When Microsoft first launched Windows 8 back in October 2012 many users were excited about it, but it really failed to impress. After using it many users switched back to Windows 7 or just did not upgrade at all. Market share data provided by StatCounter shows that Windows 8 lost nearly half of users in the last 12 months.
About a week and a half ago I received two e-mails from both Paypal and Starbucks letting me know that I reloaded my Starbucks card with not one, but two $75 payments. That was a surprise to me as I did not reload my card. Upon accessing my account the card the money was put on was removed and I was out $150. I thought it was just a random isolated incident, but it looks like this is the latest way hackers have been stealing money from unsuspecting customers.
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Gigabyte has released their latest motherboard, which is the Z97X-Game Plus. It has been designed to compete with products like the ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer that are loaded with gamer-centric features at around the $150 price point. The board will be particularly appealing to gamers doing NVIDIA builds as the color scheme of the board is black with neon green accents.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about some new information on the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, the expected launch date of AMD’s R9 300 series, the 7 new Windows 10 versions & more!
It has been reported that Intel will officially launch their Broadwell desktop processors on June 2nd 2015. These include the Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C. The June 2nd launch date makes the launch just in time for Computex 2015, which kicks off that day.
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC components, today announced the availability of the world’s first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits. Available in Corsair’s Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum Series lines, the new 128GB capacities give content creators an unprecedented amount of high-speed DDR4 SDRAM for memory-hungry applications.
Blizzard has just announced the first-ever global tournament series for their free-to-play game Heroes of the Storm. The competition will feature regional championship tournaments for the Americas, Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan regions, with the top eight teams duking it out at the Heroes of the Storm World Championship at BlizzCon on November 6–7 in Anaheim.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have James Walter’s “Parvum Warfare” build. Here is what he had to say about it, “Here we go yet again! Here’s my first of two builds this fall, another team up with Parvum Systems, this time for a highly customized Advanced Warfare themed mITX build. Originally I was set for a totally different theme but then last week at Gamescom Microsoft showed off their limited Advanced Warfare controller and console. I then switched themes and have decided to tread familiar ground in doing a build inspired by another Xbox One controller. I just couldn’t help myself. I’m pretty inspired by the controllers color pallet, it’s very unique and I think this build will turn out completely amazing with the plans I have.”
Microsoft has just announced all of the editions for Windows 10, which includes 7 in total. The company has decided to unify Windows 10 across its PC, workstation and handheld platforms. Windows 10 has been highly anticipated and will bring with it DirectX 12 support, the new Edge web browser, Microsoft’s Cortana voice-based assistant, better Bing integration and more.
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