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Tuesday Afternoon (11 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 18-May-2010  16:40:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It's been a while since we've heard about phones exploding, but death_match found one reported on Gizmodo. So here I am, torso in the rear seat’s foot space, trying to see my phone, when I begin to hear a creaking. I look closer underneath the seat and my phone explodes in my eyes and my face. I immediately ran to the gym window, banging on it to get someone to let me in, and sprinted to the bathroom to rinse my eyes.

HotHardware consider the state of DX11. Now that DirectX 11 hardware is readily available and compatible games are on the shelves, it's high time we took stock of what DirectX 11 has to offer to the end-user. On the following pages, we're going to take a long, hard look into the state of DirectX 11 and what it means to the community as a whole.

AM sent word that Citrix XenClient Express RC is available for a free trial. This is a bare metal hypervisor for laptops, with near native performance, and direct hardware access for things like video. Very Cool.

One comment regularly accompanying the recent Facebook privacy stories is "why can't we do it better, and open?" Well, some people are trying to, thanks Paul. Moglen says he’s not picking a favorite in the race to unseat Facebook with open source and free software. But he says the money raised by Diaspora is also a significant moment for the free software movement. “The funding is not through the capital market and not through the venture capital system, but through civil society,” said Moglen. “This is a signal to Facebook, and I am sure Facebook is getting it.”

Techgage have also been playing with EyeFinity. When AMD launched its ATI Eyefinity technology, it helped redefine high-end gaming, and effectively made 2560x1600 look like child's play. In this article, we put the technology to a good test across 18 different games and on both 3x1 (5760x1080) and 3x2 (5760x2160) display configurations to see just how worthy Eyefinity is.

A German man has been fined for having poor WiFi security, thanks Kosta. The ruling comes after a musician sued the owner of a network connection that had been used to illegally download and file-share music. The owner had proof that the householder was on holiday at the time but the court ruled that the network should have been password-protected.

Epic Games say that the impact of piracy largely drove them away from PCs and towards making console games. “If you walked into [Epic's Offices] six years ago, Epic was a PC company," Capps said in the latest issue of Edge Magazine. "We did one PS2 launch title, and everything else was PC. And now, people are saying ‘Why do you hate the PC? You’re a console-only company.’ And guess what? It’s because the money’s on console."

The Manly Fast Ferry is now offering free WiFi. Commuters on the privately-owned Manly Fast Ferry service can access free WiFi internet from today following a successful two week trial of the service. The free WiFi service gives the private operator an edge over cheaper, slower ferry services provided by the NSW State Government-owned Sydney Ferries, which cancelled a trial of a similar service last year.

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