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    Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Reimagined in Unreal Engine 4

    Not bad, I still fire this up every now and again on the retro-box. The AI is crap, but this is a great title to fire up at a retro-LAN. I'd love a new Jedi Knight or Jedi Academy. I want my NF/SO duel loving back, schooling fanners into rage quitting. Those were good times.
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    New Speculative Execution Bug Allegedly Affects Intel CPUs

    Up until this, you needed local admin perms to do any real damage, thus it was more a home user issue. In the enterprise, needing admin privileges makes it almost a none issue, as it would take a foolish senior engineer or high mucky-muck to propagate. So it could be lethal in an an environment...
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    NVIDIA and AMD Are Shipping Fewer GPUs as Retailers Sit on Inventory

    HAHA! They could sell them if they dropped the prices. But no, someone convinced all the distributors that they could keep their crypto-inflated margins. Could I buy a $1200 video card? Yes. Will I buy a $1200 video card? Hell no. Once you get over 4 figures for a single component you are...
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    Boneworks Has the Physics Underpinnings to Be a Next Generation VR Masterpiece

    I just kept thinking of Doom and Shadow of Mordor/War. In DOOM, Glory Kills could get nuts. And Shadow, oh man, the mechanics you could work in there. Good stuff.
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    GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mega Benchmark: 34% Faster than GTX 1060 6G at 1440p

    If you're at 1080p 60Hz and fine with med-high settings, you should be OK I would think, especially if you're not an AA snob like me. If you were maxing out your VRAM in anything it would already be obvious. I guess it depends on what you consider an upgrade. Depending on how your card clocks...
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    Microsoft Is Reportedly Bringing Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch

    This could be pretty neat. Streaming can work for many genres, in this case we could have titles that look better then anything the Switch could pull off native. There could even be battery benefits, as it should need less power to stream rather then actually rendering. I'm sure some of the...
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    Hardware Unboxed Calls NVIDIA DLSS "The Biggest RTX Fail of Them All"

    I was hoping the use of RTX in Exodus would be better then BFV, as Global Illumination is bound to add more then reflections to a shooter. For the most part, this seems to be the case. Some issues with dark areas, but that seems to be more level/game design then it just not working. DLSS seems...
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    Police are Using Drones in 911 Calls

    I wonder how they would feel about the validity of drone footage featuring an incident of police brutality/corruption/failure of due process. I'm guessing these flights would violate the restrictions placed on unmanned operations for private citizens over populated areas. Those restrictions...
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    Plans for First Chinese Solar Power Station in Space Revealed

    If it's parked to beam down power to China, it's not likely to be of much use against all but their nearest neighbors, if it can even be weaponized. Looking at the proposal, I'm not sure it can be. I can't decide what my biggest worry is. 1.) Possible carnage on the ground when this HUGE thing...
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    BD movies aren't that expensive. Even at $30, it's not really much more then we paid for new VHS or DVDs when they were the hotness. For me it really depends on if it's something I'll watch once or twice ever, or something I'll watch once or twice a year. I'll drop 30 bux on the latter without...
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    Today's Battlefield V Patch Adds DLSS and Optimizes Ray Tracing

    The biggest issue isn't what performance or IQ trade-offs exist. The biggest issue is that it relies on nVidia investing in a title to make it work, or being payed to do so. They do all the training on their end, then add a profile to a driver for the local card to use for processing the...
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    EA "Respawns": Company Up 16% as Apex Legends Reverses Entire Loss

    That's exactly the point. Why market to "Gamers" that already know what's up. You want to pitch it to peeps who have no idea what you're on about, on the off chance you'll hook someone new. The only thing even close to stealing your competitors customers is creating a new customer that will view...
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    AdoredTV Analyzes AMD Engineering Sample Benchmarks

    Neutral Canadian accent? Wataya own aboot? So the food is good, you just don't like the spoon used to eat it? Get off your own lawn with that crap. (Though I recognize your right to your own opinion.) I've been told I'm too pretty to take seriously when talking tech or engineering, guess I...
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    Asus GPU Tweak II's "Ad" is Really a Custom Overlay

    C'mon guys, think about it. You're in a corporate meeting, discussing the new feature you're adding to an application. Part of it is a logo imposed on streams that will be seen by a potentially large number of people. You need a placeholder for the logo until one is specified. The choices are...
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    AdoredTV Analyzes AMD Engineering Sample Benchmarks

    That was a really good run through how cache works. This saved me weeks of my life. I can just point people to this when they ask how cache works, though I may need to clarify the difference between instructions and data. During the history lesson, I couldn't help but think back to the...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    The issue isn't exclusivity here, or the recent Split Wars, or even the Storefront Complex. That's a whole other set of issues. The problem here is they seemed to have caved to an exclusivity deal after offering it elsewhere. When you've already offered pre-orders on Steam for months, then yank...
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    Tesla Supercharger Sabotaged: The Latest in a Series of Weird Anti-Tesla Incidents

    I could believe people trying to steal the cable and scrap it. I've made a fair amount of money over the years installing security on tower sites. People would back their trucks in, cut out the ground strap, and off they went with 200+ lbs of copper. Lightning will seriously jack up an...
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    Western Digital: 16, 18 TB MAMR Hard Drives in 2019

    The MAMR acronym is comedy gold. Whoever slipped that past the countless meetings, Kudos. Some big jigga MAMRs up in here! Pair em up for the ultimate in performance and stamina! I hope they have valet parking in Hell. I'll wait for the first round of reliability tests, but my impending revamp...
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    GDDR6 Memory Costs 70% More than GDDR5

    So the price/performance ratio is pretty good. Jen was right, the more you buy, the more you save. o_O
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    Panel Makers to Shift Focus to 8K LCD in 2019

    Not sure what all the whining is about, this is an all-round win because it's telling us HDMI 2.1 is ready to go. If you don't want an 8k screen, don't buy one. If today's market tells you anything, it's that 1080p will be around for awhile yet, so this is only adding options to the table...
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    Gran Turismo's Developers Are Working on Their Own Real-Time Ray-Tracing Tech

    We've been spooging over reflections since Day One. The entire scene is just a simulation of light sources and reflections of those, or more accurately, a construct designed to approximate such a simulation. We've been building cars out of Lego to this point. Sure, the cars have gotten bigger...
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    Lift's Octadecarotor Aircraft is Almost Ready to Fly

    It's not a mode of transport, it's a jetski (a real one, not the sit down SeaDoo things) for the air. That being said, there is so much wrong here. I don't get the ultralight reference for something so heavy. The only thing I can come up with is they don't have to count the battery cells...
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    Fine, I don't have a Navi GPU to test. But given the current generations performance, that 15 (or even 20) CU APU should play most mainstream games at 1440 if you didn't insist on maxing out graphics settings. I know lots of people that just install the game, set to their native rez (if it's...
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    If this all works out to be true, then the whole "Finding the next horizon of computing." line seems apt. Server grade compute from a couple years ago on consumer grade hardware. Check Highend (1440) gaming on APUs. Check 1440 maxxed gaming GPU at the $250-300 price. Check Again, IF, as...
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    Steam Gives Successful Developers a Larger Cut of Game Revenue

    Sorry if it hurts peoples feelings, but this makes sense. A big publisher is gonna sell a bunch of games anyways, but will have also leveraged it's own advertising and mindshare, not to mention other distro methods. With these, any cut is a good cut. As mentioned, this is an actual horse race...
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    Every Beijing Resident Will Have a Social Credit Score by 2020

    "Critics say such moves are fraught with risks and could lead to systems that reduce humans to little more than a report card." Chinese "citizens" are already assigned an arbitrary value based on the social/economic strata they are born into. From there it's all about what favor you can curry...
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    The Supply of Steam Link Hardware Is Almost Gone

    The App is OK, but I use the Steam Link every day. It's on the bedroom TV (doesn't know what a network is) and, with a Steam Controller I can watch or play anything I can on any PC in the house. The wifi works fine on my AC network. I've even got it to work remotely using CLient-to-Site VPN...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review @ [H]

    Nice review, the performance bump y'all pulled out of it was impressive. I usually go Strix personally, and always had great results. I'm curious to see if the overhead is just Asus (and nVidia) planning ahead for when those Tensor cores are active on these TDP throttled cards. Is shunting...
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    TSMC to Start 5nm Production with Full EUV in April 2019

    Up until the near future, our limits still lie with the lithography. It's our tools limiting how small we can make features. Once we start talking <5nm, now we're approaching limits incurred by the size of atoms. The Si atom is something like .2 nm, for example, with most of the metals used...
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    Professional Fortnite Players Resurrect the 4:3 Resolution for a Competitive Edge

    Yes, competitive players will do anything they think gives them an advantage. That's part of being competitive. This includes running the best hardware they can while using wonky and/or reduced settings to maximize their edge. Just like any kind of racing, teams will use any loophole or loose...
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    New Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2 CPU Flaws Disclosed

    Patching is easy, unless you were dumb when you built the environment. The main issue is cumulative performance hits. It's past the point where large environments are starting to have capacity issues and need more hardware thrown at them. I dealt with a hype cluster yesterday where, in the last...
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    Aerial Robot Dragon

    If the walls were actually walls, those ducted fans would have caused chaos. It hard to tell in the video, but they are displacing a metric butt load of air. That jerky procession would have turned into Elaine at her Prom. But still cool, until it's chasing me through the woods.
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    PCPer Reviews the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 4k 144Hz G-SYNC Monitor

    I'm pretty much totally converted to gaming from the couch on my TV. I'm on a 55" 4k60Hz panel, that will also do 1080p120Hz, sitting about 5 feet away. Basically I have just enough room for the stand I built for my G27 wheel. I built a lap pad from spruce scraps, ran a USB 3.0 powered hub to...
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    APU-Based 1080p Gaming Becomes a Reality with AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G

    Not bad, considering it was running the RAM @ 2666 rather then 3200.
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    Cisco VPN Bug Rates 10 Out of 10

    Fact is, it doesn't matter what segment of IT you're in. The next few years are going to be interesting. As in "May you live in interesting times."
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    A Massive Intel Hardware Bug May Be on the Horizon

    And they essentially bragged about it in the white papers and press briefs for Core/Conroe. It wasn't rainbow dust and unicorn farts that helped them achieve the IPC increase they did back then, it was cache/memory optimization and instruction sets. While this will be hit or miss for...
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    AMD Threadripper Water Block Cooler Roundup for 2017 @ [H]

    The worst part about the EK situation is that it's obviously a result of half-assing. Whoever was on the engineering team that thought they could get away with recycling the heat engine for TR4 should be demoted to janitor... and then tarred-and-feathered. That XSPC is a beast. The absolute...
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    Unhackable Computer under Development with $3.6M DARPA Grant

    Security vs. Usability. If you can use it, it's not perfectly secure. If it's perfectly secure, you can't use it.
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    Personal Records for 123 Million Americans Exposed in the Cloud

    This is easy, and will satisfy the law mongers (like we need more). Craft a law where credit bureaus and banks can have whatever level of liability they want written into their service agreements (you may not read those for phone apps, but should for your banking institutions) just so long as...