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Saturday Morning (5 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 8-September-2007  08:02:13 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Sony has rewarded this 9 year old kid, with a brand new PS3, for saving his Dad in a runaway truck.

TechwareLabs has published a guide to saving files in Office 2007. Some of you who have new machines or who have upgraded to Office 2007 have already discovered that Office 2007 saves documents in a new format that is unreadable by those with the older Office 2003. If you want to save files created by the Office 2007 suite of programs in a compatible format then this short and simple guide is for you.

This fancy switch may be handy for some of you that have limited HDMI connectors on your TV. Featuring simple installation and two way connectivity are the fine points of this product that allows two HDMI devices to be connected to a single source by way of the Ultra AV switch. This is a niche product at the moment and I have started to see all the new TVs coming out having multiple HDMI connections, but for those limited by only one HDMI connector and two HDMI devices, the Accell Ultra AV 2/Way HDMI switch is a viable solution for your needs.

Gathering together the present and previous generations of graphics cards from both ATI and NVIDIA that have ruled much of the retail scene in 2007, Hardware Zone have the benchmark numbers for more than 20 cards in their comparison chart. Which is the best performer and which gives the best bang for your buck? Answers inside!

OCIA has posted their Budget System Buying Guide for September 2007.

Mark Shuttleworth, the self-made millionaire and leader of the Ubuntu project, has been very vocal about the adoption of free software and that "the free software approach is a better device driver development model." But what does Mark think about AMD's announcements this week with the 8.41 display driver and the just-announced program where AMD will be handing out specifications under NDA and helping out the open-source community? Mark Shuttleworth has provided Phoronix some of his initial thoughts on ATI/AMD's new Linux push. Full article here.

Phoronix has a new article explaining AMD's new open-source strategy as well, read it here.

PCMech have a guide showing you how to use Google to best potential, using special search functions and methods.

As high as the clock speeds on ATI's Radeon HD 2900 and NVIDIA's 8800 series are, can they be pushed higher? YouGames' answers this question with this new article published on their site.

Also from the guys at Yougamers: Just a quick heads-up to let you know that NVIDIA's Roy Taylor hasresumed his blogging ways and has started up his new blog at YouGamers. Read the latest blog here.

A lot of today's reviews fresh off the press just below too, enjoy. :)



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