Back at the Microsoft company meeting in September, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played Santa early, promising that all Microsoft employees would get Surface RT tablet/PCs and Windows Phone 8 devices.
As reported by Geekwire, the word was all full-time direct, employees (a.k.a. Blue Badges/FTEs) would get a Surface RT machine for use at work and home. The announcement was a real morale booster (based on a few tweets I saw escape the supposedly tweet-free Key Arena where the company meeting was held).
[DarkTherapy] wrote in to tell us about his garage door opener that works with Siri and a Raspberry Pi. It’s pretty hard to find a picture that tells the story of the hack, but here you can see the PCB inside the housing of the garage door opener. He patched the grey wires into the terminal block. On the other end they connect to a relay which makes the connection.
This month we discuss two new CPUs, Intel's Core i7-3970X and AMD's Athlon II X4 651K, neither of which gamers are going to get particularly excited about. We also discuss the disappearance of the Pentium G2120, along with a handful of price changes.
If you don’t have the time to research benchmarks, or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Tom’s Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money.
Ever wondered how secure the password to your Windows workstation is? Well, as it turns out, it's pretty insecure when put up against a 25-GPU server cluster running a combination of Linux and freely available password-cracking software suites. Said server, powered by 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards, manages to brute force Windows passwords at a rate of 350 billion guesses-per-second, making short work of eight-character passwords.
When you see the click-friendly headline of "The Most 15 Overpriced Gadgets of All Time", you know the story will be filled with such notables as the Apple Lisa that cost $10,000 or the Nokia Booklet, but the Surface?