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  2. Intel shows off the Core i9-9900KS, the first CPU with all eight cores running at 5GHz by Rich Woods Computex 2019 kicks off this week, and Intel has some teasers for the things it will be showing off. This includes the Core i9-9900KS, a new special edition CPU that's designed for gamers. The company says that it's the first CPU to have all eight cores running at a turbo frequency of 5GHz. The Core i9-9900KS is certainly a beast of a CPU, although Intel didn't say much else about it, only that it's now the best gaming chip that's available. Obviously, it's not entirely different from the Core i9-9900K, so it's a 14nm processor that's built on the Coffee Lake architecture. Intel also talked a bit about Ice Lake, the codename for its next-gen CPUs, built on a 10nm process. As we already knew, it will include Gen11 graphics, although Intel says that it will have nearly double the performance of Gen 9 graphics. The firm also said that this will be the first integrated graphics solution to offer variable rate shading. Intel announced the Sunny Cove core architecture back in December, and with Ice Lake, it's combined with the Gen11 graphics. Just like with eighth-gen chips, the processor family will have Wi-Fi 6 built in; however, it will finally include built-in Thunderbolt 3. The company has a lot more to talk about at Computex, so stay tuned. If you're not in Taipei, you can watch it in the wee hours of Monday morning.
  3. I find it amusing that they couldn't manage to roll out all the update office icons at once and are still updating one or two months apart from each other. By the time they finish, they'll be starting the process all over again.
  4. Solid Knight

    Best Buy cancels all pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy Fold

    The technology doesn't seem there yet. It's too expensive, too bulky, and doesn't solve a problem people are having.
  5. Those virusses are a decade old, they are harmless. And it's not like it's hard to obtain them anyway. Stop making mountains out of molehills As "it's not hard to get then", then why pay any money for this crap just because the seller calls it art? I often question how rich people frivolously spend their money. It usually doesn't make any sense to most of us normal folks.
  6. Meh. This trick is a century old. It is called money laundering. For example, I have $1 million that I want to clean, so I create two "entities": A and B So, A sells the art to B for $1 million, so A earns $1 million while B receives the piece of art. However, A and B are I, and the art is nothing but a cheap painting. Even more, the sale could be tax-free or even tax-deductible. The trick works if the buyer is anonymous or if the buyer is using a fake untraceable company.
  7. Steven P.

    Rogue ads when using my Android phone...

    The problem is, Neowin does not have those survey award type ads at all. Whenever I report them I am told that it is possible that another site added malware to the phone or browser session. Best thing to do in the first example is to clear all data (cache) from Chrome which should empty out any rogue cookies. We only have inline mobile ads (in the page, not popped up or redirecting away).
  8. "stolen". How public office works: * They are technically clueless, they barely know how to install an application. * So practically all their technology moves thanks to third-party contractors. * Third-party contractors earn bidding thanks to a factor of experience, features, price, and bribes. So, while bribes are not the norm, it's not rare to find that the government works with cheap and unscrupulous contractors. * Now, thanks to DMCA (we need another Clinton in the WhiteHouse /s ), American hackers are legally and technically criminals. Criminals are usually not allowed to participate in public bidding. Also, it's not as easy to find a hacker. We couldn't put an ad and say "Help-wanted: hackers with experience, ideally one with a criminal record". * So finally everything is externalized to foreign hackers directly or indirectly.
  9. Just for clarification ... the ship that has been posted in this thread is not the Clotilda. They found the Clotilda around the same area. Here is a PBS clip...
  10. Yeah but in a way that makes Samsung look bad, this was a huge failure, it was a very public failure that made front page news all over the world and it should not have happened. How did internal testing not reveal these basic faults that appeared after a week or less with reviewers? What testing did Samsung do? How did they not think that people would not rip off the ‘screen protector’? I expect my Nan does more comprehensive testing on a new sponge recipe than Samsung did with the fold. They did a poor job of testing it, i suspect they didnt want staff walking around with them in public. As the leaks would have been crazy. Your Nan's sponge sounds amazing!
  11. Its more advertisers that are feeling the pinch so needed something doing. What are going to do if you are not playing games, watch TV and maybe listen to music. All places they can put ads in. The traditional things that people are buying, when they are younger cars etc. Are not being bought.
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  13. It could, but I'd argue that it probably shows up more in gaming than anywhere else. I've seen it in one of my family members. What happened? If you are ok to talk about it?
  14. Why not just get an Android One device, before the 3A/XL existed? I mean don't get me wrong, the 3A/XL are awesome phones, but the main focus there is camera/price. Android One devices get updates relatively quick as well: 2 years for OS, 3 years for security. The price range of the Android One devices tend to be cheap as well. Having said all that, in current state, I'd get the 3A/XL just for camera/price.
  15. While other "situations" are not illness anymore, in fact, even mentioning or suggesting that one of those "situations" are illness is enough to be banned and excommunicated for an eternity. Anyways, what is an illness and what is not depends on money. The videogame market is flourishing; ergo, they (WHO) think it is an excellent idea to profit from it.
  16. Yeah. I was considering saying something like "state apparatus" but I decided it is better to say something that everyone understands, even if it is not in the strictest of sense right. You know, I have this dilemma almost every time I write? I end up deciding to say, e.g., "Is your hard disk okay?" even though I know that sometimes, people may have SSDs instead of hard disks. (Actually, what I do is a valid linguistic choice too, called metonymy.) The other option, e.g. to say "is your fixed secondary storage medium okay?" sounds like something Sheldon Cooper says.
  17. Exactly. that's insane to pay that much for something like this as whoever is shelling that amount of $ has WAY too much money.
  18. City of Baltimore isn't the US Gov though.... It's part of the state of Maryland's government not the US Federal Gov
  19. adrynalyne

    Rogue ads when using my Android phone...

    @Steven P.
  20. In real life, the eventual reward is a roof over your head and food in your stomach. It makes sense to me that sometimes other areas of functioning have to take a back seat to secure those. When video games start having that effect, it's detrimental to you and any dependents.
  21. Microsoft Weekly: 1903 for everyone, many a game in the cloud, and changing icons by Florin Bodnarescu With another week gone, it’s time for us to take a look at just what’s taken place during the last seven days in the world of Microsoft. The May 2019 Update started rolling out at long last, it was revealed that Project xCloud technically supports 3,500 titles currently – with more on the way -, and a fair few apps have gotten icon overhauls. Of course, that’s just a small fraction of the news, so be sure to find all that, and the usual bit extra, in your Microsoft digest for the week of May 18-24. 1903 for everyone While last week there was speculation in regards to exactly when Microsoft would start rolling out 1903 – or the May 2019 Update -, with either May 21 or 28 being likely candidates, this week we got the answer. The firm chose the former date, something which it did after 1903 had been in testing in the Release Preview ring for a month and a half. Among its new features there’s the reworked light theme, which now encompasses more of the UI, Windows Sandbox, as well as the ability to now uninstall more of the built-in apps like 3D Viewer, Groove Music, and many more. This feature update is different to previous ones in that it will ask you whether you want to install 1903 or not when you hit the ‘Check for updates’ button. Folks who simply want to install security or cumulative updates but not the feature update, now have the option to do so. The above change was made in response to previous feature updates sometimes severely affecting the system – see 1809 – due to a number of either known or freshly discovered issues. 1903 still has its fair share of those, like audio loss with Dolby Atmos headphones and home theater, brightness settings not responding to adjustments on devices with certain Intel display drivers, and duplicate folders appearing if known folders like Documents are redirected. There are also issues with Wi-Fi connectivity loss, BattlEye anti-cheat software, or Intel Audio, and these are due to outdated software. It’s up to the game developers / driver makers to fix them. Some features have been deprecated in 1903 though, like the sync capability in the messaging app. This is because the Your Phone app pretty much supplants it. In addition to that, the XDDM-based remote display driver is planned for removal in an upcoming release, as is the roaming of taskbar settings, dropping of support for Wi-Fi networks using WEP and TKIP security, Windows To Go – which doesn’t support feature updates and requires a special kind of USB connection -, and the Print 3D app. The good news is that if you’re on a Surface Studio 2, Pro 6, Laptop 2, Book 2, Laptop first-gen, Surface Pro 2017, the original Surface Studio, the original Surface Book and the Pro 4, as well as the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3, these all got updates in preparation for the May 2019 Update. In a bit of a surprising move, Microsoft pushed out build 18362.116 (KB4505057) for the May 2019 Update (1903) back when it was in the Slow and Release Preview rings, fixing the issue with HTTP Strict Transport Security in IE11 and Edge on some gov.uk sites, plus the bug whereby installation may fail with error “0x800f081f- CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING.” A little later, 1903 was serviced again, this time bringing the build up to 18362.145 (KB4497935) and fixing a number of known issues like the system’s inability to install if a USB drive was connected, as well as problems with Night Light. Rounding off this section are a couple of post Patch Tuesday fixes that Microsoft has rolled out for two Windows 10 flavors: October 2018 Update (1809): KB4497934, build 17763.529 – addresses a number of issues, including some Edge-related ones – like looping redirects between it and IE11 -, as well as bugs with UserRights policies, ActiveX controls, Active Directory and Surface Hub problems, and more. Known issues: PXE boot issues on devices with WDS servers configured to use Variable Window Extension; Operations like rename may fail when performed on files or folders within a Cluster Shared Volume (STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL 0xC00000A5); Some Asian language packs installed may receive error 0x800f0982 after installing KB4493509; Attempting to print from Edge or a UWP app will give you this error: “Your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. 0x80070007e”. Anniversary Update (1607) LTSC, Server 2016: KB4499177, build 14393.2999 – fixes issues with a number of date and time formats, improves performance of case-insensitive string comparison functions like as_stricmp(), addresses the issue with caused sign-in to fail with “Incorrect Username or password” when using an empty or null password, and more. Known issues: PXE boot issues on devices with WDS servers configured to use Variable Window Extension; Operations like rename may fail when performed on files or folders within a Cluster Shared Volume (STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL 0xC00000A5); In addition, there are two other ones: one relates to the ‘2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)’ error after installing KB4467684, while the other relates to SCVMM being unable to enumerate and manage local switches on the host post-update. Furthermore, after installing this update, Server 2016 with Hyper-V enabled may enter Bitlocker recovery mode and give error “0xC0210000”. Many a game in the cloud Kicking off this section is a bit of news concerning messaging via the Xbox app on PC. Specifically, this is about group messages which no longer work as of May 23. This is because the app is being updated with a secondary inbox for non-friends, GIF support and so on, and group messaging is getting the axe. That’s not to say it won’t come back, as Microsoft has confirmed it intends to add it once more in a future Windows update. On a related note, both iOS and Android Xbox apps have gotten messaging-centric updates, with better performance, and the aforementioned secondary inbox for non-friends. The Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 got a tweak too, adding new widgets for Broadcast and Capture, a Spotify widget, new social features, UI customization, and much more. It’s now available for Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) and above. Phil Spencer has stated that he wants to make gaming more inclusive, a stance which presumably led to the deal with Sony on streaming services. In fact, the partnership between the two companies apparently came out of left field for PlayStation employees, which were unaware and thus stunned by the announcement. Speaking of streaming, Microsoft’s Project xCloud apparently already supports over 3,500 games on the Xbox One – including those on the Backward Compatibility list -, with a further 1,900 being in development specifically for the home console. That brings the total to 5,400 titles, quite the impressive lineup for the service that’s not yet available to the public. Further sweetening the whole situation is the fact that when a game is updated on the Xbox Store, it’s automatically updated for xCloud. Now Microsoft already has some experience with game streaming, as Xbox Game Pass has its FastStart feature (similar to the approach Blizzard takes for its games), prioritizing game files required to start, while continuing to download the rest of the game in the background. That translates into the title being playable before the entire download concludes. On the subject of Xbox Game Pass, there are some more games coming to the service including Metal Gear Survive and The Banner Saga, both of which have been made available as of May 23, plus Void Bastards that’s coming May 29, and Dead by Daylight Special Edition headed for a May 30 release, joined by Outer Wilds on the same day. In addition to those, there’s Full Metal Furies on June 6 – an Xbox Play Anywhere title -, as well as The Banner Saga 2 and Superhot on the same day. Finally, if you’re a fan of Gears of War and Funko Pop! figurines, a new wave of such plastic collectibles was released on Thursday. Changing icons In true Microsoft tradition of slowly chipping away at inconsistencies in the OS, the company has unveiled a new icon for Access, its database offering in Office 2019 and 365. This brings it more in line with the style overhaul announced late last year, though offerings like InfoPath and Publisher are still sporting the 2013-era simplistic icons for now. The Your Phone app and its Your Phone Companion equivalent on Android got new icons too, following the Redmond giant’s testing of a few different variants. Beta testers of the Microsoft Launcher, specifically version 5.5, were treated to not only a bunch of expected fixes, but also a feature called Adaptive Icons, which allows the user to pick a specific icon container shape and have it be consistent across apps. And speaking of adapting, the Microsoft Launcher icon itself received a small tweak to adapt to the new approach to iconography. Last but not least, the icons for Visual Studio Code have received their latest round of tweaks, with updated variants for Insiders available now, and stable builds to follow in early June. The Visual Studio Code Explorer builds will also get an updated icon, though there’s no ETA on that for now. The Fast ring Microsoft now has a patent for the creation of a personalized travel diary. OneNote on iOS now allows you to set pictures as backgrounds. Huawei’s laptops are no longer available in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft kicked off Open Notre Dame for sharing open data in the restoration effort. A Windows 10 zero-day was published to GitHub by SandboxEscaper. Microsoft detailed how scientists use its AI-centric apps to help the environment. The Redmond giant wants to bring broadband connectivity to rural U.S. veterans. Microsoft and Eneco have announced a new wind energy agreement. There’s a new book from Microsoft which details the role of AI in manufacturing. Microsoft Garage has unveiled the Read My World app to help with vocabulary learning. GitHub has acquired Dependabot, launched GitHub Sponsors. Microsoft and Brilliant have launched an interactive course on quantum computing. Hot corner Hot corner is a section of The Fast ring dedicated to highlighting five Microsoft-related stories that haven’t been covered over here, but might be of interest. If you’ve had Data Ingestion and Alert Notification issues in Azure Portal, those have now been solved. There’s now Azure Pipelines integration available for Microsoft Teams. You’ll soon be able to restrict who has access to specific VPP tokes, based on their roles in Intune for Education. The Exchange Server 2019 Sizing Calculator is now available. The MSIX Toolkit is now available on GitHub. Logging off To cap off this column, we end with some good news about Edgium, Microsoft’s Chromium-based version of Edge. First off there’s build 76.0.167.1 of the Edge Dev branch, which finally enables the browser’s dark mode by default, following your operating system preference, of course. While 76.0.167.0 was the initial release, some folks were having problems with the browser not launching, so if you’re in that situation, do make sure to update to 76.0.167.1. On a related note, the Canary branch of Edgium is finally available for testing on macOS, specifically build 76.0.169.0. No word on when the Dev branch will be made available, however. Missed any of the previous columns? Be sure to have a look right here.
  22. Great tune you`re listening to there Rich
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