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Scott Michaud
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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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ASUS ZenBook UX305 Will Be Based on Core M (Broadwell)

09/09/2014 - 00:49

This will probably be the first of many notebooks announced that are based on Core M. These processors, which would otherwise be called Broadwell-Y, are the "flagship" CPUs to be created on Intel's 14nm, tri-gate fabrication process. The...

Intel Networking: XL710 Fortville 40 Gigabit Ethernet and VXLAN Acceleration

09/08/2014 - 11:29

So, to coincide with their E5-2600 v3 launch, Intel is discussing virtualized LANs and new, high-speed PCIe-based, networking adapters. Xeons are typically used in servers and their networking add-in boards will often shame what you see on a consumer...

Toshiba Encore Mini Is Windows 8.1 for $119.99

09/06/2014 - 17:03

While you should only get a cheap PC if you have a need for one, Toshiba is selling a $120 tablet with Windows 8.1 and a quadcore, Intel Atom processor. It also includes a single year of Office 365 Personal, which contains Word, Excel, Powerpoint,...

Intel Graphics Drivers Claim Significant Improvements

09/06/2014 - 16:25

I was originally intending to test this with benchmarks but, after a little while, I realized that Ivy Bridge was not supported. This graphics driver starts and ends with Haswell. While I cannot verify their claims, Intel advertises up to 30% more...

AMD's Dropping the R9 295X2 Price to $999 USD

09/03/2014 - 20:28

[inline:files/news/2014-09-03/amd-r9-295x2-gigabyte.jpg] While not fully in effect yet, AMD is cutting $500 off of the R9 295X2 price tag to $999 USD. Currently, there are two models available on Newegg USA at the reduced price, and one at Amazon for $...

MINIX Neo Z64 Is x86-64 and $129

09/03/2014 - 18:23

Because fanless and cheap PCs are awesome, MINIX is launching the Neo Z64. Priced at $129 USD, it will contain an Intel Atom Z3635F SoC with 2GB of DDR3L and 32GB of eMMC internal storage. The device will ship loaded with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) but is...

Matrox Creates Professional Graphics Cards with AMD GPUs

09/03/2014 - 17:15

Matrox, along with S3, develop GPU ASICs for use with desktop add-in boards, alongside AMD and NVIDIA. Last year, they sold less than 7000 units in their quarter according to my math (rounding to 0.0% market share implies < 0.05% of total market,...

Blizzard's New Battle.net Launcher Feels Slick...

09/03/2014 - 02:31

There has been a new Battle.net launcher in the works for quite some time now, about thirteen months. Blizzard is finally rolling it out to users of StarCraft II. Loading up the game a couple of days ago, I was transitioned to the new system. I must say...

Steam Adds App Types: Film, TV, Video, Plugin, and Music

09/03/2014 - 00:50

In a recent Steam Beta update, Valve added a few new entries to its EAppType structure. Previously, the options were invalid, game, application, tool, demo, media, DLC, guide, driver, config, shortcut, and "depotonly". The recent update adds...

NVIDIA Announces GAME24: Global PC Gaming Event

09/02/2014 - 16:51

At 6PM PDT on September 18th, 2014, NVIDIA and partners will be hosting GAME24. The evemt will start at that time, all around the world, and finish 24 hours later. The three main event locations are Los Angeles, California, USA; London, England; and...