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Forum: Gaming 12th Feb 2016, 14:55
Replies: 56
Views: 1,444
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Yea... no. The video game revolution happened in...

Yea... no. The video game revolution happened in the 1980s, crashed, then started to recover in the 90s. Let's put it this way: there were more Commodore 64s sold than Amiga 500s.

There are far,...
Forum: Article Discussion 12th Feb 2016, 13:22
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
No new Assassin's Creed in 2016, says Ubisoft

Unity the straw that broke the cycle.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2016/02/12/no-assassins-creed-2016/1
Forum: Article Discussion 12th Feb 2016, 13:09
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Google reportedly building a standalone VR headset

Blends Cardboard and Glass.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/12/google-standalone-vr/1
Forum: Article Discussion 12th Feb 2016, 12:55
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
HP to add FreeSync support to its AMD-powered laptops

Blanket coverage by year's end.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/12/hp-adds-freesync-support/1
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Feb 2016, 13:23
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Micron on-track for GDDR5X mass production

First parts hitting 14Gb/s already.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/11/micron-gddr5x/1
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Feb 2016, 13:08
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
VTech tries to blame parents for future data breaches

Rather than its own terrible code.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2016/02/11/vtech-blames-parents-for-breaches/1
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Feb 2016, 12:45
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
EVGA outs GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition

Front-facing ports for easy access.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/11/evga-gtx-980-ti-vr-edition/1
Forum: Tech Support 11th Feb 2016, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Seriously interesting stuff, dude! Windows-only...

Seriously interesting stuff, dude! Windows-only is a bit of a flaw for LU&D, of course, but the meat of the study should be applicable cross-platform - it's only the implementation specifics (like...
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Feb 2016, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Yup: the image has been updated. Before, where it...

Yup: the image has been updated. Before, where it now says "special offer," it said "bundle price." I'll update the article when I'm at my desktop.
Forum: General 11th Feb 2016, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I echo the very excellent sentiments in these...

I echo the very excellent sentiments in these replies, along with the classic "a backup isn't a backup until you know you can restore from it."
Forum: Tech Support 10th Feb 2016, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Do you, or does the client, have that study...

Do you, or does the client, have that study available publicly? I'm willing to stick my journo hat on and ask profeshunally: Linux User & Developer would *love* to run a piece about that, especially...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 20:32
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Yeah, that's what I thought - seemingly confirmed...

Yeah, that's what I thought - seemingly confirmed by the "you'll be able to pre-order a bundle starting at $1499" in the text of the announcement - but the image on Oculus VR's website clearly says...
Forum: General 10th Feb 2016, 17:58
Replies: 30,149
Views: 3,782,594
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Oh, if you're working, it's fine. When I was a...

Oh, if you're working, it's fine. When I was a cable monkey the Charge sat on my hip in its lovely leather pouch every weekday. Now I'm a word-wrangler, though, I can't imagine the beak'd be quite so...
Forum: General 10th Feb 2016, 17:48
Replies: 30,149
Views: 3,782,594
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I have the Charge Ti, which is incredible but...

I have the Charge Ti, which is incredible but entirely unsuitable for EDC due to its locking knife blades. Hence the Juice S2, which is my EDC, and now the Squirt ES4. I've also got the Style PS,...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 16:31
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Oculus Ready PC bundles priced

Bundles starting at $949.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/10/oculus-ready-pcs-priced/1
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 16:16
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Amazon gets into game-making with Lumberyard launch

Free game engine available now.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2016/02/10/amazon-lumberyard/1
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 16:02
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Intel closes base clock loophole in latest microcode update

No free ride for cheap chips.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/02/10/intel-closes-base-clock-loophole/1
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 13:20
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
There really, really wasn't.And the relevance to...

There really, really wasn't.And the relevance to consumer law here is... Nup, I've missed it.What the jolly heck are you talking about? Do you know anything about consumer or corporate law? For a...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 12:56
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Yeah, I don't use Windows, either. Or do any...

Yeah, I don't use Windows, either. Or do any semi-serious gaming.
You don't appear to have quite parsed what I was saying correctly. Let's break it down.

There is a problem with Apple's Mac Pro....
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
My laptop is a MacBook Air. I use it as little as...

My laptop is a MacBook Air. I use it as little as possible, because OS X absolutely does my nut in. I keep meaning to install something else, but never quite find the time.

My next laptop will not...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Feb 2016, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Okay, the figures are through. Interestingly,...

Okay, the figures are through. Interestingly, things start off promisingly: 114 per cent increase in net sales for the third quarter, which at $65 million was the company's second-highest ever; 391...
Forum: Tech Support 10th Feb 2016, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I'm with Xlog. The '0' in 'RAID0' is the...

I'm with Xlog. The '0' in 'RAID0' is the percentage likelihood that you'll get any data back in the event of the loss of one or more disks. You need to send the disks to a professional outfit, and...
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Feb 2016, 16:52
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Ooh, Usborne has released a behind-the-scenes...

Ooh, Usborne has released a behind-the-scenes (http://usbornepublishing.tumblr.com/post/138926874290/behind-the-scenes-writing-usbornes-first-coding) on the books' creation. Interesting!
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Feb 2016, 14:58
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
When it was the MacBook Pro GPU dying, it took...

When it was the MacBook Pro GPU dying, it took FOUR YEARS and a class-action lawsuit before Apple accepted culpability...
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Feb 2016, 14:56
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Humble Bundle launches Originals label

Directly funds development.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2016/02/09/humble-bundle-originals/1
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