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Thursday Afternoon (13 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 24-July-2008  14:03:37 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

Rezin has updated his Greasemonkey scripts for the OCAU Forums, adding some handy features to enhance your experience. Feel free to suggest any modifications to these scripts, or a new script with features that other members may find useful too.

Games Radar list 100 of the lamest game-industry clichés. From the rambling screeds of the most pretentious critics to the half-literate scrawling of pre-teen forum posters, the common threads - once you know enough to spot them - make almost every piece of coverage read like it was written by the same guy.

HWiNFO32, the well-known hardware information application, has been updated and made free for all to download. HWiNFO and HWiNFO32 are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about computer's hardware.

ABC expands its online presence with iView, a new online streaming platform allows users to watch TV shows on the internet. The free service includes a channel featuring the ABC's flagship news and current affairs programs. Six channels will be available to anyone with a broadband connection and will allow viewers to watch news, programs, cartoons, documentaries and arts.

A Japanese software company is stepping up the international promotion of its Sleipnir Web browser in the hope of capturing a 5% share over the next few years of a market dominated by Internet Explorer and Firefox.

TweakTown analyse the new ATI Catalyst 8.7 drivers and how they perform under XP and Vista. As we roll towards the end of the month, I have to admit we were a little worried when we hadn’t seen the latest Catalyst release. No doubt AMD have been extremely busy working on the latest HD 4870 incarnation; the X2.

Microsoft research has developed a competing technology to LCD, which it claims will provide brighter, cheaper screens and display perfect black colour. Microsoft researchers believe that there is still room for improvement and they feel that their telescopic pixel innovation may lead the way to displays with much higher contrast ratios and brighter colours.

Overclock3D get busy with two XFX GeForce GTX 260 XXX Editions in SLI. Their can be no doubting the ATI 4870 is a fantastic card for the money. The XFX GTX260 XXX on the other hand has a very slight performance advantage but for that slight advantage you are paying a premium. The decision therefore would perhaps be decided on how much you value that little extra performance.

Tom’s Hardware take you on a pictorial tour of Gigabyte, covering the Manufacturing process of some of your favourite motherboards and graphics cards. Gigabyte Technology a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. In addition to the design and manufacture of motherboards hosting AMD and Intel processors, the company also makes graphics cards built around the ATI Technologies and NVIDIA GPUs.

Digital Trends have published a quick guide to setting up your Sony Playstation 3 as a media hub. My digital media was scattered among various drives, computers, and discs. I wanted seamless central control over all of it, so I decided to use my Sony PlayStation 3. Now I can view or listen to all my photos, videos, and music via my TV screen, no matter where they are.



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