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  1. NC37

    Chia Farming Already Causing SSDs to Fail at Scale, Storage Device Shortages on the Horizon

    If the central banks hadn't gone so heavily into depreciation currency, I doubt cryptos would have ever come on the scene. Ultimately if you follow the course and realize the core principles in cryptos, you come to the point of realizing why people are putting money into it. It's not the end all...
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    Return to Outland on June 1 with World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic

    *Flaskbacks of hiking all over Outland, that promised flying mounts but you don't really get them till later. Then of the insane boosted difficulty starting quests which forced anyone but pally tanks to group up to do them....the swamp area which took forever to quest in...rep grinds...nether...
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    Thrustmaster Releases T.Racing Scuderia Ferrari Edition-DTS Gaming Headset

    Well, it looks like a solid build on the frame...I'll give it that. I don't see screws all over, big plus. I question the logic behind the branding. Headband being covered in that cheap faux lather is a turn off. Looks like the ear pads are similar, another big blech. Also the cord being static...
  4. NC37

    Far Cry 6 Poster Revealed: LatAm Revolutionary Setting, Giancarlo Esposito Plays Villain

    That would be the Blood Dragon expansion.
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    How Much for a 100 TB SSD, Sir? Nimbus Data Has Just Revealed the Answer

    And yet floppy storage saw prices plummet pretty well with time while SSD tech has remained high even after some price drops. Need a new standard that can scale better if we want to really break the 4TB barriers for consumers.
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    Samsung Launches the 870 QVO 8TB SATA SSD

    Till they get to $130 for 8TB, it just isn't worth it for cheap QLC.
  7. NC37

    Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book Flex and Ion with Smartphone Wireless Charging Capability

    And likely retailing for over $3k all because it's Samsung.
  8. NC37

    Kingston Announces HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Ducky? Someone made a brand called "Ducky?" lolz
  9. NC37

    Microsoft Announces Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds

    Go2: Lets rehash almost the exact same machine as the first one but just tweak it here and there. Whatever they thought the point of making a 2nd Go before hardware advanced more... /facepalm
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    Intel Gen12 Xe iGPU Could Match AMD's Vega-based iGPUs

    Given that AMD has simply rehashed the same design since APUs began, it makes sense that Intel can catch them. The core problem is the Shared VRAM. AMD solves for it in consoles but does nothing for PC market. All Intel needs to do is solve for that and they can beat any APU. Which they have...
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    Logitech G604

    "High weight" as a con. Sigh, another fail review. Time and time again, gaming mouse reviewers always note that as a bad thing and it all stems to marketing. Pushing lighter every chance they get. "Lighter is better!" Lighter is not better, lighter = carpel tunnel. There are plenty of studies...
  12. NC37

    ESRB Updates Game Ratings to Include Loot Box Warnings

    lol, when was the last time you even paused to read the ESRB warning and why it gets the rating it does? I know as a kid, whenever I'd see M or MA13 or anything like that, I knew the game would be good because it would likely be violent or full of action. I never read the smaller print as to why.
  13. NC37

    Half Life: Alyx - The VR "Killer App" That Likely Wasn't

    Exactly and I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sony bombed big with the PSVR. If they would have enabled it to be used outside of PS4 and set the standard for entry level VR, we'd be seeing a different VR market today. Heck I would have likely bought one since the price was within reason...
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    Crucial P2 Announced: Company's Second QLC M.2 NVMe Client SSD

    Don't need more of this, what we need is high capacity drives without the insane cost. Crucial announced high caps then never brought them to market. 2TB MX500...where is it Crucial? Teased it but never delivered it.
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    XIGMATEK Unveils the Perseus Open-Frame Case

    The 90s called, they want their arcade machine back.
  16. NC37

    Which new console would you buy?

    Depends on the exclusives. Given each maker is making things very non exclusive, there is literally no point to get either.
  17. NC37

    Apple Announces the 2020 MacBook Air

    And when they do the ARM or Ryzen or whatever else they keep on being rumored to have, it'll start at the $999 price, which Apple will say is a "value." Heh.
  18. NC37

    Bill Gates Steps Down from Microsoft Board of Directors

    There's a vid on him speaking about using vaccines and health care to cut the world's population by 10-15%. His own foundation also put out a vid 2 months before Corona, detailing almost exactly how the later outbreak happens. After that he's a known member of a group of rich elites that started...
  19. NC37

    Valve Index VR back on Sale on Monday for $999

    When you really get into it and examine the cheaper sets, if it's not at least $500+, it's pretty much throwing money away. There is too much of a gap in quality and functionality for the prices. High end is definitely price gouging to some degree but there aren't competitors to help bring...
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    Apple to Launch Arm-Powered MacBook in the next 18 Months

    After Apple says the ARM switch will mean lower cost Macs. Can't forget that lie they pushed when they switched to x86. They got away with it once, they'll try again.
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    Intel Builds 10 million QLC 3D NAND Solid-State Drives

    And only going to get higher with the PS5/etc when those launch.
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    Support TechPowerUp on Patreon, Unlock New Features

    No offense but the backing tiers look like something from almost a decade ago. Course I'm sure some will like seeing special icons or badges on their profiles but, I question how useful it will be at getting some funding. I don't see the incentive. First point: Adblock does it for free anyways...
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    Patriot Viper Gaming Launches V380 Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Gaming Headset

    Nice to see other companies taking note of HyperX's successful Cloud line and starting to build better more durable frames but, if both the mic and the main line are not detachable, it'll just break internally. Thus begins another cycle of buying new headsets. I've branched away from gamer...
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    Microsoft Confirms E3 2020 Presence, Xbox Series X Details; Sony Makes a Pass on the Expo

    All the hate for Sony passing on the Expo and yet M$ is going to have next to no exclusives. Consoles have risen and fallen by the exclusives. The Xsex might as well just have a boot Windows option.
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    Sharp's Dynabook Portégé is World's Lightest 13-inch Notebook

    Rather have a 2.5lb Zenbook with an MX150 for over $500 less than this glorified netbook.