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December 21, 2018 - The WAN Show Document

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RUMOUR: nVidia launching GTX 11xx series

Source 1: RobbinM https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1011007-rumour-nvidia-about-to-launch-gtx-11xx-series/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/79425/expreview-nvidia-rumored-to-launch-geforce-gtx-11-series-gtx-1160-planned

 

  • Rumours are circulating that Nvidia is set to launch GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1160 mid-January

    • Some say it’s actually GTX1160Ti

  • The new series would still feature Turing GPUs, but different variants.

    • RTX 2060 will feature TU106-200 GPU

    • GTX 1160 would feature TU116 instead.

  • The leaked GeForce GTX 1660 Ti marketing material mentions ‘Turing Shaders’, instead of ‘Ray Tracing’, which should remain exclusive to RTX series.

  • There will be no RTX 2050 model. The mid-range and entry-level models will be part of GeForce 11 series only.

  • Does this mean there wouldn’t be a GTX 1180?

 

iPad Pros ship bent

Source 1: Streetguru https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1010588-ipad-pros-shipping-bent-from-apple-new-feature/

Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148957/apple-ipad-bend-pro-2018-shipping-manufacturing-confirmed

 

  • Apple has confirmed that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are shipping with a very slight bend in the aluminum chassis.

  • But according to the company, this is a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any practical way. Apple does not consider it to be a defect.

    • The bend is the result of a cooling process involving the iPad Pro’s metal and plastic components

    • Both sizes of the device can be affected

      • seems to be more pronounced on the LTE model, as there’s a plastic strip that breaks up the iPad’s flat aluminum sides

  • Affected customers shouldn’t have any trouble returning their iPad Pro at the Apple Store or other retailers within the 14-day return window. But it’s not clear if swaps will be permitted outside that policy.

  • Apple says it has not seen a higher-than-normal return rate so far.

 

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Fortnite sued for 'Carlton Dance'

Source 1: RorzNZ https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1009754-alfonso-ribeiro-sues-epic-games/

Source 2: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2018/12/fresh-prince-of-bel-air-s-star-sues-fortnite-creators-for-stealing-carlton-dance.html?fbclid=IwAR17NFCYxQctBiADihVcs85gATRPiUki6prilQKfeoPCDWIfxjoBMbR5xwA

 

  • Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, is reportedly suing the creators of Fortnite for stealing his dance.

  • 'The Carlton Dance' was a trademark of Ribeiro's iconic character, and he's now claiming the 'Fresh' emote in Fortnite is an exact replica.

  • Ribeiro has filed a suit against Epic Games, claiming he's in the process of copyrighting the dance.

    • "It is widely recognised that Mr Ribeiro's likeness and intellectual property have been misappropriated by Epic Games in the most popular video game currently in the world, Fortnite," Ribeiro's lawyer David Hecht.

    • "Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like 'Fresh'," he said.

    • "Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property."

  • Earlier this month, rapper 2 Milly launched nearly identical legal action against the game, claiming the 'Swipe It' emote rips off the Milly Rock dance he invented.

    • Ribeiro and 2 Milly have also filed suits against 2K Games for featuring their dance moves as player emotes in that franchise too.   


 

Boring Company Tunnel demo disappoints

Source 1: kuhnerdm https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1010711-elon-musk-reveals-boring-company-new-mass-transit-solution-a-tesla-model-x-in-a-one-lane-wide-tunnel/

Source 2: https://gizmodo.com/like-riding-on-a-dirt-road-first-reviews-of-elon-musks-1831197517

 

  • Elon Musk took some members of the media on a ride through one his Boring Company’s test tunnels this week, and the results were less than awe-inspiring.

  • While early renders depicted a futuristic 16 passenger bus skating through a tunnel at 200KM/h, this week riders were simply driven through the tunnel in a Tesla Model X

    • The car was modified with bumpers so it wouldn’t be damaged by the curbs in the narrow tunnel

      • Musk said the bumpers could be fit “to any autonomous, electric vehicle, not just Tesla”

        • Presumably you can’t have fumes from ICE vehicles down there

    • A problem with a paving machine left the driving surface bumpy

      • “It felt like driving on a dirt road”

      • One passenger reportedly became sick

    • The vehicle accelerated only up to 80KM/h

      • On Weds, Musk tweeted: “Next step for @BoringCompany Loop is demonstrating high throughput at high speed. Target is 4000 vehicles/hour at 155mph (250km/h)


 

Edge developer blames Google tricks for move to Chromium

Source 1: GoodBytes https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1009542-microsoft-developer-blames-google-for-the-switch-to-chromium-engine-in-the-next-version-of-windows-10/

Source 2: https://www.onmsft.com/news/ex-edge-developer-blames-google-tricks-in-part-for-move-to-chromium

 

  • The Microsoft Edge team recently announced their plan to drop the EdgeHTML engine in favor of using the Chromium engine, the same engine used for Google Chrome.

  • Now, an ex-Edge developer is confirming suspicions as to why Microsoft ultimately moved to Chromium

  • JoshuaJB on Hacker News has partly opened the seal on why Microsoft moved over to Chromium and the TDLR version is that Google’s iteration of Chrome kept breaking compatibility with several companies browsers, pointing to seemingly anti-competitive practices by Google’s Chrome team

    • “For example, they may start integrating technologies for which they have exclusive, or at least ‘special’ access.

    • “one of the reasons we decided to end EdgeHTML was because Google kept making changes to its sites that broke other browsers, and we couldn’t keep up.

    • “For example, they recently added a hidden empty div over YouTube videos that causes our hardware acceleration fast-path to bail (should now be fixed in Win10 Oct update).

      • “Prior to that, our fairly state-of-the-art video acceleration put us well ahead of Chrome on video playback time on battery, but almost the instant they broke things on YouTube, they started advertising Chrome’s dominance over Edge on video-watching battery life.

      • What makes it so sad, is that their claimed dominance was not due to ingenious optimization work by Chrome, but due to a failure of YouTube. On the whole, they only made the web slower.

    • “Now while I’m not sure I’m convinced that YouTube was changed intentionally to slow Edge, many of my co-workers are quite convinced – and they’re the ones who looked into it personally.

    • To add to this all, when we asked, YouTube turned down our request to remove the hidden empty div and did not elaborate further.

 

[RUMOR] Windows 10 moving to subscription-based activation system

Source 1: Luckyp https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1010423-rumors-windows-10-is-moving-to-a-subscription-based-activation-system/

Source 2: https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3068420/microsoft-365-for-consumers-could-be-on-the-way-with-office-skype-and-windows

 

  • Rumours are swirling that ‘Microsoft 365', a subscription-based version of Windows 10, is on the way

  • ‘Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription product manager’’ and Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription senior product manager’ listings have been posted, reporting to the "Modern Life and Devices" team.

  • The roles seem to involve researching and building an offering from the ground up, eventually launching "a customer-focused subscription globally for Microsoft's various consumer services."

  • The name "Microsoft 365", rather than "Windows 365" suggests this will be a combo offering covering the OS, Office, Skype and possible OneDrive.

    • This is likely to be offered in place of the current Office 365 home offerings that include everything except Windows 10 already, and appears to be aimed at home "power users".

    • The result is effectively a consumer version of the products already offered to enterprise customers.

 

More Digital Assistants coming to Windows 10?

Source 1: Nowak https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1009675-cortana-is-next-windows-10-may-allow-you-to-change-digital-assistants-in-the-future/

Source 2: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Windows-10-may-allow-you-to-pick-your-own-digital-assistant-in-the-future.382211.0.html

 

  • While earlier reports have suggested that Cortana may one day be discontinued or demoted to simply being a feature of the Microsoft Office suites of the future, a new rumor indicates that it may soon be possible to use alternatives virtual assistants instead.

  • The rumour is based on posts from Albacore on Twitter.

    • another tipster, WalkingCat, claims to have found APIs concerning the requests "IsSystemCortanaAppReplaceable" or "IsSystemCortanaAppReplaced".

    • Albacore now claims that the apps CortanaApp.View and UndockingTestApp exist.

  • Furthermore, Amazon's Alexa is now available for download on the Microsoft Store.


 

Signal laughs at Australia’s cryptography ban

Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1009426-signal-app-to-australia-you-tried-to-ban-cryptography-how-cute-good-luck-with-the-ban/

Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/signal-to-australia-good-luck-with-that-crypto-ban/

 

  • Secure messaging app Signal has responded to recent law passed in Australia that will fine companies that do not comply with government demands for encrypted data up to AUS$10 million

  • A Signal developer pointed out that while the Australian government could try to block the service or restrict access, "this strategy hasn’t worked very well."

    • "By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles, or group avatars,"

    • "The end-to-end encrypted contents of every message and voice/video call are protected by keys that are entirely inaccessible to us. “

    • “In most cases now we don’t even have access to who is messaging whom."

  • And even for other apps:

    • "If a country decided to apply pressure on Apple or Google to remove certain apps from their stores, switching to a different region is extremely trivial on both Android and iOS," he continued. "Popular apps are widely mirrored across the internet. Some of them can even be downloaded directly from their official website."

 

Robot was just man in suit

Source 1: Muffin_man17 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1009890-high-tech-russian-robot-not/

Source 2: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/high-tech-robot-at-russia-forum-turns-out-to-be-man-in-robot-suit

 

  • A “hi-tech robot” shown on Russian state television has turned out to be a man in a suit.

  • State-owned news channel Russia-24 praised the android during coverage of a youth forum dedicated to robotics, boasting that “Robot Boris has already learned to dance and he’s not that bad”.

  • The Russian website TJournal listed questions about the robot’s performance:

    • Where were Boris’s external sensors?

    • Why did the robot make so many “unnecessary movements” while dancing?

    • And why did the robot look like a person would fit perfectly inside of it?

  • Later, photographs posted on social media showed the very visible neckline of the person in the suit.

  • Boris turned out to be an “Alyosha the Robot” costume made by a company called Show Robots.

    • The £3,000 costume,

    • equipped with microphone and tablet display

  • The organisers of the Proyektoria technology forum, did not try to pass off the robot as real, the website reported.

    • But whether by mistake or design, the state television footage did just that.

    • “It’s entirely possible one of these [students] could dedicate himself to robotics,” an anchor reported. “Especially as at the forum they have the opportunity to look at the most modern robots.”


 

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No surprise about the pros... They are so weak.

Video jumps to the part that matters.

 

Simply don't buy them, problem solved.

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I have no problems with you going after Apple in the title because they deserve it but common guys, at least talk about the subject for longer than 2 minutes. Looking at timestamps only now but you talked about Fortnite dance 5x longer than about the title topic.

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The bending is really ridiculous, especially after the whole iPhone 6 debacle.

 

I haven‘t bought the new iPad, but as a regular Apple customer it does make me second-guess my purchasing decisions. I‘ll happily pay extra for a well-built premium product, but if this is an indicator of Apple‘s standards for their own products, then I‘ll reconsider whose products I‘ll buy in the future.

 

Hopefully people start returning their iPads. This kind of stuff won‘t stop unless the numbers show Apple that it is unacceptable.

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the nGreedia article feels like "smart" decision after someone correctly pointed out they can't sell 4 FPS of RTX on new cars. Not even gamers are that dumb... xD:D 

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1 hour ago, Lathlaer said:

I have no problems with you going after Apple in the title because they deserve it but common guys, at least talk about the subject for longer than 2 minutes. Looking at timestamps only now but you talked about Fortnite dance 5x longer than about the title topic.

I agree, that is the only problem I have with a video title. If it is going to be named "BENT iPad Pros" at least give your honest opinions on the issue instead of talking about it for like 2 mins at the end of the show.

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1 hour ago, Blademaster91 said:

If it is going to be named "BENT iPad Pros" at least give your honest opinions on the issue instead of talking about it for like 2 mins at the end of the show.

Didn't they have at least one WAN show when they actually didn't talk about the issue from the title? I vaguely remember something like that, in this context it's an improvement xD

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33:44 He did say "55 miles per hour"  

 

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On 12/22/2018 at 3:52 PM, Egg-Roll said:

No surprise about the pros... They are so weak.

Video jumps to the part that matters.

 

Simply don't buy them, problem solved.

How about use a case for an expensive item lol. $1500 iPad, $100 case, easy choice.

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8 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

How about use a case for an expensive item lol. $1500 iPad, $100 case, easy choice.

Hmmm I doubt a $100 case will work unless it is built with better material than your $1500 device then that brings up a better question, is it really worth $1500... Maybe the 3.5-4.5 Million Merkava will keep it safe however.

 

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1 hour ago, Egg-Roll said:

Hmmm I doubt a $100 case will work unless it is built with better material than your $1500 device then that brings up a better question, is it really worth $1500... Maybe the 3.5-4.5 Million Merkava will keep it safe however.

 

I think the life proof cases are made of plastic, so should be safe.

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up to AUS$10 million

laughable

 

"up to" is meaningless! Just to scare unknowledgable preteens

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Considering this new design flaw with iPad Pros, along with the slew of problems with other Apple products, Apple's terrible customer service, and Linus' own iMac Pro repair nightmare from earlier in this year, I would be curious if the Linus team have reached out to and shared their experience with BC Consumer Protection, the Competition Bureau, or CBC Marketplace here in Canada, in an effort to bring attention to and improve consumer protection and "right to repair" legislation regarding electronics here in Canada. As a country that prides itself on good governance and public policy when compared to the Americans, it seems a shame that we are the laggards when it comes to protecting consumers. With a platform like Linus Media Group, it seems fitting that Linus should use his position of influence to improve public policy and public discourse, not just on the Internet, because if it's not covered by big public broadcaster like the CBC or on the minds of legislators, and only on Apple and tech-specific niche sites is really going to matter to the public?

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@LinusTech if we're using this thread for the Dec 28th WAN show, you probably sprained your MCL. That's why it's nagging. You also likely did it because you were tired. To skip an entire world of neurophysiology & modern biochemistry, you can induce "lag" in your body from being tired. Your Brain & Legs got offset and your knee hadn't repositioned when you made the step, so you put all of your weight on the support structure in the knee. Thus, the sprain.

 

Some range of motion and take it easy will solve most of the trouble.

 

For future leg support, look into doing a set of Lateral Stability exercises twice a week. If you do nothing else structured, that'll be the best use of your time. 10 minutes, twice a week, should keep your knees healthy for the foreseeable future.

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