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Friday Morning (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-July-2005  06:15:34 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

More bombing attacks in London, although this time it looks like the bombers stuffed up. They didn't kill anyone, which is a good thing and the police have a nice collection of evidence to work with. You can read more about it at The BBC.

Some more sad news, actor James Doohan, best known as Scotty from the original "Star Trek" series passed away at the age of 85. I'm sure there are many "Trekkies" who will miss him. "Beam me up, Scotty". Thanks to Wizard and others who sent in the link.

Fans of the game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" might want to keep their copy in a safe place, because if you lose it you might not be able to buy a second one. The game is being reviewed by various media classification boards because is has Adult Content and is expected to be pulled from shelves around Australia. In other countries, the current rating of "M" for Mature is being upgraded to "AO, Adults Only".

More action in the courts. Hardware Analysis have an article about it titled Is AMD finally starting to lose its marbles? "AMD is moving forward with its legal case against Intel, but really is it just about Intel's questionable business ethics? We beg to differ as AMD is guilty as sin."

Do memory DRAM terms like UTT, ETT and branded/unbranded make your head spin? LegitReviews go over them in a brief article showing the differences between ETT & UTT Memory IC's.

Also, Hardware Secrets explain the main differences between DDR and GDDR Memories. Learn the main differences between DDR (DDR2 and DDR3) and GDDR (GDDR2 and GDDR3) memories.

Has anyone ever had a bad experience with Tech Support? Actually, has anyone ever had a good experience with Tech Support? Design Technica have a story about some not so good support.

The Tech Report have posted a preview of nVidia's latest Forceware package, the ForceWare 77.76 beta drivers and played with the new SLI-AA modes. This driver adds bridgeless SLI modes for the GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 LE cards. Some more information about them also at DVHardware and Penstar Systems.

NBS Gaming decided to have a look and see what effect overclocking your PCI-E bus would have on video performance. Read the results here.

It sounds like Microsoft might be giving up on the idea of buying "Claria", the company responsible for making and distributing everyone’s favorite Adware, Gator. Read more here.

TechIMO have book review which you can steal, I mean, download and share with your friends using which ever file sharing network you feel comfortable with. Its titled Steal This File Sharing Book.

To finish off with this morning we have a couple of neat timewasters for you. If you're sick of that Crazy Frog then now you can get even. Thanks QLH454. And finally, from Skit, Planarity should keep you occupied for a while. I wasted half an hour at it.

Reviews to follow.



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