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Thursday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-October-2006  04:02:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From White Rhino: Just thought I make a mention of the Iron Photographer compition again. September Voting is under way and entries are now open for the October competition.

PocketPCReviews have info on an "Australian upstart" making an all-in-one PC/TV system. The specs and pricing are quite decent, judging from this preliminary info sheet. OzIQ plan on having the 32" PC /TV on the shelves in a couple of weeks.

DigitalTrends have video episode comparing digital picture-frames. We recently had a pretty cool DIY version in the Modding forum.

Sony has recalled another 60,000 batteries, this time from its VAIO laptops, thanks Jason. Last month Sony announced a global replacement program for its batteries used by other laptop makers but the company had insisted that batteries used in its own computers posed no risk.

Metku have a mod worklog titled Embryo Zero, while an awesome BF2142-themed casemod is featured on Bit-Tech.

HWSecrets have their thoughts on the Native CrossFire technology from ATI. Even though CrossFire is better than SLI in the way that you can hook two completely different video cards together (SLI requires that both cards to be exactly the same), it has two major drawbacks: you need a “master” (a.k.a. “CrossFire Edition”) video card to control CrossFire (“master” cards were hard to find when CrossFire was released) and the connection between the two cards are done thru a cable outside the PC. ATI is now fixing these two problems with a new CrossFire version, called “Native CrossFire”.

Tweaktown checked out some high-speed WiFi being demonstrated by Intel. At a range longer than 10 meters, Intel are recommending the upcoming 802.11n standard which has greater range than 802.11g by about 20 meters AND improves on throughput massively by offering up to 540Mbit/s compared to just 54Mbit/s offered by 802.11g.

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