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 Friday, 10-February-2006  06:21:09 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Interesting read on Digital Grabber for photography fans, Apeture Vs Shutter Speed.

Legit Reviews has just posted an article called Do Memory Module Heat Spreaders Make A Difference? There’s been lots of discussion recently about what type of heat spreader is best for overclocking, or if no heat spreader is best of all. Corsair decided to run some tests to see what the results would be...

XYZ Computer has a new article up about Flash Memory and how far it has come within the last few years.

On a similar topic, The TechZone looks at the future of storage, in this article.

A timeline of major GPU technology announcements from ATI and Nvidia have been posted up on Accelenation, pretty interesting read.

NGOHQ has interesting information regarding the Direct Access feature that was implemented in Nvidia's Forceware drivers last year. ...It was designed to enable users to control their monitors directly from the ForceWare control panel instead of the actual controls on their monitor. While it is nice to see Nvidia incorporating new features into their software, it turned out that there is an “evil side” to this Direct Access feature.

From Techreport: You may recall that we had some problems with our Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 setup that caused us to delay our review a bit. The motherboard, CPU, and cooler combo we received from Intel for review didn't always cool the CPU sufficiently under load, leading to thermal throttling. We've now tested a production Intel CPU/motherboard/cooler combo, and we have some good news and some bad news... Grab the full article here.

Ahriman found this cool site that allows you to connect through AIM, ICQ, MSN, etc all through a browser.

Hardware Secrets has an exclusive interview with Phil Hester, AMD’s Corporate VP and CTO, discussing AMD’s plans, strategies, new CPUs and a little bit of his professional life and experience.

From Xbit Labs: In the beginning of week – on the best day for starting a scandal – Nvidia Corp. was accused in seeding shills into forums and communities to promote its products. The fans reportedly received free hardware and officially acted to “educate” users in the forums. We try to attempt to summarize all the information to find out whether advertising methods of hardware companies have reached the point of pretty unfaithful practices. Read the full article here.

Pentarsys has posted a short article on current video card availability.

A new article detailing the nature and protective measure one can take against malware, from viruses to spyware, is up at Techconnect Magazine.

Interesting read on Bit-Tech about Bill Gates and his visions of the future back in 1995. When Bill Gates wrote his vision of the future back in 1995, titled 'The Road ahead', he made a number of outrageous (at the time) predictions about what the digital world would be like in 2006. How have his predictions held up? We take a look back at the book and see what Gates got right and what he got wrong. Turns out that Bill predicted DRM, pro-gaming, Media Center - although he also got a lot of other stuff wrong.

A few people sent this in - the last Holden Monaro Legend is being auctioned off on eBay. If anyone wants to buy me a present... ;)

XSReviews has an interview posted with Abit's Marketing Rep - Peter Du Preeze about their merger with USI.

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