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[H] Enthusiast Archives: June 2016 Archive Listing

Thursday June 30, 2016

Some Guy Owns 5,000 Games On Steam

If you thought you had an impressive collection of games on Steam, you've got to see this guy's collection. With 5,019 games owned (and 3,372 DLC), that means he owns over half of all the games on Steam. The cherry on top of the cake? He just hit level 1,049 as well. eek!

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[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases: Enermax Ostrog ADV LED Tower @ Hardware Overclock

Storage: Toshiba HK4R Enterprise SSD @ SSD Review

Plextor M7V 512GB SSD @ CDRLabs

Video: AMD Radeon RX 480 @ HT4U

AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB vs. 8GB @ Legit Reviews

EVGA GTX 1070 SuperClocked @ MadShrimps

AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Review

The crew over at TechARP has posted a review of the AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card today. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.

The AMD Radeon RX 480 is no beauty, with its slab-sided cooler. Neither is it the fastest kid on the block. But if you are a gamer on a budget, you are going to thank AMD for creating the Radeon RX 480. Yes, while AMD may tout 1440p gaming as the Radeon RX 480’s sweet spot, our preliminary results show that it is best used for 1080p gaming. You can use it for 1440p gaming if you are not fussy about achieving 60 fps.


U.S. Opens Investigation Into Fatal Tesla Crash

It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Even though you should know better than to use the beta "autopilot" feature on the Tesla, someone didn't listen and now they are dead and the safety of the vehicles is being called into question. frown

The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." It is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it believed the vehicles were unsafe.


The World's First Robot Lawyer

Joshua Browder, a student at Stanford University, has created the world's first robot lawyer. Well, it's actually a chatbot that has successfully challenged parking tickets in New York City and London. Here's a video of it in action:


Spotify Says Apple Is Blocking Its App

You know, this sounds like something Apple would pull, even if it was at the expense of its own customers. The sad thing is, if you want to have access to Apple's App store, you have to play by their rules.

Spotify says Apple is making it harder for the streaming music company to compete by blocking a new version of its iPhone app. In a letter sent this week to Apple’s top lawyer, Spotify says Apple is "causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers" by rejecting an update to Spotify’s iOS app. The letter says Apple turned down a new version of the app while citing "business model rules" and demanded that Spotify use Apple’s billing system if "Spotify wants to use the app to acquire new customers and sell subscriptions."


How Deep Learning Plays Critical Role in Military Problem-Solving

The GPU is the engine of modern AI, NVIDIA solution architect Jon Barker Barker told a broad audience from the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities at the recent annual GEOINT Symposium. (See "Accelerating AI with GPUs: A New Computing Model") The event is hosted by the U.S Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, a nonprofit group promoting geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) work, such as mapping and charting.

Barker described how deep learning on embedded GPU systems can detect, classify and track objects in high-resolution aerial imagery with speeds and accuracy surpassing human ability. Enhancing military target recognition, infrastructure mapping, search-and-rescue missions and aid delivery during humanitarian crises gives the technology broad applicability, he said.


New Robot Mimics Vertebrate Motion

Don't let this cute salamander robot fool you into thinking it's not dangerous. Let that thing off the chain and it would go on a murderous robot rampage.


Gaming [H]eadlines

BioShock: The Collection Announced @ Blue's News

Destiny: Rise of Iron Interview @ VG24/7

Little Big Planet Server Shutdowns Coming @ GameSpot

Street Fighter V update hits July 1 @ Shacknews

Amazon's Prime Day Returns July 12th

In case you haven't heard, Amazon is going to give that whole Amazon Prime Day a shot again this year. Last year was a bit of a cluster with all those $100 40" HDTVs selling out in a matter of seconds so you should probably get ready ahead of time this year if you want to get in on the really good deals. wink

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Apple Wins Patent On Technology That Blocks Your Phone Camera

Apple was just granted a patent on technology that disables the photo and video recording capabilities of your iPhone using an infrared signal. Oddly enough, the patent image below shows a diagram of how your phone would be blocked from "illegally" recording at a concert. Since when was that illegal? Thanks to Graeme Thomson for the link.

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[H]ardware Round-Up

Cases: Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass @ BmR

Cooling: Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 @ HardwareSlave

ETC.: Fnatic Gear Rush G1 @ CowcotLand

Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 @ FunkyKit

Toshiba OCZ TR150 480GB @ Hardware-Mag

Video: AMD Radeon RX 480 @ Techgage