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PC Games Are Installing Low-Level Drivers in Windows

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No one likes dealing with cheaters in video games. However, Call of Duty’s Ricochet anti-cheat system is installing low-level drivers to Windows PCs, which might be going a little further than most users would prefer.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/761510/pc-games-are-installing-low-level-drivers-in-windows/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave LeClair

How to 3D-print your own sex toy

Billie Ruben wrote up a guide on how to 3D-print sex toys the right way. Just rolling one off the printer and into a human body being absolutely out of the question due to the materials and the layer lines being perfect food and habitats for germs. — Read the rest

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

Your Wi-Fi May Feel Faster on a Windows 11 Laptop—Here’s Why

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Microsoft confirms that it’s adding Wi-Fi Dual Station support to Windows 11, a feature that will significantly improve wireless internet performance on laptops equipped with compatible hardware, specifically Qualcomm FastConnect modules with 4-Stream DBS. Or in plain English, your crappy Wi-Fi may feel a lot faster on a Windows 11 laptop.

With Wi-Fi Dual Station support, the Windows 11 operating system “can now leverage two concurrent Wi-Fi connections” to provide “Ethernet-like reliability and latency” over a wireless network. In most cases, that means your Dual Station-compatible laptop will utilize your router’s 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (or 6Ghz) bands simultaneously to avoid jitter and congestion.

We expect all sorts of hardware manufacturers to take advantage of Wi-Fi Dual Station, but Qualcomm is currently leading the charge with its FastConnect systems. In a blog post celebrating the new feature, Qualcomm claimed a 4x reduction in latency when using a Windows 11 laptop with its 4-Stream DBS system with off-the-shelf Wi-Fi 6 routers.

To our surprise, Microsoft claims that Valve helped develop the Wi-Fi Dual Station system. The company has already added Wi-Fi Dual Station support to the Steamworks SDK, which many games (including CS:GO and DOTA 2) use for networking. Perhaps Valve is interested in bringing the feature to its upcoming Steam Deck, which does support Qualcomm’s FastConnect system. (Though the Steam Deck runs a custom Linux distro out of the box—maybe Wi-Fi Dual Station will come to Linux?)

If that’s not enough to convince you of Wi-Fi Dual Station’s capabilities, AMD and Qualcomm are working together to bring this tech to AMD laptops. Clearly, Microsoft and Qualcomm have developed a breakthrough solution to wireless internet latency.

But you probably won’t experience this breakthrough for a while. Wi-Fi Dual Station requires a laptop with a FastConnect subsystem that supports Wi-Fi 6 and 4-stream DBS tech. In other words, a high-end PC with a Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 or 6700 module. (You’ll also need a Wi-Fi 6 router.)

And the time of writing, your best bet is to buy one of Acer’s new Windows 11 laptops, which contain Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 modules. Lenovo says that it plans to stick these same modules in future laptops, though it hasn’t provided a release date or even a general timeline for such products.

Source: Qualcomm via PC Gamer

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/99990/your-wi-fi-may-feel-faster-on-a-windows-11-laptop-heres-why/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

How to Roll Back the Kernel in Linux

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If your Linux PC suddenly has issues after an update to your system, it’s possible a Linux kernel update is at fault. Fortunately, rolling back or switching to another kernel is relatively easy to do on Debian, Arch, and Fedora systems. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/740797/how-to-roll-back-the-kernel-in-linux/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jordan Gloor

How to Turn Your Old Computer Into a Media Streamer

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When your aging laptop or desktop computer is slowing to a crawl to get through day-to-day tasks, you don’t necessarily have to recycle it or hand it off to someone else. Your old machine can be turned into a media streaming device in its retirement, taking it easy as it serves up videos, music, photos, and more to…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-turn-your-old-computer-into-a-media-streamer-1847768007
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Nield

How to Choose the Best NVMe SSD for Your PlayStation 5

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Want to expand your storage space on the PlayStation 5? Before you buy any old NVMe drive, you’ll need to make sure it’s compatible with Sony’s console. We’ll explain how to determine this.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/753125/how-to-choose-the-best-nvme-ssd-for-your-ps5/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

What Is a Capture Card, and Do I Need One?

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If you’re thinking about live video game streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you might wonder whether you need a capture card. The quick answer is easy: For streaming from a console like a PlayStation or Xbox via a PC, yes, you do. For streaming PC gameplay, the answer is generally no—but sometimes yes.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/752507/what-is-a-capture-card-and-do-i-need-one/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ian Paul

What Is Proton for Steam, and How Does It Affect Gaming on Linux?

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Remember the days when gaming on Linux was hard to imagine? Thanks to the Proton compatibility layer and firms focusing on Linux, gaming on Linux has gotten much better over the past few years. But what exactly is Proton, and why is it important for Linux gaming?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/752212/what-is-proton-for-steam-and-how-does-it-affect-gaming-on-linux/
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How to Use Interactive Dates in Google Docs

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If you want to include an interactive date in your document, Google Docs gives you simple ways to do it. Once you insert it, you can customize the format and use the date to schedule an event in Google Calendar.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/746310/how-to-use-interactive-dates-in-google-docs/
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How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows Using Media Creation Tool

Featured-Windows-Clean-Installation-Medi Performing a clean installation of Windows can help you out with the accumulated hard disk and slow boot problems of an older PC. Here are the detailed steps to achieve a clean install of Windows using Microsoft’s media creation tool. It’s very easy: the only things you need are an existing authorized Windows copy and a USB flash drive. 1. Make a Backup of Your Files First Going for a clean installation means all your programs, settings, and files will be removed. Actually, there is an option to retain personal files and apps, but if you really want… Read more14727503.gif

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