LENOVO X220 SSD UPGRADE

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Lenovo x220 has an internal slot for an mini SATA SSD however this is limited to 300 MB/s while the hard disk bay is provisioned with 600 MB/s bandwidth. mSATA drives are available up to 512GB. The eSATA slot can also be used for a WWAN card. The X220 has a 7mm drive bay so check …

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GAMES MENU OVERHAUL

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The old menu was too cumbersome so we now use a static page with that leverages custom search capabilities with WP. It’s possible to use multiple column if the page gets to long, this makes it easier to manage bulleted lists etc.

ROGUE ISLANDS

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Rogue Islands was released on September 12, 2017 by Keystone Games. The game was developed by Big Fat Alien and Blue Sock Studios. Rogue Islands is a first person shooter. Developed by Kiaran Ritchie, lead animator at Bioware and Jane Whittaker, author of the best selling Alien Vs Predator and five times winner of the Programmer …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4038788

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This update on September 12, 2015 made a few changes that did not all make their way into the manuals. WIndows 10 Cumulative update: KB4038788 Build 15063.608 For some peculiar reason, older updates have disappeared from the update history. Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Edge, Device Guard, Windows …

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BLODDY ZOMBIES

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Bloody Zombies was released on September 11, 2017 by  nDreams, The game was developed by Paw Print Games. Bloody Zombies is a side scrolling action game. The game is a throwback to the games of the 1980s when side scrolling was typical for  games that used sprite graphics. Bloody Zombies seems to be using sprites as well. …

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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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INTEL COFFEE LAKE

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Intel is now starting to deliver the high-end X370 chipset and 8th gen Coffee Lake processors. Intel will have other chipsets ready for Q1-2018. Usually Intel has several chipsets ready for all market segments. We suspect Intel had to fix a few problems with lower cost chipsets to prevent the fisco seen with Cougar Point. …

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ASUS ROG STRIX RX VEGA64 8GB

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The new ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 is the latest high-end card for PC gaming. ASUS is still using a 100 percent automated production process for its GPUs, an industry-first that helps the company ensure a specific standard of quality and longevity. MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer. Patented …

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