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July 2021
Misc Pics (34 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 30-July-2021  13:59:00 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Got my first Pfizer vaccination yesterday. Insert 5G joke here. Anyway, thanks to Axe this week!









Thursday Night Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 29-July-2021  23:58:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Unblocktech UBOX 8 Pro Max TV box (2021) on FunkyKit.
Audeze LCD-2 Classic (2021) Planar Magnetic Headphones on TechPowerUp.

Software:
Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever arrives on SteamVR on BabelTechReviews.
The Forgotten City game on OCClub.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmarked at 8K with DLSS: 8K @ 60FPS on Tweaktown.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Intel NUC 11 Extreme "Beast Canyon" on Tweaktown.
Dell XPS 17 9710 Review: A Superb 17-Inch Premium Laptop on HotHardware.

Cooling:
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB (2021 revision) on Guru3D.
be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
Cooler Master Masterair MA624 Stealth/MA612 Stealth ARGB on Guru3D.

Storage:
TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 Plus, 2-Bay RAID DAS on FunkyKit.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.

Power Supply:
BLUETTI AC200P 2000 Wh Portable Power Station/UPS on TechPowerUp.
FSP Dagger Pro 850W on TechSpot.

Input Etc:
Redragon K552-R Kumara Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
ROCCAT Kone Pro mouse on TechPowerUp.
Mountain Makalu 67 Lightweight Gaming Mouse on ThinkComputers.

Cases:
Aerocool ThunderX3 Cronus ARGB Mid-Tower on NikKTech.
SilverStone FARA V1M PRO Micro-ATX case on TechPowerUp.

Memory:
Viper Blackout DDR4 16GB 4133MHz Memory Kit on PCTestBench.
Viper Elite II DDR4 4000MHz Kit on PCTestBench.

Misc:
COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Bilibili E-sports Edition OC video card on Tweaktown.
Ryzen 7 vs. Core i7: Revisiting the 2700X vs. 8700K on TechSpot.



Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 26-July-2021  22:16:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Gaming Wireless Headset on Tweaktown.
BLON BL-A8 Prometheus In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
SECUREDATA SECUREDRIVE KP 4TB Portable Encrypted Data Storage on NikKTech.
Team Group Cardea Zero Z44Q 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
Kingston DC1500M 1.92TB Data Center Enterprise SSD on Tweaktown.
TeamGroup CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 SSD on PCTestBench.

Input Etc:
CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless mouse on TechPowerUp.
Akko 3108v2 King Koi Review - Lucky Calligraphy keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 1000W Power Supply on FunkyKit.
FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W Power Supply on APHNetworks.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
MSI Sword laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 Review: A Premium Mobile Workstation on HotHardware.

Video Cards:
Many Years Later: 3GB vs 6GB GTX 1060 in Today's Games on TechSpot.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra on Guru3D.

Misc:
Patriot Viper Elite ll DDR4-4000 2x8GB DDR4 RAM on APHNetworks.
Montech Air 100 Lite Review - All-White on a Budget case on TechPowerUp.
Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro AX motherboard on TechPowerUp.
ID-Cooling SE-207-XT Black CPU cooler on TechPowerUp.



Misc Pics (23 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-July-2021  13:53:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to alch and Axe this week!








PCDB Flashback - BlueSmurf's Car PCs and The Imperator (15 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 22-July-2021  00:18:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I was reminded recently of the PCDB, a once-popular part of the site that we had to mothball back in 2009. I had a go at putting it up on a test server on the weekend and, well, it's a pile of ancient code that I pretty much have no hope of modernising and securing. But all is not lost, as I still have the images and info, so I thought I might highlight some entries on the news page occasionally.

Where better to start than with the most popular and most highly-voted entry, BlueSmurf's GTRPC:




This boasted a Duron 600 overclocked to 910MHz, with 256MB of RAM on an Abit KT7A-RAID, with a mighty ASUS v7100TV GeForce2 MX video card. Sadly the GTRPC was stolen from BlueSmurf's home in April 2002. He followed that project up with Project Jellybean, commissioned by VIA for Computex in 2003:



Then finally, Project Evolution to celebrate 10 years of Mini-ITX:




More info on those projects in this thread. Of course, no mention of BlueSmurf can happen without highlighting his The Imperator project:


click for the thread!



Wednesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 21-July-2021  22:38:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
IKKO Gems OH1S In-Ear Monitors Review - Audible Jewelry on TechPowerUp.
Elgato Facecam Review - A Content Creators Webcam on Tweaktown.
LG C1 48" OLED Review: PC Gaming on a TV on TechSpot.
Razer Opus X Wireless ANC Headset on MadShrimps.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop on FunkyKit.
XPG XENIA 14 laptop on TechPowerUp.
XPG Xenia 14 Ultrabook on Tweaktown.
MSI GE76 Raider Dragon Tiamat laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.

Storage:
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
Mushkin GAMMA 2TB Gen4 Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.

Input Etc:
Royal Kludge RK84 Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
SteelSeries Rival 5 mouse on TechPowerUp.
Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 on TechPowerUp.
AOC AMM700 Gaming Mouse Pad on FunkyKit.

Software:
F1 2021: PC graphics benchmarks and performance analysis on Guru3D.
F1 2021 Performance At 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide & 4K on TechGage.

Cooling:
Alphacool NexXxoS ST25 Full Copper 360 mm Radiator on TechPowerUp.
ARCTIC MX-5 Thermal Compound on APHNetworks.

Misc:
Montech X3 Mesh ATX Case on PCTestBench.
SilverStone SX750 Platinum Fully Modular SFX PSU on HWAsylum.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU Review: Radeon GPU Inside on TechSpot.



Sunday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 18-July-2021  14:16:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent word of the Steam Deck, a handheld portable PC for playing Steam games - but it doesn't seem to be available in Australia yet. Coverage on Tweaktown. It's powered by AMD's Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU and has a socketed SSD slot. There's a general discussion thread here and a thread about its Retro potential here.

Another recent unveil was AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution, their counter to NVIDIA's DLSS. Coverage on TechPowerUp, Tweaktown and HotHardware, with a more recent followup article here on HotHardware. The biggest news to come out of AMD in recent weeks is no doubt the release of FidelityFX Super Resolution, which is supported across multiple Radeon GPU generations as well as as number of competitive NVIDIA products. In a nutshell, FidelityFX Super Resolution, or FSR, is a hardware vendor-agnostic technology that uses an "advanced edge-adaptive spatial upsampling" algorithm to reconstruct lower resolution game input frames to a higher "super resolution" image. Discussion here.

Backblaze have announced their next-generation Storage Pod design.. and they're basically just going to buy a bunch of Dell boxes. As we contemplated opening our data center in Amsterdam, we had a choice to make: use Storage Pods or use storage servers from another vendor. We considered shipping the 150-pound Storage Pods to Amsterdam or building them there as options. Both were possible, but each had their own huge set of financial and logistical hurdles along the way. The most straightforward path to get storage servers to the Amsterdam data center turned out to be Dell.

The chip shortage continues, with people now smuggling CPUs by strapping them to their bodies. In one instance, the Customs Department of Hong Kong had intercepted two drivers crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, on Jun 16. The driver and co-driver had been acting rather suspiciously, and were soon found to be literally up to their elbows in tech.

I'm a little late on this one, but the Right to Repair movement is gaining ground in Australia. It should be easier for Australians to get their smartphones, tablets and other devices repaired or replaced, the Productivity Commission has found. The commission reviewed the so-called “right to repair” in Australia and received more than 300 submissions and comments. Many consumers complained that companies were making it harder and more expensive to get devices repaired by anyone other than the manufacturer. Some more recent info here.

TSMC are looking at on-die watercooling. As transistors get increasingly compressed together due to denser manufacturing technologies and added vertical 3D chip stacking, temperature becomes an increasingly critical problem to address. TSMC's researchers think the solution is allowing water to flow in-between sandwiched circuits. It's an incredibly simple theoretical solution, but is an extremely difficult engineering feat to pull off safely --for the electronics, that is.

The National Archives of Australia have received a funding boost. On Thursday, 18 months after receiving the review, the government announced $67.7 million in new funding for the National Archives to support critical functions. The proposed seven-year digitisation program will be “fast tracked” to four years, among other measures included in the new funding. Additional staff will be hired to address a backlog of applications for access to Commonwealth records, improvements to cybersecurity will be made, and there will be further development of the National Archives’ Next Generation Digital Archive to take on and digitise more records.

Techgage looked into GPU rendering performance in mid-2021. It’s been six months since we’ve last taken an in-depth look at GPU rendering performance, and with NVIDIA having just released two new GPUs, we felt now was a great time to get up-to-date. With AMD’s and NVIDIA’s current-get stack in-hand, along with a few legends of the past, we’re going to investigate rendering performance in Blender, Octane, Redshift, V-Ray, and more.

The next significant work of art for humanity may be created by an AI. Although aesthetically DeepDream is quite different from The Big Sleep, both of these techniques share a similar vision: they both aim to extract art from neural networks that were not necessarily meant to generate art. They dive inside the network and pull out beautiful images. These art techniques feel like deep learning interpretability tools that accidentally produced art along the way. Reminds me of the orbiting AI building tiny art boxes in the Gibson novel Count Zero.



Sunday Lunchtime Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 18-July-2021  12:28:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Series Audio Amplifier on NikKTech.
Silicon Power Blast Plug BP81 Earphones on MadShrimps.
Elgato Facecam on NeoSeeker.
ROCCAT Syn Pro Air Wireless Gaming Headset on APHNetworks.
Elgato Facecam Review - The Webcam for Content Creators on TechPowerUp.
XGIMI Halo Projector on NeoSeeker.

Input Etc:
Quick Look: Kono Midnight Switches for keyboards on TechPowerUp.
Akko Black & Pink 3098 ASA keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
Asustor Drivestor 4 Pro (AS3304T) NAS - 4 Bays - Quad Cores and 2.5GigE on Guru3D.
T-FORCE 1TB DELTA MAX WHITE ARGB SSD on BabelTechReviews.

Misc:
Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Revisited: Refined And Ready hybrid PC on HotHardware.
Corsair iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 motherboard on TechPowerUp.
Colorful iGAME RTX 3070 Ti Advanced OC-V video card on Vortez.
Lian Li SP 750 SFX PSU on Anandtech.



Misc Pics (30 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 16-July-2021  14:11:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!








Friday Morning Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 16-July-2021  00:26:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Storage:
ICY DOCK ICY Nano M.2 NVMe to USB 3.1 Gen 2 External Enclosure on NikKTech.
Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive on MadShrimps.

Video Cards:
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT Review: Beastly Big Navi on HotHardware.
Revisiting the GeForce GTX 1070 in 2021: The Little Old GPU That Could on TechSpot.
Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3090 KUDAN worth 4999 USD on Guru3D.

Input Etc:
JWK Unlubed Silent Linear Switch on OCClub.
Building a Keyboard 3: Glorious GMMK PRO, Ocean PBT Keycaps & Panda Switches on TechPowerUp.
AOC AGK700 Gaming Keyboard and AGM700 Gaming Mouse on FunkyKit.
MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight mouse on TechPowerUp.

Audio Visual:
Tribit Stormbox Pro Bluetooth speaker on OCInside.
Movo UM700 Review - A Budget USB Microphone to Beat on TechPowerUp.
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT headset on Guru3D.
EVA2020 x final TWS Earphones + SpinFit Tips on TechPowerUp.

Misc:
Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 in NEO Hybrid Leatherette Gaming Chair on Tweaktown.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Review: Fastest Integrated Graphics Ever on TomsHardware.
ID-Cooling SE-225-XT Black CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 MHz CL14 2x8 GB on TechPowerUp.
SilverStone FARA R1 Pro on TechPowerUp.



Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 12-July-2021  23:11:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
MSI MEG B550 Unify Motherboard on Tweaktown.
ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ProArt B550 Creator Motherboard on Tweaktown.
BIOSTAR Z590I Valkyrie Motherboard on FunkyKit.
Ryzen 7 5800X vs. Core i7-11700K vs. Ryzen 7 2700X on TechSpot.

Input Etc:
SteelSeries PRIME and PRIME+ mice on Vortez.
ROCCAT Magma Keyboard on APHNetworks.
Genesis Thor 300 TKL RGB Gaming Keyboard on FunkyKit.
Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
GAMDIAS HERMES M5 Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
GAMDIAS HERMES E3 Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 AMP Extreme Holo on TechPowerUp.
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo on Tweaktown.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG on Guru3D.

Portable & Prebuilt:
GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED YD laptop on Vortez.
The Best Gaming Laptops 2021 on TechSpot.
TLC 20 Pro 5G Review: Premium Features, Midrange Pricing phone on HotHardware.
MSI GE66 Raider gaming laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.

Cooling:
Noctua NH-U12S Redux Heatsink on HWAsylum.
Noctua NH-P1 Silent CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
Scythe Mugen 5 Black air cooler on Guru3D.
Bykski 30 mm RC Series Radiator on TechPowerUp.

Audio Visual:
Dune HD Pro Vision 4K Solo Network Media Player on NikKTech.
XGIMI Horizon Pro Review - Compact 4K Projector on a Budget on TechPowerUp.
Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX Review: True HDR 4K Monitor on TechSpot.

Storage:
Sabrent Rocket Q4 2 TB SSD on TechPowerUp.
Intel SSD D7-P5510 Review: Ultra-Fast PCIe 4 Enterprise Storage on HotHardware.
Acer FA100 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB USB Flash Drive on FunkyKit.

Misc:
SilverStone Decathlon DA850 Gold 850W PSU on APHNetworks.
Montech Air 100 ARGB Micro-ATX case on TechPowerUp.
Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB memory on TechPowerUp.



Misc Pics (16 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 9-July-2021  13:50:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!








Wednesday Morning (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 7-July-2021  00:15:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Flying car update! TonyR sent in this one completing a test flight between airports, with more info here. A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia. The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel. Its creator, Prof Stefan Klein, said it could fly about 1,000km (600 miles), at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and had clocked up 40 hours in the air so far. There's an article (behind a paywall) on NYTimes with more info about the state of the industry, thanks von Stalhein.

WD have released more info on the recent My Book Live wiping malware, including a free Data Recovery service. The My Book Live firmware is vulnerable to a remotely exploitable command injection vulnerability when the device has remote access enabled. This vulnerability may be exploited to run arbitrary commands with root privileges. Additionally, the My Book Live is vulnerable to an unauthenticated factory reset operation which allows an attacker to factory reset the device without authentication. More info on the hack here.

Audacity is/was a fairly handy free audio editing program, which I even used to edit the OCAU Podcast a million years ago, but now seems to have become annoying since a change of ownership. The information collected can be shared with "any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court, or other third-party" at Muse Group's discretion, as well as to a "potential buyer (and its agents and advisers" related to a proposed sale or merger of any part of the organization's business. Hmm, I listen to a lot of podcasts while I commute to and from work nowadays, maybe I should listen to the OCAU Podcast.. if it doesn't make me cringe so hard I go spearing off the side of the Hume Highway.

Speaking of old things, Axe sent word that Quake turned 25 recently. I still very clearly remember, having been hooked on Doom, firing up Quake for the first time and using the mouse to look around. It was revolutionary - you could look up! AND down! Amazing. Quake was a huge technological leap, after all, and several studios ran into trouble trying to make it work on other consoles. The list of cancelled Quake ports includes one for the original PlayStation, a Panasonic M2 version that was cut because the system never released, a failed port for the Atari Jaguar, and a Sega Saturn port that did ship, but only because its developers used a completely different engine.

Also Terminator 2 turned 30 recently. Far out. Still a fantastic movie (have watched it with my kids a few times) but man that makes me feel old. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also promoted as T2) is a 1991 American science fiction action film produced and directed by James Cameron, who co-wrote the script with William Wisher. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong and Joe Morton as its principal cast. It is the sequel to the 1984 film The Terminator, as well as the second installment in the Terminator franchise.

BlueRaven sent in a new CPU benchmark from UL/3DMark. The 3DMark CPU Profile introduces a new approach to CPU benchmarking. Instead of producing a single number, the 3DMark CPU Profile shows how CPU performance scales and changes with the number of cores and threads used. There's a thread for results here.



Tuesday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 6-July-2021  20:50:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ HDMI 2.1 Gaming Monitor on Tweaktown.

Input Etc:
ROCCAT Pyro Mechanical Keyboard on APHNetworks.
ROCCAT Kone Pro Optical Mouse on APHNetworks.
Mountain Everest Max Customizable Modular Mechanical Keyboard on MadShrimps.
AOC GK500 Gaming Keyboard and GM500 Gaming Mouse on FunkyKit.
Goldtouch Go!2 Mobile Keyboard on NikKTech.

Cooling:
Noctua NH-U12S Redux CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
Corsair iCUE H170i Elite Capellix on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3070 Ti X3 OC Dual Slot on Tweaktown.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING on FunkyKit.

Misc:
Lian Li SP750 750 W SFX PSU on TechPowerUp.
Gigabyte Z590 Vision G motherboard on TechPowerUp.
Godfall Benched at 8K and FSR: Radeon RX 6900 XT vs GeForce RTX 3090 on Tweaktown.



Forum Projects (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-July-2021  22:28:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Time to catch up on some more cool projects and reviews from the forums. I'm going to try and do this more often, as there's a lot of cool stuff on my list of things to post! Another good way to see what's going on is to hit the New Posts link. Enjoy!



bonox has a big
NAS Worklog

while juzz86 continued his
watercooled adventures

and BitAddict put a bigger
engine in a monkey bike

JaC has a long trip
down memory lane

Aussiejuggalo has an
impressive home rack

while argent squeezed WC
into a Meshlicious case

OppyLock has an inverted
bequiet! 802 powerhouse

FuzwaldQO added fans
to his desk

and BlueRaven started a
thread of Winter Warmers



Sunday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 4-July-2021  18:38:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Cooling:
Lian Li UNI FAN AL120 on LanOC.
be quiet! M.2 SSD Coolers (video review) by OCClub.
Corsair H170i Elite Capellix (420mm Liquid Cooling) on Guru3D.
Montech Air Cooler 210 on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
Lexar NQ100 SATA 2.5” 240GB SSD on PCTestBench.
Kingston DC500M 1.92TB Mixed-Use Datacenter SSD (RAID0 and RAID1) on FunkyKit.
Mushkin Gamma PCIE 4.0 M.2 SSD (video review) by OCClub.
Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD 1TB Solid State Drive on APHNetworks.
Intel Optane SSD P5800X Review: The Fastest SSD Ever on HotHardware.
Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD on MadShrimps.
Sabrent XTRM-Q 16TB Portable SSD on Tweaktown.
Kingston DC1500M SSD Review: High Endurance NVMe Storage on HotHardware.

Cases:
Thermaltake Divider 500 TG ARGB case on TechPowerUp.
Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB PC chassis on Guru3D.
Corsair 7000D Airflow on TechPowerUp.
Antec DF700 FLUX Mid-Tower Chassis on Tweaktown.

Input Etc:
Mountain Everest Max Keyboard Review - Customization Max on TechPowerUp.
Ducky Feather mouse on TechPowerUp.
Mountain Everest Max keyboard on Guru3D.
Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT Gaming Keyboard on ThinkComputers.
Jelly Key Artisan Keycaps on TechPowerUp.

Audio Visual:
HTC VIVE Pro 2 VR headset on BabelTechReviews.
Reolink E1 Outdoor WiFi Camera video review by OCClub.
Pittasoft BlackVue DR900X-2CH 4k UHD Car Dashcam on NikKTech.
Reolink E1 Outdoor WiFi Camera video review by OCClub.
Campfire Audio Honeydew In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
Campfire Audio Satsuma In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerUp.
Aiwa Prodigy Air 2 True Wireless Earbuds on NikKTech.

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI GP76 Leopard 17.3" Laptop on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Review: Powerful Tiger Lake-H Gaming laptop on HotHardware.
Dell XPS 13" 9310 2-in-1 Notebook on Tweaktown.

Networking:
Asus RT-AX86U Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router on FunkyKit.
EnGenius ECW230 WiFi Access Point video review by OCClub.
TP-Link Archer AX90 AX6600 Wireless Router on Tweaktown.

Memory:
Team Group T-Create Expert DDR4-3600 MHz CL18 2x32 GB on TechPowerUp.
TEAM T-Create Classic DDR4 10L DDR4-3200 64GB Memory Kit on Tweaktown.
Acer Predator Apollo RGB 16GB DDR4-3600 CL14 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.



Retro Gaming July 2021 (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 3-July-2021  14:42:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Bored in lockdown? Why not try some retro gaming? This month's "Retro Let's Play" is Chip's Challenge from 1989. Chips Challenge is a simple and addictive puzzle game that anyone can just pick up and play, it slowly gets more and more devious and challenging with simple to understand elements and a one more go nature.


click for the thread!


Meanwhile, the Retro Racing game for this month is Gran Turismo 2 from the PSX in 1999. The game uses two different modes: Arcade and Simulation. In Arcade mode, the player can freely choose the courses and vehicles they wish to use. However, the Simulation mode requires the player to earn driver's licenses, pay for vehicles, and earn trophies in order to unlock new courses. Gran Turismo 2 features nearly 620 cars and 27 race tracks.


click for the thread!



Misc Pics (29 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 2-July-2021  14:05:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hope the lockdowns aren't getting you down. Anyway, it's Friday again!









Zero-Day Windows Vulnerability (19 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 1-July-2021  20:29:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Haven't fully read up on this one yet but Dion sent it in and it seems like something you need to act on quickly. So, uh, disable Print Spooler or bad things will happen.



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