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 Wednesday, 23-June-2010  12:18:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Under a new proposal, Australians without anti-virus software could be refused access to the internet, and if they get infected, forcibly disconnected. Those are two of the recommendations to come from a year-long inquiry into cyber crime by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications. Results of the inquiry, titled Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime, were released last night in a 260-page report.

Overclockers.com tested 65 fans on a Megahalems. The Megahalems comes with no fans of its own. You can choose your own fans, but what fans do you get? How well do they cool your system? How loud are they? When I decided I wanted to cool a 4GHz Core i7 860 with a Megahalems, I figured I would test a few fans and see how well they did. Needless to say, I sort of got carried away. I tested 65 fans in many configurations.

Here's a cool project to turn a classic Mac into an iPad stand. Speaking of which, there's been a big security patch for some iPhones, but other products are left unpatched, thanks JD. IOS4 is also now available for updating.

ABC report on the digital underclass of Australians living in high-density apartments. When someone moves into such an apartment expecting access to all the digital communication and information services they've grown used to, including Digital TV and fast ADSL broadband internet access, they may get quite a shock due to old or nonexistent wiring infrastructure and a phenomenon called "digital cliff".

Tech Report are the latest to go on a factory tour. On our third day in Taiwan earlier this month, we left the hustle and bustle of the Computex show floor and hopped on a bus to Hsinchu, about 60 miles from the island-nation's capital. Hsinchu's Science and Industrial Park plays host to a Kingston factory where memory and flash products are assembled--and we got to enjoy a guided tour. LegitReviews meanwhile checked out ECS's headquarters.

MSI have a Lords of Overclocking contest. Lords of Overclocking is back for 2010 with four weeks of intense overclocking competitions across thee different regions: Americas; Europe and Africa and Asia Pacific region. Lucrative prizes await the fastest of the fast, with the best of the best invited to MSI's Master Overclocker Arena 2010 Grand Final in Taipei!

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