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Wednesday Afternoon (5 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 17-March-2010  14:08:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The "hexacopter" linked earlier reminded Lemming of the UAV Challenge - Outback Rescue 2010 which starts in September. Entrants in the competition will embark on an Outback rescue mission, which involves finding and assisting 'Outback Joe', a lost bush walker in Australia's vast outback using UAVs. You will need to design and build a machine to do this. More info here, discussion thread here.

HotHardware have a video how-to for building an HTPC. In this video, we'll give you some suggestions on a few component selection options for building an HTPC, as well as a high-level overview of its assembly and a few key design points to look out for. We'll then of course demo our systems for you to show you what you can do with an HTPC.

Amfibius sends word that Iron Chef March 2010 is now open. This month's theme ingredient is... cheese!

The latest chapter in the current Chat Roulette frenzy is Mr Improv Piano ChatRoulette, which is safe for work and pretty funny, thanks Mitch.

PR spotted this amusing site about the national internet filtering scheme. On this site you can find important information about Australia's exciting new regime of Internet censorship. Please participate in our reader's poll, or read about how Internet filtering will protect your children, pets and other livestock.

From mpot: Canon have released firmware version 2.0.3 for the Canon 5D mark II, which includes some new video frame rate options that some people have been hanging out for. More info and firmware is available from here on Canon's website.

TechWareLabs went to Megacon 2010. The walls were lined with memorabilia and every gizmo and gadget from your favorite show, comic, and film. Check out our huge gallery of pictures from the event where people dressed as their favorite characters. HotHardware meanwhile report from the Game Developers Conference 2010, as do PC Perspectove.



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