Monthly Archives: February 2017

AMD Ryzen Motherboards Could Pose Heatsink Pressure Problem

By | February 28, 2017

Major new CPU launches rarely go without a hitch. Tom’s Hardware has learned that Ryzen motherboards (Socket AM4) could pose a potential problem with some of the announced CPU cooling solutions. This problem is specifically related to the backplates designed to secure the heatsink on the processors. We’ve discovered that the backplates provided with some… Read More »

Survios Announces ‘Sprint Vector,’ Introduces New VR Locomotion Technique

By | February 28, 2017

Raw Datacreator Survios revealed its next title, Sprint Vector, during the AMD Capsaicin and Cream event at GDC. Sprint Vector is a first-person VR head-to-head race on “interdimensional courses” (whatever that means) that are meant to “challenge you both mentally and physically.” You’ll scale “skyscraper-height” walls and dive off of giant towers while approaching 300mph.… Read More »

CloudPets Teddy Bears Leaked Private Data, Voice Recordings

By | February 28, 2017

“Have I Been Pwned?” operator Troy Hunt revealed that internet-connected teddy bears dubbed CloudPets leaked personal information. This put voice recordings, email addresses, and other sensitive data pertaining to children and their parents at risk of compromise by who-knows-how-many people. CloudPets are billed as “a message you can hug.” They read stories, play lullabies, feature… Read More »

LiquidSky Desktop Hosting Service Adopting AMD’s Upcoming Vega Architecture

By | February 28, 2017

AMD announced that LiquidSky, a cloud-based gaming desktop service, committed to adopting its upcoming Vega GPU architecture to power the machines in its 13 global data centers. LiquidSky is a cloud-hosted service that provides gaming class desktop performance for people who don’t have a gaming PC. LiquidSky’s service is accessible through almost any internet-connected device,… Read More »