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Ethereum Hashrate Performance Drop Might Be Coming
     Sat, Jun 24 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are mining Ethereum you might have noticed that your hashrate recently dropped if you are using AMD Radeon RX 400/500 series cards. Seeing your mining hashrate drop is nothing new for Ether miners and it is usually due to the growing DAG file size. When the move to DAG epoch #130 happened it seems that the AMD Radeon 400/500 series cards took a performance hit while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 series cards and older AMD Radeon 200/300 series cards did not. Let's take a look at some NVIDIA and AMD video cards and see what will happen months down the road at future DAG sizes.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

French Invasion – The Wiko Upulse
     Fri, Jun 23 2017 | 2:17P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The French are here again, and they brought three new smartphones with them - the Wiko Upulse, the Wiko Harry and the Wiko Kenny. Check them out here!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups - May 2017
     Sun, Jun 11 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm sure at some point you've had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from May."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

MJX Bugs 8 250mm Brushless FPV Racing Drone Review
     Tue, Jun 06 2017 | 12:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There has been a huge rise of interest for Racing Drones. Last year Dubai hosted the inaugural World Drone Prix competition, making it the biggest drone racing event in history, and with a multi-million dollar prize pool, it essentially legitimized drone racing as a sport. Today I’m excited to share with you, in a world exclusive first review, MJX’s first attempt into the FPV racing drone segment, with their newest Bugs 8 250mm FPV Brushless Racing Drone. It's marketed as an entry-level FPV racing drone for beginners just getting into the sport of drone racing. Without further ado, let’s get this in-depth review started!"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

a review on Serious Statistics
     Mon, Jun 05 2017 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”After some more experimenting with R, and remembering that box plots exist (as I said, I am not a statistics guy), I put together the following graphs. They are boxplots of the frame time data for each of the runs on each of the graphs. For those of you not familiar, boxplots show the quartiles of the data, letting us see how the data is distributed. The lower line of the box represents the first quartile (25th percentile), the middle line is the median (50th percentile), and the top line is the third quartile (75th percentile). The two lines sticking out from the box are the whiskers, and show where the data outside of the first and third quartile fall, though the outliers are still shown as dots. These percentiles might not line up with those I was finding earlier in the data, but editing the boxplots to reach to the 1st and 99th does not look as good. (This also removes the outlier dots from the graph, and I think showing them outside the boxplot is valuable.) I should also mention that I did impose a limit on the y-axis of 50 ms, and that there were some runs that had outliers reaching past that, but allowing the graphs to stretch enough to show those points scales down the plots too much to be of any value. Also this ensures the vertical scale for all of the graphs is the same.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Five Years Without Facebook
     Mon, Jun 05 2017 | 2:43P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 2012 I wrote an article about leaving Facebook. I've kept this stance for about five years now, but an accumulation of several small things during this time have had me questioning whether or not abandoning the social network was the brilliant idea I once thought it was.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Visiting the Verizon 5G House at the Indy500 @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Jun 02 2017 | 3:04P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So last week Adam and I took a break from the office and made the trip over to Indianapolis as Verizon invited us to check out their 5G Home of the Future that they had set up just outside of Indianapolis Speedway during the week of the Indy500. The original plan was a short visit to check out the home but we ended up also getting invited over to the track to also take a quick look at their 5G setup over there as well along with a peek inside of their mobile 5G truck. The main headlines were the low latency and the extremely high speeds but they had a few demos setup that I’m going to quickly run through today.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

 
Key Talks At The Dimension Data Technology Summit
     Thu, May 18 2017 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dimension Data Technology Summit 2017 showcased a host of industry experts and leaders who lend their expertise on new digital strategies that businesses can adopt to stay ahead, specifically in the areas of digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Konica Minolta Unveils the Future of Work
     Thu, May 18 2017 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Konica Minolta invited us to an event called Spotlight Live about the “rise of the cognitive company and the evolution of employment” we were intrigued, but also a little nonplussed. Konica Minolta is historically known for its optical devices – cameras, lenses, photocopies and printers – and KitGuru doesn’t particularly focus on any of these. But with the legendary author Douglas Coupland as keynote speaker, Spotlight Live piqued our interest, so off we went to Berlin. This is what we learned on our travels.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

leakSMART Complete Home Water Protection Shut-off System
     Tue, May 09 2017 | 10:09A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The main leakSMART system components are the shut-off valve, remote sensors, and hub. They all use the ZigBee protocol, which uses a mesh network for communication, but does require a hub for control. This review will be handled a little different than our typical reviews. First we will go over the components of the leakSMART system, and then we will go over system performance with their proprietary hub, Iris by Lowes hub, the Wink hub, and then the SmartThings hub.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

20 of the Worst PC Setups – April 2017
     Mon, May 08 2017 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from April."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Wed, Apr 19 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from March."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Geometric Wallpapers
     Mon, Apr 17 2017 | 10:33A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

NikKTech And AZiO Dominate The Battlefield Global Giveaway
     Mon, Apr 03 2017 | 4:48P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

It may be April fool's day but we're telling you the truth, today up for grabs in yet another worldwide giveaway we have the latest gaming keyboards by AZiO and more specifically the Armato CE, L80 RGB and MK Hue models. So dominate the battlefield and good luck to you all !

  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Veritas 360 Enterprise Data Management Tech Briefing
     Sun, Mar 19 2017 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Veritas is famous for its enterprise backup software – NetBackup. But as enterprises migrate their data to the cloud, they are transforming themselves beyond backup, into enterprise data management (EDM) solutions. Check out their tech briefing on the Veritas 360 Enterprise Data Management approach.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Thu, Mar 09 2017 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm sure at some point you've had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from February."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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