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 Thursday, 30-July-2009  03:55:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia Post have advised they can no longer carry lithium-ion batteries by air. To help you understand the changes Australia Post has developed guidelines which set out the requirements that must be met when posting lithium batteries or items containing them, including watches, clocks, mobile phones and MP3 players. Discussion here.

Bill Gates is apparently not a fan of social networking sites. According to an AFP story, Gates told an Indian audience that Facebook was getting too hard to keep tabs on. The 'too many friends' dilemma has pushed Gates towards giving up on Facebook and maybe social networking altogether.

LegitReviews compared Windows XP and Windows 7 on a netbook. Many netbook manufacturers are starting to offer vouchers for free upgrades to Microsoft Windows 7 once it is released on October 22nd. Want to know how the Release Candidate performs in both benchmarks and battery life? Read on as we put Windows XP and Windows 7 head to head on the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook!

Tweaktown have a video showing a tour of Runcore's factory where SSDs are made. During the five day trip, we arranged a factory tour of the Runcore facilities, which is conveniently located only about ten minutes down the road in the economic and development area of Hangzhou, officially known as 'HEDA' by the Chinese government.

IntelInside found more info on Microsoft's Apple-like retail stores. She said the stores will sell laptops in addition to Microsoft and third-party software, Zunes, and Xbox 360 games and consoles.

However Google's new Australian HQ is a bit of a stinker. The epicentre of the offensive odour appears to be the sewer mining facility connected to Google's new Sydney headquarters, which produces recycled water for toilet flushing and irrigation of the site.

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