Sorry spammers, you need to pay $5 per account to keep enjoying the service
With spam on Steam getting out of hand and users becoming increasingly fed up, Valve has finally stepped in. The company has tweaked the prerequisites for lifting of limits on new user accounts. As first pointed out by Reddit user “KillahInstinct”, Valve now requires that a user spend a minimum of $5 in order for the various limits on all new user accounts to be lifted.
Nvidia’s latest and greatest GPUs remain unchallenged
Advanced Micro Devices will talk about its much-awaited (and long overdue) next-gen graphics cards later in this quarter, the company’s CEO Lisa Su said in an earnings call earlier this week. This is significant because if there was ever a need for a graphics card refresh, it’s right now.
As evil as some tech companies are, most of them can’t hold a candle against some of Hollywood’s most vile fictitious tech companies. For instance, EA might be one of the most hated companies in America, but against Cyberdyne Systems and Skynet? Fuggedaboutit. With that said, we have compiled a list of our favorite fake companies that we love to hate.
Have you used Bing lately? An increasing number of people are, and perhaps one day it will earn verb status the way Google has. In the meantime, Microsoft can celebrate snagging a 20.1 percent share of the search market as of the end of March, up from 19.8 percent at the end of February. It's also the first time that Microsoft has crossed over the 20 percent mark, according to data provided by comScore.
Building a computer isn't all that difficult. Though it may seem like a daunting proposition to anyone who's never assembled a PC before, it's really just a matter of preparation and patience. Where things tend to get a little more challenging is when you aim for a professional looking build like the boutique vendors offer. How do they do it? See for yourself -- boutique builder Origin PC is going to live stream the construction of a Millennium desktop PC later this month.
So, you've decided to build a website but don't know where to start, is that it? You're not alone. This is the Internet era, after all, and there are countless reasons why you might want a website of your own. It could be something as simple as an online photo album to share with family and friends, or a blog for your ramblings on whichever topics tickle your fancy. Or maybe your needs are more professional in nature and you're looking at constructing an e-commerce site to sell your one-of-a-kind thingamajigs.
So, you've gone and picked up a speedy solid state drive for your new build and plan to use it as a boot drive -- that's a righteous plan. Now, what to do with all those vacation photos, work documents, home videos, and all the other data that won't fit on your SSD, at least not without uninstalling a stockpile of games? Don't stress, the solution is simple -- just look at today's top deal for a WD Black 4TB Internal Hard Drive for $200 with free shipping (normally $213 - use coupon code: [ESCARKR48]). While not on the level of an SSD, it is a 7200 RPM HDD with 64MB of cache. And it's backed by a 5-year warranty.
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Amended search partnership gives Yahoo more flexibility
Yahoo search is changing, though you won't notice it right away. As is stands now, Yahoo search is powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine. For the majority, that won't change, though for others, it might. As part of the new search deal between Yahoo and Microsoft, Yahoo will be allowed to display its own search results and ads for up to half the searches performed by visitors to its sites and applications.
We still have a few months to go before official Steam Machine systems enter the market, but in the meantime, OEMs, boutique builders, and hardware players continue to get a jump start on the category with PC gaming consoles built around Windows 8.1 and Steam's Big Picture mode. One such model is the Asus ROG GR6, the newest PC game box that's sure to grab attention from your entertainment center.
Can't decide on whether you want a blue or red LED backlight on the your keyboard? The neat thing about the current crop of RGB keyboards is that you don't have to decide -- you have around 16.8 million colors at your disposal, so you can change your mind on a whim, or combine different colors for different parts of the keyboard. So it goes with Razer's BlackWidow Tournament Edition keyboard, a mechanical plank with lots of LED backlighting options that's now available to purchase.