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Real Name
Scott Michaud
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News Editor
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Kingston, ON, Canada
Bio

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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Recent Posts

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...

CES 2016: New Intel Compute Sticks

01/08/2016 - 03:45

Intel has announced two new Compute Sticks with a handful of available SKUs. On the high end, in terms of Compute Sticks at least, two products are available. At the low end of the two, a Core m3 processor will be present, and Windows 10 will be pre-...

Is Windows 10 Nagging Actually Getting Worse?

01/08/2016 - 03:18

My production machine has been on Windows 10 since the second Insider Preview build, back in 2014. We have a handful of laptops that are on older versions, however. One of them, which runs Windows 8.1, was upgraded to Windows 10 for a few weeks once 1511...

Intel Pushes Device IDs of Kaby Lake GPUs

01/08/2016 - 02:38

Quick post about something that came to light over at Phoronix. Someone noticed that Intel published a handful of PCI device IDs for graphics processors to Mesa and libdrm. It will take a few months for graphics drivers to catch up, although this...

CES 2016: Zotac Skylake ZBOX and PC Stick

01/08/2016 - 02:06

Zotac is one of the most memorable manufacturers of mini PCs. We have been highlighting their tiny creations since at least 2011, which was as far back as our site's Zotac tag went. At the time, we appreciated them as media center PCs, but interest...

CES 2016: New Cooler Master Mechanical Keyboards

01/07/2016 - 23:02

Back in September, we mentioned that the CoolerMaster QuickFire XTi was launched worldwide. They have now launched three more keyboards. Two of them have Cherry MX switches and RGB LEDs, while the third uses a supposedly high-quality membrane switch. [...