper Express drive is due this quarter, and I've been using a prototype to test upcoming motherboards. Expect full coverage of those boards soon. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with a quick look at the drive. LegitReviews have the same drive on the testbench.

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