Monday, January 20, 2020

AMD Strengthens Senior Leadership Team

AMD announced several promotions and a new hire to strengthen its senior leadership team to further enable the company’s continued growth. AMD announced four senior vice president promotions:
  • Nazar Zaidi to senior vice president of Cores, Server SoC and Systems IP Engineering with continued responsibility for leading the development of leadership CPU cores, server SoCs and system IP.
  • Andrej Zdravkovic to senior vice president of Software Development, leading the teams responsible for all aspects of AMD software strategy and development across AMD graphics, client and data center products.
  • Spencer Pan to senior vice president of Greater China Sales and president of AMD Greater China, with responsibility for leading all sales and go-to-market activities for AMD in Greater China and expansion of strategic partner and customer relationships in the region.
  • Jane Roney to senior vice president of Business Operations, responsible for aligning and scaling critical business processes across the company to support growth and help ensure consistent execution.

Autonomous Driving Gets the Human Touch at CES 2020

Autonomous driving technology aims to eliminate the human at the wheel. However, the latest plans for the car of the future envision a greater integration of human-machine interaction throughout the rest of the vehicle. At CES 2020, companies showed how they’re working toward safer and more efficient transportation. Drawing inspiration from creative concepts in other industries, and even trying out new areas of technological expertise, NVIDIA DRIVE partners showcased new ideas for human and machine harmony in the coming decade.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Game-Breaking Exploit Found In 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'

Looks like Infinity Ward has some patching to do.

Professional "Call of Duty" player Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson has recently shared a video of a game-breaking exploit on St. Petrograd in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." This is not the first time players have shared their frustration with the game, but what makes it worse is that Infinity Ward does not fix these exploits quickly enough.

Halo MCC PC Development Update

Though a bit hard to find, this post on the Halo Waypoint forums offers the latest update on Halo: CE PC.

The team is currently working towards having the first Halo: CE PC flight to Rings 1 and 2 by the end of this month with the goal of expanding to Ring 3 in February. For those who are wondering, “What are these rings you are talking about? Do we need to locate the Ark to join these flights?” No, you are safe from the Great Journey with this test. These Rings are different external groups we work with to help validate the builds we are wanting to flight and help us isolate critical issues prior to expanding to large scale flighting. A full breakdown of Flighting Rings and can be found in this previous Flighting Update from last year

Joe Biden Calls Industry Exec A 'Little Creep'

Ummm, I blame dementia for just about everything this dude says.

Okay, but who’s the creep? Biden doesn’t say, and Warzel said later on Twitter that he didn’t get a chance to follow up. At the risk of spoiling the ending: We can’t figure out who it is. But here’s who it could be.

AMD confirms ‘NVIDIA Killer’ Will Be Out In 2020

For the record, AMD has NEVER called this card an "NVIDIA Killer." You can blame the usual sites for starting that crap.

In a video interview entitled ‘The Bring Up’ posted on YouTube by AMD (see below), Lisa Su noted that people were wondering about Big Navi – said high-end GPU, which has previously been referred to as the ‘Nvidia killer’ in terms of how it will take on the top-end RTX cards.

Ubisoft Shakeup to Improve Gaming Experience

And the award for "PR speak" goes to our friends at Ubisoft for this gem:

We are reinforcing our editorial team to be more agile and better accompany our development teams around the world as they create the best gaming experiences for players.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pornhub Sued By Deaf Man For Lack of Subtitles

You can't make this stuff up folks. Also, seeing Pornhub's response, the guy is blind as well as deaf.

Yaroslav Suris is suing the popular porn site claiming it's denied the deaf and hearing-impaired access to its videos that others can easily enjoy. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Suris says a lack of closed-captioning violates their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Reeven Justice II CPU Cooler Review

Need a new CPU cooler for your burning hot processor? According to the crew at TweakTown, the Reeven Justice II might be just what you are looking for.

Borderlands 3 Hotfixes

I missed this the other day. The good news is that they didn't patch the Face-Puncher / Roided Rough Rider glitch. You can still one shot bosses all day while loot farming.

Zalman Z7 Neo Review

Head on over to OCInside for their review of the Zalman Z7 Neo mid-tower case.

This time we will focus on the low-priced midi tower case Z7 Neo, which offers two real glass panels and four RGB fans including the corresponding controller despite its low price. What other clever features are hidden in the case is revealed in the following review.

Cool System Build of the Day

I've always been a sucker for water cooled systems that use metal pipes. Hit the link to see the complete build.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Another Eye Doctor Appointment

I am off to the eye doctor. Yay! This means that I will be out of the office for the rest of the day. Hopefully I will SEE you all tomorrow! Get it?!? That was an eye joke...

Windows 7 Is Dead. But not for Professional Overclockers

No overclocking article is complete without a quote from Joe Stepongzi!

“We care more about performance than security,” professional overclocker Joe Stepongzi, also known for Bearded Hardware, explained to Tom’s Hardware. “It’s all about bleeding-edge performance. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Until September 17th

Nooooo!

"We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done," the studio tweeted in an announcement explaining the move.

Facebook Backs Off Controversial Plan to Sell Ads in WhatsApp

According to The Wall Street Journal , Facebook is having second thoughts about selling ads on WhatsApp.

Facebook Inc. is backing away from efforts to sell ads in WhatsApp, in a retreat from a controversial plan that drove the creators of the popular messaging service to resign more than 18 months ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

All the Problems with CES | Laziness, Lying, & Bad Products

I'm not sure how this is any different from any other year but this is still pretty interesting. Thanks to Jay C. for the heads up.

What Is Active Learning?

Reading one book on a particular subject won’t make you an expert. Nor will reading multiple books containing similar material. Truly mastering a skill or area of knowledge requires lots of information coming from a diversity of sources. The same is true for autonomous driving and other AI-powered technologies.


Microsoft Announces It Will Be Carbon Negative By 2030

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint. By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.