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 Sunday, 29-July-2007  19:38:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From ziggy: Minimig stands for Mini Amiga. Minimig is an FPGA-based re-implementation of the original Amiga 500 hardware. In it's current form, Minimig is a single PCB measuring only 12*12cm which makes it the smallest "Amiga" ever made and the first new "Amiga" in almost 14 years! Minimig is available for download as an open-source / open-hardware design under the GNU public license. Open circuits wiki pages here and here.

PCApex have a Vista Tweak Guide. Number Twelve. Enable ReadyBoost on a non-vista certified usb drive.

Craig sends word of a new version of VLC to address a security issue. We hereby announce the release of 0.8.6c aimed at fixing a security vulnerability in multiple plugins. Several other issues have been addressed as well.

VooDoo spotted this gym that is powered by its clients.. well, partly. The California Fitness gym in Hong Kong is co-operating with its clients to transform some of the energy expended on StairMasters and treadmills to power a trio of 27" TVs, five 60-watt light bulbs - the equivalent of several hundred 5G iPods.

MadShrimps compared a couple of PSUs in a Crossfire stress test. We stress test these units in a real world environment with the most power hungry vga cards out there, two ATI HD 2900 XT in Crossfire.

PCApex have a flash banner contest where you can win $500 worth of FrozenCPU stuff. Gamepyre meanwhile have a motherboard and video card to give away.

HWLogic checked out Gigabyte's US Headquarters. Located in the City Of Industry, an industrial haven located in LA county, Gigabyte's US Headquarters is a 50,000 square foot warehouse/office building that handles all of Gigabyte's North America operations.

Motherboards.org meanwhile wondered what Diamond Multimedia are up to lately. Diamond MultiMedia is name that everybody I ask has heard of, but has no idea what they make and what they are doing now.

HardOCP have some info on AMD's 4-way CrossFire and new roadmaps, as well as AMD's direction and next-gen BULLDOZER tech. First off though AMD wants us all to understand that they are far and away from just a “CPU” company any more. The ATI acquisition propelled it into many markets that AMD thinks it will be leveraging x86 computing into very soon.

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