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 Saturday, 1-November-2008  21:48:53 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

Here's a nice round-up of 10 indie games released in October. Game Tunnel is proud to publish the October Independent Video Game round-up, the latest in our long-running Famitsu-styled panels that review all the latest Indie PC games. The 10 games reviewed for October include Introversion's Multiwinia, Archibald's Adventure from Rake in Grass and Zatikon from Chronic Logic. Read reviews from each of the panelists on all 10 games in the October Indie game round-up.

What about the 10 dumb things IT pros do that screw up networks? One of the most popular pastimes of IT professionals is complaining about the dumb things users do. We all get a laugh from articles like TechRepublic’s ultimate collection of dumb user stories. But if we’re honest, we have to admit that computer novices aren’t the only ones who make mistakes. Most network administrators could (but probably won’t) tell you about their “most embarrassing moment.” That’s the one where you discover you accidentally misconfigured the firewall to shut down the boss’s Internet connection or that the backup you’ve been making every day has been copying the wrong files. Oops.

Google has added SMS functionality into Google chat. So, how does it work? Well, first of all it's a Google Labs feature. Unlike Mail Goggles, we like this one. Go into your Gmail Settings, then Labs, and enable the functionality (most will not see this feature yet, at the time of this writing). Go into chat, type in a phone number, and you'll see an SMS option. Once you send an SMS message, you will have a 406 area code number permanently associated with your Gmail account.

CDs are heading the way of the vinyl record. NOT too long ago, you could walk south from the mall along Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD and pick up new CDs for $10 or less each and find plum bargains at several second-hand CD shops stretching all the way to Chinatown. Things have changed. The second-hand shops are disappearing and the discount options are narrowing. Today, the final NSW franchise of Dirt Cheap CDs on Pitt Street is the latest to shut down. At its peak, the six-year-old chain, known for $10 CDs, had five shops in Sydney.

Now, onto a nice healthy dose of random reviews:
Guitar Hero World Tour on AnandTech
Samsung ML-1630W Mono Laser Style Printer on Trusted Reviews
CPU Cooler Roundup on Benchmark Reviews
Sprint HTC Touch Diamond on HotHardware
Patriot Warp V2 128GB 2.5” Solid State Drive on TweakTown

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