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Monday Morning (19 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 12-June-2006  11:27:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Happy Birthday Liz! Not that it's really your birthday anyway. :)

Dailytech spotted some Radeon concept cards from HIS. Samples shown at the show required a few jumpers changed to switch between PCI Express and AGP but HIS stated shipping models will have an auto switching system.

Speaking of which, EETimes report on a new PCIe standard on the way. The 2.5-Gbit-per-second PCI Express interconnect is slowly shifting gears into a 2.0 version expected by the end of the year to double data rates.

This is an odd one, thanks Sam.. A team from Google Research has developed a prototype system that uses a home computerís internal microphone to listen to the ambient audio in a room, determine what is being watched on TV and offer web-based supplemental information, services and shopping contextual to each program being watched. Hmm, I don't think I'm too keen on advertisers "listening in" like that.

ArsTechnica report on the copyright war, thanks Adam. Tools (perhaps weapons is a better term) such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) threaten to not only make it illegal or impossible to copy your own files between machines, but to erase entire classes of technology from the shelves of your local store, or even prevent it from ever existing in the first place. Why are we making such a frankly alarmist statement? Because it's already happening. If you're interested in this kind of thing, check out Episode 10 of our podcast, too.

PCApex have a PSU wattage calculator program. This app will let you know how large of a PSU you should use to ensure your system runs as stable as possible. Wattage rating isn't necessarily the best way to compare PSU's, of course.

OMG! Eating pizza cuts cancer risk! "We knew that tomato sauce could offer protection against certain tumours, but we did not expect pizza as a complete meal also to offer such protective powers."

A couple of interesting defense articles from Allen: the tech that took out Zarqawi and a look at the Predator drone aircraft that do reconnaissance in war zones. The ultimate RC plane?

Thetron sent in a slideshow of someone upgrading to fibre broadband in the States. Yeah, that 4Mb/s download speed he had before musta been a real bummer. :)

From Juppy: Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but its kinda historical. Alan Kotok died recently on the 1st June aged 64. Alan helped code Spacewar, the first ever computer game (released 1962) R.I.P.

Here's a few pics from Timbot.. not sure of the original source (we're mirroring it from here), but they give an interesting sense of perspective if you follow them from left to right:


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