Hardware

My First Hands-On With Surface Book

March 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

We’re still not able to distribute Surface Book in Ireland, but I got a very brief play with a demo unit in the office yesterday. What was it like? Let me preface it by saying that I have owned 3 high-end ultrabooks over the last few years: Asus UX31 which is a class piece of design, other than [...]

Broadcom & Intel Network Engineers Need A Good Beating

December 18, 2015 // 15 Comments

Your virtual machines lost network connectivity. Yeah, Aidan Smash … again. READ HERE: I’m tired of having to tell people to: Disable VMQ on 1 GbE NICs … no matter what … yes, that includes you … I don’t care what your excuse is … yes; you. That’s because VMQ on 1 GbE NICs is: On by [...]

Windows 10 Devices Launch

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is launching Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 & 950 XL phones, Band 2, and maybe more. Read on – here’s my live blog of the event. Already, thanks to a snafu by Microsoft, we know the specs of the new Lumia flagship handsets: We also know that there will be a dock for these [...]

Intel HD Graphics Family Disabled By Windows 10

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

I upgraded a couple of Ultrabooks to Windows 10 in the last week and both displayed (sorry!) the same issue; the graphics driver was not working correctly. My Toshiba KIRAbook couldn’t share to an external display. My Lenovo Yoga S1 had the same problem. I opened Device Manager and saw the above [...]
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