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Sunday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 11-July-2010  15:35:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Pirate Bay's user information has been hacked by an Argentinean group. Hackers in Argentina have accessed the e-mail and IP addresses and usernames for more than four million Pirate Bay users. A group of three hackers have claimed responsibility for the hack and posted a video detailing just how they did it.

The relationship between China and Google isn't too frosty, with China renewing Google's website license recently. Google opted not to leave China completely so it could pursue its commercial ambitions -- a music service, its mobile phone business, a Beijing development center and a staff to sell ads for the Chinese-language version of its U.S. search engine.

A company called Wet Circuits has released a waterproof power board. Wet Circuitsí waterproof power strip is so brilliant, it feels wrong. Just look at the water splashing all over the electrical outlets! That picture alone sends me quivering, I half-expect it to blow up in a horrific explosion. Asteroid points out that this is old news. ;)

Blizzard have changed their minds about requiring real names in their forums. The maker of "World of Warcraft" and the upcoming "StarCraft II" was bombarded with criticism this week when it announced the real-name requirement. Gamers say it could make them vulnerable to real-life harassment, hurt job prospects and encroach on privacy.

Speaking of which, GamePron report a July 26th launch for StarCraft II in Australia. Announced in partnership with EB Games, the festivities will be held at King George Square, opposite the Albert Street store in the heart of Brisbane.

YouTube now has support for 4K video, or 4096x2304 pixels. Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K arenít cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband. Example videos here, but almost nobody has the hardware to view them properly. :)

Deanzo has been playing with LN2 again over on Tweaktown. I almost feel sorry for the CPU knowing how I am going to torture it with this weapon, and torture it I will. As you know, Iím not one for air testing so I will leave most of that to others. What I want to know is how it rocks when we crank the volts over 1.9vcore and freeze it to below -150degrees celcius."

Futurelooks compared some MicroATX H55 motherboards. However, we now realize that the biggest and baddest computer system isnít always required to play the latest killer video game, handle the office daily workloads, enjoy the perfect home theater experience or all of the above. In fact, weíre going to have a look at the three popular micro-ATX solutions to show you that this is true. They include the ASUS P7H55D-M EVO, GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3, and MSI H55M-ED55 motherboards.

A couple of interesting snippets: captured lightning from JC, and a giant perfboard from Paul. The unit was built as a prototype Dolby SR noise reduction circuit and was photographed by Mr. Gregory Maxwell at the San Francisco Airport Museum's History of Audio exhibition.

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