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October 13, 2017 - The WAN Show Document

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OnePlus collects users’ data

Source 1: posted by JuztBe https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/844811-oneplus-collects-users-data-a-lot-of-data/

Source 2: https://www.chrisdcmoore.co.uk/post/oneplus-analytics/

 

  • A post on Chris’s Security and Tech Blog has revealed that OnePlus is collecting a lot of user data- tied to the phone’s serial number,namely:

    • When the screen is locked/unlocked

    • the phone’s IMEI(s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network(s) names and IMSI prefixes, as well as my wireless network ESSID and BSSID

    • timestamp ranges of the when (and which) applications on the phone are opened and closed.

    • timestamps of which activities were fired up in which in applications

  • The code responsible for this data collection is part of the OnePlus Device Manager

  • There is a way to remove the OnePlus Device Manager app via adb, without requiring root.


 

Does Apple throttle performance for old iPhones?

Source 1: posted by hey_yo_ https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/844798-does-apple-throttle-performance-for-old-iphones-futuremark-settles-the-question/

Source 2: https://www.futuremark.com/pressreleases/is-it-true-that-iphones-get-slower-over-time

 

  • Last week, a story went viral that claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhones to push people to buy its latest models.

  • The claim was based on data which shows Google searches for "iPhone slow" spiking dramatically with the release of each new model.

  • Fortunately, Futuremark has heaps of data from seven different iPhone models across three different versions of iOS.

  • Results: The data shows that Apple actually does a good job of supporting its older devices with regular updates that maintain a consistent level of performance across iOS versions.

  • Why then do people report slow down?

    • An update might add new features that use more resources or require more processing power.

    • New apps developed for the latest models might not run as smoothly on older devices.

    • Apps designed for an earlier version of iOS might not take full advantage of optimizations in the latest version.

    • Psychological effects




 

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AirBnB is constructing an apartment building

Source 1: https://press.atairbnb.com/airbnb-niido-to-partner-to-support-home-sharing-in-apartments/

 

  • Airbnb and Newgard Development Group are collaborating with new apartment buildings optimized for home sharing.

  • The first project, a 324 unit building in Kissimmee, Florida, will be branded as “Niido Powered by Airbnb.”

  • The project is considered the first in a series of developments across the Southeastern United States

  • Airbnb and Niido will work together to design new units and buildings that include features like keyless entry and shared common spaces that make them optimal for home sharing.

  • Niido will fully support the costs of construction and retain full ownership of the buildings.

  • Niido tenants will sign annual leases and will be permitted to homeshare individual rooms or their entire units through Airbnb for up to 180 nights per year.

  • Tenants who choose to share their homes will be part of Airbnb’s Friendly Buildings Program, in which hosts and landlords share revenues generated from home sharing.

  • Niido tenants will have access to a new app fully integrated with Airbnb.

    • The App will enable tenants to manage guest stays remotely by triggering services provided by a “MasterHost” at each property who will assist with items like guest check-in, cleaning and linen service.

  • The partnership also has the potential to help tenants who may spend disproportionate amounts of their household incomes on rent.

    • Aren’t these guys driving up rental prices??


 

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/13/ios-and-samsung-market-share-now-tied-in-the-u-s/

 

  • Based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now nearly tied:

    • iOS is up 3.7 percentage points year-over-year, to achieve 35 percent market share,

    • Samsung grew 0.8 points, reaching a 35.2 percent share.

 

  • Android is still far ahead in the U.S.:

    • 63.2% share to iOS’s 35%

  • iPhones account for nearly 50 percent of Verizon phones

  • Samsung dominates in Great Britain with 38.4%

  • In urban China:

    • iOS also grown from 13.4% market share last year to 17.7% thanks to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales — the top two bestsellers in urban China.

    • Huawei continues to lead with a 31.1% share

    • BBK Electronics, the owners of the Oppo and Vivo brands, is No. 2, with a 19.7% share


 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Source 1: posted by GoodBytes https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845574-windows-10-fall-creators-update-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know-out-october-17-get-ready/

Source 2: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/tag/windows-insider-program/

 

  • See GoodBytes’ amazing forum post.


 

FLIR cameras have unremovable backdoors

Source 1: posted by DoctorWho1975 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845838-flir-cameras-have-unremovable-backdoors/

Source 2: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/researcher-finds-unremovable-backdoor-accounts-in-flir-thermal-security-cameras/#.Wd-eZ2COCbY.twitter

 

  • A security researcher has discovered secret hard-coded backdoor accounts in thermal security cameras manufactured by FLIR Systems.

  • The accounts "are never exposed to the end-user and cannot be changed through any normal operation of the camera."

  • Certain now-publically username-password combos will grant an attacker access over the device.

  • Other vulnerabilities:

    • Stream Disclosure — attackers can access the security camera's stream without needing to authenticate.

    • Remote Root Exploit — attackers can execute code on vulnerable cameras with root privileges.

    • Authenticated OS Command Injection — attackers with access to limited accounts can inject commands and have them executed with root privileges.

    • Multiple Information Disclosures — attackers can access/query certain camera files and read other local resources.

  • The researcher reported the vulnerabilities to FLIR, but has not received a response regarding the issues.

  • The easiest way for FLIR customers can protect themselves is to prevent access to their cameras from the Internet by placing the devices behind a firewall until the vendor issues a patch.


 

AU Optronics Roadmap

Source 1: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/38.htm#auo_roadmap_oct17


 

  • 4K @ 144Hz Panels

    • 27" 3840 x 2160 resolution @ 144Hz panels already planned for several monitors

    • Production delayed until Nov 2017, release of displays expected Q1 2018

    • 32" version planned but not for panel production until Q3 2018 - displays not likely until Q4 2018

  • General Gaming Panels

    • 240Hz refresh rate for TN Film panels including new 2560 x 1440 resolution offerings in Q2 2018, and 1920 x 1080 curved HD panels in Q3 2018

    • Colour space improvements from 100% sRGB to 90-95% DCI-P3 coverage

    • Peak brightness pushed to 600 cd/m2 to offer some improved HDR support

    • Pushing response times further

  • Curved Gaming Panels

    • 35" VA with 3440 x 1440, 120Hz and moderate HDR support planned for production January 2018

    • 35" VA with 3440 x 1440, 200Hz and full HDR support now delayed until Q2 2018 production - displays likely to be Q2 at best

  • Professional Panels

    • 32" IPS-type full HDR panel with 3840 x 2160  res going into production in Nov 2017

    • 32" VA-type 2560 x 1440 res panel going in to production in Q3 2018 with moderate HDR support, but with a high refresh rate option

  • AU’s roadmap is implicitly, LMG’s roadmap, lol.


 

1070Ti Rumored to be a LOCKED gpu

Source 1: posted by Space Reptile https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845787-1070ti-rumored-to-be-a-locked-gpu/

Source 2: https://www.eteknix.com/gtx-1070-ti-cant-overclocked/

 

  • Industry insiders have reported that the GTX 1070 Ti will not be overclockable.

  • NVIDIA will not release any reference cards and all AIB partner cards will be locked to the same speeds.

  • However, price and aesthetics are expected to differ across partner cards.

  • The 1070 Ti is rumoured to cost around $420, undercutting the RX Vega 56 by up to $100.

  • Specs:

    • Codename: GP104

    • Architecture: Pascal

    • Core Clock: 1607 MHz

    • Boost Clock: 1683 MHz

    • Memory:

      • Size: 8 GB

      • Type: GDDR5

      • Clock: 8 Gbps

      • Bandwidth: 256 GB/s

      • Bus: 256-bit

    • GFLOPS: 8,186

    • Shaders: 2,432

    • Texture Units: 152

    • ROPs: 64

    • Power Connector: 8-pin

    • TDP: 180 W

    • Release: October 26th


 

1/2 Coffee Lack: Shortage grind Sales To a Halt

Source 1: posted by tropton13 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845347-more-like-coffee-lack-coffee-lake-shortage-grinds-sales-to-a-halt/

Source 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-coffee-lake-shortage-cpu,35632.html

 

  • Intel’s Coffee Lake launch is facing massive shortages, particularly the K series chips but extending even to the i5-8400.

  • It’s unknown whether the shortage is due to low supply, or huge demand, though the Core i7-8700 did top Amazon’s Best Seller list the first few hours after launch.

 

2/2 Intel’s "Game Without Compromise" bundle

Source 1: posted by Misanthrope https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845642-intel-encourages-you-to-compromise-on-older-i7s-with-the-game-without-compromise-bundle/

Source 2: https://overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/intel_starts_their_game_without_compromise_bundle_for_older_k-series_i7_cpus/1

 

  • Intel is offering PC builders the opportunity to get two free games with i7 6700K and i7 7700K CPUs at select retailers.

    • Total War: Warhammer II

    • Assassin's Creed: Origins

  • This promotion does not apply to Coffee Lake series CPUs

  • Neither of these CPUs have received a price decrease in the wake of Coffee Lake's release

 

Razer teases its new Phone

Source 1: posted by AG1233 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845340-razer-is-revealing-its-first-smartphone-update/

Source 2: https://www.androidauthority.com/razer-teases-first-smartphone-reveal-made-november-1-806708/

 

  • Razer is going to officially reveal its first mobile product on November 1, according to a bare-bones teaser page on its website.

    • The picture on the site makes it look pretty big

  • Razer says this product will be its “biggest unveiling” yet.

  • Razer CEO had previously confirmed that the company was going to launch a mobile device before the end of 2017


 

Oculus announces 2 new headsets

Source 1: https://www.recode.net/2017/10/11/16459432/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-oculus-go-virtual-reality-headset-launch-rift-cost

Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/13/16464310/oculus-santa-cruz-go-vr-headset-strategy

 

  • On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the company’s next virtual reality headsets: a development kit codenamed Santa Cruz, which features full motion tracking in a wireless headset, and Oculus Go, a mobile headset with built-in electronics instead of a phone slot.

  • Oculus Go:

    • will cost $199, and will ship “early next year,”

    • fits in the “sweet spot” between the Rift and other portable, smartphone-powered VR headsets.

    • “That high quality affordable experience that doesn’t tether you to a PC,”

    • “Oculus Go is the most accessible VR experience ever.”

  • Santa Cruz:

    • Has positional tracking and motion controllers, but its power  is more on the level of a Gear VR

    • Meant to be more accessible than Rift, and ultimately point the way toward mainstream VR.

  • Facebook’s VR chief Hugo Barra says Go and Santa Cruz are supposed to complement the Rift and Gear VR, not replace them


 

Western Digital planning 40 TB MAMR HDDs by 2025

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/845426-western-digital-planning-40-tb-hdds-by-2025-with-assistance-of-mamr/

Source 2: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171011005969/en/Western-Digital-Unveils-Next-Generation-Technology-Preserve-Access

 

  • At an event at the company’s headquarters, WD demonstrated the world’s first microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) HDD

    • WD believes they are years ahead of competitors in MAMR tech.

    • The company also showcased advancements in micro actuation and Damascene recording head technology.

  • Western Digital expects to begin shipping ultra-high capacity MAMR HDDs in 2019 for use in data centers

  • WD’s recent breakthroughs in material and process provides the required reliable and predictable performance, as well as the manufacturability to accelerate areal density and cost improvements to an estimated average of 15 percent per year.

  • Western Digital’s innovative MAMR technology is expected to offer over 4 terabits-per-square-inch over time.

  • MAMR promises to enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity and beyond by 2025, and continued expansion beyond that timeframe.

  • HAMR technology does not have the same promise, since the repeated local heating can cause instability

  • It appears that SSDs will not reach cost parity with HDDs for a few more years...


 

IGN acquires Humble Bundle

Source 1: posted by Johners https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/846232-humble-bundle-is-joining-forces-with-ign/

Source 2: http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/166366386976/humble-bundle-is-joining-forces-with-ign

 

  • Humble Bundle, the charity-supporting digital distribution service and game publisher, has been acquired by gaming and entertainment outlet IGN

  • Humble Bundle “will continue to operate independently in the wake of the acquisition” with “some degree of support from IGN in terms of accelerating growth and raising more money for charity.”

  • They will keep their own office, culture, and team

 

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Maybe I'll actually stick around for a full episode, in the past I've not had the time to watch a full one. But this sounds interesting

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second :P

 

anyways i'll be using this as my shitpost thing now


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About the apple thing, it's not that apple is intentionally slowing down the phones, it's that new versions of ios consume more RAM, and apple does not put a ton of RAM in their phones to begin with. Of course futuremark would perform identical across all phones, because futuremark is measuring processing speed, not amount of RAM consumed. 

 

This is the same reason why a machine with a core 2 duo with 2 gigs of RAM will feel slow as crap to the end-user but benchmarks will show it performs identically to another machine with 8 gigs of RAM instead. Yet when the end user uses the machine with 8 gigs of RAM, it is much faster. 

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39 minutes ago, Daniel644 said:

why is it not available?

yeah this is still a problem for me

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2 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

yeah this is still a problem for me

it was there when the thread was started but I paused it to watch Gold Rush #NoDVR #DirectvNowFail and when I finished watching that I came back and the video was gone

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I really don't know what you do with your windows 10... my start menus aren't that laggy at all... no matter if my desktop or laptop... always open up right on click... 


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59 minutes ago, Anghammarad said:

I really don't know what you do with your windows 10... my start menus aren't that laggy at all... no matter if my desktop or laptop... always open up right on click... 

When using Windows 10, I've found that it demands so much disk usage that having it installed on an SSD is the only remedy to the laggy interface. Otherwise, everything is "slow as molasses" as Linus puts it.

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2 minutes ago, Shadestones said:

When using Windows 10, I've found that it demands so much disk usage that having it installed on an SSD is the only solution. Otherwise, everything is "slow as molasses" as Linus puts it.

Then usually there are some settings to be changed or plain a little system maintenance. 

 

For the start menu for example disable all the tips that are loading from the internet, a no brainer when those are active that the response takes a few seconds, because looking up the ms server, connect, load information to show, etc... then finally popping up. 

 

Then as well after a bigger update of windows always run the disk cleanup with system files enabled to get rid of the update packs stored on your device, may take some time but helps. 

 

For using non SSD as system disks, get a decent defrag tool like the one from O&O and run it using mode "Access" ... While I was still on Win 7, I did that frequently and the boot times could compare to an installation on a SSD.

 

Treat your system well, and it will behave well =) as long as you know what you do. 


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Really happy for Twitch archive now. https://go.twitch.tv/videos/182028351

Youtube version is up now


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I blame Colton / Blame Colton / #blamecolton

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Luke was wrong / #lukewaswrong

T-shirts so I can not buy them like #outofideas -shirt (still kicking myself for that).

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That iOS vs Samsung market share article is such a strange comparison... what'll they pick next?  NH-D15 vs Cooler Master?  3DS vs Sony?  K95 vs SteelSeries? xD

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For apple slowing devices down, it is not about CPU and GPU performance, it is about poor optimization or an intentionally bad code path.

 

During the sluggish performance, there is ample free RAM, and hardly any CPU usage, and hardly any NAND IOs, things are just running slow with no apparent bottlenecks.

 

The same happened with windows vista. Install it on even a modern system and it will feel sluggish even though there is barely any CPU usage, and hardly any disk IO usage. Even under process explorer, there is no thread using 1 core worth of CPU time (thus you can't even think that it is that weird behavior when the scheduler is constantly having a single thread switch cores.

 

I am not good enough at programming to understand the true reason behind sluggish experiences like this, but it happened with windows vista and windows ME in the past.

It has also happened on some unstable android ROMs where the CPU usage is low, ample free RAM, very little NAND activity, but things are slow.

 

PS, the NAND on the iphone 6s is pretty close to that of a mid range SATA SSD, it should not be having such an extreme slowdown through tasks needing more IOs, especially when it comes to UI responsiveness issues. Furthermore, you end up with updates causing almost the same slowness on both the iphone 6 and 6s, even though the NAND on the 6s is nearly 3 times as fast.

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1070 Ti would potentially trouble the 1080, not the 1080 Ti. The 1080Ti still has more than 1000+ CUDA cores over the 1070 Ti.


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I travel for work, am home 3 days a week, Depending on the cost of these apartments, and how much I might save, I would consider joining an apartment complex like it. But as of now, I don't want to be responsible for extra cleaning, or my stuff going missing/broken, so I don't bother.

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On 14/10/2017 at 3:48 PM, CUDA_Cores said:

About the apple thing, it's not that apple is intentionally slowing down the phones, it's that new versions of ios consume more RAM, and apple does not put a ton of RAM in their phones to begin with. Of course futuremark would perform identical across all phones, because futuremark is measuring processing speed, not amount of RAM consumed. 

 

This is the same reason why a machine with a core 2 duo with 2 gigs of RAM will feel slow as crap to the end-user but benchmarks will show it performs identically to another machine with 8 gigs of RAM instead. Yet when the end user uses the machine with 8 gigs of RAM, it is much faster. 

This is correct. Not only that, iPhones use paging to supplement their iPhones RAM capacity, being that NAND flash is pretty fast compared to traditional Hard Drives it is generally a good idea, however, people who use up a lot of space will experience slowdowns as a result: due to the multitasking and background services quite a lot is kept in the page file. 

 

As for the article is is 100% correct. Apple does this by traditionally down-clocking their processors upon sale and gradually overclocking the models upon an update. With the introduction we also see numerous GPU optimisations. 

 

Maybe you and Linus could take the time to read my short blurb on the subject: https://www.quora.com/Is-there-any-evidence-that-suggests-Apple-slows-down-maliciously-older-iPhones-when-a-new-model-launches

 

The googles certainly did spin up around the time I wrote this - and I am very surprised people think this! I would love to answer any questions about this.  

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