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 Saturday, 30-August-2008  14:13:13 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

tkArena look at the past, present and future of notebook batteries. When it comes to mobile computing, battery life is of utmost concern. … Mobile computing batteries have undergone many changes over the past several years and at present there are three discrete battery types on the market. Let's take a closer look at each type.

If you're using a pirated copy of Windows XP Pro, this news from Gunna may interest you. Users of XP Pro that fail validation then their desktops turn black and a water mark appears near the task bar. Users can change the desktop again, but after 60 minutes it will go back to the watermarked black screen. Discussion in this thread in the Windows Operating Systems forum.

According to Hardware Zone, Intel's X58 chipset will have native SLI support. SLI support is only applicable to motherboard OEM/ODM folks whose Intel X58 motherboards have passed NVIDIA's certification process, for which NVIDIA will issue a special code string (or otherwise known as a token) to the motherboard OEM/ODMs to reprogram the board's system BIOS and enable SLI support.

A new survey by Cyber-Ark found that 88% of IT administrators admitted they would take corporate secrets if they were made redundant. The research also revealed that, of that 88 percent, a third would take the privilege password list to gain access to valuable documents such as financial reports, accounts, salaries and other privileged information.

AnandTech look at the performance of several gaming laptops. The first thing you need to realize going in is that gaming laptops aren't your everyday laptop. Yes, they are more than capable of running all of the tasks that you would do on a typical business laptop, but the addition of a high-end graphics card invariably means that battery life will be a secondary consideration.

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