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Nov 27, 2015 - The WAN Show Document

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Nvidia cutting prices on entire 900 series for the holidays

Source 1: linustechtips.com/nvidia's-entire-900-series… OP: Mr_Troll

Source 2: wccftech.com/nvidia-cuts-prices-900…

  • first significant price cuts we’ve seen since introduction

  • lowest listed prices - AIC prices may vary

  • GTX 980 Ti down from $649 to $589 ($559 after MIR)

  • GTX 980 down from $499 to $439 ($409 after MIR)

  • GTX 970 down from $329 to $289 ($259 after MIR)

  • GTX 960 down from $199 to $179 ($149 after MIR)

  • GTX 950 down from $159 to $139 ($129 after MIR)

  • all pricing in USD on newegg.com

  • other regions may not see the same or similar price discounts

AMD cutting prices on R9 series including Fury X, Fury, and Nano

Source 1: linustechtips.com/amd-cuts-all-gpu-prices… OP: Mr_Troll

Source 2: wccftech.com/amd-r9-fury-x-nano…

  • lowest listed prices - AIC prices may vary

  • R9 Fury X down from $649 to $589 ($569 after MIR)

  • R9 Nano down from $649 to $569 ($549 after MIR)

  • R9 Fury down from $549 to $499

  • R9 390X & R9 390 dwon from $429 & $329 to $379 & $279 ($359 & $259 after MIR)

  • R9 380 2GB & R9 380 4GB down from $199 & $225 to $169 & $179 ($139 & $159 after MIR)

  • all pricing in USD on newegg.com

  • other regions may not see the same or similar price discounts

Li-Fi Internet

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491615-li-fi-internet/ OP: tazdougherty

Source 2: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lifi-internet-first-real-world-usage-boasts-speed-100-times-f

Source 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34942685

Explanation Graph

  • super fast alternative to Wi-Fi, moving from research to real world

  • Velmenni, trialing the tech within offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia

  • able to send data at up to 1GBps

  • doing a few pilot projects using visible light communication technology

    • data communication is done through light

  • speculation Li-Fi could be used with Wi-Fi to create more efficient networks

  • before mass adoption, current devices need to be retrofitted to support Li-Fi

  • every LED in the future could be used as an alternative to Wi-Fi

  • Li-Fi allows for greater security and is much quicker

    • cannot pass through walls

    • doesn’t interfere with other radio signals

  • researchers have achieved speeds of 224 GBps in lab conditions

  • inventors name: Professor Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh

Amazon backtracks after covering NYC subway car in Nazi symbols

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491898-amazon-backtracks-after OP: Samfisher

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/11/amazon-backtracks-after-covering-n

  • 42nd Street shuttle to Times Square & other transit lines were covered in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan symbols

  • promotion for their new TV series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel “The Man In The High Castle”

  • story of a world where the Axis nations won WW2 so decisively that they took over the US

  • ad campaign covered “many subway benches on the MTA’s (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) S line with giant, flag styled designs”

  • “one of those combined the American flag, a Nazi Eagle, and an Iron Cross, while the other retouched Japan’s war flag variant with American colors and stars”

  • campaign was pulled one day after launch from extreme social media backlash as well as NY’s mayor speaking out

  • “While these ads technically may be within MTA guidelines, they’re irresponsible and offensive to World War 2 and Holocaust survivors, their families, and countless other New yorkers. Amazon should take them down.” - NY mayor Bill de Blasio


Rapid Fire

Samsung’s latest PM863 3D TLC SSD owns it

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/492114-samsungs-latest-pm863- OP: It’s me!

Source 2: tomsitpro.com/samsung-pm863-3d...

  • uses third generation 3D NAND

  • focused on read-centric applications

  • 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, and 3.84TB capacities

  • “The inclusion of 32-layer TLC V-NAND enables a veritable capacity explosion within the industry-standard 2.5" 7mm form factor, and it also provides an economical price point (average of $0.57-per-GB).”

Toddler’s eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/493956-toddlers-eyeball-sli OP: PCBjon

Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-34936739

  • 18-month-old boy has lost an eye after being hit by a drone flown by a family friend

  • first drone injury Oscar’s surgeon had ever seen

  • Drone pilot said “it was up for about 60 seconds. As I brought it back down to land it just clipped the tree and span round”

Apple buys Star Wars animation company Faceshift

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/492303-apple-buys-star-wars-ani OP: parallax7

Source 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34920548

  • company behind the motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars

  • specialises in “software that allows 3D animated characters to mimic the facial expressions of an actor”

  • price paid for the company is currently unknown

  • also unclear exactly what Apple’s plan is with the company

  • typical PR spokesperson “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

Meet the new Raspberry Pi Zero

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/492828-meet-the-new-raspberry-pi OP: DatSpeed

Source 2: http://www.forbes.com/sites/theopriestley/2015/11/26/raspberry-pi-unveils-new-5-c

  • $5 computer

  • “direct response to competitors seeking to take on Pi”

  • 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)

  • 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM

  • micro-SD card slot

  • mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output

  • micro-USB sockets for data and power

  • unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header

  • identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B

  • unpopulated composite video header

  • “smallest ever form factor,” 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

  • sold out within 24 hours

Yahoo stops some users accessing emails while using ad-blockers

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/490674-yahoo-stops-some-user OP: rcarteraz

Source 2: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3006981/data-center-cloud/yahoo-mail-beg

Yahoo! Message

  • some users of AdBlock Plus have reported they can’t access Yahoo Mail

  • error message “Uh oh… We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail.”

  • blocker doesn’t appear to affect everyone

    • PC World hasn’t been able to duplicate it

  • if you change the end of Yahoo Mail URL to “reason=ADBLK_TRAP”: it shows up

  • Yahoo said they are running it as a test to a small number of Yahoo users

More women than men get motion sickness with the Oculus Rift

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491745-more-women-than-me OP: zMeul

Source 2: http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/11/17/virtual-reality-needs-tweaks

  • University of Minnesota study, reveals VR causes motion sickness, especially in women

  • to be published March 2016

  • Professor Thomas Stoffregen studying Oculus Rift and how it affects users since 2013

  • has found for every three men that get seasick, five women will

  • side effect is consistent with VR tech, for every one man, four women get sick

  • tested having participants play a VR game for 15 minutes

  • 35% of subjects got sick within 10 minutes

    • of those, 70% were women

ASUS launches “the fastest GTX 980 Ti on the planet”

Source 1: linustechtips.com/asus-launches-the-fastest… OP: eLucid

Source 2: hexus.net/graphics…

  • 20th anniversary (of ASUS making video cards) gold edition gtx 980 Ti

  • “fastest 980 Ti on the planet even without liquid cooling”

  • base/boost of 1266MHz/1367MHz

  • “translates to 22.1 per cent more performance in Grand Theft Auto V, and 20.8 per cent more frames per second in The Witcher 3 when compared to reference cards in ASUS's own tests”

  • DirectCU II

  • gold backplate

  • LN2 BIOS settings with “even more overvolting options”

  • also features a “Memory Defroster” that defrosts memory during below-zero overclocking

  • pricing TBA

Windows 10 November update was pulled for forgetting privacy settings; it’s now back

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491703-windows-10 OP: GoodBytes

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/11/wind

  • Windows 10 Nov update was pulled

  • last week Microsoft reported that after upgrading from Win 10 Julys release to Nov, four privacy related settings were reset to default values

  • whether to allow:

    • smartscreen web filtering

    • settings sync between devices

    • allow apps to use a unique advertiser ID

    • apps are allowed to run in background

  • upgrading from Win 7 or 8 to 10 wasn’t affected

  • Microsoft has fixed the process

  • now available through Windows Update

Researcher creates gadget that bypasses credit card chip & pin safeguards

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/492505-researcher-creates- OP: JerkyMcDilerino

Source 2: http://news.softpedia.com/news/researcher-creates-gadget-that-bypasses-credit-ca

Source 3: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3008717/security/this-gizmo-knows-your-amex-car

  • device built by Samy Kamkar calls into question the security of payment cards

  • device called “MagSpoof”

  • can trick point-of-sale devices into accepting cards without a security microchip

  • about the size of an american quarter

EA is planning more Battlefront games

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491522-ea-is-already-plann OP: CommandMan7

Source 2: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-battlefront-sequels-coming-ea-teases/1

  • CFO Blake Jorgensen explains EA’s almost 10-year licensing deal with Disney

  • goal is to make future Battlefront games as well as other games around Star wars

  • “beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it’s almost unlimited in what you can do wtih it”

  • only major rule is that EA’s games must adhere to Star Wars established fiction

AMD moves all pre-graphics Core Next architecture gpus to legacy support

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491397-amd-moves-all-pre-g OP: AluminumTech

Source 2: http://anandtech.com/show/9815/amd-moves-radeon-hd-5000-6000-series-to-le

  • GPU’s based on VLIW5 and VLIW4 architectures, are retired

  • HD 5000, 6000 series

  • Radeon 8000 to 8400 parts

  • All pre-Kavari APUs using the architecture: Llano, Trinity and Richland are now legacy APUs

  • no longer supported

  • not planning any further driver releases for these cards

  • AMD noted pre-GCN GPUs have “reached peak performance optimization”

Amazon suffers potential password leak

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491571-amazon-suffer OP: Spiderloser

Source 2: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/24/amazon-suffers-potential-passw

Source 3: http://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-is-resetting-account-passwords-for-

  • force-reset unknown number of accounts

  • passwords may have been compromised

  • doing so as a precaution

  • amazon email said it “recently discovered that your password may have been improperly stored on your device or transmitted in a way that could potentially expose it to a third party”

  • no reason to think passwords were improperly disclosed, changed anyways

  • last week Amazon enabled two-factor authentication for all Amazon.com users

Sony is working on a PS4 Remote Play app for PC and Mac

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/493580-sony-is-working-on OP: Master Disaster

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/26/9805944/ps4-remote-play-pc-mac-app

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"Hitler Was Right" - Linus 2015 : https://soundcloud.com/mansel-davies-cybertechnologyinc/hitler-was-right-linus

 

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Hitler was right - Linus 2015

http://webm.host/191d9/vid.webm


 

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Love to catch you 2 crazies live one day, but I can never manage it with 2 little guys at home, very entertaining and informative regardless :)  Twitchchat? I'll investimagate that in the event I can log on live.  Cheerz fellas.

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Do you think switching to a 980 Ti was a bad idea? I'm starting to think I should have waited a bit...


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Do you think switching to a 980 Ti was a bad idea? I'm starting to think I should have waited a bit...

I got my G1 from Amazon warehouse deals for $577.49, so depending on how much you paid :P


CPU: Intel I7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz 1.255v | GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 Ti | Display: Acer XB270HU bprz | RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Gskill Ripjaws X 1866MHz | CPU Cooler: H80i | Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 | SSD: Mushkin 120GB + Sandisk 480GB | HDD: WD Blue 1TB | Case: Enthoo Pro |PSU: Seaconic M12II EVO 850w | OS: Windows 10 64-Bit | Mouse: Logitech RGB G502 | Keyboard: Thermaltake Poseidon Z (Brown Switches) | 

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I got my G1 from Amazon warehouse deals for $577.49, so depending on how much you paid :P

 

670 for a STRIX that OCs to 1.62GHz.


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Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX OC | BitFenix Prodigy (Black/Red) | XFX PRO Black Edition 850W

 

 

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670 for a STRIX that OCs to 1.62GHz.

My strix didn't go past 1470Mhz 1.27v :( Although my G1 does 1575Mhz 1.27v, 1555Mhz 1.24v for 24/7.


CPU: Intel I7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz 1.255v | GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 Ti | Display: Acer XB270HU bprz | RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Gskill Ripjaws X 1866MHz | CPU Cooler: H80i | Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 | SSD: Mushkin 120GB + Sandisk 480GB | HDD: WD Blue 1TB | Case: Enthoo Pro |PSU: Seaconic M12II EVO 850w | OS: Windows 10 64-Bit | Mouse: Logitech RGB G502 | Keyboard: Thermaltake Poseidon Z (Brown Switches) | 

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The Amazon add thing is

1) Not tech news

2) Stupid because those were not actual nazi symbols. They were reminiscent of nazi symbols and placed there to promote a series which no doubt portrays nazis as the bad guys. But why let common sense get in the way of a prime opportunity to get offended?

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Intel Core i7-6700K | Corsair H105 | Asus Z170I PRO GAMING | G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB | 950 PRO 512GB M.2

 

Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX OC | BitFenix Prodigy (Black/Red) | XFX PRO Black Edition 850W

 

 

My BuildPCPartPicker | CoC

 

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Best part by far


PC Specs: i7 6EiGht00K (4.4ghz), Asus DeLuxe X99A II, GTX1080 Zotac Amp ExTrEme),64Gb DOminator PlatinUm, EVGA G2 seven5zeroWatt, Phanteks Enthoo Primo, 3TB WD Black, 500gb 850 Evo, H100iGTX, Windows 10, K70 RGB, G502, HyperX Cloud 2s, Asus PG279Q 

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Yeah, it already happened:

https://youtu.be/9g5lBUfvZ18


"Hello, this is Tech Support. I don't like you." :-)

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I really want to watch the wan show . But I am in China . Youtube , Google and so on have been blook by GFW . The video carrier haven't this any time .

So I have a question : can you upload to bilibili directly ? 

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Li Fi application, I'm thinking something like Star Trek.... The console display, when they attach either the "portable power" or the "data module" to download from another ship. This might work really well. You're new thumb drive, just a light receptor that you attach to your monitor.

 

This was an awesome segment! Great work fellas.

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What video they were referring to at the beginning of the video ? 

One of the LG Ultrawide entries,

 


QUOTE ME IN A REPLY SO I CAN SEE THE NOTIFICATION!

When there is no danger of failure there is no pleasure in success.

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I wonder if Lifi on street lamps would be a good way to give the masses high speed connections? or inside stairwells in high rises to retro-fit for broadband without having to rewire the building?

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Great show guys!  Thanks for doing what you do! :)


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