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Scott Michaud
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News Editor
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Kingston, ON, Canada
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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.

Beyond PC Perspective, you can find Scott at several places throughout the internet:

 

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Catalyst Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Drivers Released

01/13/2016 - 19:42

AMD's recent “Hotfix” drivers don't seem to mean what NVIDIA's does. In the Green Team's case, they usually fix one or two issues that slipped past QA. While they likely won't break anything, they are probably a bad idea...

GeForce Hotfix Driver 361.60 Released

01/12/2016 - 20:11

NVIDIA has been pushing for WHQL certification for their drivers, but sometimes issues slip through QA, both at Microsoft and their own, internal team(s). Sometimes these issues will be fixed in a future release, but sometimes they push out a “...

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 Wraps Up

01/12/2016 - 13:36

The end to the 24-hour, week-long speedrun stream occurred on Sunday morning. Donations are still trickling in, but the current total (when this news was published) is $1.213 million USD. This is almost exactly how much Summer Games Done Quick 2015...

The 8-Bit Guy on Computer Performance

01/11/2016 - 10:20

It looks like CES is starting to wind down, which makes sense because it ended three days ago. Now that we're mostly caught up, I found a new video from The 8-Bit Guy. He doesn't really explain any old technologies in this one. Instead, he poses...

Far Cry Primal System Requirements Slightly Lower than 4?

01/09/2016 - 07:00

If you remember back when Far Cry 4 launched, it required a quad-core processor. It would block your attempts to launch the game unless it detected four CPU threads, either native quad-core or dual-core with two SMT threads per core. This has naturally...

CES 2016: Dell UltraSharp U3017Q 4K OLED Pro Display

01/09/2016 - 02:59

For the longest time, display technology was stagnant. Professional monitors were 1440p, IPS panels (or 2560x1600 for 16:10 models) and high-90% Adobe RGB color, which is useful for both video and print gamuts. Consumer monitors were based on TN...

Windows 8 Also Deprecated on January 12th

01/08/2016 - 22:31

So I was just browsing ZDNet when I came across a post by Ed Bott. Turns out that Microsoft, on top of deprecating Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, will also end support for the original Windows 8 on that date. To receive security updates, users will need...

Marc Laidlaw, Lead Writer for Half-Life Franchise, Retires

01/08/2016 - 19:06

I won't blame them if they hide the silverware, however. I can be trusted with company secrets, but not with spoons. Never with spoons. Marc Laidlaw is an author of science fiction, who wrote much of the story of Half-Life, its expansions, and Half-...

CES 2016: AMD Announces Wraith Cooler

01/08/2016 - 17:38

AMD seems to be starting off 2016 right. This is the year that they intend to switch to the Zen microarchitecture, and hopefully reclaim a profitable CPU market-share. While that's later in the year, they showed off a new stock cooler that will be...

CES 2016: Windows 10 PC-Exclusive Data Plans

01/08/2016 - 16:44

Microsoft is partnering with Transatel to provide cellular data services for Windows 10 PCs and tablets, but not phones. It will launch in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, but could be rolled out to other regions over time. This will...