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Friday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 16-September-2005  06:24:25 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Well, after much delay and political wrangling, the full sale of Telstra is set to go ahead. Whether or not this is a good thing remains to be seen. There is a forum thread about it with a poll running to see how many OCAU readers support the sale or not. Have your say.

Dan has got his hands on a Canon EOS-20D Camera to review, long after everybody else has reviewed it. "So I decided to cover all of the stuff that regular camera reviewers assume you already know, including all of the reasons why a digital SLR might be absolutely the wrong camera for you, no matter how rich you are."

Overclockers New Zealand have updated their Nvidia 7800GTX Video Cards Round up with two new cards from Elsa and Sparkle, taking it to eight cards in all.

Ars Technica have posted an article on Valve's HDR graphics technology and a preview of a couple of upcoming titles. They bring you up to speed on HDR, how it works, and why you've had to wait so long for it to appear in a title.

Design Technica argue the pro's and con's of the iPod Nano and Motorola ROKR cell phone, both of which have many of each.

Also on the topic of iPods, if you have a tendency to break things then something like this might be good protection for your iPod. Thanks Scott.

Atomic have posted an article about DirectX 10. They ask if it does More harm than Good?

Sun Microsystems have been trying to stick it to Dell lately, by flying a plane with a banner announcing their new 64-bit server. Not really out of the ordinary stuff, except they were flying it over the Dell Headquarters. Subtle approach I guess. Link sent in by Rusti. Thanks.

Philips apparently have plans for an all-Hitachi USB drive series featuring a 10GB USB drive, featuring a Hitachi 3600-rpm 1" MicroDrive which can withstand a 1.8m drop! Tough stuff indeed.

Tweaktown have a basic PC Security Guide. They cover all the usual things like virii, spyware, attacks and network security.

OcPrices have compared in detail six AMD nForce 4 SLI motherboards. They are the Abit AN8 Fatal1ty SLI, Asus A8N SLI Premium, DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR, Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI, MSI K8N Diamond and the Winfast NF4SK8AA-8KRS. Full article can be found here.

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