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Wednesday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 4-May-2005  02:40:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Venice-cored A64's seem to be what everyone is waiting for at the moment. HotHardware took a look at the Venice-cored 3800+, while LostCircuits compared ClawHammer, NewCastle, Winchester and Venice cores.

Sony have been experimenting with a robot among toddlers, to see how children and robots interact. They now dance with Qrio and help it get up when it falls. "It seems (the children) think of (Qrio) as a feeble younger brother," Tanaka said.

TomsHardware look at the state of 3D stereo imaging for gaming. It is stereoscopic vision, or depth perception, that helps produce the giddiness - or vertigo, depending on the situation.

From Jason: This page lists a few books on Linux, PHP etc freely downloadable in PDF format. The downloadable ones start at the bottom of the page.

Digitimes report on a serious fire at a major IC packaging factory in Taiwan. The Chungli plant focuses on producing substrates for higher-end IC substrates, including those used for CSP (chip scale package), BGA (ball-grid array), PBGA (plastic ball-grid array) and FC (flip-chip), and the company’s major clients for those segments include ATI Technologies, Intel, Motorola, Nvidia, Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, VIA Technologies and Sunplus Technology, the sources said.

GideonTech have a story about being on a case-modding TV show.

HardwareSecrets have a big table comparing ATI video chipsets.

Slashdot report that the Australian Government Information Management Office have released A Guide to Open Source Software for Australian Government Agencies.

Paul sent word of a supercomputing model of global warming being confirmed by climate scientists. They said the findings confirm that supercomputer models of climate change are on target and that global temperatures will rise 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.6 degrees Celsius) this century, even if greenhouse gases are capped tomorrow.

TheTechZone have an article about the histogram feature of digital cameras, while Bit-Tech have a basic electronics introduction article.

Jack sent word of cheap, tiny PC's to help close the "global digital divide". "Your PC is a bulky, noisy, expensive mess that clutters up your life," Ndiyo's Dr Seb Wills told a Microsoft Research conference in Cambridge, UK.

Interesting Forum Threads:
For Futurama fans: Bender case mod in Modding & Electronics.
Do you use a surge-protected powerboard? in Overclocking & Hardware.
Iron Photographer May Challenge - Theme: Derelict in Photography.
Nikon D70/ Canon 350 real life testing. Part 1 in Photography.
Blade and Mount Game, AWESOME in Games.
Runaway Truck in The Pub.



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