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All Sorts of Vega News:

The first official renders of Radeon RX Vega leaked

Source 1: posted by YongKang https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/813987-the-first-official-renders-of-radeon-rx-vega-leaked/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/71292/amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-official-pictures-leaked


  • There are no pics of the RX Vega 64 Liquid edition yet


AMD RX Vega Fire Strike scores appear

Source 1: posted by Delicieuxz https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/812436-amd-rx-vega-fire-strike-scores-appear-fe-scores-about-gtx-1080-performance/

Source 2:  https://videocardz.com/71090/amd-radeon-rx-vega-3dmark-fire-strike-performance


  • The performance of the new AMD Rx Vega cards in the 3DMark Fire Strike test is about on par with a GTX1080

  • The listing does not tell us which RX Vega is being tested and in what mode (gaming or silent mode?)

  • Common Question: If vega and GTX1080 had equal performance, why would you purchase one over another?


Top Tier RX Vega card rumored to be more expensive than GTX 1080Ti

Source 1: posted by Bananasplit_00 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/812883-top-tier-rx-vega-card-rumored-to-be-more-expensive-then-the-gtx-1080ti/

Source 2: http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/24167-amd-radeon-rx-vega-ryktas-fa-prislapp-i-linje-med-geforce-gtx-1080-ti


  • Distributors in Europe have received pricing for Rx Vega in the 600 to 700 Euro range, or $705 to $820 USD

  • However, these may not be the launch prices, as vendors often give out inflated price tags at first so as to not reveal the final pricing


Eurasian Economic Commission site confirms Vega 10, Vega 11, Vega 12 and Vega 20

Source 1: posted by goodtofufriday https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/813961-eurasian-economic-commission-site-confirms-vega-10-vega-11-vega-12-and-vega-20/

Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/6q2y7w/eurasian_economic_commission_site_confirms_vega/


  • A look at the Eurasian Economic Commission’s website gives us a glimpse at what we might expect to be coming down the pike from AMD’s Vega line

  • 45 vega products have been registered by AMD under the Vega product line




Intel Core-X Series: Full Specs Leaked

Source 1: posted by HKZeroFive https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/813910-intel-core-x-series-full-specs-revealed/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/71269/intel-core-x-series-full-specs-revealed


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R.I.P. Flash 2000-2020

Source 1:  posted by GoodBytes https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/812466-adobe-pulls-the-plug-on-flash-rip-flash-2000-2020/

Source 2:  https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16026236/adobe-flash-end-of-support-2020


  • Adobe is finally planning to kill off Flash once and for all. removing support for it fully by the end of 2020.

  • “We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats,”

  • HTML5 standards have been implemented across all modern web browsers, obviating the need for Flash.

    • Microsoft says it plans to disable Flash by default in Edge and Internet Explorer in mid to late 2019, with a full removal from all supported versions of Windows by 2020

    • Google will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years

    • Firefox users will be able to choose which websites are able to run Flash and allow Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) users to keep using Flash until the end of 2020

    • Apple is also supportive of the 2020 end of life for Flash, and Safari currently requires explicit approval on each website even when Mac users opt to install Flash.

  • An end to Flash will bring with it improvements in security and battery life on laptops and other mobile devices that still support the web technology.


What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week.


Rapid Fire


Majority Share in Corsair SOLD to investors

Source 1: posted by geomaster337 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/813240-corsair-confirms-eagletree-acquisition/#comment-10204941

Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11666/eagletree-and-partners-acquire-majority-stake-in-corsair-for-525-million


  • Since 1994, Corsair has expanded to many product verticals, a process that requires a lot of money.

  • back in 2013 Corsair received $75 million in strategic investments from Francisco Partners.

  • Today, further growth and increased competition from companies like Razer and other brands require additional investment- Corsair is getting it from EagleTree, Investment Management Corp of Ontario, and Honeywell.

    • Corsair considers its PC business a significant growth opportunity and will therefore likely continue to invest in it.

  • The three investors will buy a majority stake in Corsair from Francisco Partners and several minority shareholders for $525 million.

  • Since the deal is conducted between private equities, they are not disclosing how much money will be paid to Francisco Partners, nor how much will go into Corsair's coffers

  • Andy Paul. founder and CEO of Corsair. and other managers of the company will continue to control a significant stake in Corsair

  • The transaction is expected to close in the next few months


NCIX Retail Stores in Ontario Closed for Good

Source 1: posted by slavic cc https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/814134-ncix-retail-stores-in-ontario-closed-for-good/

Source 2:


  • NCIX will be exiting the Ontario retail market and downsizing the Markham warehouse operations starting this week

  • Some staff were reportedly given little to no notice that the store would be closing, and were instructed to begin moving clearing out the building of NCIX materials immediately.


Usb 3.2 announced

Source 1: posted by https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/812900-usb-32-announced/

Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/235504/usb-3-0-promoter-group-announces-usb-3-2-specification


  • The new USB specs allow USB 3.2 to operate as a multi-lane solution, compared to the current USB which is single lane only.

  • Existing USB Type C cables have been designed with multi lane support, now USB 3.2 hosts and devices will too, allowing for up to two lanes of 5 Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation.

  • A USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will now be capable of realizing over 2 GB/s data transfer performance over an existing USB Type-C cable that is certified for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps.


Car Wash Hack Can Trap Passengers, Douse Them With Water

Source 1:  posted by hey_yo_ https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/813743-proof-of-concept-car-wash-hack-can-strike-vehicle-trap-passengers-douse-them-with-water/

Source 2: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjxe33/car-wash-hack-can-smash-vehicle-trap-passengers-douse-them-with-water


  • A group of security researchers have found vulnerabilities in internet-connected drive-through car washes that would let hackers remotely hijack the systems to physically attack vehicles and their occupants.

  • The vulnerabilities would let an attacker open and close the bay doors on a car wash to trap vehicles inside the chamber, or strike them with the doors, damaging them and possibly injuring occupants.

  • "We believe this to be the first exploit of a connected device that causes the device to physically attack someone

  • An attacker can send an instantaneous command to close one or both doors to trap the vehicle inside, or open and close one door repeatedly to strike the vehicle a number of times as a driver tries to flee.

  • The systems run on Windows CE and have a built-in web server that lets technicians configure and monitor them over the internet

  • The researchers became interested in car washes after hearing about an accident that occurred years ago where technicians misconfigured one in a way that caused the mechanical arm to strike a minivan and douse the family inside with water

    • The driver damaged the vehicle and car wash as he accelerated quickly to escape.

  • Software-based safety mechanisms prevent the doors from closing on vehicles, and the arm from hitting vehicles normally, but they were able to disable these.


Twitter tests automatic Tweet promotion service

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/28/twitter-tests-a-99-monthly-automatic-tweet-promotion-service/


  • Power-users and brands may be interested to know that Twitter has begun testing a service that automatically amplifies your tweets and profile for a full 30 day for a flat $99 fee.

  • The promotion includes analytics, so that you can see how much additional reach, engagement and followers the campaign is driving.

  • Twitter’s pitch for the service is that it’s extremely low friction – there’s no need to create any dedicated ads. It’s also low commitment, as participants can cancel at any time

  • Since it’s just in beta, Twitter is giving participants the first 30 days free, with the $99 monthly fee applied after that.

  • It’s invite-only for now

  • Twitter added 0 new users last quarter


Now you can buy solar energy from your neighbour on a blockchain

Source 1: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-28/new-way-go-local-buy-solar-energy-your-neighbors


  • New York-based startup LO3 aims to help electricity users buy energy from their energy-producing neighbors, using smart meters and an app.

  • “The Brooklyn Microgrid project is the idea that we can now allow peer-to-peer transactions of energy and energy attributes across the grid,” says Scott Kessler, director of business development at LO3 Energy.

  • “So, if you’re producing via solar panels, via wind, whatever energy-generation resource you might have, you can now actually transact with your neighbor,” keeping the energy’s environmental and economic impact in the community.  

  • about 60 microgrid meters have already been installed at energy-producing buildings across Brooklyn, and around 350 people have signed up to participate.

  • The project doesn’t involve rewiring the physical grid, he explains; it just tweaks how electricity is bought and sold.

  • consumers will set the price they’re willing to pay for different types of energy, including community-produced solar.

  • There’s also mention of “negawatts.” where you’re paid to turn your water heater and other energy drains off.


Using eye-smiles to predict the state of your whole face in VR

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/28/using-eye-smiles-to-predict-the-state-of-your-whole-face-in-vr/


  • Google Research just published a project that attempts to track expressions solely by looking at your eyes inside the headset.

  • Using imagery of the shape of the exposed eye, direction of gaze, eyebrows, and wrinkles,Google has developed a deep learning system can figure out a few basic expressions and degrees thereof with decent accuracy.

    • “Happiness” and “surprise” are there, but the data isn’t rich enough to detect “schadenfreude” or “mischief.”

  • The idea is that with minimal monitoring tools — eye tracking cameras inside headsets, which seem inevitable — you can get at least a bare-bones feel for what a user’s face is doing in real time.

    • Useful in virtual hang out apps


Tax evaders must now fear Instagram

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/instagram-posts-will-soon-help-sniff-out-tax-evaders-in-india


  • Starting next month, India’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to match residents’ spending patterns with income declarations.

  • Officials will be able to spot those who pay too little tax without raiding offices and homes as they currently do

    • This will also put an end to harassment by tax officials as there will be no public interface.

    • Perceived randomness in scrutiny will come to an end."

  • In 2016 only 37 million of India’s 1.3 billion people filed tax returns (<3%)

  • India’s efforts resemble the U.K.’s ‘Connect,’ which is estimated to have cost some 100 million pounds.

    • Since its inception in 2010, it has prevented the loss of $5.4 billion in revenue and

    • the number of criminal prosecutions has risen to 1,165 from 165 a year


Amazon launches parcel delivery lockers for apartment buildings

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/27/amazon-launches-the-hub-parcel-delivery-lockers-for-apartment-buildings/


  • Amazon has quietly unveiled a new service called The Hub- lockers designed to be installed in multi-tenant dwellings so that residents can receive bulky packages and pick them up at flexible times.

  • Key to the service is that Amazon is offering it as a delivery option for packages from anyone, not just Amazon and its affiliates.

  • The lockers come in indoor and outdoor versions, and open by way of a digital keypad

  • The Hub is described as “modular system that can be easily installed at a variety of properties.”

    • It comes in two sizes, a Starter Hub that is 6 feet wide with 42 compartments; and an Expander Segment to add 23 more compartments.

    • “The modules link to each other to provide the right capacity for your property’s needs,”

    • “All compartment sizes and layouts are pre-configured, so there’s no need to guess what type of compartments you’ll need.”


YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service

Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/26/16048084/youtube-red-google-play-music-merging


  • YouTube's head of music confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to create a new streaming offering

  • Executives have stated the company needed to merge the two services to help educate consumers and bring in new subscribers.

  • Right now, YouTube’s music ecosystem is unnecessarily complicated.

    • There’s YouTube Red, which removes ads from videos and lets you save them offline, while also giving you access to Google Play Music for free.

    • Then there’s YouTube Music, which anyone can use, but it gets better if you’re signed up for YouTube Red.

    • And YouTube TV is an entirely separate thing — but it’s not available everywhere yet.

  • Google combined the teams working on the two streaming services earlier this year.

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4 minutes ago, Slick said:

YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service

Just when you thought Google was done killing YouTube already...

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Last time I was this early LMG thumbnails were not ridiculous


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Linus: Google translate has gotten really good.

meanwhile i use google translate on chinese websites and it looks like total gibberish :S

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Who's the guy who spits on the floor around 6:24?  Somebody commented on it in the Youtube page and now I can't unsee it.  It even looks like he makes sure he's on camera before doing it.

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