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 Friday, 25-January-2019  13:20:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Congratulations to Australia's Toby Price, for winning his second Dakar Rally recently. Price came into the race under a significant injury cloud, having broken the scaphoid bone in his right wrist just weeks prior to the flag going down in Peru. The Australian thought he would endure two stages then pull out, but support and luck kept him going, with the 2016 champion going for broke on Tuesday's eighth stage to take the overall lead.

ITMunch have an article about Elon Musk's Neuralink, one of his less-known companies. Elon Musk’s main goal, he explains, is to wire a chip into your skull. This chip would give you the digital intelligence needed to progress beyond the limits of our biological intelligence. This would mean a full incorporation of artificial intelligence into our bodies and minds. He argues that without taking this drastic measure, humanity is doomed. There are a lot of ethical questions raised on the topic of what humanity according to Elon Musk exactly is, but he seems undeterred.

Tech Report have a System Guide for January 2019. This is where the TR staff picks out the créme de la créme of hardware components fit for the most price-effective builds around. We've tried to create builds across a wide range of price points with parts that provide the best performance possible for the money. However, we don't just ferret out the cheapest components possible or compromise configurations to hit arbitrary price points. Indeed, these are the systems we'd build for ourselves, given the money.

ThinkComputers have a gallery of Case Mods from CES 2019. Each year at CES companies are showing off their hardware and what better way to showcase this hardware than inside of a case mod! This year we saw quite a lot of different mods from some of the biggest names in the modding community.

Intel released their quarterly results, which were weaker than expected. Shares of Intel stock fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday after the company reported lower-than-expected revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter and light guidance.

The ACCC are urging NBN customers to claim a refund if they are eligible, with more info here. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging NBN customers to check whether or not they are entitled to a refund for having a slow connection. Customers, the ACCC said, may be eligible for a refund following negotiations between the watchdog and retail service providers over the past 15 months.

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