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  1. Hi Luke 

    I see you also like Plex. I was thinking you guys should do a show where you use Free Nas and plex and use the NAS as backup and home media storage but here a twist stream the media to a app locked 4K Tv it is possible:)        

  2. soundcloud.com/thewanshow/scrapyard-wars-season-5-wan-show-march-24-2017 Main News Topics Ryzen News (4 parts): Is Ryzen OC Performance governed by memory Clock Speed? (1/4) Source 1: Post from: DocSwag: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/753441-ryzens-infinity-fabric-clock-speed-is-linked-to-memory-clock-speed-might-explain-why-memory-ocs-make-a-noticeable-impact-in-performance-on-ryzen/ The clock speed at which the infinity fabric uses to connect the CCXs in Ryzen is governed by the memory clock speed. This could be part of the reason people have noticed such noticeable performance improvements from overclocking memory on Ryzen. A fix is coming!: AMD Ryzen's FMA3 system freeze issue detailed (2/4) Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/756571-amd-ryzens-fma3-system-freeze-issue-detailed-a-confirmed-fix-by-amd-is-in-the-works/ Source 2: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ryzen-amd-bios-fix-fma3-crash/ AMD confirmed on Monday that the company discovered why FMA3 code is causing system hangs on PCs using new Ryzen processors. They’ve also confirmed that the problem will be addressed by an upcoming BIOS fix. AMD's rumoured 180W 16-core Ryzen part will reportedly run at 3.1/3.6GHz (3/4) Source 1: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/amd_s_rumoured_180w_16-core_ryzen_part_will_reportedly_run_at_3_1_3_6ghz/1 Source 2: AMD's rumoured 180W 16-core Ryzen engineering samples are reportedly running at base/boost clock speeds of 3.1/3.6GHz, offering performance that would be similar to two R7 1700 CPUs. this new CPU model is rumoured to come on AMD's X399 socket (likely not final name) with quad-channel memory support and overclocking capabilities. FASTEST RYZEN 1800X SYSTEM IN THE WORLD (4/4) Source 1: https://level1techs.com/article/fastest-ryzen-1800x-system-world-2017-03-20 This is the fastest build that uses a single 1080Ti 6th fastest 1800X build over-all (any GPU type). Should we jump in the ring? Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones Source 1: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/apple-cuts-prices-on-lower-end-ipads-releases-red-iphones-1.3335498 Source 2: https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-red-iphone-7-and-new-cheaper-ipad-are-now-available/ The iPad Air 2 is being replaced by a new model simply called the iPad. It retains a 9.7-inch screen, but the display is brighter and the processor is faster. Its price starts at US$329 for 32 gigabytes of storage, down from $399. The standard-size iPad is now cheaper than the smaller Mini model. The 7.9-inch iPad Mini 4 now comes with 128 gigabytes of storage starting at $399, rather than $499 before. Apple is eliminating the 32-gigabyte model, which used to sell for $399. Apple is partnering with Product Red to release a red edition of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; for each phone sold, Apple is donating an unspecified amount to HIV and AIDS programs. Apple is doubling the storage on the smaller iPhone SE while keeping the $399 starting price. Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users Source 1: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-subscription-idUSKBN16U38A Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15043422/twitter-subscription-service-tweetdeck-survey Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals Even with 319 million users Twitter has failed to attract enough in advertising revenue to turn a profit Twitter is now conducting a survey "to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version of Tweetdeck," "We regularly conduct user research to gather feedback about people's Twitter experience and to better inform our product investment decisions, and we're exploring several ways to make Tweetdeck even more valuable for professionals." That version could include "more powerful tools to help marketers, journalists, professionals, and others in our community find out what is happening in the world quicker," Smartphone device can test sperm quality Source 1: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/smartphone-device-can-test-sperm-quality-1.3337386 Source 2: https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/23/researchers-make-super-cheap-smartphone-sperm-test/ The new technology works by using a combination of an optical attachment that can connect to a smartphone and a disposable device for loading a semen sample it "can analyze a video of an undiluted, unwashed semen sample in less than five seconds." with an accuracy of 98 per cent. The technology aims to make it easier and cheaper for men to test their sperm at home. The cost of the materials used to assemble it came to $4.45 USD The device is not yet available to the public and is still in the prototype stage. Google Maps to allow others to track your movements Source 1: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/google-maps-to-allow-others-to-track-your-movements-1.3336071 Source 2: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/google-maps-unveils-new-real-time-location-sharing-feature/article17601242.ece Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them. Could cause friction in relationships if one partner demands to know where the other is at all times. OR if parents insist their teenagers turn on the location-sharing option before they go out. ANNOUNCE SCRAPYARD WARS 5 WITH PAUL AND KYLE - THEY’LL BE AVAILABLE AT 5:30PM What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Dell 32 inch 8K Display Source 1: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11220/dells-32-inch-8k-up3218k-display-now-for-sale Source 2: http://www.pcgamer.com/dells-32-inch-8k-monitor-is-here-and-crazy-expensive/ $5,000 31.5" IPS Panel Resolution: 7680 × 4320 Brightness 400 cd/m² Brightness Contrast Ratio 1300:1 Refresh Rate 60 Hz 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB It’s part of Dell’s UltraSharp range, so it should to be color calibrated out of the box to dE <3. The display uses two DP1.4 inputs to provide enough bandwidth internal controller stitches together two 3840x4320 displays, similar to how the early 4K monitors did <1% of Steam users are running 4K right now http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey Move over big.Little: ARM Dynamiq ushers in a new era Source 1: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11213/arm-launches-dynamiq-biglittle-to-eight-cores-per-cluster Source 2: https://community.arm.com/processors/b/blog/posts/arm-dynamiq-technology-for-the-next-era-of-compute Dynamiq allows even MORE heterogeneous core configurations than big.Little DynamIQ is a larger cluster paradigm - with up to eight cores per cluster. Even within a cluster, those eight cores could be different cores entirely, from different ARM Cortex-A families in different configurations. The underlying design allows each core to be controlled independently for voltage and frequency, as well as sleep state New Li-Fi Cracks 40 Gbps! Source 1: http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-type-of-li-fi-has-reportedly-cracked-40-gigabits-per-second-100-times-faster-than-regular-wi-fi Source 2: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/18/new-lifi-could-be-the-answer-to-your-wifi-woes-6517363/ The new system uses Infrared light instead of LED bulbs Infrared li-fi isn't a new idea, but most other systems use energy-intensive movable mirrors to beam infrared light THIS system uses passive antennae to send out the data, with no moving parts. early tests have already achieved a download speed of 42.8 gbps over a distance of 2.5 metres (8.2 feet). No upload speeds have been announced yet. Each device get its own ray of light at a different wavelength, so the connection shouldn't slow down no matter how many devices are using. The infrared light used by the systems is in a frequency range of around 200 terahertz. The of the group said in that it'll still be at least 5 years before the new technology could be commercialised Ubisoft says you're not supposed to 100% complete For Honor Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/756626-ubisoft-says-youre-not-supposed-to-100-complete-for-honor/ Source 2: http://www.shacknews.com/article/99515/for-honor-devs-say-not-to-expect-100-completion-and-theyre-right A fan on Reddit calculated that collecting every piece of cosmetic content like outfits and emotes in For Honor would cost a whopping $700. This caused community outrage, which Ubisoft responded to in a live Q&A. game director Damien Kieken: "We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game.” “For us that doesn't really make any sense. We applied RPG mechanics on top of a fighting game in a PvP environment. Let's say in World of Warcraft, you would never try to unlock everything for all the characters. Same thing in any MOBA." People are pissed: They already paid full price for a game and don’t want to have to pay to have the game’s core content delivered in a timely fashion. Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/23/apple-explores-using-an-iphone-or-ipad-to-power-a-laptop/ Source 2: https://www.neowin.net/news/new-apple-patent-suggests-possible-use-of-the-iphone-or-ipad-to-power-a-laptop The USPTO issued a patent filing detailing how an iPhone or an iPad could be used to power an ultra-portable laptop The patent filing shows off multiple forms of a potential "electronic accessory." One features a slot near the trackpad area where you can drop in an iPhone, which provides all of the hardware necessary to run the Macbook-looking ultraportable. iPhone would also serve as the actual trackpad. Another concept describes sliding an iPad in the screen area to power the accessory. Apple also considers plugging additional batteries and GPU hardware in the accessory base to buoy the performance of the iPhone or iPad Basically a ripoff of the Superbook: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andromium/the-superbook-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop-f BlackBerry’s new app prevents others from peeping at your screen Source 1: http://www.androidauthority.com/blackberrys-new-app-prevents-others-peeping-screen-759031/ Source 2: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/22/blackberry-releases-privacy-shade-app-keep-nearby-people-reading-screen/ The app darkens the entire screen, with the exception of a small view area that you can move around or resize. You have the option of changing the transparency of the shade as well as changing the view area from a circle to a rectangle. the app is only officially compatible with BlackBerry devices, but there are workarounds Google Chrome is 'least pwnable' browser in hacking tournament Source 1: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3007103/google-chrome-is-least-pwnable-browser-in-hacking-tournament Source 2: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/149-security/10621-microsoft-edge-falls-victim-at-pwn2own-.html Google Chrome was the 'least pwnable' browser in the 10th annual Pwn2Own hacking tournament at Vancouver's CanSecWest conference. Firefox was attacked twice, once successfully, in part due to its use of sandboxing. Microsoft Edge cost $300,000 in bounties for 5 vulnerabilities, putting it bottom of the list. Safari was hacked three times, plus once more by an exploit that already had a fix in beta But Google Chrome made it through unscathed, with the only attack on it not being completed in time. "pwn" attempts were at the whim of the contestants, so the decision to go after Edge may have been based on the knowledge that it would give them the most leverage to score points in the competition. For the first time this year, a "pwn" on a virtual machine was accomplished with an exploit for VMWare. GameStop expects the Switch to be hard to find through 2017 Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/gamestop-expects-the-switch-to-be-hard-to-find-through-2017/ Source 2: CEO predicts "Wii-like" sales potential amid instant sell-outs of new shipments. GameStop COO Tony Bartel: “We anticipate that we're going to be chasing supply this entire year." "there is tremendous demand for this, and we just don't know how high it is because every time we get it out in our stores it's literally gone." The average Switch buyer at GameStop also bought 5.5 related products: (including both Switch games and accessories) along with the system. "They're picking up anything they can," Bartel said. “Breath of the Wild has an "almost one-to-one attach result," Bartel said, meaning practically every Switch customer also picks up a copy of the game. Google unveils Android O with developer preview Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/03/hands-on-with-android-o-snooze-that-notification-and-customize-everything/ Source 2: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/google-unveils-android-o-with-developer-preview-1.3337555 Lots of new, boring changes! New ability to do system-wide notification snoozing. If you don't want to deal with a notification right now, just pull it to the side a bit to unveil a new "clock" icon. Tap it, and the notification will be automatically snoozed for 15 minutes. You can tap on the drop-down menu to increase the time to 30 minutes or an hour. The top of the notification panel has been reworked yet again More granular controls over System UI notifications The triple-function Quick Settings buttons are back—tapping on the icon does one thing, tapping on the text does a second function, and long pressing on the icon does a third thing. Example: A tap on the icon turns Wi-Fi on and off, while a long-press opens the full Wi-Fi settings. A tap on the bottom Wi-Fi text will open the Wi-Fi panel. Google started this Quick Settings layout in Lollipop, got rid of it in Marshmallow and Nougat, and now it's back in Android O. Ambient Display is a low-power notification mode that kicks in when the screen is "off." When a notification comes in, or when the device is moved or tapped on, the screen will light up briefly with a white-on-black UI and show you your new notifications. The settings app has been totally reworked. There’s now multiple entry points for a setting in different sections. You no longer have to wonder if the device timeout setting is under "Display" because it's tied to when the display shuts off or "Battery" because it's closely tied to battery usage.
  3. This thread has more posts/views than MANY of the forums on ltt.com GG - Keep revvin
  4. Hey, I heard from the WAN show you said you were having issues with Windows 10 and streaming, have you thought about streaming on the same rig but using other editions of Windows (such as 7, 8 or 8.1) and then comparing the results in a video or something? I think it would be pretty informative and what not. 

  5. Ryzen 5 specs accidentally posted, before…(1/2) Source 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/5zhzhm/guru3d_accidentally_posted_article_about_entire/ ...Ryzen 5 specs, prices, and release date announced! (2/2) Source 1: http://www.pcgamer.com/amds-affordable-ryzen-5-cpus-arrive-april-11-starting-at-169/ Source 2: http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-ryzen-5-cpus-2017mar15.aspx Ryzen 5 1600X: 6 cores, 12 threads, 16MB L3, 3.6GHz to 4GHz, $249 Compared to 1800X this has 2 fewer cores and the same clock speed at half the price Ryzen 5 1600: 6 cores, 12 threads, 16MB L3, 3.2GHz to 3.6GHz, $219 Ryzen 5 1500X: 4 cores, 8 threads, 16MB L3, 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz, $189 Ryzen 5 1400: 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB L3, 3.2GHz to 3.4GHz, $169 AMD says its Ryzen 5 1600X is up to 69 percent faster than Intel's Core i5-7600K (Kaby Lake) in Cinebench (multithreaded). Both are priced at $249. They all support HyperThreading Ryzen 5 CPUs are all using the same die as the Ryzen 7, just with fewer cores. Launching April 11 Microsoft is actively blocking W7/8/8.1 Updates on KabyLake and Ryzen systems (1/2)... Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/752965-microsoft-is-actively-blocking-w7881-windows-updates-on-kabylake-and-ryzen-systems/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/microsoft-is-getting-ready-to-block-windows-updates-for-old-windows-on-new-chips/ In an effort to get you to update to Windows 10, updates on legacy versions of windows (7/8/8.1) are not supporting new chips like: Intel 7th generation or newer AMD Bristol Ridge or newer including Ryzen Qualcomm 8996 of newer ...Vulkan's multi-GPU muscle: now requires Windows 10 (2/2) Source 1: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/56729/vulkans-multi-gpu-muscle-now-requires-windows-10/index.html Source 2: http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/103633-vulkan-multi-gpu-support-will-require-windows-10/ Vulkan will only support multiple GPUs in Windows 10, dropping Windows 7/8.1 operating systems Native multi-GPU support for NVIDIA GeForce SLI and AMD Radeon CrossFire setups now require WDDM to be set to "linked display adapter mode", something that is exclusive to Windows 10. Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/752602-chrome-57-will-throttle-background-tabs-to-save-energy/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/chrome-57-background-tab-suspension-download/ Background tabs will be limited to an average CPU load of just 1 percent on a single core. After 10 seconds of being in the background (i.e. not in focus), each tab has a budget (in seconds) for how much CPU wall time it can use. Wall time is the actual real-world time it takes for a process to start and complete. The background tab is only allowed to use the CPU if it hasn't consumed its entire budget. The budget constantly regenerates very slowly Some background tabs are exempt from throttling, including tabs that are playing music and tabs that have a real-time connection to a remote server using WebRTC or WebSockets. Google wants complete background tab suspension by 2020. Later in 2017, on mobile platforms, background tab updates will be immediately suspended (right now they're allowed to keep running for five minutes). Sometime in 2018, WebWorkers may be throttled as well After that, all background tabs will be suspended immediately unless the site explicitly opts out. by 2020, that opt-out will be removed, Chrome will be able to aggressively optimise and purge background tab memory usage Google isn't trying to remove multitasking entirely. Rather, instead of running tons of JavaScript in the background, Google wants developers to move towards using Service Workers. Service Workers allow for websites that provide a real offline experience, push notifications, periodic background sync, To update to Chrome 57, visit Settings and then About. Drone 'worth $200' shot down by Patriot missile worth $3m Source 1: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/small-drone-quadcopter-patriot-missile-shot-down-us-general-david-perkins-army-a7631466.html Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/16/14944256/patriot-missile-shot-down-consumer-drone-us-military General David Perkins told a military symposium "a very close ally" used the surface-to-air missile to bring down an undisclosed adversary’s drone- ie not a test. Patriots are radar-guided missiles designed to shoot down enemy missiles, travelling at five times the speed of sound to strike its target. The general added: "That Quadcopter that cost $200 from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against the Patriot." Commenting on the return on investment, he said: "If I'm the enemy, I'm thinking, 'hey, I'm going to get on eBay and buy as many of these $300 quadcopters as I can and expend all the Patriot missiles out there'." Rather than using expensive military resources to deal with potentially rogue drones, implementing regulation and the standardisation of radio frequencies, on which drones operate, is vital to combat such threats. "Despite the obvious benefits of drones, they must be embraced and feared in equal measures.” Google to Revamp Ad Policies After Big Brands Boycott Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/u-k-pulls-ads-from-youtube-citing-failures-in-policing-content Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/03/uk-government-suspends-youtube-ads-after-some-appear-on-extremist-videos/ UK government found out their PSAs ads were appearing before videos uploaded by “rape apologists, anti-Semites, and banned hate preachers.” This means those creators were getting money from UK tax payes. Others were affected too: British supermarket chain J Sainsbury Plc. ads appeared on videos posted by the white nationalist Polish Defence League The Guardian and L’Oreal ads appeared next to extremist and hate-filled videos,” In response, Google announced changes in its ad policy to give clients more control over where their ads appear on YouTube and the Google Display Network would appear in the coming weeks. New Solid State GLASS BATTERY Source 1: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/glass-battery-technology/ Source 2: http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/03/06/battery-tech-suitable-for-future-iphone-promises-3x-the-power-density-full-charge-in-minutes Researchers have developed a low-cost all-solid-state battery that is safer and more efficient than existing lithium-ion technology. The new battery uses a sodium- or lithium-coated glass electrolyte that has three times the storage capacity of a lithium ion battery. It charges in minutes instead of hours and operates in both frigid and hot weather (from -20 to 60 degrees centigrade). Early tests suggest the battery is capable of at least 1,200 charge-discharge cycles without performance degradation the glass-based electrolyte will not form the dendrites that plague lithium-ion battery technology. The dendrites accumulate as part of the standard charging and recharging cycle and eventually cause a short circuit that often results in a smoldering or burning battery. The researchers believe this battery technology could be the breakthrough that brings the electric car into the mainstream The technology "simplifies battery cell fabrication" and is made from more earth-friendly materials, easing recycling and cutting back on the use of rare-earth minerals. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire McDonald's Anti-Trump tweet Source 1: http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/16/technology/mcdonalds-trump-tweet/index.html Source 2: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mcdonalds-trump-tweet-1.4029072 A tweet from McDonald’s verified Twitter account said: "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands." The tweet was published at 9:16 a.m. and pinned to the top of the McDonald's (MCD) Twitter account page, before it was deleted about 20 minutes later. McDonald's later said its account was "compromised" but has been secured. Google reduces JPEG file size by 35% Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/google-jpeg-guetzli-encoder-file-size/ Source 2: https://github.com/google/guetzli Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent Importantly, Google's new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, devices, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard. The new JPEG encoder is called Guetzli, which is Swiss German for cookie Guetzli, uses a new model based on the human visual processing system to work out which colours and details to keep, and which to throw away. the model "approximates colour perception and visual masking in a more thorough and detailed way" than other encoders. Guetzli is freely available to download from Github. Web masters, graphic designers, and photographers are free to give it a go NINTENDO PLANS TO DOUBLE SWITCH PRODUCTION Source 1: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/03/17/nintendo-plans-to-double-switch-production Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/report-nintendo-plans-to-double-switch-production-for-coming-year/ On account of strong demand the company reportedly now plans to manufacture at least 16 million consoles over the fiscal year starting April 1 – twice its initial plan. Non-official estimates suggest the Switch sold around 1.5 million units in its first week. Comparison: 13.5 million Wii U units were sold in that console's entire four-year run The original Wii shipped 17 million units in its first full calendar year (following a holiday-season launch) The PS4 sold just over 14 million consoles worldwide in 2014, after selling about 4 million units during its 2013 holiday launch. Samsung S8 to Adopt Facial Recognition for Payments Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-16/samsung-s-new-s8-said-to-adopt-facial-recognition-for-payments Source 2: http://www.afr.com/technology/mobiles-and-tablets/Samsung/samsung-galaxy-s8-phone-to-adopt-facial-recognition-for-payments-20170317-gv09dh Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release While previous Galaxy phones have allowed users to unlock their phones with facial recognition, the S8 would be the first to use the technology to verify financial payment applications. The Galaxy S8 will blend fingerprint, iris, and facial detection to verify users. First pictures of AMD VEGA reference card leaked Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/753119-first-pictures-of-amd-vega-reference-card-leaked/ Source 2: http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-rx-vega-video-card-pictures-leaked_192807 White backplate- will match all those white cases people are buying Will there be a black one too? New red Radeon Vega logo Sweden introduces programming from Grade 1 Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/753180-sweden-introduces-programming-from-grade-1/ Source 2: http://nordic.businessinsider.com/swedens-government-gives-full-support-behind-coding-from-grade-1-2017-3/ Sweden’s education plan for 2018 includes coding as a core subject in an effort to stay competitive in a 21st century digital economy. The learning starts from first grade. Coding will first be introduced as part of math and technology subjects, meaning that kids will, for instance, be cracking algebra using code. The budget has not been disclosed Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/17/apple-gives-indie-gamers-a-permanent-home-on-the-app-store/ Source 2: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Indie-gamers-rejoice-Permanent-Indie-Games-section-added-to-Apples-App-Store_id92151 Indie games have a hard time getting noticed in the app store next to games from giants like Activision, Niantic, and EA Apple has released a new Hub on the app store dedicated to Indie games This dedicated section offers developers a way to get in front of potential new users without having to pay for App Store Search ads, or other ads on sites like Facebook. Judge OKs warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim’s name on Google Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/judge-oks-warrant-to-reveal-who-searched-a-fraud-victims-name-on-google/ Source 2: http://www.startribune.com/search-warrant-issued-to-edina-police-raises-privacy-concerns-of-internet-users/416442113/ A scam-artist pulled a man’s image from Google and used it on a fake passport that was then used to trick a credit union into fraudulently transferring $28,500 out of the man's account. The warrant demands Google to help police determine who searched for variations of the victim's name between December 1 of last year through January 7, 2017. Googling the victim’s name brings up the photo used on the bogus passport. The warrant commands Google to divulge "any/all user or subscriber information"— including e-mail addresses, payment information, MAC addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and IP addresses—of anybody who conducted a search for the victim's name. Privacy law experts say that the warrant is based on an unusually broad definition of probable cause that would be troubling if it became widespread. The image was not rendered on Yahoo or Bing Slack bot learns your team’s questions and answers them so you don’t have to Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/17/niles-is-a-slack-bot-that-learns-your-teams-questions-and-answers-them-so-you-dont-have-to/ Any user in a slack room can @ Niles a question. If Niles knows the answer, it’ll post it. If not, it’ll ask for help from the rest of the team. If someone gives Niles an answer, it’ll remember it for next time. Over time, Niles will learn to parse common questions without being directly asked. If an answer to a question is no longer correct, the user can flag it — Niles will then ask whoever it thinks might know to provide up-to-date information. Could be useful as LMG grows
  6. Love the setup dude - looks clean
  7. I'll never kill a post for attacking us - and I don't even really want to get involved.. But just saying - the text in quotes below is right on the item that you have to buy to have access to FPC. We promise downloads, we hope the streaming player will work. On WAN - Linus goes to play a video, I cringe because I worry that it wont work.. I'm not hiding my worry.. It's a legitimate concern. We have hired a full time programmer and are very actively working on FPC to try to improve the experiance. I'm sorry we uploaded the wrong video - I'm sorry it took a while to fix. I don't really have much else to say about that. " The "Floatplane Pilot" forum membership is $2.99/month or $29.99/year and the plan is as follows: - DRM-Free downloads for members at 360p and 720p - Ad free service - No pre-roll ads to suck up your bandwidth - Exclusive member-only comments section through the LinusTechTips.com forum - Early access - For now it'll be similar to the Vessel experience (1 week), but the window COULD change, and I can almost guarantee there will be more simultaneous releases for time-sensitive projects than before. Beyond the initial offering, though we can't promise ALL of these will be available at the same membership level (High bitrate 4K video downloads that would CRUSH our current hosting setup come to mind), here are some things we are considering implementing LOVE to implement in the future: - A streaming video player - A sexier watch page & comments section - Realtime chat to make it fun to grab a bag of popcorn and chat with other floatplane club members while viewing the latest releases - 1080p and 4k videos Linus & Team "
  8. Main News Topics California high school makes $24M in Snapchat IPO Source 1: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/saint-francis-snapchat-windfall-1.4008579 Source 2: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/snap-leaps-in-debut-even-as-concerns-over-growth-threaten-rally A private Catholic high school in California's Silicon Valley agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money to Snapchat in 2012 They had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capitalist The school sold 1.4 million shares at $17 during Snaps IPO this week, generating about $24 million. They still have 600,000 shares, worth roughly $17 million. Shares closed at $24.48 apiece, Snap now valued at $28 billion It was the biggest social-media IPO since Twitter more than 3 years ago Some analysts are betting the rally won’t last: Snap has a net loss higher than its revenue Investors still don’t have a clear picture of how the company plans to become profitable User growth slowed in the fourth quarter Skepticism for how big the company’s advertising business can be Uber plans to turn its app into a ‘content marketplace’ during rides Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/uber-plans-to-turn-its-app-into-a-content-marketplace-during-rides/ When you get into an Uber, the Uber app will turn “into a rich feed of cards,” A series of third-party apps will provide you with: information about the area or place you are going to work and productivity integrations communications with the place you are going to specifically Or good-ol’ entertainment while you’re travelling; The marketplace will be based on a new version of Trip Experiences, a smaller feature first launched a year ago with a select group of partners. The expanded marketplace is currently planned for an April launch. AMD responds to weak 1080p gaming results on Ryzen Source 1: Posted by 3DOSH https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/746289-amd-responds-to-1080p-gaming-tests-on-ryzen-updated-supports-ecc-ram/ Source 2: https://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/AMD-responds-1080p-gaming-tests-Ryzen Some Ryzen users are experiencing a deficit in performance compared to Intel Kaby Lake and Broadwell-E processors when gaming at 1080p in many top games- even at "ultra" image quality settings AMD says this is because most existing games have been optimized for Intel: “CPU benchmarking deficits to the competition in certain games at 1080p resolution can be attributed to the development and optimization of the game uniquely to Intel platforms – until now.” “With developers taking advantage of Ryzen architecture and the extra cores and threads, we expect benchmarks to only get better, and enable Ryzen excel at next generation gaming experiences as well.” “Game performance will be optimized for Ryzen and continue to improve from at-launch frame rate scores.” Intel responds to Ryzen by Cutting Prices on Core i7 and i5 Processors Source 1: http://hothardware.com/news/intel-reacting-to-amd-ryzen-apparently-cutting-prices-on-core-i7#IE2OTG1tQDDwTPwD.99 Source 2: http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/42979-intel-cuts-prices-to-see-off-ryzen-competition Source 3: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3176507/hardware/amds-ryzen-processor-forces-hefty-price-cuts-from-intel.html i7-6850K (3.60GHz) from $700 to $550 i7-6800K (3.40GHz) from $500 to $360 i7-6700K (4.0GHz) from $400 to $260 i7-7700K (4.5GHz) from $380 to $299 i5-7600K (4.20GHz) from $270 to $200 i5-6600K (3.50GHz) from $270 to $180 Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti launches for $699 “next week” Source 1: http://hothardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-production-march-launch#FGD0fhCcVzEgILe6.99 Same GP102 GPU as Titan X around 35 percent faster than the GTX 1080 11GB of memory quieter cooler GTX 1080 now $499 Mike Pence Email Hacked! Source 1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39148306 Source 2: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/03/why-mike-pences-private-email-account-is-way-different-from-hillary-clintons/?utm_term=.506106177f76 US Vice-President Mike Pence used a private email as Indiana governor to conduct state business. He contacted advisers on terrorism and homeland security via an AOL account during his four years as governor, though he did nothing illegal. The new Indiana governor has released 30 pages of emails after a public records request, but withheld others. LOL Many of Pence’ email contacts received emails saying Mr Pence and his wife had become stranded in the Philippines and urgently needed money. Pence knew all this while attacking Hillary’s email practices. Google’s Assistant AI Now available for all modern Android handsets Source 1: http://bgr.com/2017/03/02/google-assistant-release-date-for-nougat-and-marshmallow/ Source 2: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/137722-what-is-google-assistant-how-does-it-work-and-which-devices-offer-it Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016 It launched on the Google Pixel first, then it was brought to Google Home, then to Android Wear 2.0. Now it's all set for a wider roll-out to all Marshmallow and Nougat devices The timing of this could not be better: Samsung is rumored to be launching its Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8 But by the time that launches, Google Assistant should also be enabled on the Galaxy S8. Google mentioned Samsung specifically in its Assistant announcement. How do you install Assistant? Just update Google Play Services! AI Revolution begins: IBM’s Watson Tackles Your Taxes Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-27/a-famous-robot-wants-to-ease-your-tax-pain Source 2: https://bol.bna.com/hr-block-shows-how-automation-could-change-legal-profession/ Maybe the first mainstream example of AI extending human ability in the workplace- the start of the “Augmented Age” H&R Block has put an additional computer screen- facing the customer- on each preparer's desk, and hired IBM's Watson to control what's on it. Watson's goal is to solve human error. Users of tax software make mistakes—forgetting to mention a source of income or misunderstanding what the IRS is asking. Does a political donation count as a charitable contribution? Both H&R Block and IBM insist Watson is all about helping tax preparers do a better job, not replacing them. Similar AI helping nurses could lower demand for doctors. Similar applications in Law. Can AI take Linus’ job? Floatplane What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Floatplane Floatplane Floatplane Rapid Fire CBC says Subway chicken is only 50% chicken! Source 1: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/subway-defends-its-chicken-after-cbc-marketplace-report-1.4005268 Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/food-scientists-weigh-in-on-50-subway-chicken-test-its-100-weird/ The CBC did a DNA test of Subway chicken and found it was 50% soy! BUT Food scientists have chimed in, saying DNA tests aren’t the their prefered method of testing Subsequent tests by third parties and Subway itself indicate the chicken is <1% soy The soy protein that is present is added to spices and marinade CBC stands by it’s original findings How “Game Mode” will make games run better on Windows Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/how-game-mode-will-make-games-run-better-on-windows/ Source 2: https://betanews.com/2017/03/03/windows-10-creators-update-game-mode-2/ Currently a game is just another process among many running simultaneously. But with Game Mode, Windows will isolate CPU resources to be devoted exclusively to that game process It allocates a majority of the CPU's cores to be devoted exclusively to the target game, so an eight-core system might get six gaming-dedicated cores The system then moves threads devoted to other processes off of those gaming-focused cores, reducing thread contention among the various gaming process threads and improving performance. The system gives an even greater majority of GPU cycles to the active game, reducing the time available for everything else Nintendo Shares Gain After Switch Debuts Without a Glitch Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/nintendo-s-switch-goes-on-sale-targeting-new-video-gaming-niche Source 2: Nintendo shares rose 4.1% on Friday to their highest in a month after a smooth debut of Switch Retailers in Tokyo and Sydney began selling a limited number of units early, while fans in New York and Toronto waited in the cold to buy the new devices at midnight sale events. Demand easily outstripped supply, with most retailers exhausting both pre-order and same-day inventory within minutes or hours, Nintendo is on track to reach its goal of shipping 2 million units by the end of the month. Prior to Friday, Nintendo’s stock had declined for four-straight days as some early negative reviews and concerns about potential defects unnerved investors. YouTube TV channel is official! Source 1: Posted by Technicolors https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/745399-youtube-tv-is-official/ Source 2: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/28/youtube-tv-official-includes-40-networks-35month/ 40+ networks for $35/month including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and dozens of other local sports and cable networks Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus are available for an additional charge. To make it similar to watching regular YouTube, it has Cloud DVR. Recordings of shows are kept online for easy access. There is no storage limit or simultaneous recording limit, but recordings are deleted after nine months. does not include the ad-free YouTube Red subscription or Google Play Music membership, only YouTube Red Originals. PSVR has sold almost a million units- nearly double Rift and Vive combined Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/744619-psvr-has-sold-almost-a-million-units-nearly-double-rift-and-vive-combined-in-only-4-months/ Source 2: http://bgr.com/2017/02/27/psvr-sales-shock-sony/ Sony thought the headset would only reach a million after a full 6 months. But they’ve sold 915,000 units in just 4 months largely on the strength of the same VR titles that were available for it on day one Data from connected CloudPets teddy bears leaked and ransomed, exposing kids' voice messages Source 1: https://www.troyhunt.com/data-from-connected-cloudpets-teddy-bears-leaked-and-ransomed-exposing-kids-voice-messages/ Source 2: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/27/technology/cloudpets-data-leak-voices-photos/ Source 3: Hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxNHgYUz6s These teddies can record messages and then are sent to a device, and vice versa Messages were stored in a MongoDB that was in a publicly facing network segment without any authentication required, and had been indexed by Shodan (a popular search engine for finding connected things). Over 820,000 users’ data exposed: that’s 2.2 million voice recordings of parents and their children Someone took the opportunity to delete the data, and posted a ransom note: CloudPets would have to pay them Bitcoin in order to get its data back. Instead, CloudPets likely restored the data from a backup. This is probably the Samsung Galaxy S8 Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/27/this-is-probably-the-samsung-galaxy-s8/ Curved edge Capacitive buttons replaced by on-screen buttons Less bezel Project Scorpio gets first confirmed launch title – Middle Earth: Shadow of War Source 1: http://www.techradar.com/news/project-scorpio-gets-its-first-confirmed-launch-title-middle-earth-shadow-of-war Source 2: http://www.gamesradar.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-war-review/ “As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, if you purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War from either the Xbox Store or Windows Store, you will automatically have access to the game on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at launch – and for Project Scorpio at its launch this holiday season – at no additional cost.” The Xbox One version of the game will be available prior to the Scorpio version: August 22, 2017 Sony Debuts World’s Fastest SD Cards 299MB/s Write Speed Source 1: https://petapixel.com/2017/02/22/sony-debuts-worlds-fastest-sd-cards-blistering-299mbs-write-speed/ Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11147/sony-announces-sfg-sd-cards-300-mbs-write Read and write photos at 300MB/s these cards are waterproof, shockproof, temperature resistant, and X-Ray proof. announced alongside a Card Reader built specifically for them, sporting a built-in “SuperSpeed USB3.1 Gen.1 standard A port” that should leave standard SD slots in the dust. Blue Origin wants to be the Amazon of the Moon Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/jeff-bezos-wants-blue-origin-to-be-the-amazon-of-the-moon/ Last week SpaceX announced they’ll be sending two private individuals in a crewed tourist mission around the Moon next year Now Jeff Bezos says he wants to make a “permanently inhabited lunar settlement.” Blue Origin’s plan is to create a cargo spacecraft destined for the Moon that would ferry supplies, experiments, and even people to by July 2020. The plan is to land the spacecraft at the Moon’s south pole, where: there’s enough sunlight to power it via external solar panels, it has proximity to water ice, key for both human sustenance and the creation of rocket fuel.
  9. Nvidia steps it up a notch by delivering 35% more speed over their GTX 1080. Buy GTX 1080ti(When it's available) on Amazon: http://geni.us/iA6Qm4 Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/... Check out our Linus Tech Tips posters at http://crowdmade.com/linustechtips https://twitter.com/linustech http://www.facebook.com/LinusTech Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo - Supernova Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfxm... iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sup... Artist Link: Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High http://www.youtube.com/approachingnir... Sound effects provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/
  10. Shots Fired!: Google’s Waymo sues Uber Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-24/ambitious-engineer-at-center-of-colossal-fight-between-google-and-uber Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/waymo-googles-self-driving-car-division-sues-uber-over-patent-infringement/ Waymo filed a lawsuit accusing ex-engineer of taking valuable IP from Alphabet to Uber His web searches, downloads, and access to an external drive left digital footprints He installed "specialized software" on his corporate laptop, loading it with 14,000 confidential files about LIDAR technology While at Google, he secretly plotted his next startup, Otto Left Google in Jan, receiving multi-million dollar severance... ...Then sold Otto to Uber in August for $680 million. The next month Uber unveiled plans to bring self-driving cars to Pittsburgh dude “took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo’s design server and then conceal his activities," the suit reads. Disney nails ‘free-roaming’ wireless power delivery Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/741318-disney-finally-nails-free-roaming-wireless-power-delivery/#comment-9397645 Source 2: http://mashable.com/2017/02/21/disney-solves-real-wireless-charging/ Disney Research has achieved room-scale ubiquitous wireless power delivery you can walk into the room with a smartphone in your pocket and it will start charging Researchers built a freestanding living room with aluminum panels covering the walls, floor and ceiling. In the center of the room a two-inch copper pipe runs vertically from floor to ceiling Electric current runs down through the pipe, into the floor, and up the walls, looping at 1.3 million times per second. That looping electricity creates a room-filling magnetic field that runs in a circular pattern perpendicular to the pole. no humans can stand within 46 centimetres of the copper pole because your body will absorb dangerous amounts of energy the researchers say it’s safe to transmit 1.9 kilowatts of electricity: enough to power up to 320 USB-powered devices Bluetooth audio ‘impossible’ with Nintendo Switch Source 1: https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2017/02/24/bluetooth-audio-impossible-nintendo-switch/#.tnw_BEvezgbU Source 2: http://www.siliconera.com/2017/02/24/confirmed-switch-will-not-support-bluetooth-headsets/ Nintendo won’t say why Bluetooth won’t work. Headphone jack is on console, not controller Many games command players to look at each other instead of at the screen, making audio necessary This negates many of the advantages of portability and use in public areas (airports) Switch Will Not Have Virtual Console At Launch Source 1: http://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-will-not-have-virtual-console-at-launch-1792668183 Source 2: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/02/23/nintendo-switch-no-virtual-console-at-launch Nintendo: "Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future." Virtual Console is Nintendo's emulation service, allowing Switch to play games from NES up to GameCube It will likely become a major part of the console's new paid-for online subscription, which will offer NES and SNES games each month. The delay in Virtual Console support likely means we'll also be waiting longer for Nintendo's plans on whether discounts will be offered on games previously bought for other platforms. Microsoft is testing underwater Data Centers Source 1: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/want-an-energyefficient-data-center-build-it-underwater Source 2: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/538446-microsoft-is-testing-underwater-data-centers/ Idea came from employee who had previously served on Navy submarine Underwater centers would: Limit the cost of cooling the machines Lower construction costs building codes, taxes, climate, workforce, electricity supply, and network connectivity would be more uniform underwater make it easier to power these facilities with renewable energy improve their performance as they can be closer to population centers Most new data centers are built in locations where electricity is inexpensive, the climate is reasonably cool, the land is cheap, and the facility doesn’t impose on the people living nearby. That means far away. A 105-day experiment showed that the submerged computers could be kept at temperatures that were at least as cold as mechanical cooling but with just 3% of the energy overhead of free-air cooling AMD's Ryzen platform has issues with high-frequency DDR4 memory Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/743153-amd-ryzen-has-issues-with-high-frequency-ram-fix-will-come-in-1-2-months/ Source 2: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/ryzen-ddr4-memory-what-you-need-to-know.18770248/page-3#post-30533843 Ryzen is having issues with 4 sticks of RAM, while running with high speeds of RAM sticks It is recommended to only run RAM sticks at max speed of 2400mhz if running with 4x sticks of RAM However it is possible however to run with 2x sticks of RAM with a max speed of 3200mhz All according to one forum post? 5G specs announced: Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/02/5g-imt-2020-specs/ Source 2: The specification calls for at least 20Gbps downlink and 10Gbps uplink per mobile base station. per-user download speed of 100Mbps and upload speed of 50Mbps- all the time Should offer users a maximum latency of just 4ms, down from about 20ms on LTE cells PLUS 1ms latency for ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC). must support at least 1 million connected devices per square kilometre to prepare for IoT future radio interfaces that are energy efficient when under load, but also drop into a low energy mode quickly when not in use Spotify now making Original Content Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/02/spotify-is-producing-3-original-podcasts-with-more-to-come-this-year/ Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/spotify-expands-its-push-into-original-content-with-new-podcasts/ Spotify joins the club of Distributors wanting to be Content Creators and vice versa Now producing 3 original podcasts and more coming later this year Apple Music making content too: Carpool Karaoke series Spotify also making video series, some have been better than others Samsung’s got a new 10nm EIGHT-core chip with gigabit LTE Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/samsungs-got-a-new-10nm-octa-core-chip-with-gigabit-lte-for-flagship-phones/ Source 2: The Exynos 9 8895 combines eight CPU cores with an ARM Mali-G71 GPU and a Samsung-designed gigabit LTE modem manufactured on Samsung's new 10nm process, which purportedly allows for performance increases of 27% while using 40% less power compared to its 14nm process. The CPU uses four "big" cores and four "little" ones Small cores are based on ARM's Cortex A53 CPU architecture The large cores are based on Samsung's "second-generation custom CPU core," called the Samsung M2. it's a 64-bit ARMv8 core "designed from scratch." it supports up to 28MP rear and front cameras It can record 4K video at up to 120 FPS and supports H.265/HEVC and VP6 recording and playback. The new chip uses LPDDR4x memory and supports 4K displays at resolutions up to 3840x2400 and 4096x2160. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credit to Sevadus for helping us publish WAN Show in higher quality What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rapid Fire RUMOUR: GTX 1080Ti to be announced on February 28th Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/738571-rumor-gtx-1080ti-to-be-announced-on-february-28th/ Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_will_be_holding_a_gtx_gaming_celebration_event_on_february_28th/1 Nvidia will be holding a "GTX Gaming Celebration" event on February 28th, just after AMD's Capsaicin & Cream event the same day Nvidia does state that this event is one that "you don't want to miss", with many people speculating that this event will be used to launch new GPU hardware. Hello Barbie Hologram is like Alexa but also an eternal prison Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/20/14667790/mattel-hello-barbie-hologram Source 2: Princess-Leia-esque actual hologram Kids (or Linus) can talk to her and ask her to set a reminder, ask her to have a dance party, or change her complete appearance. Barbie can’t conduct open web searches. Should Linus review one? France uses Eagles to destroy Terrorists drones Source 1: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/21/terrorists-are-building-drones-france-is-destroying-them-with-eagles/?utm_term=.ec5272422cb7 Source 2:http://news.sky.com/story/where-eagles-dare-french-military-trains-birds-to-catch-drones-10769408 See awesome video ^^ They wanted a way to take down drones without shooting at them Chicks hatched on top of drones to get used to feeding from them Practice drones have meat attached to them "The military is designing mittens of leather and Kevlar, an anti-blast material, to protect their talons," Drone recently used to drop a bomb on Iraqi soldiers Twitch Streamer Dies During 24 Hour Charity Stream Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/742292-twitch-streamer-dies-during-24-hour-charity-stream/ Source 2: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/02/22/twitch-streamer-dies-during-charity-marathon Brian Vigneault passed away from unknown causes during a 24-hour charity livestream on Twitch. The 35-year-old World of Tanks player was found dead on Sunday evening at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. left the livestream at 4:30 PM ET for a smoke. Police were called to Vigneault’s home an hour later to aid an “unresponsive individual.” Amazon refusing to hand over data on whether Alexa overheard a murder Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/amazon-wont-disclose-if-alexa-witnessed-a-murder/ Amazon said that because of the constitutional concerns at issue, the authorities need to demonstrate a "compelling need" for the information and must exhaust other avenues to acquire that data. Even Alexa’s answers are protected by the First Amendment: "the First Amendment protects as speech the results produced by an Internet search engine." Super-tough flip phone is the first to meet 18 US military standards Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/24/14724194/super-tough-phones-kyocera-torque-x01 Dropping on plywood from a height of 1.22m in 26 directions; Temperature shock with rapid temperature changes between -21 and 50°C for three consecutive hours; Solar radiation for 10 days with exposure to radiation of 1,120W/m2 for 20 consecutive hours each day; Blowing rain of 1.7mm/min for 30 minutes in six directions Sand and dust for six consecutive hours (wind speed of 8.9m/sec, concentration of 10.6g/m3); three consecutive hours at 50°C for operation and four consecutive hours at 60°C for storage; Low pressure (operation/storage) for two consecutive hours (equivalent to 57.2kPa / an altitude of approx. 4,572m); Valve surprise-announces middleware 3D sound toolkit, gives it away Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/20/14667790/mattel-hello-barbie-hologram Source 2: Steam Audio focuses less on virtual-surround trickery and more on believable sounds based on a game's environment. Available free from Github as Unity Plugin or C API Official support for Unreal Engine 4, FMOD, and Wwise has been announced but is not yet available for download Oculus affirms its commitment to open VR standards Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/oculus-affirms-its-commitment-to-open-vr-standards/ Oculus working with the Khronos group (of OpenGL fame) on developing a common set of industry-wide VR standards. This will enable applications to be portable to any VR system that conforms to the Khronos standard “We haven't spent a lot of resources right now to create and/or join a standard that is not a true open standard," Rubin said. "But we believe in the open standard, we want to get to the open standard, ultimately we will be part of that ecosystem, with all that implies."
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    2. This kid builds pc

      This kid builds pc

      Wait for the cheap zen stuff.

    3. Emperoroffire101

      Emperoroffire101

      eh, you could swap the hard drive for a $40 Western Digital Blue 1 Terabyte Drive. And if you wanna bott up in less than a minute, get an SSD to store windows stuff on that's like 120GB or so for like $40 also.

       

    4. JohnnyCorporalTech

      JohnnyCorporalTech

      Just saying the pictures in you post make mobile users pages look like this. 

       

       

       

      Get rekt mobile users! 

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  11. I herd cats.
  12. I use a ducky branded tight leather wrist rest. All I suggest is to use something dense, wood or hard padded leather.. Not a super squishy one
  13. okay like.. I know this is off topic - but this isn't a dating forum........ This isn't like.. Against ToS or community conduct but... no...