GAME REVIEW BANNED BY STEAM?

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We review games and if they are on Steam we post them there for our followers. This is common practice. We usually have one sentence along with a link to the game review on the site. Not many referrals from Steam but its still there for those who want to look at our profile etc. …

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NVIDIA RTX 2080 TI

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NVIDIA is now taking preorders for the new RTX 2080 Ti card which is the new flagship consumer video card with the new RTX GPU architecture shown at SIGGRAPH 2018 earlier this week. Cards will be shipped circa September 20, 2019. Limit of 2 per customer for SLI which will be needed given the plethora …

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MICRON ABANDONS FLOATING NAND

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Micron developed a floating gate type memory cell up to 3rd generation 3D NAND flash memory, but from 4th generation it changes to charge trap method. Charge traps are being used by Samsung, Toshiba (WDC) and SK Hynix. Intel is continuing to use floating gate which is better for high endurance products needed in a …

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MICROSOFT REMOVES REMIX 3D INTEGRATION

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Users of Paint 3D may have noticed an issue with the Remix3D.com which has some ready to use 3D objects. Its not known if this is temporary or if Microsoft is planning to change the URL or maybe move it to the store. The website has lots of 3D models in a format that can …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17741.1000

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WIndows 10 build 17741.1000 is a n interim release as Microsoft continues to get Redstone 5 ready for general release. The clipboard memory size has been increased from 1MB to 4MB to accommodate larger DPI devices. Ultra high resolution panels are becoming more common. We suggest 32MB will be able to handle 8K panels adequately. …

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STEAM ENDS XP & VISTA SUPPORT JAN 1, 2019

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We have Steam on a WIndows XP installation and it displays a notice with the number of days remaining before it stops working. Chrome also nags in Windows XP over not being supported. Steam is known to use Google Chrome in their client and Google is also dropping XP and Vista Support. Older games sometimes …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4343909

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Windows 10 KB4343909 applies to version 1803. Windows 10 KB4343897 applies to version 1709. Windows 10 KB4343885 applies to version 1703. We recommend everyone use version 1803 which is the mainstream release. Version 1830 also has the mainstream feature updates expected to be delivered with the next release expected in the next couple of months. Microsoft’s telemetry servers are …

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ASIAN TRAFFIC GROWTH

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We have noticed a larger amount of traffic from Asian sources. It seems that we are being cited more often on forums and websites with news about mostly hardware. It seems that some shared links attracted enough traffic to top the active list with Google’s tracking. WordPress can be easily translated which is probably the …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17738.1000

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Windows 10 build 17738.1000 is an interim debug release as Microsoft works through more cycles of debugging. Over the last few weeks there have been many builds released as the debug cycle continues. This build is part of the Redstone 5 branch, which is the next major feature update due out in September or October …

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INTEL L1 TERMINAL FAULT

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Today, Intel has confirmed a new vulnerability, Forestadow. There are three variants, one of which has a dangerous score of 7.9. It is a high-risk vulnerability. Intel and Microsoft are currently patching patches, and AMD processors have once again escaped. CVE-2018-3615 CVE-2018-3620 CVE-2018-3646 It seems that our dislike of hyperthreading has finally been vindicated. We …

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GIGABYTE SSD 120GB & 240GB

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Gigabyte is best known for its motherboard and graphics cards, but like so many PC component companies with diversified product portfolios, it’s now officially entered the SSD market as well. What’s unique, however, is that Gigabyte is the only top tier motherboard maker to expand into SSDs. Gigabyte has launched a couple of low cost …

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NVIDIA RTX

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NVIDIA has been marketing their new RTX API and at  SIGGRAPH 2018 they have showed several new slides. The new RT Core is introduced. Since it is “RT”, as the name implies, it is directed to Ray Tracing, which is used to speed up the processing of light in a three-dimensional environment. The speed of processing …

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INSURGENCY FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

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Insurgency is free for a limited time on Steam. Originally released in 2014, Insurgency is an online first-person shooter that aims for realism. It doesn’t give you a map or a radar to keep track of your location or where enemies are. Death comes fast, as players can only take one or two bullets before …

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INTEL DC P4500 SSD

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Intel has a new SSD designed to squeeze even more storage into a 1U rack box, The form factor is likened to a ruler as it is a long assembly with a connector on the end. The DC P4500 is code named Cliffdale. The goal of the new design is to reduce cooling costs while …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17735.1000

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Windows 10 build 17735.1000 is an interim version as Microsoft continues to work to eliminate as many problems as they can before general release. Microsoft also changed the naming from redstone 6 for 19H1 for the skip ahead to the following release. This suggests Microsoft has more work on the following version to do than …

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