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Tuesday Morning (9 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 7-April-2015  00:17:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hope you had a great Easter break and are getting back up to speed..

Speaking of which, people are concerned about the effect of Netflix on Australia's internet infrastructure. During Friday night, traffic peaked at about 13 gigabits per second. On Sunday it peaked again at about 11Gbps at the same time. For context, search engine Yahoo peaks at about 0.8Gbps on IX Australia's network and Microsoft about 2Gbps (although this goes up when software updates are released).

OCInside report (in English) on CeBIT 2015 Hanover, with 222 photos. Our CeBIT report focus each year at current PC hardware and shows some new desktop and server motherboards, mobile products, chassis, coolers, power supplies, SSD, NAS, memory and wireless storage solutions. It contains products from AMD, Antec, ASRock, ASRock Rack, Asustor, AVerMedia, AVM, BMW, Buffalo, DXRacer, Cooler Master, CM Storm, DeepCool, Enermax, LEPA, LiteOn, nVidia, OCZ, Plextor, Samsung, Seagate, Terratec, Toshiba, TrekStor, Ultron, WD and many more. Have fun browsing through the latest CeBIT hardware and trends.

There's an amazing story on BuzzFeed about someone who lost his phone and became a celebrity. Long but definitely worth the read. Iíve broken this story up into three chapters. It should never have gone this far, but the internet works in mysterious ways. None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. Itís truly crazy.

TechSpot wonder what you really get when you choose between i3, i5 and i7. The Core i3 is intended as an entry-level option, the Core i5 is geared for mainstream usage, and the mighty Core i7 is meant for high-end systems and enthusiasts. Many will wonder which one is right for them. Do they need a Core i7 or will the Core i5 be just as fast for their needs? Should they spend less on a Core i3 and allocate the savings elsewhere, or is the Core i5 worth a premium?

Tweaktown have a guide to choosing a mouse, while over on eTeknix they show how to beef up your old gaming rig on a tight budget. Have you been looking at the latest graphics cards, then looking at your own PC and thinking youíve got a gutless gaming rig? I know the feeling, the new cards can be very tempting, at least until you check your bank balance and remember youíre not rich. High-end hardware is great, but do you really need a $1000 Titan X to enjoy your favourite games? Nope. If youíre thinking that your current system is a little outdated, that you need to upgrade the whole thing to be able to enjoy the latest games, youíre wrong and Iím going to prove it.

Google Maps is pretty cool, but now you can explore the human body with it too - thanks to UNSW. A new project by researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia has been borrowing the algorithms used to assemble and run Google Maps to create large, explorable depictions of human tissue, right down to the individual cell. The first example brings together terabytes of data acquired from imaging a hipbone with a scanning electron microscope. One day maybe the entire body will be in there.

Here's a flashback from w0ng, back to the announcement of the first iPhone - some of the comments are pretty funny in hindsight. Apparently none of you guys realize how bad of an idea a touch-screen is on a phone. I foresee some pretty obvious and pretty major problems here.

If you're stuck for something to do, try one of the 600 free movies that SBS On Demand just made available. Hrm, looks like some interesting ones in the documentaries section..



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