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INTEL TO ADD COFFEE LAKE SUPPLY

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Intel has not been able to keep up with demand for Coffee Lake i5 and i7 processors. At present Intel is making the Core i7-8700K, Core i7-8700, Core i5-8600K, Core i5-8400 and other models in their Malaysian factory. Prices for the i7-8700K is much higher than the MSRP. The i5-860K is also well above the MSRP. …

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OVER 6000 NEW GAMES ON STEAM

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2017 is not even over yet and already there are over 6,000 new games on Steam. This is more than all the games released from 2005 to 2015. 2016 also was a record year for game releases on Steam, Lots of the games released lately are clearly very basic games typical of the stuff seen …

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GAMES BANNED BY STEAM

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Steam has banned serveral adult oriented games and simulators in recent times. We discovered that several mature games are forcibly being censored. Links to the uncensored version are also being removed. We should mention that many games from Japan have adult themes and sometimes explicit content. French and German markets are also much more liberal. …

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QSR10R-AX 802.11AX

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The Quantenna QSR10R-AX hardware is 802.11ax draft 1 compliant and it uses eight 5 GHz streams and four 2.4 GHz streams.  4T4T full duplex. Quantenna expects to see more hardware for 802.11ax into 2018 as the standard is ratified. Full-duplex allows mesh repeaters to reliably extend network coverage without unnecessary interfering with a home gateway by using a different radio …

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EA CLOSES VISCERAL GAMES

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EA has closed Visceral Games who has been involved with Dead Space and Battlefield 1. Most recently they were working on a new Star Wars release prior to the changes. EA Redwood Shores existed from 1998 to 2009 before they became Visceral Games.. The Star Wars game is being shifted  to another group as EA. …

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AMD MOVES TO 12NM

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AMD is using TSMC and Globalfoundries (GF). Recently GF announced work to die shrink from 14nm to 12nm. GF mentioned that production is ready for very early 2018 and this will give AMD an opportunity to refresh the CPU and GPU lines At present work with 10nm is being developed by Intel for 2018 and work …

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RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE BUG

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Reports from PS4 forums indicate the recent patch for Rainbow Six: Siege is trashing the hard disk. This is unique to the PS4 platform, the PC and Xbox are not affected. The disk is crashed when using the friends feature and this triggers disk corruption. Ubisoft is working to fix the problem but already several reports …

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UPLAY SSL PROBLEMS

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Uplay is operated by Ubisoft and they have been falling behind with network security. Game server certificate problems with obsolete settings and other issues do not sit well with Windows 10 security. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=lb-upc-dmx.ubisoft.com This server’s certificate is not trusted, Certificate uses an insecure signature. Upgrade to SHA2 This server supports weak Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange …

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INTEL ABANDONS 802.11AD

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Intel recently announced they are stopping development of 802.1ad hardware. Intel said that the demand for 60 GHz hardware was smaller than anticipated. 802.11ad uses 58-64 GHz which is unable to penetrate walls so its very limited to larger rooms with line of sight access. By comparison 802.11ac uses 2.4 GHz which more easily can …

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AMD VEGA ROADMAP

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Today AMD is now shipping their new Vega 10 GPU which in the recent ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64. AMD is now starting to get Vega 11 VCPUs into the market following orders to Global Foundries and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). GlobalFoundries will produce the wafers for AMD using 14nm LPP technology and SPIL will …

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