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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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Cortana for Android Invite-Only Beta Launches

07/19/2015 - 18:43

When it graduated from high school, Microsoft was voted “least likely to have an open relationship with itself”. Well who's laughing now, member of the Yearbook Committee? You thought you were so clever, sitting in the back of the late...

TSMC Plans 10nm, 7nm, and "Very Steep" Ramping of 16nm.

07/19/2015 - 06:59

Getting smaller features allows a chip designer to create products that are faster, cheaper, and consume less power. Years ago, most of them had their own production facilities but that is getting rare. IBM has just finished selling its manufacturing off...

Huh. Someone Installed Windows 7 on an ASUS ZenFone 2.

07/18/2015 - 21:04

So this is kind-of cool. The ASUS ZenFone 2 is based around an Intel Atom processor, which uses an x86 processor. Its performance is not comparable to a Haswell PC with discrete graphics, but the machine language will correctly guide voltages through the...

Windows 10 Supported Until 2020, Extended Until 2025

07/17/2015 - 21:16

Microsoft announced the upgrade strategy of Windows 10 in their January consumer press conference. If the promotion is claimed within the first year, the new operating system would be a free upgrade to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.x “for the...

Microsoft "Suspends the Availability" of Builds Tomorrow

07/13/2015 - 20:43

UPDATE (July 14th, 6:15pm ET): The change is now in effect. Going to the Insiders page at has the PC link disabled and a message explaining that you're too late. NOTE: We’re very close to the public release of Windows 10 so...

OnePlus 2 Has Been Rolling Out Announcements Slowly

07/07/2015 - 19:16

OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone company founded by Pete Lau, formerly the Vice President at Oppo. Their first phone was basically invite-only for most of its lifespan, but that was justified for a flagship-quality phone at $299 USD. The OnePlus One was...

AMD Projects Decreased Revenue by 8% for Q2 2015

07/07/2015 - 08:00

The projections for AMD's second fiscal quarter had revenue somewhere between flat and down 6%. The actual estimate, as of July 6th, is actually below the entire range. They expect that revenue is down 8% from the previous quarter, rather than the...

Final Fantasy XIV for Mac Sales Pulled Temporarily. PC's Fine.

07/07/2015 - 07:30

When Final Fantasy 14 launched on the PC, it was plagued with bugs and gameplay problems. It led to Square basically remaking the game and relaunching it as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The relaunch was highly successful, as Square learned from...

Almost NoScript Exploits Whitelist Vulnerabilities

07/06/2015 - 07:01

I do not really believe in disabling JavaScript, although the ability to control or halt execution would be nice, but you can use an extension to remove it entirely if you want. I say this because the upcoming story talks about vulnerabilities in the...

We're Running Out of IPv4... Still...

07/05/2015 - 19:17

While the IP system allows for about 4.3 billion addresses, not all of those are available to actual devices. There are some that are designed for private network use, so a router can assign them without worrying that it is blocking traffic to some...