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Nintendo Switch: Debuts March 3rd @ $299 USD

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/722236-nintendo-reveals-mo OP: AluminiumTech

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/1/13/14261876/nintendo-switch-specs-

Source 3: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/722190-updated-with OP: shermantanker


  • 6.2-inch, 720p multi touch display, running at a 1280x720 resolution when used in handheld mode

  • 32GB of onboard memory

    • Expandable via microSD cards

  • Games will come in the form of physical GameCards

  • Nintendo advertising between 2.5 and 6 hours of battery life

  • Switch uses a USB-C connection for charging

  • Can connect to internet through 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    • Can connect up to eight switch consoles at once for local multiplayer

Product Page



Source 1: https://www.facebook.com/minliangtan/posts/1283410441716735


Evidence #1: https://puu.sh/tlnBO/8b0b13fbbd.png

Evidence #2: https://puu.sh/tln5k/f2b44e78b0.png

Evidence #3: https://puu.sh/tlniF/97d6c74284.png


Cool Stuff from CES? Luke?




Rapid Fire

Norway Becomes the First Country to Kill FM Radio

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/719589-norway- OP: DatSpeed

Source 2: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/07/norway-

Source 3:  https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/11/norway-is-killing-fm-radio-and-fo

  • Only a quarter of cars on the road are equipped for the switch

  • Norway has started switching off FM transmitters as of Jan 11, 2017

    • Becoming the first in the world to dump the 80-year-old standard

  • Switching over to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)

    • Will give citizens more stations, better coverage, program time-shifting and more

  • Majority of people are against the transition

    • “We are simply not ready for this year,” MP Ib Thompson told Reuters

  • Reportedly costs between $120 - $230 USD for a DAB car radio adapter

  • DAB has been running alongside FM in Norway since 1995

Nokia 6, Nokia’s First Android Smartphone is Official

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/719571-nokia-6-no OP: Daring

Source 2: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/01/07/nokia-6-android-sma

  • Features

    • 4GB of RAM

    • Snapdragon 430

    • 64GB of onboard storage

    • microSD support

    • 16MP main camera

    • 3,000mAh battery

    • 5.5 inch display, 1920x1080 resolution

    • Android Nougat OS

  • Launching in China

    • ~$245 USD

  • Will go on sale ‘in early 2017’

    • Available exclusively through retailer JD.com

HDMI 2.1 Announces at CES

Source 1: http://www.avsforum.com/hdmi-2-1-spec-announced-at-ces-2017/?ut

  • Includes support for 4K at 120fps, or 8k at 60fps. Dynamic HDR metadata

  • Final spec to be announced in Q2, 2017

  • Maximum data transfer rate of 48 Gbps

48Gbps - PICTURE

US Army Wants Biodegradable Bullets that Sprout Plans

Source 1: http://www.livescience.com/57461-army-wants-biodegradable-bullets.html

Source 2: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4107380/US-Army-puts-notice-se

  • US army seeking proposals for biodegradable training ammunition over environmental concerns

  • Solicitation was posted on the Small Business Innovation Research program website in late November

    • Explains “Currently the US Army manufactures and consumes hundreds of thousands of training rounds. These rounds are fired at proving grounds and training ranges in the United States and around the world”

  • Materials in current training rounds need ‘hundreds of years or more to biodegrade’, according to the solicitation

  • 'The US Army Corps of Engineers' Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) has demonstrated bioengineered seeds that can be embedded into the biodegradable composites and that will not germinate until they have been in the ground for several months.'

Consumer Reports Now Recommends the Macbook Pro

Source 1: http://www.consumerreports.org/apple/consumer-reports-now-recommends-mac

  • New Apple software fixes a battery issue found in CR tests

    • Update released Jan 9, 2017

  • With the updated software, Consumer Reports that one model of the MacBook Pro lasted 18.75 hours on one charge

  • Now that this has been fixed, all three of Consumer Reports machines fall within the recommended range in their rankings

Slack Brings Their App to Windows Store for PCs

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/721647-slack-brings-thei OP: AluminiumTech

Source 2: http://www.windowscentral.com/slacks-desktop-app-now-available-windows-store

  • Now available to download from the Windows Store

  • Looks to be a straight conversion of the desktop app that’s already available

  • Features Screenshot

Chrysler Pulls a VW, Cheats Emissions Tests

Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/12/chrysler-pulls-a-vw-cheats-emissions-tests/

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says Chrysler is violating the Clean Air Act

    • Alleging it installed software in some of its diesel vehicles that increased emissions beyond what the company claimed

  • EPA says "light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 liter diesel engines sold in the United States" are releasing excess nitrogen oxide emissions.

  • They allege approximately 104,000 vehicles were covered in the claim

    • VW’s controversy covered nearly 500,000 cars

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is denying wrongdoing at this time

(RUMOR) 1080ti Possible PAX East Release?

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/720755-1080ti-possib OP: RKRiley

Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_s_gtx_1080_ti_w

  • WCCFTech reporting this

    • Say the info comes from an employee from a NVIDIA AIB partner

A Facebook Project that uses Brain Waves to Communicate?

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/721692-a-facebook-project-t OP: SydneySideSteveSomewheres

Source 2: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/facebooks-building-8-working-on-br

  • New research division is developing “brain-computer interface” technology

  • Several recent job postings by Facebook’s Building 8 group describe a project involving “neuroimaging” and “electrophysical data” to create a “communications platform of the future”

  • An open position for a brain-computer interface engineer seeks a Ph.D. in neuroscience who can help with a related project from “inception to product” over a two-year period

  • “One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” Zuckerberg said during a June 2015 Q&A

  • Other listings seek engineers who can develop “novel non-invasive neuroimaging technologies” and create “realistic and immersive haptic experiences”

    • Facebook has poached Regina Dugan from Google in April 2016 to spearhead the new Building 8 team

    • Little is known about “Building 8”, aside from its broad mission to develop consumer hardware products that advance Facebook’s mission of “connecting the world”

  • Before Google, Regina Dugan was the director for the U.S. Government's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA

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I tuned into the wan show just as you guys were talking about something to do with Pax east, had a feeling it was to do with the 1080ti rumour.. then I see my thread linked here xD

*little fanboy moment*

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1 minute ago, RKRiley said:

I tuned into the wan show just as you guys were talking about something to do with Pax east, had a feeling it was to do with the 1080ti rumour.. then I see my thread linked here xD

*little fanboy moment*

Lol nice


Please Spend As Much Time Writing Your Question As You Want Me To Spend Responding To It. Take Time & Explain


New TOS RUINED the meme that used to be below :( 

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3 minutes ago, LinusTech said:


Slick Brings Their App to Windows Store for PCs



3 minutes ago, LinusTech said:





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14 minutes ago, Tech_Dreamer said:

totally forgot there was a wan show today,

Friday the 13th right? 

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@LinusTech @Slick @nicklmg

0:00 Intro and Topics

2:18 Nintendo Switch

23:22 Razer's Project Valerie prototypes stolen

29:14 Linus gets a closer look at the Cletus


30:25 IFIXIT Use offer code WANSHOW to save $5 off a purchase of $10 or more. Check out http://ifixit.com/LINUS

3̶̷6̶̷:̶̷0̶̷3̶̷  37:01 FRESHBOOKS Check out http://freshbooks.com/WAN to claim your free trial today 


38:06 Norway becomes first country to kill FM radio

43:28 Nokia 6 Launches. Nokia's first android smartphone

44:36 HDMI 2.1 Spec Announced at CES

45:43 US Army wants biodegradable bullets that sprout plants

47:12 Consumer Reports now recommend MacBook Pro

48:51 Chrysler violates Clean Air Act

52:08 GTX 1080ti Rumoured to release at PAX East

53:22 Linus teases upcoming video

54:36 Luke has ideas

56:05 The Floatplane Club

1:00:31 LinusHasALyfeNowBYE

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Freshbooks will never know.
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lol rip the Switch 


Thought about buying it at launch but now I'm gonna hold off since there isn't gonna be a decent selection of games for some time.




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So Linus, I noticed you and Luke seemed to be rather disappointed with audioshield due to the poor algorithm. I agree that the standard modes are rather boring, but I've modded a 'Hell' difficulty using a tool made by /u/pxrunes on reddit (can be found here). This mod seems to help a LOT with the algorithm. Some songs still feel 'off', but those are far fewer than prior. I'll attach the mod file for you guys to test out, if you're feeling up to the challenge. Fair warning, this difficulty level requires some getting used to. I personally recommend trying Freaks by Timmy Trumpet ft. Savage--for funzies; and Escalon, from the Bleach OST Season 3--for that true hell feeling. Or Through the Fire and Flames. You know you want to. :D


(For anyone else interested, open the tool, copy the folder path to audioshield to the box at the top, import the mod file, and click mod the game mode. I do not recommend using any of the advanced features, as with the latest audioshield update, many of them are broken)


I'll record a video later of me playing it, if anyone would like to see it.

Hell Mode.amod

The Blood Machine. A ridiculous machine for a ridiculous guy.

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