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 Monday, 3-November-2008  11:36:37 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

Just a quick reminder that the Iron Photographer top ten voting is open until Friday. So check out the entries thread and vote for your favourites!

If your one of those people who worry about identity theft, here is a fool proof method of hard drive disposal. We started with two hard drives that had failed for various reasons. The data on the disks was sensitive, like most personal data you will find on any random hard drive. We had considered various methods of destroying the data. These methods of destruction included: detonation, shooting with high calibre bullets, bulk magnetic eraser, grinding the platters, smashing the platters with a hammer. These methods would all thwart a novice data recovery party, but wouldn't be 100% effective due to scanning tunneling microscope recovery techniques.

The ASUS eeePC is set to become even cheaper. The company has adjusted the pricing and market positions of its entry-level and mid-range Eee PC offerings and expects, to reach the (USD) $200 milestone in 2009. As widely expected, the company has also confirmed that it will phase out its 7 and 8.9" Eee PC offerings, replacing them with 10" iterations instead.

Bombproof hi-tech superbins are set to appear on the streets of London. The absence of appropriate receptacles in which to dump detritus has been a daily source of frustration for city pedestrians. However, the security concerns that resulted in the removal of rubbish bins from busy public areas have abated with the development of the bomb-proof bin.

Both Apple's and Linux's market share has decreased slightly. Whence we last looked at online market share data, Mac users accounted for 8.23% of those measured. Net Applications numbers for October show a small retreat to 8.21%, but the data regularly see-saws from month to month. Still, if we add in iPhone users (0.33), then OS X-powered devices account for more than 8.5% of online traffic, which is about where things were last month. However, the percentage of traffic attributable to Linux users has fallen for a second month in a row to 0.71% in October from a high in August of 0.93%.

For all you media junkies out there, here's a round up of media players. In today’s fast paced world it seems unlikely that anyone really cares which media player they use. All your average Joe cares about is his tunes and tracks. As long as he can hear them, he doesn’t care. Stop being a party spoiler Joe, and listen up. With all those media players like Windows Media Player, Winamp, Media Player Classic, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, GOM Player, Real Player and so on, and on … it becomes hard to tell which is best.

Continuing on today's exercise theme, here are 10 nifty exercise gadgets. It is quite rare to see an article about excersize gadgets because a lot of techies aren’t so keen on keeping fit. Well whether you work out every blue moon, or every day we have something for you. We have put together a list of cool gadgets which are great for when your getting your exercise, as rarely or as often as that may be.

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