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AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

Better than the rumors!             Earlier this month AMD released their first new processor in nearly 5 years. When I say new, I mean Brand New. Their Ryzen processors feature brand new architecture never before seen. While the new processor has had mixed reception, especially among the gaming community, the overall performance of the new […]

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise and is set up for a record year in 2017. As Ransomware takes over your computer and encrypts all of your files you will not even know it. Then, once it is done on your system it will crawl out to the entire network and will encrypt any shared files […]

Quantum Computers

Quantum Computers

Millions of times more power?   …yes please! Computers work [on a very rudimentary level] by counting electrons.  The signal is either going to be a 1 or a 0 and the combinations of these mean different things and are strung together into logical arguments that then make the computer behave certain ways.  Simple enough, right? Well, we […]

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

Optalysys, a UK company, is on track to release a co-processor that uses light instead of electricity by the end of 2017.  This device plugs into a PCIe slot on your computer’s motherboard and gives you the processing power of a super computer! Not sure what the price for this device will be yet but […]

Cloudfare Bug Exposed

Cloudfare Bug Exposed

For months, a bug in Cloudflare’s content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites that use the company’s content delivery network. The data included passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and even private messages. Cloudflare acts as a reverse proxy for millions of websites, including those of major internet services and Fortune 500 […]

Here comes another WiFi Standard

Here comes another WiFi Standard

It seems like only yesterday that the first wave of 802.11ac (the current wireless standard) devices were released. The reality is that 802.11ac has been around for over three years, and now its successor, 802.11ax, is in the works, though you likely won’t see an 802.11ax router in your local retailer until 2018. But what […]

Blizzard is Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

Blizzard is Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

Blizzard announced over the weekend that it intends to end support for gamers on Windows XP and Vista by the end of 2017. “Starting later this year, we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm,” […]

New iPhone Features

New iPhone Features

Apple’s next three models of the iPhone — the iPhone 8 and two updated versions of iPhone 7 — will sport a long-awaited feature: wireless charging, according to an industry analyst with a track record of being right about the company’s plans. The new iPhone models, which are expected to come in 4.7-in, 5.5-in and […]

IT SUPPORT

IT SUPPORT

We find that most of our competition worries more about the money or bottom line than they do about customer service. It amazes me how bad some IT companies treat their clients even though they charge more than we do. Frankenstein Computers always places the customer’s needs before our own. We will do whatever it […]

AMD Back in the CPU Race?

AMD Back in the CPU Race?

AMD hasn’t had much happening in the computer processor field for quite some time. The last processor released was the Piledriver series in 2012, yes that’s 5 years ago. However they’ve recently announced a counter to Intel’s newest i-series processors. AMD’s newest AM4 socket and processor, designated Ryzen, has matched the new i-series processors point […]