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Euro Truck Simulator Is Taking Wheel Customization Very Seriously

I haven’t spent much time with the customization options in Euro Truck Simulator 2, mostly because I’ve been too busy causing accidents and being just as bad at parking as I am in real life. But those of you who want even more control over every aspect of your fantasy truck will be pleased to know SCS Software is bringing you “ultimate wheel customization.”

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GTA V Mod Adds 4K Textures, Game Looks Utterly Ridiculous

Earlier this year, Martin Bergman was working on a GTA V graphics mod that looked positively unreal . It’s still not out—he’s been keeping busy with Battlefront —but another modder (Josh Romito) has stepped in and done pretty much the same thing. Only his mod is available right now.

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Bask In The Wonderful Badness Of A Cheap Coast Guard Game

Feeling seasick? Don’t worry, Finn Asdair and the brave men and women of generic country’s Coast Guard are here to help. This bold new $19.99 simulation adventure on Steam is bold, new, $19.99 and on Steam. For more than that, watch me play.

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America: The Video Game Trailer

One of the weird things about Steam’s Early Access is that you play a game, stop playing, move on and forget it ever existed. Then when it actually comes out, you’re like “uh, it’s already out, I played it months/years ago”, and then get a little confused. So it is with BroForce.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things, then, well, you probably haven’t played Metal Gear Solid.

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Mad Max: The Kotaku Review

A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad Max for Kotaku. I never would have finished this game if someone wasn’t paying me to do so. If this were Thunderdome, I would have let Mad Max win.

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Holy Crap, The Last Lap Of The United SportsCar Race Was Chaos On Chaos

Today’s United SportsCar race at Road America was insanity from start to finish, but one lap stood heads, tails and balls above the rest: the last one. Jörg Bergmeister and Pierre Kaffer were side-by-side battling for second place, and the PC leader disappeared from TV while the guy who was second took the win.

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The Opening of Full House Remade In GTA V

Michael, Trevor, Franklin, Lester. They’re one big family after all, just like the cast of Full House. Merfish and his friends recreated the classic show’s intro, and while I don’t remember anyone falling off a truck or getting hit by a cable car, they really did nail the whole thing.

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Central Manuals Lets You Find and Download User Manuals for Free

Central Manuals Lets You Find and Download User Manuals for Free

Unless you can think of a clever way to store them, user manuals are kind of a hassle to keep around. When you find yourself in need of one, however, Central Manuals lets you find and download them for free in the PDF format.

Let’s face it, most of us throw these things away unless we’re totally clueless about a particular product. With Central Manuals, there’s no need to worry because their collection of manuals is extensive. You can search by type or brand, and they have practically everything covered. There are manuals for cameras, camcorders, smartphones, mp3 players, tablets, eBook readers, smart watches, activity trackers, and video game consoles. You can even find instruction manuals for software. You can start finding the manuals you need at the link below.

Central Manuals – Find and download free of charge | Central Manuals

What Really Happens When You Delete Something from Your PC

If you want to sell or get rid of your computer, it’s important to make sure there isn’t any leftover data that someone could get to. When it comes to NTFS-formatted hard drives, simply deleting your files isn’t enough—even if you empty your recycle bin—but there are still a few things you can do.

When you "delete" a file, it gets moved to the trash or recycle bin in your operating system. However, as Linus from the Techquickie YouTube channel explains, emptying the trash or recycle bin doesn’t remove that data. The only thing removed when you empty the trash or recycle bin is the master file table reference, which merely tells the operating system where the file was located. Essentially, you’re only removing the map to the data—not the data itself—while also giving the operating system permission to overwrite that area of the hard drive. This is why some data is recoverable with special software or the right set of skills.

Lingering data is not something you want if you’re selling or giving your system away, so there are a couple options you have to ensure your data stays truly deleted:

  • Delete and rewrite: You delete all of the data on the hard drive to the best of your ability and then rewrite over the old data with new random data over and over again. There are a number of tools that will do this for you.
  • Physical destruction: You destroy the hard drive to the best of your ability. Boom. Obviously, this is not ideal if you want to sell your hard drive, but it is the one way to be absolutely sure your data is safe.

For a lot of you, this isn’t new information-and we’ve talked about it in one way or another before—but Linus does a great job of laying it out, so it’s a good explanation for tech beginners. Check out the full video above for more.

What Happens to Deleted Data as Fast As Possible | Techquickie (YouTube)