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Friday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 29-September-2006  01:40:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Intel's Developer Forum is well underway. They're showing off the quad-core Kentsfield CPUs as expected, but there's also talk of an 80-core CPU within a few years. More info here, here, here, here, here. PC-Perspective have a closer look at these planned terascale processors with more than 32 cores. Xbit have part 1 and part 2 of their IDF day 1 coverage posted. There's even a video of some quad-core gaming action.

From Ambush: Venture-funded Israeli startup Yoggie Security Systems is readying a tiny, Linux-based remote access device [that] runs sophisticated firewall, VPN, and monitoring software on a hardened Linux kernel. The pro model offers SPI firewall, VPN client, intrusion detection & prevention, HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP proxies, antivirus, antispyware, antispam, antiphishing. More info here.

Thermaltake are giving away prizes including CPUs, for whoever gets the highest scores in an online game.

HWSecrets report on Robson technology, which is how Centrino will use an integrated flash memory disk cache to speed up access and save energy. If you take a look on a typical disk access, the majority of the time is spent moving the mechanical parts of the disk rather than transferring data.

DVHardware explore the Run line in Windows. I must hit "ctrl-esc, r" a hundred times a day.. should really learn to use that Windows key. :)

the_rick spotted a multiple-format disk that could help end the Blu-Ray / HD-DVD war. By putting the same film on a single disk in the two competing formats, movie studios can save money and consumers do not have to worry if they are buying the right disk for their player.

From Oosh: As announced by Bungie here, Halo Wars (website here), a new RTS game based in the Halo universe, is to be developed by Ensemble Studies (of Age of Empires fame). Which further explains why Halogen was forced down the tubes by MS. Also announced, a new partnership between Bungie and Wingnut Interactive, a newly formed video game studio run by Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh, whom ofcourse are working on the Halo Movie too. What this project is, who knows? Exciting times in the world of Halo. :)

Interesting Forum Threads:
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Home-made radiators in Extreme Cooling.
Feedback on my Google Earth Realestate Site in Graphics and Programming.
Nagasaki Apocalypse in Photography.
10 days out from INBA bodybuilding comp in Sport, Fitness & Health.

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