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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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SIGGRAPH 2016: NVIDIA Takes Over mental ray for Maya

07/25/2016 - 16:47

NVIDIA purchased Mental Images, the German software developer that makes the mental ray renderer, all the way back in 2007. It has been bundled with every copy of Maya for a very long time now. In fact, my license of Maya 8, which I purchased back in...

Last Minute Misconception Busting about Windows 10 Upgrade

07/23/2016 - 17:49

I'm fairly sure that any of our readers who want Windows 10 have already gone through the process to get it, and the rest have made it their mission to block it at all costs (or they don't use Windows). [inline:files/review/2016-07-23/microsoft-...

NVIDIA Release 368.95 Hotfix Driver for DPC Latency

07/22/2016 - 17:51

Turns out the Pascal-based GPUs suffered from DPC latency issues, and there's been an ongoing discussion about it for a little over a month. This is not an area that I know a lot about, but it's a system that schedules workloads by priority,...

EA Continues to Give Away Battlefield 4 Expansion Packs

07/21/2016 - 21:03

EA's “On the House” promotion is basically a 100%-off sale, with the intent of periodically bringing you back to their store. Whatever you acquire is free forever, but you only have a handful of days to claim it. Even if you're not...

What's Asynchronous Compute? 3DMark Time Spy Controversy

07/19/2016 - 18:25

Update - July 19th @ 7:15pm EDT: Well that was fast. Futuremark published their statement today. I haven't read it through yet, but there's no reason to wait to link it until I do. Update 2 - July 20th @ 6:50pm EDT: We interviewed Jani Joki,...

Chinese Group Purchases Opera for $600 Million (50% Off!)

07/19/2016 - 02:38

Opera is the smallest of the major browser vendors, estimated at about one-fifth the desktop market share of Mozilla's Firefox. That said, it had some fairly high-profile device wins, such as the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS, and they're...

The 8-Bit Guy Disc-usses Floppy Drives

07/19/2016 - 01:49

This video, about floppy disks, is a little bit longer and in-depth than their previous one about cassette tapes. The 8-Bit Guy and friends (I'm pretty sure they don't call themselves that...) goes through how many tracks each floppy have, how...

European Speedrunner Assembly 2016 Starts This Weekend

07/19/2016 - 01:25

Somehow, despite the European Speedrunner Assembly (ESA) being five years old, I just found out about it this year. Turns out that ESA 2016 is coming up this weekend. If you were a fan of Games Done Quick, this will also be a ~week-long, around the clock...

NVIDIA's New #OrderOf10 Origins Contest

07/19/2016 - 01:07

Honestly, when I first received this news, I thought it was a mistaken re-announcement of the contest from a few months ago. The original Order of 10 challenge was made up of a series of puzzles, and the first handful of people to solve it, received a...

EVGA 17th Anniversary Event (with Contest)

07/19/2016 - 00:54

Sweet... seventeen? Looks we're a little late on this, but EVGA is hosting a 17th anniversary event. Jacob is live streaming gameplay at 3pm PDT (6pm EDT) today, tomorrow, the day after, and the day after that. During that time, they will be giving...