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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. 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
  3. Oh shots fire can ltt gn

    No, we knew Steve was going to do this and he cleared calling us out in his title with me. #chill
  4. Main News Topics GeForce Partner Program Shenanigans Source 1: WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903857-nvidia-geforce-partner-program-well-intention-marketing-or-anti-competitive/?page=11&tab=comments#comment-11144365 Source 2: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/07/geforce_partner_program_impacts_consumer_choice Source 3: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/03/01/geforce-partner-program/ This was news last week but we avoided talking about it because we didn’t want to speculate before getting some concrete information ourselves. The story began when several websites- including HardOCP- were alerted to the goings-on by AMD In a blog post, from March 1st, NVidia outlined their new GeForce Partner Program, which ostensibly helps consumers identify brands that deliver the “GeForce Promise” of delivering the best PC gaming platform bar-none. HardOCP began interviewing AIB and OEMs, who communicated that the GPP: 1.) has terms that are likely illegal. 2.) GPP is likely going to tremendously hurt consumers' choices. 3.) It will disrupt business with the companies that they are currently doing business with, namely AMD and Intel. In order to have access to the GPP program, its partners must have its "Gaming Brand Aligned Exclusively With GeForce." Even though Nvidia’s blog post says “Partners continue to have the ability to sell and promote products from anyone”, the GPP documentation says those who do not participate will lose benefits such as: high-effort engineering engagements early tech engagement launch partner status game bundling sales rebate programs social media and PR support marketing reports Marketing Development Funds (MDF) HardOCP has been told that if a company does not participate in GPP, those companies feel as if NVIDIA would hold back allocation of GPUs from their inventories. This has not been spelled out contractually, but is rather done on a wink and a nod. It was expressed to HardOCP that publishing their article "could damage the relationship" between HardOCP and NVIDIA Security flaws discovered in AMD zen processors Source 1: Coaxialgamer https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/905422-update-security-flaws-discovered-in-amd-zen-processors-amds-meltdown/ Source 2: https://www.cnet.com/news/amd-has-a-spectre-meltdown-like-security-flaw-of-its-own/ CTS-Labs, a security company based in Israel, announced Tuesday that its researchers had found 13 critical security vulnerabilities that would let attackers access data stored on AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors, as well as install malware on them. The vulnerabilities have been put into four groups, called Master Key Ryzenfall (lol) Fallout Chimera Thankfully, nearly all of the vulnerabilities require root access in order to be exploited. But it gets sketchy: The researchers gave AMD less than 24 hours to look at the vulnerabilities and respond before publishing the report. Standard vulnerability disclosure calls for at least 90 days notice so companies have time to address flaws properly. Google gave Intel six months to fix issues related to Spectre and Meltdown. The researchers pre-briefed media AND a company that makes money by shorting the stock market Viceroy Research published an “obituary” for AMD just 30 mins after CTS-Labs publicized the vulnerabilities. LEAK: NVIDIA to announce RTX Technology Source 1: Razor01 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/906478-raytracing-api/ Source 2: https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-to-announce-rtx-technology Rumour has it a new NVIDIA GameWorks Ray Tracing feature will be announced on Monday, enabling real-time effects such as Glossy Reflections, Area Shadows and Ambient Occlusion. This technology is going to be “highly optimized” on the upcoming NVIDIA Volta GPUs, presumably at a hardware level. NVIDIA has partnered with Microsoft to create a DirectX Ray Tracing API; this is already being used by major publishers and developers like Electronic Arts, 4A Games (who are making Metro Exodus, due for release this year) Remedy Games (now at work on Project 7, due in 2019). The API is said to be supported by the most popular game engines, Unreal Engine 4 Unity 5 DICE’s Frostbite engine, now used in almost all the games made by Electronic Arts. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Sony removes headphone jack because it looks better Source 1: posted by D13H4RD2L1V3 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/905996-sony-we-removed-the-headphone-jack-due-to-the-xz2s-design/ Source 2: https://blogs.sonymobile.com/2018/03/04/sony-mobile-mwc-2018-faq/amp/ In their own blogpost about their Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact phones, Sony outlines possibly the WORST two reasons for removing the headphone jack: It looks more sleek without it Other companies are doing it Intel announces hardware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown on upcoming chips Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/15/intel-announces-hardware-fixes-for-spectre-and-meltdown-on-upcoming-chips/ Source 2: https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/advancing-security-silicon-level/ Intel has moved faster than most predicted, announcing that chips coming out later this year will include improvements at the hardware/architecture level that protect against the Meltdown and Spectre While Variant 1 will continue to be addressed via software mitigations, Intel is making changes to their hardware design to further address the Variants 2 and 3. We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors. These changes will begin with their next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) as well as 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors expected to ship in the second half of 2018. In the meantime, Intel has now released microcode updates for 100 percent of Intel products launched in the past five years that require protection against the side-channel method vulnerabilities discovered by Google. Drake & Ninja breaks twitch.tv's highest viewer count Source 1: Dougaroo https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/905998-drake-ninja-breaks-twitchtvs-highest-viewer-count/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/15/17123424/ninja-drake-fortnite-twitch-stream-record-travis-scott-juju On Wednesday, Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player when pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins assembled played Fortnite with NFL rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19), rapper Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92), And pop superstar Drake (TheBoyDuddus) At its peak, the stream was trending on Twitter and hit 628,000 concurrent viewers, smashing the previous record of 388,000 viewers for a single-player stream. Ninja usually gets around 70,000 live viewers per stream, and will earn at least $350,000 this month Fortnight has overtaken PUBG in active players, mostly because it’s free to play. Apple supplier accused of using unauthorized parts Source 1: DrMacintosh https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/906288-apple-supplier-accused-of-using-unauthorized-parts-in-iphone-8-plus/ Source 2: https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/15/wistron-unauthorized-components-denial/ Chinese news site Commercial Times has claimed that iPhone supplier Wistron was caught using ‘unauthorized components’ in its production of the iPhone 8 Plus in China. The report says that Apple ordered the company to halt production when the issue came to light, with assembly suspended for two weeks Wistron has issued a statement saying “there was not a “two-week production suspension” and that production remains completely normal. ...but they didn’t deny using unauthorized parts The issue concerns the use of waterproof components not certified by Apple. Wistron is said to have ‘penalized’ a number of mid- and high-level executives as a way of demonstrating to Apple that it takes the matter seriously. Wistron is only a secondary supplier to Apple in China, with Foxconn picking up the bulk of iPhone orders, but is a major iPhone assembler in India. EA is turning Star Wars Battlefront II into a real video game Source 1: TimeOmnivore https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/906487-ea-is-turning-star-wars-battlefront-ii-into-a-real-video-game/ Source 2: https://battlefront-forums.ea.com/discussion/102520/revamped-progression-is-coming-soon In a blogpost, EA announced a complete re-design of the in-game progression system for Star Wars Battlefront II to be launched on March 21st. Progression is now linear. Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer. If you earn enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, you'll receive one Skill Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card you'd like to equip. You'll keep everything you’ve already earned and unlocked. You will keep all of the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned. What you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of how much or little progress you have already made. Crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased. Crates are earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, you'll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay. Starting in April, you’ll be able to get appearances directly through in-game Credits or Crystals. They’re also going to be rolling out a bunch of new mods over the coming months. California proposes the toughest net neutrality law in US Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/906054-california-bans-paid-zero-rating-and-proposes-the-toughest-net-neutrality-law-in-us/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/att-and-verizon-data-cap-exemptions-would-be-banned-by-california-bill/ A proposed net neutrality law in California would replace the repealed federal regulations, and even go beyond them by banning payments for data cap exemptions. If passed, the bill would ban AT&T's Sponsored Data and Verizon's "FreeBee" data "The [California] bill prohibits ISPs from blocking, speeding up or slowing down websites, applications, and services; charging online companies for access to an ISP's customers and blocking those that do not pay; and from entering into deals with online companies to put them in a fast lane to the ISP's customers," The California bill is notable for prohibiting ISPs from charging "access fees" that online services would have to pay in order to send data to broadband consumers. "None of the other [state] bills have done this and it's one of the loopholes that ISPs will use (if it’s not closed) to extract payments from edge providers," Twitch Prime now offers Free Games every month! Source 1: suicidalfranco https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/906097-amazon-going-up-against-xbox-gold-and-ps-with-its-new-twitch-prime-initiative/ Source 2: https://www.tomshw.it/amazon-giochi-gratis-mese-gli-utenti-twitch-prime-92285 Starting this month, Twitch Prime members will get five free PC games each and every month. Just claim the games during the window they’re available and you’ll be able to access them as long as you have a Prime account. Twitch desktop app is required. Games for March 6th to April 3rd: Superhot Oxenfree Shadow Tactics Mr. Shifty Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation Next month: Tales from the Borderland, SteamWorld Dig 2 , Kingsway , Tokyo 42 and Dubwars You also get some free in-game items and no ads. Twitch Prime is included with Amazon Prime Bitcoin Mining Banned in Upstate New York Town Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-16/bitcoin-mining-banned-for-first-time-in-upstate-new-york-town Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/new-york-power-companies-can-now-charge-bitcoin-miners-more/ Plattsburgh NY has put an 18-month moratorium on commercial cryptocurrency mining in order to preserve natural resources, the health of its residents, and the “character and direction” of the city. Plattsburgh gets cheap power from the St. Lawrence River, driving down electricity costs for residents, but it exceeded its allotted amount of hydropower in December and January, according to a local newspaper. Some complained that their bills surged as much as $300. - i’ve also read monthly bills increased $10 During the moratorium, the city will not consider new applications for commercial cryptocurrency mining. Those who break the rules face up to $1,000 for each day of violation. Local power companies in NY are now allowed to raise electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners. In the Village of Akron, a cryptocurrency mining operation requested a 5 MW increase in electricity delivery. "If Akron were to comply with the request at existing rates, Akron’s annual average bulk power supply costs would have increased 54 percent with a direct impact on retail rates," Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application fetches $174,000 at auction Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/steve-jobs-1973-job-application-fetches-174000-at-auction/ Source 2: A handwritten job application from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold for more than $174,000 to an Internet entrepreneur from England who doesn't want to be publicly identified. The 17 or 18 year old Jobs identified himself as an English literature major at Reed College with experience in both computers and calculators. Under "special abilities," he wrote "electronics tech or design engineer. digital." He added, "From Bay near Hewlett-Packard." The auction house initially estimated the letter was worth $50,000. Two other bits of Jobs memorabilia were also sold in the auction. A Mac OS X manual signed by Jobs sold for $41,806, A newspaper clipping signed by Jobs sold for $26,950. The year after filling out this application, Jobs found a job at Atari, then a two-year-old startup. LEAK: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X/2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X/2600 benchmarks Source 1: https://videocardz.com/75305/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-2700-and-ryzen-5-2600x-2600-benchmarks-leak-out Source 2: Multiple leaks have appeared this week at various benchmarking databases- and they align with an AMD slide deck that leaked last week. See chart, linked. Samsung Power Outage Damages 60,000 wafers Source 1: https://technews.tw/2018/03/13/samsung-nand-flash-factory-power-failure/?id=ecmy1432018 Source 2: A 30-minute power outage at Samsung’s NAND Flash plant in Pyeongtaek on March 9th has damaged 50-60,000 wafers. That’s about 11% of Samsung’s production for March, or 3.5% of the global supply for the month. The market impact is expected to show up gradually over the coming weeks. Broadcom officially ends bid for Qualcomm Source 1: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/14/news/companies/broadcom-qualcomm-deal-trump/index.html Source 2: Broadcom has rescinded its $117 billion offer to buy Qualcomm two days after President Trump stopped the deal, citing national security concerns. Broadcom also pulled its proposed nominees to Qualcomm's board of directors. The US Committee on Foreign Investment advised the president to block the deal under the contention that Broadcomm’s acquisition of Qualcomm would leads to less investment into the development of 5G in the US Without Qualcomm leading the charge, the committee fears Chinese companies like Huawei would gain dominance SpaceX trying to reach Mars in 2019 Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/11/spacex-may-test-bfr-rocket-in-first-half-2019/ Source 2: In a talk at SXSW, Elon Musk said he expected the spacecraft's first "short up-and-down flights" by the first half of 2019, being sure to note that timelines tend to be "optimistic" Falcon Heavy was supposed to launch in 2013 The BFR spacecraft would use a total of 37 Raptor engines, is meant to be completely reusable, and would be SpaceX's first vehicle designed for missions beyond Earth. It can carry about 150 tons, or five times as much cargo as Falcon Heavy
  5. Oh shots fire can ltt gn

    We get along great with Steve. There's no bad blood here. Just a bit of friendly banter
  6. Can't tell if troll or... We've never said Optane technology makes no sense. Intel is marketing this drive as a boot drive, which doesn't make a ton of sense compared to just buying a bigger SSD and a smaller/cheaper Optane module (which has already existed for nearly a year).
  7. 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...
  8. Main News Topics DO SOME GALAXY S9 IMPRESSIONS Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot starts working at Caliburger in California Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/902806-and-so-it-begins-flippy-the-burger-flipping-robot-starts-work-in-california/ Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/05/flippy-the-robot-hamburger-chef-goes-to-work/ A year after announcing their partnership with Caliburger, Miso Robotics is launching their AI-enabled burger flipping robot arm Uses thermal imaging and image recognition to tell which burgers need flipping Can handle 12 burgers at a time Not 100% independant - worker bring in patties and take cooked ones, apply cheese, and assemble sandwiches Miso Robotics raised 14 million in funding to develop the robot Costs $60,000 for the entry level model, but pricing is expected to decrease later on + 20% annual recurring maintenance contract ($12,000/year) Miso hopes Flippy can be taught to chop, deep fry, grill, or add seasoning and cheese to patties. Designed to make up for cost with decreased wait times, better consistency, and decreased food waste. (tech like this is going to make it even harder for small food businesses to compete) But wait, there's more: He got shutdown after just one day for being too slow Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/904093-flippy-the-burger-flipping-robot-taken-offline-because-he-couldnt-flip-fast-enough/ Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43343956 Source 3: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/03/07/flippy-burger-flipping-robot-break-already/405580002/ Supposedly able to cook 2000 burgers a day but after one day, Flippy was taken offline to be upgraded to work faster Left with a little sign saying he’d be “cooking soon” The employees that work with him are also being trained to allow Flippy to work faster Likely due to the increased volume at the store due to the news of Flippy being deployed Newegg customers in Connecticut receiving tax bills because Newegg didn’t charge them sales tax Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/902559-newegg-customers-are-receiving-tax-bills-from-the-drs-because-newegg-didnt-charge-them-sales-tax/ Source 2: @Levycrushesall on twitter - https://twitter.com/Levycrushesall/status/970340260919070720 Source 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=kDUY1fxMcZk Image: http://bit.ly/2Fvn830 Newegg supplied the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services with amount spent by all of their Connecticut customers from 2014 to 2016 - so they could charge customers for the tax they didn’t pay Apparently no subpoena or warrant involved, the DRS just sent Newegg a letter and they complied Weird because Newegg has a history of fighting things like this pretty hard In the past Newegg has even sued a patent troll after they dropped their case against newegg Sample of what that letter might have looked like: https://youtu.be/kDUY1fxMcZk?t=331 Letter sent by the DRS to residents including the amount owed, the interest, and a penalty for not paying. Newegg didn’t warn customers until AFTER the DRS letters were sent and the news came out Couple of issues: Newegg not informing customers And whether charging this tax in consitutional Current ongoing appeal by South Dakota to overturn a 1992 Supreme court ruling That says companies with no physical presence in the state of sale are not required to collect sales tax for that state. Companies like Amazon already charge this sales tax McAfee acquires VPN company TunnelBear Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/08/mcafee-acquires-vpn-company-tunnelbear/ Source 2: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180308005146/en/McAfee-Closes-Acquisition-TunnelBear-Enhancing-Advanced-Cybersecurity American Security software company McAfee is set to acquire Canadian VPN company TunnelBear The details of the deal have yet to be disclosed McAfee says they plan to integrate TunnelBear’s tech into their own VPN “SafeConnect” But they intend for Tunnelbear team to continue to work on prooducts under it’s own brand Also according to the report, TunnelBear is a profitable company Because McAfee is American their VPN has to comply with US data collection laws McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2011, Intel even rebranded it to “Intel Security” Was later split off into a new company with the old “Mcafee” name in partnership with private equity firm TPG This is McAfee’s second acquisition since becoming a seperate company again, and only 2 months after the first. Modders able to put Coffee Lake CPUs into Skylake and Kaby Lake motherboards Source 1: s4nari - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903965-modders-able-to-put-coffee-lake-chips-into-intel-sky-and-kaby-lake-boards/ Source 2: http://www.overclock.net/forum/8-intel-general/1665657-coffeelake-completely-working-100-200-series-chipsets.html When Coffee Lake came out there was a big fuss made over its lake of backward compatibility with Kaby Lake and Skylake it might have worked for the most part, but it didn’t work well enough or reliably enough for Intel to allow it be made into a market product So they software/BIOS locked off compatibility Most of this was due to Coffee Lake’s different power setup It’s not necessarily that the board doesn’t have enough power delivery But the boards power delivery is distributed over more pins to better support Coffee Lake’s 6 core chips like the 8700k Wccftech reported that ground pins went from 377 to 391 Power pins went from 128 to 146 But users on the Win-Raid forum have showcased, with a full guide, how to get a i3-8100 “completely working” on a Asrock H110 board https://www.win-raid.com/t3413f16-GUIDE-Coffee-Lake-CPUs-on-Skylake-and-Kaby-Lake-motherboards.html Benchmark: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/7001381 The modders say the different pinout doesn’t matter because they are just left disconnected as those pins are just “reserved” on Kaby Lake except for 2 which can just be covered with tape the extra pins only offer 8% greater impedance, That lower power chips like the i3-8100 are said to be “fine” without May have issue with overclockable/higher TDP chips Apparently someone has a 8700K working, no word on how well Screenshot of bios: https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/828tmu/coffee_lake_i78700k_on_z270/ No benchmarks? “Completely working” doesn’t mean tested, especially in the long term Some users on Chinese forum Baidu.com were able to get this work in December of last year https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5473018066?pid=116050328029&cid=0&red_tag=0867619084#116050328029 What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Fortnite beats PUBG to become Twitch’s most streamed/watched game Source 1: SC2Mitch - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903799-fortnite-beats-pubg-to-become-twitch%E2%80%99s-most-streamed-and-most-watched-game/ Source 2: https://sullygnome.com/games/7/watched We saw back in February that Fortnite beat PUBG’s player record http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/fortnite/270868/fortnite-beats-pubgs-player-count-record But now they are also winning on Twitch Seems like a lot of the success has come from the crazy popularity of Twitch streamer “Ninja” Averages around 70,000 concurrent viewers with peaks well over 100k Plays primarily Fortnite Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/drone-crashes-in-arizona-national-forest-starts-a-wildfire/ Source 2: 16x16 hobby drone crashed in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest, near Flagstaff, Arizona Unclear what kind of drone it was Drone caught fire when it crashes, setting fire to a grassland area called Kendrick Park The fire spread to over 300 acres, but 30 firefighters were able to contain it within the day The pilot was identified and charged with starting a forest fire Lawmakers are pushing to criminalize drone flying in wildfire areas A spokesperson for the forest says it’s legal to fly a drone in the forest as long as it doesn’t take off in a wilderness area and as long as there are no nearby wildfires Rhode Island proposing a bill forcing ISPs to block ‘sexual content’ and charge one-time $20 fee to view it Source 1: Trik’Stari - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903194-rhode-island-to-block-porn-charge-for-unblock/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/20-porn-unblocking-fee-could-hit-internet-users-if-state-bill-becomes-law/ Source 3: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/SenateText18/S2584.pdf ISPs will have to give the money to the state to “help fund the operation of the council on human trafficking” ISPs "shall provide... a digital blocking capability that renders inaccessible sexual content and/or patently offensive material as defined in § 11-31-1," the bill says Under that statute, sexual content includes depictions and descriptions of any act of sexual intercourse, whether “normal or perverted, actual or simulated” Depictions of masturabating also considered sexual content Other blocked items include child porn, revenge porn, websites that facilitate prostitution or human trafficking To have ALL blocking disabled, you must Request in writing that it be disabled Present ID to verify you are older than 18 Acknowledge receiving written warning regarding the “danger” associated with deactivating the filter Pay the one time $20 digital access fee With current wording it seems the filters for illegal things like child porn, would also be deactivated if you paid the fee
  9. Why Did Intel Even Make This? – Optane 800P SSD

    No one is talking about mass storage... No idea why people would interpret it that way. What I meant is that it's cost effective enough that its a no-brainer for tier 1 storage (OS and key applications). Most laptops, and literally all of the ones made by Apple use solid state storage. It's mainstream.
  10. Get Linus' Attention

    Not always. The Amazon trip was not sponsored or paid in any way other than that we thought the video would perform well, so we figured it was worth the effort. Edit: in response to the OP, it's probably not very likely. Just not really our topic focus right now. Otherwise u never know.
  11. What's in YOUR Tech Tool Bag?

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours...
  12. Whos going to be a VIP at LTX?

    I said dudes because last year they all were.
  13. Whos going to be a VIP at LTX?

    It was actually surprisingly not weird last year s haha. Everyone who bought VIP was like just a normal, well adjusted dude. I was a little worried people would be like some of the really bizarre encounters I end up in on the street sometimes, but it was fun.
  14. We forgot about it for a while, then we remembered, then we tried to find the list, then we couldn't easily, then we forgot about it again for a bit. We actually do still intend to do it eventually, but running the business has been a higher priority...... It's not a good excuse and I'm sorry it's taken so long
  15. Floatplane Support

    So, just to be clear, you can access the videos here, but not through the new site? If so, then please just leave the email in the queue. We WILL get to it, but it might take a little while. In the meantime, there's nothing over there that you don't already have over here.
  16. Floatplane Support

    Right now we don't have an easy way to do this without burying all the new content.... But once things ease up a little bit I think we could try to find a way to dump the older exclusives over there.
  17. Nah, you can make it without looks or personality. Edit: and no, of course we didn't know that everyone was going to go live at the same time, haha. In all the years we've been doing branded deals, no one has gone THIS ham on sponsoring literally every channel in a given vertical. It's far more typical for them to pick like.. 2x lifestyle 1x beauty guru 1x vlogger 2x tech ... or something. Dyson went 10x tech ... yeah that should do it
  18. When wil we have LinusCoin

    Not us....
  19. free floatplane

    It's shockingly expensive to serve high definition video online. Right now free or ad-supported floatplane is not on the roadmap.
  20. Main News Topics Ryzen 7 2700X leak/rumor Source 1: posted by Eduard the weeb https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/901754-ryzen-7-2700x-leakrumor/ Source 2: https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-8-core-16-thread-cpu-leak/ Leaked within Futuremark’s 3DMark database, the Ryzen 7 2700X: 8 core and 16 threads 16 MB of L3 cache and 4 MB of L2 cache (20MB in total) TDP of 95W since this is an ‘X’ part featuring higher XFR ranges. 300 MHz faster base clock compared to its predecessor at 3.7 GHz the boost clock may also operate 300 MHz faster at 4.1 GHz Samsung Galaxy S9 unveiled Source 1: D13H4RD2L1V3 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/900151-samsung-galaxy-s9-unveiled-960fps720p-f15-f24-sd845e9810-and-more/ Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/25/with-the-galaxy-s9-samsung-put-the-fingerprint-sensor-where-it-belongs/ Best ever DxOMark rating of 99 Pixel 2: 98 iPhone X: 97 Looks very similar but with Better camera, especially in low light Snapdragon 845 in USA and China Moved the fingerprint sensor to a more usable spot. Samsung animojis They’re not the normal emojis like Apple’s; they’re more like Wii Mi’s or Bitmoji. 960fps HD slowmo...for 0.2 seconds Instead of trying to time your button press, AI will try and detect where the action in the clip is and apply slow mo to that part. Samsung nerfing exynos performance to match sd845 Source 1: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12478/exynos-9810-handson-awkward-first-results AnandTech detected the clock as 2704 MHz, which is 200MHz less than the 2.9 GHz that Samsung's LSI division advertises for the chipset. Cellebrite is advertising they can now break the security of iOS11 including the iPhone X Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/900549-cellebrite-is-advertising-they-can-now-break-the-security-of-ios11-including-the-iphone-x/ Source 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/02/26/government-can-access-any-apple-iphone-cellebrite/#1815d41667a0 Israel-based Cellebrite, a major U.S. government contractor, claims to have found a way to unlock pretty much every iPhone on the market. They apparently have the ability to get around the security of devices running iOS 5 to 11 (right up to 11.2.6). They haven’t publically announced this, but apparently they’re advertising the capability to their customers. Their service, which "can determine or disable the PIN, pattern, password screen locks or passcodes on the latest Apple iOS and Google Android devices," but they have to have the phone in their possession. Can cost as little as $1,500 per unlock. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Apple working on over-ear headphones..that aren’t Beats? Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/26/apple-could-be-working-on-airpods-like-over-the-ear-headphones/?ncid=rss Source 2: Apple could be working on a new pair of wireless headphones for later this year. While the company already owns Beats, these over-the-ear headphones would be sold under the Apple brand. The new headphones would feature the same convenience of the AirPods, but with better sound quality. ship at some point in Q4 2018 Some users also can’t use the AirPods because of the shape of their ear You can already find Beats Solo3 with an Apple W1 wireless chip. Found in the AirPods. Could include always-on Siri support. Scientists invent floating 'firefly' light Source 1: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-lights-floating/japanese-scientists-invent-floating-firefly-light-idUSKCN1G7132 Japanese researchers have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly that rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping. weighs 16.2 mg, has a diameter of 3.5 mm (0.14 inch), and emits a red glimmer that can illuminate text. has 285 micro-speakers that emit ultrasonic waves that hold it up, and have a frequency inaudible to the human ear, allowing it to operate in silence. “Ultimately, my hope is that such tiny objects will have smartphone capabilities and be built to float about helping us in our everyday lives in smarter ways,” said the University of Tokyo professor who hopes it will be commercially viable in five to 10 years.
  21. Main News Topics Intel discrete gpu prototype Source 1: NumLock21 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898168-intel-discrete-gpu-prototype/ Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/241669/intel-unveils-discrete-gpu-prototype-development At the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, Intel unveiled slides showing the direction its discrete GPU development is headed since head-hunting AMD’s Raja Koduri They appear to be scaling up their existing iGPU architecture, and bolstering it with mechanisms to sustain high clock speeds better. The first 14nm dGPU prototype is a 2-chip solution. The first chip contains the GPU itself and a system agent; the second chip is an FPGA that interfaces with the system bus. Consists of 1.5 billion transistors. Nvidia's GP102 GPU that's found in the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is built on a 16nm process and has 12 billion transistors. The GP108 found in the GT1030 has a similar 1.8 billion transistors. Following media speculation about the slides, Intel has stated: "Last week at ISSCC, Intel Labs presented a research paper exploring new circuit techniques optimized for power management. The team used an existing Intel integrated GPU architecture (Gen 9 GPU) as a proof of concept for these circuit techniques. This is a test vehicle only, not a future product. While we intend to compete in graphics products in the future, this research paper is unrelated. Our goal with this research is to explore possible, future circuit techniques that may improve the power and performance of Intel products." Retailer Leaks Three Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs Source 1: Tx_2_step https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/899334-retailer-leaks-three-upcoming-coffee-lake-cpus/ Source 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/retailer-leaks-coffee-lake-cpus,36551.html The Coffee Lake platform is finally being expanded: i5-8600, i5-8500, and i3-8300 chips have been listed on online retailer Provantage, although you can't buy them yet. How they fit in to the existing lineup: i5-8600K - $251 i5-8600 - $217 I5-8500 - $199 i3-8350K - $168 I3-8300 - $135 These are all “non-K” parts likely meant to be paired with the upcoming budget-oriented H370 and B360 boards. Provantage also lists downclocked “T” versions of all of these processors for bulk purchase AUO to begin shipping 8K TV panels in 4 months Source 1: https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180222PD202.html AUO’s Video Products President says the company will begin shipping 8K TV panels in the first half of 2018 Shipments of TV panels in 65-inch and above sizes will be a major focus of AUO as global sales of 65- and 70-inch TVs and display products are expected to grow 40% and 50%, respectively, in 2018 They’ll make 8K panels up to 80” They project penetration of 8K TVs to reach 10% by 2020 penetration of 4K TVs is expected to hike to over 40% in 2018, from 30% a year earlier On phones, all-screen models will account for over 80% of their total handset panel shipments Kylie Jenner wipes out $1.3B of Snapchat’s value Source 1: Monkeybiz0985 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/899393-snapchat-stock-value-plummets/ Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43163544 After Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kylie Jenner tweeted "sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad”, to her 24.5 million Twitter followers, Snap's shares sank 6%. The stock price is now back near $17.50, close to what it debuted at after the IPO last year. Snap is under pressure from Instagram absorbing its core features, and users complaining about the app’s recent redesign. Meanwhile, CEO Evan Spiegel was paid $637.8m last year, thought to be the third-highest annual package ever received by a company's CEO What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire FSLabs intentionally installs DRM to steal passwords Source 1: Sierra Fox https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898030-fslabs-intentionally-installing-drm-that-can-steal-your-passwords/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02/flight-sim-devs-say-hidden-password-dump-tool-was-used-to-fight-pirates/ Flight simulator mod developer FlightSimLabs (FSLabs) has been caught distributing "malware" with an add-on package for Lockheed Martin's popular Prepar3d simulation. The add-on contains a file called test.exe that uses a "Chrome Password Dump" tool to extract passwords saved in the Chrome Web browser. In response to community uproar, FSLabs head Lefteris Kalamaras revealed that the malware does not "reveal any sensitive information of any customer who has legitimately purchased our products" (emphasis in original). The file, he insists, is only activated if the installer sees a serial number that matches a database of pirated numbers found floating around on the Internet. Not only that, the tool was only activated in the case of one specific pirate who had been identified as creating and distributing illicit registration keys via an offline key generation tool. "We even went so far as to figure out exactly who the cracker was, but unfortunately we could not be able to enter the registration-only websites he was using to provide this information to other pirates," "We found through the IP addresses tracked that the particular cracker had used Chrome to contact our servers, so we decided to capture his information directly—and ONLY his information (obviously, we understand now that people got very upset about this—we're very sorry once again!) as we had a very good idea of what serial number the cracker used in his efforts." Justified? ARM announces ISim (Sim Card + Processor in one package) Source 1: Deus Voltage https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/899096-arm-announcing-isim-sim-card-processor-in-one-package/ Source 2: https://www.gizmochina.com/2018/02/22/arm-technologies-announces-isim-iot-devices/ ARM today announced a new technology called 'iSIM' an SOC that combines main processor, modem, and SIM son a single component. This brings is a significant reduction in production cost IoT devices will now be able to have cellular identities And if these chips ever make it into smartphones, Enterprise customers could switch an entire fleet of phones from one carrier to another without the end user doing anything. The SIM is stored in a secure enclave with enhanced hardware security like Arm CryptoIsland. The new technology is also said to be GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications compliant. Google exposes Microsoft Edge security flaw Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898154-google-exposes-security-flaw-in-microsoft-edge-before-a-patch-is-ready/ Source 2: https://www.neowin.net/news/google-exposes-security-flaw-in-microsoft-edge Back in November 2017, google’s Project Zero security researchers found a “medium” severity flaw in Microsoft Edge. The researchers notified Microsoft, who were given a 90 day grace period to fix the big before Google would disclose it to the public. After 90 days, Microsoft was granted an additional 14 days so that they could roll out a patch with their scheduled February Patch Tuesday But Microsoft missed that too, expressing that the bug was more complex than initially believed. Google has said this about the bug: This issue is a security mitigation bypass and cannot be exploited on its own. An attacker would first need to exploit a separate vulnerability to gain some capabilities in the Edge content process (such as the ability to read and write arbitrary memory locations), after which they could use this vulnerability to gain additional capabilities (namely, the ability to run arbitrary machine code). Samsung unveils 30TB 2.5" SSD Source 1: snortingfrogs https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898401-samsung-unveils-30tb-25-ssd/ Source 2: http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-launches-30-72-terabyte-sas-ssd/ Samsung has launched a 30.72 terabyte SAS interface SSD aimed for enterprise. It is the largest memory capacity ever for a single form factor storage device and enough to store 5,700 HD movies. Thanks to the 12Gb/s SAS interface, it has random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS. It has sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, more than triple that of its predecessor. The 2.5-inch SSD is composed of 32 1TB V-NAND packages, made by stacking 16 layers of 512Gb 3-bit V-NAND an ultra-high speed controller that integrates nine main and sub controllers used in previous SSDs. 10 4GB DRAM packages with through silicon via (TSV) technology, made by stacking four layers of 8Gb DDR4 new firmware Pirates Crack Microsoft’s UWP Protection, Five Layers of DRM Defeated Source 1: jagdtigger https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/897584-pirates-crack-microsoft%E2%80%99s-uwp-protection-five-layers-of-drm-defeated/ Source 2: https://torrentfreak.com/pirates-crack-microsofts-uwp-protection-five-layers-of-drm-defeated-180215/ Video games pirates have defeated Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform system on Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection, which was reportedly protected by five layers of DRM within the UWP package, including the Denuvo-like Arxan anti-tamper technology. For the pirated game to work, it’s important that the game isn’t allowed to communicate with the Internet, and various layers of protection had to be bypassed, including: MSStore, UWP, EAppX, XBLive, and Arxan(an anti-tamper system). What is unclear at this stage is whether Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection represents a typical UWP release or if some particular flaw allowed it to be hacked. Vulnerabilities discovered in µTorrent that gives websites control of computers Source 1: Jamiec1130 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898816-vulnerabilities-discovered-in-%C2%B5torrent-that-gives-websites-control-of-computers/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/utorrent-bugs-let-websites-control-your-computer-and-steal-your-downloads/ Google Project Zero researchers have announced that uTorrent, one of the Internet's most widely used BitTorrent apps, has easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities that allow attackers to execute code, access downloaded files, and snoop on download histories Affects uTorrent desktop app for Windows and uTorrent Web The biggest threat is posed by malicious sites that could exploit the flaw to download malicious code into the Windows startup folder, where it will be automatically run the next time the computer boots up. the flaw has been fixed in a beta release of the uTorrent Windows desktop app but has not yet been delivered to users who already have the production version of the app installed Google Rolls Out AR-Core Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/google-publicly-launches-arcore-1-0-on-13-phones-will-begin-expanding-lens-availability/ Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/can-ghostbusters-copy-pokemon-gos-success-with-its-own-ar-mobile-game/ Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on 13 phones- over 100 million Android devices Pixel 2 owners already had this with Star Wars and Stranger Things stickers. Now 3rd parties can develop with ARCore, and Google has already been working with companies like: Snap, Sony, Wayfare, Porsche The new supporting phones are: Pixel & Pixel XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7 and S7 edge, LG V30, V30+ (Android O only), ASUS Zenfone AR OnePlus 5 One major release is a new AR GhostBusters game Upgraded Airpods are Coming Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-22/apple-is-said-to-plan-upgrades-to-popular-airpods-headphones Apple is planning on regular refreshes of the Airpods, with a new version coming as early as this year. The next version will: let people summon Apple’s Siri digital assistant without physically tapping the headphones by saying "Hey S-i-r-i” include an upgraded Apple-designed wireless chip for managing Bluetooth connections. Likely the W2 chip that launched with last year’s Apple Watch A subsequent water resistant model for as early as next year is also planned They likely won’t be designed to be submerged in water. Tesla wants to install chargers at your office Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/tesla-wants-to-install-chargers-at-the-office/ Source 2: Tesla is introducing the Workplace Charging program to allow offices and business to apply for a Wall Connector to be installed in the company garage or parking lot. The Wall Connector itself and installation will be free to the property managers. You still have to pay for electricity These are meant to serve only employees who work in the building Tesla also has a Destination Charging Program for restaurants, hotels, but those chargers are displayed on Tesla’s navigation systems and available to use publicly. Would LMG pay for my Tesla’s fuel? Discord launching Verified Servers Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/discord-partners-with-esports-teams-to-launch-verified-servers/ Source 2: Discord has announced a new partnership with a number of esports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users know they’re communicating with an official source, similar to verified accounts on Twitter and YouTube. Pro teams that are already on board to use Discord Verified Servers include Team Liquid, Cloud 9, Echo Fox, Team Envyus, 100 Thieves, and almost all of the Overwatch city league teams. ASUS Intros GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Cerberus Series Graphics Cards Source 1: https://www.techpowerup.com/241754/asus-intros-geforce-gtx-1050-and-gtx-1050-ti-cerberus-series-graphics-cards Source 2: Much like the GTX 1070 Ti Cerberus card launched late-2017, these cards come with 144-hour burn-in quality-control by ASUS, and are targeted at gaming iCafes The company didn't reveal pricing
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