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 Saturday, 2-August-2008  14:34:55 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

From forum member Deltoid: Prompted by my sister's own battle with cancer while pregnant she has started a charity to help other mums battling cancer whilst pregnant or with young children. For more information about the charity or to make a donation see www.mummyswish.org.au. As part of a fund raising drive Mummy's Wish has a signed and framed 2008 State of Origin Canterbury Baby Jersey for auction. Signed by 8 of the 2008 winning QLD team. This jersey is a "one-off" (being the only baby jersey signed by the Qld team). This jersey is a size 1 all in one, beautifully framed with an engraved plate. See Deltoid's thread in the forums for more information.

Caligari Corporation have made trueSpace7.6 available as a free download! Registration is required. trueSpace7.6 is a fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for Virtual Earth. Thanks Adam!

Mindy sent word about the Rocket Racing League demonstrating its first racing plane in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During the demonstration, the plane alternated between unpropelled gliding and rocket-powered flight. The rocket is turned off to preserve fuel and to slow the craft, as the airframe is not meant to withstand speeds much greater than 560 kilometres per hour.

Hardware Secrets have a new article looking at how to identify Japanese electrolytic capacitors. Not all electrolytic capacitors are manufactured equally. Japanese and solid caps have better quality, protecting your equipment from the infamous capacitor leakage problem and also increasing the life-span of your equipment, especially if it works at high temperatures, like it is the case with power supplies.

Hardware Zone check out the AMD Puma. … AMD's latest notebook platform, Puma consists of three ingredients:- The new Turion X2 / Turion X2 Ultra mobile processors (codenamed Griffen), an AMD M780G (RS780M) mobile chipset and 802.11a/b/g/n compliant Wi-Fi chip from third party vendors. Discussion in this AMD Puma (related) thread.

The Tech Report look into the rumours that are circulating about how Nvidia is set to exit the chipset business. Puzzled, we asked Nvidia Platform Products PR chief Bryan Del Rizzo to weigh in. Del Rizzo's response came swiftly and left little open for interpretation.

PC Perspective also weigh in on these rumours. It's been a whirl-wind past few weeks for NVIDIA - bad mobility GPUs, the possibility of seeing NVIDIA inside Apple machines and now the death of the NVIDIA chipset products. Quite a bit for a single company to take all at once, but how much truth is there to the idea of the end of the nForce?

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