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Thursday Afternoon (11 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 26-November-2009  15:37:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Digital Monkey spotted a five-day-long one-day-only sale on Steam. Looks like there's some gaming bargains to be had. Discussion here.

The Federal Government is considering an internet panic button for children. The panic button would be a recognisable icon that children can relate to (such as a cartoon dolphin) and would sit in the background while they are using the web. Children would be directed to different resources depending on the type of issue (bullying, grooming, etc).

Australia's first computer has turned 60, thanks Mindy. It is the first computer ever to be made in Australia; the fourth computer ever to be made in the world; and the only first generation computer that remains intact.

OCZ have launched a new range of honkin' big SSDs up to 1TB in size in 3.5" format, thanks Tony. In addition to ample capacity, the OCZ Colossus delivers excellent performance made possible by an internal RAID 0 architecture. Excelling at small file processes during common tasks such as emailing, web browsing, and file transfer, Colossus allows for a state-of-the-art computing experience from basic to complex applications.

DriverHeaven spoke to AMD about the lack of HD5000 series cards. Yes, we are impacted by TSMC's continued problems with production at the 40 nm process, however we feel we are tracking reasonably well to where we expected to be at this point, thanks in large part to our early start with 40 nm process technology with the ATI Radeon HD 4770. Tweaktown have some info as well.

LegionHW had some trouble overclocking a HD 5970. Today we had planned to show you how the Radeon HD 5970 performs when overclocked. However the more we began to play with the Radeon HD 5970 the less likely that article seemed possible and instead we began to head in another direction, which lead us to this article "ATI Radeon HD 5970 Overclocking Problems".

Hoopstar spotted this insteresting design concept for a roll-up laptop. The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer



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