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 Friday, 2-October-2015  14:16:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sphinx2000 pointed out that another interesting satellite launch occurred recently - the new NBN satellite, named Sky Muster. The two geostationary satellites will offer total capacity of 135 gigabits per second, with 25/5Mbps wholesale speeds available to end users. The second satellite is expected to launch next year. The service will cover more than 400,000 premises — 3 per cent of the premises slated to ultimately be connected to National Broadband Network services — and replaces NBN's Interim Satellite Service. Commercial services are expected to launch in the second half of FY16.

The Guggenheim Museum have put lots of artwork online for free. Featuring nearly 1600 artworks by more than 575 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of over 7,000 artworks. The selected works reflect the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day, and are continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions.

TechSpot have some Do's and Dont's of Water Cooling. Water cooling systems -- whether they are a custom loop or an AIO -- all follow the same basic principles. You have the reservoir, the pump, the radiator, the fans, some tubing, a block (for either the CPU, GPU, or both), and the water itself. After years of working with water cooling kits, here are some important tips to help you get the most out of your system. Also check out our Watercooling & Extreme forum.

Tech Report take another look at powerline networking, with WiFi thrown into the mix. The idea was to put one adapter next to my main router and the other one next to the access-point router, with Ethernet connections going from each adapter to the adjacent router. The power-line network would then bridge between the two routers, hopefully providing a fast, reliable, low-latency connection. Making it happen turned out to be a bit of an adventure, but not for the reasons you might expect.

PC Perspective cover upgrading a workstation. Real-time playback of high bit rate 4K content was choppy at best, and scrubbing through the timeline next to impossible. Transcoding to a lower resolution mezzanine file, or turning down the playback quality in Premiere Pro worked to some extent, but made the visual quality we gained more difficult to deal with. It was clear that we were going to need a new workstation sooner than later.

MegaTechNews look back at 35 90's video games. As a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, I was influenced by a lot of things. I gravitated toward Hulk Hogan, Macho Man and professional wrestling. I thought I was a young thug listening to west coast gangsta rap. And I played video games. A lot of video games. And these video games, for better or for worse, have really shaped me into the person writing these words here today. And I'm certainly not alone. If retro is your thing, check out our Retro & Arcade forum.

TechSpot also have an historical article, about the contributions of Xerox PARC. Launched in 1970, Xerox's PARC has played an instrumental role in the engineering of laser printing and many of the technologies that compose the PC you're reading this on: the graphical user interface, ethernet, the mouse, among others. We'd like to take a few and give credit where credit's due.



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