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Tuesday Morning (5 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 22-May-2007  03:55:41 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Newcastle University is hoping to defend their RoboCup title later this year. In the four-on-four competition, puppy-sized robots play each other with only their masters' programming to guide them.

A site called One Soldier have put up a few screenshots comparing Epic's Unreal Engine with Crytek's CryEngine 2. Pretty amazing stuff.

HardOCP have posted their thoughts on Griffin and Puma, AMD's new mobile platform. I am not going to try to paint a glorious picture of what AMD is doing in the upcoming mobile space as it is not very exciting from an enthusiast standpoint, but what is interesting though is how it outlines AMD’s move towards its Fusion processor line as well as the levels of power savings that are being implemented on the mobile side of the business.

Apparently a fake Apple email published on Engadget managed to knock $4B off their stock price recently. Ouch! By 12:22 Apple stock had mostly recovered and it ended the day down just $1.40/share, or $1.25 billion in market cap.

Engaget report on the Maker Faire 2007, where there were lots of robots. Seriously, the last time we saw this many robot kits, sculptures, warriors, and automatons, we woke up in a cold sweat fearing the very destruction of mankind.

DigitalTrends checked out the LG BH100, which they say is the world's first dual-format high-definition DVD player, supporting both Blu-ray and HD-DVD disks.

Craig sent in this article comparing DDR2 and DDR3 on Anandtech. The results of these comparisons provided interesting results about the capabilities of the new P35 memory controller. It also answered the question of whether you should care about DDR3 in any upcoming system purchase. Some discussion of this article here in our Memory forum.

NordicHW had an overclocking test of Abit's AB9 QuadGT motherboard. We've tested the board with both air and phase change cooling and run through a whole bunch of benchmarks at a wide range of bus and CPU frequencies. The result is a pretty extensive review covering 18 pages with practically everything you need to know about AB9 QuadGT.

XbitLabs checked out Intel's V8 platform. Two quad-core Intel Xeon X5365 processors running at 3.0GHz, Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN mainboard on i5000X chipset – can a system like that win enthusiasts’ hearts? Intel believes it surely can, positioning this platform as a direct competitor of the upcoming AMD Quad FX reincarnation – FASN8.

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