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Monday Midday (8 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 30-January-2006  12:56:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Acid notes the Oz Xbox360 launch has been pushed back 3 weeks due to supply issues. The console will now be officially unleashed at 12:01am on March 23 2006.

PenStarSys have their thoughts posted about Conroe, Intel's upcoming CPU family. There is no doubt that these will be better performing than anything that Intel has out today, and it will certainly be a lot cooler and more efficient than the current Pentium 4ís.

TheTechZone have a quick article on making Windows shut-down quicker. Navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop' and double click on the 'AutoEndTasks'. Change the value to 1 and click on OK.

PCMech highlight some cheap software to get you started with video editing. If you just bought a DV camcorder and want to show the world or your family what it's seeing, you need video editing software.

HWZone cover Intel's Centrino Duo "Napa" mobile technology. Despite having two execution cores on one die, Intel claims the battery life is on par, if not better than previous generations of Centrino platforms.

Designtechnica have a quick look at the PowerSquid surge protector. Six flexible arms connect to a base which has a single male plug that goes into the wall.

TheTechZone report on some unusual ways of making a living in MMORP games. In one survey, 20% of MMORPG players said they regarded the game world as their "real" place of residence; Earth is just where they eat and sleep.

Tech-Hounds had a bit of a play with SLi. I just picked up a 7800GT as part of my foray into PCIe-based gaming. It plays BF2 at 1600x1200 at maximum detail and 4x AA, butter-smooth. Leaves me wondering why you'd need a 7800GTX or even two of them in SLi..

eCoustics have some thoughts about digital rights management. One thing is certain: A few more incidents like Sony's "rootkit" flap and consumers may revolt.

XYZComputing wonder if 2006 will be the year of the HTPC. They highlight a few stylish HTPC cases.

UKGamer meanwhile checked out Intel's VIIV, their new "entertainment PC" standard.



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