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Intel Skylake Processors Perform Best With DDR4

"According to MSI’s latest press release, although regular DDR3 memory might work fine with Intel’s latest 6th Generation processors (Skylake), media confirms that for the best performance results DDR4 is the best memory to pair with Intel’s latest ‘Skylake’ Processors." Read More

Why Intel continues to make money while PCs nose-dive, in two words

"We normally think of Intel as the engine of the PC. But as Intel proved on Tuesday, the company can keep increasing revenue even as the PC market declines—and if it ever recovers, Intel’s business is poised to take off. Why? Data centers..." Read More

Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory

"The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND (or Flash) memory used in solid-state drives has yielded an entirely new form of computer memory. This is a big deal. It’s as if a 10-year effort by Ford and GM to build a better car also produced a Segway..." ~ "The two companies are calling their new memory 3D XPoint memory (pronounce 3D crosspoint memory) because its structure creates an lattice-like stacked layer of wires that looks like Xes when viewed from above. It combines properties of NAND Flash memory that is currently used inside solid state drives (SSDs) inside computers and phones, but it is 1,000 times faster and can last through 1,000 times more data writes..." Read More!

LG Profit Plunges

"LG Electronics has seen its quarterly profit plunged 59 percent as losses from TVs offset gutted improvements to its smartphone business..."

Gamers reach for BFG after Nvidia turns back the overclock

"Laptop-wielding gamers are up in arms over a driver update from Nvidia, which disables overclocking in the company's gaming-laptop-targeted GeForce GTX 900M devices. Those who installed the drivers had their clock settings wiped, and according to TechPowerUp, even third-party overclocking tools have been blocked. The change was made in the GeForce R347 drivers, version 347.29."

Valve lets off Steam

"While have heard a lot about Valve's Steam Machines project we still have not seen an official release, it appears that the company will once again show the latest prototypes during Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015.

Black Friday 2014: How to Keep Your Credit Card Information Safe From Cyber Criminals

"It's the most wonderful time of the year -- until your credit card information is compromised. An estimated 140 million American shoppers are expected to start their holiday shopping in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. While many of us are dreaming of deals, it's important to remember that cyber criminals are on the prowl, targeting unsuspecting shoppers and trying to steal their passwords and credit card information.

The Black Friday Survival Guide

"It wasn’t easy accumulating the research data displayed in the following guide. I saw horrific sights working retail for seven long years in both a big box electronic store and a major shopping center. I saw things that will haunt me the rest of my days. I watched two kids get trampled by what I call Double-Wides because Circuit City clearanced-out Dreamcasts for $80 on Black Friday. I once hid behind a massive video display just for a few moments during the chaos. I’ve seen people fight, bite, and trample other members of our human race just to save a few dollars.

Newegg offers impressive Black Friday discounts

"It's that time of year again, American consumers are flocking to e-tail websites and brick-and-mortar retailers to take advantage of mind boggling Black Friday deals. This veritable homage to consumerism is slowly spreading beyond US borders, but the rest of the world is simply not there yet - the best deals are still to be had in the Land of the Free. So let's check out what Newegg has in store and what sorts of discounts are available to shoopers, including those hooked in bitcoin - we'll explain why.."

Russian website streams thousands of private webcams

"A new website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients. Hackers accessed the cameras by using default passwords set by the manufacturers, British officials said Thursday. Those log-in details are freely available online, leaving the unsecured cameras accessible to anyone..."

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