Author: Jeremy Peeples

Intel Memory Leak Hits Windows, Mac, and Linux Users

Intel has put a lot of stock in their CPUs, with their new eighth generation line offering up higher performance than ever before. However, most devices sold now are running seventh generation versions, and it appears that a large CPU bug has been uncovered in a variety of Intel chipsets. Presently, programmers are working to fix the problem in Linux’s virtual memory system. macOS users on 64-bit hardware will also need to ensure their systems are updated as the problems are with Intel’s x86 hardware. The issues can’t be fixed with just a small update, and you will either...

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Steam’s 2017 Winter Sale Brings Some Incredible Savings

Steam‘s seasonal sales have become the stuff of legend – even with their changes over the years. Shifts from hourly and voter-based deep discounts to a longer set sale price were met with controversy, but are a godsend for anyone with a job and/or family to take care of. In a way, the earlier massive Steam sales felt like more of a wild west period whereas now, Steam is far more mainstream. While there are a wide variety of deals to be had, it can be tough to sift through everything since thousands of games are on sale across...

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Microsoft’s Release of Quantum Devkit Shows Great Promise

Microsoft’s Quantum development kit announcement at the Ignite conference in September was exciting, but what’s even more thrilling is that they have released a preview of the devkit to the public. The company‘s own quantum-centric Q# programming language will be used for it, and they’re viewing quantum computing as the future of large-scale problems. They have spent 20 years researching quantum computing, and if they can eventually creation scalable quantum computers that can be used by anyone. Their computers will actually create the qbits, which are the heart of the process. The quantum development kit uses Q# (q sharp)...

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ZOTAC Gaming Rigs Bring Both Excitement and Skepticism

ZOTAC is throwing their hat in the gaming PC race with an impressive compact gaming rig. The Hong Kong-based company recently announced that their new ZOTAC GAMING brand will bring with it a new line of gaming PCs – starting with the MEK 1. There are two variants of the hardware – a white version with a seventh generation Intel i5 processor, and a black version with an i7. Both devices measure 414mm x 118mm x 393mm and offer up a sleeker-looking design to the usual bulky and garish gaming rig mold that has been out for the past...

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Holiday Deals Come Early for Tech Shoppers

The holidays are approaching fast, and it can be difficult to decide just what to get someone on your wishlist. Tech-savvy friends are notoriously tough to shop for, and while gift cards are an easy way to remedy the problem and get them something – they are impersonal and some do take offense to them. Shopping for computers, smart home devices, and parts is tough – but just about every major retailer has some solid deals going on now. This means that you can get some deals now and have everything arrive in time for the holidays. Newegg has...

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