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Wednesday Midday (4 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 18-June-2008  12:03:31 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

OCAU's Folding@Home team is on track to produce more points than any other team today. For the first time since August 2006, OCAU's very own members both in Australia, New Zealand and scattered around the globe may just have the biggest points total for the day. Also the new Nvidia GPU client has been leaked, and we are making the most of this early release, while the other teams seem oblivious. So get that Nvidia card folding!! Remember, OCAU is Team 24!

Just a reminder, Firefox 3 is finally available. They're trying to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. So if you're at work, or at home, give it a try and see how this new version stacks up. Discussion can be found here.

Bit-Tech got their hands on a new Atom powered ASUS EeePC 901, and decided to pull the whole thing apart. Yet again my inner seven year old has taken hold of me and insisted I find out what's inside the new Eee PC 901 without general consideration about how it goes back together.

After months or rumours and waiting, the official Playstation blog has now confirmed that version 2.40 of their system software update for PS3, will include XMB access in-game. The update will also include trophy like achievements, as well as some other new enhancements.

Stardock has launched their new digital platform today called Impulse. The new platform is designed to allow users to associate PC games, applications, and utilities with a unified account that users can then update and install software from many supporting studios.

TweakTown decided to put three newly released GeForce GTX 280s in SLI, to see how well they scale and perform. So were back in the bunker for the last night of GTX 280 palooza, and I have to honestly say that it couldnt come any sooner. No doubt that weve left the best till last with our 4GHz clocked system and three GTX 280 cards.

Benchmark Reviews have compiled a Nvidia GPU Computing & CUDA FAQ. Benchmark Reviews offers this FAQ to help our readers understand what is happening within our world of technology, and help introduce them to what is coming as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 video card is launched

InfoWorld compiled a list of colossally stupid mistakes made by IT admins. Of course, not all computer users live to cause mayhem, sowing the seeds of destruction in our metaverse. In fact, sometimes the worst offenses spring from our own ranks, hatched by individuals whose stated mission is to help technology work better: the IT admin.

Valve have released the latest addition to their series of meet the Team Fortress 2 characters trailers; Meet the Sniper. The remaining three classes--Pyro, Medic, Spy--are expected to receive their long-awaited and undoubtedly humorous introductions in due time. You can watch the video on AusGamers.

After 15 years of development, Wine version 1.0 has been released. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. While perfect windows compatibility has not yet been achieved, full support for Photoshop CS2, Excel Viewer 2003, Word Viewer 2003 and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 have been among the goals prior to the release.



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