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Wednesday Morning News (7 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 10-August-2005  04:33:07 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Want to keep a message confidential? Then have a read of Part 1 of this multi-part series on encryption and cryptography at ASE Labs.

Hardware Analysis check out the new X-fi soundcard from Creative Labs to see why it comes with such a hefty price tag. Is it truly a leap in audio performance, or just a leap in soundcard pricing?

PC World have a brief roundup of Ten DVD Drives including both internal and external units.

Dan has been playing around with silly ideas again, this time he ponders the possibility of building a computer which knows everything about everything !

Hexus have a short post about Data Recovery Services. Having a hard drive crash or a CD/DVD which can't be read is often more than just a pain in the proverbial. I think that since we all do our regular backups then these services won't be needed at all. Hmm, when did I last run a backup?

ExtremeTech discuss Chipsets. Current chipsets, future chipsets and the pro's and cons of each. Past present and future.

Telstra are about to launch a new wireless broadband service aimed at small businesses and consumers. "By November 2005, Telstra Mobile Broadband will reach 6.3 million people nationally, translating into more than 33 per cent of the population." There is a thread about it on our Forums.

Here's an interesting one. It seems that Google CEO Eric Schmidt doesn't like people "checking him out". Online news site CNet have been banned by Google after they published some information about him.

Scott Richter, one of the three biggest spammers in the world, has been slugged with a US$7 Million bill, but unfortunately, the money is going to Bill. "I am committed to sending e-mail only to those who have requested it...". Yea right.

Gabe Newell, head honcho at Valve Software, airs his concerns about the problems with writing game code for multicore processors. "If writing in-order code [in terms of difficulty] is a one and writing out-of-order code is a four, then writing multicore code is a 10." Read the full article here.

For those eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Xbox360, The Inquirer have a bit of information about what you might be able to connect it to.

Posting photos of children on websites could become a crime, even if they appear to be wholesome family snaps. Another case of over zealous Government silliness in my opinion.



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