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Friday Morning (13 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 29-August-2008  05:15:00 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Happy Friday, bet you all wish you were as lucky as me and never had to work Fridays. :)

The guys over at Techpowerup have a chat to the co-founder and co-owner of Lavalys, Tamas "Fiery" Miklos, who created Everest, the popular hardware monitoring software. He talks about his personal background, first experience with computers and how he came to make Everest.

PCPro have an interesting article posted up here, about the Space Cube. It's a 2 inch square computer, boasting 300MHz CPU, a SD card slot, and 64MB of DDR RAM.

It has been confirmed by Hexus that Abit are infact exiting the mainboard market by the end of the year. [Aww, my KX7A (I think it was) was such a great board after it was RMA'ed 3 times.]

TeamXbox had a chance to talk to George Broussard, who is co-owner/president of 3D Realms, who talks about Duke 3D coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade, and they even ask him about Duke Nukem Forever. Read the full interview here.

HotHardware attended NVIDIA's very first NVISION 08 visual computing conference that took place August 25 - 27 in San Jose, California and captured some of the sights and sounds from the event. This video is a compilation of the featured speakers and artists that participated in the keynotes.

Tech ARP have posted an article about NVIDIA refuting claims of bad GPUs. Charlie Demerjian of the Inquirer reported last month that NVIDIA G84 and G86 GPUs were failing left and right. Unfortunately, not only the G84 and G86 parts are affected. According to the Inquirer, even G92 and G94 parts are failing as well. If true, it is really very bad news, as the G92 and G94 are very popular parts, powering the GeForce 9800 GTX, the GeForce 9600 GT, the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and the GeForce 8800 GT. So we queried NVIDIA to get their view of the matter.

Squirt758 sent in news about Psystar countersuing Apple. Wannabe Mac cloners Psystar hired itself some hotshot lawyers to defend against Apple's lawsuit, and they're not wasting any time earning their fees -- as Psystar's hinted in the past, it's going to countersue Apple for antitrust violations and ask that the court declare the Leopard EULA void.

The guys from Madshrimps took a trip to Amsterdam, where MSI held its first European Overclocking Challenge. Full read here.

Bit-tech have a pretty insane case mod by 'cc3d' reviewed here.

PCStats had a tour around the Gigabyte motherboard factory. Without a doubt, motherboards are the most complex and essential part of the modern PC. With this in mind, it's surprising to learn the amount of work and machinery involved in manufacturing a single motherboard. As PCSTATS recent trip to Gigabyte's Nan-Ping factory in Taiwan showed us, there's a lot more to it. In fact, producing and testing a single motherboard involves a mind-boggling host of automated machines, people and processes; follow along and we'll show you how things are really made.

Tweaktown have a DIY guide on how to use an old router as a wireless access point.

And finally, to make your Friday that bit more awesome, here is an awesome ninja timewaster sent in by Squirt758.

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