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Thursday Night (6 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 6-September-2007  22:06:24 (GMT +10) - by skootyloops

Firstly, Trusted Reviews have information on new GPU's being released on the dying AGP platform. When I envision the zombie apocalypse I can't say the return of redundant electronic interfaces from the dead is quite what I have in mind, but nonetheless that is exactly what has happened. While I don't know of anyone who has owned an AGP card since the hay-day of the ATI 9800 series (and nVidia's awful FX range), cards have been knocking around based on more recent chips generally asking ridiculous prices for inferior products. Considering we'll be moving up to PCI Express version 2.0 soon it seems an odd time to pledge support for the last generations technology.

Techgage have two new articles posted about the Austin Game Developers Conference. The first one is an Interview with CCP Games. One of the more important aspects of any MMO game is having some great back-story. To gain an idea of what goes on behind the scenes, we sat down with both Web Fiction Author and also the Communications Director for CCP Games, creators of EVE Online. And the second article is titled Building Bridges - Next-Generation Community Management. We are at the Austin GDC, so you can expect lots of information, lectures and interviews over the next few days. First up, we have a lecture by Richard Vogel, focusing on the current state of social networking and a look at where it's headed. It's a long one, so grab a fresh beverage and read on!

Tweaktown have posted some information on bypassing the iPhone's SIM security. "The whole process took 20 minutes to complete - we will walk you through the process we saw from the undisclosed location hidden in the back streets of somewhere. I was blind folded during transportation to the location, I swear!! First of all, let me say I am quite aware there are already three methods of iPhone enabling, hacking, modifying or however you would like to put it. The first to surface was the soldering trick but this seems a little impractical for most consumers."

Xbitlabs have a news story with Dell speaking about the performance of the new AMD Quad-Core. Following a massive scandal that was caused by “simulated benchmarks” of Advanced Micro Devices quad-core microprocessors, Michael Dell, the founder and chief executive of Dell, the world’s second biggest supplier of personal computers (PCs), said that AMD’s code-named Barcelona chip does have potential and can be considerably faster its rival from Intel Corp.

And lastly Sony have announced two more Blu-ray Disc Players are to be added to their line-up. Sony announced that it will be adding two new Blu-ray Disc players to its roster of high-definition movie players. Joining the $499US entry-level BDP-S300 sometime this fall will be two higher-end machines.



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