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Wednesday Afternoon News (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 7-January-2004  15:05:38 (GMT +10) - by Gibbon

Dan has been busy answering more letters, in letters column # 83. "This time, I blather on about laptop data recovery, domain names, cheap projectors, ground level photography, Aussie PVRing, mystery files, drowned cameras, USB weirdness, and LED quackery."

SubZeroTech have had a look at P4 and AMD performance at perhaps a higher level than elsewhere in what they've called their "P4 and AMD Showdown: A Brief, Honest Look At The Numbers". Interesting times ahead, as the two heavyweights battle it out.

Beyond3D have interviewed Microsoft's Chris Donahue in an interesting read. "Chris is Microsoft's Games Developer Windows Evengelist, tasked with bestowing the virtues of the Windows platform and helping developers get the most from it."

Are CD-Rs killing the music industry? This article suggests that perhaps it's not all as bad as the record companies might think. Thanks Brad.

[H]ardOCP have published their "[H]ardest of 2003", going through what they consider to be the best of components through the year, while Sudhian have published an article they've called "Rise to Power: A History of ATI."

Transmeta have introduced some small form factor processors, just 21mm square. "Transmeta Corp. announced Monday that it was launching two new Crusoe processors, 50 percent smaller than previous Crusoe products, aimed at mobile and embedded-computing product developers."

Want an ipod, but can't justify the cash? Well, Apple are introducing a smaller, lower-capacity and cheaper range of ipods, the "ipod mini". More information here. Thanks to those newshounds who emailed in.

Hmmmm, what happens when you go in for surgery and happen to have a tattoo saying "I love women" on your leg? Gotta wonder if it was intentional, but then I guess you'd have to question why anyone would have that on their leg in the first place! Thanks Neevo.

Last up for today, there are a few more LANs coming up. Both the ACT Gaming Network and Rezidue LAN Party in Mentone, Victoria are on the Australia Day weekend. Registration for Rezidue is through Ausgamers. Thanks for the info guys.



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