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To Dual Graphics or Not to Dual Graphics: SLI and Crossfire

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Last week we made a build for 4k gaming and used two GTX 970s in SLI in order to have enough performance. One of the main concerns that some had was if the pros outweigh the cons when you SLI/Crossfire. Today, we’re going to look over some of the pros and cons of using two graphics cards in SLI from Nvidia or ... Read More »

**Update** Facebook and Instagram were down seemingly worldwide

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Since about 1:10am EST, Facebook and Instagram were down potentially globally. The sites have since been restored at least for some users. A massive influx of reports of Facebook and Instagram being down hit Twitter on the Facebook and Instagram hashtags, as well as www.downrightnow.com and www.isitdownrightnow.com, which seemed to be having trouble coping with the increased traffic. It is unknown ... Read More »

Lizard Squad hacks Malaysian Airlines

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Malaysian Airlines official website was hacked earlier today.  The attacked changed the webpage’s wallpaper to a picture of single Malaysian Airlines plane, with the words ‘404 – Plane not found’, a joke that references last year’s Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, a plane that disappeared mid-flight and whose whereabouts is still unknown.  The message then continued with “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate Greetz ... Read More »

New Law In Taiwan Limits Screen Time For Kids

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“Just five more minutes!” Famous words uttered out of the mouths of many children, now to be a thing of the past in the country of Taiwan. Electronic entertainment in the form of computers, phones, and tablets may be cut short for Taiwanese children. The Republic of China has passed a new law that’s punishable up to a NT$50,000 fine if ... Read More »

Coinbase Launched as First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange

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Coinbase, a cryptocurrency startup based in San Francisco, has launched a licensed bitcoin exchange in the United States. Coinbase has claimed that this new exchange is the first compliant to U.S market regulations and backed by the New York Stock Exchange but this assertion has been already challenged by those knowledgeable of cryptocurrency. Read More »

Google Removes its Services from Crimea

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As previously reported on TechRaptor, both Apple and Steam have complied with sanctions against Crimea and will not allow the use of their online stores by Crimean based users. Paypal as well has recently announced they would also be complying with the sanctions, and would not be able to offer the full range of its service to people locate in ... Read More »

NBA bringing courtside seats to you with virtual reality

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Anyone doubting that 2015 will be the year that VR comes to the masses need only listen to NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Speaking at a business conference in London, Silver confirmed that the NBA is planning to bring the courtside experience to fans around the world through the Oculus rift headset. Even local fans won’t have to shell out the ... Read More »

NIST Releases Crypto Process Second Draft

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The National Institute on Standards and Technology (NIST) released the second draft of a process document describing how NIST develops cryptographic standards in an announcement on Friday. The second draft of NIST IR7797: NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines contains updates to the first draft written in February 2014, as well as changes to the process in response to feedback from ... Read More »

China’s Stranglehold on VPN Services Tightens

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“He who controls information controls the world.” These words have never been truer in the current case of the Chinese government and their ongoing attempts to censor the flow of information into China. PCworld released an article yesterday detailing how several companies that run VPNs (virtual private network) have seen their clients lose access to the services. VPN access has always ... Read More »

Updated: Benchmarks Show GTX 970 Has a Major Flaw

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Update: Nvidia has responded to complaints about the GTX 970. “The GeForce GTX 970 is equipped with 4GB of dedicated graphics memory.  However the 970 has a different configuration of SMs than the 980, and fewer crossbar resources to the memory system. To optimally manage memory traffic in this configuration, we segment graphics memory into a 3.5GB section and a ... Read More »