Overclockers Australia!
Make us your homepage. Add us to your bookmarks  
Major Sponsors:

News Archive

Articles & Reviews
Image Hosting

OCAU Sponsors
Online Vendors
Motorcycle Club

Hosted by Micron21!

Tuesday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 4-April-2017  14:54:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you use the LastPass password manager, you should update to the latest version which patches a major security issue. How bad could it be? The bug could have let hackers breach your account, taking your passwords and changing things in your account. The vulnerability was in the LastPass browser extension, a service that can auto-fill usernames and passwords into log-in pages. Late Friday, the company said the problem was fixed. Now, users should make sure they're using the most up-to-date version of the security software.

Former NBN boss Mike Quigley has detailed his thoughts on how the NBN went wrong. In a detailed interview with iTWire, Mike Quigley refrained from mentioning names. But he was quite categorical in his assertions – and if anyone should know, then he should. Quigley also said that the network would have to be upgraded after completion, at a cost of many billions of dollars. He said there was no practical way to turn back the clock now, and that he was not surprised that the NBN Co was not committing to stopping the FttN rollout and replacing it with FttDP.

Meanwhile SMH have a guide to getting ready for NBN if the rollout is heading to your area. Once you know when the NBN will arrive check with your current provider to see what line speeds are available. After that, shop around. If you've been with the same provider for a long time you may be stuck on a legacy contract that isn't even offered anymore, which could mean you are paying too much.

TechPowerUp have an AMD Ryzen Memory Analysis using 20 apps and 17 games. We take a close look at memory performance on AMD Ryzen, using G.SKILL's Flare X modules which are optimized for the new platform. Our testing includes memory frequencies ranging from 2133 MHz all the way to 3200 MHz, with timings from CL14 to CL18. All games are tested at highest settings in realistic resolutions used by gamers today: 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

So Outlast 2 is not banned in Australia, it turns out. According to the studio, the original submission to the Classification Board contained “the final game code and a video file for reference taken from an Alpha version of the game”. It’s standard practice to include videos like this, because – obviously – the Board cannot sit down and play through an entire video game before making a decision. However, in this case, the video was from an older build, and its content was “not representative of the final game”.

NeoSeeker report on GDC 2017 and NVIDIA Editor's Day. The 2017 Game Developers Conference ran from Monday, February 27th to Friday March 3rd, in San Francisco California. Essentially GDC is heavily involved with anything to do with games – from the people who help create them to the hardware that runs them, interacts with them, and so on. This game industry event is where the people behind the games you've enjoyed discuss and share their thoughts and feelings on the past, present and of course future of interactive gaming.

Tech Report have quite a technical article on Intel's fabrication processes. At its Technology and Manufacturing Day event in San Francisco this week, Intel delivered a stern rebuke to the growing chorus of questioners asking whether it's lost its process-technology lead. The company brought several luminaries from its manufacturing division on stage to talk about how its 14-nm process technology compares to its competitors' 16-nm, 14-nm, and 10-nm offerings. It also offered some projections about how its upcoming 10-nm process will stack up.

If you're aged between 40 and 74, are an Australian citizen and have never been diagnosed with cancer, consider taking part in the Cancer Council's Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study. We need 50,000 Australians to help us discover new ways of preventing cancer. Taking part is easy.

Return to OCAU's News Page


All original content copyright James Rolfe. All rights reserved. No reproduction allowed without written permission.