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  1. Thanks so much for joining. My vision is a community based on positive member interaction and helping each other. I believe that if we all work together toward this goal, we will have success in the long run. We don't have official forum rules or anything like that yet, but as long as everyone is respectful of each other, and patient with the growing pains that we are going to experience (vBulletin 5 is VERY beta right now) we can make this into an AWESOME community forum. Linus
  2. Vivo NEX Unboxing

    Coming soon!
  3. Does a dual core gaming CPU make sense?? We sure didn't think so but... Buy Core i7 7350K on Amazon: http://geni.us/7350K
  4. https://soundcloud.com/thewanshow/tech-youtubers-not-disclosing-sponsorships-wan-show-june-15-2018 Main News Topics Tech Youtubers accused of not disclosing Computex Sponsorships Source 1: rcmaehl https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937651-tech-youtubers-accused-of-not-disclosing-computex-sponsorships/ Source 2: https://twitter.com/JayzTwoCents/status/1007090818182598656 This week JayzTwoCents uploaded a video explaining that someone had accused him and many other (ourselves included) Tech Youtubers of asking companies for money to include them in their coverage of Computex. What is a sponsorship vs what IS NOT a sponsorship Is this getting an appropriate response or is it overblown? Rumour: 8 core version of 8700k is coming this Fall! Source 1: Rakanoth https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937090-8-core-version-of-8700k-is-coming-this-fall/ Source 2: https://www.guru3d.com/news_story/intel_8_core_coffee_lake_to_be_released_in_this_fall.html Intel will reportedly release their 8-core mainstream part by September 2018. The processor will be based on Coffee Lake, meaning a new SKU with two more cores. The Basin Falls platform will also receive a refresh. Intel's LGA-2066 platform for Skylake-X and Xeon W would see another SKU with four more cores, moving from 18 cores towards processor with up to 22 cores. Cascade Lake would be been postponed towards 2019. Does Intel have their own roadmap anymore? Or are they only reacting to AMD? AT&T closes Time Warner deal Source 1: shermantanker https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/936967-att-acquires-time-warner-for-85-billion-dollars-who-also-owns-cnn/?tab=comments#comment-11436522 Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/12/17452870/att-time-warner-merger-decision-judge A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that AT&T's $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner was legal, imposing no conditions on the merger- all this despite a lawsuit from the Justice Department arguing that the deal would be anti-competitive. he Justice Department could still appeal The new company may be called “Warner Media” It will combine AT&T’s paid-TV subscribers with Time Warner’s content, which includes HBO, CNN, and Warner Bros. The battle has been seen as a bellwether for other vertical mergers, where a distributor and content producer are looking to combine forces. Comcast reportedly planned to make a formal offer to buy 21st Century Fox the day after the ruling The Walt Disney Company is also in the bidding for 21st Century Fox The Justice Department argued that the major new entrant would be powerful and ubiquitous enough to dictate unfair terms in the marketplace, and it used expert testimony to highlight potential economic perils. AT&T said the merger is necessary for the company to compete against the major tech industry players and would even result in better terms for consumers. The judge ejected the Justice Department’s theories of consumer harm, ruling that the agency failed to meet the legal burden showing competition would be substantially lessened by the merger. The deadline for the deal is set for later this month What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Apple Tries to Stop Developers From Sharing Data on Users’ Friends Source 1: Enover5 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937614-apple-quietly-stops-developers-from-gathering-new-contacts-data-for-economic-purposes/ Source 2: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-12/apple-cracks-down-on-apps-sharing-information-on-users-friends Apple Inc. changed its App Store rules last week, quietly closing a loophole that let app makers store and share data without many people’s consent. Many Developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, only to use it for marketing, or sometimes share or sell the information -- all without permission from the people listed in those digital address books. The new App Store Review Guidelines bar developers from making databases of address book information they gather from iPhone users. Sharing and selling that database with third parties is also now forbidden. An app can’t get a user’s contact list, say it’s being used for one thing, and then use it for something else -- unless the developer gets consent again. Anyone caught breaking the rules may be banned. When users install apps and then consent, developers get dozens of potential data points on people’s friends contact lists contain phone numbers, email addresses and profile photos Rumour: AMD Radeon RX 680 Source 1: AtlasWraith https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937230-amd-radeon-rx-680-navi-10-gpu-with-gddr6-coming-2019/ Source 2: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/62226/amd-radeon-rx-680-navi-10-gpu-gddr6-2019/index.html The Radeon RX 680 will reportedly be powered by the Navi GPU architecture and feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory, with the performance of the GTX 1080 to GTX 1080 Ti or so. Expect a price in the $299-$399 range It will rival the GTX 1080 Ti at higher resolution games because of its faster GDDR6 RAM. Navi wouldn't be here until at least halfway through 2018 AMD will release a Navi 20 on 7nm as a high-end GPU in the 2020-2021 timeframe Rumour: Windows 10 to run on Google Pixelbook Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937636-google-is-working-on-getting-the-pixelbook-to-run-windows-10-officially/ Source 2: https://www.windowscentral.com/google-appears-be-working-windows-10-certification-its-pixelbook Google's Pixelbook is its flagship device for Chrome OS, but it could soon be running Windows 10. XDA Developers have spotted evidence that Google is working on getting the Pixelbook certified to run Windows 10 Recent code commits and reviews from Google make mention of WHCK and HLK, which are references to the Windows Hardware Certification Kit and Windows Hardware Lab Kit New iOS security feature Already Bypassed Source 1: captain_to_fire https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937870-apple-just-confirmed-new-security-feature-to-stop-hardware-based-attacks-grayshift-says-they-found-a-way-around-it/ Source 2: iOS 12 introduces a new USB Restricted Mode that makes it harder for law enforcement agencies to thwart iPhone security. USB Restricted Mode requires that an iPhone be unlocked with a passcode when connected to a computer via USB if the device has not already been unlocked in the last hour. …meaning phone hacking and forensic tools shouldn’t be able to unlock phones. In an email obtained by Vice, a forensic expert claims that Grayshift has already defeated Apple’s new USB Restricted Mode in a beta build. USB Restricted Mode is currently in beta testing and will launch to the public soon, according to Apple. Scientists make first 'on demand' entanglement link Source 1: GRex2595 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937427-scientists-make-first-on-demand-entanglement-link/ Source 2: https://m.phys.org/news/2018-06-scientists-demand-entanglement-link.html Researchers in the Netherlands have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost. They’re the first to deliver such a quantum link on demand. This opens the door to connect multiple quantum nodes and create the very first quantum network in the world. By exploiting the power of quantum entanglement, it is theoretically possible to build a quantum internet invulnerable to eavesdropping. However, this requires the ability to to create entanglement reliably on demand, and maintain it long enough to pass the entangled information to the next node. So far, this has been beyond the capabilities of quantum experiments. The scientists generated entanglement over a distance of two metres, on demand, and theoretically for long enough to enable entanglement to a third node. "The challenge is now to be the first to create a network of multiple entangled nodes—the first version of a quantum internet," Their new method allows for the generation of entanglement 40 times a second between electrons at a distance of two metres. "This is a thousand times faster than with the old method." Rumour: Microsoft to help Walmart get rid of cashiers Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/06/microsoft-tech-may-help-walmart-get-rid-of-cashiers-and-checkout-lines/ Source 2: Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that removes the need for cashiers and checkout lines in stores, similar to Amazon's technology already implemented in its Amazon Go brick-and-mortar store. The exact technology isn't explained, but it may be linked to the company's new Kinect for Azure project. this project builds on Kinect's current abilities and can be used to execute spatial mapping and motion tracking While it's unclear how far along Microsoft is in developing this technology, the company has reportedly shown sample tech to potential partners and has even talked to Walmart about implementing it. Amazon is expected to open new GO locations in Chicago and San Francisco soon Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/smash-bros-ultimate-hands-on-we-put-new-fighters-new-features-to-the-test/ Source 2: Doubts about the new Super Smash Bros game resembling a glorified Wii U port were put to rest with an announcement this week of every existing Smash Bros character returning—and tons of tweaks big and small coming to the whopping 65-character roster. Fighters must now choose their battleground stage before picking a character, due to professional players favoring certain stages for certain characters. A picture-in-picture "preview" window when any combatant is launched off the screen. a new score counter that pops up during one-on-one fights when anybody is KO'ed. Each fighter has gotten some kind of graphical tweak Two new playable characters: Ridley, the alien-pterodactyl boss from the Metroid series, and Inklings, the "squid kids" from Splatoon. Smash Ultimate will launch on Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. Steam dropping Win XP and Vista support in 2019 Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/937314-steam-paves-way-for-dropping-win-xp-and-vista-for-2019/ Source 2: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1558-AFCM-4577 Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. For the remainder of 2018, Steam will continue to run and to launch games on Windows XP and Windows Vista, but other functionality in Steam will be somewhat limited. Ex. new features such as the new Steam Chat will not be available. GMail reminds you to reply Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/15/gmail-proves-that-some-people-hate-smart-suggestions/ Source 2: As part of it’s new design, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that you should reply. By bumping the email thread to the top of your inbox, Gmail also breaks the chronological order of your inbox Gmail lets you disable all the smart features. Some users don’t want smart categories, important emails first and smart reply suggestions. You can tick off the boxes “Suggest emails to reply to” and “Suggest emails to follow up on” if you don’t want to see this orange text ever again.
  5. The old thread in the vBulletin forum got lost in the migration (don't worry I still have access to it and I'll still look at it) so I'm creating a new one. Guidelines 1. Video should be possible to watch in 1-2 minutes. 2. No elaborate props. If we can't shoot it in the white box with a couple of demonstrative pieces, it's probably not feasible. 3. Keep it simple! The idea here is to simplify computer concepts to the point where your mom can understand it. Not looking for "how to peel the ramspreaders off your memory" I will read these suggestions, but I may not reply to this thread very often. That doesn't mean I'm not paying attention, it just means I'm busy creating lots of new video content If you haven't heard of Tech Quickie, it's another YouTube channel we run for paid content and the ever-popular "Fast As Possible" series. Techquickie's channel - YouTube http://youtube.com/techquickie Learn about the latest cool technology in only a couple minutes! Hosted by Linus Sebastian
  6. We've already had someone cancel his/her floatplane membership over these allegations. It's amazing how damaging this kind of thing can be. Might have to do a stream tomorrow...
  7. The RED iPhone 7 is a hot item right now.. but what about a BLUE iPhone....? EBAY Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/152502323106
  8. Intel announces UNNAMED 28 COAR 56 THREAD CPU Source 1: VegetableStu https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934413-update-extra-content-nevermind-the-8086k-intel-announces-unnamed-28-coar-56-thred-cpu/ Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/244853/intel-unveils-28-core-56-thread-hedt-processor Source 3: RadiatingLight https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934860-intels-28-core-5ghz-cpu-is-misleading-at-best/ Without taking model names, Intel made it clear that it's launching a new client-segment 28-core/56-thread processor. this processor is clocked at 2.70 GHz (nominal), and without revealing Turbo speeds, Intel managed to overclock it bench-stable to 5.00 GHz, at which it scored 7,334 nT Cinebench points. It wasn’t immediately clear to many in the media that the cpu was overclocked launch in Q4-2018. this CPU was running on intel’s LGA-3647 server platform, which all but confirms that this is just a 28-core Xeon with an unlocked multiplier. The demo setup was cooled by an $850 aquarium chiller which consumes 1200W and is meant to be able to cool 1000L of water 2nd Gen Threadripper on track for a Q3 2018 launch! Source 1: Alexsolo https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934723-2nd-gen-threadripper-on-track-for-a-q3-2018-launch/ Source 2: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12906/amd-reveals-threadripper-2-up-to-32-cores-250w-x399-refresh AMD has announced the next Threadripper CPU, built with their updated 12nm Zeppelin dies. AMD’s Zeppelin silicon has 8 cores, and the first generation Threadripper uses two of them to get to the top-SKU of 16-cores. Inside the CPU however, there are four pieces of silicon: two active and two inactive. For this second generation of Threadripper AMD is going to make these inactive dies into active ones these new processors would have up to 32 cores in total, mirroring the 32-core versions of EPYC. On EPYC however, there are eight memory channels, and AMD’s X399 platform only has support for four channels. the two now ‘active’ parts of the chip do not have direct memory access. This adds latency to the platform, however AMD says that for all but the most memory bound tasks this should not be an issue TDP of 250W, up from 180W of the 1950X Rumours of an August launch No pricing yet. Massive changes to the Steam Store Source 1: matrix07012 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934942-massive-changes-to-the-steam-store-after-the-waifu-holocaust/ Source 2: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1666776116200553082 Valve has posted a blog post outlining their struggle to regulate what should and should not be allowed in the Steam Store The submission process isn’t automated - groups of people look at the contents of every controversial title submitted to the store people have falsely assumed these decisions are heavily affected by our payment processors, or outside interest groups The challenge is that this problem is not simply about whether or not the Steam Store should contain games with adult or violent content. Instead, it's about whether the Store contains games within an entire range of controversial topics - politics, sexuality, racism, gender, violence, identity, and so on. there are controversial topics that are particular to games - like what even constitutes a "game", or what level of quality is appropriate before something can be released. What did they decide in the end? Valve shouldn't be the ones deciding. If you're a player, Valve shouldn't be choosing for you what content you can or can't buy. If you're a developer, Valve shouldn't be choosing what content you're allowed to create. Valve’s role should be to provide systems and tools to support your efforts to make these choices for yourself, and to help you do it in a way that makes you feel comfortable. They’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that are illegal, or straight up trolling. This allows Valve to focus more on building tools to give people control over what kinds of content they see. Current tools, but are too hidden and not nearly comprehensive enough. They’re going to enable you to override the recommendation algorithms and hide games containing topics you're not interested in. So if you don't want to see anime games on your Store, you'll be able to make that choice. If you want more options to control exactly what kinds of games your kids see when they browse the Store, you'll be able to do that. developers who build controversial content shouldn't have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we'll be building tools and options to support them too. They’re going to push developers to further disclose any potentially problematic content in their games during the submission process, and cease doing business with any of them that refuse to do so honestly. So what does this mean? The Steam Store is going to contain something that you hate, and don't think should exist. But you're also going to see something on the Store that you believe should be there, and some other people will hate it and want it not to exist. Some people at Valve will agree with you. Others won’t. The games allowed onto the Store will not be a reflection of Valve’s values, beyond a simple belief that you all have the right to create & consume the content you choose. “We believe you should be able to express yourself like everyone else, and to find others who want to play your game. But that's it. “ What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire AMD Unveils 7nm GPU Source 1: AtlasWraith https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934837-amd-unveils-its-7nm-vega-gpu/ Source 2: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/62147/amd-unveils-worlds-first-gpu-7nm-computex-2018/index.html At Computex, AMD annouced the first 7nm GPU, launching in 2H 2018. AMD will have Vega on 7nm inside of the upcoming new Radeon Instinct part 35% more performance over the previous-gen 14nm part, twice the power efficiency 2x density means smaller die sizes or bigger GPUs. This now means AMD is ahead of the GPU game in one area, as even Volta is only on 12nm. DISCLAIMER: Due to various marketing and discrepancies among foundries, the number itself has lost the exact meaning it once held. Recent technology nodes such as 22 nm, 16 nm, 14 nm, and 10 nm refer purely to a specific generation of chips made in a particular technology. It does not correspond to any gate length or half pitch. https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/technology_node Gigabyte making fake RGB RAM Source 1: Shreyas1 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/935038-gigabyte-is-making-fake-rgb-ram/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/5/17425330/gigabyte-color-changing-ram-aorus-rgb-led-ddr4-controllable-computex At Computex, Gagabyte announced that it’s getting into the RAM business...as well as the faux-RAM business. Gigabyte is selling its new AORUS RGB LED memory as a kit. Two of the sticks are 16GB (2 x 8GB) of DDR4 memory, but the other half of the bundle is two faux-RAM sticks that are made of the same aluminum housing with LEDs that can sync up with the actual RAM sticks. But they have none of the functional memory bits. Gigabyte is also exploring the possibility of just selling the dummy sticks separately one day. Seasonic introduces SCMD: End your cable clutter! Source 1: WMKGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934963-seasonic-introduces-scmd-end-your-cable-clutter/ Source 2: https://www.pcper.com/news/Cases-and-Cooling/Seasonic-shows-their-new-System-Cable-Management-Device Seasonic have come up with a new cable management system for those who despise case clutter. System Cable Management Device It’s essentially a power bar that stands vertically against the case’s motherboard tray. Cables from the PSU plug into the bottom, and then the rest of the system’s cables plug in along the bar connect the cabling you require, and leave out any you don’t need. It’s thin enough to fit behind your motherboard, hiding almost all of your wiring and also ensuring you do not have to stretch that additional motherboard power cable. Seasonic claims that introducing the SCMD into your power loop will only drop efficiency by 1% overall Will come in 3 sizes No price or launch date 150k projects ditch GitHub following Microsoft Acquisition Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934339-update-over-150k-projects-ditch-github-and-move-to-gitlab-following-msft-leaks-news/ Source 2: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywen8x/13000-projects-ditched-github-for-gitlab-monday-morning On Monday morning, Microsoft announced that it had acquired the popular collaborative software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. While some saw the acquisition as the only way to sustain a free platform that had grown as large as GitHub, others saw it as the death knell for a neutral, community-driven platform that was the de facto home of open source software development. After the announcement, thousands of GitHub projects were migrated to competing platform GitLab Over 150,000 projects have moved to GitLab now There are around 80 million projects hosted on GitHub GitLab use an open core model, where a limited version of its software is free and open source, and a more expansive version of its is available on a paid-subscription model. But how Microsoft will address projects on GitHub that directly undermine its own services, such as this emulator for running Xbox games on Windows computers. projects that can be used to directly harm others, such as DeepFakes Apple Deprecating OpenGL Source 1: normality https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934354-apple-deprecating-opengl/ Source 2: https://www.pcgamer.com/developers-fear-for-mac-gaming-as-apple-deprecates-opengl-support/ Source 3: https://developer.apple.com/macos/whats-new/ Apple is deprecating support for OpenGL and OpenCL with the release of macOS 10.14 That means it will continue to work, but will not be supported moving forward and could break. Apple recommends: “Games and graphics-intensive apps that use OpenGL should now adopt Metal. Similarly, apps that use OpenCL for computational tasks should now adopt Metal and Metal Performance Shaders." Apple introduced Metal, its proprietary low-level 3D graphics API, in 2014. every game and 3D application designed for Macs before 2004 uses OpenGL. Many games and apps continue to use OpenGL, since it’s open-source and cross-platform (thus, developers can re-use the same code). Apple has supported OpenGL since the late 90's. Apple does not officially support the Vulkan API on macOS Developers worry that it’s not worth it to port their code to Metal It's not clear at this point if Apple will completely remove OpenGL support from a future macOS release, or if the company is simply pushing developers to adopt its Metal API without real plans to end OpenGL support. Pixel 3 Leaks Source 1: Qub3d https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/934525-leaks-suggest-3rd-model-of-pixel-3-with-midrange-price-and-specs/ Source 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/06/04/google-pixel-3-pixel-3xl-new-pixel-smartphone-cheap-pixel-3-camera-upgrade-specs-release-price/#551af6ab1f45 The latest leaks indicate that Google is working on not two but THREE version of the Pixel 3 The third Pixel is likely to be a “mid-range” based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 710 chipset (which promises performance close to 2017’s flagship Snapdragon 835) A midrange Pixel 3 delivering clean, stock Android and instant updates at a bargain price would effectively resurrect the role played by much-loved Nexus range. It also would give Google a weapon to counter the budget iPhone X which Apple will launch in September. An affordable Pixel 3 is likely to be a gamechanger for midrange smartphone photography. Pixels deliver class-leading results primarily through unique software, not cutting-edge hardware. Pixel 3 XL will have a notch and chin-bar with forward facing stereo speakers Why doesn’t the Pixel 3 have a notch? Amazon return policy abusers sentenced to nearly six years in prison Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/06/amazon-return-policy-abusers-sentenced-six-years-prison/?sr_source=Twitter Source 2: Three individuals have just received lengthy prison sentences for their involvement in a scam that defrauded Amazon out of $1.2 million. For two years, the Finans ordered over 2,700 electronic items from Amazon including GoPro digital cameras, Xboxes, smartwatches, tablets and laptops and then reported them as damaged. Once Amazon replaced the products, they would sell them to a third person -- Danijel Glumac -- who then sold them to a buyer in New York. In all, Erin and Leah Finan are said to have made around $750,000 running the scam while Glumac made approximately $500,000. How do those numbers work? Erin and Leah Finan received 71- and 68-month sentences, respectively while Glumac was sentenced to 24 months in prison "Consumer fraud not only unjustly enriches the perpetrator, it causes all of us to pay higher retail prices," US Attorney Josh Minkler said in a statement. "To those who seek to exploit the convenience of online shopping through fraud, remember this case. You will be caught. You will be prosecuted. And you will go to federal prison for a long time." The Finans created hundreds of false identities and fake accounts in order to pull off their scheme. Alongside their Amazon fraud, they also bounced checks, rented cars and failed to pay for them, sold other stolen high-end goods and withheld rent -- actions that were taken into account during sentencing. The three defendants have been ordered to pay $1,218,504 in restitution. Australian gamers blamed for slow internet Source 1: RX7970 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/935481-australian-gamers-blamed-for-slow-internet/ Source 2: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/nbn-blaming-gamers-for-slow-speeds-contradicts-own-advice/9836492 Australia’s National Broadband Network's (NBN) CEO has blamed gamers for slow speeds in parts of the network, saying they're using up too much data. Bill Morrow appeared before a parliamentary committee to discuss how the NBN was being rolled out in regional Australia. He said his company had seen a significant increase in data consumption on its fixed wireless network this is a relatively small part of the national network set aside for premises that aren't connected to the fibre of copper network. It will use radio signals and transmission towers spread across the country to connect about 600,000 thousand premises. The CEO said the company was considering throttling back data consumption of "extreme users" during peak periods. When asked what an "extreme user" was, he replied "It's gamers predominantly, on fixed wireless." In Dec 2016, the NBN wrote: "Where streaming 4K video can use as much as 7 gigabytes (GB) per hour and high-quality audio streaming gets up to around 125 megabytes (MB) per hour, (but usually sits at around half that) certain online games use as little as 10MB per hour." Last March, NBN data showed the average household connected to the NBN was churning through 32 per cent more data compared to the previous year. They said the reason for this was launch of Netflix in Australia in March 2015 Morrow may be scapegoating gamers because the alternative is admitting that the network can’t accommodate the new most common use-case: video streaming. One forum comment says this is out of context: what Morrow really meant was “the type of people who game are the type who consume a lot” Organic carbon molecules found on Mars Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/935451-curiosity-rover-finds-organic-carbon-molecules-on-mars/ Source 2: https://www.space.com/40819-mars-methane-organics-curiosity-rover.html NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has identified a variety of organic molecules, the carbon-based building blocks of life as we know it, in 3.5-billion-year-old rocks on Mars. This does not give us any evidence of life "But there is a possibility that [the organics] are from an ancient life source; we just don't know," Another finding: that methane concentrations in Mars' atmosphere cycle seasonally. The discovery suggests that the gas is seeping out from underground reservoirs It is POSSIBLE that some of the methane was produced by organisms, as it it here on Earth.
  9. Where are the videos?

    Pretty trash show this year, to be honest. No new CPU, no new GPU, already saw ASUS' 4k 144hz monitor back in the studio. From talking to others I'd be surprised if the whole gang shows up next year at all and we will likely not stay so long. I'm at the point where if it doesn't jump out at me as different I'm not making a video about it. A Hyper 212, but now with RGB doesn't qualify. For reference, our sponsors for the show were Corsair and LastPass. We covered what we thought was interesting, and avoided flooding the channel in a way that would hurt us algorithmically. Edit: there is one more video still coming, btw. Almost didn't make a video at the MSI booth, but then they pulled something cool out of their ass.
  10. Is Riley still there?

    Riley still works here. Part of his employment deal is that he can continue to work on Secret Informant No one else is quite "Riley", but fortunately we have an amazing, talented staff so it's no problem to cover for him temporarily when he is away.
  11. does Linus ever reply to your messages ???

    Usually the only time I find to spend on the forum I am on my phone, so typing up messages is not very convenient and poor use of time compared to reading as much as possible to catch up on community sentiment and read up on what's hot in the news section. Right now sitting in the airport in Taiwan (heading to China) and finally getting some food in my belly, so this is all I will type Back to lurking
  12. What should I review next?

    Hey guys, Just want some community feedback on this. Most of these things are already in the queue to some degree. Just trying to prioritize...
  13. Linus's cost overhead?

    I showed this to Colton. He laughed so hard. I laughed too. If I had $90M I'd be living on a beach somewhere. Lol.
  14. Apple II case SCAM

    I just checked with Anthony and all we have is an email address.............
  15. LTT For Bidness (Business)

    We have a video coming very shortly on the behind the scenes server/ingest gear we use and our data flow process. Stay tuned
  16. Main News Topics Intel Launches Optane DIMMS Source 1: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12828/intel-launches-optane-dimms-up-to-512gb-apache-pass-is-here Source 2: imrazor https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932636-dell-marketing-optane-as-ram-replacement/?tab=comments#comment-11396103 Intel has announced the availability of their Optane DIMMs, bringing 3D XPoint memory onto the DDR4 memory bus. will be branded as Optane DC Persistent Memory, in contrast with Optane DC SSDs, and not to be confused with the consumer-oriented Optane Memory caching SSDs. Initially available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB per module. This implies that they are probably still based on the same 128Gb 3D XPoint memory dies used in all other Optane products so far. The modules are pin-compatible with standard DDR4 DIMMs and will be supported by the next generation of Intel's Xeon server platforms. Currently sampling and will be shipping for revenue later this year, but only to select customers. Broad availability is planned for 2019. Intel is not officially disclosing whether it will be possible to mix and match DRAM and Optane Persistent Memory on the same memory controller channel the 192GB DRAM capacity for the development preview systems indicates that they are equipped with a 16GB DRAM DIMM on every memory channel. Also not disclosed: power consumption, clock speeds, specific endurance ratings, and whether it will be supported across the Xeon product line or only on certain SKUs. AMD is preparing new CPUs Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/933147-amd-is-preparing-new-45w-6-and-8-core-ryzen-cpus-as-well-as-possible-r3-2300x-and-r5-2500x/ Source 2: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12841/amd-preps-new-ryzen-2000series-cpus-45w-ryzen-7-2700e-ryzen-5-2600e AMD is gearing up to release four new Ryzen 2000-series processors based on a listing in ASRock’s CPU compatibility chart. The new Ryzen 5 2600E and Ryzen 7 2700E products feature reduced, 45W TDP and are aimed at SFF and fanless systems These are the first Ryzen CPUs with a locked in 45W TDP Previously chips had configurable 45 – 65 W TDP that required users to activate the 45W profile. This could mean unpredictable performance. Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X parts are designed for enthusiasts and overclockers on a budget. Arm introducing their new processors with INSANE perf. Source 1: WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932903-arm-introducing-their-new-a76-g76-v76-processors/ Source 2: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12785/arm-announces-cortexa76 At their annual Tech Day conference, ARM announced their new flagship CPU microarchitecture: the A76 In Arm’s words, it’s a “laptop-class” performance processor with mobile efficiency. This helps them serve new markets like ‘always-connected PCs’ ARMs claiming: 35% more performance 40% better power efficiency 4x improvements in machine learning workloads Figures use A75 configurations running at 2.8GHz on 10nm processes as a baseline. The A76 is projected by Arm to come in at 3GHz on 7nm TSMC based products. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Rumor: One iPhone model will have triple rear cameras in 2019 Source 1: captain_to_fire https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932756-rumor-one-iphone-model-will-have-triple-rear-cameras-in-2019/ Source 2: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/28/triple-lens-iphone-2019-stereo-vision-rumor/ Apple will launch at least one new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in 2019, according to a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu Lu believes the triple-lens camera system will enable advanced 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision A triangulation method would then be used to obtain the distance between the iPhone and the object. the report suggests that the rear 3D sensing will be used for augmented reality purposes. the third lens would likely have a longer focal length, enabling 3x optical zoom for the first time on an iPhone Huawei's new P20 Pro is the first with a triple-lens rear camera system, including a 40-megapixel lens, a 20-megapixel monochrome lens, an eight-megapixel telephoto lens with up to 3x optical zoom. Intel Core i7 8086K confirmed Source 1: NumLock 21 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932971-intel-core-i7-8086k-confirmed/ Source 2: https://videocardz.com/76355/intel-core-i7-8086k-arrives-june-8th-for-under-400-gbp The Intel Core i7-8086K processor will be an anniversary model to mark 40 years since the release of Intel’s iconic 8086 microprocessor. This will be the second-anniversary edition mode that Intel has released: the Pentium G3258 marked the 20th anniversary of Intel’s first Pentium chip. The 8086K will be the fastest 6 core processor that Intel has to offer while being similar in core configuration as the Core i7-8700K. It will feature 6 cores, 12 threads 12 MB of L3 cache TDP of 95 Watts (same as the Core i7-8700K). base clock of 4.00 GHz which boosts to 5.0 GHz.(single core, multi core boost is 4.4) currently the fastest clock speed for an Intel 6 core processor. Runs on 300 series socket 1151 Pre order time June 8th Rumour: Dell working on dual-screen running Windows 10 Source 1: GoodBytes https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932741-dell-is-said-to-be-working-on-a-dual-screen-phone-powered-by-snapdragon-850-and-running-full-windows-10/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/31/17412550/dell-januss-dual-screen-windows-10-arm-device-rumors Dell is reportedly working on a dual-screen device that runs Windows 10 and an unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 ARM processor. Microsoft has long been rumored to be working on a foldable dual-screen device but there are now signs that Microsoft’s OEM partners are working on similar devices. Dell’s device is reportedly codenamed “Januss,” and has been under development since last summer, but it’s not clear whether the device will ever come to market. The documents the rumour is based on are old, and that Dell could have altered its product plans by now. Rumour: Intel discontinuing production of H310 Chipset to push consumers to more expensive chipsets Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/933132-intel-reportedly-discontinuing-production-of-h310-chipset-to-push-consumers-to-more-expensive-motherboards/ Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/244021/a-push-for-the-higher-margin-intel-reportedly-discontinues-production-of-its-h310-chipset Intel has reportedly discontinued production of its H310 chipset due to lower than expected production capacity for chipsets on the 14 nm process. Intel hopes that the absence of H310 will funnel consumers toward the B360 and Z370 chipsets. These chipsets have higher margins After a single month of tight supply for the H310 chipset, motherboard makers are now forced to use Intel's B360 chipset in their more cost-conscious options - a part which carries higher cost, and thus precludes manufacturers from hitting all the price points they usually would with a fully vertical Intel chipset lineup. Speculation has emerged claiming Intel suspended the supply of H310 because they have chosen to conduct a manufacturing process change from the tight-supply 14 nm to a 22nm fabrication technology. Further speculation says the 14 nm supply is constrained because of the delay in advancing to 10 nm School Shooting game on steam removed from Steam Source 1: spartaman64 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/931044-school-shooting-game-on-steam/ Source 2: https://www.pcgamer.com/active-shooter-and-its-developer-have-been-removed-from-steam/ Active Shooter, an unreleased Steam game in which you play as a school shooter, a S.W.A.T. team member trying to neutralize them, or a civilian, has been removed from the platform, and both the developer and publisher—Revived Games and Acid, respectively—responsible for the game have been banned from the platform. The game’s trailer depicts a player running down school halls and through classrooms, indiscriminately murdering teachers until a S.W.A.T. team shows up. The Steam forums were dominated by threads calling for Valve to do something about the game, as well as people criticizing Valve for the fact that it gives the boot to many games containing nudity while letting the likes of Active Shooter stay. “I love offensive humor as much as the next guy, but you’re dense as hell if you can’t see why a pay-to-play school shooting simulation game might be taking it a step too far,” said one user. The developer and publisher, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, has a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation Facebook to remove Trending Topics section Source 1: Eduard the weeb https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/933237-facebook-to-remove-trending-topics-section/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/1/17417428/facebook-trending-topics-being-removed After 4 years, next week Facebook will be removing the Trending Topics section of the News Feed page. The removal comes after years of criticism around how Facebook picked stories to sit in the Trending box Facebook says it was active in five countries and accounted for “less than 1.5 percent of clicks to news publishers on average.” Facebook says the removal of Trending will “make way” for future news products. The company is currently testing other ways to deliver news, including breaking news labels and a section that collects local stories. Apple hires Intel engineers for New chip research facility Source 1: captain_to_fire https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932775-apple-has-reportedly-hired-multiple-intel-engineers-for-a-chip-research-facility-in-washington-county-or/ Source 2: https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/31/apple-intel-chip-engineers/ Apple has reportedly poached multiple engineers and research staff from Intel for a new facility in Washington County, Oregon. Hiring appears to have started last november This news is fanning the flames of rumours that Apple intends to release an ARM-powered Macbook and/or an ARM-based touchscreen iPad/Mac hybrid. Every item in the game for $27,000: Star Citizen Legatus Pack Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/931970-star-citizen-legatus-pack-every-item-in-the-game-for-27000/ Source 2: https://wccftech.com/star-citizen-legatus-pack-27000/ A new Legatus Pack is available for purchase in Star Citizen via the game’s official website -but only if you’ve already spent more than $1,000, earning “concierge member” status. The Legatus Pack is being sold at $27,000 and includes every item in the game. You’ll get: 117 ships 163 extras The game isn’t even out yet. A clever way to get Whales to drop their cash and finance game dev, or a bad omen for the future of gaming? Google Won't Renew Pentagon AI Drone Deal After Staff Backlash Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-01/google-won-t-renew-pentagon-ai-drone-deal-after-staff-backlash Source 2: Google decided not to renew its contract with a Pentagon drone program once it expires, after extensive protests from employees The contract ends in March 2019 the contract lets the Defense Department use Google artificial intelligence tools to analyze drone footage for an initiative called Project Maven. It was part of a major push to break into the lucrative business of selling cloud services to the government, where Amazon and Microsoft dominate. More than 4,000 employees signed a letter asking to cancel the contract and demanded that Google and its AI technology should not be in the business of war. At least a dozen staff resigned over the issue. Waymo is way ahead Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/06/as-uber-and-tesla-struggle-with-driverless-cars-waymo-moves-forward/ Source 2: Waymo announced on Thursday that it was ordering 62,000 Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler. In March, the company announced a deal with Jaguar Land Rover to build 20,000 fully self-driving I-PACE cars. Meanwhile, Uber, Nvidia, and Toyota all suspended self-driving car testing in the wake of the March Uber crash, and a Tesla customer died in a crash in Mountain View the very same month. In October 2015, Google was already confident enough in its technology to let a blind man take an unaccompanied test drive on Austin streets. Almost three years later, it's not clear if anyone else has managed to build technology as sophisticated as Waymo had back then. Waymo has already shifted from technology development to commercialization In April 2017, Waymo announced its early rider program, giving handpicked families a chance to take rides in Waymo's prototype Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The move allowed Waymo to start thinking about customer-facing issues, like the user interface for self-driving cars and how the car's driving style affects passenger comfort. ASUS mining motherboard supports 20 GPUs via USB Source 1: FieldGenEJ https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/932641-asus-made-a-mining-motherboard-that-supports-up-to-20-gpus/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/30/17408610/asus-crypto-mining-motherboard-gpus Asus has announced the H370 Mining Master motherboard, which supports up to 20 graphics cards via USB riser cables that plug directly into the PCB over PCIe. Asus’ approach here is going to make maintenance easier, ensure fewer PCIe disconnects, and more accurate diagnostics. becomes available in North America starting in Q3 2018. SpaceX Satellite Internet Good Enough to Game On Source 1: https://www.inverse.com/article/45270-elon-musk-says-spacex-satellites-will-be-better-for-gaming Source 2: A recent update from Elon Musk indicates that SpaceX’ Starlink satellite internet prototypes are not only working, but they’re providing a fast enough speed to play video games online. the two prototypes – TinTin A and B that were sent up back in February – are providing high speeds with 25ms latency Gamers typically need less than 50 milliseconds, with some players getting as low as 15 to 20 ms on the fastest broadband Starlink will send 4,425 satellites into orbit to deliver broadband connectivity to parts of the world with no internet.
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  19. Main News Topics Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930572-apple-knew-the-iphone-6-would-bend-before-they-released-the-product/ Source 2: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3a3gg/iphone-6-touch-disease-documents Information contained in internal Apple documents filed under seal in a class-action lawsuit show that Apple knew that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were susceptible to bending prior to the phones’ launch. The company found that the iPhone 6 is 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s Apple described the bending as “expected behavior” After the phone launched in 2014 and viral images of customer’s bent iPhones began to circulate, Apple publicly maintained that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In early 2016, many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices began to exhibit symptoms of “touch disease.” The phones’ screens would have a flickering gray bar at the top, and the touchscreen would stop working entirely or would work intermittently. This was caused by the “Touch IC” chip, which translates a user’s touch into digital signals, became partially unseated from the phone’s logic board. It is believed the problem is caused by flexing or bending associated with normal use In May 2016, Apple quietly began reinforcing the part of the logic board associated with touch disease Apple did not publicly acknowledge touch disease until November 2016, after widespread news reports about the issue. Apple announced it would replace touch-diseased phones for $149; it had previously charged $349. In its public announcement, Apple did not acknowledge that it had recently made engineering changes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In a court filing in the class action case,Apple’s lawyers wrote that its “rigorous and comprehensive reliability test data proved that enclosure bending and twisting cannot cause the issue unless the phones had already been repeatedly dropped on a hard surface,” this has been disputed by the plaintiff’s expert witnesses. Apple has argued that those witnesses aren’t experts in part because they hadn’t “reviewed” Apple’s internal tests. John "TotalBiscuit" Bain passes away Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930465-renowned-game-critic-john-totalbiscuit-bain-passes-away/ Source 2: YouTuber, Podcaster, and Game streamer TotalBiscuit passed away this week, succumbing to a 4-year battle with cancer. He was just 33 years old. Bain contributed immensely to consumer advocacy in gaming and was a positive force in developing the indie game scene. He is survived by his wife Genna, who has stated she will continue the Co-Optional podcast as well as her own YouTube channel. Uber self driving car accident caused by design flaws Source 1: spartaman64 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930390-uber-self-driving-car-accident-caused-by-design-flaws/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/05/emergency-brakes-were-disabled-by-ubers-self-driving-software-ntsb-says/ Source 3: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HWY18MH010-prelim.pdf The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal March crash of an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. The report confirms that the sensors on the vehicle worked as expected, spotting pedestrian Elaine Herzberg about six seconds prior to impact, which should have given it enough time to stop given the car's 43mph speed. As the vehicle and pedestrian paths converged, the self-driving system software classified the pedestrian as an unknown object, as a vehicle, and then as a bicycle with varying expectations of future travel path. At 1.3 seconds before impact, the self-driving system determined that an emergency braking maneuver was needed to mitigate a collision. 2 According to Uber, emergency braking maneuvers are not enabled while the vehicle is under computer control, to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior. The vehicle operator is relied on to intervene and take action. The system is not designed to alert the operator. There were many questions about the human operator’s alertness The self-driving system data showed that the vehicle operator intervened less than a second before impact by engaging the steering wheel. The operator began braking less than a second after the impact. In a post crash interview with NTSB investigators, the vehicle operator stated that she had been monitoring the self-driving system interface. The operator is responsible for monitoring diagnostic messages that appear on an interface in the center stack of the vehicle dash and tagging events of interest for subsequent review Uber has now pulled its self-driving program out of Arizona, laying off 300 people it will continue to work on self-driving tech out of its advanced technology center in Pittsburgh What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Nintendo bans online access to all Switch devices owned by "Hackers" Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930455-nintendo-moves-to-ban-online-access-to-all-switch-devices-owned-by-alleged-hackers-read-anybody-breaking-nintendo-eula/ Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqYFU4X8F38 Famous Nintendo Switch modder Shiny Quagsire found out that Nintendo’s bans are not device specific, but rather follow your User ID, even if you’re trying to log in using a brand new, unmodded Switch What happens when you’re banned? You can’t: Game online Go to the e-shop Add friends Use social media tools You still get game updates and the news channel Is it fair? GDPR complaints already made against Google and Facebook. Source 1: Qwickshot https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930618-new-eu-data-laws-started-today-and-complaints-have-already-been-made-against-google-and-facebook/ Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44252327 Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect. The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services. Plaintiffs say the companies’ “take it or leave it approach” doesn’t offer “free choice” Forcing people to accept wide-ranging data collection in exchange for using a service is prohibited under GDPR. With GDPR: “whatever is really necessary for an app is legal without consent, the rest needs a free 'yes' or 'no' option." If the complaints are upheld, the websites may be forced to change how they operate, and they could be fined Amazon Echo Sends Recording of Family's Conversation to Random Contact Source 1: Pretzel 4000 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930441-amazon-alexa-sends-recording-of-familys-conversation-to-random-aquaintance/ Source 2: https://www.kiro7.com/www.kiro7.com/news/local/woman-says-her-amazon-device-recorded-private-conversation-sent-it-out-to-random-contact/755507974 A man in Oregan received a phone call from one of his employees in Seattle who said he had just received audio files of the man and his wife conversing in their home. The couple has Amazon smart speakers all over their house, and did not know they were being recorded. "I felt invaded," she said. "A total privacy invasion. Immediately I said, 'I'm never plugging that device in again, because I can't trust it.'" They contacted Amazon, who assigned an engineer to investigate. The engineer did indicated that a fix was required. An Amazon spokesperson released this statement: “Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like 'A-l-e-x-a.' Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a “send message” request. At which point, Alexa said out loud 'To whom?' At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customer’s contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, '[contact name], right?' Alexa then interpreted background conversation as 'right.' As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely.” Amazon offered to “de-provision” the family’s A-l-e-x-a communications so they could keep using its Smart Home Features. But they want a refund for the devices, which their representatives have been unwilling to do. Rumour: Essential Up for Sale, Next Phone Cancelled Source 1: Luca Rallis https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930545-android-creator-puts-essential-up-for-sale-cancels-next-phone/ Source 2: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-05-24/andy-rubin-s-phone-maker-essential-is-said-to-consider-sale?__twitter_impression=true Essential Products Inc., a startup co-founded by Android creator Andy Rubin that launched last year to great fanfare, is reportedly considering selling itself and has canceled development of a new smartphone. Essential is now actively shopping itself to potential suitors, and has received interest from at least one. Essential has raised about $300 million from several investors, including Amazon.com Inc., Tencent Holdings Ltd., and Redpoint Ventures. It was valued at $900 million to $1 billion a year ago. Current discussions are focused on a sale of the entire company, including its patent portfolio, and hardware products like: the original smartphone, an upcoming smart home device and a camera attachment for the phone Essential’s engineering talent, which includes those hired from Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, would likely be part of a deal. The company hasn’t yet made a final decision on a sale Apple and Volkswagen to make Driverless Cars Source 1: OJTheAviator https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930515-apple-and-volkswagen-will-make-a-self-driving-car/ Source 2: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/technology/apple-bmw-mercedes-volkswagen-driverless-cars.html?rref=collection%252Fsectioncollection%252Fautomobiles&action=click&contentCollection=automobiles&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&auth=login-smartlock&mtrref=jalopnik.com Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation but later scaled the vision back to a focus on software for self-driving cars Now Apple is working solely on an autonomous shuttle for its own use with employees. Apple had negotiated with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but both rebuffed Apple’s requirements to hand over control of the data and design. Apple has now signed a deal with Volkswagen to turn some of the carmaker’s new T6 Transporter vans into Apple’s self-driving shuttles for employees It is unclear whether Apple’s partnership with Volkswagen will extend beyond the shuttle. The frame, wheels and chassis of the T6 vans will remain, but Apple is replacing many components, dashboard and seats computers, sensors a large electric car battery, The shuttles will ferry employees between two of Apple’s Silicon Valley campuses, and will include a driver behind the wheel to take control if needed, as well as an operator in the passenger’s seat tracking the van’s performance. The project has suffered from repeated changes in direction that have hurt morale and led to hundreds of departures from its peak of more than 1,000 members two years ago The project reportedly lacks a clear plan beyond the vans, including any near-term commercial goals. Executives leading Apple’s car project had told Time Cook that the shuttle would be completed by the end of 2018, but that deadline will be missed, one former employee said. Amazon bans users for too many returns Source 1: VegetableStu https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/929934-amazon-banwave-again-for-repeat-returners/ Source 2: https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/amazon-is-banning-shoppers-who-make-too-many-returns/ Amazon is banning customers who take advantage of its generous return policy and closing their accounts. according to the National Retail Federation, 11 percent of sales are returned, and 11 percent of those are fraudulent They have 300,000,000 customers Customers are not being warned of bans, but Amazon has reinstated the accounts of those that appeal convincingly. Amazon has not issued an absolute or proportional threshold for banning
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