Overclockers Australia!
Make us your homepage. Add us to your bookmarks  
Major Sponsors:
News Archive

Articles & Reviews
Image Hosting

OCAU Sponsors
Online Vendors
Motorcycle Club

Hosted by Micron21!

Saturday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 6-December-2008  07:45:44 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

The Tech Lounge have a toys for tots raffle. Today we are launching a raffle benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children. For every $5 you donate, you will receive one chance to win one of over 80 prizes, including the Grand Prize: a custom-made, hand-painted SmoothCreations PC gaming system, equipped with some of the latest high performance gear on the market.

Opposition to the government's internet filter is growing with GetUp raising over $30,000 in less than a day. The money will be put towards an advertising blitz designed to inform the public of the consequences of the plan, which experts say include slower internet speeds, significant false positives, failure to stop people from subverting the filters and the risk that the blacklist will be expanded to include the blocking of regular pornography, political views, gambling and pro-abortion sites. Meanwhile, the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy continued to dodge questions regarding the scheme in Senate question time.

Red & Blackness have another silent PC guide. These days everyone wants a quiet computer, it doesnt matter if its a stationary, laptop or HTPC they are all supposed to perform at all times with the smallest amount cooling possible. That equation does not really go together that well, todays computer parts put out a amazing amount of heat so there will be noise until we figure out another way to keep the parts cool. Today I am going to try to build a HTPC that is as quiet as possible but still performs quite well.

Digital Trends are rounding up ways to stream video and audio in your house. Who could’ve guessed even a few years ago that our beloved PCs – machines once reserved strictly for productivity, web surfing and email – would one day be a hub for all things entertainment-related, including music, TV shows, feature films, home movies, video games, radio, audiobooks, digital photos and more? Then again, perhaps it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise, considering that a hard drive can store large amounts of media, and broadband Internet connectivity serves as a fast and convenient distribution method for beaming content from cyberspace to your space.

The BitTorrent tracker MovieX has been taken down by Australian Police. The site, thought to have as many as 400,000 users, is being blamed for the ‘transfer’ of 14 million movies and TV shows. So far, two people have been arrested. Moviex Leeches From The BitTorrent CommunityLast year, semi-private BitTorrent site MovieX hit the headlines after it was accused of diverting upload bandwidth from users of The Pirate Bay, to its own tracker.

NASA has stopped attempts to contact the Phoenix Lander. NASA will try in the Martian Spring to contact Phoenix. NASA missions on Mars have been used to conduct a wide variety of scientific experiments. Much of the scientific scrutiny from NASA and other space agencies centers on Mars. NASA launched Mars Phoenix lander in August of 2007 and sent it speeding towards Mars.

NASA has also delayed the next Rover mission to the red planet. MSL was scheduled to fly next year, but the mission has been dogged by testing and hardware problems. The rover's launch would now be postponed until late 2011, agency officials said. The mission is using innovative technologies to explore whether microbial life could ever have existed on the Red Planet.

Only 20 days left until Christmas, so time for another gift guide. Even if you can’t manipulate time and space like Hiro Nakamura, the holidays present an excellent opportunity for you to travel and visit with relatives. During this festive time of the year, you may be inundated with cranberry sauce and awkward hugs from your old aunt Ruth, but this does not mean that you have to leave your love for technology behind. Come on. You know that it’s simply not possible for you to disconnect from the Internet for the entire holiday season.

Return to OCAU's News Page


All original content copyright James Rolfe. All rights reserved. No reproduction allowed without written permission.