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[H] Enthusiast Archives: July 2015Archive Listing


Thursday July 30, 2015

[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases: Lian Li DK-01X Desk Case @ Hardware.Info

ETC.: Intel Core i7-5775C @ HotHardware

Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB @ NikKTech

Thermaltake LUXA2 GroovyA Wireless Speaker @ OCC

Video: ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6GB @ Vortez

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! @ ThinkComputers

Google Refuses French Order To Apply 'Right To Be Forgotten' Globally

Google says it believes no one country should have the authority to control what content someone in a second country can access. Only Google has that right. wink

Google Inc is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines.

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Uber Is Recruiting Old People As Drivers

When this organization says it "helps people rediscover what truly matters," apparently that means becoming an Uber driver. wink

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Life Reimagined, a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of AARP, to offer millions of members the opportunity to earn income as a driver-partner with Uber in a way that is flexible, convenient, and highly adaptable to their lifestyle.

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FBI Understaffed To Tackle Cyber Threats

Well this is comforting to know. frown

The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats.

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OnStar Hack Remotely Starts GM Cars

Not wanting to be upstaged by Chrysler, GM has announced that its cars are hackable too. Wow, the competition in the auto industry really is fierce. big grin

Simply place the box somewhere in an OnStar-connected car and wait for the driver to start up the RemoteLink app within range of the vehicle. The driver's smartphone should automatically connect to OwnStar's network and, voila, the hacker now has all of the car owner's information (email, home address, final four digits on a credit card plus expiration date), and control of the car.

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RIAA Accuses CNET Of Hosting ‘Pirate’ Software

The RIAA accusing CBS of aiding piracy? This should be interesting. Pass the popcorn please. wink

Several prominent music groups including the RIAA, A2IM and ASCAP have accused CNET of hosting infringing apps on Download.com. In a letter sent to the CEO of parent company CBS, the groups urge the company to reconsider whether it's wise to offer "ripping" software.

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The US Wants To Build the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Why do we have to wait on the creation of new supercomputing research initiative? Just build the damn thing already. By the time a fact finding committee is done doing whatever it needs to do, we'll be behind again. frown

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorizing the creation of new supercomputing research initiative called the National Strategic Computing Initiative, or NSCI. Its goal: pave the way for the first exaflop supercomputer—something that’s about 30 times faster than today’s fastest machines.

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Microsoft Launches 90-Day Windows 10 Free Trial

Still don't know if you want to migrate to Windows 10 yet? Microsoft is offering a free 90 day trial to convince you to switch.

Microsoft has rolled out a free evaluation version of Windows 10 Enterprise edition so you can play with it for 90 days if you're still on the fence about upgrading.

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XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition

The LanOC crew has the XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition video card on the test bench today. Here's a quote from the full review:

So today I’m going to run the XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition through all of our in-game, compute, and synthetic performance tests as well as the more specific per card tests like noise and cooling performance. In the past the XFX cards have performed well, but it might have its hand full with the triple fan cooler on the Sapphire.

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Gaming [H]eadlines

New Star Wars Battlefront Game Mode @ VG24/7

Prison Architect Breaks Out in October @ Blue's News

Total War: Warhammer In Action @ Shacknews

Wasteland 2 Xbox One/PS4 Release Date @ GameSpot

Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Series Review

Make sure you guys check out our evaluation of the Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Series chassis today. If you need added airflow to cool the red hot components in your system, this could be the case you are looking for.

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It's big. It's black. In fact it's "Obsidian!" Corsair's new 750D computer case is actually all steel and brushed aluminum, not volcanic rock. Corsair's take on the 750D Airflow Series is that it is easy to build in and has all the features you need rather than a plethora of bells and whistles that only look good on a spec sheet.

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AT&T; Rejects $100M Fine From FCC

It must be nice to be a huge company that can just "reject" $100 million fines because you don't agree with it. The next time I get a speeding ticket, I'm going to "reject" the fine and see what happens. roll eyes (sarcastic)

AT&T; refuses to pay the FCC the $100 million fine it got slapped with, claiming that it didn't keep data throttling a secret from its subscribers at all. Ma Bell was given with such a hefty penalty, because the agency determined that it slowed down subscribers' "unlimited" internet connections after they've used a particular amount of data without letting them know.

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