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Mar 18, 2016 - The WAN Show Document



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AMD Announce Sulon Q: VR and AR Headset

Introduction Sulon Q Video (1:04 Long)

Source 1: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10124/amd-showcasing-latest-inno OP: ChevbeeHD

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/amd-powered-sulon-q-is-like-wea

Source 3: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-03-16-amd-technology-powers-s

Source 4: http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/18/the-sulon-q-has-insane-mixed-reality-ambitions/

Sulon Q Demo Video (2:34 Long)

  • AMD with Toronto-based startup Sulon Technologies, has unveiled the Sulon Q headset

    • PC-based, fully tracked VR experience without the need to tether yourself to a computer tower

    • PC hardware is built into the device

    • They haven’t disclosed how much the unit will weigh

  • Contains a “Spatial Processing Unit” that AMD says “combines real-time machine vision technologies and a mixed reality spatial computer”

  • Provides “real-time environment mapping and tracking from the inside outward, dynamic virtualization for VR/AR fusion and gesture recognition”

    • Two-cameras on the front of the headset can generate a 3D map of the surrounding space

  • Sulon looking at a late spring launch, no pricing detailed


Sulon Q Specifications

  • Windows 10 OS

  • Four-core AMD FX-8800P processor = OC’d to around 3.4GHz

  • Radeon R7 graphics card

    • Leveraging AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture

  • 4 compute cores and 8 cores unlocked through Heterogeneous System Architecture

  • built-in 256GB SSD

  • Sulon spatial processing unit

  • 3.5mm audio jack and Sulon Q earbuds

  • Dual noise-cancelling embedded microphones

  • Wireless keyboard and mouse

  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0

  • Two USB 3.0 ports

  • 8GB RAM

  • 2560x1440 OLED display

    • 110 degree FOV


AMD GPU Roadmap: Capsaicin Names Upcoming Architectures

Source 1: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-GPU-Roadmap-Cap

GPU Architecture Roadmap

  • Polaris

    • Shown as having 2.5X the performance over the previous 28nm products in AMD’s lineup

  • Vega

    • 2017

    • Shown as having HBM2

  • Navi

    • 2018

    • Boasts new memory technology behind HBM

      • Speculation it could be HMC (Hybrid Memory Cube)

AMD Announces “Absolutely Most Powerful Graphics Card in the World”

Source 1: http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-pro-duo-3dmark-scores-sh

Source 2: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/amd-announces-absolutely-most-pow

3DMark FireStrike Chart

  • Radeon Pro Duo or the “Fury X2”

    • dual-GPU graphics card with 2 Fiji-based GPUs

  • Card has a combined 8GB of HBM memory

  • 16TFlops of compute performance

  • 4 display outputs

Polaris 11 Running 4K VR Content Pictured, few Polaris 10 Details

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566923-polaris OP: Paragon_X

Source 2: http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/amd_polaris_10_engineering_sa

Source 3: http://videocardz.com/58621/amd-polaris-10-engineering-sample-pictured

Source 4: http://vrworld.com/2016/03/18/amd-vr-ready-premium-program-collides-nvidia/

  • Ryan Shrout Tweeted “I did get to see AMD’s Polaris 11 GPU running PASSIVELY while playing back 4K VR content last night. Pretty Impressive. #AMDCapsaicin”

Polaris 10

    • Sample used during Capsaicin had five display outputs

      • Three DisplayPorts 1.3

      • HDMI 2.0

      • DVI-D Dual Link

  • According to VRWorld, PCB of Polaris 10 engineering sample was not much bigger than the R9 Nano

Intel Announces Skull Canyon NUC

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566762-intel-announces-skull OP: AlexGoesHigh

Source 2: http://www.pcper.com/news/Shows-and-Expos/Meet-new-Intel-Skulltrail-N

  • Announced Mar 16, 2016 at the Game Developers Conference (GDC)

Key Features:

  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor (45W TDP)

  • Intel Iris Pro graphics 580

  • Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) with USB 3.1 and DP1.2 over USB-C

  • Support for DDR4 memory, up to 32GB at 2133+ MHz

  • Support for dual M.2 slots for SATA3/PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe/AHCI SSDs

  • Full-size HDMI 2.0 port and Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 wifi (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 pre-installed

  • SD card slot (up to 512GB)

  • Four USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port)

  • Intel HD Audio via Headphone/Microphone jack

  • Intel Gigabit LAN

  • Consumer infrared sensor

  • Ships with two lids – one with a skull logo, one plain matte black (Support for user-replaceable third-party lids)

  • Dimension: 216mm x 116mm x 23m – an incredibly small .69L


  • SRP for the Intel NUC kit is $650, typical build with 16GB memory, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 is estimated at $999

  • Available for pre-order on Newegg April, 2016

    • To begin shipping in May

Oculus Have Confirmed 30 Games that will be available at Launch

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566445-oculus-have-confir OP: Davehaslanded

Source 2: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/introducing-30-games-coming-to-oc

Games Coming to Oculus Video (2:00 Long)

  • Adrift: $19.99

  • Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games: $4.99

  • AirMech: Command: $39.99

  • Albino Lullaby: $9.99

  • Audio Arena: $9.99

  • Project CARS: $49.99

  • Chronos: $49.99

  • Darknet: $9.99

  • Dead Secret: $14.99

  • Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition: $29.99

  • Dreadhalls: $9.99

  • Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition: $59.99

  • Esper 2: $9.99

  • EVE Valkyrie Founder's Pack: $59.99

  • Fly to KUMA: $14.99

  • EVE Gunjack: $9.99

  • Herobound SC: $9.99

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: $14.99

  • Lucky's Tale: Bundled

  • Omega Agent: $14.99

  • Radial G: $24.99

  • Rooms: $14.99

  • Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR: $9.99

  • Smashing the Battle: $19.99

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: Price unknown

  • Vektron Revenge: $9.99

  • VR Tennis Online: $24.99

  • Pinball FX2 VR: $14.99

  • BlazeRush: Price unknown

  • Windlands: $19.99


  • You get platformer Lucky’s Tale for free with every purchase

  • Eve: Valkyrie with pre-orders

WD Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve SanDisk Acquisition

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566449-wd-shareholders OP: It’s me!

Source 2: http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/wd-sandisk-acquistion-nand-hdd,1-3204.html

  • WD’s mission to acquire SanDisk is nearly complete

  • Investors voted overwhelmingly in favor of issuing the WD common stock required for the acquisition

  • More than 90% of the WD votes cast were in favor of the transaction

  • 98% of SanDisk’s shareholders approved the merger

Broken Baby Food Jar leads to Sweden’s first Unstaffed Grocery Store

Source 1: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/broken-baby-food-jar-leads-131943424.html

Source 2: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/16/naraffar-sweden-unmanned-grocery-st

  • Swedish IT specialist Robert IIijason owns a store that is unmanned

    • Town of Viken, Sweden

  • Must use a smartphone or tablet to enter and purchase goods

  • Stores origin story

    • Few years ago, IIijason was trying to feed his infant son in the middle of the night

    • Accidently dropped the last jar of baby food on the floor

    • Forced to drive 20 minutes across town to find a supermarket that could stay open around the clock

    • Decided to forego staffing his store, and designed it to function nearly autonomously

  • Customers have to register for the service and download a smartphone app

    • Members have to undergo a credit check first

    • They can use to unlock the door to the store and scan items they wish to buy

    • At the end of each month, app sends an invoice to charge users for their purchases

    • If the door stays open for longer than 8 seconds or is tampered with, IIiajason receives an alert

Russian Billionaire says his initiative will transfer a human mind into a robot within 30 years

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/567107-russian-billionaire-s OP: No Nrg
Source 2: http://www.techspot.com/news/64142-russian-initiative-transfer-human-min

Humai’s Website

  • Originally reported last year that an Australian company (Humai) wanted to help people transfer their consciousness into artificial bodies

  • Now a Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov is using his fortune to help make this a reality

    • founded the ‘2045 Initiative’ in 2011

    • Goal to create technology that can transfer an individual’s personality to a “more advanced, non-biological carrier”

  • “Within the next 30 years, I am going to make sure that we can all live forever” “I’m 100% confident it will happen. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have started it” - Dmitry Itskov

  • First part of project is to create a robotic version of a human body that can be controlled by the brain

    • Scheduled to be completed by 2020

  • Final stage of plan, transfer of human consciousness into a holographic or robotic avatar

    • Scheduled to take place in 2045

  • Itskov has poured $1.43 billion into the project so far

  • Roadmap Picture

  • Team is made up from Russian specialists from fields of neural interfaces, robotics, neuroscience, and artificial organs

$115 million verdict in Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit could wipe out Gawker

Source 1: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/115-million-verdict-in-hulk-h

Source 2:

  • Florida judge today ordered Gawker Media to pay $115 million for publishing a sex tape showing Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, having sex with his friend’s wife

  • Hogan’s lawyer: Gawker editor was “playing God” with my client’s privacy

  • Sum may have punitive damages added to it as well

    • Bollea also sued Gawker founder Nick Denton and former editor Albert Daulerio

    • Jury found those two men personally liable as well

  • Gawker argued it had a legitimate news reason to publish the tape

  • Gawker owns several other online news sites: Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Kotaku, Jezebel and Jalopnik

    • Company employs about 250 people

Uraniom real sense integration puts your head in the game

  • We tried it

  • Broken

  • Show avatars


Rapid Fire

Playstation VR to Release October 2016, Costs $399 USD/$549 CAD

Source 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/4akgwp/playstation_vr_released_

Source 2: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/03/15/playstation-vr-launching-october-for-399/

Source 3: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/playstation-vr-launch-lineup/

Picture of Included Items

  • Announced Mar 15th, 2016

    • PlayStation said they’re taking the time to launch with a broad variety of content

    • Expecting to have more than 50 games available “from launch in October 2016 until the end of the year”

Sony to reject any PlayStation VR Games that Drop Below 60fps

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/567558-sony-to-reject-any-pla OP: CGurrell

Source 2: http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/sony-to-rej

  • Sony had a presentation at the Game Developers Conference going over guidelines and requirements for VR

    • “Frame rate is really important; you cannot drop below 60fps, ever. If you submit a game to us and it drops to 55, or 51…we’re probably going to reject it”

George Hotz promises to Eliminate Capitalism by Replacing Low Wage Jobs with AI

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566571-george-hotz-geohot-to-e OP: SirAhmi

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/15/11225314/george-hotz-self-driving-car-au

  • Attended SXSW this year to announce his new company comma.ai

    • Discusses plans for replacing many jobs with AI

    • Plans to start by eliminating all jobs in the global transportation sector

      • Replacing them with self driving cars

    • Says his self-driving tech will ship for no more than $1000, and will work on any car made in or after 2012

    • Once driving jobs are gone, he plans to go on to “the cashiers, the secretaries, the salespeople, those people [that] are easy to replace with AI”

Razer Core will Cost $499

Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/16/11224856/razer-core-graphics-enclosure-p

  • You can save $100 when pairing it with a Blade or Blade Stealth Notebook

  • Available for pre-order from Razer today and shipping next month

  • Does not come with a graphics card

  • Plugs into a Blade notebook using a USB Type-C cable

    • Uses Thunderbolt 3 protocol to transfer data to the device

  • Offers a gigabit ethernet port and four USB 3.0 ports

Razer Blade 14 - 2016 Edition Announced

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/565847-razer-blade-14- OP: adderam

Source 2: http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/15/razer-reveals-its-latest-14-inch-blade-gaming-l


  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ

  • SATA M.2 drives upgraded to faster PCIe drives

  • Nvidia GTX 970M

  • 6GB VRAM

  • 16GB DDR4 RAM

  • Per key Chroma lighting

  • USB-Charging

    • Support for Thunderbolt 3 graphics amplifier upon release

  • 4.25lbs compared to 4.5lbs of the 2015 model

  • Price drop

    • Will release at $1,999 for the 256GB model, as opposed to the release price of $2,399 for the 2015 model

Microsoft will allow Xbox Gamers to Play Against PS4 and PC Players

Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/14/11222370/microsoft-xbox-cross-network-pla

Source 2: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-responds-to-microsofts-invite-to-connect

  • Announced cross-network play

  • Developers building games for Xbox One and Windows 10 will be able to support the feature

  • Will require Sony and others to “participate” in order for games to be played across Xbox One and PlayStation 4

  • Rocket League will be one of the first titles to support this

  • Microsoft notes there is an “open invitation for other networks to participate as well”

    • Strongly hinting that Sony or other console manufacturers could enable gamers to play with friends regardless of what device they’re using

Sony Responded to Gamespot Regarding this Mar 15th

  • “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002” - Company said

T-Mobile Streams YouTube Without Using Data

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/566985-t-mobile-stre OP: iCrushDreams

Source 2: https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news/binge-on-amped-again.htm

Binge On Webpage

  • Starting March 17th, T-mobile has amped up their “Binge On” initiative

    • Baeble Music, Discovery GO, ESNE TV, FilmOn.TV, Fox Business, Google Play Movies, KlowdTV, Red Bull TV, YouTube and more can stream without eating up customers data

    • These bundled services represent 70% of all video T-Mobile customers watch on their phones and tablets monthly

  • In the four months since Binge On launched

    • Customers are watching twice as many hours per day

    • More than 57 petabytes have been burned up without using customers data plans

    • One video provider has seen the number of active viewers spike 90% and watch-times nearly triple from customers

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FX 8800P=my laptop's Phenom II/Ati dGPU combo rekt by 10W and in benchmarks.

"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."


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If you guys did do plan on releasing a LMG Employee sex tape please choose Dennis. After seeing how awkward he was on camera last week I can only imagine how he would react to a naked female.

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Intel NUC running Server 2019 + Synology DSM218+ with 2 x 4TB Toshiba NAS Ready HDDs (RAID0)

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i dm'd you @LinusTech about this. it think it needs an edit ASAP. your release personal info in it

My Rig: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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You'd already know about this

But for CPU specs I suggest CPU-World: FX-8800P

And yes... supports dual graphics =/

ark is kind of decent but AMD's site is almost empty for specs

Soft and clean.

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I like the NUC idea, but you might think about making your own battery pack, you can get standardized used laptop batteries online, the major benefit being that they are cheap. Like way way cheap if you find a corporation that is clearing out their laptop batteries... Then simply get a DC to DC psu, which are much lighter and more efficient than the AC to DC converters.  There are a few issues with using an un-interruptible power supply. Number one the batteries are typically not lithium so they are heavy. Next you have all the converting from the DC batteries to AC which is then converted from AC back to DC for the NUC and all the other electronics, and thirdly you have all the charging circuitry which is heavy, and could be removed by building your own.  All of these issues you could get around by building your own little battery bank! Orr you could also look for a lithium small plane battery, then buy a DC to DC psu, should have plenty of juice.

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One time I brought a laptop, router, and a Belkin UPS to an In n Out so I could work on the router while eating.

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10 minutes ago, cptavim said:


I was meeting someone there and I would have needed to set up the router for them anyway. So it was easier to just set it up there.

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Why not just ask Min to send you just the PCI-e PCB/power supply from the razer core so you don't have to deal with the housing, and then why not use a nano? doesn't it have the current best performance per watt?

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...



What is your budget/country for your new PC?


what monitor resolution/refresh rate?


What games or other software do you need to run?



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