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  • The Insidious Creep of Latency Hell
    By on May 4, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    Twinbee writes “Gamers often find ‘input lag’ annoying, but over the years, delay has crept into many other gadgets with equally painful results. Something as simple as mobile communication or changing TV channels can suffer. Software too is far from innocent (Java or Visual Studio 2010 anyone?), and even the desktop itself is riddled with ‘invisible’ latencies which can frustrate users (take the new Launcher bar in Ubuntu 11 for example). More worryingly, (more…)



  • Hell planet where rock falls as rain found
    By on October 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    COROT-7b, an alien planet where a rain of pebbles falls from clouds of rock vapour into lakes of molten lava, has been found by astronomers. COROT-7b, a rocky planet around twice the size of the Earth but of similar density, is only 1.6 million miles from its star: 23 times closer than the innermost planet in our solar system, Mercury, is to the Su

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