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Monday Afternoon (11 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 15-March-2010  16:02:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Our (other) man in Japan, Sciby, has a blog about all the interesting food he's been finding over there. That's right, he'll eat things like "Strawberry Chocolate Sandwich Lunch Pack" so you don't have to.

Cracked have an article on how games get you addicted in creepy ways. They call these "Variable Ratio Rewards" in Skinner land and this is the reason many enemies "drop" valuable items totally at random in WoW. This is addictive in exactly the same way a slot machine is addictive. You can't quit now because the very next one could be a winner. Or the next. Or the next.

HardOCP have played around with Eyefinity, in a video review. Given that Eyefinity gaming has had some time to mature, we wanted to kick the tires on it and see just how easy it was now day to get Eyefinity up and running with the latest games. We execute Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, and Aliens vs. Predator for the first time and show you what it takes to configure the games for a 3x1 Eyefinity Landscape configuration at 5760x1200.

BenchmarkReviews compared some CPU coolers. Using both the overclocked 140W AMD Phenom-II X4-965 BE and six-core Gulftown Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processors, Benchmark Reviews tests several new thermal solutions for our Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010 article. Notable entries include the ProlimaTech Armageddon, Cogage Arrow, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Venomous-X, and Zalman CNPS10X-Performa.

Motherboards.org have a video taking an Intel i7-980X to 4.02GHz on air. Follow along as we take the new Intel i7 980X up to 4.02GHz using air cooling. Special thanks to Asus/Kingston and Noctua for there participation in this review. Check it out, this is one mean ass system that will blow the doors off most anything.

HyRax1 spotted this personal propellerpack. Our research and development program has spanned almost 30 years. The Martin Aircraft Company was founded in 1998 specifically to develop a jetpack that could fly 100 times longer than the 26 seconds of the Bell Rocket Belt. Which reminds me, how cool is this hexacopter?

InsideHW compared seven H55/H57 motherboards. We’ve decided to gather round all motherboards available at the market at the time of this review and determine whether it is wiser to base the decision about which motherboard to buy on the chip itself or the accompanying equipment and capabilities. We’ve had a total of seven models tested, signed by ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI, which are the most common choice of buyers.

Orgone500 points out what can happen when Google Street View unexpectedly visits. Unfortunately it seems to have coincided with Grafton and other centres having their streets littered with rubbish for the annual kerbside collection service and residents are now in for a nervous three-to-six month wait to see what will appear.

OpenGL 4.0 has been released, thanks wes. The OpenGL 4.0 specification has been defined by the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) working group at Khronos, and includes the GLSL 4.00 update to the OpenGL Shading language in order to enable developers to access the latest generation of GPU acceleration with significantly enhanced graphics quality, acceleration performance and programming flexibility.

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