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Misc Pics (19 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 28-October-2016  14:42:52 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Dan and t1mbot this week! A couple on the last line might be NSFW..

Wednesday Midday Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 26-October-2016  11:47:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Battlefield 1 DX12 Benchmarks Three Resolutions Tested on Dozen Video Cards on LegitReviews.
Battlefield 1 Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance on TechSpot.

Video Cards:
The GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Performance Comparison on TechARP.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card reviewed on TechReport.
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Gaming X on Guru3D.
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB and GeForce GTX 1050 2GB on LegitReviews,.
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Roundup Featuring EVGA MSI and Zotac on HWAsylum.
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming 4GB on HWAsylum.
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4G on Tweaktown.
Sub-$150 Pascal: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti on Techgage.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Review: Low Power, Low Price Pascal on HotHardware.
MSI GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti on LanOC.
MSI GTX 1050 Gaming X 2G on OCClub.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti on TechSpot.
MSI GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4 GB on TechPowerUp.
MSI GTX 1050 Gaming X 2 GB on TechPowerUp.
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8G on OCClub.

Motherboard & CPU:
GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 Ultra Motherboard on Tweaktown.

Audio Visual:
Testing AMD's $650 VR-Ready system with HTC Vive on NeoSeeker.
ASUS ROG Strix Wireless Gaming Headset on FunkyKit.
Cooler Master Masterpulse Pro USB Gaming Headset on MadShrimps.

Riotoro CR1080 on NeoSeeker.
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition on ThinkComputers.

Input Etc:
HyperX Alloy FPS keyboard on Vortez.
G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on Tweaktown.
GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo on FunkyKit.

Power Supply:
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G2L Power Supply on PCPerspective.
InWin Classic Series C 900W on OCAholic.

The Solar Centre Albany Solar Premium Spotlight on NikKTech.
Logitech Pop Home Switch: Perfect Solution for Smart Homes on HWSecrets.
M.2 & PCIe SSD Charts: 7 SSDs - Intel SSD 600p M.2 NVMe 256GB on OCAholic.

Tuesday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 25-October-2016  17:26:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Leslie Nassar, an Australian social media innovator and satirist. Leslie Nassar, the Australian tech guru behind Q&A’s onscreen Twitter stream, has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run car crash in the US. Nassar also pioneered ABC Radio National’s podcasting empire. ... In 2009 Nassar revealed that he was the person behind the Fake Stephen Conroy account on Twitter, which satirised the then communications minister’s proposed internet filter.

I was hoping to post positive news about the Alan Turing law, named for the pioneering computer scientist and mathematician, but it has failed in the UK Parliament. A bill that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men has fallen at its first parliamentary hurdle. The private member's bill would have pardoned all men living with UK convictions for same-sex offences committed before the law was changed. There were emotional scenes with one MP fighting back tears during his speech. The government, which has its own plans for posthumous pardons, "talked out" the bill, which will not now go ahead.

There's another serious Linux exploit in the wild. "It's probably the most serious Linux local privilege escalation ever," Dan Rosenberg, a senior researcher at Azimuth Security, told Ars. "The nature of the vulnerability lends itself to extremely reliable exploitation. This vulnerability has been present for nine years, which is an extremely long period of time." It seems to affect Android phones as well.

HotHardware have been playing with some rugged PCs from Dell. Building a fully rugged PC requires a ton of testing time, qualification, and numerous redesigns. Dell performs the bulk of the work at a facility in Austin, Texas, where a combination of robotic and human-controlled tests beat-on and violate the machines in a number of ways. From dropping them at different heights and angles, to working the hinges thousands of times, spraying them with water, and subjecting them to various environmental elements and dust, Dell puts devices through their paces and then some.

People have been concerned about EVGA's GTX 1080 cards overheating. TechPowerUp report on EVGA's response, which includes providing people with thermal pads. The thermal pads will be provided to anyone with a GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 with an ACX cooler and a backplate, with other graphics card models from EVGA's models also being considered for the offer. While EVGA is surely going about the problem in the correct manner, it still leaves to customers the responsibility of dismantling their EVGA cards and applying the thermal pads on their own.

Tesla have announced that all their cars will come with self-driving hardware now. The basic news is that all vehicles exiting the factory have the hardware for Level 5 autonomy — the cameras, the compute power. On the order of 2000 cars a week have hardware capable of full self-driving autonomy. It’ll take us some time in the future to complete validation of the software and get the required regulatory approval, but the important thing is that the foundation is laid for the cars to have the full autonomy of a safety level that we believe to be twice the safety of a person or better.

Monday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 24-October-2016  11:30:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AeroCool P7-C1 Tempered Glass Mid Tower on NikKTech.
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition on APHNetworks.
Silverstone Primera PM01 on HWAsylum.

Audio Visual:
GIGABYTE Force H5 on Vortez.
Acer Predator Z850 UltraWide 24:9 Gaming Projector on PCPerspective.
Seek Thermal CompactPro Android Thermal Imager on BigBruin.
Campark 4K Action Camera on FunkyKit.

Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Gameplay Thoughts on Tweaktown.
Civilization VI: Performance Analysis on TechPowerUp.
Battlefield 1 PC graphics card benchmark on Guru3D.

Input Etc:
CHERRY Stream 3.0 Low-Profile Keyboard on MadShrimps.
SteelSeries Rival 500 MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse on LegitReviews.

Patriot Memory LX 200GB microSD Memory Card on Tweaktown.
QNAP TS-451+ on LanOC.
PNY CS 1311 240GB SSD on OCClub.

Video Cards:
XFX Radeon RX 470 RS Black Edition on TechARP.
RX 480 dominates GTX 1060 at DX12 in Battlefield 1 on Tweaktown.

Fritz!Box 7490 router on OCAholic.
Antec KUHLER H2O H600 Pro AIO Liquid CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
Moto Z Play Review: 8-Cores And Insane Battery Life smartphone on HotHardware.

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 23-October-2016  15:12:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The MotoGP circus is at Phillip Island, Victoria, this weekend. The main race coverage starts in under half an hour, at 3:30pm ADST. It should be an interesting one, because several of the big hitters are at the back of the grid due to qualifying shenanigans. Also, Australia's Jack Miller has qualified well on his home circuit. You can see it live on ONEHD and keep track of things in this thread in our Motorsport forum.

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