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  1. 1 hour ago, LinusTech said:





    Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/thewanshow/the-wan-show-is-piracys-latest-victim-linux-feb-26-2016



    Main News Topics

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge announced

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552317-samsung-galaxy-s OP: crisro996

    Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11077956/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-smartp


    • same 5.1-inch, quad HD Super AMOLED display as S6

    • micro USB

    • support for microSD card expansion

    • IP68 water and dust resistance (allows for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes at a time)

    • Snapdragon 820 (Exynos processor used in some regions of the world)

    • 4GB RAM

    • no removable battery

    • 3000mAh battery

    • fast charging/wireless charging features

    • 12MP camera (down from 16MP on S6)

      • larger pixels let in 56% more light than before for better low-light images

      • camera lens is a brighter f/1.7 aperture, allowing 25% more light

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/TouchWiz

    • always-on display

      • Samsung says feature only consumers half a percent of batter per hour in its tests

      • screen shuts off if proximity sensor is covered


    S7 Edge

    • larger, 5.5-inch display, quad HD Super AMOLED, curved on both sides

    • back of device now has a curve to it, making it more comfortable to hold

    • micro USB

    • support for microSD card expansion

    • IP68 water and dust resistance (allows for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes at a time)

    • Snapdragon 820 (Exynos processor used in some regions of the world)

    • 4GB RAM

    • no removable battery

    • 3600mAh battery

    • fast charging/wireless charging features

    • 12MP camera (down from 16MP on S6)

      • larger pixels let in 56% more light than before for better low-light images

      • camera lens is a brighter f/1.7 aperture, allowing 25% more light

      • can focus up to three times faster thanks to its dual-pixel system

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/TouchWiz

    • always-on display

      • Samsung says feature only consumers half a percent of batter per hour in its tests

      • screen shuts off if proximity sensor is covered

    The LG G5 is here

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552189-the-lg-g5-is-here/ OP: Ninshadow

    Source 2: http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g5-hands-on-674822/

    • Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530

    • 4GB of RAM

    • 2800 mAh battery

    • supports Quick Charge 3.0 but no wireless charging

    • dual camera setup - one normal-angle 16MP camera and one wide-angle 8MP camera

      • the phone stitches inputs from two cameras to one image

      • you can switch between the wide angle (135 degrees) and the regular camera manually within the app, with an instant transition

    • aluminum unibody

    • power button built into rear fingerprint sensor

    • moved volume rocker to the side of the phone

    • rounded edges and slight curvature on the top and bottom of the front of the phone

      • LG is calling this design “3D Arc”

    • Modules

      • bottom cap of the phone can be removed, allowing access to a replaceable battery

      • can add various modules like a camera grip or hi-fi audio module

      • camera grip is called “LG Cam Plus,” offers an extra 1200 mAh of power (bringing the total capacity of the standard G5 up to 4,000 mAh) and manual controls for shutter and zoom

      • LG Hi-Fi Plus is an audio module from Bang & Olufsen, includes a 32-bit DAC and a dedicated 3.5 mm headphone port

      • more modules to come…

    • downsized the display to 5.3 inches from 5.5 on the G4

    • Quad HD IPS LCD

    • features an “always-on” mode that shows the clock and notifications at all times

      • LG claims this only eats up 5% of the battery each day

      • it’s actually 0.8% per hour, but the phone shuts down when it’s placed in a pocket or face down on a desk

      • also saves more power than turning the phone on every 10 minutes to check for notifications, which LG estimates people do up to 150 times per day

    • software has a “drastically toned down UI”

    • the G5 does not feature an app drawer

    HP Elite X3 Revealed - Your smartphone that is your laptop and desktop, running Windows 10 Mobile, and makes bacon

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552342-hp-elite-x3-reve OP: GoodBytes

    Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11068496/hp-elite-x3-announced-specs-win

    • “the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile device you can get”

    • phone specs

      • 5.96-inch AMOLED display

        • WQHD 2560x1440

      • 4150 mAh battery

      • Gorilla Glass 4

      • USB 3.0 Type-C

      • quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 2.15 GHz (no info on the cooling of the device)

      • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

      • 64GB storage, expandable up to 2TB with microSD

      • 16MP f/2.0 rear camera

      • 8MP front-facing camera

      • Windows Hello iris & fingerprint scanners

      • IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance

      • MIL-STD-810 rating (1 meter drop)

      • Qi and PMA wireless charging

      • bit-locker 128bit encryption

      • FIPS 140.2 Cryptography

      • image encryption

    • uses Continuum to connect wirelessly or wired to a screen

    • provides a “desktop-like” experience

    • dock features

      • power to charge phone when docked

      • DisplayPort (can convert down to HDMI)

      • ethernet

      • 2x full sized powered USB 3.0 ports with device charging

      • 1 USB Type C connector

      • Kensington lock

    • laptop

      • no actual system in it

      • has a 12.5 inch screen, keyboard, touchpad, speakers, headphone jack,Ethernet port, two full size USB 3.0 connectors, one USB 3.0 Type-C connector, and a 48Wh battery

      • does not feature its own CPU

      • phone transmits to the laptop wirelessly, so you can keep it in your pocket (once it’s connected to the laptop)

    • no info on pricing

    • expected to be released in Summer

    Caterpillar Releases Its Own Smartphone

    Source 1: http://gizmodo.com/caterpillars-new-s60-is-the-first-smart OP: ThePointblank

    Source 2: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/02/18/the-cat-s60-is-the-first-phone-with-a-

    • 32GB of onboard storage

    • 3GB of RAM

    • Snapdragon Octa-core processor (doesn’t specify a part #)

    • 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen

    • 1280x720

    • supports location tracking

    • Bluetooth

    • NFC

    • FM radio tuner

    • barometer and altimeter sensors

    • rear camera 13MP, front camera 5MP

    • rear camera can work together with the FLIR camera to create and enhanced hybrid image

    • FLIR ONE thermal camera began as a bulky case for the iPhone 5

    • eventually streamlined into a compact dongle that connected via microUSB or Apple Lightning port

    • now is featured directly in the CAT S60 smartphone via the Lepton sensor

    • thicker than most phones at half an inch thanks to the FLIR Lepton sensor and 3,800 mAh battery

    • features a strengthened die cast steel frame inside to ensure rigidity

      • designed to exceed the military’s 810G drop test specifications

      • can easily survive a drop onto hard concrete from five and a half feet up

    • also rated as waterproof up to six and a half feet

    • AND if you flip a few switches that seal the speaker, headphone port, and microphone openings, the CAT S60 can function under water for about an hour at a depth of over 16 feet!!

    • said to be available around June of this year for $599

    Valve’s VR performance test - is your PC ready for VR?

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/553020-valves-vr-perform OP:

    Source 2: http://www.kitguru.net/desktop-pc/gaming-rig/matthew-wilson/valve-launc

    • tool runs a 2-minute sequence from Valves Aperture Robot Repair VR demo

    • measures the systems rendering power

    • after collecting data, it determines whether your system is capable of running VR content at 90fps

      • also, whether VR  content can turn fidelity up to the proper level

    • for machines not VR ready, it can help determine whether capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both

    DX12 Explicit Multi-GPU Mode: Bringing Radeon and GeForce together

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/554748-dx12-say-goodbye OP: Omon_Ra

    Source 2: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3036760/hardware/the-impossible-has-happened

    • Geforce and Radeon cards can run side by side in a single PC

    • DX12 “Explicit Multi-GPU” mode

    • has been teased in previews

    • still currently in beta

    • will make its debut in Stardock’s Ashes of the Singularity game launching next month

    • available for testing in a Beta II build

    • Gordon Mah Ung at PCworld benchmarked with resolution of 2560x1600 with the “Crazy” preset selected in game with these following cards:

      • two GTX 980s with SLI

      • single GTX 980

      • single Fury X

      • GTX 980 + Fury X

    • here are the results: Chart

    • saw better performance with SLI switched off and the game’s Multiple GPU mode on

    • DX12 Multi-GPU feature only works on games that allow it


    A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552946-a-19-year-old OP: Kloaked

    Source 2: http://www.businessinsider.com/joshua-browder-bot-for-parking-tickets-2016-2?op=1

    • depending on case and lawyer, a legal process to argue out of paying a fine can cost between $400 to $900 in most situations

    • british programmer Joshua Browder created a robot that handles questions about parking-ticket appeals in the UK

      • programmed robot based on a conversation algorithm

      • the more people use the robot, the more intelligent it becomes

    • since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets

    • it asks questions to generate an appeal letter, which you then mail to the court

    • can also help with delayed or canceled flights on payment-protection insurance (PPI) claims

    • Browder is working to program US city laws into the bot, starting with New York

    • Browder doesn’t think robots will be debating in US Supreme Court anytime soon, he says fewer lawyers will do mundane tasks

    • Entrepreneurs already talking to Browder about implementing this bot into cars


    Rapid Fire


    Mint website hacked - Compromised ISOs containing Tsunami IRCBot malware

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552598-linux-mint-webs OP: Pandalf

    Source 2:  http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994

    • beware of hacked ISOs if you downloaded Linux Mint on Feb 20th

    • as they are aware, only compromised edition was Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition

    • hackers made a modified ISO, with a backdoor in it, and managed to hack their website to point to it

    • doesn’t affect another release, or torrents, or direct HTTP link downloads

      • you can check the ISO file for specific MD5 signatures listed on this website

    • hacked ISOs are being hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria

    Playstation VR “60% Faster than Equally Specced PC”

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/554823-playstation-vr-6 OP: DocSwag

    Source 2: http://wccftech.com/ps-vr-presentation-console-effectively-60-powerful-eq

    Sony Presentation Video (30:49 Long)

    • During the AR/VR Vision Summit Feb 10-11, Sony’s Richard Marks held a presentation about Playstation VR

      • presentation provides an overview of PlayStation VR and basic development process

    • <18ms super low latency, thanks to fixed hardware

    • 100 degree FOV

    • console effectively 60% more powerful than same-spec PC

      • this point was reported by middleware providers, NOT Sony

      • has also been confirmed by a VR developer on Reddit

      • “PSVR is extremely close to being on par with Vive and the Rift w/ a gtx970 based on the tests I’ve done”

      • “If your app runs at 90Hz on a PC with a gtx970 then you should be very close to 60 on the ps4. And with the 120Hz reproduction applied it’s glassy smooth”

    • PSVR only required about 1/4th of the render target size that the Vive requires

    • PS4 has hardly any driver overhead compared to Windows

      • draw calls on the PS4 are faster than with dx11 on a pc

    • comparing PSVR at 60Hz>120Hz to the Vive at 90Hz:

    Vive = 457 million pixels/sec (1512x1680x2x90)

    PSVR = ~100 million (1920x1080x60 - ~20%*)

    *The ~20% is accounting for some additional (classified) techniques that further reduce the render target size


    Software Piracy Hurts Linux Adoption, Research Finds

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/552429-software-piracy-hu OP: patrick3027

    Source 2: https://torrentfreak.com/software-piracy-hurts-linux-adoption-research-finds-160221/

    • research published by Norwegian economics researcher Arne Rogde Gramstad

      • shows that software piracy significantly decreases adoption of desktop Linux distributions

    • research paper is titled “Software Piracy and Linux Adoption”

      • examines relationship between local software piracy rates (based on data from BSA) and use of Linux as a desktop OS

      • accounts for potentially interfering factors such as GDP, product per capita and local anti-piracy efforts

      • results in a model predicting people would use Linux if software piracy was less prevalent

      • estimates number of Linux users would increase by 50% if all piracy disappeared

    Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC gets File Size & Requirements - Ideal Specs: 16GB RAM + 980 Ti/R9 390X + Win10

    Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/553683-gears-of-war-ulti OP: Mr_Troll

    Source 2: http://wccftech.com/gears-war-ultimate-edition-pc-screenshots-file-size-re

    Microsoft Store Page Listing

    • game has been remade for DirectX 12

    • found on Microsoft store page

    • file size = 52.76GB

    • no release date set currently

    Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC Specifications

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    Am I the only one who notices Linus uses Comic Sans for some of the text in the WAN show doc? Or is that Colton?


    Audio recorder requirements:


    • Good battery life 1-2 hours
    • Mic jack (I already have clip on mics)
    • Not easy to accidentally stop the recording (I don't want to start recording, put it in my back pocket, start recording, and at the end of the video realize I accidentally stopped the audio recording)
    • Costs under 40 USD


    If you want to record on your phone, get a rode SC3 adapter and get Cinema FV5 for Android or Filmic Pro for iOS. Then it is tethered to your phone http://www.rode.com/accessories/sc3

  3. I did a speedtest today on my laptop hooked up via Ethernet and managed to get 20 down 40 up (weird right?). I go on my main PC whihc is hooked up via Wi-Fi (specifically the TPLink AC600) and will get less than 10Mbps down and up. I realise I'm using wifi but this is a 802.11AC card, and also my router is N300, which should be plenty to get a signal. Also I'm fairly close to the router. So is it the Wifi card or do I need to tinker some more?

  4. Theoretically, yes you should be able to upload lets plays as long as you don't monetize since you're not making money off of it.  Keep in mind though Nintendo is notorious for just taking shit down though.  I would either in the beginning of your videos or in the description put the fair use clause and explain how its not for profit.  Even then they still might get ya though. 

    Alright. Well when I start making more of these LPs I'll sign up for the Creators Program

  5. Honestly, if someone doesn't mind playing at under 1080p, and don't have the budget, they can go ahead. What us gamers (and especially the PC enthusiasts) need to know is that graphics doesn't make a game 10x better. This is why Nintendo had success with the Wii and DS, sure the graphics were nothing mind blowing, but the games were fun on them (besides the shovelware). However, i believe that you need a playable frame rate to actually enjoy and play the game. Personally I think for modern games it detracts from the experience.

  6. What bloody great thing to be greeted by after coming back from holidays! Went to go play a game or two of BF4, to find my dell monitor is stuck in a constant loop of "monitor entering power saving mode" and i've done bloody everything, and i can't fix it, like everything and i've been to all dell sites etc. I don't really blame it considering it was my dad's ex work monitor and had been on everyday for 3 years, and then everyday for 1 1/2 years when i got my hands on it, it's gone pretty good. 


    Anyway, i have $300 at the most, would prefer to spend less like $250 but $300 is my max. I would like 1080p, with the biggest size (25"+ if possible in the price range) and to have displayport, if no display port it's fine. Any brand, just as long as the base is very sturdy and wont shake much and would be good to have some height adjustability if possible. I've been looking at some BenQ's and they seem pretty good. Here's one i have my eye on: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32460

    Also, i like the look of this one if i could stretch a bit more (im selling my bicycle and mangos soon) so i wouldn't mind this also: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32460

    Any store as long as it's computer alliance, mwave and PCCG.


    If you have an AMD card the AOC G2460VQ6 is a great option. It has FreeSync and 75Hz for $239

  7. Yesterday, I built my friend a new PC. So here are the Specs:


    Intel Core i7 6700K

    Gigabyte Z170 HD3

    Cooler Master Seidon 120V

    2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2133MHz

    Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB

    Seagate Barracuda 2TB

    ASUS Strix R9 390 8GB DCUIII

    Corsair Spec 02 (It was initially was going to be a mid range PC but ended up into a higher end one.)

    Antec High Current Pro Gamer 850M


    The CPU in the board


    The water cooler


    The board in the case, had to take it out once to route the 8pin EPS


    The graphics card (It looks awesome)


    The water cooler in, side panel now doesnt shut due to our push pull config


    The final PC


    Hope you enjoyed this PC build!

  8. Have you considered the Sony A6000 as a starting kit instead of Canon. The reason I mention this is that the Sony will have more user friendly video-centric software compared to the Canon. For beginners it won't necessarily matter, the canon will probably be easier to learn because of the simple functionality it offers, but if you want to go further the Sony will have more options such as a log profile, zerbas/peaking and higher bit rate recording. 


    Just a thought to make it more complex. 

    I need a mic jack so I cant go with the A6000 and I prefer not having to sync audio