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Tuesday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 10-March-2015  01:47:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Here's a tip: if Flash and Youtube are an unreliable combination on your PC (as they certainly are in Firefox on mine), go to the Youtube HTML5 page and request the HTML5 player. This might be old news to many but it's not turned on by default, and enabling it has fixed up the endless browser stalls for me..

Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame has slammed the data retention plan. I normally steer clear of politics, but The Greens have a video expressing their concerns about data retention which is worth watching. The ALP is on the brink of supporting Tony Abbott’s regime of mandatory data retention. They can't. Here's why. The data retention debate continues in this thread.

NASA are running a Space Apps Challenge around the world next month, with Australian camps in Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges.

SilentPCReview have a Quiet SLI Gaming PC Build Guide. This article, the 8th in our Quiet Gaming PC Build Guide series, details the component selection, assembly and fine tuning process of creating a very quiet gaming system based around two GTX 970 graphics cards.

Google+ is splitting off Photos. Google is splitting Google+ apart, breaking the social network's photo element away from what it's now calling "Streams." Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of product, announced that he had become the new lead for both new products, Google Photos and Streams, in a post on Google+ today. Horowitz steps into the role vacated by David Besbris, who took over the top job at Google+ less than a year ago.

Gizmodo have an article detailing the mechanics behind the Netflix Australia rollout. How did the boffins at Los Gatos — where Netflix is based — turn on the Australian region? It’s more than just the flick of a switch, so to find out exactly what’s involved, we went to the heart of Silicon Valley in California to discover how Netflix Australia was built.

Tech Report are the latest to play around with USB 3.1. Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a matching motherboard, which will help us gauge the kinds of performance gains users can expect.

Meanwhile, from the department of bored geeks..



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