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 Sunday, 27-December-2009  13:06:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Autopia report on the new Boeing 787's interior. But the composite construction means the airframe isnít prone to corrosion like aluminum. That means the crew can increase the humidity of the cabin, reducing that parched feeling you have after a long flight.

From Tarrith: With all the doom and gloom surrounding our Hon (Ahhh hahaha) Stephen Conroys plans to filter our Internet I am glad to have come across a Labor pollie that doesn't seem to be suffering some kind of mass insanity and has spoken out about her concern (about the direction) that Mr Conroy is taking Australia's Internet.

LegitReviews have a P55 motherboard roundup. Present for this review are products from ECS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. ECS represents the budget option with their P55H-A which has a budget price but enthusiast features. MSI steps up the price with their P55-GD65 which sits closer to the average price, quality and feature-set for a P55 motherboard. EVGA bumps the price up into the enthusiast price-range while offering a board geared primarily towards overclocking enthusiasts in the EVGA P55 FTW. Finally, Gigabyte sits on top with price and features and is the only board to feature USB3.0 and SATA-III connectivity with the P55A-UD6 motherboard.

There's a safety alert on some Acer laptops, thanks Symon. This recall covers the external power adapter of the Acer AS5738 and AS5738ZG notebook computers. Owners are to contact Acer with the product serial number or the "SNID" number to establish if their unit is affected. Instructions as to where to locate the serial number or the SNID number will be given at the point of contact with Acer. Sounds like a firmware update will fix the problem so you should be able to fix it without sending it offsite.

A few people pointed out a big Steam sale until January 3rd. Discussion here.

XbitLabs have a guide to choosing DDR3 for LGA1156. Even an experienced user may be taken aback by the diversity of dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM kits for Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors. Letís try figure out how memory frequency and timings can affect the performance of LGA1156 systems.

Kunoichi wanted to point out that Kim Peek, who inspired the film Rain Man and died recently, was not autistic but more likely had FG syndrome. A 2008 study concluded that Peek probably had FG syndrome, a rare genetic syndrome linked to the X chromosome which causes physical anomalies such as hypotonia (low muscle tone) and macrocephaly (abnormally large head).

Willybomb let us know that OCAU Iron Musician voting is on again. After all that time, we finally scored 5 tracks. All very different, all from increasingly familiar faces. Anyway, for those who forgot, the topic was 'One Hand Only'.

LegitReviews checked out a wireless phone charger called the PowerMat. For those that haven't seen the commercials on TV, the Powermat is a charging mat that allows you to wirelessly charge up to 3 electronic devices simultaneously. It also allows you to reduce the number of cords needed for charging and is a great conversation piece as you are charging your devices wirelessly.

Issue #8 of The Overclocker magazine is out now. One thing to note, there's a news story about DFI possibly exiting the motherboard market, but they have recently denied these rumours. She was eager to share immediate product plans that include releasing new BIOS revisions for its X58 motherboards to add support for Intel's 6-core 32nm processor, code-named Gulftown.

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