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Thursday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 8-June-2006  13:13:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Perth band The Resonance, who made the theme music for our podcast, have a new "mixup" available in the downloads section of their site. Quite funky stuff, check out the other songs too.

Xbit report on 3-way CrossFire from ATI. The company proposes to use the third graphics processing unit (GPU) for physics calculations and claims that even its mainstream GPUs deliver better raw performance when compared to dedicated physics processing units (PPUs) from Ageia.

PureOC have their take on ATI's physics acceleration too. ATI appear to mean business with their offering for physics acceleration and are strutting around rather confidently claiming they will hold a major performance advantage over the competition. They also ponder AMD's Quad-Core K8L & 4X4 announcement.

If you've got a hot MacBook, you might want to check for plastic on the exhaust vents. "This is used in the factory to prevent dust from getting into your computer. If your MacBook has the plastic still over the vent, simply remove and discard it." Symptoms of vent-blocked MacBooks include a constantly-running fan and heat coming off the top or bottom of the computer.

Google have announced Google Spreadsheet, the latest addition to their browser-based Google Office suite. After snapping up Writely, a web-based word processor, Google's eyes looked hungry for Microsoft's Office cash cow.

CuttingTheEdge have a few BattleField 2142 screenshots.

LegitReviews upgraded the video card in their Dell E1705 notebook. Once I got the laptop, my conclusion was that it was perfect for what I needed it for in every area but one... gaming!

Murray notes that the Nintendo Wii has won Best of Show at E3.. so we can all stop sniggering about the name now.

Bit-Tech have the third and final installment in G-gnome's WMD case mod project. Like most of the parts, I made a cardboard model first - In this case a 1:1 scale Shuttle motherboard, X800XT PE and Audigy 2ZS. This was to confirm fit and clearances.

HWZone have an interesting one.. running two systems from one PSU. We took it further with Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and running them silent with passive heatsinks. Find out more about this Computex Taipei 2006 technology demo at MSI's booth right here.

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