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Tuesday Afternoon (10 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 28-December-2004  15:27:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The hybrid vehicle speed record has been broken. The stylish green Toyota Prius set the mark at 210.49 km/h on the 4.82km short course using a standard Hybrid Synergy Drive power-train - a mixture of 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor.

Bit-Tech have chosen their Mod of the Month for Dec 04 - it's called AquaSphere. Built from scratch using aluminium and genuine carbon-fibre, this UV bad-boy isn't just a watercooled PC - it's a ROBOT too!

They also look at some Christmas Gadgets, while TechWareLabs suggest what to buy after Xmas.

TheTechZone cover backing up your data. Even high end hard drive manufacturers report an average failure rate of between five and eight per thousand every year.

The Huygens probe has separated from Cassini successfully, descending to investigate Saturn's moon Titan. Meanwhile, the International Space Station received some much-needed supplies including food recently.

Closer to home, another big rock approaches Earth, but this one seems more likely to collide with us than earlier ones. The threat posed by object 2004 MN4 has been graded by astronomers as level four out of ten on their warning scale - the first asteroid ever to be graded higher than level one.

Xbit has a dual core CPU primer. Our new article will introduce to you the new characteristics and peculiarities of the upcoming dual-core CPUs in great detail.

Intel's Dothan Pentium M CPU is examined on Sudhian. If youíre an Intel enthusiast, the last eleven and a half months havenít been especially bright, especially when compared to the heady days of 2002 and 2003, when Northwood hadnít met a clockspeed it didnít like, and Canterwood could do no wrong.

High-Fidelity has updated the Time Wasters from the News Page thread in our Games forum. It now covers from March 2003 to December 2004, for your slacking-off enjoyment.



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