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Date registered: August 7, 2016

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  1. PYRE — July 25, 2017
  2. 384.94 WHQL — July 24, 2017
  3. WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE CHANGES — July 20, 2017
  4. THIS STRANGE REALM OF MINE — July 19, 2017
  5. AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS — July 15, 2017

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AMD NEW HORIZON: RYZEN

AMD has spent about 4 years working on the Zen CPU design. The goal of 40% better efficiency has been met. AMD now is using the Ryzen branding for the design based on the Zen work. AMD processors are seen in the Xbox One and PS4. AMD desktop processors are not as popular as Intel’s …

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NATURAL: BEYOND NATURE

Natural: Beyond Nature was released on December 12, 2016 by Zeiva who also developed the game. Natural Beyond Nature is a casual visual novel. During an introspective journey, Olea has a chance encounter with two residents of a quiet island – Flori, the cheerful young inn owner, and Llima, her taciturn childhood friend. Unbeknownst to them, …

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COMCAST + VERIZON

Comcast recently inked a deal with Verizon so that they could bundle cable TV, Internet and mobile phones into a single package. We expect that a merger will consolidate the corporations into a very large provider. The concern we have is the overwhelming reduction in competition. Verizon has some deals now to provide content to …

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FCC & NET NEUTRALITY

From the early days of the internet, network neutrality mean that every packet was equal. Now with the new Donald Trump regime, we expect that such equality will be rescinded. This will favor large corporations at the expense of the small ones. It also means the internet services for consumers may be curtailed considerably. Netflix …

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THIRD PARTY GAME SERVERS

In recent quarters, more and more publishers and now demanding that players signup with the publishers servers. The majority of games on Steam continue to use Steamworks and the Steam store which simplifies development. Origin started off strong but after a period of time they slowed development to a crawl. Origin does have a few …

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BIOSTAR Z270 FEATURES

Biostar has released some new details over their new Z270 motherboards. The Z270 is already known to have a few more PCI Express lanes and some improvements for HDR etc. Biostar has also mentioned a new heatsink for the M.2 slot given the heat coming from recent Samsung SSD devices in the market. Other vendors …

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BLUETOOTH 5

Bluetooth 5 has now been published. It’s backwards compatible with previous standards. The new standard is a 2800 page manual for device developers. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top extend the range. Speeds are now 2x faster. …

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WINDOWS IS BACK ON MOBILE

Microsoft has recently compiled Windows 10 to run on the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Microsoft has also developed an emulator so that Win32 programs can run on the ARM architecture. Apple’s iOS was developed from scratch over many years for mobile devices. Windows however came from much more powerful machines. Android came from Linux …

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16.12.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.12.1  was released on December 7, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes some Wattman issues Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet complete. …

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RISING STORM 2: VIETNAM

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is expected to be released circa February 2017 by Tripwire Interactive. The game was developed by Antimatter Games. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a first person shooter, Players of the Red Orchestra will like the dynamics of modern weapons with Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. The game is a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam …

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CLICKER HEROES CHRISTMAS BONUS

The popular Clicker Heroes has added some seasonal bonuses to the game, The bonuses are being presented as presents, ornaments and quests. Even a candy cane has been noticed. When the Ancient’s quests are done, you get the option for some presents in 4 hour time blocks. The bonuses are generous with rubies, bloop coins, …

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BING NEWS

We have been approved for inclusion with Bing News. Over time we expect to appear occasionally with the news app in Windows 10 however there are many other media outlets that compete with us. For that reason posts may be buried deep enough so as not to be noticed all the time. Over time however …

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376.19 WHQL

GeForce Driver 376.19 was released December 5, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Brink Game runs very slowly < 20fps Live Mail 2012 Wake from …

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STEEP

Steep is expected to be released on December 2, 2016 by Ubisoft who also developed the game. Steep is a switchable first/third person open world action game. The obvious puns over the price of the game will get a few grins. Steep can switch from first person to third person as desired. The game’s first-person view is …

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COUNTER AGENTS

Counter Agents was released on December 1, 2016 by Counter Agents Team who also developed the game. Counter Agents is an isometric action game. If you have played Alien Swarm, this game is similar where 1 to 4 players can move around the game world. The developer use the Sega 005 game (1981) as inspiration for Counter …

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376.09 WHQL

GeForce Driver 376.09 was released November 28, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Watch Dogs 2 Steep Dead Rising 4 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Brink Game runs very slowly …

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16.11.5 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 16.11.5 hotfix was released on November 16, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Fixes some flickering issues Adds Watch Dogs 2 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows …

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SPACE TRUCKER

Space Trucker was release on November 22, 2016 by We Love Wolves. The game was developed by Maxwell Fox. Space Trucker is a first person shooter. The player takes on the role of Vladimir Gagarin who is a young citizen of the USSR and captain of the vessel Vostok 42. The story is a modernized version the …

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375.95 WHQL

GeForce Driver 375.95 was released November 17, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. This is the WHQL version of last Wednesday’s hotfix. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Tom Clancy’s The Division Survival DLC Battlefield 1 Steep: Open Beta Civilization VI This driver fixes some issues with Windows generally. Fixes some VR Issues …

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BRIEF KARATE FOOLISH

Brief Karate Foolish was released on November 18, 2016 by Henteko Doujin  The game was developed by  D.C.S. Brief Karate Foolish is a 2D fighting game. Get this game right now, this game is better than almost all $60 games and it is free. Best Game: 10/10, if you don’t like this game then there is something wrong …

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