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  2. I do. I Can watch gore and horrors all day long. As soon as it becomes about religion, it just unnerves me. And no, I'm not religious at all. Weird!
  3. Agreed. I've only seen this to this extreme in the last several months. I have a March 2018 manufactured phone.
  4. I have this problem. Mind you, most of the time, this phone works like champ. But I've gotten this lag, mostly when going in and out of the camera app, but sometimes it pops up in conjunction with Google Assistant. And I'm sure most phones get this way, but when I went to Universal Studios and tried to make video and the phone was hot from the heat, video would be extremely jerky. Guessing this is true for any phone number hot conditions but I thought I'd note it.
  5. Therein lies its brilliance. They punish users for their vanity, forcing them to endure the weight and fumble in public while trying to convince themselves it's still worth it just to show off.
  6. Agreed. it would be great just to see the potential of a game that took advantage of that many cores. Would be great to see but that wont happen because it would be very difficult to run that game on average hardware, this is why I like what AMD are doing, they are bringing 6 and 8 core cpus to the mid range market. As good as the high end market is, developers wont really take advantage of it until it's more affordable for consumers hence why low and mid range is far more important. It's also why I don't really like Intel and Nvidia because they've been pushing up prices whiles trying to slow down the market over the last 10 years and we all pay the price with that with less progress whiles also paying a higher price for it. Like Intel, if it was up to them, we likely would be stuck with 4 cores for mid range gaming till 2020, thanks to AMD, we can already get 6 and 8 cores at mid range price and it wouldn't supprise me if we could get a 16 core at mid range price by 2020. Now if AMD can pull that off with gpus, things might really start getting intresting again in the PC space. Exactly. Intel just wants to slow crap down to milk the public for more $. so that's why it's a good thing AMD ups their game as this forces Intel to release better CPU's faster to the market and keep prices reasonable like you basically said. but I do like how you can hang onto your system for noticeably longer than you could not all that long ago. like in the more old days it seemed you had to upgrade your computer fairly often to keep up with recent games. but for years now that's no longer the case as CPU's seem to last quite a few years before they are outdated to the point they are no longer usable (as in can't at least hold around 30fps with the right GPU etc) for games. I have used Intel and AMD etc CPU/GPU over the years (i.e. 4 from Intel and 3 from AMD)... Intel 486dx2 66Mhz (1995), Intel Pentium 133Mhz (1996), Intel Celeron 500Mhz (2000), AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz (2001), AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2Ghz single core (2006) and then I think it might have been about 2010 when I upgraded the CPU to a dual core AMD Athlon 64 3600+ 2.0Ghz, Intel i3-2120 3.3Ghz (2012) which is my current setup (all desktop computer stuff) that I had since May 2012. I know that in terms of gaming when I got that Athlon 1.2Ghz was faster than Intel's (I think Intel had roughly double the Ghz at the time to) at the time and stayed that way til about mid-2006 when the Core 2 Duo's came out and, to my knowledge, Intel has retained the speed crown for gaming since. as far as GPU's I had over the years... 3DFX Voodoo 4MB (1997 or so), 3DFX Voodoo 3 2000/3000 models (about the year 2000 or so), Geforce 2 GTS 32MB (2001), Geforce 3 Ti200 64MB (probably about 2003-2004 or so) , Geforce 7900GT 256MB (2006), Radeon 5670 512MB (got this in 2010), and my current... Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (July 2017). I don't play too many games for years now (maybe a decade or so) but I do fire one up here and there (or replay some older games I used to play). but anyways... it's nice AMD is bringing more cores to the market but it makes me wonder if game makers will start taking advantage of those extra cores because if not, Intel will probably be king for quite some time to come I suspect. so I guess, off the top of my head, AMD seems to be the better buy if you use plenty of cores, but if not, Intel is still the king. but whether Intel's speed advantage (say for games etc) is worth it mostly boils down to how the CPU's are priced. If/when I get around to building a new PC, maybe 2-3 years from now(?), who knows what ill go with CPU wise as it's possible I might consider AMD but it's probably going to boil down to $ vs performance etc in relation to Intel as even assuming Intel is generally faster in 3 years or so, if the AMD CPU is close for a decent amount less $, I might seriously consider the AMD CPU especially if it's got more cores to as while I don't use too much stuff that takes advantage of more cores, every now and then I do so the more cores can be a little bonus for me. but anyways... I wonder how long it will be before stuff starts to really benefit from more cores as it seems 4 cores is pretty standard nowadays but I wonder if that will shift to 6 cores eventually etc.
  7. That doesn’t really make sense. Google doesn’t get kickbacks from the OEMs and if they hurt performance artificially, it will impact their premium services. You might think so but most remember how google treated Microsoft's Youtube efforts on Windows Phone so I have no misconceptions about what evil google is capable of. ...you really believe that? wow, what a theory. The spat between Google and Microsoft over YouTube on Windows Phone was quite well covered I seem to recall. Google choosing certain technologies that just happen to work best with chosen devices doesn't seem that far-fetched to me. Fast forward to today with YT premium services. Nothing quite says “FU, we don’t want customers using this service” than artificially gimping it for certain devices. And once the word gets out that they are doing it, they lose customers on that front, and then they get rebellion on an epic scale over social media that will cost Google more than the idea was worth. This isn’t a schoolyard pushing match like it was with MS and Google. Word did get out. To be specific: the claim was that a specific technology choice actually did gimp the service for certain browsers. https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...r-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...r-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...r-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...slower-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...r-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...r-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...slower-on-edge-and-firefox" rel="">https://www.neowin.net/news/mo...-slower-on-edge-and-firefox You do know this is not the same, right? We are talking hardware devices that are unsurprisingly, harder to modify than how a browser handles JavaScript. JavaScript performance differences have been a battle for a number of years due to different implementations browsers use. That and I cannot recall a time a polyfill or shim equaled the same performance as native support. No, it's actually quite a good match. The slow code in question was supplied directly to the competing browsers by Google under the guise as poly-fill to a deprecated API. It had nothing to do with performance differences between JavaScript implementations; they were completely separate code paths. Slow code for competing browsers. ??? https://stackoverflow.com/ques...of-polyfills-in-html5" rel="external nofollow">https://stackoverflow.com/ques...ning-of-polyfills-in-html5" rel="external nofollow">https://stackoverflow.com/ques...aning-of-polyfills-in-html5 Its all about JS implementations. A polyfill is used for browsers that don’t support certain JavaScript and/or elements. The code you are referring to is JS. No, it's not all about JavaScript implementations because the deprecated feature concerned in V8 is written in C++. The JavaScript code that Google provide to Firefox and Edge to run in lieu of that feature is unnecessarily slow. It wouldn’t be if those browsers still supported it, and they don’t. Hence they have to use a JavaScript polyfill which is slower because they don’t have support for it. Call it bad coding if you want (it is) but it is nothing more than that. A JS polyfill is not goig to be faster than a native implementation and while I don’t think you believe it, JS performance differences in browsers is real. Yes, JavaScript performance differences are real but not at all relevant in case. Chrome isn't even running the JavaScript version and so it is not affected by how badly it was written. Because it doesn’t need a polyfill. The poly-fill is the excuse they used to insert slow JavaScript for competing browsers.
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  9. 3 out of 8 bullet points mention reliability so Microsoft is already answering your demand for polishing as we speak. As for features the majority do not use.. why deny blind people braille support? because the majority can see?
  10. How's the legal battle going, guys?
  11. Sounds like somebody's got a crush on millennials.
  12. UMart has them and they're usually very good pricewise.
  13. Does look great!! I need to buy a Xbox
  14. If they could get ESO on there, I'd be set. Considering how limited the hardware on Switch is and what grandmaster optimizations would be required to make it play smoothly on it, then I guess they should have the same optimizations on PC where I play it. It's steadily getting better, but there is always room for more optimization.
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    Maxthon 5.2.3.6000

    Not to mention how useless this browser is. It's based on Blink, yet you can't install extensions from the Chrome Web Store, it only comes with built-in Adblock+ and there is no way to install a popup or a tracking blocker. Instead it comes with many useless features like mouse gestures that only 0.0000000001% of users will ever use, kinda like Vivaldi, but at least in Vivaldi you can install extensions from the Chrome Webstore, so the browser is not a complete failure.
  16. I won't be putting a case on my solid gold phone. Why buy a solid gold phone if you are going to put a case on it. Thats crazy.
  17. How did this go unnoticed for nearly a year though?
  18. I have a question. Do you know what "Origin" means? Yes I do know what "Origin" means. But unlike you, I suspect, I've played the previous Star Control games. Which is how I can see that they're copying Star Control II but changing the names and some story elements to account for not having the rights to the various races. So what's your problem then? Don't like it, don't play it Wow, aren't you special. Guess the standards for writers here are pretty low. My problem is that they are trying to capitalize on content they don't have the actual rights to. Does that make sense or do you need me to draw you a diagram. Take it up with the developers of Star Control: Origins then, complaining about it here won't get you very far eh?
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    uTorrent 3.5.4 Build 44520

    uTorrent 3.5.4 Build 44520 by Razvan Serea µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little CPU, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 3.0 MB in size. uTorrent 3.5.4 Build 44520 changelog is not yet available. Note: µTorrent setup includes 3rd party (optional) software. Download: uTorrent 3.5.4 Build 44520 | 2.8 MB (Freeware) Links: uTorrent Website | uTorrent Pro (commercial software) Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  20. I have a question. Do you know what "Origin" means? Yes I do know what "Origin" means. But unlike you, I suspect, I've played the previous Star Control games. Which is how I can see that they're copying Star Control II but changing the names and some story elements to account for not having the rights to the various races. So what's your problem then? Don't like it, don't play it Wow, aren't you special. Guess the standards for writers here are pretty low. My problem is that they are trying to capitalize on content they don't have the actual rights to. Does that make sense or do you need me to draw you a diagram. Of course Steven P is special. I hope you know that he's one of the co-founders of this site, an just not some writer.
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    Auslogics Disk Defrag Portable 8.0.14.0

    Auslogics Disk Defrag Portable 8.0.14.0 by Razvan Serea  Auslogics Disk Defrag is a compact and fast defragmentation tool that supports both FAT 16/32, and NTFS file systems. It's supplied with advanced disk optimization techniques, which will remedy your system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation. Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns. Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast defragmentation of modern hard disks. Auslogics Disk Defrag key features: Defrag and optimize Free space consolidation System files smart placement Keeping the MFT reserved zone clear Single file or folder defragmentation List of fragmented files Auto-defrag mode Scheduled defragmentation Customizing disk defrag Multiple languages Auslogics Disk Defrag 8.0.14.0 changelog: Resolved a few issues with searching for junk belonging to certain new applications. Fixed a few localization bugs and some other minor bugs Download: Auslogics Disk Defrag Portable 8.0.14.0 | 7.7 MB (Free for home and commercial use) View: Auslogics Disk Defrag Website Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  22. Huawei is reportedly launching the Kirin 980 at IFA Berlin, Mate 20 coming in October by Timi Cantisano Huawei is riding quite a wave with its P20 Pro, despite having a rough year overall. As we wind down summer, it looks like the firm is set to announce its latest HiSilicon processor, the Kirin 980 during this year's IFA Berlin event. According to Gearburn, Huawei issued a press release to South African media this week, confirming that its 7nm Kirin 980 is coming. Furthermore, it stated that the new SoC will be making its debut in the unannounced Mate 20. The handset is slated to arrive sometime in October. The Mate 20 has been leaked in great detail in the past and looks to be quite a beastly handset. The smartphone will reportedly be powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, 6GB RAM, and have 128GB of internal storage. The could also arrive with a large 6.3-inch AMOLED display and 4,200mAh battery. Luckily, we won't have to wait long to hear about the HiSilicon 980, as IFA Berlin will take place starting on August 31 and will run through September 5. Source: Gearburn via Android Authority | Image via HiSilicon
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    Privacy Eraser Free 4.39.2 Build 2652

    Privacy Eraser Free 4.39.2 Build 2652 by Razvan Serea Privacy Eraser is an easy to use solution for protecting your privacy by deleting your browsing history and other computer activities. All main popular web browsers are supported, including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. With literally one click, Privacy Eraser will erase all digital footprints - web browser cache, cookies, browsing history, address bar history, typed urls, autocomplete form history, saved passwords, index.dat files, Windows' run history, search history, open/save history, recent documents, temporary files, recycle bin, clipboard, dns cache, log files, error reporting and more. Privacy Eraser also supports plugins to further extend the software's cleaning features. Meaning you can also delete whatever tracks are left behind by other applications with your own plugins. Privacy Eraser embedded more than 250 free plugins, supporting many popular programs such as ACDSee, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, WinZip, WinRAR, Windows Media Player, VLC Player, BitTorrent, Google Toolbar and many others. Privacy Eraser works with Windows 10/8.x/7/Vista/2012/2008 (32/64-bit), and also supports Windows FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS file systems. The software implements and exceeds the US Department of Defense and NSA clearing and sanitizing standards, giving you the confidence that once erased, your file data is gone forever and can never be recovered. Note: Privacy Eraser Free 4.39.2 Build 2652 changelog is not yet available. Download: Privacy Eraser Free 4.39.2 Build 2652 | 5.0 MB (Freeware, paid upgrade available) Download: Portable Privacy Eraser Free | 5.8 MB View: Privacy Eraser Website Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
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    PDF24 Creator 8.6.0

    PDF24 Creator 8.6.0 by Razvan Serea PDF24 PDF Creator installs a virtual printer driver that allows you to convert any printable document or image into PDF format. You can also import documents from your scanner, combine multiple documents into one and delete selected pages from existing PDF files. The program supports creation of secure, digitally signed documents, PDF quality settings, integrated preview, emailing, and more. You can either drag'n drop documents onto the GUI or convert them from any other program by using the virtual printer driver - simply select the PDF24 printer instead of your regular paper printer. Advantages of PDF24 PDF Creator: Once installed, create PDF files forever Free upgrades included Conversion is simple and possible from all current programs Freeware Create PDF files from almost any application Easy to use Multilingual Several features of PDF24 PDF Creator: Merge and split PDF Extract pages from a PDF Copy pages from one PDF to another PDF Integrated preview for easy PDF editing Secure a PDF (Prevent from unauthorised opening, printing, etc.) Set PDF information such as author and title PDF24 Creator 8.6.0 changelog: Feature: Option to disable certificate creation - The software offers the possibility to create a self-signed certificate to sign a PDF. This option can be deactivated. For this you have to set the DWORD value NoSelfSignedCertCreation=1 in the settings in the registry. You can also set the DWORD value NoCertManagerAccess=1 to hide the links to open the certificate manager. Feature: Merge function in assistant can use name of first file - The DWORD value AssistantJoinFilesUseFirstName=[1|0] can be used to control whether the wizard should use the name of the first file for the merged file when merging files. Optimization: More options can be configured in the HKLM area for all users - For further options, the HKLM area can now be used to store configurations centrally for all users. This means that almost all relevant options in the HKLM area are now possible. Optimization: Some error messages are now more meaningful - Some error messages are now more meaningful and partly contain recommendations to solve the problem. BugFix: Code page in the debug console fixed - Special characters and umlauts were not displayed correctly. The code page was incorrect. This is now fixed. BugFix: Fixed scrolling problem in the page extraction interface - Some documents could not be scrolled down far enough so that some pages were not visible. This problem has been solved. Download: PDF24 Creator 8.6.0 | 21.1 MB (Freeware) View: PDF24 Creator Homepage Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  25. Yeah, we've got ourselves a hard guy here - everyone back off! And never let it be said that he misses a chance to make himself look stupid with a needless pop at a vaguely related issue!
  26. I think this should be set as the macbook's boot screen
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