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Sunday Afternoon (16 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-June-2008  13:15:47 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

HardwareZone have published part one and part two of their annual PC Show 2008 Coverage. Unlike previous years, this year's PC Show opened a tad later, closer to the middle of June. That however doesn't change the fact that the yearly PC Show and it's great mid-year bargains are here to grab your attention.

In a statement issued recently, eBay said it was disappointed with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission decision, and will challenge the ACC watchdog's ruling to block a plan to force its users onto a PayPal-only payments system. Discussion on the forum. Thanks IntelInside!

The Folding@Home distributed computing project is going to get a huge boost in production next week, when the Nvidia GPU F@H client is finally released. Dubbed GPU2/Nvidia, this CUDA-enabled client combined with one of Nvidia's GTX 280 video cards can produce over 650 nanoseconds of protein simulation in one day; in comparison, a single Playstation 3 can hit 100ns of simulation, and one quad-core CPU can only put out 4ns of simulation in the same amount of time. Remember, OCAU is Team 24!

Laptop Magazine has a first-look at Toshibaís Qosmio G55 notebook, the first gesture controlled laptop. This 18.4-inch beast isnít notable just for its futuristic good looks, but because itís the first notebook to boast a dedicated Quad Core HD Processor (powered by the same Cell Processor that runs the PlayStation3). This enables gesture control, blazing fast video encoding, and more.

LifeHacker take a moment to test latest editions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera 9.5, and Safari for Windows and see how they do in regards to start-up times, multi-tab loading, JavaScript, CSS and memory usage. Scientific and precise? Heck no. Easy to understand and free from selective prejudice? Very much so.

MySpace will unveil next week a large-scale redesign that will alter major components of the social-networking site, like its home page, navigation scheme, search engine and video player. On Wednesday, MySpace users will see the first phase of the redesign, which has been in the works for the past six months, according to the company.

X-bit Labs continue with part six of their 20" LCD Monitor roundup. This roundup covers six 20-inch LCD monitors. These are mostly inexpensive models for the office environment where a super-fast matrix and a glossy case may be not only unnecessary but even distracting.

How much would you pay for a 1.5 meter Ethernet cable? A couple of bucks? How about $499! At first glance, ďMonster CablesĒ came to mind, but this for DENON audio products. Sure, itís not touted as Ethernet cable as itís for A/V use, but Iím sure a basic Ethernet cable will do the job for a lot cheaper.

In addition, something to kill the time, a flash based World War 1 plane shooter called Dogfight: The Great War. Or try Twist 2 a multi-tasking, brain twisting game. Can you get the highest score?



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