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Thursday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 20-November-2008  09:14:08 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

Aaron Heibert from Tom's Hardware has compiled a report based on Corsair's recent research in to the performance benefits of using 6GB of DDR3 as opposed to 3GB of DDR3 and Microsoft Windows Vista (x64). Results indicate that it is essential for enthusiasts to opt for 6 GB, rather than 3 GB, if they are looking for the best possible experience, and of course, to move to a 64-bit operating system to support the large memory configuration.

I'm sure many, if not most of us, have seen the movie Minority Report and the futuristic computer system interface used in that movie.... Futuristic no more as one of the science advisors from the Steven Spielberg film -- along with a team of other zany visionaries have created a real world implementation of the computer systems seen in the movie. Dubbed g-speak, the mind bending OS combines "gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels," to deliver what the creators call "the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984."

Sony has just unveiled a 12.25 megapixel CMOS camera sensor. You're probably wondering what is so special about this news given that such megapixels have been around for some time now in digital cameras. Well.....that is true, however, this particular CMOS sensor is for mobile phone cameras. Tokyo, Japan –Sony Corporation today announced the commercialization of "IMX060PQ", a new type 1/2.5 CMOS image sensor "Exmor™" for use in camera enabled mobile phones that leverages Sony's proprietary formation technology to realize the industry's smallest unit cell size (1.4µm), and the industry's highest pixel count*1 (12.25 effective megapixel resolution).

It seems that some Australian ISP's want to become media companies. Executives from several of Australia's largest internet service providers have over the past few months expressed their desire to become media companies in their own right.

World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King is barely one week old but that didn't stop Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime from saying that "Blizzard is already thinking about what to include in the massively popular MMO's next expansion". Obviously it's far too early to go into any specifics as to what the contents might be. He did, however, say, "[W]e will continue making expansions as long as we have players that want to play World of Warcraft -- we want to keep them entertained."

And speaking of WoW, a 15-year old Swedish boy has collapsed after a marathon World of Warcraft gaming session. The boy, along with six of his friends, had just purchased the newest WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King and began playing the game Saturday afternoon. According to the Times Online, the boy eventually collapsed because of the lack of sleep and food.

Thermaltake has launched a new series of psu's called Thermaltake TR2 QFan. The TR2 QFan series' claim to fame is limited to one area, and it's not even really a feature. What's so special? The series starts with a modest 300W unit, and ranges up to 500W in 50W increments.

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