Monthly Archives: October 2016

Google Reveals Actively Exploited Windows Kernel Vulnerability

By | October 31, 2016

Google disclosed two actively exploited vulnerabilities seven days after revealing them to the relevant vendors, which in this case are Adobe and Microsoft. Google said that Adobe has already fixed its bug, but that Microsoft hasn’t released an advisory or fix yet. Google’s Vulnerability Disclosure Policies Back in 2010, Google adopted a general policy of… Read More »

CCP Games 'EVE: Valkyrie' Coming To HTC Vive In November

By | October 31, 2016

CCP Games’ cross-platform multiplayer VR space dogfighting game, EVE: Valkyrie, launched as a limited-time exclusive release on the Oculus Rift platform. Oculus’s exclusivity to the game ended when the PSVR launched in mid-October, but PC gamers are still limited to the Oculus version of the game. Oculus’s PC exclusivity is about to end, though. CCP… Read More »

3D Printing with Asus ROG feat. Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura

By | October 31, 2016

While we’re not printing replacement organs just yet, 3D printing is proving very useful in prototyping and also in PC customisation. We’ve seen numerous PC mods sporting 3D-printed components and one or two that had entirely 3D-printed cases as well. Asus has taken things one step further and begun offering an array of 3D-printed components… Read More »

Topre Delivers Variable Actuation, Cherry-Compatible Sliders On RealForce RGB Keyboard (Update: Availability)

By | October 31, 2016

Update, 10/31/16, 8:36am PT: The RealForce RGB keyboard will be available in North America in early December from a number of outlets, including Amazon, Micro Center, Rakuten, B&H, NCIX (Canada), MechanicalKeyboards.com, Elitekeyboards.com, and MassDrop. Sometime before the holidays, Topre will have a new keyboard to share with the world. The iconoclastic switch- and keyboard-maker is… Read More »

Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck

By | October 31, 2016

Cache coherency — image from Wikipedia The North Carolina researchers and Intel have jointly proposed a combined software-hardware solution they call a Communication Accelerated Framework (CAF). The CAF would include a queue management device (QMD) implemented in hardware. The researchers describe its benefits as follows: QMD achieves several significant benefits. First, it makes queue operations… Read More »