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Tuesday Morning (7 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 20-February-2007  04:46:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have taken a step into Second Life, opening a "Dev Central Pavillion" inside the virtual world. Broadly, the Pavilion comprises an auditorium for technology related chats amongst residents, and a display hall featuring interactive booths, banners, and streaming videos.

LegionHW looked at CPU scaling with GeForce 8800 video cards. Although the GeForce 8800 GTX is best suited to high-end systems, it can be utilized quite well on slightly slower processors.

Irvo44 spotted some final R600 specs from AMD on TGDaily. On March 30, 2007, AMD will initially debut the R600 as the ATI Radeon X2900 XTX in two separate configurations: one for OEMs and another for retail. The OEM version is the full length 12" card that will appear in high-end systems.

Reuters report on a robot car race in an urban environment. Cars must merge, navigate traffic, traverse busy intersections, avoid obstacles and master the most delicate of skills -- determining who has the right of way.

Meanwhile Google's Larry Page hinted at some artificial intelligence work going on. His guess, he said, was that the brain's algorithms weren't all that complicated and could be approximated, eventually, with a lot of computational power.

Tweaktown compared a couple of Wi-Fi Skype phones from ASUS and Netgear.

EverythingUSB wanted to know if some bulletproof USB flash drives really live up to that claim, thanks Komodo.

If you thought QWERTY or Dvorak were your only options, check out these 13 computer keyboards you may not have seen before. I still want to play with one of those laser-projection ones, damnit.

For a real timewaster, try browsing the list of Unusual Articles on Wikipedia, thanks Shaun.



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