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Saturday Morning (11 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 3-July-2010  02:30:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently at this weekend's Sydney Gamers League LAN there will be a public demonstration of NVIDIA's 3D Surround. Thanks to ASUS and NVIDIA, Sydney Gamers League (SGL) will be the first public showing of the state of the art, 3D Vision Surround Beta in the world! This brand new technology develops on the previous NVIDIA Surround and 3-Dimensional technology to provide “3D gaming across three 1080p displays for a breathtaking experience”.

They're also showing off the ASUS Ares: Coupled with this, ASUS is showing off its latest and greatest graphics card, the ASUS Ares, and with a price tag of $1999, this card packs a mighty punch! This beast is the sequel to the popular ASUS Mars, and is so powerful, only 1 000 were made, and you can be one of the first Australian’s to see its force at SGL! If you want a sneak preview of this card, check out this video from OC3D.

Australians are being scammed by fake virus phone calls, apparently mostly from India. Strathdee said they use a combination of "high pressure sales tactics" and "social engineering" to scare the victim into paying the money. Unusually, he said the scammers typically did not do anything to infect the victims' machines and simply walked away with the money that had been given up voluntarily.

Games.on.net have got Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and 7 of the Portal 2 teaser demos. These show the much more complicated mechanics of the world compared to the original Portal.

Bulletproof used Amazon's cloud as part of their response to Whirlpool's DDoS. IBRS security analyst James Turner told iTnews that "a large number of Australian organisations" are suffering from intermittent DDoS attacks, and that using a reverse proxy is among the most common tools to deal with the problem. But it seems the investigation has been dropped, thanks Kosta.

Australia's Mark Webber and the Red Bull F1 team put on a demonstration pitstop in London recently. A Formula 1 pit stop in Parliament Square! Mark Webber, and the Red Bull Racing team, rocked up in London at 6am for a bit of pit stop practice before the British Grand Prix. The team stunned passers by with a full F1 pit stop in Parliament Square, London.

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