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 Saturday, 21-February-2009  01:46:33 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

I'm not an expert on overclocking; however, this looks very impressive indeed. An XtremeSystems forum user has achieved a score of 20284 in 3DMark 06 on an Asus W90 notebook running Intel's Mobile Q9300 extreme (2.53GHz) CPU @ 4GHz as well as ATI's Mobility Radeon 4870 X2.

OCZ Technology, best known for manufacturing computer memory and power supply units, have released a new backlit multimedia keyboard called Alchemy Illuminati. “The Illuminati Keyboard offers multimedia consumers a host of features including rubber coated keys for comfort while both working and gaming, fourteen quick launch keys to better access to multimedia, and the choice of two backlit colours making it easier to make full use of the keyboard in low light environments.”

Nvidia is bringing their Tegra chip to the Android platform. Nvidia has allied with the Open Handset Alliance and Google to support the increasingly popular open-source Android software platform. Advanced graphics and better battery life on the way.

ZDNet Australia has posted their top 10 most likely list of candidates to replace the current Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo. ZDNet.com.au has conducted an international search, scouring the executive teams of telecommunications companies around the world for the right replacement. We've formed a shortlist of the 10 most likely candidates.

Microsoft is getting closer to releasing Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista. "We continuously engage with our partners and testers on the development of service packs and we will track customer and partner feedback from the beta program before setting a final date for distribution," Microsoft said in a statement. "We will have more to share on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 soon and are targeting final delivery in (the second quarter of) 2009."

A couple of Republican legislators in the US have introduced legislation that will require internet service providers to retain user data for two years. For years, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has been pressing for legislation that would require Internet Service Providers to retain user data in order to aid law enforcement in hunting down child porn peddlers and downloaders. Last week, he introduced his most recent effort, and today was joined at a press conference in Austin by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who sponsored the Senate's companion bill, to make the case for the 2009 edition of the Internet Safety Act.

Rumours about a new iPhone release from Apple have been gaining momentum in recent weeks, however, yesterday Apple has sent the rumour mill into overdrive after Apple Insider has reported that "Apple has cleaned out Samsung's supply of flash memory in recent weeks" and apparently they also asked Toshiba and Hynix to ramp up their flash memory production.

It seems that soon we may see Asus line of netbooks powered by Google's Android operating system. Asustek has allocated engineers to develop an Android-based netbook by as early as the year end, Samson Hu, head of the Taipei-based company’s Eee PC business, said in an interview yesterday. Asustek hasn’t decided whether to proceed with a final product because the project is still under development, he said.

According to an report on Digitimes, the Taiwan Government plans to establish a new DRAM company. The Taiwan government plans to establish a new DRAM company to be named either Taiwan Memory Company (TMC) or Taiwan Memory Inc. (TMI), according to industry sources. Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is currently assembling a management team for the new entity.

Someone is in hot water after U2's upcoming 12th album, No Line On The Horizon, which is set to go on sale on March 3 has been leaked on to BitTorrent sites . Full CD-quality copies of every song on U2's upcoming album, No Line On The Horizon, have been leaked on to the web after Universal Music Australia accidentally put it up for sale on its online music store two weeks early.



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