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Thursday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-October-2004  12:30:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Upcoming Xbox game Halo 2 is breaking some records. Microsoft has announced that pre-orders for Xbox-exclusive title Halo 2 have passed 1.5 million in the United States alone, breaking videogame records and guaranteeing first-day revenues higher than any movie in history.

Meanwhile, there's a new record for throwing a mobile phone. Nico Morawa beat the former record of 65.80 metres, set four years ago by Heiko Scholl.

OCModShop cover how cooling power componentry can help with stability.

Internet access as a household utility became one step closer, in the USA at least, with approval for broadband over power by the FCC, thanks PHILIZ. Simply plugging a device into an electrical outlet enabled it to communicate with devices plugged into outlets in other rooms, as well as connect to the Internet.

Apparently we don't have as many genes as we previously thought.

From run2dmax: The first episode of Red vs Blue season three has been released.

mpot has some Web Development Guidelines for budding webmasters.

Benchmark-batching utility Bench'emAll has been updated to support 3DMark05. Note: if you downloaded this over the last few days, you probably want to download it again, even though it's the same version number. Apparently there were some issues with an earlier build of this version.

We had a story on 4 screens earlier, but LukE spotted this virtual window project using 8 flat-panel screens. This is my modest attempt to view something more interesting than my neighbors.

Microsoft have some handy tips for spotting fraudulent and phishing emails and websites.

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