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Thursday Morning (15 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 11-August-2005  06:46:34 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Have you ever been pinged by a Speed Camera? The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority yesterday admitted that it could not prove the authenticity of the pictures taken by these cameras. Sydney magistrate Lawrence Lawson threw out a speeding case after the RTA said it had no evidence that an image from a camera had not been doctored. Full article here.

Still on the car theme, how about a TFT screen rearview mirror. I don't know how legal these would be but as Neevo notes, "I bet it isnít long before someone is caught watching a porno". That adds new meaning to having dangly bits on the rear view mirror.

Desktop eye candy. Do we want it, or need it? With the beta release of Windows Vista, it looks as if Microsoft is starting to catch up to the current leader in Desktop Bling, Mac OSX. So where does this leave Linux? Driverheaven investigate whether Linux's leading desktops have the ability to follow suit.

A couple of news bites from avid newshound Eroda. Apple Computer have been unable to patent the menu-based software interface of its popular iPod digital music player. Someone else beat them to it. Perhaps they should try to patent it as a portable games machine instead.

Bigbruin take us on a basic tour of SCSI hard drives. SCSI may not be an economical solution for a desktop computer, but it doesn't pretend to be. The high price tag comes with equally high performance and reliability, and in critical server and workstation applications, the added expense may easily be justified and recovered in a short period of time.

Futurelooks checks out some technologies for the Kitchen of the Future. I struggle to survive in a kitchen of the past!

On August 11th, today, nVidia deliver "The Power of 3". But what does it mean? I don't know, but the folks at The Tech Lounge have been asking questions.

PCstats have posted a preview of the new VIA C7-M Processor. Its set to be primarily for mobile use but I'm sure the modding crowd will find other uses for it.

Thanks to the unnamed person who sent this in. An Anti-Microsoft group has plans to sue Microsoft for selling a defective product. "It is unacceptable corporate behavior. Over four years after Windows XP was released I still receive regular updates and bug fixes". This should be interesting, or at least entertaining.

TrustedReviews check out a new RPG for the PC called Fate. "The overarching plot could be summed up as ĎThereís a big evil bugger lurking on level 47, would you mind killing it?í Thatís it. Itís as easy and as simple as that." Sounds like my kind of RPG.

A couple of reviews on HardwareZone. A neat little foldaway keyboard and the Gigabyte GV-3D1-68GT Dual GeForce 6800 GT graphics card. This card is a monster.

The TechZone have had a play around with a Canon PowerShot SD300 Digital ELPH camera.



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