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WOW! RX 570 4GB SOLD FOR $75

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We are watching ebay auctions and we are witnessing some dramatically lower average selling prices for cards that are as good or better than the EVGA GTX 1060 we recently acquired at auction. We paid $137 CAD ($104 USD) for a EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card about 2 weeks ago. Today we saw a

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STEAM SIGN-IN OUTAGE

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We noticed Steam was offline even though the internet was working fine. We restarted Steam only to discover the sign-in was not working. We also had some issues signing in on the Steam website but eventually we were able to log-in. Curiously the mobile app was not affected. Steam uses the mobile app for a …

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RADEON 7 LAUNCHES NEXT THURSDAY

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The long awaited move the the 7nm hardware will be met the the new Radeon VIII which is slated for launch on  February 7, 2019. MSRP $699. The card has 4 fewer GCN units compared to the Vega 64 but the clock speed is 1800 MHz which compensates handily. The memory is doubled to 16GB …

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WINDOWS SALES SLOW AMID CHIP SHORTGAGES

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Microsoft in its quarterly report blamed the shortage in processors for hurting OEM sales of Windows. The lack of OEM Windows sales also meant that consumer sales of Microsoft Office took a hit. Azure sales have continued to grow as more join in with the cloud like we do. We can work on this site from …

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CHINESE DRAM MAKER CLOSES

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The US trade sanctions quite literally killed China-based Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuits Ltd. Sanctions have been in place since October 29, 2018. News out of China has been bad long before the trade dispute. China has been modernizing but the pressure on the banking sector has been brutal. Restriction of exports to Fujian Jinhua actually relates …

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NVIDIA STOCK TUMBLES

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No surprise that nVidia is in the news over weaker earnings.  The glut of video cards purchased when digital coin values were higher are now being sold off widely on eBay etc. This will likely mean tough times for the corporation for a considerably time. We recently bought a GTX 1060 for a small …

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METRO EXODUS DUMPS STEAM

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Metro Exodus is now going to be published on Epics game store. We have criticized Epic for not fixed the cybersquatter personating us. So this means we will not be buying this game any time soon. Epic also does not like the symbol for trademark, which is bizarre. Our name is trademarked and wordmarked so …

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EVGA GTX 1060 WON AT AUCTION

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After several other cards priced higher than we wanted to spend, we finally have won an auction for a EVGA GTX 1060 3GB ACX 2.0 (03G-P4-6160-KR). This card competed with the RX 480 and this card ended up being slightly cheaper. The RX 480 was hard to find in the fall of 2016 and …

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BING OUTAGE IN CHINA RESOLVED

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For a while in China, cn.bing.com was not available for several days. Conspiracy theories galore dominated the media. Today we can report that Bing is once again available in China. We do not get a lot of traffic from China. The government apparently does not want people spending all day playing games. Then again this …

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BOHANNON V FACEBOOK

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Facebook  have been sued over in game purchases. Now more evidence of wrongdoing has been unsealed by the court. This new documents are likely to increase the damages Facebook is going to endure. Fraud is an offence. The records are part of a class-action lawsuit focused on how Facebook targeted children in an effort to …

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