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 Tuesday, 13-December-2016  14:29:04 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The ACCC's ScamWatch are warning about "undelivered parcel" scams this Christmas. “Scammers typically send emails pretending to be from Australia Post or FedEx, to try and trick you into believing you have an ‘undeliverable package’. In some cases, these emails may include your name and address and include legitimate-looking company information, complete with fake logos.” ... “Australia Post will never call you out of the blue to request payment or send you an email asking you to click on an attachment. If you receive an email about an undeliverable package, don’t open any attachments or download files – delete it straight away,” Ms Rickard said.

AMD have announced Radeon Instinct, a platform for machine-learning applications. "Radeon Instinct is set to dramatically advance the pace of machine intelligence through an approach built on high-performance GPU accelerators, and free, open-source software in MIOpen and ROCm," said AMD President and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su. Coverage on HotHardware, Tech ARP, Anandtech, PC World and Tech Report.

As expected, when one of the most popular TV shows in the world moves over to a subscription-only service, it becomes the most pirated show in history. Amazon paid a reported $160m (£130m) for three series of The Grand Tour, which stars former Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, after Clarkson was sacked by the BBC in March 2015. But figures from Muso, data analysts of the piracy market, suggest unprecedented numbers of people are avoiding paying £79 a year to sign up for Amazon’s online streaming service, Amazon Prime, and instead downloading the show illegally.

The Federal Government is suggesting an NBN Tax to help cover the cost of the rollout. Carriers will be required to pay the charge for each broadband service they have provided during at least part of a month on local access lines that are capable of providing normal download speeds of 25 Mbps. Unsurprisingly, it is not a popular idea with ISPs.

Here's a BIOS flash mod to unlock more processors in your Radeon RX 460. The AMD Radeon RX 460 unlocking process involves nothing more than a simple firmware update and can result in a performance upgrade of 12.5%. The Radeon RX 460 is considered a solid choice in terms of price/performance. It comes by default with 56 TMU and 896 Stream Processors in the form of the Polaris 11 GPU architecture. But here’s how to get an additional 8 TMUs and 128 Stream Processors.



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