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Jeremy Hellstrom
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Vancouver, BC

Call it, or PC Perspective I have been hanging out and then working for Ryan and the gang for years.  Apart from the front page you might find me on the BOINC Forums or possibly the Fraggin' Frogs if I have the time.

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microSD was just a flash in the pan; meet your new tiny storage overlord, Samsung's UFS cards

07/07/2016 - 12:37

Samsung just announced the first product based on the new Universal Flash Storage standard which will be making microSD cards as obsolete as your old mix tape.  They will come in sizes from 256GB down to 32GB but it is the speed of these new storage...

Saturday July 9 10:00 AM ET - Fragging Frogs VLAN #13 is right around the corner

07/06/2016 - 15:09

That's right, it is time for another Fragging Frog VLAN, this time lucky number 13, kicking off this Saturday morning.  If you are at all interested in having the best possible Saturday ever then head to the forums and put your name in the list...

That ThinkPwn vulnerability extends beyond Lenovo as the fault is with the motherboard

07/06/2016 - 13:46

The ThinkPwn vulnerability which has been in the news lately, which allows attackers to disable Secure Boot and bypass Virtual Secure Mode on Win10 Enterprise as well as disabling flash write protection turns out not to be yet another questionable Lenovo...

Toshiba's HK4R Enterprise SATA SSD, 2TB of speedy reading

07/05/2016 - 13:29

If you are looking for large sized storage and can accept the SATA 6Gbps bottleneck, the 1920GB Toshiba HK4R SATA SSD certainly has some room for files.  It uses Toshiba's own TC58 controller with 15nm MLC NAND and sports an endurance rating of...

Yes, some of your users phones are infected

07/05/2016 - 12:32

Managing mobile devices in an enterprise environment is a nightmare, even with properly set up security polices and some sort of Mobile Device Manager.  Security firm Skycure recently estimated one in every 200 devices is infected with some form of...

GTX 1070

07/04/2016 - 15:56

With prices bouncing up and down hundreds of dollars and availablity as reliable as a politician's promise it is hard to pick one particular card for the Leaderboard at the moment.  However a custom cooled GTX 1070 is the obvious choice for the...

The custom GTX 1080's are starting to appear, here's the ASUS ROG GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING

07/04/2016 - 15:27

It is rather difficult to rate the cost to performance ratio of GTX 1080's as the prices and availability are in a constant state of flux but we can certainly peg the overall performance of the cards.  [H]ard|OCP recently strapped the new ASUS...

Gigabyte's 17" P57W laptop thinks you should go big or go home

07/04/2016 - 14:41

Gigabyte's 17" laptop contains some decent hardware although the GPU is somewhat questionable; with that much room inside they still opted to go with a GTX 970M and one with only 3GB of available VRAM.  On the other hand the i7-6700HQ is a...

Your encrypted Android phone's Keymaster will settle for anyone, not just Sigourney

07/04/2016 - 13:08

The only good news about this particular decryption hack requires physical access to your phone and as you should be aware once someone has your device in their hands all bets about security are off.  The vulnerability exists on ARM-compatible...

Do you want faster WiFi? This is how you get faster WiFi!

06/30/2016 - 16:53

Router firmware upgrades should be arriving soon to upgrade you to 802.11ac Wave 2.  You may get support for MU-MIMO after upgrading and the new version could well double your bandwidth.  It should also have less interference as it will make...