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[H] Enthusiast Archives: January 2015Archive Listing

Friday January 30, 2015

Google To Change Privacy Policy After ICO Investigation

The Information Commissioner's Office announced today that Google is making a change to its privacy policy to meet the requirements of the UK's Data Protection Act.

This undertaking marks a significant step forward following a long investigation and extensive dialogue. Google’s commitment today to make these necessary changes will improve the information UK consumers receive when using their online services and products.


Gaming [H]eadlines

American Truck Simulator Video @ Blue's News

Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox @ VG24/7

New Evolve Video @ Shacknews

New Nintendo eShop Releases @ Joystiq

3D Is Dead. Will 4k And 8k TV Make It?

Are we taking bets? Will 4k and 8K TVs make it or will they go the way of 3D TVs?

There's just one problem: the content. As it stands now, you can get HD programming via cable but the bulk of it isn't even true HD, it's 720p resolution. That's not really a factor in many cases, it's just a reality that cable wires simply cannot handle the bandwidth of a true 1080p image. For example, AT&T; U-Verse's DVRs cannot handle more than 4 simultaneous streams.


Crooks Stole DVDs By Mailing Them From The Store

I'm not sure if this is a stupid criminal of the day story or if these guys are brilliant. I'll let you decide.

Thieves at a Walmart-owned ASDA supermarket in Cheshire, England managed to evade security after they began packing movies and other stolen goods into envelopes. Instead of walking out with the goods, where they'd be instantly apprehended, they came up with the clever idea to send the packages to themselves using the in-store Post Office.


Bungie Finally Addressing Heavy Ammo Glitch

After months of ignoring players complaints about this bug (and many others), it seems Bungie might be finally getting the message that fixing the actual game is more important than patching loot caves and cheese spots.

If you’ve spent any time reading about Destiny on a forum where Guardians congregate, you know this is far from hypothetical. It happens to us all. It makes Raids harder to clear. It deprives you of precious Glimmer, and patience. Frankly, it sucks. For some time now, we’ve been tracking this one. To date, the best we’ve been able to do is to admit that we were aware of the issue. This week, we can give you some additional information.


[H]ardware Round-Up

ETC.: NZXT DOKO @ Vortez

NZXT DOKO ocaholic

Input: Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard @ BmR

Power Supply: SilverStone Nightjar 520W Fanless @

Video: Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC @ Guru3D

Corsair Graphite 780T Case

There is a review of the Corsair Graphite 780T posted at Techgage today. You can see our evaluation here for comparison purposes.

All too often, design and style exist in conflict with each other. Form follows function, as the saying goes. But sometimes, we see products which are as beautifully-styled as they are well-designed. Corsair’s Graphite 780T full-tower becomes a perfect example of this it’s great looking and functional.


20 Of The Worst PC Setups

It's time once again for Think Computer's monthly Worst PC Setups feature. This one has to be my favorite:

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Reddit Gives User Data To The Feds 58% Of The Time

Reddit's first transparency report reveals that the company gives up user data to the authorities 58% of the time. Hey, at least it's not 100%.

In 2014, we decided not to provide user information in response to 42% of all government and civil requests for private information. We pushed back and did not remove content in 69% of requests to remove content.


Amazon Surprises Investors With A Gift Of Profit

It looks like the holidays were good to Amazon this year. The company posted a $214 million profit on revenue of almost $30 billion.

The company on Thursday reported a profit of $214 million, or 45 cents a share, on revenue of $29.33 billion, exceeding some analysts' estimates of 17 cents a share on $29.68 billion in revenue. The results show that Amazon learned from the mistakes it made last year when its delivery partners FedEx and UPS ended up with a backlog of packages that caused some shipments to arrive at customers' doorsteps after Christmas.


Start Folding With The [H] Today!

This is your end of the week reminder that joining the best folding team on the planet (Team #33) is now easier than ever. We don't give you money to join and we can't promise you prizes or other incentives, we do this simply because it is our passion and that is why we've had the best folding community around...for years. So, if you want to make a difference with a group of people that honestly care about what they are doing, join team Team #33 today.

Folding is a wonderful way to help your fellow man using your spare CPU cycles and now, thanks to the Quick Setup V7 Guide for Windows, it is easier than ever to get started. Remember to put the number 33 in the "team" field and you’ll be folding with the [H]orde in no time! Thanks to all our team members for the wonderful job they are doing.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015

Starting on January 30th at 12pm GMT, ASUS ROG launches its OC Showdown 2015 overclocking competition! The aim of OC Showdown 2015 is to engage and support the entire OC community; whether you’re the very top of the game or just enthusiastic about joining in for some benchmarking fun. A total of six online competitions are planned for 2015 on the HWBOT ( website, with three rounds per series, through to the third quarter this year. Those who join throughout the three events will be able to accumulate points for the entire series!

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The competition is separated in two series, supporting all levels of overclocking enthusiasts:

  • Extreme Series for extreme cooling overclockers (sub-zero C; suitable for HWBot Elite and Extreme leagues)

  • Formula Series for air and water cooling overclockers (above 20C; suitable for HWBot Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast leagues)

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The first event of the Extreme series starts today through to March 2nd with the Formula series kicking off on March 6th.