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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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MSI DUKE GTX 1080 and 1070: More GP104 Versions!

07/05/2016 - 07:01

Getting a custom-cooled GTX 1080 (for around its MSRP) basically involves monitoring Newegg for a good business week or two, several times per day, pouncing on whatever isn't marked-up. Whether it's low supply or high demand, add-in board vendors...

The 8-Bit Guy (and Friends) on Cassette Tapes for PCs

07/05/2016 - 02:52

Some old PCs didn't have storage, so users needed to add programs manually by typing in the source code. As The 8-Bit Guy explains, one of the first consumer solutions was to attach a cassette tape to the computer through analog audio cables. They...

More Examples of Why AV Software Can Be Bad

07/05/2016 - 02:13

I know that I've mention this in the past, and I'm not advocating running no antivirus software, but it's good to remember that you're using high-privileged software to load untrusted data. While mistakes can happen in any reasonably...

Microsoft Will Still Be More Polite... But First...

07/02/2016 - 22:38

So, despite announcing that they will reskin the Get Windows 10 notification four days ago, Microsoft will release another annoying Get Windows 10 campaign. Based on what looks like a Windows 8.x modern, full-screen prompt, Microsoft will post “...

HTC Vive Currently Dominating Oculus Sales

07/02/2016 - 21:21

Thanks to Keith of WCCFTech for tweeting this out. According to the Steam Hardware Survey, the HTC Vive is dominating the Oculus Rift by more than a factor of two (0.15% to 0.06%). More-so, its rate of change is also double that of Oculus (0.06% to 0.03...

Steam Hardware Survey Shows Drop for Linux

07/02/2016 - 02:21

The current split of Steam users, according to the Steam Hardware Survey, is 95.5% for Windows, 3.6% for Mac OSX, and 0.8% for Linux. Phoronix reports that this does not count SteamOS, and there might be other “inaccuracies” with the survey,...

NVIDIA Announces GeForce Experience 3.0 Beta

07/02/2016 - 01:25

GeForce Experience will be getting an updated UI soon, and a beta release is available now. It has basically been fully redesigned, although the NVIDIA Control Panel is the same as it has been. That said, even though it is newer, GeForce Experience could...

Mozilla Publishes Servo Nightly (for Mac and Linux)

07/01/2016 - 19:12

No love for Windows at the moment, but Mozilla is showing previews of their new browser rendering engine, Servo. This one is developed in Rust, which is a highly parallel yet very memory safe language, which are two great features for a web browser,...

Summer Games Done Quick 2016 Starts This Sunday!

07/01/2016 - 18:56

Awesome Games Done Quick is an organization that runs week-long, non-stop speedrun marathons for charity. This one benefits Doctors Without Borders, like the last three summer events. The last five Games Done Quick have raised a little under six million...

AMD RX 480 (and NVIDIA GTX 1080) Launch Demand

06/30/2016 - 19:54

If you're trying to purchase a Pascal or Polaris-based GPU, then you are probably well aware that patience is a required virtue. The problem is that, as a hardware website, we don't really know whether the issue is high demand or low supply. Both...