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[H] Enthusiast Archives: October 2015Archive Listing

Wednesday September 16, 2015

[H] Reader Rig of the Day

WOW! Just imagine all the things you could do with a rig that has 36 cores, 256GB of DDR4, quad-SLI Titan X video cards and eight 1TB SSDs. Thanks to CaptNumbNutz for pointing out this beast of a machine. cool

Uber CEO Wants Every Car To Be An Uber Car

Hah! I could just imagine the look on someone's face if I pulled up in my car to give them a ride.

Kalanick, CEO of the ride-hailing service that's become the world's highest-valued startup, said the perfect future he sees is one in which every car driving around is connected to Uber, available to give you a lift whenever you need.


Microsoft Looking Into Windows 10 DVD Player App Problems

Problem #1: The DVD Player app costs $14.99.

Problem #2: See Problem #1

We are aware that a number of people using the Windows DVD Player app have experienced issues with DVD playback. I want to assure you that we are actively working to fix these problems and get these fixes out to the world. While this work is underway, we would like to share some workarounds for the most common problems that we’ve discovered in collaboration with the community, and let everyone know that we’re looking into them.


Ford Is Launching An Adaptive Steering System

While technology like this is cool and all, why not just go old school and install a close ratio steering box? Less parts, cheaper and it would last longer.

Ford’s adaptive steering makes it easier for drivers to maneuver a vehicle at low speeds while making the vehicle more fun to drive and agile at high speeds. Adaptive steering changes the ratio between the driver’s actions at the steering wheel – the number of turns – and how much the front wheels turn. In vehicles without the technology, this is a fixed steering ratio. With adaptive steering, the ratio continually changes with vehicle speed, optimizing the steering response in all conditions.


Troubleshooting And Repairing Windows 10 Problems

I have a foolproof way of avoiding Windows 10 problems....I haven't installed it yet. I figure I'll let everyone else guinea pig it first and then jump in after the bugs are ironed out. cool

My impression, based on 25 years of Windows troubleshooting experience, is that this release of Windows is above average in terms of reliability. But it's far from perfect, and Microsoft still has work to do to fix bugs and resolve some pesky issues. That's typical for any version 1.0 release (just ask Mac users who struggled through the Yosemite upgrade a year ago and are dreading the release of El Capitan at the end of this month.)


Emergency-Number Hack Bypasses Android Lock Screen

You have to wonder how the hell this guy figured this out. Was he just bored one day and started messing around with his phone?

A vulnerability exists in Android 5.x <= 5.1.1 (before build LMY48M) that allows an attacker to crash the lockscreen and gain full access to a locked device, even if encryption is enabled on the device. By manipulating a sufficiently large string in the password field when the camera app is active an attacker is able to destabilize the lockscreen, causing it to crash to the home screen. At this point arbitrary applications can be run or adb developer access can be enabled to gain full access to the device and expose any data contained therein.


Gaming [H]eadlines

C&C; Red Alert 2 Free On Origin @ Blue's News

Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series - Perception @ YouTube

Farming Legendary Marks In Destiny: TTK @ VG24/7

Minecraft: Story Mode Starts October 13 @ Shacknews


Our evaluation of the CRYORIG H5 ULTIMATE is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you need a CPU cooler that performs well and won't break the bank, this review is for you.

The CRYORIG H5 ULTIMATE heatsink claims to have a Hive Fin™ Design for Extreme Performance Efficiency and is compatible with a huge number of older and modern AMD and Intel processors. Along with the Hive Fins, we get Jet Fin Acceleration™ and Turbulence Reduction. Let's however see just how well it cools your CPU.


Watch The GTA Movie Online In The UK

Even though the people that actually made the game hate this movie, I'm still going to watch it when it becomes available in the U.S.. You never know, it might be good for a laugh. Besides, Bill Paxton playing Jack Thompson should be epic. wink


GeForce Experience Share Early Access Beta Now Available

The folks at NVIDIA announced today that GeForce Experience Share is now available as an Early Access beta.

We're pleased to announce that Share is now available as an Early Access Beta from our GeForce Experience download page. If you choose to download the Early Access Beta you'll have the opportunity to try all of these features in your favorite games, and to help us tweak them for general release later this year.


50 Drones Controlled At Once In A Record-Breaking Swarm

Did the guy in the video just say these things can dog fight on their own without a human in the loop? eek!


[H]ardware Round-Up

Cases: In Win 805 @ TechSpot ($200)

HBT+ Turbine 700 Mid-Tower @ Hardware Asylum

ETC.: Killer Wireless-AC 1535 @ PC Perspective

Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming M5 @ HardwareCanucks ($179)

Storage: Compact NAS Battle @ Legion Hardware

Icy Dock MB171SP-B TurboSwap @ OCInside