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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    I ran into it in the same way. I actually reverted back and re-ran the update because I thought I fat-fingered some bloatware crap accidentally. Unfortunately, stuff like this will probably become more common as MS is moving away from the "feature" part of "feature updates" and is just making...
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    What do you mostly play? Single or Multiplayer games?

    Depends how you define it, a lot of my gaming time is spent in multiplayer co-op games with friends so it's technically multiplayer but with a lot of single player essence.
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    It was mostly because, at the time, it was the only browser that was really worth a shit. So everyone with even a hint of "tech savvy" used it and recommended it to everyone else and their cat. Fast-forward to today and it's a bloated piece of crapware but people still use it because it's...
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    Borderlands 3

    > Sees BL3 announcement "Oh goody! I was getting kinda tired of playing BL2." > Sees EGS exclusive "Welp. Back to BL2.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
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    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    Still running a 22" 1680x1050 as my main. Told myself I'd replace it when it dies 4 or 5 years ago. The thing's built like a brick shithouse.
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    Windows 10 Will Uninstall Incompatible Updates

    Oh god I can see how this is going to go. Windows forces an unwanted update down on you and suddenly detects it's 'broken'. It then proceeds to completely destroy itself trying to uninstall the thing.
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    Samsung Loads McAfee Antivirus Onto Smart TVs

    *Glances up lovingly at his not-connected TCL 55" 4k*
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    The "Bones" Ruling Exposes Corporate Greed in the Streaming Era

    Can we stop for a minute and reflect on the fact that the price of a single episode of a single TV show is $685,000? That is absolutely insane. I mean you want to talk about corporate greed, lets start with that.
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    Valve Is Removing Steam Video Section; Retiring Non-Gaming Content

    They promoted it for like a week when it debuted and then basically left it to rot. Not exactly sure what their goal there was but I think it was just an attempt to jump in on the streaming video service market when it was hot.
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    Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds Commercial Leaks

    Say it with me now kids... P-A-S-S
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    This Website Uses AI to Generate the Faces of People Who Don't Exist

    So a website that can (sorta) photoshop. Whoop-de-doo.
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    Watch Robots and Humans Work Together to Create the 2019 Ford Ranger

    The GM version (Colorado/Canyon) isn't much different. They're almost the same size as a C/K1500 was back in the mid 90s. The Toyotas and Nissans are smaller but they're still way bigger than the old S10/Ranger/Dakota type pickups.
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    Watch Deepmind Play StarCraft 2 at Noon

    Ten bucks this ends in ZERG RUSH KEKEKEKEKE
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    F1 Esports Star Beats Real F1 Driver

    My first conclusion was this was done in a sim as well until I watched the video. It is impressive, but I'll buffer that by saying this particular sim racer in the video has/does race real cars as well so it's not like he's jumping straight from video games into a car for the first time.
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    Microsoft's Direct3D Team Mounts Old GPUs on Their Office Wall

    Great reflection of the time when there was actually competition in the GPU industry.
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    Half Life and Portal Writer is Back at Valve

    This doesn't really mean anything... This doesn't really mean anything... This doesn't really mean anything... Ah screw it. HL3 cOnfIrmEd yOU gUys!!!!1!1!!!!!!One!!!1!!!
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    Slightly Mad Studios Begins Development of a Gaming Console

    Methinks this is a case of "consoles aren't powerful enough and the next gen isn't going to be any better so we'll build our own". Ian mentioned several times in various interviews about PC2 that consoles were being a limiting factor in what they could accomplish with the game. That said, the...
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    RAM Makers Plan to Cut Production Even Further

    Well shit son, when you're making 60-80% gross on product why the hell wouldn't you try to keep it that way? Memory is (A) used in damn near everything from PCs/Laptops to all the "Smart™" devices running around and (B) a market you can't just waltz into because, as with a lot of things...
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    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    So they'll keep removing things that people actually use (*cough*headphone jacks*cough*) so they can continue putting in stupid "toy" features that will be used for all of 5 minutes before getting lost in the dustbin of pointless software bloat.
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    White Hat Hacker Contacted a Man Through His Security Camera

    Hacking your shit in the nicest way possible and then apologizing for it.
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    Amazon is Reportedly Tired of Selling Low Cost Items

    Expect Walmart to follow suit. Commerce has been in a race to the bottom for years and they may finally have hit that bottom (or are at least getting close to it). If Walmart can turn a bit of extra profit while still remaining "competitive" with Amazon they will definitely do it.
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    FCC Panel Suggests Taxing Business Internet Usage to Pay for Rural Broadband

    As a business owner and rural resident I call bullshit. Odds of these funds being actually used to improve rural infrastructure are minimal (nobody is going to expand to an area with an already thin and still-shrinking customer base no matter how much grant money you throw at them) and...
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    FCC Votes to Classify Text Messaging as an Information Service

    The video thumbnail makes it look like he just caught a whiff of his own cheese.
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    Some Epic Store Games Are Pushing Back or Scrapping Steam Releases

    If it results in a net-positive for consumers (which generally does happen) then yes, competition is a good thing. However, in this specific case there isn't really a net positive that can be found. Prices aren't any lower and there aren't really any more features or desirable functions in any...
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    Marvel Posts Avengers: Endgame Trailer

    Whether you like the movies or not, you have to appreciate the sheer scale of this franchise. This simply hasn't been done before. The number of films, the continuity of the characters (seriously, Rhodes is like the only character who hasn't been played by the same actor), the scale of the main...
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    Introducing the NVIDIA Control Panel Windows Store App

    The future might be now, but that doesn't mean we have to accept inferior products, processes, methods or pseudo-rules just because they happen to be the fad of the moment.
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    So they start off by admitting that there's more than one way to "enhance the experience" meaning that, if loot boxes were banned, game publishers have other options for generating extended revenue. Not a great way to set up your argument. False. In-game items are routinely traded for...
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    20th Century Fox Uses Machine Learning to Predict Movie Audience Appeal

    I can see how this will pan out. Execs: "The machine learning says that all of our new movie ideas are bad!" Also Execs: "No, they're not bad, it's the machine learning that's wrong!"
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    Windows 10 Bug Allowed UWP Apps Full Access to File System

    But UWP apps are so much more secure than Win32!
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    Start Backing Up Your Flickr Photos Now!

    And by doing this they are promoting synergy between their core brands and verticals while more closely aligning with their company values in a way which will allow for expanded outreach to a global marketplace without sacrificing their commitment to diversity.
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    Smartphone Manufacturers Are Ready to Embrace the Fold-able Phone

    What's next? Back to the Nokia-esque slider phones?
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    Motorola Partners with iFixit to Sell Mobile Repair Kits

    Nexus 6 is "from Google" but it's a Motorola phone (down to the "M" logo on the back of it). The 6P was a Huawei IIRC. I'll take $40 over $400+ for a new phone.
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    Motorola Partners with iFixit to Sell Mobile Repair Kits

    Hopefully they come out with a battery replacement for the Nexus 6. Mine's not totally dead yet but it's getting harder and harder to get through a full day with it.
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    17% of Americans Use Smart Speakers

    That's nearly 60 million people. Guess it goes to show how little folks care about privacy. (What am I saying? We carry an always-on recording device in our pockets.)
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    Black Ops 4's Multiplayer Server Send Rates Have Been Lowered from 60hz to 20hz

    Presumably this was done so that they could run more server instances on the same or cheaper/less hardware. Next they'll come out with a subscription service that offers "premium" servers and experiences for a $14.99/mo fee which plops players on servers with the original, higher tickrate.
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    Federal Agents Can Access Deleted Data from Car Infotainment Systems

    Doesn't really take much to store things like contact details and searched-for addresses. Plus, this is talking about factory systems, not aftermarket. You seldom ever get any actual specs on what the factory systems are capable of without tearing into them.
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    der8auer Demonstrates How He Washes His Hardware Using a Dishwasher

    As long as you get everything completely dry after washing no reason you can't do it. Just don't mix the water with electricity by using a board that isn't fully dry.
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    Smart Clothing Is Becoming Better at Collecting Our Data

    Oh fantastic. So if I happen to be out with a group of friends and happen to leave my coat behind someplace, that means god-knows-who now has access to my place? Yea. I'll stick to plain old "dumb" clothes to go with my "dumb" TV, "dumb" car and "dumb" phone.