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Is HBM a viable technology for GPUs? Yes, Yes it is… just not right now
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Over the last couple of days, we have received information that would indicate nVidia is not moving to HBM 2 for their consumer GPUs (outside of some extremely high-end models). Instead, they appear to be focusing on improvements found in…
Did Intel Repond to Threadripper, or just to Ryzen in General?
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Computex 2017 is done, the hangovers are pretty much gone, and what do we have to show for it? Well… we have a new fight for fanboys and review sites alike to talk about. This is the fight between AMD’s…
Where are we now with VR?
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01 June 2017
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Where are we now with VR?

This is going to be a little bit of a departure from how we would normally approach covering specific technology. Instead of addressing the state of hardware based on what we have actually worked with, we are going to look…
Product Testing for Security Tools Must Change or Things Will Go From Bad To Worse
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If you have been paying attention to the technical news lately you might have noticed more than a few articles pointing fingers back and forth between the AntiMalware company Cylance and the… well the industry. The argument (if you have…
Conumers have a blind spot when it comes to IoT and Security
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The Internet of Things, or IoT, Connected Devices, Smart devices whatever you want to call them have become a fixture in most homes. It has gotten to the point where you have to look hard to find a device that…
Enigma Responds to Press over BleepingComputer lawsuit.
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About a week ago we brought you news that Enigma Software had filed a lawsuit against BleepingComputer alleging that they were posting items that were defamatory in nature. At the time of the article we linked the page that BC…
BleepingComputer hit with SLAPP suit from Enigma Software over comparrion thread.
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The term SLAPP is one that most people might not be aware of. To put it bluntly SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) lawsuits are ones that attempt to censor information or public discourse on a particular topic. The most…
Is Virtual Reality really the next IT technology?
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01 February 2016
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Is Virtual Reality really the next IT technology?

It is said that nature abhors a vacuum and that is certainly true. Something will come along to fill the void if we let nature take its course. Unfortunately this law is a little mutated in the consumer electronics market…
The race to HBM2 for the future VR GPU performance crown
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On the 19th of January Samsung announced that they had begun mass production of their 4GB HBM 2.0 3D memory. This announcement was the starting gun for the next big GPU race. As we know both AMD and NVIDIA are…
BMG wants Cox to give up personal information on suspected Pirates
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The world of copyright and patents is one of ignorance, greed and just plain stupidity. This is, sadly, on just about all sides of the game. From the people complaining all the way to the judges asked to decide these…
When is encryption not encryption? When it is faked.
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In the war against (yes against) encryption there are many things to hide behind. One of the most frequently used is that criminals will use it to mask their dastardly deeds. The term criminal is, of course interchangeable with just…
Cyber Sex in the… well really anywhere you want now with VR and connected devices.
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The “adult toy” has been around for a very, very long time. They have examples of them going back to the Egyptians and earlier. For thousands of years they were pretty much the same with a few add-ons to make…
Security and Privacy are the same argument.
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22 January 2016
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Security and Privacy are the same argument.

In the fast paced and insanely stupid argument between privacy advocates and national security advocates we often hear how we need to give up one or the other. The security guys say that privacy will block criminal activity so we…
HBM Vs GDDR in 2016 for the GPU crown.
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14 December 2015
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HBM Vs GDDR in 2016 for the GPU crown.

As most people are aware, AMD dropped the first GPUs to utilize HBM (High Bandwidth Memory). These GPUs use a form of HBM called 2.5D which requires the use of an interproser layer than both the memory and the GPU…
When will enough be enough when it comes to IoT security? VTech and Hello Barbie
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When things are not quite right you always hope for that “ah-ha” moment when everyone realizes the issue and will actually begin to work on a solution. For connected devices we have been hoping for that since they were first…
It’s a failure of imagination that will always get you
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Back in 2007 or so I was asked to write a white paper on the subject of why Intel was able to pass AMD as quickly as they did. This is back in the AM2+ days when Intel was dropping…