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 Sunday, 16-April-2017  15:12:53 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

I hope everyone is having a great Easter with their families, and managed to avoid the horrible traffic everywhere!

mpot found this article on how prison inmates in the US managed to put together some computers, ran power and network cabling to them and hid them in the ceiling of their cell. The Ohio Inspector General says investigators found an inmate used the computers to steal the identity of another inmate, and then submit credit card applications, and commit tax fraud. They also found inmates used the computers to create security clearance passes that gave them access to restricted areas.

Techspot compare the Ryzen 1600 with the 1600x. The Ryzen 5 1600 is an exceptional value. Even compared to more affordable CPUs such as the Core i5-7600K, the new six-core Ryzen chips are a much better buy, regardless of what it is you plan to do with them.

5.9GHz has been squeezed out of a Ryzen 1600X on LN2. More info here. Der8auer ran several popular benchmark programs to see what an LN2 1600X was capable of. He recorded a top stable clock speed of 5.9064GHz with 6C/12T enabled which dethrones the Intel Core i7 5820K from its No. 1 spot.

It has been floating around on social media for days, but incase you've missed it, a new solar powered device has been invented can pull water straight from desert air. Full article here. The setup works so well that it pulls 2.8 liters of water out of the air per day for every kilogram of MOF it contained, the Berkeley and MIT team reports today in Science.

Some interesting Radeon RX 580 benchmarks have been leaked from Asia. Accompanied by photos, screenshots and a video you'll notice the Radeon RX 580 clocked at 1360 MHz, all info and screenshots can be found on his facebook page.

Matt let us know that Vista users are now no longer receiving support. After April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

On the topic of Windows, Techgage have a bit of information about the Creators Update that Windows 10 users would have received. As most major updates to Windows can bring a bunch of immediate confusion, weve put together a little guide to help you gain a good footing with the Creators Update before (or after) its installed.

An incredible breakthrough in science has now found the reason why your shoelaces come undone. Researchers suggest that two forces blend like an invisible hand to loosen the knot and then tug on the laces until it becomes undone.

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