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Thursday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 10-July-2008  07:53:45 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

Google has announced a new 3D virtual world called 'Google Lively'. The world is similar to Second Life, or the upcoming 'Home' for the Playstation 3. Users can create their own 3D "rooms," and deck them out with furniture and other accoutrements, in addition to being able to add themed music to complete your personalized virtual space in Google Lively; as well as being able to stream photos and video.

TechArp updated their Intel Core 2 processor performance roundup. In this article, we will be comparing the performance of the Intel Core 2 processors in five benchmarks - two game-based benchmarks and three application benchmarks. We hope to add on more and more results as we get hold of additional Core 2 processors over time.

Metku Mods shared their thoughts on the latest gamer cases from Antec. Earlier we reviewed the P180 Mini from the P1-family and now two cases from the range of Gaming Cases have arrived to our review. The cases this time are the 300 and the 1200, both of which follow the theme set by the earlier 900 model.

Bit-tech published an article comparing 2, 4, and 8GB memory configurations. With the increased availability and decreased price, enthusiasts are faced with a new question: is a 4GB kit or even an 8GB kit worth the cash splash over a basic 2GB? What scenarios warrant the extra memory? We find out!

They also had a chance to review the MSI Wind U100 notebook. Despite doing the obligatory review already, Bit-tech couldn't help themselves from taking apart the sub-notebook to see what's inside.

DriverHeaven review the latest factory overclocked GeForce GTX 280's from Asus and XFX. We will be putting them head to head in a variety of tests including gaming at 2560x1600. In addition to this we will also take a look at how each of the cards compares to various other products which are available on the market, including the Geforce GTX 260, and Radeon 4870.

I recently stumbled upon a company called Hybrid Medical Animations, and found myself blown away by the amazing 3D medical animations they had created. You can find the demo reel of their work here, or you can just check out their website.

This week the Escapist presents the latest episode from Zero Punctuation where Yahtzee reviews 'LEGO Indy'. Yahtzee is a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer, when he isn't talking very fast into a headset microphone he writes a column for PC Gamer.



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