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  1. These "leaked" SKU's on the current and upcoming Nvidia 30 series cards are rather exciting!

     

    What's the unnamed SKU though? 3070 Ti? 🤔

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    1. Spotty

      Spotty

      Notice the blue line under it? Clearly it's the new Intel Xe graphics card

       

      /s

    2. EJMB

      EJMB

      I agree bro...Team Red and Team Green better watch out! 😂

  2. LG has just officially announced their latest phone which has a different form factor as compared to the typical "glass sandwich" design. It comes with a swiveling POLED screen which is designed to increase functionality. I definitely think this is a possible alternative to folding phones for those who want a secondary screen but don't want the fragile folding component. I honestly want to see how creative people will be able to use this device and it's very unique form factor. Sources: https://www.cnet.com/news/lg-wing-5g-lgs-swivel-phone-is-real-weird-and-not-that-useless/ https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/lg-wing-news/
  3. Yeah...it was bought at around $31 billion back in 2016 so a relatively small growth after over 4 years.
  4. I wasn't referring to applications on the average consumer level. I'm talking about cloud computing to be used my national governments and corporations and the unfortunate possibility that everything (and I MEAN EVERYTHING from your personal info, routes your cars take in the city, to all the cameras and what they see, to all public and private records, you name it and there's a possibility it can be accessed by the internet then it's possible all the data about everyone and what they do and it's electronic record being stored in "hubs") being shared in hubs within countries connected by these. I just feel like it might set a dangerous precedent. I might be overthinking it though...these scientists were just transferring scientific data and knowledge but governments and massive multinational corporations (with evil intent in mind) might not be so kind in using technologies like these. You could even argue that technologies like these could allow everyone to "control" everything from their own home using speeds like these shared across multiple cities. TLDR; Basically, there's a multitude of applications for such and to view it at just use for the average consumer is not what I was going for.
  5. You should've been the one to have posted the topic. You are much more knowledgeable than me or most people about things like these!
  6. Update (9/14/2020): ---------------------------------------------- SoftBank is set to sell the UK's Arm Holdings to US chip company Nvidia for more than 40 Billion US dollars and it will be a matter of a cash-and-stock takeover. This may be announced as soon as Monday and will make SoftBank will become the largest shareholder in the US chip company. The fear of the possibility of a large conglomerate corporation like Nvidia will have too much control in the industry (or any company in any industry) is one that I'm sure a lot of people will be concerned about. This might not be good moving forward. Sources https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/SoftBank2/SoftBank-set-to-sell-UK-s-Arm-Holdings-to-Nvidia-for-40bn https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/SoftBank2/SoftBank-reaches-40bn-deal-to-sell-Arm-to-US-chipmaker-Nvidia
  7. yes and no The future would seem that the ultimate goal is to have every bit of the habitable earth (I'm not a fan of this to be honest) be connected in some manner through wireless technology such as 5g or whatever generation as the case may be in the future at the bare minimum. Failsafes such as redundancy of local nodes/stations and backup power storage and generation will most likely be put in place to prevent any downtimes (so no, it most likely won't turn into a brick given that local stations would likely be put in place and would function more should central areas be disabled for some reason and I'm sure every phone then would be given some sort of calability although much more limited) but as you alluded to, there still the possibility of unfortunate regular or catastrophic events to occur such as an EMP from a nuclear blast, a cataclysmic event such as natural disasters destroy facilities, loss of power or a multitude of things could go wrong and so there always exists that possibility and so I agree with you that they may turn into bricks as well. We'll see
  8. That is correct The experiment/study they performed was only done on the skin "side" meaning that the neuro-engineering/neuromorphic technology requried for this to link with the CNS has yet to be developed. It might be be that we will see this tech in humanoid robots first but we'll see.
  9. How large is the Star Trek universe? I can only imagine there's a ton of content to watch or read but I'm not much of a comic/graphic novel reader if ever
  10. Alright...seems like there will be a lot of time spent watching all of Star Trek if I started
  11. I hope they don't but a lot of people want to have a hassle-free experience like have everything done for them...not a fan of it to be honest. I'm more concerned about who controls the cloud...you can only imagine what kind of power they would hold.
  12. Nope, not what I meant though but I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic but alright. I meant having all the computing and storage elements of everything in central "cloud" areas so there is a possibility that in the future the only thing we'll have in our home as personal computers will be screens and I/O connected to the cloud and all your data and computing needs will be handled from it. For phones, wearables and mobile devices, 5G will probably handle the wireless portion of this "cloud" future.
  13. Not sure if this has been posted before but might as well... Summary UCL engineers, together with two companies, Xtera and KDDI Research, achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second (178,000,000 megabits a second). They claim it would be possible to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second. This was achieved by transmitting data through a much wider range of colors of light, or wavelengths, than is typically used in optical fiber through new Geometric Shaping (GS) constellations. They are basically patterns of signal combinations that alter the phase, brightness and polarization of the wavelengths, in order to fit more information into light without the wavelengths interfering with each other. The data that make up the world’s first image of a black hole was absurdly heavy and, therefore, had to be stored on half a ton of hard drives and transported by plane. Thus, the speed record raises the possibility of taking less than an hour to download the same data from that image. I am very much interested in this as it will open the avenue for fully based cloud computing for everything (and I mean everything) in the world where everything can be accessed in an instant. Although there will be some socio-political concerns with that possibility...it might be an inevitability moving forward. Sources Optical Fibre Capacity Optimisation via Continuous Bandwidth Amplification and Geometric Shaping. DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2020.3007591 https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/internet-speed-record178-terabits-per-second/ https://www.techexplorist.com/ucl-engineers-achieved-record-internet-speed-178-terabits-per-second/34838/
  14. I don't know, a lot of the non-tech people (I mean even those who just use it as daily drivers and not use all of its features) I talk to really know what model their phone is although not a majority do know the specs so I agree with you there. If I'm not mistaken though, the S20U actually gets a better battery life compared to the Note20U when all things are leveled out, will recheck that one though. For the 45W vs the 25W, the 45W charger actually charges faster (if it doesn't compared to the 25W, you might need to get a replacement) but it's more apparent in the initial majority of the battery capacity (initial 80-90%) as it eventually slows down towards the end as most chargers do despite the rating and I find that is where the advantage really lies. We agree there, they make too many models but basically we all want a simplified naming scheme along with designations as to which is their flagship and whatnot as opposed to just releasing a plethora of phones and market each one intensely I can honestly see them just make 10-12 models a year (as opposed to the 40 we saw in 2019) and focus on that, I think it will be better in the long run by reducing a lot of the production and marketing costs to be honest and would honestly simplify it for a great majority of people. Although heat is a big part of it, the inevitable concern is actually the way a Li-ion battery charges and the degradation that comes with every charge cycle and this is more apparent the higher the wattage of the charger or especially when it's left to plugged in for an extended amount of time. The minimal degradation numbers would seem (not 100% sure on this) to come from an ideal use case (which is apparently the habit of charging it up only to 70-90% all the time and/or not leaving it plugged in all the time.) People may opt to read on it: Asakura, K., Shimomura, M., & Shodai, T, (2003). Study of life evaluation methods for Li-ion batteries for backup applications. Journal of Power Sources, 119-121,902-905. doi:10.1016/ s0378-7753(03)00208-8 Choi, S. S., & Lim, H. S. (2002). Factors that affect cycle-life and possible degradation mechanisms of a Li-ion cell based on LiCo02.Journal of Power Sources, 111(1),130-136. doi:10.1016/ s0378-7753(02)00305-1 Although I do get what you mean though that one could as easily replace the battery down the line but I think it would be more prudent (and more customer oriented) to include a large battery with an adequately fast charger as opposed to facing concerns either of faster battery degradation from multiple charging cycles and/or shorter battery life compared to the competition. And I think a lot of people would rather not have their batteries replaced but would also not purchase a new phone (especially a flagship) that often, but maybe that's just me. I quoted Linus just for the point of making that the Note is not what it used to be and that may be inevitable. Who's your favorite reviewer by the way? Would be interested to read/listen to them!
  15. Fully agree with you right there. It used to be a niche product but it has now appealed to a greater market. They don't have to remove everything that made it so great to be honest.
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