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SAMSUNG 256 GIGABYTE MEMORY

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Samsung has announced new 256GB DDR4 memory chips which will be first sold to corporate buyers. The new size is being made on a 7nm process which is about 40% better than the old 10nm line. Samsung is using an extreme UV immersion system to make the RAM. Eventually we expect this size will become …

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INTEL 10NM DELAYS

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To nobody’s surprise that Intel has been slow to deliver 10nm hardware is a testament to how hard semiconductor design has become. Some reports that state Intel has abandoned 10nm are nothing but garbage. Intel has only pushed back release several times, mostly due to poor yields which has been devilishly hard to overcome. If …

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CPU-Z BUG WITH INTEL T9400 PENRYN

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It seems that CPU-Z all the way to version 1.86  has not been able to properly work with Intel Penryn processors like the T9400 in our Lenovo T500 and Lenovo T400 laptops. The T9400 uses the new faster 1066 MHz front side bus that Intel uses with the Core 2 series processors. The faster FSB …

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GPU-Z FINALLY DETECTS FAKE VIDEO CARDS

TechPowerUp released 2.12.0 of GPU-Z which has now been programmed to detect counterfeit video cards. NVIDIA GPUs (G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, GK106) have all been seen in the market with new ROMs to make them appear to be more recent video cards. See the Vamery saga. …

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LENOVO T500 BRICKED BY WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809

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We upgraded our old Lenovo T500 with 10 version 1809 and we noticed the machine was performing slower than usual. We rebooted the machine and this did not solve the problem. We then installed some software from Avid which is used for professional compositing and sound editing. After rebooting Windows finally started checking the disk, …

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SURFACE PRO 4 PATCH

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We have noticed Microsoft has released a BIOS for the Surface Pro 4. Immediately more reports are coming in that it did not fix the touch screen problems. Recall we reported the problems earlier and the forum posts have since become flooded with hundreds of posts. We are speculating again that a corrupt Windows installation …

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BETWEEN THE STARS BETA

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We are beta testing the upcoming Between the Stars which the developer, Isolated Games is expecting to be able to released early in 2019. The game’s developer has been able to obtain full funding via Kickstarter so we are now expecting this game to be ready and on schedule. Between the Stars is a roguelike …

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FORTNITE PHYSICS UPGRADE

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We had to chuckle over the latest update to the popular Fortnite game. No doubt that Epic and Gearbox have had their inbox loaded to the max with this one. Fortnite is free to play with cosmetic elements being sold to those with more pesos to spend. Grinders can scrape up enough to hang on. …

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AMAZON DISCOUNTING PC HARDWARE PRICES

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With the collapse in digital coin prices, PC hardware prices have fallen as demand has returned to more normal levels. If you go look over out shopping page you will see that prices for Radeon and GeForce cards have fallen to below MSRP as the glut of video cards gets worse. Many have inventories of …

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ERIC SCHMIDT BELIEVES INTERNET WILL SPLIT

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke to a private event who he believes that the internet will be bifurcated into one led by China and one led by America. He is justified by the control and censorship that exists in China as the driving force. “I think the most likely scenario now is not a …

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