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Friday Afternoon (17 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 15-April-2005  15:57:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

OCAU member norbs has a personal challenge ahead: he's riding a pushbike from Sydney to Melbourne next weekend to raise money for the Westmead Children's Hospital. If you want to donate to this very worthwhile cause, or just want some more info about the project, check out www.helpnorbshelpthekids.com.

Daniel spotted this article about a new game from the UN with a focus on feeding instead of killing. The game challenges players to get food into the fictional war-torn island of Sehylan - finding the hungry people, dropping aid from a helicopter, dealing with hostile forces and setting up Sim City-style farm projects for the future. You can grab the game for free from www.food-force.com.

MadShrimps report from CeBIT 2005, covering cooling, modding and cases.

ArsTechnica have a roundup of ten USB 2.0 flash drives, while Tech-Report examined a few mpeg2 TV tuner cards. Anandtech meanwhile compared value RAM options.

The next version of Apple's OS, Tiger, is apparently arriving late this month. More info here.

Here's an odd one: apparently drinking too much water can be bad for you, possibly worse than dehydration.

ADSL2+ has been officially approved for use on the Australian phone network, thanks Kerry. In other news, my exchange was enabled for ADSL yesterday. w00t!

Hexus reviewed the Playstation Portable, while IceTeks have a PSP User Guide.

CNN listed their Top 25 Technological Breakthroughs recently. In 1980, telephones were stuck to walls, facts were found in books and people had to browse shelves in a record store if they wanted to buy the latest music.

Another news blast from Tekka: Intel Releases CE Chipset. Micron Validates, Ships 4-Gbyte DIMMs. Red Hat tests dual-core support. Microsoft goes after Blackberry with Magneto. BigPond disconnecting Trojan-infected customers. Intel First to Ship Dual Core. RIAA discovers Internet2. Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps. Windows XP SP2 Grace Period Expires.

Peter round this flash version of John Howard Donkey Kong.. and if that's not enough of a timewaster, try the Kitten Cannon from Wolfy.

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