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 Sunday, 13-May-2007  21:50:05 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Craig spotted this article about the future of AMD. A quiet AMD isn't a good AMD, but unfortunately it's the AMD we've been left with ever since Intel started becoming more competitive. In fact, the more Intel changed for the better, the more it seemed AMD changed for the worse. Intel started bringing out better product, talking more about its plans for the future, and made a whole lot of sense in just about everything it was doing and saying.

Bit-Tech have posted an article about content censorship and some possible future developments. Age-appropriate is an interesting adjective, isn't it? Thanks to the citizens' registry and content-guard enacted by President Jack Thompson's Indecent, Demeaning, Insensitive or Trite Act of 2020, all entertainment content has been rated as E, A, or B. E is for everyone, A is for Adult, and B is for banned.

Darky spotted that you can now skin your iGoogle homepage. For those who use Google as their homepage, you can now ‘theme’ it by clicking the “Select Theme” link in the top right next to the “Add Stuff” link. There are a few themes to choose from, some of which change depending on the time of day and the times of sunrise & sunset!

Hexus have interviewed two Intel designers of the new Penryn and Nehalem CPU's. Get the low-down on Intel's forthcoming Penryn and Nehalem straight from the guys who designed them - Stephen Fischer and Mark Buxton. We gave them a grilling at Intel Developer Forum in China.

Hitachi is planning a 1000 GB Blu-Ray recorder in 2008, costing around $2000. Thanks Klif for the link. Hitachi is set to launch a 1000GB Blu-ray recorder. The product that was shown at the Harvey Norman Conference being held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. According to Hitachi Australia the device will go on sale in 2008 for around $2,000.

Legionhardware have posted information about trouble free E4400 overclocking. Today we have a $280 US motherboard and processor combo for you that can be turned into the basis for a high-end gaming machine. Without having to upgrade the cooling we were easily able to push the Core 2 Duo E4400 processor from 2.0GHz to 3.0GHz which significantly boosted performance!

Myspace has begun implementing copyright technology to try to prevent users from uploading copyrighted content. Faced with the looming threat of more legal action, MySpace announced Friday that it has begun implementing new technology to combat members' unauthorized use of copyrighted content.

Ars Technica have posted an article about cyber terrorism and how it could be a serious threat, especially to resources like water and oil. Turner's testimony covers the threat of Internet-based terrorism to the nation's critical infrastructure (petrochemical, energy, transportation, and water), an area that he's intimately acquainted with through his job at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Judging by the long string of failing grades that our national infrastructure has gotten on its annual cybersecurity evaluations, you'd expect Turner's testimony to be fairly bleak, and indeed it is.

Students from a village in Uruguay have been the first to get OLPC laptops. Pictures of the event can be found here.

The_Dan spotted these interesting pictures from this thread. The pictures are of a gigantic dust storm.

Today's timewaster is this falling sand game.



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