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Monday Morning (8 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 20-June-2011  03:05:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD had their Fusion Developer Summit recently, and here's some coverage: Microsoft Demos C++ AMP Heterogeneous Computing and ARM VP Responds to Partnerships with AMD on HotHardware, AMD's Demers reveals details of next GPU architecture on Tech Report and AMD Fusion System Architecture Overview - Southern Isle GPUs and Beyond on PC Perspective.

The latest MegaCorp to report a hacking is SEGA, with 1.3M users affected. Names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised, Sega said in a statement, though payment data such as credit card numbers was safe. Sega Pass had been shut down.

Meanwhile some new malware is out to steal your Bitcoins. “If you use Bitcoins, you have the option to encrypt your wallet and we recommend that you choose a strong password for this in the event that an attacker is attempting to brute-force your wallet open,” Symantec’s Stephen Doherty wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Tensop pointed out this aptly-named SysAdmin Porn blog, which has a photo tour of some serious hardware. Back in June of last year, the University of Illinois’ held a “Community Day” at the NCSA IBM Blue Waters facility. I was able tour this and get a few pictures. When operational, it will be the world’s fastest computer.

IBM actually turned 100 recently, thanks Daniel. Perhaps the most quantifiable hallmark is the value investors put on the company: $197 billion. That makes IBM the fifth-most-valuable U.S. company, just behind Microsoft at $200 billion and well ahead of Google at $162 billion.

Lurks spotted this detailed worklog of building an EvE-themed mini-PC. If it is good enough to use epoxy to assemble the chassis on a Lotus Elise, it should be good enough for a computer.

Also impressive is a high school student building an 8-bit computer from scratch. No, he didn’t buy some computer parts and snap them together; he blueprinted every wire and connection and then built it, wire by wire. After he finished construction, he had to teach it how to communicate, so he created his own operating system and wrote some games for it. That’s dedication.

HotHardware have a P67 Motherboard roundup, while HWHeaven have a Socket 1155 Roundup and FutureLooks checked out a few Patriot Flash Drives. In this USB flash drive shootout, we take a look at the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, as well as the difference between having quad-channel and 8-channel.

AirQ sent in this virtual museum tour, of the National Museum of the U.S Air Force. Click on the MAP in the upper right hand corner to bring down a visual menu of the different sites within the museum, then click on a dot within that site to view the exhibits from that camera angle and then follow (click on) the arrows. Clicking on a specific exhibit gives you more info too.

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