WESTERN DIGITAL STAFF REDUCTIONS

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Western Digital is looking to reduce operating costs by some $800 million annually. WD lost $487 million last quarter which is motivating the cost control. WD has been forced to layoff some 350 persons starting in May 2019. WD announced it would layoff a total of 313 from May 7, including 102 in Irvine, Orange County; …

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EPIC ACCUSED OF IMPROPER SURVEILLANCE

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Epic Games loder has been accused of improper surveillance of Steam. It is alleged that they copy the user’s fiends list. They do this and more without even getting user permission. The creator of the original X-COM, Julian Gollop has endured a backlash after signing a Epic Games store exclusivity deal for his next title. …

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TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2

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Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was released in March 15, 2019 by Ubisoft. The game was developed by Massive Entertainment. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a third person action game. The game takes place in Washington, DC approximately 7 months after the events in Tom Clancy’s The Division in which a civil war …

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RICO

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RICO was released on March 14, 2019 by Thunderful and Rising Star. The game was developed by Ground Shatter. RICO is a first person shooter. Ground Shatter is a four-person, games development studio, based in the Bristol Games Hub RICO is a first-person, buddy cop shooter inspired by modern action cinema. In the game, you …

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NVIDIA GPU CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK

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The nVidia GPU Technology Conference next week has media speculating over what will be on the agenda. The nVidia Ampere architecture is expected to discussed as the TSMC 7nm line ramps up. At present there is nothing on Ampere for the media to consider. This is why the speculation is focused. TSMC has indicated their …

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EFFECTS OF MOVING FROM 8GB RAM TO 24GB RAM

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When we first setup Windows on the 2019 rig we only used 8GB of memory. Windows runs fine with 8GB of memory. A few days after we finished assembly  we upgraded the RAM to 24GB. The motherboard can support 64GB and that is not all that expensive anymore. See Cram it With RAM. …

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EU COPYRIGHT LAW

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So that the EU copyright law is more clear. We are more concerned over fair use etc as we understand it under our law. Article 13 says content-sharing services must license copyright-protected material from the rights holders. If that is not possible and material is posted on the service, the company may be held liable unless …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4489899

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Windows 10 KB4489899 applies to 1809. Addresses an issue in Microsoft HoloLens with tracking and device calibration that has affected some users. You may notice improvement 10-15 minutes after installing this update, but we recommend resetting the holograms for best results.  Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or …

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THE INTERNET TURNS 30

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The so-called internet turns 30 today. All that really changed was the old BBS system of peer to peer was changed to a centrally managed system with a new software stack that turned out to be not so well thought out. XMODEM goes back to the 1970s and it is still just as capable …

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HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION ON STEAM

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now listed on Steam and the WIndows Store as upcoming. No date is set but enthusiasts can add it to their wishlist and Steam will alert when the game is released. Halo: Combat Evolved Halo 2 Halo 3 Halo 3: ODST Halo 4

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