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 Wednesday, 15-July-2009  22:56:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

SMH have an article about ZGeek's defamation lawsuit. There's an update on ZGeek's site too, altho it's not entirely clear where things stand re future action about the same complaint. But now, some even worse news. ZGeek is abandoning Australia. ZGeek as a company has been shut down and any future of the site conducting business in Australia is just not going to happen until the laws change as they offer no protection for internet content hosts based in Australia.

ACMA has re-launched its Cybersmart web site. The front page of the Cybersmart.gov.au web site now directs users to several sub-sites based on the user - with one site specific to "kids", another specific to "young kids", another for parents, another for teenage users, and a "schools gateway" for teachers.

Qantas recently refused to show an ad by GetUp parodying internet censorship, because they don't allow political advertising onboard. I know a lot of people are annoyed about this, but I don't really see a conspiracy. It's close enough to a political ad that they didn't want it. Fair enough. Anyway, there's a website associated with the ad which is pretty funny - check it out here.

Driverheaven have a roundup of X58 boards posted, for your Core i7 / LGA1366 processors. First up on the review bench is the top model in the Asus P6T desktop family, the P6T Deluxe V2, it competes against two high performance boards from Foxconn, the FlamingBlade and BloodRage GTI. Read on to find out which best meets your requirements in regards to performance and functionality.

Bjorn3D have a guide to making an NTFS USB Boot Disk. I've started doing installs from a USB stick lately, it's so convenient! Suddenly this morning I found myself thinking wouldn't it be nice to be able to boot to a USB disk with the NTFS file system and run diagnostics, memory tests, and maybe install Vista or XP from a USB disk.

IGN ponder the Top 10 Best Game Engines of the current generation. Over the following pages we'll take you through the very best engines in next-gen gaming. These are the big guns, proudly championed by their creators and delivering to you the finest gaming experiences on the planet. These are what turn good creative ideas into great gameplay.

PCPerspective reckon there's some issues delaying the availability of SATA 6G. Gigabyte is also apparently taking the same actions: they are pulling the Marvell 88SE9123 SATA 6G chips from all of their P55 motherboards. In fact, many Gigabyte offerings were to have TWO Marvell chips on them supporting 4 channels of SATA 6G - obviously now that is out the window. Initially when contacting the motherboard vendor, they seemed optimistic that it would be able to fix the problem before the P55 launch window. That apparently has changed in the last 48 hours and Gigabyte made the decision to pull the feature.



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