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Sunday Night (4 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 25-July-2010  20:35:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Government has substantially censored a document about the proposed web browser history retention. The move came in response to a Sydney Morning Herald Freedom of Information (FoI) request to see the Government’s consultation papers on the issue. The 16-page document was returned with the vast majority of the contents blacked out. More here from Paul and Tarrith.

Bit-Tech reckon downloads account for 48 percent of PC game sales, thanks Phil. The NPD Group collates information about game sales but, until today, has only collected receipts from retail stores. The group now estimates that around 48 percent of all PC games are sold through digital distributors like Steam.

Meanwhile a study has found nearly 90% of BitTorrent files are illegal. A study, funded by Village Roadshow and conducted by the University of Ballarat's Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL), sampled a thousand BitTorrent files and found that 89.9 per cent of them were illegal and, of the remainder, 8.2 per cent was porn. TorrentFreak however say the study is bogus.

Feenix sent in this article about proteins increasing computer memory. They found a technique to increase the memory of computers involving the hybridization of proteins from poplar trees, and silicon nanoparticles.

XbitLabs have some multi-GPU testing. We are going to test four Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards in CrossFireX configuration and compare them to a 3-way SLI configuration of three GeForce GTX 480 cards using the newest super-expensive mainboard with seven PCI Express slots onboard, four of which work in 16x mode.

They also checked out some liquid-cooling goodies from Swiftech. Highly efficient water blocks for CPUs and graphics cards, two pairs of radiators, fans, coolant and accessories – everything an overclocker may need to fight the summer heat.



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