Nvidia, AMD tease secretive new hardware at VR event

From PC World: If secretive new hardware from the big dogs in PC graphics gets your mouth watering, the VRLA virtual reality event in Los Angeles was the place to be this weekend. Both Nvidia and AMD were at the event, showing off unreleased VR-related gear to attendees.

The most surprising appearance came from Nvidia, which whipped out a more refined prototype of the Light Field Display prototype headset that was first revealed at Siggraph 2015 in August with an almost View Master-esque design. The version revealed at VRLA looks much more appealing.

Twitter shakeup sees departure of top execs

From CNET: Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced the departure of multiple department heads on Sunday, marking the biggest management shakeup since he returned to run the social network in mid-2015.

Chromebooks are siphoning market share from Windows PCs

From ComputerWorld: Shipments of PCs with Google's Chrome OS are growing at the expense of Windows laptops and desktops, as the PC market suffers through its biggest slump since 2008.

Especially popular are Chromebooks, which are basic Chrome OS laptops for Web computing. Low-price Chromebooks are attractive to students, educational institutions and budget buyers.

Microsoft won't support many Skylake PCs without Windows 10

From InfoWorld: Microsoft's Windows chief, Terry Myerson, has posted a rambling blog, "Windows 10 embracing silicon innovation," that had little to do with Windows 10 or silicon (processor chip) innovation. Instead, for those who read far enough, it revealed that Microsoft will not provide critical updates for Windows 7 or 8.1 running on many PCs using the Intel Skylake CPU released last summer -- and already used in some new PCs. Microsoft today followed up with a list of the Skylake PCs that will get critical Windows updates.

Are screen savers an outdated concept?

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Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB Review (Page 1 of 10)

If I asked you what the fastest way to transfer 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles is, what would your answer be? If you answered anything along the line of establishing a Gigabit connection over a fiber optic network of some sort, then you are wrong. Even if that connection speed was sustainable -- and I am betting it probably is not -- it would take nearly eighteen hours for this task to complete. On the other hand, a quick online search indicates a direct flight from New York to Los Angeles takes only six hours and twenty minutes. This means, theoretically, the fastest way to transfer 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles would be to simply put all your data onto a hard drive, and send it off by plane. As you can see, if you want to be on the cutting edge, sometimes, you need to jump to a whole different level to achieve your goal. Over the last couple of months, I have covered some pretty awesome hard drives, like the Western Digital Black WD6001FZWX 6TB and Red Pro WD6001FFWX 6TB. However, as awesome as these drives are, they are still consumer grade drives. If you want to jump to a whole different class of awesomeness, Seagate has something in store for you. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB not only offers seriously massive storage (Yes, you can use this drive to ship 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles via plane), but also enhanced reliability and optimized workload performance. Whether you are an IT manager working at a local datacenter or a geeky enthusiast searching for some mind blowing storage disk, what will $550 get you? We took one in to find out.

Patriot Viper V560 Review (Page 1 of 4)

When I lived in South Africa, our house had an area covered in ivy, with a little rock path leading through it. We had four dogs; one of which was a Jack Russell terrier. The other three dogs were two Labradors and a pretty aggressive Dachshund. One of the Labradors was a really big dog, but he was a teddy bear at heart, and never got mad or aggressive. The Jack Russell terrier was the interesting one I will be telling a story of today. All of these dogs were very energetic and extremely fast, so they were used for fox hunting. In our ivy field, there were mice, and our dog really enjoyed to jump around in the ivy to get rid of all her energy, while getting some hunting done at the same time. It was quite a funny sight to see this dog, as she looked both like a bunny and a fox jumping up and then straight down. Soon enough, the problem disappeared, because of how effective she was at getting rid of all the mice. In fact, sometimes, we had to deal with the dead mice when she killed them without eating them. My uncle used to have a Jack Russell terrier as well, and it killed snakes pretty frequently, since he lived on a farm. Snakes also hunt mice, and they are also extremely fast, especially a viper. Would it not be ironic to name a computer mouse a viper? Maybe just to me, since I enjoy terrible jokes. However, I think naming a computer mouse after a viper is a good idea, if the product matches the characteristics of the snake, such as its speed and accuracy. I think we can all agree speed and accuracy are great qualities to find in a computer mouse, especially if it is used for gaming. Today, we have the Patriot Viper V560 laser mouse. Read on to find out if the Viper V560 matches the characteristics of its name!

SAP sees cloud, support revenue topping software by 2018

From ComputerWorld: German business software maker SAP expects its revenue from cloud subscriptions and support to be higher than its revenue from software licenses in 2018, reflecting an industry trend.

This would be a dramatic shift for a company, which earlier had licenses and support of its business software as its mainstay business. There was considerable skepticism whether it would be able to quickly make the transition to the cloud with a new revenue model based on subscriptions rather than one-time payments.

FortiGuard SSH backdoor found in more Fortinet security appliances

From PC World: Network security vendor Fortinet has identified an authentication issue that could give remote attackers administrative control over some of its products.

The issue, which was described as a FortiGuard SSH (Secure Shell) backdoor, was originally disclosed earlier this month by an anonymous researcher, who also published exploit code for it.

Google reportedly paid Apple $1B to be default search engine on iPhones

From CNET: How important is it to Google to be the first place iPhone users go to for search results? Important enough that the Web giant reportedly pays its biggest rival in mobile big bucks for the privilege.


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