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PCPP News 269 [TITLE] Intel to release mobile CPU with AMD Radeon graphics built-in [BODY] Hell has frozen over with Intel and AMD signing a deal that’ll see Intel’s 8th Generation laptop CPUs ship with a customised Radeon GPU in the same package. Yep, AMD and Intel, mortal enemies, working together. By combining the GPU…

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[TITLE] Run your own cloud server at home[BODY] Sending your data to the cloud is currently all the rage, but what can you do if you aren’t comfortable having your personal and private information stored in the cloud, but want to enjoy the benefits using the cloud provides? Fortunately, handing over your data and entrusting…

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[TITLE] Intel to release mobile CPU with AMD Radeon graphics built-in [BODY] Hell has frozen over with Intel and AMD signing a deal that’ll see Intel’s 8th Generation laptop CPUs ship with a customised Radeon GPU in the same package. Yep, AMD and Intel, mortal enemies, working together. By combining the GPU and CPU in…

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PCPP News 268 [TITLE] Oculus & Facebook bring VR to the masses with the new Oculus Go [BODY] Oculus has announced their follow-up to the Oculus Rift – the Oculus Go. Unlike the Rift, the Oculus Go does not need to be plugged in to a computer, or have a smartphone dangling in front of…

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PCPP News 267[TITLE] Meet the latest 8th generation Intel desktop CPUs [BODY] It wouldn’t be a news update without some sort of CPU announcement. This month, it’s Intel’s turn to announce its 8th generation desktop CPU line-up, codenamed Coffee Lake. The main feature of the 8th generation line-up is loads more cores for your money.…

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PCPP News 266 [TITLE] 802.11ax, a new Wi-Fi standard that’ll ease congestion and increase speeds [BODY] There is yet another Wi-Fi standard coming to a router near you. It’s called 802.11ax and it is designed from the ground up to deal with congestion. Of course, there’s a raw speed boost, thanks to wider and multiple…

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[TITLE] PCPP 265 News [TITLE] The ACCC want to see how fast Australia’s Internet is[BODY] The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) want to independently test the quality of broadband in Australia. To do this, they want to place a little box in 4,000 households across Australia, that will report back to the ACCC how…

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PCPP 264 NEWS [TITLE] New high-end desktop platform CPUs and chipset, including flagship i9-7900X [BODY] Intel has updated their high-end desktop (HEDT) platform, superseding the X99 chipset with the X299 and taking the Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU micro-architectures to new levels of performance. There are three Skylake-X CPUs: i7-7800X (6C/12T, 3.5GHz/4GHz, 140W TDP), i7-7820X…

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PCPP 263 News [TITLE] A new way to measure and rank PSU efficiency [BODY] You know those 80 Plus ratings on power supplies that are supposed to let you know how efficient they are? There’s now an alternative rating scheme from a company called Cybenetics called ETA and LAMDA that they say offer greater accuracy…

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PCPP 262 News[TITLE]Creators Update for Windows 10 is now live [BODY] Microsoft has pushed the Creators Update to Windows 10 out to Windows Update for the public. Fresh features for PC gamers are a large part of this update, with the Game Bar shortcut (Windows+G) hosting all the new stuff. In the Game Bar, you…

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