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  1. from what they said on their blog post it doesn't sound like an ASIC. It's programmable and from their description sounds like each IPU core is just a bunch of ALUs wired together, though that's probably a simplistic view of it. Original source: https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/pixel-visual-core-image-processing-and-machine-learning-pixel-2/ wasn't announced. Will have to wait for someone to destroy one and do a teardown so we can find out.
  2. Looking to buy a cheap and light laptop

    If you're buying a chromebook just keep in mind, not all chromebooks support Android Apps at the moment. A list of chromebooks with Android app support, sorted by brand, can be found here: https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps
  3. Looking to buy a cheap and light laptop

    It has Android app support, so the Android version of lightroom runs great on it, yeah.
  4. Looking to buy a cheap and light laptop

  5. Is My Port Loose & Volta Questions

    The port usually gets loose over time. You can see what they say about replacing it under warranty, but they'll probably just tell you that's normal and not covered. Yes. 5V@2.4Amps max according to the specs on their site, however I see numerous reviews saying it works fine for fast charging so YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).
  6. Trolololololol! The AAA game industry is amazing. I love it when companies do stuff like this, makes me all warm and fuzzy thinking how much they care about my money
  7. AV capabilities built into Chrome

    I'll answer your questions one at a time. Yes. For large portions of the population we already have. ChromeOS is literally just the chrome internet browser, with a few tweaks, running atop a barebones Linux kernel. It does have some other dependencies pulled in, but chrome is the only thing that faces users. For large parts of the population ChromeOS does everything they need from an OS. Web Assembly (or WASM) is a derivative of ASM.js to allow smaller binary files to be passed to a browser rather than full-blown JavaScript scripts. ASM.js is a subset of JavaScript to allow programs written in C or other low level languages to be compiled to JavaScript without losing performance. WASM is just an extension of that. It's designed to be independent of JavaScript which allows it to be better optimized for performance. It also compiled from pretty much any language you can think of, to an intermediary binary language that, while hard to read for humans, is much much smaller and faster for your computer to process. This allows it to be recompiled to machine code and run on your hardware much faster than JavaScript or even subsets like ASM.js. Plus it's smaller filesize means it takes less bandwidth and time to send to you, making sites and webapps load faster and be more responsive. ASM.js is a subset of JavaScript designed for high performance. It will work with any normal JavaScript engine and requires no work from the browser, though the browser can further optimize for it if they choose. WASM is a whole new beast. It's still being actively worked on, but it's reached browser consensus meaning any future changes will be backwards compatible. Current versions of at least Chrome and Firefox have support, though a number of other browsers do not. WASM has been a long time in the coming, but it's a big shift for the internet. Combined with WebGL 2.0 which just left preview state on most major browsers, it also allows you to leverage the full power of your desktop on the web, both CPU (WASM), and GPU (WebGL2.0). We should start seeing more of these kinds of apps over the next two or three years.
  8. Mozilla funding ANTIFA?

    This was already posted. Also it's based on one guy who read one page that said that some members of some random antifa group use the service. I love Brian Lunduke but he "gets passionate" (read as jumps the gun) sometimes. And that's not even to mention that just because some sects of antifa are terroristic, doesn't mean all anti-facists are terroristic. There are a lot of groups that identify as "antifa" despite not being attached in any way to the "terrorist group". This is non-news. There's nothing to see here, move along.
  9. Where is Youtube Video Pixel 2 unboxing

    @Eduard the weeb Nah Linus did. But he seemed impressed by the feel of it. Made the comment at first that it didn't feel particularly premium, but then after handling it a bit he was talking about how comfortable it felt and that he didn't mind the flex it has. Said he'll be using it exclusively for the next few days and kind of rushing a review so that they're not massively behind everyone else with it getting delayed.
  10. AV capabilities built into Chrome

    They already are HTML5 and JavaScript pretty much made browsers into their own operating system that just leverages your normal OS like a "kernel". They have a graphics stack, a network stack, a Bluetooth stack, their own filesystem storage with "per-app" (per-site) sandboxing, with WebAssembly they can run arbitrary code at practically native speeds, task scheduling, background scheduling and automation, and many many other tasks that are associated with a traditional OS.
  11. AV capabilities built into Chrome

    https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/whitepaper.html#unwantedsoftware It scans a number of system tasks, processes, registry values, services, and scheduled tasks in the background offline, and sends information back to Google in online mode if and only if you agree to it when you do a cleanup. At least that's what their privacy policy says.
  12. AV capabilities built into Chrome

    Chrome. The systemd of internet browsers What's next, built in customization tool for your RGB peripherals?
  13. World's First 5g Smartphone Chip

    The NR spec is currently in an early preview state, and is planned to be finalized in 2019. The x50 modem is based on the preview spec and is designed to be an early test product to validate usecases like wireless FTTP (fibre to the premises) connections. It's compatible with only one other base-station modem. It's not, at least yet, intended for use in mobile devices.
  14. IoT isn't a good application for millimeter wave networks. Higher bandwidth and more signal processing means higher power consumption. That's the whole reason why Wifi HaLow is a thing, you want lower frequency, not higher, for IoT. Wearables and other connected wearables may be a good fit with 5G, but you definitely don't want a medical wearable with a tiny battery to kill itself transmitting at insanely high amounts of power. There's a reason Bluetooth hasn't ever expanded into 5GHz, except when using existing WiFi connections as a carrier signal (Bluetooth 3.0+HS). P.S. you say never used before, but WiGig uses 60Ghz. It's not set aside for just medical use, but why would you? There are a ton of other emerging markets that could desperately use this spectrum. If anything we should be increasing the amount of unregulated spectrum for industry driven technologies like WiFi, LTE-U, Z-wave/zigbee, Weave, and Bluetooth.
  15. Password on flash drive

    You should be aware though, especially if you're using it with Android, that EDS only supports FAT out of box, and ExFAT with a seperate download that you have to do manually for legal reasons. If you're using it across OSes this is usually the safest bet anyways since support for NTFS on Mac is garbage and even Linux is pretty iffy sometimes.