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March 1, 2019 - The WAN Show Document




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YouTube disables comments on all videos of children

Source 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47408969

Source 2: https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2019/02/more-updates-on-our-actions-related-to.html

Source 3: https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-ceo-says-disabling-comments-on-minor-videos-was-a-trade-off-for-child-safety/

Source 4: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/24/pediatrician-exposes-suicide-tips-children-hidden-videos-youtube-youtube-kids/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7a43fe48c1f6

Source 5: https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/musical-ly-tiktok-fined-5-7m-by-ftc-for-violating-childrens-privacy-laws-will-update-app-with-age-gate/


  • Last week YouTube banned more than 400 channels and disabled comments on tens of millions of videos to stop pedophile activity

  • Now, YouTube has disabled comments on ALL videos containing minors

    • Some YouTube channels run by minors are allowed to continue having comments

    • However they must moderate using YouTube’s tools AND manually

  • Huge conversation right now about how safe digital platforms are for children

    • Other YouTube videos have been identified that splice in self-harm instructions to seemingly innocuous children’s videos

    • Tik Tok fined 5.7M for violating children’s privacy (collecting personal information for persons under 13 without parental consent

      • App is now required to age-gate the full Tik-Tok experience - younger users get more minimal features


MWC Highlights

Huawei Mate X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_c2KGtZP64

Oppo’s prototype… looks the same https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/25/oppo-foldable-phone-prototype/

Hololens 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIHPPtPBgHk

LG V50 ThinQ Dual-Screen https://www.reuters.com/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-lg/lg-unveils-dual-screen-5g-smartphone-and-touts-biometric-breakthrough-idUSKCN1QD0SK

LG G8 ThinQ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/branching-out-to-other-body-parts-lg-g8-comes-with-palm-reading-hand-id/

Energizer 18,000 mAh phone



  • Talking point


Huawei CFO will be extradited to US

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/01/canadian-government-allows-huawei-cfos-us-extradition-case-to-proceed-%E2%80%A8/

Huawei pleads not guilty to T-Mobile IP theft: https://www.techradar.com/news/huawei-fights-back-against-us-with-newspaper-ad-and-not-guilty-plea

Full page Ad: https://twitter.com/AdamJanofsky/status/1101141848578506752


  • Meng Wanzhou has been held in Vancouver over alleged violations of U.S. trade sanctions with Iran - govt. Announced it will grant the US’s request for extradition

    • Wanzhou is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei

    • Her attorneys maintain she has done nothing wrong and that the US and Canada’s actions are illegal

  • Separately, Huawei pleaded not guilty to charges of IP theft made by T-Mobile

    • US ISP claims that in 2014, Huawei stole tech related to T-Mobile’s phone testing robot, “Tappy”

    • Huawei blamed rogue elements within its organization for the theft - but this is only ONE report out of many that accuse the company of attempted IP theft

  • Huawei took out a full page newspaper ad in several major US newspapers defending themselves against numerous accusations from the international community

    • “Don’t believe everything you hear”

    • Notes they operate in more than 170 countries, and in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous regions - the Arctic Circle, the Sahara, South American rainforests, even Mount Everest

    • They support University RESEARCH programs in the US, they MUST BE GOOD!

    • Invites members of the US media to visit Huawei campuses and meet employees



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

Rapid Fire

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1038616-usb-32-gen-2x2-rebranding/

Source 2: https://www.usb.org/sites/default/files/usb_3_2_language_product_and_packaging_guidelines_final.pdf


  • The USB-IF is an idiot

    • They’re an organization, technically, and organizations can’t really be idiots

      • But if we’re being serious

        • Only an idiot would come up with this

          • So dumb

            • ugh

Vice Media shuts down same-name YouTuber with no notice

Source 1: Vice Media shut down YouTuber “Vice”’s channel without notice



  • Gaming YouTuber “Vice” has been on YouTube for about a year, gained over 12K subscribers

    • Woke up one morning to find his channel deleted

    • No warning or notice from Vice

    • What’s happening to the world - similar to the whole Verge debacle


Samsung including screen protector with Galaxy S10(non-e)

Source 1: https://www.kitguru.net/lifestyle/mobile/matthew-wilson/samsung-to-ship-galaxy-s10-and-s10-with-pre-installed-screen-protector/

  • Apparently the Ultrasonic fingerprint reader will not work properly with many third-party screen protectors, so Samsung included a compatible one in the box

    • S10e doesn’t get one because it doesn’t have an Ultrasonic FingerPrint Reader because it’s a peasant phone for potato plebs

Android on Nintendo Switch??

Source 1: https://twitter.com/langer_hans/status/1099436381791752192


  • … y tho


Microsoft bringing Xbox games to Windows?

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/microsoft-takes-a-big-step-towards-putting-xbox-games-on-windows/

  • A special version of State of Decay was included with Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds, users were asked to evaluate

    • Users poking around discovered the game file was a .xvc file, the same type used to run Xbox games

    • The game was also being downloaded from Xbox game servers rather than the Windows Store

  • Microsoft is apparently making some major moves to diversify their services

    • Project Xcloud

    • Xbox Game Pass on Switch

    • Xbox games on Windows

    • I just want to play Halo 5 on PC thnx


LTX 2019

- LTX 2019 featuring DreamHack!

- July 27th and 28th, 2019

- 11am to 6pm each day

- Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada

- Focus on bringing people together to offer a hands-on experience with PC-hardware and gaming - workshops, activities, competitions, giveaways

- Come learn how to build a PC! Delid a CPU, Learn how to disassemble a - GPU, get some anger out by destroying some PC cases. Or you can watch some of our mainstage panels - check out a bunch of cool retro PCs

- VR experiences, play some games, and hang out with us and other creators!

- PLUS, we’re partnering with Dreamhack to offer a 500-PC BYOC, 100 PC FreePlay area, and Indie Zone

- Double the amount of space from LTX 2018, and double the number of booths

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42 minutes ago, CUDAcores89 said:

I love how the WAN show today with Luke and Riley barely covered a third of what was actually in the doc.

are we able to go back to news, even if it takes 2 hours


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Hoho, finally a true wan show again, we get the doc (THANK YOU for that), we get news on the wan show, we get real good banter, I really hope that Riley and Luke become the default hosts, they work so well.

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