ExtremeTech explains: What is DirectX 12?

It’s been over 18 months since we first visited the topic of DirectX 12 and what features and benefits it would bring to modern gaming. Much has happened since.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/178904-directx-12-detailed-backwards-compatible-with-all-recent-nvidia-gpus-will-deliver-mantle-like-capabilities

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New Facebook Marketing Tool Chews Up Data, Spits It Out

Facebook has launched Topic Data, a new service that reveals to advertisers the subjects users discuss, the brands and products they use, and the activities they follow. Marketers will be able to sift through data compilations of what users say about events, brands, subjects and activities. Facebook’s 1.3 billion users can not choose to be excluded from the mix — but their data will be anonymized and aggregated to protect their identities. Facebook has partnered with DataSift to provide an API for delivery of data analyses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81834.html?rss=1

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New Chinese handset shows consumers remain fixated on sapphire iPhones

Apple’s iPhone component choices are once again a trending topic of conversation following the announcement of a low-cost, sapphire-covered smartphone from a little-known Chinese electronics firm.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/425138f1/sc/46/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C140Cnew0Echinese0Ehandset0Eshows0Econsumers0Eremain0Efixated0Eon0Esapphire0Eiphones/story01.htm

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GameWorks FAQ: AMD, Nvidia, and game developers weigh in on the GameWorks controversy

UE4 Elemental demo, with the fire dude outside his fiery citadel of fire
Nvidia’s GameWorks has been a hot topic in the news again, but what do actual game developers think of the program? We asked them — and the answers may surprise you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/183411-gameworks-faq-amd-nvidia-and-game-developers-weigh-in-on-the-gameworks-controversy

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How to protect your computer from viruses and hackers

“Protect your computer” is undoubtedly the best advice you can be given.

This is such an important topic that we’re actually going to offer guidelines from the FBI’s official online website, which we’ve either modified or quoted verbatim. We’ll also provide some personal advice and tips in order to help you better understand these guidelines.

While these guidelines are geared for your computer, they also hold true for many of your digital devices, notably your smartphone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/02/how-to-protect-your-computer-from-viruses-and-hackers/

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