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 Monday, 23-May-2016  11:35:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's been some police raids related to the NBN late last week, and SMH explain what happened. On Thursday night, the Australian Federal Police raided the Melbourne office of former communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy and the home of a Labor staffer, setting off an unexpectedly heated end to the second week of the election campaign. The raids were part of an investigation, started in December, into damaging media leaks about the rollout of the National Broadband Network, following a referral from the company administering the infrastructure project, NBN Co. More info here and discussion continues in the massive NBN thread.

Meanwhile Telstra have been suffering outages once again. Three days of sporadic outages now extended to four in voice and data on NBN, data on ADSL, Telstra Internet Direct, its prepaid and recharge services down, MyAccount, and Telstra Wi-Fi off the air meant that May was not a very merry month this year.

FunkyKit have a mini SSD comparison. We've just published an article on the Mini SSD Performance Comparison Difference between mSATA vs M.2 vs PCI Express Mini. "In this article well be taking a look at the mini SSD performance comparison between the various types of mini SSDs available on the market. Most mini SSDs can be found on newer laptops, ultrabooks and slimmer notebook models."

Google are planning to make driverless cars safer by sticking people to them. Okey dokey. Google just got a patent for a special kind of coating on self-driving cars that could help prevent pedestrian injuries. The company wants to coat autonomous vehicles with a sticky substance so that if they hit a pedestrian, the person would be glued to the car instead of flying off.

Anandtech report on the little brother of the NVIDIA GTX 1080, the GeForce GTX 1070. Previously disclosed at 6.5 TFLOPs of compute performance, we now know how NVIDIA is getting there. 15 of 20 SMs will be enabled on this part, representing 1920 CUDA cores. Clockspeeds are also slightly lower than GTX 1080, coming in at 1506MHz for the base clock and 1683MHz for the boost clock. Overall this puts GTX 1070s rated shader/texture/geometry performance at 73% that of GTX 1080s, and is a bit wider of a gap than it was for the comparable GTX 900 series cards.

LanOC have visited a 3D printer factory and also looked at their product, the sSeeMeCNC Eris. So yesterday I did a relatively short rundown on what is 3d printing and I also spoke about my visit with SeeMeCNC. Well today Im actually going to dive into the SeeMeCNC Eris 3d printer that I picked up when I was visiting them. The Eris is their brand new portable delta printer. Not only is easy to carry, but they set out to make the Eris their first truly out of the box and printing experience. Generally, with most 3d printers you have a lot of build and setup time, but with the Eris shipping completely built and with their new Auto Leveling system they are hoping it will be a great printer for new 3d printing users.



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