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September 13th, 2013 The WAN Show Document


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#1 LinusTech

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

Topic Callouts---

Steam Announces Family/Friends Sharing

IOS7 + Iphone 5S/5C

Comcast/Verizon throttling...

GTA V Cost metric butt tons to make



OMG DROPBOX IS READING YOUR STU- maybe not...

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55825-dropbox-reading-your-documents/

Opens the file to create a document preview that is available in their website view


Steam Family Sharing

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55436-steam-announces-family-sharing/

Family and “close friends”

Authorized devices only (a lot like their current two step authorization process?)


Guest Topics


Nokia was testing Android on Lumia line before MS sale

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/56126-nokia-was-testing-android-on-lumias-before-microsoft-sale/

- How do you feel about the way everyone seems to be moving towards hardware/software (MS/Nokia, Goog/Motorola, Apple/...Apple, Samsung to develop own OS? They’ve been talking about it)

- Would a Lumia 1020 have been an ideal Android phone? A Galaxy competitor?


Apple Town Hall

- New bigger pixels camera

- 64-bit processor (Samsung SO quick to announce they’re heading there), Apple pushing entire ecosystem like they did on desktop. Will Android migrate like Windows did?, brings app development on desktop and mobile closer,

- Fingerprint scanner (works with hash, locally encrypted, doen’t store on server, looks for life signs, but doesn’t work great if wet or sweaty) - great mythbusters

- iWork free on iOS, and in cloud, but still costs money on Apple…. If all free… MUCH better solution than Google Drive and more flexible than Office…

- 5C plastic (er polycarbonate) unibody, sililcon cases (mine’s shipping is delayed), bigger battery, 8MP cam, bigger facetime cam pixels, more LTE bands, no wireless AC, $99/199, video is brutal

- 5S A7 64-bit, fingerprint, 3 colours (gold black space grey), dual LED flash, 120fps, real leather cases, 199,299,399

- It’s awesome that my old iPhone 4 is getting support for the new OS, but many features (airdrop, panorama, siri) still missing. oh well. At least there’s a plan and I get square photo mode.... Galaxy S Vibrant contrast…

- embarassing Microsoft video: http://bgr.com/2013/09/13/microsoft-iphone-parody-video/


Phonebloks - marques topic

Compatibility, This would be a massive project for any company to actually join up with

swappable blocks

- “Phone worth keeping”

- tailored phone experienced, easy upgrades

- goal is to reduce waste, but is the desktop PC really any different and we’re moving away from that. Let’s look at the reasons: size, convenience, compatibility challenges, etc

- Getting manufacturer support… uh not sure about that.


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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Doesn’t Want to Go to Prison

http://www.dailytech.com/Yahoo+CEO+Marissa+Mayer+Feared+Treason+for+Failing+to+Comply+with+NSA+Requests/article33375.htm

- “If we don’t comply, it’s treason.” She can’t talk about it because that’s treason too…

- If you’re incarcerated, then you obviously can’t do much to protect your users at that point either

- Basically the NSA has tech companies by the balls

- Should CEOs yield or hold fast even if it means going to jail? Would US gvmnt actually imprison them?


Intel announces Quark Family SoC

http://anandtech.com/show/7305/intel-announces-quark-soc-a-tiny-soc-for-tiny-devices

- New SoC line - perhaps to compete with ARM’s Cortex M & Cortex R

- targeting 10-20% size of existing low end Atom (Silvermont) for the core itself

- For “internet of things” devices & wearables

- “open architecture” means hooks in the silicon to add others’ IP block… The core will not be licenseable like ARM

- Showed off a bracelent


Intel demos 14nm Broadwell

http://anandtech.com/show/7318/intel-demos-14nm-broadwell-up-to-30-lower-power-than-haswell

30% reduction in power usage by soc - same performance level

In the end will this even change much?

In the comments section Jarred Walton ran some interesting numbers…

13.3" Haswell ULT Ultrabook idles (with the screen at 200 nits) at <5W

Of that 5W, probably only .5W-1.0W is going to the CPU core, 2-3W to the LCD, and the rest to the motherboard and other devices.

Reducing the CPU power use to 0W would only cut total power use by another 25% at best.

And he is likely not that far off...



Activision Blizzard hires major lobby firm to do… something about S.134

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55135-activision-blizzard-hires-major-lobby-firm-to-prepare-for-video-game-legislation/

- Activision Blizzard has not said what htier position is on the bill

- The bill want comprehensive study of the effects (particularly detrimental ones) of violent games and programming

- Do violent games make children more likely to act out? What about individuals who are already more aggressive?


Simple browser tool install allows you to preload entire youtube videos

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/49606-preload-entire-youtube-videos-by-disabling-dash-playback/

YES THIS IS AWESOME

So tired of trying to scrub through a video and waiting for the same part ive seen multiple times load every single time



Comcast and Verizon throttling youtube and netflix while RCN lets it flow

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53243-comcast-and-verizon-throttling-youtube-and-netflix-usage-while-rcn-lets-it-flow/

RCN Crushing the Boston local competition due to, in no small part, Netflix Open Connect

free caching equipment offered to make speeds of their content better, they refused it

In USA wide testing, Google Fiber and CableVision(two Open Connect users) top the list

- Net-neutrality is a thing people… So much more to your internet plan than just advertised speed!

- LOVE the way Netflix is fighting back by giving this data to the people & letting them make the call. Good on RCN for doing this.

- The Internet Must Go Mockumentary:


New PS Vita - thinner, longer battery life… and colours!

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/54677-sony-announces-new-ps-vita-thinner-longer-battery-life-and-colors/

Planned to be bundled with PS4? Maybe if you get a PS4+Vita it will equate the price of an XBone?

- When your announcement includes things like “cutting pricing of proprietary cards” instead of “supporting standards that are already ubiquitious…” ugh.

- who cares. Android gaming will dominate.


instagram getting ads

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/instagram-ads_n_3893697.html?ir=Technology

Allowed video length conveniently 15 seconds, lines up to TV ad space

ToS change back in Dec that everyone was freaking out about? 50% growth since Feb…

Does adblock work for individual applications?

- the goal is to make the marketing integrate into the experience a la vogue magazine (or LTT?)


GTA V Costs metric butt tons to make

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/54499-gta-v-most-expensive-video-game-in-history-%E2%80%93-budget-more-than-high-budget-hollywood-films/

Would be the second highest budgeted film EVER

What does this mean for gaming industry vs film industry

- more than double any other game ever

- Comparable to VERY big budget movies… CGI costs what it costs...


Sales charts speak doom for gaming companies?

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/54852-this-sales-chart-predicts-doom-for-sony-and-nintendo/

Wii U release date = Nov/Dec 2012

Things like sony consoles would see a big jump if this chart extended until PS4 was release, not really fair due to being between release dates


AMD adds Saints row IV to Never Settle Forever gold tier

http://anandtech.com/show/7297/saints-row-iv-added-to-amds-never-settle-forever-gold-tier

11 games now available to gold tier, although you do only get to pick 3

They are expecting to add at least one more game to the lineup before the year is out


AMD to name Volcanic Island r200 series

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/54995-amd-volcanic-island-name-changer200-series/

examples ->

R9-series would be the high-end

R8-series would be high/mid end ish

R7-series would be mid end


AMD Radeon R9 290      

AMD Radeon R8 370

 

incredibly confusing.

                     

Starcraft MMO hits kickstarter

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55598-starcraft-mmo-gets-funded-in-kickstarter/

Apparently blizzard has given their blessing and permission…

Need a copy of SCII but the free starter edition counts…

I guess blizzard is hoping for more people to play this and in turn want to buy the full game???





Petition not to bring GTA V to pc due to piracy, made by console gamers

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55405-petition-agianst-a-gta-v-pc-port/

GTA V shouldn’t be released on PC “so PC Gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games”

7583 sigs compared to 340,000 signatures who support bringing GTA V to PC.

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-games-dont-make-a-pc-version-of-gta-v#share


Images of Haswell-e x99 chipset motherboard running DDR4 memory surface from IDF

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55380-intel-demonstrates-haswell-e-cpu-with-ddr4-memory-on-x99-chipset-based-motherboard/

New motherboards required for Haswell-e due to different power draw and memory controller

8 core SKU’s

20 MB of L3 smart cache

TDPs around 130 – 140W

No specs listed of the actual computer on display other than the fact that it was haswell-e and running DDR4


ASUS t100 bay trail based 2in1 tablet announced!

http://anandtech.com/show/7316/asus-introduces-t100-bay-trail-based-2in1-tablet

Shortest Anandtech article ever? I thought something was wrong with my browser…

Dockable

11 hours of battery life

10.1″ 1366 x 768 IPS

1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 and 2GB dual-channel memory.

32GB Transformer Book T100 tablet is $349, while the 64GB version costs $399. For the price you get a pre-installed copy of Office 2013 as well as the keyboard dock


Outlook finally adds imap support

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/55769-outlookcom-finally-adds-imap-support/

we now have a richer email experience across devices and apps, including those not using EAS, such as Mac Mail and Thunderbird on a Mac.

Believe EAS to be better due to battery and network efficiency but some clients dont support it so by adding IMAP support they open it up to a wider potential audience


J.K. Rowling to release extension of the Harry Potter universe

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108842

Milking the cow or expanding the universe?

Takes place 70 years before the book


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

I look forward to the Archive. I missed the show this week :P


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

Interesting topics this week, hopefully the archive will be uploaded soon.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

I look forward to the Archive. I missed the show this week :P

http://www.twitch.tv...ech/b/461003714

 

Here it is.


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

Interesting topics this week, hopefully the archive will be uploaded soon.

http://www.twitch.tv...ech/b/461003714


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

Hi Linus, check my signature so you wont sound goofy at next time :P


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

Did anyone notice Slick's hickey? :D



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

Hi Linus, check my signature so you wont sound goofy at next time :P

 

At least we all know now thanks for clarifying lol


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

Is the latest WAN Show not showing up on Twitch for anyone else?



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

Is the latest WAN Show not showing up on Twitch for anyone else?

 

WAN show is over, now its the after party.

 

http://www.twitch.tv/luke_lafr


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

Is the latest WAN Show not showing up on Twitch for anyone else?

 

I don't see it either. No mention of it on twitter about technical issues. I'm guessing Twitch must still be processing it into the archives.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:55 AM

I don't see it either. No mention of it on twitter about technical issues. I'm guessing Twitch must still be processing it into the archives.

and no doc on the forum either :(


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