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 Wednesday, 18-April-2007  21:27:53 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google says that they are close to a automatic copyright filtering system on Youtube. Schmidt made the comments to about 300 people here at the National Association of Broadcasters conference during a one-on-one interview with John Seigenthaler, a former reporter with NBC's Nightly News. The new system, which Schmidt called Claim Your Content, will automatically identify copyright material so that it can be removed, Schmidt said.

DigitalTrends has posted an article about keeping your online identity safe. We live in a time when using computers for purchases, bill paying, and banking are becoming more and more the norm. Broadband and constant, fast connectivity are the accepted standards. Given just how much computers are a part of our daily lives, you should find a couple of recent pieces of news very disturbing. A government survey in the U.K. found that 12% of respondents had suffered from online fraud in 2006, yet fewer than half of the respondents believed they should be responsible for protecting their personal information online.

Joel spotted this review of Hitachi's 7K1000 1TB HDD. On March 16, 2007, UPS delivered to our storage test lab a shipment from Hitachi, which we had anticipated for several weeks. The box contained the world's first hard drive with a total capacity of 1 terabyte (1 TB): the Deskstar 7K1000.

HardwareAnalysis have looked at Nvidia's 8600 series. Nvidia's new DirectX 10 8600 series of graphic cards was introduced yesterday, but from what we've seen thusfar we're a bit underwhelmed, here's why.

Google is planning to expand its Docs and Spreadsheets online tools with slideshow support later this year. It can already be used to create spreadsheets and word documents, while companion services Gmail and Calendar are increasingly being used as an alternative to Microsoft Outlook. The presentations feature will use technology from Melbourne- and San Francisco-based Tonic Systems, which Google has just acquired for an undisclosed sum. Tonic's Melbourne office did not return calls seeking comment.

3DGameMan has looked at component selection of an ultimate gaming machine. Please note that this Hardware Selection Guide for building a KICKASS Gaming Rig is updated frequently to reflect the new computer trends. This insures that this guide is always current and accurate.

Bigbruin have checked out Linux live CD's. Most major, and many minor, Linux distributions have Live CD versions. These include Ubuntu, Knoppix, Linspire, MEPIS, and Debian. You can find a list of Live CD distributions here and here. You can either order a Live CD from the developer -- for which, in many cases, you may have to pay a nominal fee for shipping. The folks behind Ubuntu, for example, will send you several CDs for free.

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