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NO MAN’S SKY IS BACK

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It seems that No Man’s Sky is back with a large update and the game has surfaced on the Steam top seller list. Some media reports about interviews with Sean Murray who is the CEO of Hello Game has dialed back the hype considerably. Much of the content added to the game since it first …

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WD CLOSES HD FACTORY FOR SSD

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Western Digital is looking to close its hard disk drive factory in Petaling Jaya, near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, blaming lack of demand for the gear. Demand for hard disks has actually grown but SSD sales are growing faster. Hard disks are good idea for backups for SSD drives which are almost impossible to recover …

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INTEL ABANDONS IVY BRIDGE AND OLDER

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Intel with the latest round of CPU faults has now abandoned Ivy Bridge and older platforms. KB4284835 fixes some of the problems in Windows to address the faults. Some updates replace earlier ones to address performance issues. Chrome, IE and Edge are all updated, other less common browsers are more likely to be insecure. In …

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TO HELL WITH HELL

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To Hell with Hell was released on July 19, 2018 by Deck 13. The game was developed by Lazurite Games. To Hell with Hell is an isomorphic action game. The game is on the Steam early access. Early Access games are not complete and may or may not change further. The developer has updated the game …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4345421

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Windows 10 KB4345421 applies to version 1803. Addresses an issue with the DHCP Failover server that may cause enterprise clients to receive an invalid configuration when requesting a new IP address. This results in a loss of connectivity. Addresses an issue that may cause the restart of the SQL Server service to fail occasionally with the …

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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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