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 Wednesday, 17-September-2008  16:07:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's a Mythbusters video demonstration on the nVIDIA site. TV celebrities and scientists, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, world renowned for their work as hosts of the Mythbusters television show, have built a one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen, awe-inspiring machine that demonstrated the difference between a GPU and CPU. What transpired included two robots, thousands of paint balls and the Mona Lisa herself. You've got to see it to believe it!

Speaking of nVIDIA, they seem to have updated the GeForce GTX 260 with 24 extra shaders, totalling 216. TechPowerUp, HotHardware and Guru3D checked out cards with the new core.

From scon: The first of the regular round of IRON CHEF OCAU tournament has come to a close and now it is time for you, the OCAU public to choose whose cuisine will reign supreme! There was some great creativity shown with Pizza Towers, Dessert Pizzas and even a Nacho Pizza! Exercise your OCAU responsibility and cast your vote here! The prize is a custom member title of OCAU IRON CHEF so choose wisely!

From RnR: Google has submitted a patent application for floating data centres powered in part by wave power. The patent application envisages huge floating data centres situated off the coast of major population centres using renewable wave power to generate electricity. The cold sea water could also be used to cool the hardware.

Phoronix compared Linux distros on an EeePC 901. Following our Linux desktop encryption benchmarks of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and Intel Atom N270 CPU we have a performance comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva on this low-cost netbook PC.

From IntelInside: iFixit have disassembled the new, colourful iPod Nano 4G and new iPod Touch.

Apparently social networking has de-throned porn in terms of web popularity. Bill Tancer, a self-described "data geek", has analyzed information for over 10 million web users to conclude that we are, in fact, what we click, with Internet searches giving an up-to-date view of how society and people are changing.

Tweakguides have a new guide for STALKER: Clear Sky. However because there are two entirely new rendering modes, a whole range of additional settings and new tweaks, as well as tweaks which no longer work in Clear Sky, I've written this STALKER: Clear Sky Tweak Guide to allow users to fully understand and customize Clear Sky thoroughly to better meet their needs.

TechReport have some thoughts on the perfect netbook. Perfection wouldn't be too hard to achieve, either, since all the elements of my ideal netbook are already available from one manufacturer or another, just not all in a single system. Read on for this editor's perfect netbook formula.

HWSecrets want to tell you everything you need to know about motherboard voltage regulation. In this tutorial we will present an in-depth trip inside the motherboard voltage regulator circuit, showing you how to identify this circuit, how it works, what the most common projects are and how to identify good-quality components.

Pipe Networks have a new pipe on the way. Pipe Networks has cleared one of the last major hurdles in its plan to build an optic fibre network between Sydney, Guam and Papua New Guinea with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granting it landing rights in Guam.

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