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Saturday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 14-April-2007  04:22:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From IntelInside: Apple Inc. said on Thursday it was delaying the release of the next version of its OS X operating system, code-named Leopard, until October because the company said it had to divert resources to the iPhone.

Allan sends word that another episode of MariposaHD.tv was released recently. mariposaHD is the world's first High Definition TV series distributed directly on the Internet. And it's free.

Xbitlabs have continued their article on 19" monitor features. We will discuss their color reproduction quality (and the color gamut), response time (and the RTC error value), brightness and contrast. Today we will introduce to you ten solutions from Acer, Asus, LG, Dell and Samsung.

Dunking your PC into oil isn't entirely new, but now a UK company is looking at it from a commercial perspective. It is possible to cut power consumption in half," managing director Peter Hopton told New Scientist. "You don't need to drive inefficient fans, or the usual air conditioning." Hopton first got the idea after seeing computer enthusiasts discuss the idea online.

TheTechLounge considered onboard video acceleration. Every major chipset manufacturer has chipsets with onboard video. Since ATi's added Avivo to their motherboards, the pot has been stirred. So the question begs asking... of Intel, NVIDIA and ATI, whose chipset delivers the best video acceleration performance?

Beyond3D have info on the GPU vs CPU war from Intel's perspective. Given that Carmean first began giving the original form of this presentation in 2005, one might wonder how large a part the rationale displayed here played in AMD's acquistion of ATI which was first proposed in December of that year.

This is the weirdest PC mod I've seen in a while.. PC bits stuffed into a beaver. In fact, I find it difficult to think of a more ridiculous case housing for an office machine. All innuendos aside, what better creature to house the busiest of machines - the machine that has sped up our lives and made us captive to a constant flow of information.

Joanna sent in another timewaster, this time you try to click a button for a specified time. Trickier than it sounds. Meanwhile BFM wants you to know about PBF, which is an odd little online comic. Quite cool though.

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