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Enough with the net appliances already. 

Enough with the net appliances already.

First there was the weather-forecasting toaster, and now we've got the Internet-enabled air conditioning system. Uhuh, that was my reaction too. Carrier, the self confessed 'world leader in air conditioning', has just released its MyAppliance.com
Changing MAC addresses 

Changing MAC addresses

The good people at OC Melbourne have thrown a tutorial online covering how to change your network card’s Media Access Control (MAC) address, also sometimes known as its
Crusader Gates busts software-legging wide open 

Crusader Gates busts software-legging wide open

Clad in a three piece, double breasted suit with matching fedora, tireless software-legging crusader William Gates has been kicking down doors across Europe, bringing tough, tommy-gun justice to the dark underbelly of crime. Since last August,
Microsoft buys the red pill 

Microsoft buys the red pill

Well, Microsoft actually call it a loan, but what they get in return for loaning Interplay $US5 million is exclusive access to Shiny's Matrix game on the X-box for at least six months. The regulatory filing went through yesterday, but this is little
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Cryptography is one of those topics that many people get antsy over, especially politicians. Several years ago in the US, a special encryption chip by the name of Clipper was proposed. Essentially, Clipper was a key escrow encryption system designed
ATI 2 - NVIDIA 0: Where's the competition? 

ATI 2 - NVIDIA 0: Where's the competition?

Not satisified with topping NVIDIA with its ferocious RADEON 9700 PRO, ATI have released the 9500 and 9500 PRO chipsets. Clocked slower and slightly crippled in the pipeline department, these new budget cards still manage to spank the Ti4400 and
NASA researching anti-gravity 

NASA researching anti-gravity

NASA is paying US firm Superconductive Components $US600,000 to build and test an ‘anti-gravity’ prototype device based on 1992 research by Finnish scientist Eugene Podkletov.
XBOX to be held back from China 

XBOX to be held back from China

Microsoft has no plans to release the XBOX console in either China or Hong Kong due to the rampant state of games piracy in these areas, according to El
Stronghold: Crusader announced 

Stronghold: Crusader announced

Game publisher Gathering of Developers, in conjunction with developer FireFly Studios, today announced “Stronghold: Crusader”, sequel to the hugely popular Stronghold castle simulator.
The blender’s been at it again 

The blender’s been at it again

The Atomic blender has been at it again in the last few days, gathering the finest news tidbits from around the Net in order to bring you a perfectly pureed blend of news goodness.

Disney recently aired an episode of
XP – it’s broke again 

XP – it’s broke again

Critical flaw. Windows. These three words always seem to find their way into a sentence. Well, just then they were in two, but here they are in one. Windows XP has a critical flaw – but don’t worry, there’s an update already out, so you can once
Sad news… 

Sad news…

One of the great Half Life Web sites has just announced that, due to poor ad income, that it is closing its doors. Halflife.net has been operating since 1999. An announcement states that poor banner ad revenues, which have been dropping net-wide, as
Roadmap roadkill 

Roadmap roadkill

What the heck is AMD up to? The Hammer's been delayed again, and nobody is exactly sure why. Well, we can have a fairly accurate guess -- the delay oddly coincides with the release of Windows XP 64-bit. But that isn't all that's keeping things back. . .
Dawn exposé 

Dawn exposé

You’d think they’d stop at Dead or Alive: Extreme Volleyball. No way, if it can be stripped, it’ll be stripped. Not even NVIDIA’s female mascot is safe from the eyes of the Internet.
The site people are dying to see 

The site people are dying to see

Alright, we've all seen a lot of crazy stuff online. There's the numerous bad taste sites out there, such as Rotten.com, newsgroups lousy with .AVIs of skateboarders bending legs the wrong way, and all kinds of totally heinous pr0n. But have you
Turn That Dang Racket Down! 

Turn That Dang Racket Down!

You come home from work, and all you wanna do is surf some nice, relaxing pr0n, or maybe download some soothing limp Bizkit MP3s. You sit in your comfy chair and switch on your overclocked, super-cooled beast of a Pentium/200 and the world as an
Doc Spooge update 

Doc Spooge update

Doc Spooge, Atomic’s very own relationships advisor, is ready to answer your curly questions with upfront answers. This month he’s been busy answering some huge questions dealing with everything from bisexuality, to fear of commitment and what to do
Hot Box winners for October 

Hot Box winners for October

Click here to discover the winner of October's Hot Box competition!
50 years young 

50 years young

Yesterday was the 50th birthday of the world's first commercial computer, the Universal Automatic Computer. Happy birthday to it! The Univac, as it was known, was built by Unisys, and that company chose the 50th birthday to apologise for the
Bigger, better PS2 

Bigger, better PS2

Sony has announced its intention to release a new model of the Playstation2 in Japan next week, which features support for both a hard drive and broadband capabilities. These two add-ons are not yet on the market, but are expected some time next
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