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Tuesday Midday (9 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 22-December-2009  12:07:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

GoN have a timely reminder that the Federal Government is accepting public comments on the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games. Writing your own Submission is surprisingly easy. You can download a Submission Template, which is basically a three page form with a multiple choice section, fill it in, and send it back. You'll be done in ten minutes.

LegitReviews have some more info on the GPU acceleration feature of Flash 10.1. Here, we are taking a look at the pre-released version of Flash 10.1 to see what kind of improvements Adobe has really offered with comparison to Flash 10.0. To test their claims, we'll take a look at both gaming and video playback performance.

PCPerspective ponder whether the FTC case against Intel is setting NVIDIA up to become a player in the x86 processor market. The Times seems to think that the FTC is going to purposely open up the market in such a way that will enable NVIDIA to make the oft-rumored x86 processor that could make it an equal of AMD and Intel.

Here's some amazing photos of Dubai from the air. All the text is in Russian but the photos are pretty cool. It's like something out of a science fiction film.

From JC: Wow! When did this happen? We have to register with Medicare now to ensure our organs get donated. This takes 40 seconds tops. Travel safe on the roads this XMas guys =)

Speaking of sci-fi, David spotted this video about a new interface technology. Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop."

Intel's new Atom has appeared in a new Asus EeePC. Tech Report and HotHardware checked it out. Intel didn't intend for its Atom CPU to revolutionize the ultraportable notebook market, but it happened anyway. Today, the next-gen "Pine Trail" Atom platform debuts in Asus' Eee PC 1005PE. We take a close look at Atom's second coming to see what's new.

If your existing Linux distro isn't quite doing it for you anymore, perhaps Hanna Montana Linux is more your style. Hannah Montana Linux is a unix-like Linux Operating System based on Kubuntu. The Package Manager is Debian apt. The GUI is KDE 4.2 with Hannah Montana themes.



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