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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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Microsoft Buys Havok from Intel

10/05/2015 - 07:01

Microsoft has just purchased Havok from Intel for an undisclosed price. This group develops one of the leading physics engines for video games and other software. It was used in every Halo title since Halo 2, including Halo Wars, and a fork of it drives...

Pascal Rumor Roundup and Photos

10/04/2015 - 21:57

NVIDIA is rumored to launch Pascal in early (~April-ish) 2016, although some are skeptical that it will even appear before the summer. The design was finalized months ago, and unconfirmed shipping information claims that chips are being stockpiled, which...

StarCraft II v3.0 Gets Another New UI

10/03/2015 - 23:04

Third time's the charm, unless they plan another release at some point. The StarCraft II interface isn't perfect. Even though it is interesting and visually appealing, some tasks are unnecessarily difficult and space is not used in the most...

Oh Hey! Skylake and Broadwell Stock Levels Replenish

09/27/2015 - 07:01

Thanks to the Tech Report for pointing this out, but some recent stock level troubles with Skylake and Broadwell have been overcome. Both Newegg and Amazon have a few Core i7-6700Ks that are available for purchase, and both also have the Broadwell Core...

Qotom Fanless PCs on Amazon

09/26/2015 - 22:52

FanlessTech found quite a few models of small form factor PCs on Amazon and, while it's not listed in the specifications, some of the manufacturer Q&A responses state that they are fanless designs. Each of these devices are built around the...

Samsung Announces New Gear VR at Oculus Connect

09/26/2015 - 22:00

Oculus Connect was last week, including a lengthy keynote on Thursday that featured Tim Sweeney, John Carmack, Michael Abrash, and others (even Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance). Within the first dozen minutes, they brought Peter Koo, Senior Vice...

NVIDIA Publishes DirectX 12 Tips for Developers

09/26/2015 - 21:10

Programming with DirectX 12 (and Vulkan, and Mantle) is a much different process than most developers are used to. The biggest change is how work is submit to the driver. Previously, engines would bind attributes to a graphics API and issue one of a...

Nintendo Joins the Khronos Group

09/26/2015 - 15:46

Console developers need to use the APIs that are laid out by the system's creator. Nintendo has their own graphics API for the last three generations, called GX, although it is rumored to be somewhat like OpenGL. A few days ago, Nintendo's logo...

Windows Update Fails to Install KB3087040 for Windows 10

09/23/2015 - 12:58

Well this is a problem. (Update, Sept 24th @ 5:30pm ET: Microsoft fixed it.) KB3087040 is an update from Microsoft that patches Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (and other applications as we'll mention later). The add-on has...

Street Fighter V Will Be RAM-Heavy, Otherwise Decent

09/23/2015 - 07:31

For the longest time, game developers have been complaining about 32-bit limits for memory usage but were timid to cut off support for 32-bit OSes. It is one thing to tell users to drop a few extra sticks into their PC, as a handful of gigabytes have...