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Wednesday Morning (8 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 7-June-2006  04:15:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NVIDIA's new GeForce 7950 GX2 seems pretty impressive, but people of course have been asking how you'd go with two of them in an SLI system. Well, HWZone decided to find out. We also shared with you that even though the GeForce 7950 GX2 ships with the SLI gold finger connector at top of the card, the current driver version officially supporting this new SKU (ForceWare version 91.29) does not support SLI - thus disallowing Quad SLI capability (pairing another GeForce 7950 GX2). However, a previous driver version did have all the correct ID strings that matched that of a GeForce 7950 GX2 and we found out that this version still had SLI support available for all cards.

Toshiba have a 200GB laptop HDD on the way. The drive is intended for those high-end notebook applications in which serious gamers, video junkies, and already-in-trouble packrats are overrunning their disk capacity and need help.

TweakGuides have updated their ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide. In the process two new pages have been added to the guide, bringing it up to 14 pages.

Mariomart spotted this personal jet-pack. A parachute system equipped with a 1.5m (4.9ft)-span delta wing and two micro-turbojets which could propel a paratrooper 200km (110nm) from a drop point could be tested from third-quarter 2007.

If you're confused by some of Intel's new technology branding, Hexus have an article to straighten you out. We'll take a closer look at three such technologies that fall under the headings of Centrino, Viiv, and vPro, respectively.

From RnR: The Queen likes a little 'bling' with her personal renewable energy sources. She is installing helical turbines with led's just outside the Buckingham Palace. :)

Bit-Tech have an editorial about Web 2.0 and privacy, looking at a few websites as examples. Why are the companies worth so much money? Why is MySpace worth over half a billion dollars without a proper revenue model? Why is Digg allegedly pitched at over $20m (at the last count) without any idea of where money is going to be pulled from?

From Draffa: Have fun plotting the demise of Earth. "Welcome to the Earth Impact Effects Program: an easy-to-use, interactive web site for estimating the regional environmental consequences of an impact on Earth. This program will estimate the ejecta distribution, ground shaking, atmospheric blast wave, and thermal effects of an impact as well as the size of the crater produced." I think we've seen this one before.. interesting, though.

Thetron spotted that Dell may be selling barebones systems soon. Dell hopes to cater more towards enthusiasts in the future by offering a specific section with greater system customization options such as the ability to offer the basic system component upgrades such as processor and motherboard while retaining the existing components from an older PC.

ArsTechnica ponder the movie rental industry and where it stands at the moment. Video stores are outdated and video-on-demand has a lot of growing up to do.

Murray noticed a shoe scanner making life easier at airports. Unfortunately, it seems someone with a laptop could cause havoc at Australian airports, according to another article.

A couple of random videos: amazing hole-in-one from PodgeSSS and impressive RC plane flying from thetron.

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Which DC project is for you? in Team OCAU - Distributed Computing.
Global Warming News - May in Current Events.
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The Boston Molasses Disaster in The Pub.

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