This week, EVGA is removing Nvidia, Nintendo is adding more 64, Uber is giving up security, and Amazon survived the NFL.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.
When it comes to videocards, one of the top brands for years is EVGA. The company makes a solid product and often does it at a more affordable price than many of its competitors. Despite the company offering a full range of computer components, most of its revenue comes from these video cards. Despite all of this, a recent report suggests that EVGA may be getting out of the video card business entirely.
One of the best parts of the Switch Online and Switch Online + Expansion Pack is the games that are available. For those who do not have the original classic hardware and games, it's a great way to easily play some of the top games of the past. For those of us who do have the classic hardware and games, it still brings new capabilities to those older games, like online multiplayer. That's why it's always exciting when Nintendo announces new games coming to the platform, and this batch is no different.
It seems like every company is constantly under attack from the outside world. Unfortunately, no amount of "IT responsibility training" can protect them from a phishing attack, no matter how many times the company forces employees to watch these videos. This week, Uber was the recipient of one of these social engineering attacks, which apparently allowed an 18-year-old to access the inner workings of the company and its computer systems.
This week, Amazon streamed its first NFL game on its platform, officially launching Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. From a broadcast perspective, it wasn't anything special or spectacular. However, there is one aspect of the stream that stands out in a crowded streaming market: it worked. And that is good news, and a big accomplishment, for the streaming industry.