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Saturday Evening News (17 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 20-August-2005  23:18:44 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Bern lets us know that Slashdot has information that Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is planning to create "virtual reality" High-Defintition 3-D TV which will allow you to smell and even touch objects in the 3-D space. Full article here.

Rojak Pot has a new article posted up on their site about the Secret Overclocking in Asus Motherboards.

Xbitlabs has continued their detailed round-up of 17" flat-panel monitors. They cover 16 displays from LG, Samsung, Sony, Viewsonic, Mitsubishi, NEC and a few others.

Apparently the first dual-core Pentium 4 was rush job, Intel even admitted recently at a conference today. Thanks for the info Nick!

For anyone running PowerChute Business Edition version 6.x, you must upgrade to 7.x due to Java Runtime Environment expiration. Customers running PowerChute Business Edition 6.x after July 27, 2005 will encounter service failures\hanging on their next reboot. More information here. Thanks for the heads-up Tom.

Darklord sends in news about computer characters being mugged in a virtual crime spree. A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.

BigBruin shows us some good accessories and toys that you might like to treat your laptop with.

PCMech has an indepth look at nVidia's SLI Technology and how this invention has changed the videocard market.

Bona Fide Reviews informs us about the future of cell phone viruses. Antivirus experts say it is possible and are questioning whether personal data entered into cell phones and PDA’s can be stolen or infested now that minor security incidents are already being reported.

Outonanisland shares with us a screensaver which he says is an awesome screensaver (43MB) of a four cylinder engine being built. (Edit: Mirror here, because the original site seems to have bandwidth issues. An exe inside the zip installs it. Being an exe you might want to have your virus/spyware stuff in full paranoid mode, but no alerts here.)



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