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Friday Evening (9 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-September-2006  18:02:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Frank sent word that Al Gore's movie about climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, is now showing in Australian cinemas. There's a thread about this movie here in our Forums.

Here's a cool Temple of Nod PC, based on Command & Conquer. I planned to use aluminium-plates along with red transparent acrylic for the case. I also wanted to do some engraving on all of the acrylic, since that delivers a cool effect. I bought 1000 bright red LEDs to use in conjunction with the engraving - stay tuned to find out how that worked!

Timbot spotted some tiny Linux PCs. The 200xm-cf is powered by a 200MHz PXA255 XScale processor, and contains 64MB of RAM and 16MB of flash memory. Its I/O includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, along with a Type II CompactFlash slot suitable for storage devices (including microdrives) or CFIO peripherals such as WiFi cards.

GideonTech list their Top 10 Worst Movies for portraying technology. It's one thing to make a fantasy movie, it's another to dream up impossible technological feats in a modern day drama. Just because technical jargon would fly right over most people's heads, there's no reason to make up stuff. Independence Day doesn't even get a mention? Pfft!

Lil noticed this portable film festival. The Portable Film Festival is an international festival of short films just for portable devices. Sony PSPs, iPod videos, 3G phones, laptop screens, you name it. Films compete through an open vote by punters who review, argue and score the films online. And itís all free.

SilentPCReview have an article considering exactly what silence actually means in terms of computing. Some years ago, Intel and Microsoft actually laid down guidelines for computers in certain applications, using the term "silent" as one of the descriptors. The response from acoustics engineers in the industry was swift and merciless.

Trilby sent in this cool customisable keyboard. The DX1 consists of a Pad on which you place Keys anywhere you want, and then you tell the computer what you want the Keys to do.

Batteries that have a built-in USB charger? Awesome! Info on DVHardware and TrustedReviews.

GideonTech wonder if AM2 is worth it. AMD touts this as a major technological breakthrough. Let's take a look and see if it's all talk or there's something to back that claim up.

TweakPC have a bunch of impressive pics.. I assume they're previews of games in 2007, coz the translation is a bit dodgy. Perhaps you still remember our diagram hammer article from the last year. Some the plays, which we showed in the last year are meanwhile available or to be supposed to appear shortly - there it becomes time again once a view in near and perhaps also somewhat further future balances.

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