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California high school makes $24M in Snapchat IPO

Source 1: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/saint-francis-snapchat-windfall-1.4008579

Source 2: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/snap-leaps-in-debut-even-as-concerns-over-growth-threaten-rally

  • A private Catholic high school in California's Silicon Valley agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money to Snapchat in 2012

  • They had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capitalist

  • The school sold 1.4 million shares at $17 during Snaps IPO this week, generating about $24 million.

  • They still have 600,000 shares, worth roughly $17 million.

  • Shares closed at $24.48 apiece, Snap now valued at $28 billion

  • It was the biggest social-media IPO since Twitter more than 3 years ago

  • Some analysts are betting the rally won’t last:

    • Snap has a net loss higher than its revenue

    • Investors still don’t have a clear picture of how the company plans to become profitable

    • User growth slowed in the fourth quarter

    • Skepticism for how big the company’s advertising business can be


Uber plans to turn its app into a ‘content marketplace’ during rides

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/uber-plans-to-turn-its-app-into-a-content-marketplace-during-rides/

  • When you get into an Uber, the Uber app will turn “into a rich feed of cards,”

  • A series of third-party apps will provide you with:

    • information about the area or place you are going to

    • work and productivity integrations

    • communications with the place you are going to specifically

    • Or good-ol’ entertainment while you’re travelling;

  • The marketplace will be based on a new version of Trip Experiences, a smaller feature first launched a year ago with a select group of partners.

  • The expanded marketplace is currently planned for an April launch.


AMD responds to weak 1080p gaming results on Ryzen

Source 1: Posted by 3DOSH https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/746289-amd-responds-to-1080p-gaming-tests-on-ryzen-updated-supports-ecc-ram/

Source 2: https://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/AMD-responds-1080p-gaming-tests-Ryzen

  • Some Ryzen users  are experiencing a deficit in performance compared to Intel Kaby Lake and Broadwell-E processors when gaming at 1080p in many top games- even at "ultra" image quality settings

  • AMD says this is because most existing games have been optimized for Intel:

    • “CPU benchmarking deficits to the competition in certain games at 1080p resolution can be attributed to the development and optimization of the game uniquely to Intel platforms – until now.”

    • “With developers taking advantage of Ryzen architecture and the extra cores and threads, we expect benchmarks to only get better, and enable Ryzen excel at next generation gaming experiences as well.”

    • “Game performance will be optimized for Ryzen and continue to improve from at-launch frame rate scores.”


Intel responds to Ryzen by Cutting Prices on Core i7 and i5 Processors

Source 1: http://hothardware.com/news/intel-reacting-to-amd-ryzen-apparently-cutting-prices-on-core-i7#IE2OTG1tQDDwTPwD.99

Source 2: http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/42979-intel-cuts-prices-to-see-off-ryzen-competition

Source 3: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3176507/hardware/amds-ryzen-processor-forces-hefty-price-cuts-from-intel.html


  • i7-6850K (3.60GHz) from $700 to $550

  • i7-6800K (3.40GHz) from $500 to $360

  • i7-6700K (4.0GHz) from $400 to $260

  • i7-7700K (4.5GHz) from $380 to $299

  • i5-7600K (4.20GHz) from $270 to $200

  • i5-6600K (3.50GHz) from $270 to $180


Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti launches for $699 “next week”

Source 1: http://hothardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-production-march-launch#FGD0fhCcVzEgILe6.99

  • Same GP102  GPU as Titan X

  • around 35 percent faster than the GTX 1080

  • 11GB of memory

  • quieter cooler

  • GTX 1080 now $499


Mike Pence Email Hacked!

Source 1: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39148306

Source 2: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/03/why-mike-pences-private-email-account-is-way-different-from-hillary-clintons/?utm_term=.506106177f76

  • US Vice-President Mike Pence used a private email as Indiana governor to conduct state business.

  • He contacted advisers on terrorism and homeland security via an AOL account during his four years as governor, though he did nothing illegal.

  • The new Indiana governor has released 30 pages of emails after a public records request, but withheld others.

  • LOL Many of Pence’ email contacts received emails saying Mr Pence and his wife had become stranded in the Philippines and urgently needed money.

  • Pence knew all this while attacking Hillary’s email practices.


Google’s Assistant AI Now available for all modern Android handsets

Source 1: http://bgr.com/2017/03/02/google-assistant-release-date-for-nougat-and-marshmallow/

Source 2: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/137722-what-is-google-assistant-how-does-it-work-and-which-devices-offer-it

  • Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016

  • It launched on the Google Pixel first, then it was brought to Google Home, then to Android Wear 2.0.

  • Now it's all set for a wider roll-out to all Marshmallow and Nougat devices

  • The timing of this could not be better: Samsung is rumored to be launching its Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8

  • But by the time that launches, Google Assistant should also be enabled on the Galaxy S8.

  • Google mentioned Samsung specifically in its Assistant announcement.

  • How do you install Assistant? Just update Google Play Services!


AI Revolution begins: IBM’s Watson Tackles Your Taxes

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-27/a-famous-robot-wants-to-ease-your-tax-pain

Source 2: https://bol.bna.com/hr-block-shows-how-automation-could-change-legal-profession/

  • Maybe the first mainstream example of AI extending human ability in the workplace- the start of the “Augmented Age”

  • H&R Block has put an additional computer screen- facing the customer- on each preparer's desk, and hired IBM's Watson to control what's on it.

  • Watson's goal is to solve human error.

  • Users of tax software make mistakes—forgetting to mention a source of income or misunderstanding what the IRS is asking. Does a political donation count as a charitable contribution?

  • Both H&R Block and IBM insist Watson is all about helping tax preparers do a better job, not replacing them.

  • Similar AI helping nurses could lower demand for doctors. Similar applications in Law.

  • Can AI take Linus’ job?


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Rapid Fire

CBC says Subway chicken is only 50% chicken!

Source 1: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/subway-defends-its-chicken-after-cbc-marketplace-report-1.4005268

Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/food-scientists-weigh-in-on-50-subway-chicken-test-its-100-weird/

  • The CBC did a DNA test of Subway chicken and found it was 50% soy!

  • BUT Food scientists have chimed in, saying DNA tests aren’t the their prefered method of testing

  • Subsequent tests by third parties and Subway itself indicate the chicken is <1% soy

  • The soy protein that is present is added to spices and marinade

  • CBC stands by it’s original findings :|


How “Game Mode” will make games run better on Windows

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/how-game-mode-will-make-games-run-better-on-windows/

Source 2: https://betanews.com/2017/03/03/windows-10-creators-update-game-mode-2/

  • Currently a game is just another process among many running simultaneously.

  • But with Game Mode, Windows will isolate CPU resources to be devoted exclusively to that game process

  • It allocates a majority of the CPU's cores to be devoted exclusively to the target game, so an eight-core system might get six gaming-dedicated cores

  • The system then moves threads devoted to other processes off of those gaming-focused cores, reducing thread contention among the various gaming process threads and improving performance.

  • The system gives an even greater majority of GPU cycles to the active game, reducing the time available for everything else


Nintendo Shares Gain After Switch Debuts Without a Glitch

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/nintendo-s-switch-goes-on-sale-targeting-new-video-gaming-niche

Source 2:

  • Nintendo shares rose 4.1% on Friday to their highest in a month after a smooth debut of Switch

  • Retailers in Tokyo and Sydney began selling a limited number of units early, while fans in New York and Toronto waited in the cold to buy the new devices at midnight sale events.

  • Demand easily outstripped supply, with most retailers exhausting both pre-order and same-day inventory within minutes or hours,

  • Nintendo is on track to reach its goal of shipping 2 million units by the end of the month.

  • Prior to Friday, Nintendo’s stock had declined for four-straight days as some early negative reviews and concerns about potential defects unnerved investors.


YouTube TV channel is official!

Source 1: Posted by Technicolors https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/745399-youtube-tv-is-official/

Source 2: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/28/youtube-tv-official-includes-40-networks-35month/


  • 40+ networks for $35/month

  • including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and dozens of other local sports and cable networks

  • Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus are available for an additional charge.

  • To make it similar to watching regular YouTube, it has Cloud DVR.

    • Recordings of shows are kept online for easy access.

    • There is no storage limit or simultaneous recording limit,

    • but recordings are deleted after nine months.

  • does not include the ad-free YouTube Red subscription or Google Play Music membership, only YouTube Red Originals.


PSVR has sold almost a million units- nearly double Rift and Vive combined

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/744619-psvr-has-sold-almost-a-million-units-nearly-double-rift-and-vive-combined-in-only-4-months/

Source 2: http://bgr.com/2017/02/27/psvr-sales-shock-sony/

  • Sony thought the headset would only reach a million after a full 6 months.

  • But they’ve sold 915,000 units in just 4 months

  • largely on the strength of the same VR titles that were available for it on day one


Data from connected CloudPets teddy bears leaked and ransomed, exposing kids' voice messages

Source 1: https://www.troyhunt.com/data-from-connected-cloudpets-teddy-bears-leaked-and-ransomed-exposing-kids-voice-messages/

Source 2: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/27/technology/cloudpets-data-leak-voices-photos/

Source 3: Hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxNHgYUz6s

  • These teddies can record messages and then are sent to a device, and vice versa

  • Messages were stored in a MongoDB that was in a publicly facing network segment without any authentication required, and had been indexed by Shodan (a popular search engine for finding connected things).

  • Over 820,000 users’ data exposed: that’s 2.2 million voice recordings of parents and their children

  • Someone took the opportunity to delete the data, and posted a ransom note: CloudPets would have to pay them Bitcoin in order to get its data back.

  • Instead, CloudPets likely restored the data from a backup.


This is probably the Samsung Galaxy S8

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/27/this-is-probably-the-samsung-galaxy-s8/

  • Curved edge

  • Capacitive buttons replaced by on-screen buttons

  • Less bezel


Project Scorpio gets first confirmed launch title – Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Source 1: http://www.techradar.com/news/project-scorpio-gets-its-first-confirmed-launch-title-middle-earth-shadow-of-war

Source 2: http://www.gamesradar.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-war-review/

  • “As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, if you purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War from either the Xbox Store or Windows Store, you will automatically have access to the game on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at launch – and for Project Scorpio at its launch this holiday season – at no additional cost.”

  • The Xbox One version of the game will be available prior to the Scorpio version: August 22, 2017


Sony Debuts World’s Fastest SD Cards 299MB/s Write Speed

Source 1: https://petapixel.com/2017/02/22/sony-debuts-worlds-fastest-sd-cards-blistering-299mbs-write-speed/

Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11147/sony-announces-sfg-sd-cards-300-mbs-write

  • Read and write photos at 300MB/s

  • these cards are waterproof, shockproof, temperature resistant, and X-Ray proof.

  • announced alongside a Card Reader built specifically for them, sporting a built-in “SuperSpeed USB3.1 Gen.1 standard A port” that should leave standard SD slots in the dust.


Blue Origin wants to be the Amazon of the Moon

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/jeff-bezos-wants-blue-origin-to-be-the-amazon-of-the-moon/


  • Last week SpaceX announced they’ll be sending two private individuals in a crewed tourist mission around the Moon next year

  • Now Jeff Bezos says he wants to make a “permanently inhabited lunar settlement.”

  • Blue Origin’s plan is to create a cargo spacecraft destined for the Moon that would ferry supplies, experiments, and even people to by July 2020.

  • The plan is to land the spacecraft at the Moon’s south pole, where:

    • there’s enough sunlight to power it via external solar panels,

    • it has proximity to water ice, key for both human sustenance and the creation of rocket fuel.

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I can't believe a private school made 24 million on Snapchat. :o 

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I wish LMG staff would know at least for once how to tag people on their post. Simply linking their profile won't work

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1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

I wish LMG staff would know at least for once how to tag people on their post. Simply linking their profile won't work

You know that they copy and paste this from a Word document right?

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13 minutes ago, Slick said:
  • i7-6700K (4.0GHz) from $400 to $260

  • i7-7700K (4.5GHz) from $380 to $299


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18 minutes ago, Slick said:
  • i7-6850K (3.60GHz) from $700 to $550

  • i7-6800K (3.40GHz) from $500 to $360

  • i7-6700K (4.0GHz) from $400 to $260

  • i7-7700K (4.5GHz) from $380 to $299

  • i5-7600K (4.20GHz) from $270 to $200

  • i5-6600K (3.50GHz) from $270 to $180

It's quite tempting but I'm paying for my car. 😭😭😭😭

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I see the soul that is inside

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Typo? 6800K must be 6900K?

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NOBODY deserves a bad gaming experience, Linus, I can't believe you would say that HOW DARE YOU?! As someone who's suffered from a bad gaming experience for years and has had friends and relatives suffer from it, I'm deeply disappointed in you personally and LMG in general for enabling your bigoted, elitist attitudes.

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11 hours ago, Granular said:


As reviewers, they are objective to two categories: Best performance overall, and best performance for x price bracket. They don't give a damn who it's coming from, whether it would be Nvidia, AMD, or Intel. Any one of the three can produce the best of the best for whatever product tier.


They may have preferences for Intel or Nvidia, but they have to remain objective, otherwise no one is going to send them products for review.

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Sorry to correct you on your ECC memory comment Linus but some of Intel stander CPU do take ECC memory.   

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If I do buy something wider than 16:9, it needs to be taller than 11-12 Inches. And the vertical resolution needs to be at least 1200.

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On 3/3/2017 at 8:59 PM, DeadEyePsycho said:

You know that they copy and paste this from a Word document right?

Actually a Google Doc, but same difference.

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