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Friday Morning (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 8-January-2010  03:14:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Burj Dubai (now called the Burj Khalifa) opened recently, breaking all kinds of records, including being the tallest man-made structure ever built. Unmanned machines will clean the top 27 additional tiers and the glass spire. The cleaning system was developed in Australia at a cost of A$8 million. There's a video from the top here which will probably give you vertigo if you're prone to it! And in case you're wondering, about 13 seconds.

There's lots of stuff going on at CES, with Engadget reporting live from Steve Ballmer's keynote, some new SSDs on HotHardware and Day One info on Tweaknews and Anandtech.

Electronic Frontiers Australia have hired a senior law lecturer to run a campaign against mandatory internet censorship. Peter Black, who teaches law at the university, will be tasked with running an online and offline campaign to counter the government's plans.

People wondering when thin-bezel monitors would become available in the wake of AMD's EyeFinity will be interested in this joint announcement from AMD and Samsung. AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Samsung today showcased new thin-bezel displays that enable the most seamless multi-display experience yet with ATI Eyefinity technology on select ATI Radeon™ HD graphics cards, by minimizing display edges to enable a super high resolution panoramic computing experience.

A Perth doctor's Lamborghini has been impounded under hoon laws - and it was being driven by a mechanic! WA police Assistant Commissioner for Judicial Services Wayne Gregson said there was nothing police could do because "our hands are tied''.



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