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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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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. [...

CES 2016: Polaroid Phones Actually Sound Interesting

01/07/2016 - 22:15

Of course, the Polaroid name is a trademark used under license for these phones. According to FoneArena, Southern Telecom is the underlying manufacturer, who I don't know much about. These sorts of arrangements happen frequently, such as when Funai...

CES 2016: Hello Moto

01/07/2016 - 21:01

A little over a year ago, Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion USD. They did not acquire the vast majority of the patents, and they did not purchase Motorola Research. It was assumed that Lenovo wanted the Motorola brand and their...

CES 2016: Razer Stargazer Webcam Announced

01/07/2016 - 16:52

Razer has announced the Stargazer webcam with a few tricks up its sleeve. Each of these has a downside or catch though, so be sure to read my commentary. [inline:files/news/2016-01-07/razer-2016-ces-stargazercam.png] The first advanced feature is the...

Square Enix Stops Basing Decision on Puns

01/07/2016 - 15:13

Shinra Technologies was a cloud computing service from Square Enix. Unlike OnLive and PlayStation Now, it wasn't intending to offer existing titles to incompatible devices by hooking input and returning video. They wanted to use this service to...

Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 Will Be Deprecated on Tuesday

01/07/2016 - 14:33

Microsoft has been talking about moving their web browsers to a different support model. They intend to support only the most recent version of their browser, deprecating everything beforehand. This has two benefits. First, they don't need to port...