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 Thursday, 25-January-2007  18:57:21 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Max has sent in world of this piece of software called Desktop Earth which allows you to have dynamic wallpaper depicting an accurate representation of the Earth as it would have been seen from space at that moment.

Slyck has interviewed muslix64, the person behind the BackupHDDVD tool which circumvents HDDVD's AACS copy protection. "What motivated you to help circumvent the content protection scheme associated with HD DVD and Blu-ray? With the HD-DVD, I wasn't able to play my movie on my non-HDCP HD monitor. Not being able to play a movie that I have paid for, because some executive in Hollywood decided I cannot, made me mad..."

According to Information Week one hacker kit accounts for 71% of all web based attacks during December."Tagged with the moniker "Q406 Roll-up," the attack kit was behind 70.9% of last month's attacks, reported Atlanta, Ga.-based Exploit Prevention Labs. Up to a dozen different exploits make up the kit, which includes several exploits derived from the proof-of-concept code that researcher HD Moore published in July 2006 during his "Month of Browser Bugs" project."

TheTechZone has previewed a mini-ITX car PC "Voom PC". "Mini-box.com, a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp., today announced it has launched the VoomPC-2T family of low power, high performance car PCs. Based on the small form factor Mini-ITX platform and with an integrated battery management unit, the VoomPC family is ideally suited for navigation, productivity and entertainment with superior audio and video performance."

Goldy has sent in that the Defence department is outsourcing the rest of its IT services to a company named Unisys. Goldy says that "The ACT region was outsourced to KAZ (Telstra owned subsidiary) last year and now the other regions around the country are going. Does anyone care if the Dept of Defence outsources its IT services to a foreign owned company? Especially an American one...I'm pretty sure the general public have no idea."

Abyteapart has done a roundup of 5 webcams including models from Creative, Logitech and Microsoft. "From video conferencing to creating the latest YouTube masterpiece, webcams are fast becoming a must-have computer accessory. Whilst webcams were once tarnished with a reputation for poor image quality and sluggish performance, the advent of new technology and broadband internet connections has helped to cast off these unwanted associations."

Matt has sent in this article about the Australian release date for the PS3. "The PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console will go on sale in Australia on March 23, but only the more expensive $999 model will be offered, Sony said today. Sony had previously promised also to offer a $829 bundle, which had similar features but lacked memory card slots and wireless connectivity and included a smaller hard drive."

Techgage has done a Vista performance analysis of numerous benchmarks including comparison to Windows XP. "Last summer, I wrote an article entitled "Windows Vista Beta 2 Performance Reports" which attracted a lot of attention. In fact, it proved to be our second most popular article of 2006, so it's clear that people who are looking to purchase Vista truly care about whether or not they will lose a good deal of performance when making the move."

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