Free speech, targeted ads, and the quest to unspread misinformation
Sunday marked the 28th anniversary in which Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web concept, submitted his original proposal to CERN that ultimately became the first standard for the internet.
Combo CD/DVD/BD burner and UHD Blu-ray player
The industry has been awaiting the release of the first UHD Blu-ray disc drives for PCs ever since the Ultra HD standard was announced during CES 2016. Nearly fifteen months later, it appears that Pioneer will be one of the first manufacturers to offer a combo drive supporting CD/DVD/Blu-ray writing along with UHD Blu-ray playback.
12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year
According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).
Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection
In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.
Game Ready, GTX 1080 Ti support and DirectX 12
Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 378.78 driver which brings support for Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, further optimizations for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands game as well as should improve performance in DirectX 12 titles.