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September 6th, 2013 The WAN Show Document

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Tesla Model S safest car ever tested

http://www.teslamotors.com/about/press/releases/tesla-model-s-achieves-best-safety-rating-any-car-ever-tested

- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 stars in EVERY category

- Exceeded safety score for SUVs and minivans…

- no engine, long crumple zones

- double bumper in back if 2 optional rear-facing seats installed

- Needed special methods to flip it. Battery is mounted very low to the ground


Broadwell will require new board in spite of LGA1150 platform

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/52316-upgrading-from-haswell-to-broadwell-will-require-a-new-motherboard/

- Not sure why we keep getting surprised by this

- When AMD was changing sockets every other month with the whole AMX+/FMX shenanigans, peeps were pointing at Intel like “775 has been around forever”... yeah….

- PSU requirements keep changing as well… This is interesting.


IVY-E is exactly what we thought it was

https://twitter.com/LinusTech/status/374959965661691905

- Ivy Bridge, but with 2 more.

- Native solution this time around instead of being an 8-core with 2 fused off

- Big 130W TDP, but less power consumption than last gen

- Overclocking is “decent” but hasn’t improved (surprise surprise)

- X79 is still old… At least it’s got PCIe 3 officially now.

- Snore.


Microsoft buys Nokia’s “devices & services” business

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/52848-what-exactly-did-microsoft-just-buy-from-nokia-a-visual-guide/

- 7.18B also includes license for patents & mapping

- Maybe something to do with commitment to being a “devices and services” company?

- Unified branding is not the worst buzzword in the press release “increased synergies” is actually in there: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-02AnnouncementPR.aspx

- At closing, approximately 32,000 people are expected to transfer to Microsoft, including 4,700 people in Finland and 18,300 employees directly involved in manufacturing, assembly and packaging of products worldwide.


Smartest thing ever

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

https://twitter.com/sundarpichai/status/374933465998708736

- Who is getting the better end of this deal considering no cash is involved?

- 50M specially marked Kit Kats

- First talked about in November 2012

- 500 special android shaped ones… What would you pay for a piece of candy history?


A couple of Kindle news items this week

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1001373341

- Kindlek paperwhite starts at $140

- Same size as old one

- New e-Ink Pearl 2 display with much higher contrast, 212PPI

- 1GHz vs 800MHz, lighter, more accurate touch, better battery life,

- some new ease of use stuff like improved looking up definitions on the fly & building flash cards

- Most intriguing thing is 3G version has free, always-on internet for buying new ebooks…


http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1001373341

- Kindle matchbook rewards loyal Amazon customers for past/present/future orders of physical

books by offering digital ones on the cheap.


Xbox One to support 8 controllers

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/52780-xbox-one-to-support-eight-controllers-at-once/

- 30ft range

- 8 at a time vs 7 on PS3 (how often did you actually use this)

- Practical feature? Cash grab?


DRAM plant fire

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/32698/hynix-dram-plant-erupts-in-flames-entire-industry-affected/index.html

- Hynix responsible for 30% of world’s DRAM

- This plant handled most Apple RAM production, and will affect many categories from PCs to graphics cards, to next gen consoles to toys.

- Prices going up. Very good news for Samsung & Micron

- Similar impact to Thailand floods?



Samsung Galaxy Gear unveiled at unpacked live event

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53181-samsung-galaxy-gear-smart-watch-officially-announced-by-samsung/

- When I was tuned in around 100k viewers

- Companion for Galaxy devices - compatible with only Note 3 & TAb 10.1 out of gate

- Samsung commits more Galaxy devices & even competing devices coming later - has to do with low power BT implementation

- Looks bulky, but Anand from Anandtech notes that it doesn’t feel particularly “heavy” or “premium”

- 1.9MP camera, microphone/speaker, Cortex A9 processor, 1 day battery

- Obvious uses are reading texts, viewing pics, previewing callers, & generally leaving phone in pocket

- Heavily gesture-dependent interface

- 6 different colours at launch

- Future of wearables


Real Life Banshee from GTA IV

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53175-best-game-promo-ever/

- No word on actual specs, but apparently “state of the art” production involved

- hand-crafted interior

- Gamestop is giving it away as a promo for GTA V

- Built by West Coast Customs


HDMI finally viable

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53052-hdmi-20-officially-announced-18gbps-bandwidth-60fps-4k-32-channel-audio/

- Sure wish a locking connector was part of the new spec…

- 18Gbps, 60FPS 4K, 32 channel sound

- Compared to 17.28 for DP 1.2… in 2009

- HDMI 2.0 is spec'd to handle up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency, dual video streams for multiple users on a single screen, multi-stream audio to as many as 4 users at once and support for 21:9 widescreen displays.


Porn game with controller comes out of Japan

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/40430-nsfw-custom-maid-3d-gets-oculus-rift-support-as-well-as-other-interesting-accesory-support-nsfw-mature-content/

Linus put a slightly necro'd thread in news - cool

the controller even seems to have buttons and a joystick… Joystick...






Microsoft to only support 360 for 3 more years

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53230-microsoft-may-only-be-supporting-the-xbox-360-for-only-3-more-years/

Did anyone NOT expect this?

NES support lasted for like, what, 24 years?


Qualcomm enters smartwatch game

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53260-qualcomm-enters-the-smartwatch-game-with-toq/

- mirasol low energy display tech - 3-5 days per charge

- text reminders, music playback, notifications, etc

- likely won’t have that same amazing integration Gear is offering like whipping out your phone and it’s already looking at the same email

After downloading a Toq app from the Google Play Store, the watch links to smartphones running Android 4.0.3 or higher

around $300

“Limited edition”

wireless near field charging


Nokia getting aggressive, using kit kat slogan to go after Samsung

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53259-nokia-issues-a-threat-to-samsung-have-a-break-tear-a-galaxy-in-half/

funny, and kept the Nokia conversation going… so i guess it worked?


Surface pro 2 is a go

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53224-surface-pro-2-is-a-go/

Now with Haswell, can that be the winning ticket?

8Gb RAM

new kickstand

RT version also incomming


Blackberry going to be sold by November

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53268-blackberry-likely-to-be-sold-by-november/

Looking for a fast auction process

this is news? I guess announcing the inevitable DOES count as news

made MANY mistakes along the way


Sony to release VR Headset

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53262-ps4-ready-vr-headset/

Lacking when compared to Oculus(surprise, surprise)

can take data from a phone through MHL cable

Could maybe work well with a PS4 but who cares - PC+Oculus forever


Chrome Apps to take on Windows Apps? And what else in the future

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696618/google-chrome-apps-chrome-os-windows-os-x-blink

Definitely a show of Google’s new and oh so very closed face

Deemed necessary if Chrome OS is going to become a viable alternative

Aims to make it easier for chrome apps to be deployed on multiple platforms eventually so that developers will want to make apps for it exclusively


Soccer ball to be removed from soccer...

http://www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/2013/09/03/to-ensure-every-child-wins-ontario-athletic-association-removes-ball-from-soccer/

Fake… but really, its bad that this is believeable


Galaxy note 3 moves to usb3.0 micro connector

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53561-galaxy-note-3-gets-a-micro-usb-30-connector-brings-faster-charging-over-usb-and-a-more-robust-connector/

more robust

faster

backwards compatible… what's not to like?!


Microsoft backed down from Heavy Rain due to child abduction plotline

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/53062-microsoft-refused-award-winning-heavy-rain-game-due-to-child-abduction-plotline/

Developer happy song was more open to the idea

Not surprising tbh, as a big company stuff like child abduction can be scary to back and support

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Not sure if this is still working

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how long until it goes up on youtube????

Just watch here: http://www.twitch.tv/linustech/b/457447419


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2400 | Motherboard: Asus Strix Z270E | Storage: 256GB SSD, 2x1TB HDD | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G

Cooling: Dual 240mm AIOs | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG | PSU: EVGA GS 550W
Throwback/Secondary: CPU: Intel Core i5-4570S | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 | Storage: 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD | GPU: Sparkle GTX 560 2GB | Cooling: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R | Case: NZXT Source 210 | PSU: Corsair CX550M

VR Rig: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: GTX 970 Strix (BIOS modded, MSI Twin Frozr cooler) Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler Push/Pull | Case: Silverstone GD09B | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W | HMD: Oculus Rift CV1 with 2 sensors

Server: CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5645 | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC | Motherboard: Supermicro X8DAi | GPU: Sparkle GTX 550 Ti

Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R | Case: Beige Sleeper


The Laptops

Lenovo X230: CPU: Intel Core i5-3320M | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 128GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 4000 | Lenovo Genuine 44+ 84Wh Battery | Coreboot w/SeaBIOS Payload

MacBook Air (Early 2015) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5250M | RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 6000

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I'm just started watching and lights are again too dark.

 

E: And theres something reflecting at back.


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Considering Linus has a kid, and I plan on having kids, this safety thing from Tesla is looking very good. Hopefully Tesla strong-arms the industry so much that other car companies will be forced to follow or become obsolete


I get 60 frames at 1080p on a dual core APU. Ask me how.

AMD FX 8350 CPU / R9 280X GPU / Asus M5A97 LE R 2.0 motherboard / 8GB Kingston HyperX Blue 1600 RAM / 128G OCZ Vertex 4 SSD / 256G Crucial SSD / 2T WD Black HDD / 1T Seagate Barracude HDD / Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU / Coolermaster HAF 922 Case

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