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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Deprecates AMD fglrx Driver Support

03/09/2016 - 15:30

AMD has been transitioning their kernel driver from the closed-source fglrx to the open-source AMDGPU driver that was announced last year. This forms the base that both closed and open user-mode drivers will utilize. For the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,...

Android N Preview Published and Pixel C for Devs Discounts

03/09/2016 - 14:22

With basically zero warning, Google has released Android N previews for the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 9, the Nexus Player, and the Pixel C. It can be installed by flashing the OS onto the device, or by joining the Android Beta...

NVIDIA Pulls 364.47 WHQL and Releases 364.51 Beta

03/09/2016 - 11:55

The last couple of days were not too great for software patches. Microsoft released a Windows 10 update that breaks 5K monitors, and NVIDIA's driver bug, mentioned in the last post, was bigger than they realized. It turns out that the issue is not...

Microsoft Cancels Fable Legends

03/07/2016 - 18:44

Officially, Microsoft has not yet shut down Lionhead Studios, but they have canceled Fable Legends. They “are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK.” Press Play, another developer at Microsoft...

NVIDIA Releases 364.47 WHQL Drivers... with Vulkan

03/07/2016 - 18:15

This new driver for NVIDIA brings Vulkan support to their current, supported branch. This is particularly interesting for me, because the Vulkan branch used to pre-date fixes for Adobe Creative Cloud, which meant that things like “Export As......

Tesla Motors Hires Peter Bannon of Apple

02/29/2016 - 18:48

When we found out that Jim Keller has joined Tesla, we were a bit confused. He is highly skilled in processor design, and he moved to a company that does not design processors. Kind of weird, right? There are two possibilities that leap to mind: either...

JPR Notes Huge Increase in Enthusiast AIBs for 2015

02/29/2016 - 14:06

Jon Peddie Research, which is market analysis firm that specializes in PC hardware, has compiled another report about add-in board (AIB) sales. There's a few interesting aspects to this report. First, shipments of enthusiast AIBs (ie: discrete GPUs)...

Lock Screen Ads Apparently Come to Windows 10

02/26/2016 - 19:48

I haven't seen these first hand, but several tech blogs are reporting that Microsoft has begun advertising on the Windows 10 lock screen. In this case, a full screen image from Rise of the Tomb Raider appears to be overlaid with a few links, like we...

Xamarin Acquired by Microsoft

02/24/2016 - 16:41

Microsoft has purchased Xamarin, who currently maintain the Mono project. This requires a little background. The .NET Framework was announced in 2000, and it quickly became one of the most popular structures to write native applications, especially...

MWC 16: Imagination Technologies Ray Tracing Accelerator

02/23/2016 - 20:46

For the last couple of years, Imagination Technologies has been pushing hardware-accelerated ray tracing. One of the major problems in computer graphics is knowing what geometry and material corresponds to a specific pixel on the screen. Several methods...