Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10
aka “DCH Drivers” Version: DCH 18.104.22.16819 Date: 1/17/2019
– New Intel® Audio Driver (10.26.00.05)
– Windows* ML Optimization
– Better support for Windows* 10 Ambient light sensor framework
– Power and performance improvements
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Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Anandtech – The Western Digital WD Black SN750 SSD Review
the third generation WD Black SSD is here, with the model number SN750 to avoid confusion with its predecessors…Performance has been improved slightly across most of the major metrics, but none of the improvements are anything huge…By 2018 standards, the new WD Black is still a very competitive high-end NVMe SSD…The WD Black SN750 will be hitting the market most closely priced to the Samsung 970 EVO. In those conditions, the SN750 will be the obvious choice for laptop usage due to its great power efficiency. For desktop usage, the Samsung 970 EVO may be the slightly better performer overall
The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
This is where the TR staff picks out the créme de la créme of hardware components fit for the most price-effective builds around. We’ve tried to create builds across a wide range of price points with parts that provide the best performance possible for the money. However, we don’t just ferret out the cheapest components possible or compromise configurations to hit arbitrary price points. Indeed, these are the systems we’d build for ourselves, given the money.
These guys do a great job with their system guides. Recommended.
CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon’s Alexa instead of fighting it
Full article translation: ‘Cortana sucks and we surrender.’
Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools
starting in March, subscribers with compatible smartphones (including iPhone and Android devices) will be able fend off unwanted robocalls without having to pay extra. Verizon says it will release more info on how to sign up for the free tools near their launch date…The company also says that it has committed to supporting the new STIR/SHAKEN technology that can authenticate a call’s origin and can alert subscribers if it’s a spoofed call. As you know, robocallers use spoofing to mask their real numbers to, say, make it appear as if the call is coming from the recipient’s location. That increases the chances of the recipient picking up the phone and falling prey to their schemes.
Until December I had been using Extreme Call Blocker but it stopped working. Currently I am using Calls Blacklist PRO.
Straight To Hell
A local musician reminded me of one of an old song I like called Straight To Hell by Drivin N Cryin. It’s great sing along bar song.
Hootie err… Darius Rucker covered the song very well.
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