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  1. Dear dude or dudette, the switch is not coming down in price. They've already said they have no plans to sell it below cost, and they're already selling it basically at cost. I don't really know what people expect with a massive and expensive chipset like the X1, a decent screen, a big battery, the dock, the controllers, etc. Compare it to the Pixel C tablet which has the same chipset and a higher resolution display, but has less ram and comes without any accessories (not even coming with the Bluetooth keyboard) for $599... Literally double the price for a *very* similar device.
  2. Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps in Web Store

    Chrome extensions are remaining. They're the modifications and tweaks in chrome that appear in your top bar, like Adblock, Tampermonkey or The Great Suspender. Nothing is changing with these and they will continue to be available. Chrome Web Apps are things like the version of Google Docs or Pixlr that are available on the Chrome Web store, where you get the option to launch them in their own seperate Window so they look like a native app. These are disappearing on Windows. Chrome Web Apps specifically are unnecessary at this point, because developers can just turn them into Progressive Web Apps that will function not only on Chrome but also Safari, Firefox and Edge too. If they're website-based Chrome Web Apps this is a super easy option since they for the most part already are PWAs and they just need to add a webapp manifest so that users can create application shortcuts to them. If a user launches them from the application shortcut, they function pretty much identically to a Chrome Web App, in their own app window.
  3. Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps in Web Store

    They don't need them any more though. Progressive Web apps are literally the exact same thing, just without needing to click and install them. Works offline? Check. Can do complex calculations at near native speeds? Check with WASM. Can access desktop grade GPU performance? Yes with WebGL 2. Can get access to user files as well as various user hardware including generic USB and Bluetooth devices, mouse and keyboard, printers, etc? Yes with HTML5. At this point there's not much that you can't do with PWAs, and as such there's not much point in improving Chrome Web Apps which are basically just PWAs restricted to the Chrome browser. Chrome Web apps are completely redundant.
  4. Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps in Web Store

    The thing is, these are slowly being phased out on ChromeOS too. Android is their replacement over there and it's far more powerful and flexible than they ever were. Google is currently focussing on stripping out a bunch of the "bloat" from chrome to make it more resource friendly, especially on Windows/Linux/Mac, and this is a big part of that push. End of the day, Progressive Web Apps and Native/ART apps are both better solutions than the Chrome Web Apps that sat in the awkward middle ground. If you need to hit as wide of an audience as possible and don't need to access arbitrary system data? Progressive Web apps. Especially now that WASM is mainlined in all the major browsers you have the option to run "web code" at near-native speeds with access to all the rich web APIs that are now part of HTML5. If you need to manage system data, access arbitrary user data, do other sketchy things, or if you need to absolutely maximize performance (Games and professional applications) then Native apps/Android Apps are the way to go. Just to be clear, the reason why I separate out Android apps from other native apps is just because realistically Android, like Java, can be implemented on top of any Kernel or any OS. It's implemented on top of the Linux Kernel with phones, on top of a custom Linux Distro with ChromeOS, on top of a standard Linux Distro with anbox, and there's really nothing stopping it from being implemented atop Windows, MacOS, or Fuchsia in the future except maybe driver signing restrictions.
  5. Titan V Will Not Get NVLink OR SLI

    Also consider that this will most likely be available in an Nvidia design only. No custom EVGA version with higher power limit to push it through the roof.
  6. Titan V Will Not Get NVLink OR SLI

    Why are people bitching about the price...? This is *MASSIVELY* cheaper than any of their Tesla cards, and is definitely a budget option for its intended workload... 3000 dollars vs well over 10000 dollars, for nearly the same performance? Sign me up! If you're a home user and want to waste money, just do so on a Titan Xp. For gaming purposes, you'll be getting the same, or even better, performance than the Titan V counterparts. @Princess Cadence I can think of a few workflows where NVLink would come in handy with these cards. Not so much for deep learning, but moreso for large scale data processing where you have to load lots of data back and forth between the GPUs. Honestly, as much as cutting cost by ommiting the extra PCIe/NVLink hardware, I'd say it's probably cut out to avoid canabalizing their data center markets. This thing is really cheap, even compared to a Pascal based Tesla.
  7. US lawmaker lays out plans for anti-loot box law

    Yeah, but what's even the point? Even with education and legal restrictions, people still smoke cigarettes. Hell young teens smoking cigarettes isn't even particularly uncommon. You can regulate it all you want, but fact is dumb people are still going to do dumb things, even if you try to push them away from it.
  8. The difference is that it's no longer a bunch of third party drivers being hacked into Windows with custom control software. Just like the shift from Windows 7/8 fingerprint scanners to Windows Hello fingerprint scanners, this is now an official marketing focus from Microsoft, so there's going to be a big push towards making it smooth and optimized.
  9. US lawmaker lays out plans for anti-loot box law

    Which then begs the question of "if the majority of people are okay with it, why ban or regulate it?". Note, I'm not defending it, just saying that society seems to do a lot of protecting dumb people from themselves, and I have to wonder if that's part of why society is getting dumber and dumber.
  10. I can also speak from experience that the Huawei Watch 1 is one of the top watches used by Android Wear developers to test against. The Huawei watch 2 looks a lot sportier and tackier so would suggest sticking with v1 if you plan to go that route. Pro's: It's got pretty much all the features developers target (except the new rotating button and multibutton, which a lot of devs still just ignore anyways) has decent battery life (I get about 12ish hours of moderately heavy notifications and music control with the screen in always-on mode) supports USB data over the power cable in case you want to root it or hack around with it uses the fastest Android Wear chipset currently available (with a few of the cores disabled unless you root it, to save power) and looks pretty good while doing all that. Con sides: No rotating button, and only one side button No GPS No NFC Recharges with Pogo pins which can be finicky sometimes. Really awkward to wake up and realize your watch didn't charge because it didn't sit on the charger properly. If you need to use Wifi the battery life tanks. No access to the Android Wear 2.0.1 beta. Looks like it won't be beta elligible for future builds either. Honestly, I'd say it's the best Android Wear watch on the market right now. If you need always connected features like GPS and/or Cellular and don't care for looks, turn to the LG Watch Sport. Otherwise though, the Huawei Watch 1 would be my first suggestion.
  11. I don't know of an open source one. With Linux I use Sway (i3 for Wayland), which is an open source desktop environment but probably isn't what you're looking for. With Windows, I'm using Groupy from Stardock, but it's proprietary and paid. It's also currently in a beta state and it shows. It works fine, but apps sometimes flicker strangely if they have Window decorations disabled (like Chrome and Firefox), and some programs like Steam don't use the normal system Window APIs and so can't be used with it. There's not really open source options for a lot of the stuff Stardock offers. Wonder if it's because they need signed binaries to modify some of the stuff they mess with.
  12. For people worrying about it, even if they don't support Win32 apps though, there will be other options
  13. Except if it behaves anything like i3/Sway tabbing on Linux or Groupy on Windows, you can still alt-tab through the tabs. Application groups are super useful for the same reason workspaces or multiple monitors are super useful. It helps keep things organized if you're using a workflow that involves keeping many applications open, and gives you more control over what you see at a given time. For hardcore productivity users, this change is a big deal. I don't even care about restoring the tabs in a later session, I just want the ability to group my apps together after opening them to reduce the clutter.
  14. Holy crap! So is this like Groupy from Object Desktop then? Groupy is freaking amazing, would have bought Object Desktop just for that...
  15. Android Bluetooth Adapter

    There are a lot of Android compatible boards and set top boxes that don't have bluetooth. Likewise, you may get better bluetooth performance with an external dongle if you're using it for drone control. TBH though, Wifi or HaLow would be better fits for drone stuff.