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 Tuesday, 30-March-2010  17:52:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Large Hadron Collider will attempt to perform its first collisions at 7 TeV today, thanks Viljar. There's a live webcast, too. The beams will be packed with hundreds of billions of protons, but the particles are so tiny that few will collide at each crossing. Steve Myers, CERN's director for accelerators and technology, describes the challenge of lining up the beams as being akin to "firing needles across the Atlantic and getting them to collide half way."

Google is the latest to challenge the Government about its internet censorship plans. Google, which has recently been involved in a censorship spat with China, has been one of the filtering policy's harshest critics. It has identified a range of politically sensitive and innocuous material, such as sexual health discussions and discussions on euthanasia, which could be blocked by the filters. There's also a poll here.

Motherboards.org have a video comparison of NVIDIA GTX 480 vs ATI RADEON HD 5870. In this video we do a head to head comparison of the new NVIDIA GTX480 against its rival the ATI Radeon HD 5870. This compares the two cards in a spec by spec and other feature catagories against one another.

Linux support for older PS3s will vanish soon, thanks HyRax1. The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009. This feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update.

Some larger SSD reviews: A-DATA S599 100GB SandForce SF-1200 on Tweaktown, Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB on PureOC and Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB on PCStats.



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