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 Wednesday, 21-September-2011  23:26:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Lots of Windows 8 coverage this week, with Lifehacker saying it's faster, while t-break seem undecided about the interface. Tech Report think it isn't geek-friendly enough and are concerned about absent browser plugins while HotHardware love the boot-up speed.

XbitLabs consider flash drives vs HDDs when connected via USB 3.0. The variety of available USB 3.0 drives keep growing day by day, but as we all know by now, not all of them are equally good. Today we are going to introduce to you another three USB 3.0 flash drives and check out their ability to compete against an external hard disk drive supporting the same exact interface.

They also have a roundup of Sandy Bridge-E and LGA 2011 info post-IDF. Our final report from IDF 2011 is solely devoted to Sandy Bridge-E processors and LGA2011 platform. We gathered together everything that we learned about the upcoming processors, cooling systems and mainboards, and also found out how the new platform will overclock and what we could expect from the six-core Sandy Bridge-E CPUs.

Another internet troll has gone to prison for his efforts. He then went on to focus on Lauren Drew, a 14-year-old who died from an epilepsy attack at her home in Gloucester in January. Duffy posted offensive and upsetting images relating to her death and for Mother's Day created a YouTube video with a picture of a coffin saying "Happy Mothers Day".

UK brewing giant SABMiller have bought Fosters Group for $10 billion. The London-based brewer of Peroni, Miller Lite and Grolsch launched its initial cash bid worth A$9.5 billion, or A$4.90 a share, on June 21 and then went hostile by taking the offer direct to shareholders at the same price on Aug 17, but Foster's rejected both approaches as being too low. SABMiller says the bid is part of its strategy of creating an attractive global spread of businesses to add to its operations largely in the emerging markets of Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Syxx spotted this classic gaming inspired event in Brisbane. Emulator aims to celebrate the importance that classic gaming has brought to a generation of gamers. The event will also look to promote the gaming industry in South East Queensland as well as connecting these developers to the gaming public. This year we will be celebrating the arcade games of 1978 - 1986.



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