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The_Tron

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    We all share one dead dream: Privacy. Thanks a lot Google.

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    i7-7700
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    1x8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 @ 2400 MHz
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    ASUS ROG STRIX Geforce GTX 1050ti
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    Corsair Carbide Series Spec-01
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  1. The_Tron

    What brand do i choose

    Id definitely say go for Foxconn.
  2. Man you have no idea how much hate I got when I posted this before.
  3. The_Tron

    1440p60 vs 1080p144

    Then I'll say the 1080p144 one, cuz high refresh monitors help in that stuff (but only till 144Hz, beyond that extra frames are useless).
  4. The_Tron

    1440p60 vs 1080p144

    1080p aint getting obsolete anytime soon. ESPECIALLY if i have anything to say about it BTW what type of games do you play? Fast paced action like a shooter, or more relaxed like Cities Skylines?
  5. Yep, you read that right. Google reportedly pays Apple $9 billion/year to remain the iPhone’s default search engine When Apple first introduced the iPhone, the decision to use Google as the default search engine on mobile Safari was essentially a no-brainer. After all, Google was unquestionably the dominant search engine at the time and Microsoft’s Bing wouldn’t even arrive on the scene until June of 2009. Despite increased competition with respect to search over the past few years, there’s no denying that Google is still the best search engine on the planet. That said, Apple has for some time now let iOS users change the default search engine on mobile Safari to Bing or DuckDuckGo. Google’s prominence in mobile Safari, though, isn’t a benefit Apple bestows upon the search giant free of charge. On the contrary, Google pays a lot of money to enjoy its status as the default search engine on the iPhone and iPad. Hardly a surprise, the bulk of Google’s revenue still comes from search-based advertising and the company has long been willing to pay somewhat astronomical fees in order to remain front and center on mobile Safari. As to how much Google pays for that privilege, well, that’s an interesting story. The only official number we’ve seen comes from a 2014 court document which revealed that Google at the time was paying Apple $1 billion a year for default search engine status. Since then, analysts have claimed that the annual fee has jumped considerably, with a report from last year relaying that Google in 2017 paid Apple upwards of $3 billion. That said, Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall now claims that Google may be paying Apple as much as $9 billion in 2018 to keep its search engine front and center for iOS users. Keep in mind that Hall’s figure — which was originally brought to light by Business Insider — is nothing more than an estimate as both Google and Apple remain tight-lipped on the issue. In any event, Hall claims that the annual fee Google pays out to Apple is on the rise due to an increase in the number of Google searches that originate via Siri. Looking ahead, Hall writes that Google could end up paying Apple as much as $12 billion in 2019 to keep Google as the default search option. Hall’s figures seem remarkably high, so you’ll definitely want to take his report with a requisite grain of salt. Either way, the relationship between Apple and Google in this regard is as mutually beneficial as can be. From Apple’s perspective, they’re getting what essentially amounts to free money. And Google, on the other hand, enjoys prime placement amongst iPhone and iPad users who, on average, are more coveted amongst advertisers. Source: https://bgr.com/2018/09/28/google-search-iphone-default-9-billion-year/ I have no quotes, but many sources. Hopefully this will clear any doubt of reliability. https://www.businessinsider.com/aapl-share-price-google-pays-apple-9-billion-annually-tac-goldman-2018-9 https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/28/google-paying-apple-9-billion-default-seach-engine/ https://searchengineland.com/report-google-to-pay-apple-9-billion-to-remain-default-search-engine-on-safari-306082
  6. The_Tron

    Samsung's Galaxy S10 Will Look Completely Different

    Thats actually not a bad idea...
  7. " Apple SVP Phil Schiller announcing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. I hadn't noticed it myself. Maybe you hadn't either. But every single Apple product in every promotional photo, is set to 9:41 am. MacBook, iPad, iPhone, it really doesn't matter. With one big exception (which we'll get to) for every Apple product in the world, it was exactly 9:41 am at the time of its photo shoot. Random coincidence? Obviously not. But why 9:41? Turns out it was a carefully made choice. Also, it wasn't the original choice. Earlier on, Apple products were apparently photographed with a time of 9:42 am. What is this craziness? Australian iOS developer Jon Manning wanted to know too. And he happened to be at the first iPad launch, where he saw Scott Forstall, then SVP of iOS software at Apple, and leader of the original iPhone and iPad software development team. Manning had noticed that early products had been set to 9:42 in their photos, but that changed to 9:41. Brimming with curiosity, he asked Forstall what was going on. The answer had to do with Steve Jobs and his very carefully crafted product launch presentations, Forstall explained. Preferring to be early rather than late, the team literally gave themselves an extra couple of minutes, and set the devices to 9:42 am in product photos. But as Jobs practiced his presentation, it seemed he would unveil the first iPhone at 9:41 am and so the image of the phone was set for 9:41. And it worked like a charm. When Jobs introduced the original iPhone at MacWorld 2007, the first image of the phone with its screen turned on appeared on the giant screen behind him with the time set to 9:41 am at 9:41 am. Details matter. As Engadget points out, even when Jobs was still doing them, not all presentations were timed with the big reveal around the 40 minute mark. Still, the 9:41 time has stuck, and it speaks volumes about a company that pays attention to detail to the nth degree. That extreme attention to detail is everything. It's why Apple can charge prices for products with basically the same functionality as lower-priced competitors, and have consumers consider that they're status symbols rather than overpriced. It's why people stand on line to buy Apple devices on launch day, as Manning did on the day he met up with Forstall. We often dismiss details, saying that we want to be strategic, and not get stuck "in the weeds." But it's those tiny details that make companies like Apple what they are. It's an example every business owner, and every manager can learn from. So what's the one exception to the 9:41 rule? The Apple Watch, which is always photographed at 10:09 am. In this, Apple is following longstanding tradition throughout the watch world, because when a watch has an analog face (as Apple Watches can) having the hour hand a bit past 10 and the minute hand a bit before 2 provides a pleasing symmetrical shape that emphasizes the watch company logo or whatever graphic is right below the 12. Apple apparently decided that having the hands at 9:41 just wouldn't look right. Source: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/apple-products-time-941-photos-jon-manning-scott-forstall-steve-jobs.html TBH I only posted this cuz I didnt know
  8. Samsung's Galaxy S10 Will Look Completely Different When Samsung unveils its Galaxy S10 flagship early next year, it should look anything but iterative. In addition to new colors, Samsung is reportedly planning a revamped design with a long-awaited virtual fingerprint sensor baked into the smartphone's screen. The smartphone could prove to be the biggest update from Samsung in quite some time. Aside from that, Hemmerstoffer added that Samsung's Galaxy S10 "PVT is just around the corner." PVT stands for Product Validation Testing, which occurs when a smartphone's design has been finalized and it's time to start testing it to see if it can be released. Samsung has long had strong ties to color in its flagship handsets. The company usually launches its devices in a handful of colors and then makes exclusive color options available on different carrier networks. Offering nine color gradients at launch, however, would be a first for Samsung. And using color gradients suggests that the company is aiming at creating a major design change in the handset. Samsung's current flagships come with a single color design and glossy finishes that can create some variation in hue when viewed at different angles or light. A color gradient, however, means the phones will have a color transition on their rear. Although Samsung hasn't said much about the Galaxy S10, Forbes, which earlier cited the OnLeaks report, noted that Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said last week at a speaking engagement that the Galaxy S10 would offer "amazing" colors. The Galaxy S10 should also be the first phone to feature Qualcomm's next Snapdragon processor, and one version of the handset may even offer 5G capability. According to reports, Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S10 as early as CES in January or as late as Mobile World Congress in February. Source: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s10-design-colors,news-28196.html To further improve reliability I have a quote by Samung's CEO (thanks @Whiskers for the reminder):
  9. " LG released a video teasing its new LG V40 ThinQ smartphone with a triple-lens camera system. The video also teases that the V40 ThinQ has a total of five cameras. The video doesn't reveal the functions of each lens. LG will host an event on October 3 to fully reveal the LG V40 ThinQ and its features. LG's Korean YouTube channel and press site released a video and a press release on Thursday teasing the LG V40 ThinQ: a smartphone that comes with a total of five cameras, compared to the usual two or three. Here it is: The LG V40 ThinQ will have a triple camera system on the rear, but a specific scene in the video suggests there will be a total of five cameras, as shown below: For the rear cameras, one lens will likely have the usual wide angle lens that most smartphones come with, and another is likely to come with an ultra-wide angle lens that's become a signature feature on LG phones. The video doesn't reveal what feature the third lens will have. In its press release, LG says the V40 ThinQ will come with a 6.4-inch display, which is similar in size to the Galaxy Note 9. It'll be available in three colors, including "Platinum Gray," "Carmine Red," and "Morokan Blue." LG also says the V40 ThinQ will have a "silky" glass back and that the glass is scratch resistant. To find out more, we'll have to see what LG shows us during its October 3 event. " Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/lg-v40-thinq-triple-lens-camera-teaser-video-2018-9
  10. The_Tron

    Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 launches on October 17.

    yeeh 700 but the msrp was like 550. The 2070 will suffer the same fate, but after some time, so yeah go get it.
  11. Mosquitoes deserve to die in pain, for how many people they kill PS Im pretty sure this should be in off topic.
  12. The_Tron

    Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 launches on October 17.

    Its at 1080 price territory at this point.
  13. PSST... apparently no SLI/NVlink support. " Everybody expected it when Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at Gamescom. But Nvidia still pulled off a surprise, revealing the GeForce RTX 2070 at the same time—albeit without any concrete launch details whatsoever. Now, mere days before the slightly delayed RTX 2080 Ti hits the streets, Nvidia has announced release date information for the GeForce RTX 2070. The GeForce RTX 2070 will launch on October 17, Nvidia’s GeForce account tweeted today. The Founders Edition model will cost $599 on GeForce.com, with prices from third-party partners like EVGA, Asus, and Gigabyte starting at $499—at least in theory. In reality, we’ve seen custom cards treat the Nvidia Founders Edition cost as the true price baseline when new GPUs launch. The timing of the launch is interesting. GeForce RTX 2080 reviews proved divisive: Benchmarks showed it performing neck-and-neck with the GTX 1080 Ti in traditional games. Worse, the cutting-edge technologies that Nvidia’s radical Turing GPU was built for—real-time ray tracing, Deep Learning Super Sampling, and more—aren’t available in traditional games yet (although several games have pledged RTX support). Nvidia says the first ray traced games will appear about a month after the GeForce RTX 2080’s September 20 launch, when the underlying DirectX Raytracing API comes to Windows in the October 2018 update. But will ray tracing be ready for the GeForce RTX 2070’s launch? That’s the big question. October 17 is about a month after the RTX 2080’s launch. Microsoft hasn’t announced a firm release date for October 2018 Update. Spitballing off how the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti compare to their predecessors, the GeForce RTX 2070 might wind up matching the performance of the GTX 1080 in traditional games. If that’s the case, the situation would match the RTX 2080 versus GTX 1080 Ti dilemma. You’ll be paying the same amount—or likely more—for the same level of traditional game performance, 2.5 long years after the GTX 1080’s debut. If ray tracing and DLSS aren’t available by the time the GeForce RTX 2070 launches, buyers will once again be asked to make a leap of faith in paying that premium for Turing’s future-facing features. Fingers crossed ray tracing ships before October 17. In the meantime, here’s a refresher on the GeForce RTX 2070’s core specs: CUDA cores: 2,304 Clock speed: 1,410MHz base, 1,620MHz boost, 1,710MHz OC Founders Edition Memory capacity: 8GB GDDR6 Memory path: 256 bits Memory bandwidth: 448GBps Ports: VirtualLink/USB-C, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b Power: One 8-pin, 175W stock, 185W OC Founders Edition NVLink/SLI: No Release date: October 17, 2018 Price: $499 stock, $599 Founders Edition You can sign up to be notified when the GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition will be available to preorder on the GeForce website. Asus already revealed ROG Strix, Dual Fan, and blower-style RTX 2070 graphics cards, so expect to see custom models around the same date. " Source: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3308876/components-graphics/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-october-17-release-date.html I've been waiting for this, the mid range card, but if NVidia continues their price increases, we might eventually have to settle for a 3060 (whenever the heck that comes out)
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