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For Sale – AMD FX-6300 & Asus 970 Pro Gaming Aura

I’ve decided to sell my FX-6300 & 970 Pro cpu & motherboard prior to fitting it. They’re both brand new still packaged up.

Only selling as moved house and had a baby, funds are tight and decided to get a second hand I5 from Humanitarian just to put me on for now.

It’s the same kit found here, just minus the RAM.

Artillery AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB RAM Silver Motherboard & Processor Bundle | maplin

Offers welcome, delivery is included in the price however I can also be available for collection.

PayPal gift (or +fees), bank transfer or cash on collection from Doncaster.

Price and currency: 120
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal or Bank Transfer
Location: Doncaster
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A brief update on the future: Bots, code and hot tubs – Asia News Center

“Data” and “code” are both four-letter words. And, tech evangelist James Whittaker delights in wielding both provocatively when he describes a future that he says is closer than many of us think.

The colorful tech pioneer, distinguished engineer, public speaker, and author is abundantly optimistic about what is ahead and smiles wryly when asked about those who lack his enthusiasm for change.

“Some people look to the future and see only the present,” he says in an interview during a quick trip to Singapore –  one of Asia’s top tech hubs. “But it’s not going to be like that.”

Here are some of his big prophecies:

  • Our world, and almost everything in it, will soon be “reduced to data”.
  • That means some jobs and industries will wither as new ones are created – just as they always have in times of technological change.
  • The coming transition, however, is sizing up to be biggest ever, and among the winners will be those who code.

It is all just part of history unfolding. We have, he argues, been in and out of technological flux for years. Cast your mind back to the 1980s, which were dominated by massive mainframe corporate computers. PCs then made technology accessible in the 1990s. The internet connected us in the 2000s. And, now the mobility of the 2010s is going to give way to the what he calls the “autonomous” era of the 2020s.

Things, he says, are going to start changing noticeably within the next five years, and will only accelerate. In many ways, the process has already kicked off. The cloud is in place and growing fast and data are being amassed at ever-increasing rates and aggregated in better, sharper and more potent ways.

“The real power behind all of this is the data being organized in the cloud,” says Whittaker who travels the world talking about the future and Microsoft’s significant and positive role in it.

The required technology has long been invented and developed. By around the turn of the next decade, the way we access information will start to alter radically. Many screen devices –  all but essential in our lives today – will begin to wane in popularity. Many of us will wear devices that keep track of what we say, do, react and feel. The same information will eventually be gathered by sensors built into everyday objects, like vehicles, houses, furniture, apparel and whatever. Mixed reality, which is now in its infancy, will come of age.

“User interfaces (UI) are mostly going to disappear over the next five years,” he says. “No typing, no searching, no getting a screen full of possibilities and having to left-swipe and right-swipe. Within five years, I think UI is going to mostly be voice, gestures, and data collected from sensors. The technology for this has existed for 10 years. People are still going to be carrying phones, but screens are going to be disappearing.”

Fading away too will be websites as personal bots become the norm. Bots will take on more and more communication and coordination functions on our behalf. They will scan and search data for us and offer up choices – and perhaps make some decisions –  for things like booking the most direct and best-value flight, recommending the right movie, and reserving a restaurant table. The list goes on. “You will be able to say: ‘Hey Cortana, book me and friend some time in the pub.’ And, my bot will arrange this by talking to my friend’s bot.”

Bots will also anticipate human needs. “For instance, when I arrive in Singapore in the future, ‘Singapore’ will know I am here and will suggest what I can do and experience.”

It will become commonplace for all sorts of machines to use algorithms to crunch through ever-growing chunks data and take on all sorts of day-to-day functions. This is the Internet of Things (IoT) in full flight. Of course, Whittaker is not alone in declaring that the IoT will change the way we work, learn, and play. However, he and his family in the United States are among the first to incorporate it into their lifestyle.  “My house is probably one of the smartest houses in the world,” he says proudly. “I wrote a lot of the code myself.”

His home can now autonomously monitor its own security, utility and other needs. It knows when someone visits while the family is away. It knows what appliances are on and how much electricity each is consuming – from the fridge to the microwave to the heating to the lights. It knew something was amiss in his kitchen days before a toaster shorted and burned out. Overall, Whittaker’s favorite smart appliance is his hot tub. He coded it to learn how to regulate the water temperature and tell when someone is using it. It has learned what chemicals are the best quality and value, and even when to buy them when they are on sale.

Igniting business transformation, reinventing the data center and helping nonprofits move to the cloud — Weekend Reading: Sept. 29 edition – The Official Microsoft Blog

This week was testament to the transformative power of technology, both collectively and individually — from the thousands of business leaders gathered at Microsoft’s annual IT conference to a Philippine teenager whose blindness isn’t stopping her from pursuing a dream of creating her own software.

A leader in digital transformation, Microsoft is launching a group that will help nonprofits move to the cloud. It is part of a new coalition focused on preparing U.S. workers for the digital economy. Microsoft is also partnering with two other companies to build the world’s first gas-powered data center.

Join us for a run through the week’s news.

Photo of Orlando, Florida from Ignite conference

Microsoft held its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite, in Orlando, Florida this week, welcoming more than 25,000 business customers. During the six-day event, the company showcased how it is helping customers transform their operations by integrating cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality across products and applications.

The conference, which wraps up today, included the announcement of a new programming language optimized for scalable quantum computers, as well as an expansion of Microsoft 365 with solutions to empower firstline workers and education customers. There was also news about new AI solutions for Dynamics 365 and additional capabilities for Microsoft Azure.

Addressing the audience at Ignite, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said technology is profoundly impacting sectors ranging from agriculture to medicine.

“There isn’t a single industry that isn’t being transformed,” he said. “We collectively have the opportunity to lead in this transformation.”

Photo of Satya Nadella, flanked by Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Nadella’s new book, “Hit Refresh,” was released globally this week. Nadella, who took over as Microsoft’s CEO in early 2014, describes “Hit Refresh” as an exploration of “the renaissance of a storied company and the implications of the coming wave of technology — artificial intelligence, mixed reality and quantum computing — which will soon disrupt the status quo impacting our lives, communities and economies.”

In writing the book, Nadella says, he set out to tell a story about “Microsoft’s quest to rediscover its soul and imagine a better future for everyone.” Nadella is donating all proceeds from the book to Microsoft Philanthropies.

Image of Christian Belady and Sean James at the new Advanced Energy Lab

In a neighborhood near downtown Seattle, Microsoft and two other companies are quietly working to reinvent the data center.

Microsoft, McKinstry and Cummins recently launched the Advanced Energy Lab, the world’s first gas-powered data center. The pilot facility has 20 racks of servers that are directly connected to natural gas pipes and fully powered by integrated fuel cells instead of traditional electrical gear. That radically simplifies the process of powering servers and could almost double the energy efficiency of data centers — all while reducing costs and improving reliability.

“Right now, data centers are powered by the electrical grid, which flows from a power plant, through multiple substations and transmission lines, and then must be converted into the right voltage for a data center before we can use it,” write Christian Belady and Sean James, general manager and principal, respectively, for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations.

“With fuel cells powered directly from the natural gas line, we cut out all those steps, and remove the energy losses that occur through this long transmission process.”

Photo of people at nonprofit in Uganda

Early last year, Microsoft Philanthropies committed to donating $1 billion in cloud computing resources for nonprofit organizations. On Monday, the company furthered that promise with the announcement of a new Technology for Social Impact group dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations worldwide move to the cloud and provide the support they need.

The new group will bring value to the nonprofit community in various ways, including discounts on Surface Books and Surface Pros and access to Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits, a “complete, intelligent solution” that will empower organizations to be more creative and collaborate more easily.

“This new team will build the kind of robust ecosystem that today works so well for businesses,” writes Justin Spelhaug, Microsoft Philanthropies general manager. “We will continue to donate and discount cloud services for nonprofits.”

Logo for the new Rework America Task Force

As industries are being reshaped by technology, the needs of the U.S. labor market continue shifting. In an effort to help modernize the nation’s workforce, Microsoft and other leaders formed a new coalition called the Rework America Task Force. Announced by the Markle Foundation on Wednesday, the group will focus on labor market reform that includes training workers in essential 21st century skills.

“Too many Americans are being left behind by the changes brought about by globalization and technology,” says Zoë Baird, Markle Foundation CEO and president. “Workers deserve good jobs, solid career paths, and income growth.

“At the same time, American businesses deserve a skilled workforce, ready for the new, digital economy,” Baird says. “The system wasn’t going to change on its own, so we’ve brought together some of the boldest leaders of all perspectives to tackle this challenge head-on.”

Photo of ninth-grader Crystal Jhoy Banzil, who takes classes at the Microsoft-supported ATRIEV — Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired

Technology is a powerful force not just for large organizations, but also for individuals around the world. This week we met ninth-grader Crystal Jhoy Banzil, who lives in the Philippines. She is blind, but is confident that technology will help her forge an independent and productive life and career.

Banzil wants to learn how to code and someday create her own software. She takes afterschool classes at ATRIEV — Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired — a Philippine nongovernmental organization that provides access to information technology for those without sight or who have low vision. Microsoft has supported ATRIEV since 2008 as part of its YouthSpark Coding for Accessibility program.

Banzil and her fellow students are learning to become digitally literate. “I really want to improve and build on things I already know and the things I am about to learn,” she says.

Photo of Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm, founders of Mixer

We were also inspired by two other young people we met this week. Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm were just 13 and 15 when they launched their first startup, a company so successful that Salsamendi dropped out of high school to help build it.

What began as a gaming-server hosting business grew into the duo’s multimillion-dollar company well before either had graduated high school. They pivoted their hosting service to live game streaming, named it Beam for its faster-than-light latency and went on to win TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016, an annual technology startup contest.

In August of 2016, Microsoft acquired Beam, now known as Mixer. The same month, the business partners moved across the country, bought a house in Redmond and started their lives as roommates and Microsoft employees.

Today, Salsamendi and Boehm are 19 and 21 years old, respectively, and have joined up with Xbox on a shared vision: to build a vibrant and interactive gaming community.

Image from movie Spider-Man: Homecoming

Fall is a good time for settling in with a good movie or TV show, and we’ve got two vintage faves for you.

Star Trek: Discovery” is now available on CBS All Access to tell fans what happened in the years leading up to Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise. You won’t find it on broadcast TV, so download and try it free for a week. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” reboots the enduring franchise and is available from the Movies & TV section of the Windows store three weeks before it’s on Blu-ray.

Game of Thrones” fans can tune into the seventh season, as new alliances are forged and old enemies meet each other on the battlefield. If that isn’t enough action for you, check out “Awakening the Nightmare: Halo Wars 2,” now available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The expanded game features new campaign missions, two new multiplayer leaders, two new multiplayer maps and more.

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend, and come back next Friday for the next Weekend Reading!

For Sale – Linksys EA6900 & D-Link DWA-192 Adapter

**Both are available as a bundle for £70 delivered**

**Separately for £30 each plus postage costs (Which I estimate to be £7 per item, as long as I can find a buyer for each)**

**jcm27 has first refusal on the router if sold separately**

For sale is my Linksys EA6900 AC1900 wireless router along with a D-Link DWA-192 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 AC1900 adapter to get you connected at the fastest possible Wi-Fi speed (That the router is capable of). This means as long as you have a USB 3.0 connection on your computer/laptop you can enjoy 802.11ac speeds!

Both items are in good condition bar some cosmetic marks.

Both are highly regarded as excellent performers (Just google their names and read the reviews). More info at:

DWA-192 – AC1900 Ultra Wi Fi USB Adapter

Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Router

The adapter is in original box and comes with the USB 3.0 cable, instructions and installation disc.

The Router doesn’t have it’s original box but will be safely packaged. It comes with power lead, ethernet cable and 3 antennas (Not pictured). Original firmware is installed but can be loaded with a custom firmware (DD-WRT, Tomato)

Both will be boxed up to post to the winning bidder but you are more than welcome to come and collect if you wish.

Price and currency: £70 inc postage for both or £30 plus postage individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Stanwell, TW19
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Linksys EA6900 & D-Link DWA-192 Adapter

**Both are available as a bundle for £70 delivered**

**Separately for £30 each plus postage costs (Which I estimate to be £7 per item, as long as I can find a buyer for each)**

**jcm27 has first refusal on the router if sold separately**

For sale is my Linksys EA6900 AC1900 wireless router along with a D-Link DWA-192 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 AC1900 adapter to get you connected at the fastest possible Wi-Fi speed (That the router is capable of). This means as long as you have a USB 3.0 connection on your computer/laptop you can enjoy 802.11ac speeds!

Both items are in good condition bar some cosmetic marks.

Both are highly regarded as excellent performers (Just google their names and read the reviews). More info at:

DWA-192 – AC1900 Ultra Wi Fi USB Adapter

Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Router

The adapter is in original box and comes with the USB 3.0 cable, instructions and installation disc.

The Router doesn’t have it’s original box but will be safely packaged. It comes with power lead, ethernet cable and 3 antennas (Not pictured). Original firmware is installed but can be loaded with a custom firmware (DD-WRT, Tomato)

Both will be boxed up to post to the winning bidder but you are more than welcome to come and collect if you wish.

Price and currency: £70 inc postage for both or £30 plus postage individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Stanwell, TW19
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Linksys EA6900 & D-Link DWA-192 Bundle

**Both are available as a bundle for £70 delivered**

**Separately for £30 each plus postage costs (Which I estimate to be £7 per item, as long as I can find a buyer for each)**

**jcm27 has first refusal on the router if sold separately**

For sale is my Linksys EA6900 AC1900 wireless router along with a D-Link DWA-192 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 AC1900 adapter to get you connected at the fastest possible Wi-Fi speed (That the router is capable of). This means as long as you have a USB 3.0 connection on your computer/laptop you can enjoy 802.11ac speeds!

Both items are in good condition bar some cosmetic marks.

Both are highly regarded as excellent performers (Just google their names and read the reviews). More info at:

DWA-192 – AC1900 Ultra Wi Fi USB Adapter

Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Router

The adapter is in original box and comes with the USB 3.0 cable, instructions and installation disc.

The Router doesn’t have it’s original box but will be safely packaged. It comes with power lead, ethernet cable and 3 antennas (Not pictured). Original firmware is installed but can be loaded with a custom firmware (DD-WRT, Tomato)

Both will be boxed up to post to the winning bidder but you are more than welcome to come and collect if you wish.

Price and currency: £70 inc postage for both or £30 plus postage individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Stanwell, TW19
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – 2x Apple Airport Express 802.11n

For sale 2x Apple Airport Express 802.11n A1264, both boxed and fully working, in used condition.
Was using them to stream music via optical out.

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Price and currency: £28 each
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal Gift or Bank Transfer
Location: South Queensferry
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Play Forza Motorsport 7 Today with Xbox One and Windows 10 Demos, Check Out Our Launch Trailer and More!

We’re excited to let everyone know that the official Forza Motorsport 7 demo for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC will be available today for download at 10 a.m. PDT, with three unique racing experiences showcasing the depth and breadth of the experiences available in the game. You can read all about what to expect in our recent Xbox Wire post.

In addition to getting ready for the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 by immersing yourselves in the demos, check out our launch trailer for the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made!

This stunning 4K video captured with all in-game footage gives you a glimpse of the thrill of real-world racing at the limit that you can experience in Forza Motorsport 7. Feel the adrenaline rush with HDR, authentic engine response and realistic audible and visual experiences. Also, for the first time ever, customize your racing style alongside your vehicle with a massive Driver Gear collection, taking your Drivatar to the next level.

With Forza Motorsport 7, everyone can experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at their limit. Collect over 700 Forzavista cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches available in any racing game. Master over 30 famous environments with dynamic conditions that change every time you race.

As part of today’s announcements, Forza is also revealing the “Voices of Motorsports” contributors that will be featured in Forza Motorsport 7. This year’s list includes past and current racing drivers, automotive industry designers, automotive journalists and automotive personalities, each bringing their own unique perspective to racing, driving and automotive passion. This year’s roaster of more than 15 people including:

  • Charlie Turner – Editor-in-Chief of Top Gear Magazine
  • Jonny Lieberman – Senior Features Editor at Motor Trend Magazine
  • Josef Newgarden – Professional IndyCar Driver, (and newly minted 2017 Champion!) with Team Penske, also a Forza Ambassador
  • Katherine Legge – Professional Driver with Michael Shank Racing, participating in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IMSA driver; retired IndyCar and Champ Car driver
  • Ken Block – Professional Rally Driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, participating in FIA World Rallycross Championship, also a Forza Ambassador
  • Kim Wolfkill – Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track
  • Lyn St. James – retired Professional Driver in IndyCar and ChampCar series, Speaker
  • Magnus Walker – Porschephile, Author, Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, and original “Urban Outlaw”
  • Mark Roberts – Chief Designer McLaren Automotive
  • Matt Farah – Automotive Journalist, Podcaster and Founder of The Smoking Tire
  • Pat Devereux – Automotive Journalist
  • Pat Long – Professional Sportscar Driver with Wright Motorsports, participating in Pirelli World Challenge also a Porsche Factory Driver and Porschephile
  • Ralph Gilles – Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
  • Rutledge Wood – NASCAR Commentator with NBC Sports, and TV Personality
  • Shannon McIntosh – Professional Driver, Racing Instructor and ForzaRC host
  • Tanner Foust – Professional Rally Driver with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX), participating in Red Bull Global Rallycross, also a Professional Stunt Driver, TV Personality and Forza Ambassador

Forza Motorsport 7 will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title (Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions included with single digital purchase at no additional cost) on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition owners and on Oct. 3 for Deluxe and Standard edition owners.

Wanted – 16GB (1×16 or 2×8) DDR3 1600 Memory

Hi Looking for the above.

1.5V or 1.35V both fine – low profile preferred (less of an issue if single stick!)

there dont seem to be many recent sales on here, but seem to be go for £50 so will start looking there – but can go up depending on whats offered…

Location: Edinburgh

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For Sale – Apple Magic Keyboard & Magic Trackpad 2

Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, both unboxed without lightning cables.

£110 for both inc P&P. Selling due to not using them, both work perfect and in good condition.

Price and currency: 110
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Liverpool
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