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Tuesday Midday (6 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 12-January-2010  12:36:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

More miscellaneous CES coverage: Seagate on Bigbruin, Shuttle's upgradeable laptops on Techwarelabs, Microsoft and HP's tablet on eTeknix, general video coverage on HWHeaven, booth babes on ThinkComputers, OCZ SSDs on LegitReviews and Top 10 highlights on I4U.

Also from CES, a funny video of an unbreakable mobile phone being broken. Reporter Dan Simmons from the BBC's technology show Click managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

HotHardware also checked out a cool surround gaming setup at CES. While you're in the surround vision setup, your field of view, both ahead of you and as far as your peripheral vision can detect, is completely covered game scenery. Also, it's not just a stretched view of course but because the actual field of view is 7640X900, you get to see more of the game scene content itself. In Dirt 2, which is a DX11 title, the visuals were stunning.

Simon noticed that Bit-Tech have an early review of the MSI Big Bang Fusion board, a commercial implementation of Lucid's Hydra. Lucid's aim is to allow mix-and-match multi-GPU between almost any graphics cards, free from the restrictions SLI and CrossFire impose. This means it had to not only create a multi-GPU hardware solution that bypassed the considerably strong driver ecosystems of both ATI and Nvidia graphics cards, but also develop drivers for every possible graphics hardware combination to work in every game, efficiently. Looks like Guru3D have taken a look too.

Here's some funny passive-aggressive WiFi names, thanks (ironically) Rage. When even leaving a note is too direct…you folks with wireless networks still named “linksys” or “trendnet” are clearly missing out on a priceless opportunity to piss off your neighbors.

We may have mentioned this earlier, but Michael spotted more info about the CSIRO's new CPU-GPU supercomputer. CSIRO's latest supercomputer cluster will be among the world's first to combine traditional CPUs with more powerful graphics processing units or GPUs, providing a world class computational and simulation science facility to advance priority CSIRO science.

mrs_dan77 sends word that Iron Chef voting for the Christmas competition is now up. Mmm, tasty!



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