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WORK ON WINDOWS 10 SO FAR

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The latest build of Windows 10 are still debugging a rather long list of problems. Most of the recent focus is on Edge which Microsoft has been developing. Edge is a replacement for Internet Explorer but designed to be easier to maintain. Edge can now display PDF and EPUB directly using a component architecture. The …

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GEARS OF WAR 4 UPDATE

The Coalition has released a large update for Gears of War 4. Gear packs are the biggest feature added. This is intended for use with ranked season 3. The game is splitting diamond into 5 tiers of skill with diamond master as the new top skill. Here is a list of fixes included with the …

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MICROSOFT DISCONTINUES KINECT

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Microsoft has discontinued the Kinect USB adapter for Xbox One. The Kinect itself was discontinued last November. Recent games that support the Kinect have been patched to work without the sensor present. Other games that require it will make things more difficult. Prices have risen for remaining Kinect hardware as supplies diminish. The Kinect has …

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INTEL CPU BUG

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It seems that Intel CPUs have a problem with the way they handle address space randomization and the prefetch logic. Its now known that Intel, AMD, Apple ARM, and Qualcomm processors are all affected by the problem. IBM Power CPU products are also affected. The security nightmare of having keys and passwords in the open …

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PUBG SETS NEW RECORD ON STEAM

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG) has set a new record for active players. The game reached 3,106,358 players logged in all at the same time. Dota 2 sat in second place with 704,938 players. PUBG tweeted the news on December 29. Screenshot from Steam was done on January 2, 2018.

STILL USING 32-BIT WINDOWS?

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There are still a few holdouts who are using 32-bit Windows. Today AMD and NVIDIA are now dropping support for 32-bit platforms. AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit. NVIDIA has indicted that the upcoming 390 …

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AMD 400 SERIES SPOTTED

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Recently a new chipset was noticed on PCI-SIG and ASMedia’s  site for AMD motherboards. AMD outsourced its chipset production to ASMedia in 2014. A420, B450 and X470 Promontory 400 chipsets (assuming a consistant numbering scheme) will be available when AMD releases the new Ryzen 2 processors in 2018. The listing on the PCI-SIG website shows PCIe 3.0 …

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ASSASSIN’S CREED IV BLACK FLAG FREE WITH UPLAY

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is available for free for a limited time through December 18 (2AM PST). You need to have their the Uplay client installed to be able to get this game. Ubisoft is launching this promotion in order to get more gamers on board with the Uplay store. They are also celebrating their 10th anniversary of …

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PRICE CHECK

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Intel was able to add more production to Coffee Lake so prices are now near suggested levels or slightly lower. AMD Vega 64 cards are still in very short supply with prices about double suggested level or more. Most stores show inventory to be backordered. RAM prices are level as the shift from DDR3 to …

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WORLD IN CONFLICT FREE WITH UPLAY

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For a limited time, through December 11 (2AM PST), Ubisoft is giving away free copies of their RTS World in Conflict and its Soviet Assault expansion. You need to have their the Uplay client installed to be able to get this game. Ubisoft is launching this promotion in order to get more gamers on board …

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