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FEATURE CHANGES FOR WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809

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Microsoft has made some changes in the features for the upcoming Window 10 semiannual release. The Snipping Tool is now being moved into a new app called  Snip & Sketch. Essentially Microsoft moved the functionality into a full app with more capability. Snip & Sketch will let you pull off exactly the same screenshot capture tricks …

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WOLFENSTEIN 3 UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Bethesda has mentioned that Wolfenstein 3 is now under development. It is still a ways off as this year there already are several other titles being released. Wolfenstein: Youngblood left some story gaps. This naturally leads to a new release. Some suspicion that the game will continue with the idea that the Nazis won World …

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NEW STORE LAYOUT

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Amazon has a crude location aware ad carousel which is not as sophisticated as the native ads we use primarily. The video cards on our shopping page are now using the location aware ads. We have several nations in the US and EU markets which makes sense for the high-end cards being presented. We prefer …

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GOOGLE BACKS OFF ON URL CHANGES

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After realizing that the URL scheme seen in Chrome recently was not such a good idea, Google has gone back to displaying the full URL which is safer as at least a dodgy address can be spotted more easily. Now Chrome shows the proper URL again so it clearer in our opinion. We use a …

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AMD EXPECTED TO DROP 32-BIT

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Over on Guru3D we saw a post suggesting AMD might abandon 32-bit systems. We are aware that NVIDIA has already abandoned 32-bit Windows as world+dog almost all use 64-bit operating systems now. Given the move by NVIDIA its reasonable to expect AMD may follow suit. Microsoft maintains Windows 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit but …

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STORAGE PRICES FALL

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Hard disks have continued to fall. New 14TB disks are now more widely available at about $500 depending on the models. Lower capacity disks are widely available at lower average selling points down to 1TB which is now the bottom of the market. The average selling price for 2TB laptop hard disks has fallen to …

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GOOGLE CHROME MANGLES URLS

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In an effort to make the address look simpler, Google Chrome is now stripping off the www. and m. subdomains which is not a very wise move. It immediately will leave many vulnerable to  domain name spoofing and worse. Chrome 69 which is now being rolled out is making an unsound change. Our domain, hardcoregames.biz …

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QUAKE CHAMPIONS UPDATE

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Bethesda has announced a large update for Quake Champions. The game has been tweaked a bit with weapons and there is also a new map. Longest Yard The new map will definitely appeal to the community as the level of detail is excellent. The classic bottomless space map returns! Beware railguns and ringouts in this …

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STEAM MAKES CHANGES IN STORE RECOMMENDATIONS

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Steam is now making a lot of changes in the way they present games. Some, for example, may not want adult content etc. Now Steam users will be able to filter out selected tags. Left 4 Dead 2 offers gore and violence while Clicker Heroes is a casual game. Steam is slowly learning how to …

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SAMSUNG 32GB DDR4

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Samsung has finally added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its lineup of products. The UDIMMs are based on the company’s 16 Gb chips, which were introduced earlier this year. Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips are made using the company’s 10 nm-class process technology. That makes them more energy efficient compared to the …

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RAINBOW SIX SIEGE SERVER CRASHES

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We have noticed a bunch of forum posts that players are reporting that Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer servers ar crashing Error codes [6-0x00001000] and [2-0x0000D0012] are being reported. Others are reporting lag problems which is typical of servers being too remote from players. Some complained of an abandoned game penalty too, Ubisoft is aware of the …

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FINAL DOOM 2 SECRET REVEALED

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You would think that after 20+ years since Doom 2 was released that every secret area has been discovered. Evidently there was one left undiscovered. John Romero pasted a YouTube video showing how a Pain Elemental revealed the last official secret in the game. Secret explained: A secret teleporter is marked as a discoverable “secret”, …

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AZURE USES NVIDIA GPU FOR AI

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We use Azure for hosting our website. Asure, however, has many features for those who want to expand. Asure has servers equipped with NVIDIA Volta GPUs for users who want to use the NVIDIA AI API. Many companies are turning to AI which offers some opportunities for machine learning. As an example, Microsoft has developed …

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WINDOWS 10 0-DAY DEFECT FOUND

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Somebody has found a prolem with Windows 10 and the task manager. It has been dubbed SandboxEscaper. The twitter user is of the same name, clearly an account designed to spread the news without disrupting the author’s main account. Microsoft Windows task scheduler contains a vulnerability in the handling of Advanced Local Procedure Call, which …

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MSI #GAMERSGOLIVE

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MSI is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with AMD, Cooler Master, HyperX and Seagate on #GamersGoLive Campaign. Twitch is trying to horn in on the steaming popularity so they are hoking up with MSI too make it easier to use. The campaign’s goal is to recommend the best gaming and streaming PC builds, powered …

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