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April 8, 2017

The Best Features of Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft Gets Creative

With the Windows 10 Creator Update finally here, we thought it would be helpful to sum up some of the coolest features in this massive patch.

As its name suggests, Windows 10 Creator Update aims to boost Windows 10’s ability to make imagination come to life. When we speak of creators, our minds naturally gravitate towards graphics designers, videographers, and the like, but Creators stands for more than that. As multimedia and entertainment continues to evolve, so have different forms of creativity. With the expansion of gaming, VR, and 3D, creative mediums are more diverse than ever.

Of course, along with many of the new features aimed at [...]

 
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April 1, 2017

AMD Ryzen Optimization Patch Released for Ashes of Singularity, Claims 30% Performance Improvement

As with any major new CPU architecture, AMD’s Ryzen CPU is experiencing some growing pains early out the gate as gaming performance had been a little less impressive than expected. This can be seen in games such as Ashes of the Singularity where although both multi-thread and single-core performance were competitive against Intel’s 6-core Core i7-6800K and even the 10-core Core i7-6900K in many other benchmarks, it trailed behind Intel’s Quad-Core Core i7-7700K in several gaming benchmarks.

As a result, many were baffled at the performance results. If the Ryzen 7 1800X could adequately compete against Intel’s top-end Core i7-6900K in both single and [...]

 
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March 22, 2017

Ubiquiti Networks Releases Numerous Security Patches as SEC Consult Exposes Command Injection Vulnerability

In a recent advisory sent out by SEC Consult’s Vulnerability Lab, SEC Consult advised that a security flaw had been confirmed in at least four Ubiquiti Networks devices with as many as an additional 38 devices possibly vulnerable to the security issue.

According to the advisory, a command injection vulnerability exists in the “pingtest_action.cgi” script in the devices. If an attacker is able to lure a user to click on a special link or go to a malicious website, it would allow an attacker to gain control of the networking equipment. This issue is largely attributed to a decade old version of PHP, PHP/FI 2.0.1, used by the devices.

In response, [...]

 
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January 30, 2017

Razer Acquires Nextbit Systems, Prepares Possible Entry into the Smartphone Market

Razer has been doing some serious shopping lately first acquiring famous audio company THX in late 2016 and according to a recent announcement, they’ve also picked up yet another company, Nextbit Systems Inc.

Nextbit, the company behind the popular cloud connected Robin smartphone, quickly saw a lot of success with the Robin which was a decent mid-range smartphone with a pricetag of just $299 and could be regularly found during the holidays for under $200.

As a part of the acquisition, Nextbit will halt all sales of its Robin smartphone however, will continue honoring warranties for 6 more months, and will continue offering software updates and [...]

 
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October 24, 2016

Battlefield 1 PC Performance Analysis

At long last the latest and heavily anticipated Battlefield game has been released. Showcasing the grim atmosphere of World War 1 the game takes us from the trenches in France, to the Ottoman Empire in modern day Turkey.

The Battlefield series has always been one of the quintessential PC titles since the original Battlefield 1942 way back in 2002 and its developer DICE has been known for going the extra mile for PC gamers, with fantastic hardware optimization and being at the forefront of AMD’s mantle back in Battlefield 4, though Battlefield games have always been plagued with glitches and bugs at launch the worst of which was Battlefield 4 and while having [...]

 
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October 11, 2016

Overwatch Halloween Terror Updates Introduce New Lootboxes, Skins and More!

Players of Blizzard’s Overwatch will be thrilled to know that Overwatch’s Halloween Terror Event running from October 11 – November 1 is now live on Patch 1.4.0.2, confirming earlier info found on the Overwatch Taiwan’s official website and several less concrete rumors that have been circulating the community leading up to today.

This long awaited limited time event will follow similarly to the Summer Olympics event format with glowing Jack-O’-Lantern lootboxes, providing over 100 event exclusive skins, voice lines, highlights and other customization collectibles, and spooky altercations to the Hollywood map. And as usual, all cosmetic [...]

 
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January 29, 2016

Rise of The Tomb Raider PC Performance and Graphics Analysis

The follow-up to Crystal Dynamic’s 2013 reboot of the long-running Tomb Raider franchise: Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally graced the PC with its presence, after a brief stint as a Xbox exclusive.

Naturally like any console port, there’s a lot of room for disappointment in terms of performance and graphical enhancements. With veteran developer Nixxes once again handling the porting duties for the PC version of the game, there’s hope that Rise of the Tomb Raider can not only match, but beat the expectations set by its predecessor.

In this report, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Rise of the Tomb Raider’s graphics options and [...]

 
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January 8, 2016

Microsoft Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

The day has finally come for Microsoft to retire its aging browser versions. The software giant has officially announced the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 on January 12, 2016.

The end of support means that Microsoft will no longer be releasing security, performance, and stability patches to the versions of IE mentioned above. This is done to reduce support cost and allocate more resources to supporting IE 11 and Microsoft’s latest browser Microsoft Edge.

IE 11 will continue to receive support until at least the end of Windows 10’s life cycle, which is October 13, 2020. However, IE 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer [...]

 
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October 17, 2013

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1

The wait is finally over! Windows 8.1 has finally been released and is now up for grabs.

The long awaited Windows 8.1 is the successor to Windows 8 and comes with a mountain of new features and fixes for mobile as well as desktop users. Mobile users can now enjoy gesture enabled apps, tap-and-move tile organization, and lock screen access while desktop users will be greeted with the return of the start button and the ability to boot straight in to the desktop mode without having to go through the Metro interface.

Additionally, Windows 8.1 also includes features that benefit both mobile and desktop users. The updated Internet Explorer raises the tab limit from 10 [...]

 
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July 30, 2012

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD Review

Back to Indilinx for a New Vertex

OCZ’s Vertex series have always been OCZ’s most popular high performance consumer grade SSDs. First introduced in 2009, the original Vertex shook the storage industry by becoming one of the most popular SSDs on the market. Being the first SSD to introduce the Indilinx Barefoot controller, OCZ surprised the market when it demonstrated that SSDs did indeed have a brilliant future. While riding the wave of the Vertex’s success, OCZ then introduced the Vertex 2. Featuring the then relatively new Sandforce controller, OCZ proved that with newer technology, faster, more affordable SSDs were possible. By now, practically everyone had [...]

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