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September 2, 2016 - The WAN Show Document

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Galaxy Note 7 Shipments Suspended Over Reports of Exploding Units

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/652436-galaxy-note-7-shipment OP: patrick3027

Source 2: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Galaxy-Note-7-shipments-suspended-over-r

Source 3: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651282-galaxy-note-7-exynos-version-units-cr

  • Samsung Electronics suspended shipments of phone to various South Korean telecoms

    • Due to reports of exploding Note 7 units

    • Information according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency (YNA)

  • Reports started popping up five days after the device's official launch

  • While earning a substantial increase in sales figures for Samsung, it’s being hailed as less reliable than the Note 5

    • Both hardware and software wise

  • Phone Arena experienced the phone take a sharp turn for the worst

    • Fell victim to a strange software bug that rendered it useless, due frequent random crashes and send the device into a bootloop

  • South Korea’s SK Telecom Co, KT Corp, and LG Uplus Corp carriers have reported that they have stopped receiving Note 7 units earlier this week

YouTube Being Accused of Censoring Vloggers?

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/652748-youtube-is-ce OP: Ramamatax

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/1/12753108/youtube-is-over-party-advertising-

  • Change in YouTube’s content moderation system left many creators uncertain of their place on the platform

  • Users have been posting notices from Google saying certain videos were barred from making money via YouTube Adsense

    • “Video or video details may not be advertiser friendly”

  • Videos seemed to be flagged for reasons that seemed unfair and unclear

  • Statements from YouTube suggest that the problem isn’t a new policy

    • Long running conflict between the platform’s rules and their execution on those rules

  • Picture of Notice (Hank Green Tweet)

  • Advertiser-friendly Guidelines

EU Demands Apple to Pay $13 Billion EUR (+ Interest) in Taxes Owed to Ireland

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651634-verdict-is-in-eu-d OP: Carde

Source 2: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-2923_en.htm

Source 3: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/31/ireland-government-

  • Ireland's governing coalition is split over whether or not the state should immediately appeal against the European commission ruling ordering Apple to pay $13 billion in back tax to the Irish gov’t

  • European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager said that Apple's tax deal with Ireland constituted illegal state aid

  • There’s even been a suggestion that the bill could be as much as $19 billion after interest is added

  • Michael Noonan, Irish finance minister, favours an immediate appeal over the tax bill

    • Insisted that Ireland had to preserve its status as a low-tax base for overseas companies

  • Country has a corporation tax rate of 12.5%

  • Country made deals with Apple allowing them to pay tax on profits at a maximum of 1%

  • Credit ratings agency Standard & Poors pointed out that an injection of $13 billion EUR would reduce Ireland’s debt significantly

    • Would equal more than 5% of Ireland’s gross domestic product

    • Warned that it could undermine the gov’t at the same time

  • Apples CEO Tim Cook intends to appeal against the bill

    • “The European commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and upend the international tax system,”


Tek Syndicate Controversy



Rapid Fire

Dropbox Hackers Stole E-mail Addresses, Hashed Passwords from 60M+ Accounts

Source 1: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/dropbox-hackers-stole-email-addres

  • “Scope of password reset completed last week protected all impacted users,” says Dropbox

  • They warned users last week to change their passwords if their accounts dated back prior to mid-2012

    • They suffered a data breach that’s said to have affected more than 60 million accounts

    • During a hack that took place around that time

  • Tech site Motherboard reported - citing “sources in the database trading community” that it has obtained four files, containing e-mail addresses and hashed passwords for 68,680,741 Dropbox users

    • Company hasn’t confirmed nor denied the accounts had been compromised in the attack

  • Senior Dropbox employee was quoted as saying, unofficially, that the data was legit

  • Separate data breach was revealed on Tuesday by OneLogin, a cloud-based password security app

World’s First Curved Ultrawide G-Sync Gaming Laptop - Acer Predator 21 X

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/652279-worlds-first-curved-ultra OP: Tim Q

Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10614/acer-predator-21-x-notebook-with-cur

Source 3: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/8/31/12718840/ac

  • Acer announced its Predator 21 X at the IFA event this week in Berlin

  • Acer acknowledges that this laptop is more of a proof of engineering concept than any sort of “big seller” retail product

    • Industry’s “first desktop replacement notebook with a curved display”

  • Will be made to order

    • Starting in January 2017


  • Intel Kaby Lake processor (Acer doesn’t reveal exact models)

  • 2 GTX 1080 graphics cards in SLI

    • Will most likely offer different variations of this as well

  • Mechanical keyboard w/ cherry MX switches

  • 21” curved IPS display with 2560x1080 resolution

  • Four integrated speakers and two built-in subwoofers

  • G-Sync technology

  • Doesn’t specify storage capabilities, can support M.2 and 2.5” drives

  • Specially designed cooling system

    • Five fans and multiple heatpipes

  • Price -> $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$





Carbon Nanotube Storage Coming to Market in 2018

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/652684-carbon-nanotube- OP: It’s me!

Source 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/fujitsu-carbon-nanotube-memory-nram,32

  • Fujitsu announced it has licensed Nantero’s carbon nanotube-based NRAM (Non-volatile RAM)

    • Will participate in a joint development effort to bring a 256mb 55nm product to market in 2018

  • Promising characteristics include things like:

    • Unmatchable performance (?), durability and extreme temperature tolerance

  • Attraction to these begins with their DRAM speeds

    • Competing products like 3D Xpoint, ReRAM and PCM suffer from limited endurance thresholds

  • NRAM has been tested up to 1 trillion cycles

    • NRAM can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees celsius

Graph = How it Works

  • Nantero indicated that the leading edge products will ship with half the cost of DRAM

    • Says prices will fall as production ramps up

India’s Richest Man Launches 4G Network with Unlimited Free Voice Calls

Source 1: http://mashable.com/2016/09/01/reliance-jio-launch-tariff-plans-india/#5aLBxS9JwPqo

  • Also claiming to have some of the cheapest 4G data rates in the world

  • Mukesh Ambani, announced the commercial availability of Reliance Jio’s mobile services

  • Offering a nation-wide LTE network coverage for India

  • Jio’s network being touted as the largest 4G LTE deployment anywhere in the world

    • “Future proof” with support for upcoming 5G and 8G network technologies

  • Available in 18,000 cities in the country, and over 200,000 remote areas

Graph = Data as a % of Mobile Revenue

Space X Rocket Blows Up, Destroys Facebook Satellite

Source 1: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1710969/elon-musk-explosions-hear

  • NASA says Space X was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred Thursday morning

  • End result blew up Facebook’s first satellite, costing around £150 million

Launch Picture

Explosion Picture

  • SpaceX confirmed there was an anomaly on the launch pad which resulted in the loss of the rocket and its payload

  • The satellite was carrying technology to allow Zuckerberg’s firm to spot beam wireless internet directly to smartphones in sub-Saharan Africa

    • Information reported by Techcrunch

Lenovo’s New Yoga Book - Secret Keyboard

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/652568-new-lenovo%E2%80%99 OP: GoodBytes

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/31/12713442/lenovo-yoga-book-tablet-design-intervie

Source 3: http://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-yoga-book/preview/

  • $499 USD

  • Clamshell hinge, 10.1 inch full HD display

  • Where you’d expect to find the keyboard is a blank slate

    • “Halo” keyboard, showing up only when you need it

  • Can use a Wacom stylus with real ink to write or draw on a regular piece of paper laid on top

    • Can have software simultaneously digitze what you are writing down


Facebook Fires News Editor to Replace With Software

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651373-facebook-fires-its-news- OP: GoodBytes

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/08/facebook-fires-human-editors-algorit

Source 3: http://qz.com/768122/facebook-fires-human-editors-moves-to-algorithm-for-trending-to

  • Earlier this year, Facebook denied criticisms that its Trending feature was surfacing news biased against conservatives

    • The company has fired all of its human editors, replacing them with software

    • Replacing them with an algorithm that promotes stories based on what Facebook users are talking about

  • Within 72 hours, according to the Washington Post, top story trending on Facebook was fake

  • In a post about the changes, Facebook said the early move to remove human editors was a direct response to “the feedback [they] got from the Facebook community earlier this year]

  • Humans will still be involved with trending in a few ways

    • Such as “confirming that a topic is tied to a current news event in the real world”

Netflix Saves Kids From Over 150 Hours of Commercials a Year

Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/01/netflix-saves-kids-from-over-150-hours

Source 2: http://exstreamist.com/report-netflix-saves-children-from-150-hours-of-commercials

  • Nielsen reports that the average time per hour long episode of regular TV is increasing with each passing year

    • Some shows apparently being sped up to fit extra ads over its runtime

  • Exstreamist conducted some research this week

    • Discovered that the average child is now spared from over 150 hours of commercials a year when using Netflix

  • Average child spends 1.8 hours a day using a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu

    • Over the course of the year, that adds up to around 650 hours of streaming consumption

    • Average tv show has over 14 minutes of commercials (1hr long show)

(RUMOR) iPhone 7 to Have 32GB Base Model

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651838-iphone-7-t OP: cazetofamo

Source 2: https://apple.news/AaUjAmqC8QoCShQ0P4RKFIA


Tesla May Disable Autopilot for Drivers who Don’t Follow the Rules

Source 1: http://news3lv.com/news/auto-matters/tesla-may-disable-autopilot-for-drivers-who-d

  • Software linked to a death in Florida and several accidents around the globe

  • Musk has defended the technology, stating it is still in beta

  • Throughout, Musk and others have done what they can to clarify that Tesla autopilot is not a self-driving system

    • Even when it’s engaged, owners are instructed to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road

  • Autopilot contains a safety mechanism to ensure motorists stay at the wheel

    • If they fail to maintain contact with the steering wheel, autopilot begins playing audible warnings to get the driver's attention

      • Begins to slow the vehicle and dial down volume on music if they don’t do this

  • Upcoming v8.0 update of autopilot may prevent drivers who ignore the software’s warning from re-engaging it

    • At least temporarily

Obama Signs Internet Over to United Nations

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/650115-obama-signs OP: nicholasfd

Source 2: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/america-to-hand-off-internet-in-under-two-m

  • Department of Commerce set to hand off American control of the internet over to international authorities in less than two months

    • Will finalize the transaction effective Oct 1st

  • Move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority will move from US control to a global one

  • “The proposal will significantly increase the power of foreign governments over the Internet, expand ICANN’s historical core mission by creating a gateway to content regulations, and embolden its leadership to act without any real accountability,” Sen. Ted Cruz said

Samsung’s New Curved Gaming Monitors w/FreeSync

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651989-samsungs-new-curve OP: NumLock21

Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/225377/samsung-launches-two-new-curved-gamin

  • CFG70 (available in 24 and 27-inch) 1800R curvature

  • CF791 (34-inch) 3440x1440p display with a 1500R curvature

  • Some of the inclusions:

    • Interactive LED lighting, intuitive user dashboard, and AMD FreeSync technology

    • Incorporates same quantum dot technology found in the TV lineup


Apple Sued Over iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Unresponsive Touchscreen

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/651245-apple-sued-ov OP: zMeul

Source 2: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-lawsuit-touchscreens-idUSKCN1141O

  • Todd Cleary of California, Jun Bai of Delaware and Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania are named plaintiffs in the lawsuit

    • Accuses Apple of fraud and violating California consumer protection laws

    • Seeking unspecified damages

  • “iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as a smartphone because of the touchscreen defect,” according to the complaint filed in federal court in San Jose, California

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Is there any chance you guys could put the doc up in here before the show starts (like at the start of the day on Fridays)? It won't change whether I watch or not (I watch every week no matter what) but knowing what topics you guys may discuss before hand would really appeal to me and I can't be alone. 

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This is the second time I've seen someone think Ireland is a part of the UK. Didn't expect that from native English speakers.

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42 minutes ago, Ronda said:

This is the second time I've seen someone think Ireland is a part of the UK. Didn't expect that from native English speakers.

They're in another continent, to be fair.

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Sigh Taren again? His complete lack of interest in, and knowledge about, technology while co-hosting a technology livestream is so grating. Plus if I wanted to watch a video hosted by someone who understood the subjects covered less than I did I'd watch The Tek.

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2 hours ago, othertomperson said:

Sigh Taren again? His complete lack of interest in, and knowledge about, technology while co-hosting a technology livestream is so grating. Plus if I wanted to watch a video hosted by someone who understood the subjects covered less than I did I'd watch The Tek.

I enjoy Taren on the WAN show, he has mastered the art of derailing Linus's train of thought beautifully

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Will you be uploading all future WAN shows in 60 FPS? Also will you be adding 1080p? Give us AFAP in 60 FPS :ph34r:

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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You guys really dropped the ball on the Apple story, it's absolutely in no way inline with what's going on.

The EU investigation concluded that the Irish government didn't do anything wrong with the two tax rulings and they were in their full right to give these rulings. What Apple then did with those rulings is where the problem is. By passing profits to an HQ (yes on paper Apple HQ is located in Ireland and Apple is an Irish company) which only exists on paper (nobody works there) they were able to bypass almost all national and international taxation and they only paid 0.005% taxes on all profit between 2003 and 2014.




That wasn't really nice of Apple to say the least. Jobs for citizens isn't a thing here because NOBODY WORKED FOR THEM!


the problem for other EU countries is that Ireland is currently receiving alot of financial aid from the EU and the IMF, they're in what Americans would reffer to as a "Bailout programme". Their economy isn't really all that going well to say the least and they've received almost 23 billion euro's in aid from the EU and IMF against almost 0% interest and are projected to receive a total of 85 billion euro's in aid. Ireland is indirectly channelling this money to tech companies by creating a tax haven for those companies, a tax haven they can't afford.


Finally what they're doing is creating an unfair advantage for Apple because these rulings target Apple specifically. in short it allows Apple to maximize profits over the backs of millions of EU citizens.

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You mentioned doing a desktop inside of a briefcase correct? I would like to see you do that!

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