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 Thursday, 23-June-2011  02:26:36 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's some new laws in Australia, involving preserving electronic evidence. The Federal Government has introduced new laws to force internet and phone companies to hold electronic information that is needed for investigations into cyber crime. Police and spy agencies will be able to order companies to preserve emails or text messages, before a warrant is issued, to prevent it from being destroyed.

SanDisk have an enterprise-level 800GB SSD. The company has just introduced a half dozen new 2.5? and 3.5? drives for its Lightning series: three SLC drives with capacities of 100, 200, and 400GB and three MLC drives at 200, 400, and a titanic 800GB. These new drives were made possible in part by SanDisk’s $327 million acquisition of Pliant Technology — which developed SSDs designed to replace Fiber Channel drives in servers, including PCIe-pluggable flash storage.

A new camera lets you fix focus issues after a photo has been taken. The company’s technology allows a picture’s focus to be adjusted after it is taken. While viewing a picture taken with a Lytro camera on a computer screen, you can, for example, click to bring people in the foreground into sharp relief, or switch the focus to the mountains behind them. More here.

Sphinx noticed that Telstra and Optus will begin censoring the web next month. Telstra and Optus confirmed they would block access to a list of child abuse websites provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and more compiled by unnamed international organisations from mid-year. But internet experts have warned that the scheme is merely a "feel-good policy" that will not stop criminals from accessing obscene material online and could block websites unfairly.

Tech Report have posted their latest system guides. This summer edition of our system guide is for users who desperately need to ditch their tattered old gaming rigs or desktops sitting on the brink of obsolescence. We've tweaked our four usual system configurations to reap the rewards of today's exceptionally cheap, fast, and capable components. Although you may ask yourself after the fact, "what if I'd waited," we doubt you'll regret jumping the gun. In fact, we've made provisions in some of our builds to provide an upgrade path to Bulldozer.

Techgage meanwhile look at Intel's Smart Response Technology with a second SSD. When we tested out Intel's 'Smart Response Technology' last month, we liked what we saw. But at $110 for a 20GB SLC SSD, we wondered if a larger, more cost-effective option could still make the best use of the technology. With that, we're pitting Kingston's SSDNow V+100 64GB drive, at $150, against Intel's, to see if we retain SRT's effectiveness.

It's been a while since we've mentioned DansData, and he apparently has new letters, thanks Zac. Cordless anti-static wrist straps do not actually work at all. Like the mobile-phone antenna-booster sticker, the performance-enhancing magic sports bracelet, the ultrasonic mosquito repeller and this thing, they are pure placebo.

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