CORPORATE REFORM???

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to overhaul their business practices under an expansive set of antitrust reforms introduced by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers today. The measures come in the wake of a lengthy investigation by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust into the four companies that was completed last year. …

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HALO: INFINITE SCREENSHOTS FOR JUNE 2021

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Halo: Infinite screenshots are available to show the varying landscapes and scenes. It is not yet knowns how big of a storage foot print it will be but expectations are on the high end of the scale. Halo: Infinite is being developed for the Xbox One and above and the Xbox X|S will likely have …

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WINDOWS 10 KB5004476

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Windows 10 KB5004476 applies to Windows 10 version 2004 and above, Windows Server version 2004 and above. This brings the OS build to 19043.1055. Addresses an issue that might redirect you to the Microsoft Store page for Gaming Services when you try to install or start an Xbox Game Pass game on your Windows 10 device. Additionally, …

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KB4023057 IS STILL BEING DISTRIBUTED

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The Windows 10 KB4023057 is still being distributed as an update readiness tool. Several users of Windows 10 are mired with an unsuitable system volume. Old machines like the HP Stream 7 have only got 32GB of primary storage. Such tight storage means that updates consume all available space. Even machines with 64GB are hard …

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EA HACKED

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Reports are coming in that EA has been hacked and that source code and other assets amounting to some 780GB has been pawned. EA is a large gaming company so this has to hurt. EA made it clear that no player data was taken. Evidently the entire haul was game sources for Frostbite and FIFA2021. …

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SHOWA DENKO DEAL

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Showa Denko has developed FePt-based new magnetic material and technology to mass-produce HAMR-technology-based HD media with this new magnetic material. This FePt-based new magnetic material has ultra-high ordering temperature, which was thought to be difficult to realize on the surface of HD media coated with conventional magnetic material. Seagate has outdistanced other HDD manufacturer in …

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466.79 HOTFIX

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466.74 is available for Windows 10×64. DLSS is now being added to many games. FIXES AND UPDATES Display may flicker or lose signal when launching a game on an adaptive-sync VRR monitor in multi-monitor configuration when sharing the same display mode [3314055] FESTERING ISSUES [NVIDIA Ampere GPU]: Colors may appear incorrect in games if sharpen …

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QUANTUM HACKING

Recent advances in quantum computing are of concern as the security of mobile phones, banking and other industries will be at risk. Bitcoin uses elliptic curve cryptography which is more vulnerable to quantum methods which leaves wallets vulnerable. Bitcoin etc fell after the FBI was able to hack the accounts of the criminals and recover …

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466.77 WHQL

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466.77 is available for Windows 10×64. This driver adds support for the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti CrossFire HD Chivalry 2 Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 DLSS is now rapidly being added to many existing games. FIXES AND UPDATES [Crossfire HD]: Freestyle is not supported for the game. [200734448] [Kepler/Turing GPUs]: Blue-screen crash …

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STANDBY STILL BROKEN

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An earlier report on standby issues seems to remain with a GeForce card suggesting the video card is not the problem. The settings of 5 minutes for the LCD and 10 minutes for standby are not honored. Changing standby to 15 minutes seems to work suggesting the DMI, UEFI and Windows are still not interacting …

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