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Saturday Evening (18 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 6-January-2007  18:25:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

News of the day seems to be Hitachi's announcement of a 1TB HDD (on the heels of Seagate's annoucement we linked yesterday). More info here on StorageReview, thanks kasi, here on Engadget and here on TechReport. This is a 5-platter drive using perpendicular technology, and as Rage reminded me recently, Hitachi are all about the perpendicular.

Not to be outdone, Nick notes that Seagate plan a 37.5TB HDD within a few years. But DVHardware say they WON'T launch a 300TB one in 2010. So who knows.

From John Selby: The Dept of Communications, IT and the Arts have released most of the public submissions they received for their review of the .au Domain. A submission I made (which includes a mention of OCAU in passing) is available here.

TonyR sends word of a security bug in Adobe Reader. Web users are being urged to upgrade their Adobe reader software as a security flaw is found in older versions of the program. I'd also recommend you check out Foxit Reader as free alternative.

From BFM: Bit-tech just posted this preview up for Supreme Commander. OCAU SupCom discussion can be found here. Looks insane :)

Damnation spotted a blog post about the Top 5 Robots of 2006. The future is robotics and whether you like it or not in the next 25 years you will be having one in your house to make your life easy. Bring it on - and don't think I've forgotten about the flying cars, either.

From mysrh: This is a google map to locate people with Wii to exchange the friends code. There's some Wii stuff in our Wiki, including a Wii Code listing.

LostCircuits and XbitLabs both report on AMD's new 65nm CPUs AKA "Brisbane", which have recently started shipping. AMD claims that the process shift does not affect performance, only power consumption is greatly reduced. However, there has been some controversy regarding the effects of the process shift on cache performance, especially the Level 2 cache appears to be severely affected with respect to access latencies.

From Scon: There was a thread for this Linerider timewaster several months back, however it's gone through a new beta version and is definitely worth a little of your time. For examples of what people are capable of, click here.



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