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 Tuesday, 8-January-2019  00:45:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's some new drone laws coming to Australia in mid 2019. Some of the existing rules for recreational drone users include not flying higher than 120 metres above the ground and keeping drones at least 5.5kms away from controlled aerodromes. However, from mid-2019 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will introduce a national registration scheme for all recreational drones. “All new and existing drones need to be registered using an online process,” a CASA spokesman said. Discussion in this thread.

AMD launched some new mobile CPUs at CES. This year at CES, we have a series of announcements from AMD before the company's keynote presentation. Addressing the company's mobile offerings, AMD is launching the first parts of the Ryzen 3000-series of processors, focused around the Ryzen Mobile 2nd Gen family for both the general 15W market as well as the high-performance 35W market. On top of this, AMD is also making an announcement regarding how it will address graphics drivers for these platforms, and then some icing on the cake comes from AMD's venture into Chromebooks.

HardOCP have a video detailing their MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build from start to finish. Building a new computer for yourself is always fun. We had the chance to do it ourselves recently, and we decided to document the entire process on video. We use the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard and the MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk as the backbone of our system along with an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.

Tweaktown consider the best SSDs for Notebooks, with a focus on battery life. It's time to retire the Ideapad Y700 and MobileMark 2014 v. 1.5. That doesn't mean the Notebook Battery Life storage test will drop off the list in storage reviews. We're working with Lenovo to find a modern platform with a more efficient 8th Generation Core processor and dual 2.5" and M.2 capabilities. BAPCo also just announced the new MobileMark 2018 with updated applications to pair with our new hardware. Before we move to the new platform and test, we will look back at two years of data and show what the best SSD is for notebook battery life.

Slightly off-topic, but interesting, is news that JAX Tyres will offer free charging of electric vehicles Australia-wide soon. The public JAX Charging network will be made up of a combination of Charge-Amps AURA Dual Port AC 22KW EVSEs and Tritium DC Fast Chargers. The latter of which will be very useful for EV road trippers! To top it all off, charging will be “forever free”.

GamingNexus look back at 2018, with the most surprising games, games they kept playing and their favourite gaming memories of the year. My 2018 gaming consisted pretty much entirely of PUBG Mobile and Cookie Clicker. :)

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