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Wednesday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 9-August-2006  00:56:33 (GMT +10) - by aXi$te

Bit-tech look at what other games can be purchased on Steam. We take a look at some of the undiscovered gems on the online delivery service.

Super Battery: Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced. Thanks flatout.

Legion Hardware have a 700watt PSU Roundup. For me power supplies are like memory modules, there are only a few select brands I would recommend touching.

Top 10 bizarre game plots at Bit-tech. Confused by Katamari? Dazed by DoA? Stunned by Shenmue? We take a trip through some of the weirdest plotlines ever to grace a computer game and ask - are games developers insane?

On Legit Reviews we have Behind Closed Doors: Power Supply Pricing Guide. If you are making a feature shopping list as you are looking for the ultimate power supply then these points of interest should be on your list.

Black Hat users still wary of Vista Security - Hacker publicly cracks Windows Vista. Articles on PC World and IT News respectively, thanks Murray.

Cool and cheap screamers from AMD and Intel. you had to fork over more than 300 bucks for the privilege of owning one and getting a cheap dual-core CPU that wouldn't do a pretty accurate imitation of an acetylene torch was practically impossible.

More on Apple's Financial Results. Apple Computer says it expects to restate some of its financial results as a probe into its granting of stock options widens, threatening years of profits. thanks K.Parkinson.

Hardwarezone.com have posted their Quarter 3 2006 Midrange GPU Shootout. With virtually all the present generation of graphics cards already on the table, it's timely to conduct a short investigation on which is the best midrange graphics card for your budget. We gathered six such chipsets from both ATI and NVIDIA and ran them through our select benchmarks. Care to lay your bets?

Check out the Black Hole Grenade. An ingenious poster at Halflife2.net has found a secret weapon in Halflife 2: Episode 1. Thanks PodgeSSS.

Speedfan 4.29 Final is available. One of its main new features that users are talking about is full support for the internal temperature sensor from K8 chips (Sempron, Athlon 64 and Opterons). There is discussion in our forum here, thanks Wirrunna

On AustralianIT: For those who don't have the price of a new fridge to throw at a PC graphics card, there's usually a mid-range model in every graphics generation that hits the sweet spot for performance and value.

Peter sends a link to a National Memory Test. Seeing as Agg likes to use Dr Whats-his-name's brain builder thing on his Nintendo DS (you can tell who doesn't use it), I thought the following link might be useful. Get out there and see if the program is really helping your brain... It's being run as part of the 2006 Science Week with the ABC and Dr Karl. There's heaps more info there including a phenomena called the 'reminiscence bump'...

Goggles is a Google Maps Flight Sim. This game uses images loaded in from Googles mapping service. Reminds me of my flight sim days.

Edit: 6 or 7 edits later, all the links are correct, and no more grammatical errors... i really should be sleeping at 1am when I have to be up at 4am for an all day trip..



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