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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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WI-FI WPA3 SECURITY

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has released a new update to the decade old WPA2. Now WPA3 is available which provides a much needed improvement. WPA2 has a couple of significant weaknesses. First, an attacker can capture an encrypted data stream from your router and then carry out an offline dictionary attack at their leisure. Because they …

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398.36 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 398.36  was released June 25, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Fixes Black Screen when booting Windows after installing 397.93 display driver Fixed a problem with some motherboards that have PLX chips on them Some issues reported with …

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LOFTY VIDEO CARD PRICES CONTINUE

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Video cards are now more available but prices are still well above MSRP. We did a price check with Amazon to see how mad the situation is. Clearly prices for many cards are still at insane levels. This chart was made over 2 days of price checks. MSRP AMAZON RX 560 $100 $110 RX 570 …

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TSMC 7NM ORDERS GROW

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TSMC has their order book filling up nicely as more than 20 customers are lined up for 7mn wafers to be made and taped up for pick and place machines. Apple has their A12 CPU for the next gen phone and they are first in line. AMD, Qualcomm and NVIDIA are likely to get their …

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NVIDIA AIB MAKER SENDS BACK 300,000 ASICS

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An unidentified Taiwanese AIB maker has been reported to have send back some 300,000 GPU chips to NVIDIA as the demand for video cards has collapsed. We suspect the chips are Pascal parts. Digital coin prices have fallen considerably making them unprofitable so demand for new hardware has dried up faster than an ice cube …

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LENOVO LEAKS GTX 1180 FALL LAUNCH

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Over at the Lenovo booth at E3 evidently the representative there said that the new series of GeForce cards will the GTX 1180 and GTX 1170 etc. Some sites speculated it would be different but we prefer to be more cautious. The spokesman also mentioned the video cards would be available this fall which is …

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SOCKET AM4 BIOS LIMITATIONS

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Some AMD AM4 motherboard makers are griping that the current UEFI BIOS is close to 16MB. Larger 32MB chips are more expensive. Motherboard makers are loath to use more expensive components. Some point to CPU microcode which is inaccurate. The microcode is resident on the CPU itself, the BIOS is a set of functions the …

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STEAM CLIENT IMAGES

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The Steam client is not much more than a glorified browser. Steam could make it a lot faster if they saved images instead of wasting bandwidth by downloading them over and over. This makes the client app slower than molasses when the internet is bogged down. The profligate waste of bandwidth is a problem for …

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FAKE HARDWARE SURFACING IN THRIFT STORES

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After flooding the market with fake PSU, RAM and video cards, now we see some of this garbage being sold in thrift stores. This means unskilled people end up with this junk and often cannot figure out what the problems are. Such damage caused by greed who cannot figure out how to earn legitimate income. …

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SAMSUNG INFRINGED PATENT: LOSING $400 MILLION

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A court in Texas as found Samsung violated a patent owned by a South Korean University. This was posted after the markets closed on Friday, June 15, 2018. The  KAIST IP US patent concerns the FinFET designed used by Intel, AMD, Qualcomm and others. Samsung, unlike the others, did not license the patent and instead …

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MOTHERBOARDS FEATURING U.2 CONNECTIONS?

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So far we have not seen many native U.2 (SFF-8639) connectors for SSD drives on consumer motherboards but we are hopeful somebody will put 2 of them on a motherboard so that extreme SSD drives like the Intel 750 in 2½” 15mm form factor can be installed. The Intel 750 is also available as a …

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KILCOUNT

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Kilcount was released on June 15, 2018 by Beatrice who also developed the game. Kilcount is a is a sci-fi comedy game. Gameplay is relatively basic with conversation and exploration. Players have a possibility of five different scenarios that lead to different ending. As a player modes besides an item, the spacebar activates the description. Sometimes …

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WINDOWS STORE GAMES

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We have noticed a lot of games we have in Steam are now listed in the Windows Store. Browsing the store we found a vastly larger number of games available. We suspect that Microsoft wants to ramp up the Windows 10 platform for gaming as many of the games are free like the ones seen …

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CVE-2018-3665

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Just when you thought all the faults were found, here we go again. This time it’s the FPU that is affected. System software may utilize the Lazy FP state restore technique to delay the restoring of state until an instruction operating on that state is actually executed by the new process. Systems using Intel® Core-based …

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