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 Monday, 23-May-2005  21:16:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From Dinuc: Congratulations to Mred32, who narrowly beat IPW for the title of April Iron photographer. He has submitted a great theme for June's challenge. And a reminder that you only have a week to submit an entry for May's challenge, the theme is "derelict".

ExtensionTech have an interesting article examining a false unsubscribe link in a spam email.

TCMag have a Catalyst performance comparison from v5.1 to v5.5 on a Radeon X850XT PE system.

Phoronix meanwhile look at NVIDIA Linux driver performance.

Here's an interesting one, a neural-mapping chip and sensor startup company. Initially, it will focus on three applications: sleep/drowsiness detectors for the automotive and industrial markets; therapeutic solutions for attention deficit disorder (ADD) problems; and gaming consoles.

Kenny spotted these 100GB Blu-ray disks. The disc, unveiled at a TDK exhibition in Tokyo this week, can record data at 72 megabits per second, double the 36 mbps rate for current Blu-ray Discs.

Lots of people sent in this Challenge Lord Vader game, one of those 20-questions things. Seems to work pretty well.

From WGAF: Found a couple of reviews of new Samsung Sata II models thought might be of interest. 160GB P80 Sata II model HD160JJ here, obviously an update to the ageing Sata/150 P80 SP1614C model. Spec page for new model at Samsung here. 250GB P120 Sata II model SP2504C review here, spec page at Samsung here. 200GB model SP2004C has become available in aus in last week or so and can be found via a few online stores but no sign of the 250GB SP2504C model yet.

Dan has more letters. In the latest batch: PS2 to VGA, multi-monitor in the cheap seats, undeletable files, command line uptime, and AA selection.

TheTechZone report from the Fatal1ty challenge at E3, where people tried to win prizes and cash by beating the top-ranked gamer. They also have a third gallery of booth babes.

From Murray: Toshiba has developed two technologies that will enable robots to interact with several people at once as well as follow them around without bumping into them.



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