Back around mid-March, Nvidia released its game ready GeForce 347.88 WHQL driver, the recommended driver for Battlefield Hardline players, which coincided with the release. At the time, Nvidia also launched its new flagship graphics card, the GeForce Titan X. Everything seemed to go to plan, except that some gamers began complaining that the new drivers were causing crashes in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. If you're one of them, you may find relief in Nvidia's GeForce 350.05 hotfix.
It was on April 4, 1975, that Paul Allen and Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Gates hadn't even turned 20-years-old at the time, and Allen wasn't much older at 22. Yet what they created changed everything. In reflecting on the past 40 years of Microsoft's existence, Gates talked about the shared goal he and Allen had of seeing a computer on every desk in every home, a rather bold vision for the time. They pretty much accomplished that goal, but it's Microsoft's 50th anniversary that has Gates particularly excited.
Expired security certificate caused Gmail to wig out
Procrastinating kids trying to email the Easter Bunny on Saturday using their Gmail account may have run into some trouble getting their messages sent. That's because a "majority" of Gmail users, or hundreds of millions, were affected by a problem that Google later identified as an expired security certificate on the server that's responsible for handling outbound Gmail messages.
Another day, another Windows 10 leak. So what if it’s not even been a week since the release of the last official Windows 10 Technical Preview build (10049)? It’s never too soon for a build leak. But you’re going to have to lower your expectations a touch this time as build 10051 — the one that has just leaked — isn’t much farther along in the development cycle than the last official release.
Microsoft won plaudits from privacy advocates when it released Internet Explorer 10 in 2012 with the Do Not Track (DNT) option enabled by default. For obvious reasons, the move didn't go down well with advertisers, who saw it as an act of overbearing unilateralism on the company's part. Microsoft, though, remained steadfast ... until now.
Production of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor has now ceased. Coming some nine months after the $200 PC-compatible variant of Xbox One's powerful motion-sensing camera first began shipping, Microsoft says the move is designed to allow it to “consolidate the whole Kinect for Windows experience around a single sensor": the $150 Kinect for Xbox Onecamera.
E-tailers begin taking pre-orders for the Intel Compute Stick
ARM had the whole PC-on-a-stick market to itself not that long ago, but that changed in October when a Chinese company began selling what was an otherwise ordinary looking HDMI dongle, save for one glaring oddity: the iconic "Intel Inside" logo. Soon Intel itself joined in the fun, announcing the Bay Trail-powered Compute Stick at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January. That device now has a release date.
With Easter right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to update our old software easter eggs story to encompass 20 of our favorites. Do you have a personal favorite software Easter egg? Or perhaps you'd like to share one that we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments below!
How does 2,400MB/s read performance suit your fancy?
Intel's new 750 Series solid state drives should come with a label that reads, 'Warning, may cause whiplash and will result in uncontrollable giddiness'. After all, Intel's 750 Series takes center stage as the company's highest performing client SSD to date, with performance that's more than four times better than that of most SATA-based SSDs. The trick lies in utilizing four lanes of PCIe 3.0 and the NVM Express (NVMe) standard.
Samsung's been on a roll with releasing solid state drives that offer high performance at comparatively reasonable price points. One of those drive series is the 850 Evo, which Samsung is now offering in M.2 and mSATA form factors. They're about one-tenth the weight of a traditional 2.5-inch SSD, and of course smaller, making them ideal candidates for high performing ultrathin systems.