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Scott Michaud
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Kingston, ON, Canada

Scott joined PC Perspective in May 2011. Prior to PC Perspective, Scott has worked on personal projects and has completed degrees in Physics and Education from Queen's University. Currently PC Perspective is the only place to find his published works. Other ventures related to computing, physics, math, education, and technology are currently in progress. He is also a geek, go figure.

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SK Hynix Develops 128GB Stick of DDR4 RAM

04/08/2014 - 01:03

... I'll take two. SK Hynix, one of the leading producers of RAM modules, announced a single stick of DDR4 with 128GB capacity. While this is intended for the server room, I hope that we will see workstation components attempt to be compatible in the...

BUILD 2014: Windows Sideloading Changes Announced

04/08/2014 - 00:11

A few days ago, I reported on the news from BUILD 2014 that Windows would see the return of the Start Menu and windowed apps. These features, which are not included with today's Windows 8.1 Update 1, will come in a later version. While I found these...

NVIDIA 337.50 Driver and GeForce Experience 2.0 Released

04/07/2014 - 08:01

We knew that NVIDIA had an impending driver update providing DirectX 11 performance improvements. Launched today, 337.50 still claims significant performance increases over the previous 335.23 version. What was a surprise is GeForce Experience 2.0. This...

Rumor: VESA Might Have Accepted AMD's FreeSync

04/06/2014 - 01:41

According to French website,, the VESA standards body has accepted AMD's proposal for FreeSync into an extension of the DisplayPort 1.2a standard. FreeSync is the standards-based answer to NVIDIA's G-Sync, a process for allowing the...

HCW Reviews Vortex KBT Race II Mechanical Keyboard

04/04/2014 - 17:59

Carl Nelson of hardCOREware published a review of the Vortex KBT Race II mechanical keyboard. The quick summary is that he was impressed by several of its features but found that it was not as pleasant to type on, compared to other keyboards that he used...

Build 2014: .NET Foundation Announced with Open Source

04/04/2014 - 02:42

Microsoft has announced the creation of the .NET Foundation along with the open source release of several .NET frameworks and languages. This comes a day after the simultaneous unveiling and open sourcing of WinJS, a JavaScript library which brings...

Build 2014: Microsoft Presents New Start Menu

04/02/2014 - 20:53

Microsoft had numerous announcements during their Build 2014 opening keynote, which makes sense as they needed to fill the three hours that they assigned for it. In this post, I will focus on the upcoming changes to the Windows desktop experience. Two,...

NitroWare Reviews Seagate Business 4-Bay NAS (16TB)

04/02/2014 - 01:27

Seagate released a network-attached storage (NAS) device intended for businesses with "up to 50 employees", called the Seagate Business 4-Bay 16TB NAS. Dominic Sharoo of NitroWare reviewed one and, obviously/hopefully, gave his opinion in the...

GDC 2014: Shader-limited Optimization for AMD's GCN

03/30/2014 - 00:45

While Mantle and DirectX 12 are designed to reduce overhead and keep GPUs loaded, the conversation shifts when you are limited by shader throughput. Modern graphics processors are dominated by sometimes thousands of compute cores. Video drivers are...

Now Valve Doesn't Have Michael Abrash OR Jeri Ellsworth

03/28/2014 - 15:21

Today, Oculus VR issued a statement which claims that Michael Abrash has joined their ranks as Chief Scientist. Abrash was hired by Valve in 2011 where he led, and apparently came up with the idea for, their wearable computing initiatives. For a time, he...