Review of the Foxconn GeForce 8800 GTX

Starting to think about a new video card for your system? Check out this detailed review of the Foxconn GeForce 8800 by HotHardware.

It’s 11 pages of specs, tests and benchmarks against a suite of games.

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Thirteen23′s Killer Vista Apps

Robert Scoble has a cool podcast with Thirteen23′s Ryan Dawson showing off some killer apps on Vista leveraging WPF to bridge the OS and a variety of web services. You can check out some of these apps on their Lab page now.

Very cool stuff.

Computers

Nanobubbles And The New Frontier In Gas State Physics

Physorg.com talked to Professor William Ducker at the University of Melbourne about his experiments that surprised him in two ways. One surprise is that Nanobubbles really do exist and are not simply a theoretical phenomenon. The second surprise is that they’re actually quite stable and appear to open up an entirely new state of matter to investigate.

Read more…

Nanoscale Gas State

Just geeky

All Bodies In The Solar System Larger Than 200 Miles In Diameter

Kokogiak put together a graphic of all the bodies in the solar system greater than 200 miles in diameter. On one end of the spectrum you have the sun, on the other is an asteroid ‘Davida’ about 203 mi (326 km).

Here’s the article explaining the details of how and why the graphic was created, click the pic for the bigger view, it’s comprised of 170 layers in Photoshop. And here’s the metric version of the pic.

Bodies in the Solar System

Just geeky

**You’ve Been DENIED**

Oh noes!  A single broken link can bring down even the most hardy of websites.  Yep, we’ve all seen it more times than you would care to recall – the dreaded 404.

404 Error

I encounter a number of these knuckle-banging frustrations on a daily basis while fishing for the latest news.  I’ve popped more than a few aspirins jockeying my way around these obstacles!  So, here’s your chance to peruse the mystery and myths that surround this unwanted phenomena…a website full of info on 404, where it began, how to circumvent it, and even a humorous updated gallery of custom 404 pages.

The 404 Research Lab is a fun way to kill some time if anything else.  Check it out!

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