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 Sunday, 13-June-2010  23:12:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Federal Government is looking into getting ISPs to record browsing history for all customers, thanks TinTin184. Such a regime would require companies providing internet access to log and retain customer's private web browsing history for a certain period of time for law enforcement to access when needed. Currently, companies that provide customers with a connection to the internet don't retain or log subscriber's private web browsing history unless they are given an interception warrant by law enforcement, usually approved by a judge. Discussion here.

The private details of 114,000 iPad owners have been exposed, thanks Brian. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They - and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet - could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

TechSpot have a 12-mouse roundup. Logitech, Razer and Microsoft are well represented again in this piece, but we'll also showcase some new names that you may not be as familiar with. The newcomers in this comparison include SteelSeries, Roccat, Mionix and Ozone. Since we have expanded our selection to embrace so many devices, we thought it would be worth adding into the mix some high-end models aimed at enthusiasts that are not necessarily targeting hardcore gamers.

Tweaktown report on a 56-SSD RAID monster at Computex, thanks Anthrox. Seven LSI 9260-8i controllers like the one we use here at the office for testing SAS drives fill the Supermicro workstation board. Each controller is capable to running 8 drives without using an expander. Patriot also managed to shove 12, 4GB sticks of memory in the board.

I think we saw something similar recently, but Matcat spotted this external video card laptop setup which is fairly neat. I wanted to have better gaming performance while in my home office (I don't game "on the go"). I thought about building a small gaming desktop, but that would have added another computer back into the mix and I really liked the idea of just having the one machine with all my stuff on it. So, I needed to upgrade the graphics performance of my Thinkpad. Luckily, some members of the community over at NoteBookReview have been busy figuring out how to hook up desktop graphics cards to laptops.

Engadget report on a real guitar controller for Rock Band 3. Of course, if that hits the uncanny valley of plastic peripherals too closely, there's a Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster that'll be coming out that can actually be used as a real guitar or a Pro model. How long till we can play on our regular real guitars?

Tonight's timewaster is Alchemical Engineering, again from LethalCorpse.

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