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    Can I use a gen 3 m.2 in a gen 2 slot?

    I did not initialize/setup the disk (I assumed this would occur automatically). Disk management allowed me to do this, and then setting up a simple volume on the now unallocated drive option is what I needed to do. Thank you for your response, sorry to have wasted your time!
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    Can I use a gen 3 m.2 in a gen 2 slot?

    No, I am only using the primary m.2 and primary pcie slot for my discrete graphics I'm concerned the 660p cannot run in pcie 2.0, and is incompatible, a consideration I hadn't made when purchasing, I am hoping I am wrong.
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    Can I use a gen 3 m.2 in a gen 2 slot?

    I recently purchased an Intel 660p 1TB drive, pci-e 3.0 x4 And have installed it in my ASRock Taichi x470's secondary m.2 slot, which is: 1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x4 (20 Gb/s) In device manager I see the hardware, but it is...
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    Respawn Bans Over 355,000 Apex Legends Cheaters

    It's a shame so many people feel the need to cheat. Glad they banned a large chunk, I love the game so far, and I'd rather only play with honest players on equal footing.
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    Apex Legends Hits 50 Million Players

    Yes, but that's the case with all f2p player counts. So comparing it to Fortnite is a direct comparison
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    A "Legend" Reborn: Logitech Brings Back the MX518 Gaming Mouse

    I have went through many mice since my mx510. If they can keep the weight and shape the same with all the modern bells and whistles, then I'm buying.
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    Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players and 2 Million Concurrent Peak in Its First Week

    The locked characters are not overpowered. Everything else is cosmetic, and the game is free to play. Quit the whining. Play a few hours to unlock the character you want. If it's a good game, your going to be putting the time in anyways.
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    Sapkowski Reportedly Settles Witcher Lawsuit

    If the game flopped, would he be forced to give back the money he was paid? Furthermore, and under similar consideration, is the game company getting the bulk of that money from this Netflix deal? Since it only exists because of them? Or is the author getting all of that, AND this settlement...
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    Subnautica's First Expansion Enters Early Access on Epic and Steam

    I wish all the best for this game company. I bought Sub Nautica just to support them, and haven't really played it. I still regularly play Natural Selection 2, their FPS/RTS hybrid multiplayer game. One of the more complex FPS games on the market. I actually have heard they are partnering up...
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    Department of Justice Charges Huawei and Its Executives with 23 Crimes

    Me too, but I question it now, I have a ZTE currently, and I'm a little apprehensive as a result
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    Department of Justice Charges Huawei and Its Executives with 23 Crimes

    The trick is to identify all major adversaries, not just one. Which America does. If you are implying America has been overly focused on Russia, and China has somehow, in some regard been free to fly under the radar as a result, I would disagree. Generally it's good to think your country is in...
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    Does Adjusting Graphics Settings Lower Than the Game Allows Constitute Cheating?

    CS players used bright blue and red player models to increase visual distinction by contrast. But that would get you banned from competition if caught.
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    HP and Razer Tease Laptops with OLED Displays

    Better quality image, and lower power consumption. I want a high refresh rate OLED for my desktop at 24" at a sub $300 price point by next year hopefully
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    South Korea to Restrict OLED Equipment Exports as Chinese Manufacturing Ramps Up

    There was an article yesterday about that in regards to the US, and this one with regards to Korea. China is "allowing" IP theft, and this is the result. Other counties are pulling out of the Chinese market.
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    The U.S. May Restrict Exports of A.I. Tech Due to Concerns over National Security

    Based on recent news of state sanctioned Chinese hackers stealing information from large tech companies, and Chinese factories illegally producing and selling technology from their customers (e.g. Samsung OLED), coupled with their 2025 self sufficiency initiative in regards to technology...
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    Charter Pays Record $174 Million Consumer Fraud Settlement in New York

    This is going to continue to occur. I wonder how much of this is unseen.
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    The Waymo One Commercial Self-Driving Vehicle Service Has Officially Launched

    I'm looking forward to the maturation of this service. I see public transportation, and private shuttle busses being first in the consumer space for this rather than Johnny Cab
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    Euclideon Holographic Technology is Back in Arcade Tables

    Perspective based 3D imaging is nothing new. LCD glasses being used for stereoscopic imaging, again, is nothing new. It can do up to 8 people? By shutting off vision while others see the their own perspectives? Welcome to an increasingly transparent image. This guy is really hamming up old tech...
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    Looking for a value mobo - 2700x + 2x m.2 (pcie 3.0x4) slots

    Thank you for your response
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    Looking for a value mobo - 2700x + 2x m.2 (pcie 3.0x4) slots

    Hey everyone, does anyone have any recommendations for a motherboard that has two m.2 pcie 3.0 x4 slots? I got one slot filled, and I'd like to possibly have another down the line. I plan to purchase a 2700x, 16GB 3200 cl14 RAM, use my gtx 1080, and get a mobo with room for two m.2 drives (just...
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    Building new 2700x rig

    Hey everyone, I am getting a 2700x, a 970 EVO 500 m.2 nvme, and I have a 1080. I was wondering about the motherboard and RAM I should get. I see the below on sale, but I am surprised by the low price - has anyone had issues with the below brand? Also would anyone have any motherboard...
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    Broadband Industry Sues California Over Net Neutrality Law

    A lot of confusion in this thread. The question should be asked, why are all these ISP's and the FCC trying so hard to overturn California's net neutrality laws? Hint: Money
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    Red Dead Redemption 2's HDR Isn't Really HDR

    I have not taken apart all quantum dot displays, and used a microscope to verify their composition no. Does this mean I have to retract a statement?
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    Red Dead Redemption 2's HDR Isn't Really HDR

    There are no problems, they just are using blue LEDs to supplement lack of having a quantum dot that produces blue wavelengths. I could be wrong. Evidence to the contrary will change my viewpoint. You don't seem familiar with what I brought up, so, by all means, your own research may yield...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2's HDR Isn't Really HDR

    OLED, my friend, is the best. Quantum dots still do not handle blue yet. Soon though, and I'm sure Samsung will be best
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    Software Predicts Crime Using Social Media

    It's once these social media companies start getting subpoenaed for non specific user data that will scare me
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    Nike Signs Deal With Esports Athlete

    Athlete is the wrong term. I'm sorry, I associate athleticism with physical exertion. Darts, bowling, golf, snooker, league, these are not athletes. These sports involve incredible finesse and dexterity though.
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    Amazon Scraps Biased Recruiting AI

    Socially forbidden consideration!!!! But a real possibility
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    Amazon Scraps Biased Recruiting AI

    I'm under the impression they are not doing anything so complex, simply trying to replace the human element in the recruiting process. Once they realized the gender skewed results, they scrapped the process. Maybe the realization that led to this was that filtering out indicators of gender in...
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    Walmart Patents Shopping Cart Biometrics Handle to Monitor Customer Health

    Tldr "Wal-Mart develops new way to quantify/extract customer responses (data) to in house marketing, products and services to create a better business model, without remuneration."
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    Amazon Scraps Biased Recruiting AI

    Remove source data that contains gender. Problem solved, why scrap?
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    Expensive F-35 Fighter Jet Program Suffers Its First Crash

    I can't help but imagine that they are milking the government for a lot of tax money on this project
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    Walmart and Its Subsidiaries to Use Blockchain to Track Food Supply Chain

    My understanding may be flawed, but the main premise of a block chain is that once the data is in, it's locked, and cannot be changed, without reprocessing the hash for that particular block. This extra layer of security governing data integrity is likely what they are going for I think. In a...
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    Air Leak Found in International Space Station

    Nobody said the Russians were responsible for the leak, and the information regarding this issue is primarily Russian in origin. What is the NASA mass media comment, are you a flat earther?
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    Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover

    Amazing, I'm always excited to see quality design
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    Net Neutrality Heads to Court as States Seek to Implement Their Own Rules

    I think we can all agree, if you allow for exploitation, it's foolish to think the powers that be will avoid any such action. Data equality should be in place, our ISPs should not be given the legal authority to track online activity, and then charge more depending on what data their consumers...
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    Net Neutrality Heads to Court as States Seek to Implement Their Own Rules

    Can't this be a bi-partisan forum, and people actually use logic rather than rhetoric? It's a tech forum, why shouldn't we expect rational discourse? Use your own words and thoughts please.
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