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 Wednesday, 13-August-2014  11:15:40 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's some preview info on Intel's Broadwell architecture on HotHardware, PCPerspective and LegitReviews. No other semiconductor manufacturer in the world is building chips at the level of Intel's 14nm (nanometer) process node; even large memory manufacturers like Toshiba and Samsung are just now hitting 19nm. As we've reported previously, the processor Intel is rolling out for its first volume production vehicle at 14nm is code named "Broadwell." And, as we learned in a recent meeting at the Intel's Hillsboro, Oregon development and fab center, the first processor family based on Intel's Broadwell microarchitecture, will be known as Core M.

Meanwhile over on Anandtech they checked out AMD's 5GHz Turbo CPU. While AMD’s FX-9590 CPU has been in systems for over a year, it suddenly comes to market as a retail package for end-users to buy with a bundled liquid cooling system. This 220W CPU that has a turbo speed of 5.0 GHz still sits at the top of AMD’s performance stack, despite subsequent improvements in the architecture since. We have decided to grab ASRock’s 990FX Extreme9 and an FX-9590 for a review to see if it still is the AMD performance CPU champion.

The IBM PC turned 33 recently. Trying to re-create some of the excitement of an event that happened 33 years ago is a challenge for anyone but a good place to start is with the bald facts. On the 12 August 1981, IBM, at that time the largest computer company in the world, launched the IBM PC.

Everlong sent in this quite cool Hyperlapse video idea. We present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyper-lapse videos, i.e., time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera. Makes more sense when you watch the sample video.

If videos are your thing and you're looking for a job, one Sydney startup says they have the world's best internship. An Australian start-up is offering one university graduate what it claims is “the world’s best internship” with a $100,000 role that it will customise to suit the successful applicant. Sydney-based internet company Alphatise, which only launched in Australia last week, will open applications for the role today, with applicants required to submit a 60-second video pitch.

But if the thought of applying for 40 jobs a month is getting you down, mpot noticed an app which could help. However, if the legislation does pass the Senate, those out of work will no doubt be happy to know the entire process can be automated with one simple Android app - DoleBludger. The free app lets you attach documents from your mobile device, and then send them off to the politicians of your choice, selected via party, state, and name. The app will even present a 'DoleBludgener of the Week', to "See which politician is out there trying to tear up your benefits this week."

The ABC has a radio programme covering data retention and privacy in Australia. To protect against home-grown terrorism and other criminal threats, the government wants telecommunications companies to retain details of your phone and internet use for two years. So should we trade off privacy for security or is this surveillance by the state a threat to civil liberties?



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