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    Ugly GPUs

    That time period when we were switching from AGP to PCI-E was weird and gave us abominations like this.
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    Recommend an affordable 1440p 120+hz Variable Resfresh Screen?

    I have a slightly higher tier Pixio, the PX7 Prime. It's been a very nice monitor. 165Hz, 1440p, IPS, and Freesync works flawlessly with my 2080 Ti. It's not going to win any beauty contests but it does everything I need it to and quite well. It has consistently had instant coupons on Amazon...
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    I am still using my iPad 2 from 2014. Are people upgrading iPads?

    I currently have an iPad Air 2 and an iPad Mini 5th generation. In most tasks the Air 2 is still fast enough but comparing it (A8X with 2GB RAM versus A12 with 3GB) it really shows its age. I figure I might sell the Air 2 and get something for it while it still carries a bit of value. As far as...
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    What do you look for in a gaming mouse?

    Size is crucial for me. I have small hands (13cm from tip of my middle finger to edge of palm and 9cm across the palm) and gravitate toward smaller mice as part of that. Prior to my current Model O (which, yeah, I'm really eyeballing the O-) I used a Corsair M65 Pro RGB and a Logitech G mx518...
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    iPhone 11

    I know I'm a very unique position. I have two phones. I have a Pixel 3 with Google Fi that I got at the start of the year and absolutely love. It's my first foray back into Android since a very, very negative experience with a HTC Droid Incredible (I had a dud unit that died at just under 12...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Using a Glorious Model O glossy at the moment for mouse and a KB Paradise V60 Mini with Cherry MX Clear switches. I'm very pleased with both to be honest. I still prefer clicky switches, however I irritate my husband with the clicking. I was afraid the tactile bump wouldn't be as pronounced like...
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    3950X Who's waiting for it?

    I'm certainly considering the 3950X. Right now I'm content with my 2700X, but, the fact I can just drop in a 3900X or 3950X? Super tempting. I'm thinking this is going to be a bit like my 2600K system though regardless of which Ryzen 3rd gen I get. I had that from 2011 until October of last...
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    Glorious Model 0

    I saw Microcenter now carries them so I went today to check them out. They had all of the colors and textures and had one box open to let you feel the mouse. I'm super happy they did as I was able to check the weight and size in person rather than estimating online. I thought about waiting for...
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    What was your justification for RTX 2080 ti?

    I already had a fantastic 4K monitor, Acer Predator, and found the GTX 1070 could do it, just not as well as I wanted. I wanted the best, without paying north of $2000, and saw the EVGA was $999 on their site so I got it. I did overkill for this system with the 2080 Ti, 64GB RAM, Ryzen 7, but I...
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    Logitech MX 518 w/ Hero sensor

    I loved mine. I'm currently using a Corsair M65 but if this were to pop up here, and not from a Chinese reseller, I'd pick one up. I've still not found one as comfortable for my hands as the MX518. And, yeah, I even liked the weird mid 2000s shell aesthetic.
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    Arthur C. Clarke Predicted a Computer Would Fit on a Desk in 1974

    The first wartime submersible was roughly 50 years before Jules Verne was even born, the Turtle.
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    Rumor: Sony Could Be Considering a PlayStation Classic

    But will you have to flip it over upside down to play games like the real thing?
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    Dubai Deploys First Robotic Police Officer

    It's what happens when a country has so much money they literally just blow a few million on whatever they feel like because they have the money to do so. All the more reason to avoid Dubai. Especially with the plan for 3 meter tall robocops with humans inside zipping around at 80 kph.
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    Fallout 4's 58GB High-Resolution Texture Pack Is out Now on PC

    I figure I'll try this out when I finally upgrade. My GTX 970 has the power just fine, it's the memory that is lacking for these newer games and their higher resolution textures.
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    BioWare Releases Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Kits

    I think part of why it felt like such a gut-punch with ME3 was you were able to fully flesh out a character that you became intimately involved with over the series. Shepard wasn't just another action hero, they were the culmination of your choices throughout the hundreds of hours you lead them...
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    IVSoftware are now War Criminals

    The Red Cross has been known to do this kind of thing for years. While they've done some great things in a humanitarian sense, they're also known for bureaucracy, litigation, and questionable costs to run the organization that too often get murky along with the occasional political...
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    Lawsuit: Snapchat Showed Investors False User Statistics

    Social media network fudges numbers to appear bigger than they really are to siphon more money from tech-inept investors with deep pockets. More at eleven. Seriously though that is how all of these companies have been since they've started because even with millions of users they still can't...
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    Elon Musk’s Latest Plan Is To Dig Underground Tunnels To Avoid Traffic Jams

    With cities already a bit like Swiss cheese underground, adding to that with even more tunnels and ventilation is just going to make it worse. Even cities that lack metro rails can have horrendously bad storm management systems and antiquated (and forgotten even) tunnel systems below the...
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    It's BIG and WHITE and a Kilowatt - CORSAIR and HARDOCP PUT IT IN FOR FREE

    I am so glad to see more white hardware coming out. The future has been portrayed as glossy, metallic white for decades and I'd like to be part of that.
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    Samsung Buys Auto And Audio Giant Harman For $8B

    Samsung can't fail, not so long as they own the South Korean government as they have for decades now. Sure, they'll have issues and some (if not most) of them would tank other companies, but, South Korea literally cannot afford to have Samsung tank. As a chaebol covering 15~20% of the nation's...
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    Star Wars: Episode 9 To Be Shot On 65mm Film

    I just hope they keep track of the 65mm masters better than Hollywood kept track of the 70mm films shot in the 60s-70s. We lost so many incredible films from that era because they decided it was too expensive and too much work to maintain and store those that, for many movies, we're stuck with...
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    Facebook Killed Everyone Today

    The report of my death was an exaggeration. Never before has that quote been applicable to so many so quickly.
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    Apple Watch Lead Sags As Smartwatch Market Sinks

    I got mine last year as a birthday present to myself. I've now had it for a bit over a year and have liked having it. Getting notifications is the most useful day to day, but, being able to use it to talk hands free and as a navigation aid for GPS are also really nice features. My mother and...
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    Man Smashes iPhones & iPads In Apple Store

    What a douche nozzle. If you see someone coming into a store and then pulls out a large steel bearing followed by beating the shit out of products displayed in the store is showing several signs of being unstable. I know I wouldn't have stayed in the store as who knows what a crazy yelling guy...
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    Facebook Is Testing Video With Autoplay Sound

    Because video ads that autoplay with sound weren't obnoxious enough. Facebook genuinely is pretty awful for a lot of reasons. It's that everyone and their dog (and cat, and parakeet, etc.) use it and it makes it convenient as a hub. What competition is there? Google+? Myspace? Live Journal?
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    Prepare For The Great American Total Solar Eclipse

    I remember that. The neighboring business to the school I was at was the auto yard for the university. They brought us all outside and passed us around the welding mask to view the eclipse. Pretty awesome thing for a bunch of kids and I still remember it some 22 years on. I see this one will go...
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    Older Workers Are Better At Adapting To New Technology, Study Finds

    There's a certain truth to younger people being annoyed by older tech. I mean, when you're using the latest and greatest at home then come into using a Core 2 system with XP and a 5400 RPM drive at work you want to throttle the system for those constant hangs where it's seeking data on the...
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    Apple Should Stop Selling Four-Year-Old Computers

    I'm still running a 6 year old MBP and aside from the battery it still handles everything well enough. I'd love a newer model just for a bit of a speed boost and better screen. Ivy Bridge is still within shot of more modern chips. That's the same with desktop too, there's just not nearly as much...
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    Today Is The Last Day For The Free Windows 10 Upgrade

    As if the end of the free upgrade period will end the nagging. I don't think Microsoft is interested in that at all. It's in their interest to continue to poke and prod people until they relent and install Windows 10. My thinking is they're going to continue to break things for older versions on...
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    Verizon Offers 'Tech Support Pro' For $10 More a Month

    Sounds like Verizon. Their coverage was always the best when I had them but you got nickle and dimed into poverty for that privilege.
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    Steam VR Weekend Sale

    If only I had the spare dosh for the hardware itself.
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    NVIDIA Settles GTX 970 Class-Action Lawsuits

    The whole debacle welled up after I already had the card in hand and installed. I've not had issues with performance, for the most part, but, sometimes with the more intensive titles I do wonder if performance took a hit. I could use $30 toward an upgrade.
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    How Old-School Floppy Drives Worked

    The last use I had for a floppy drive would've been around 2005 when installing Windows XP on a SATA drive that was over 128 GB. Custom drive controller driver installs. An absolute pain in the butt when the floppy would have issues or Windows was feeling particularly picky about the hardware. I...
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    Movie Ticket Prices Hit Record High

    Even when going to the super nice theaters with recliners, foot rests, and the lot, I still have an inferior experience to simply kicking back at home. Even at those expensive theaters there are douche canoes on their cell phones, children kicking seats and making noise, and sticky floors to...
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    Do I Really Need 1Gbps Internet?

    Honestly, I do want gigabit. I, like many here, tinker and play around with my computers and games a lot. I've got a huge Steam library, I've got multiple PCs just on my own along with all of the other devices. Just keeping things updated for apps and OSes stresses connections and leaves me with...
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    You May Need Less RAM Than You Think

    I went with 'overkill' of 16 GB when I picked up my 2600K several years ago. RAM prices were higher then, but it was worth it for sure. Games today are hungry for more RAM than ever, running VMs always requires lots of RAM, I've started recording video in 1440p and working with that uses a ton...
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    Lawyers Looking To Sue CSGO Scammers

    It's not just that though. They produced advertisements, videos on Youtube, that did not reveal they were paid advertisements and that they were not merely affiliated with the company, but owned it. That gets them a visit from the FTC for fraudulent advertising at the very least. They thought...
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    Freakishly Lame Microsoft Recruiting Letter of the Day

    No, it's a weird internet young people thing. Think the 12-24 age group. Young people more interested in being hip, doing 'naughty' things their parents don't want them to do all while bragging about it on Facebook. If you don't hang around people that age group, you likely won't 'get' it. And...
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    Comcast To Stream Netflix On Cable Set-Tops

    Congratulations, Comcast. Your set top boxes can now do what everything from the free Android phones, to every game console since the Wii, and every other device on the market for the best part of ten years has been doing. So, given that everyone and their dog has a DVD/BR player with Netflix...