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Tuesday Evening (7 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 5-September-2006  18:59:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Heads up - a program claiming to be a new video codec is apparently an adware trojan. zCodec also accesses a particular IP address to randomly select and download one of a collection of files.

Gizmodo have a couple of screenshots from a 16-way Windows machine.. hmm, reminds me of this.

Here's a cool 747 simulator, complete with mobile cockpit, made by an Australian guy! The approximate size of the simulator is 13ft wide x 11ft long and 9ft high. It will include every switch and panel in the 747-400.

PCPerspective cover active vs passive cooling using Thermalright coolers. What we really want to find out is how the HR-01, which is designed for passive cooling, compares to the XP-120 and Ultra-120, which rely on active cooling with a fan.

There's a whole pile of classic literature available for free on Google now. Now, with the help of our wonderful library partners, we're able to offer you the ability to download and read PDF versions of out-of-copyright books from some of the world’s greatest collections.

DarthDVD_AU spotted an interesting comment that new consoles are too weak for the upcoming Crysis game.

The RAAF is getting look and shoot technology for its F/A-18 Hornet fighters, thanks Sciby. By aiming a crosshair, projected on the helmet visor, over the desired target and pressing a button, pilots can quickly and easily aim weapons and their radar.

CyberNet have a report on the best antivirus software. Interesingly, this free software from AOL (basically a rebranded Kapersky antivirus) scores extremely well.

TechnologyReview report on spintronics progress. The promise is clear: spintronics could lead to computers that turn on instantly and electronics that use far less battery power, and also overcome the looming limits to Moore's Law.

Darren spotted this seamless triple monitor. The display measures 50" diagonally and has a 350 cd/m brightness along with a 500 to 1 contrast ratio. The response time at 16 ms is not that great compared to modern LCD monitors designed for gaming. Buyers will need a graphics card that can handle three DVI inputs.

ExtremeTech have a hi-res slapdown between SLI and Crossfire. Of course, all that graphics horsepower isn't meant to sit idly by while you run games at 1280x1024 on a 19" LCD monitor. You want a big, expensive, hi-res display, to go along with it.

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