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 Tuesday, 9-December-2008  15:28:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

We've seen American, Russian, Chinese and Indian astronauts.. and now the nation of Teddy Bears is represented also. But the mission, led by aerodynamics student Henry Hallam, 21, had a more serious purpose than giving the teddies the ride of their lives.

ArsTechnica wonder if more than 16 cores might be pointless. Frankly I think most people struggle to find a use for more than 2 cores.

DigitalTrends compare 10 home projectors. Throw in a projection screen and you're talking high-quality video viewing at a fraction of the price of a similarly-sized flat-panel set. Following are ten of our favorite home cinema projectors that offer excellent picture on a very large scale.

A NSW Supreme Court judge has ruled erotic simpsons cartoons to be child pornography, upholding a conviction against a man who had them on his PC. The main issue of the case was whether a fictional cartoon character could "depict" a "person" under law. Discussion here.

On a similar note, a Queensland man has been charged for sharing a video (that he did not create) on LiveLeak of someone swinging a baby around. The controversial three-minute video had already been published widely across the internet and shown on American TV news shows. The clip can still be found online today. Discussion here.

InsideHW have a roundup of affordable video cards. All that confusion is worsened thanks to strange nVIDIA product markings and ATiís stubbornness when it comes to removing of older models, that are replaced with new ones, from the market.

If you grew up in the 80's like me, you might like the upcoming Ghostbusters video game.

Bit-Tech report that EA and 2K Games have licensed nVIDIA's PhysX technology. Tweaktown have an early look at GPU PhysX with Mirror's Edge. Today we get an early look one of the next biggest games to take advantage of GPU PhysX and we even have a video to show you which demonstrates the difference with the physics technology enabled and disabled, side by side.

LostCircuits look into i7's power draw. We have gone through Intel data sheets, and asked their engineers a few direct questions - to which we got direct answers. And then we put 2 and 2 together to show that 240W power draw under nominal conditions can still fit into a 130W TDP.

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