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Thursday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-May-2005  15:28:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thetron and Sjc both sent word of a CSIRO patent issue. Apparently the CSIRO holds a patent for technology that increases the speed of a wireless LAN by about five times, and is now widely used in most laptop computers. Manufacturers pay the CSIRO a license fee to use the technology, but now five of the largest computer companies in the world are banding together to try and break the patent.

PCStats rounded up some GeForce 6600/6600GT video cards, while Bit-Tech have the third part of their SLI article posted.

Next time you're in hospital, you might be attended to by a medical robot. Doesn't sound like the sponge baths will be nearly as much fun.

From Des: How about some links to some of the many ultra portable PCs that now exist on the market: OQO model 1, Ipod sized XP pc. Tiqit, PDA style XP portable. The Toshiba Libretto is back with a vengeance, PC mag review.

CaseModGod have a pretty cool "liquid metal" modding project log posted, while BurnOutPC added some serious cooling to an In-Win X710 tower.

MadShrimps looked at a pile of Mushkin memory and also interviewed them. Mushkin, that is.. not the memory sticks.

ExtremeOverclocking have a guide to power supplies. MadShrimps meanwile report on upgrading to A64 Venice from an older system.

HWSecrets cover Intel's dual-core technology, while ATI's HyperMemory gets a going-over on DriverHeaven.

Driverheaven detail their experiences in moving to a Linux desktop using Ubuntu, which is something I keep meaning to play around with.

ByteSector have some E3 coverage posted, while TheTechZone unsurprisingly focus on the booth babes.

Dan's looked into some old cool gadgets that can be found on the cheap lately.

DJ_Pain spotted a suckerpunch from Bill Gates.. launching Xbox 360 "killer app" Halo 3 at the same time as Sony's competing PS3 console.

MadShrimps have a general Athlon 64 overclocking guide - HWSecrets have a similar guide, for video cards.



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