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Tim Schiesser (Scorpus)
TechSpot Staff, from Australia
Technology has always been a fascinating and engrossing aspect of the world, which lead me to start writing about it many years ago. I still remember building my first desktop computer back in 2008, an event that kick started my love of tinkering with PC hardware, and the time I picked up the very first Android device which got me hooked on smartphones. As well as studying electrical engineering, I enjoy gaming, watching a variety of sports, and the occasional jam on my saxophone, as well as hanging out with mates in Australia.
- Scorpus was last seen:
- Dec 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Microsoft Research has developed a new tool designed to help prevent people creating weak passwords for themselves. Known as 'Telepathwords', the system takes each character that you type for your desired password and attempts to guess the next one, giving...
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Google is looking to expand the reach of their Chrome apps beyond desktop operating systems, targeting mobile devices in a new project. As discovered by The Next Web, Google has discovered a method for porting Chrome applications from desktop platforms...
For the first time in 17 years, the USB connector we've all come to know and love is set to change with a new plug type proposed by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group. The Type-C connector will break compatibility with...
Intel is readying two new lines of high-capacity solid state drives - Fultondale and Pleasantdale - for release sometime in late 2014. However during internal testing of the SSDs, Intel has discovered a few issues that require some changes to...
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Welcome back to TechSpot's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! Tim is our features editor, specializing in mobile device reviews (you've probably watched some of his awesome video reviews in our YouTube channel), but he also covers news on a regular basis....
We've already seen Valve's prototype Steam Machine with high-end internals, but system-builder iBuyPower is preparing something a little more modest. For the price of an Xbox One ($499), starting in 2014 the company will sell you a Steam Machine in...
The current Windows arrangement sees three different versions running on a range of devices. Windows Phone is designed for ARM-based smartphones up to around six inches in size; Windows RT is for ARM-based tablets and PCs; and of course there's...
Intel still has a lot of work to do to cut in to ARM's hold on the tablet and smartphone market share, but as we head into 2014, the company is pulling out all the stops. Today a new Atom...
- June 15
- Full Name:
- Tim Schiesser
- System Specs:
- PC name:
- Intel Core i5-3570
- Motherboard, Memory:
- ASRock Z77 Extreme4, 16 GB DDR3
- 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC
- Logitech Z-680
- 240 GB Samsung EVO SSD, 2+1 TB HDD
- Case, cooling:
- Corsair Obsidian 550D, Corsair TX850 PSU, Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
- Other Peripherals:
- 3x BenQ GW2760, Corsair Vengeance K90, Razer Deathadder
- Operating System:
- Windows 8.1 Pro x64