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Tuesday Morning News (9 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 23-December-2003  04:48:14 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

More news for you with reviews to follow up later in the day.

Trusted Reviews have posted a PC Roundup. "We wanted a machine that was well-rounded enough to cater for the whole family. With that in mind we asked the suppliers for a PC that focused on features rather than pure speed, with extras such as printers, gaming controllers or software bundles as welcome inclusions."

While you're at Trusted Reviews, you can check out their Athlon 64 motherboard roundup with five contenders.

DSL WebServer have a complete guide to Windows XP Remote Desktop. I actually learned something from this one.

Sony have managed to do what others have yet been unable to do! Make a robot that can run. Well, jog at least. From Enigma.

Sharman Networks have won the latest round in "The battle of the files". "The Dutch ruling, the highest European court yet to rule on file-sharing software, means that the developers of the software cannot be held liable for how individuals use it." Thanks aussiepaul for the link.

Xbit-Labs check out the new SiS755 Athlon64 Chipset which comes complete with 800Mhz Bi-Directional HyperTransport bus!

XtremeSystems have a HSF cooler shootout for us. The "MicroCool Northpole Vs Swiftech MCX 159-R". Read it here.

Arctic Silver 5 goes up against Arctic Silver 3 in this thermal goop shootout at Xtremesystems.

Sysopt have taken a look at Futuremark's PCMark04, a benchmarking tool which tests more than just your graphics card.

For those who are more interested in graphics performance, Amdmb have a Radeon 9600XT vs GeForceFX 5700 Ultra comparison for you.

Schrambo notes that people using Opera 7.22 and earlier for Windows had better patch up. It seems that IE isn't the only browser which leaves the door open!

Designtechnica walk us through their favorite products from the year 2003. I guess we'll be seeing a lot of these type of articles in the next month or so.

FuXToR noticed that Toshiba are preparing to launch a coin-size hard-disk drive that can hold up to 3Gb.

Digital Broadcast Radio has hit the Australian airwaves for the first time, for 100 Sydney people at least. "The service also allows listeners to retrieve extra information such as song and artist titles, sport and news updates and weather reports." Thanks PastaMasta.

I guess if professional sports players can earn big bucks, so can professional gamers. $100,000 a year for playing PC games sounds good to me. From argent.

Still on about games: Are you sexy? Do you play computer games? Do you want to win stuff? Check out SexiestGamer and see if you are up to scratch. What will they think of next! Thanks Don.

Xaolin want to remind all Queensland Year 12 finishers that OP's are available online from 9am Saturday at QSA Smart OPs. It's been 22 years since I was in a class room so, what are OP's?

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