GIGABYTE GA-970-GAMING

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The Gigabyte GA-970-Gaming SLI is a socket AM3+ motherboard for those who have existing hardware that like some new features like NVMe and M.2 etc. This motherboard is only US $64 on Amazon at launch. Socket AM3 DDR3 up to 64GB maximum AMD 970 SB950 Realtek ALC1150 Intel Ethernet PCIe x16 2x PCIe x1 2 …

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SLOW BOAT FROM CHINA

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We use postal services to buy low cost spare parts for repair and maintenance, We buy a lot of brackets and screws so that when we refurbish laptop machines they are stable in mobile use. We stockpile screws as they seem to be needed when machines come into the studio for repair. We also stockpile …

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PC SALES UP

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Recent reports from IDC and Gartner among others have indicated that PC sales are growing. The reports said sales were at levels not seen since 2012. Close to 250 million PCs are sold annually around the world. Gartner found 62.1 million PC shipments, up a 1.4 per cent compared to Q2 2017. IDC counted 62.3 …

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SLIME CCG

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Slime CCG was released on July 13, 2013 by Sedoc LLC. The game was developed by  Slime Studios. Slime CCG is a card playing game. Slime CCG is a basic card game that can be played single player or with a friend. The game offers decks to create and save to use later with a full library …

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CS:GO UPDATE

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A new CS:GO update has blocked players in the Netherlands and Belgium from opening containers – the game’s version of loot boxes. Valve’s change comes after both Dutch and Belgian authorities declared some in-game loot boxes were gambling and warned publishers to remove them from games or face the consequences. Valve pulled item trading and …

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EARTHFALL

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Earthfall was released on July 12, 2018 by Holospark who also developed the game. Earthfall is a co-op first person shooter. Gameplay immediately  brings to mind Left 4 Dead 2. The game requires players to work together to eliminate the alien threat. The game is well balanced for co-op gameplay.  No doubt the developers have …

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18.7.1 WHQL

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The AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 was released on July 11, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.  Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit. Better performance for Earthfall Fixed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17713.1000

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Windows 10 build 17133.1000 is the redston 5 release candidate as Microsoft is now closer to getting the next semi annual release of Windows ready. This version is only on the active development ring as the debugging cycle is not complete. One feature many will like is notepad will now support the zoom features seen …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4338819

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Windows 10 KB4338819 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. This release also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 17134.165). Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server. Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to …

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AMD AND NVIDIA MOVE TO PCI EXPRESS 4.0

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Given the standard for PCI Express 4.0 is now over 6 months old since it was ratified, it’s reasonable to expect that the next batch of video cards will now support it. Historically video cards have moved to the latest PCI Express standard. So we expect AMD and NVIDIA to carry on with this tradition. …

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398.46 HOT FIX

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GeForce Driver 398.36  was released July 3, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Microsoft how requires hotfix drivers to be digitally signed so NVIDIA had to change their driver development schedule slightly. Windows 10 is designed to be much …

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SICHUAN FLOODS TRASH COIN MINING

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Flooding in several provinces in China has caused a digital coin operation to suffer from major damage. According to statistics, 70% of the world’s cryptocurrency mining machines are in China, while Sichuan mining machines account for 70% of the country’s total. Reports of widespread power outages have hampered reports. Many had to be evacuated. Golden …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4284848

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Windows 10 KB4284848 applies to version 1803. This update brings the build to 17134.137). Fixes issues that causes the Video Settings HDR streaming calibration slider to stop working. This is caused by a conflict with the panel brightness intensity settings configured by certain OEMs. Fixed streaming compatibility issues with certain live TV streaming content providers. Addresses streaming …

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INTEL 10MN PROCESS

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We now have some better details with Intel’s 10nm line that has been slow to get into production. The first  Canon Lake CPU was found in the new Lenovo Ideapad 330 with the i3-8121U. The i3-8121U is a dual core CPU with hyperthreading. It runs at 2.2 Ghz with a boost frequency of 3.2 GHz. The …

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COPYRIGHT LAW IN CANADA

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We have noticed an American operation who is using a browser that replaces the ads on any website. Legally this is comercial copyright infringement. This is violates US law, Canadian law and most likely other jurisdictions as well. We are already working on countermeasures to deal with this copyright infringer. We should mention we are …

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