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Wednesday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-June-2011  13:44:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you're in NSW you can enter to win an MSI laptop over on the TripleM website. To win one of FOUR MSI Wind U160DX Netbooks valued at $399 simply register your details today and tell us in 50 words or less what you love about MSI laptops? We’re giving away one each week for four weeks, so enter today! Also, Warcom are giving away $200 credit, which you can enter the draw for by "liking" them on Facebook.

News Ltd are continuing their move towards charging for online content, with the first Australian newspaper to throw up a "paywall" being The Australian. Non-subscribers will be able to access "extensive general content" on the website and mobile sites, but News Digital Media chief executive Richard Freudenstein said a "large amount of unique, premium content" would be available only to subscribers.

E3 is on at the moment, and one thing people are talking about is a new 3D display from Sony. The 3D Display utilizes an exclusive feature that optimizes two-player mode by delivering individual full HD screens, giving each person their own full screen view of the action on the same display while playing co-op or head-to-head. However this guy reckons you can already do it.

HWHeaven built a Fusion HTPC. Today we will take a look at the ECS HDC-I and combine it with a case designed for cool and silent running, the Fractal Design Define Mini. We will show the build process, components paired with these two items and performance in tasks such as Blu-Ray playback and video streaming.

Meanwhile Scott from Tech Report built a new desktop. I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own, primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful for a little while now. Happily, I decided to end all that recently by building myself an excellent new computer.

There's some amazing new photos of Endeavour docked with the ISS. This image of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour, flying at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 23, 2011 (USA time).

Paul noticed that our Department of Defence has lost their X-Files. The only file Defence was able to locate was titled ''Report on UFOs/Strange Occurrences and Phenomena in Woomera''; the others had been destroyed. ''We also discovered one [other] file, which had not been destroyed but could not be located,'' Ms Carpenter wrote.

Today's timewaster is entanglement from Martin. I think we've seen something similar before.

Some Computex stragglers:
Gigabyte VIP room - what we found inside on PC Authority.
Evolve III Maestro Convertible Tablet Triple Boots Windows, Android, MeeGo on MegaTechNews.
G.Skill Highlights Phoenix II Pro 'SandForce Driven' SSD on TheSSDReview.
Corsair Announces Force 3 GT SSDs For The Enthusiast on TheSSDReview.
Kingston Releases HyperX SSD IN Blowout "WOW" Fashion on TheSSDReview.
Computex 2011 Show Girls on TechPowerUp.
Noctua builds a better 120mm fan on Tech Report.
Fan speed control? BitFenix has an app for that on Tech Report.

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