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December 30th, 2016 - The WAN Show Document

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Amazon Patents Show Flying Warehouses That Send Delivery Drones to your door

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/28/amazon-patents-show-flying-w

  • Patent filings from Amazon, circulated by CB Insight’s Zoe Leavitt, reveal more details about how they can make drone deliveries work at scale

    • Could make drone delivers through “airborne fulfillment centers”

    • Warehouse in a zeppelin

  • Airborne fulfillment centers, or AFCs, would be stocked with inventory and positioned near a location where Amazon predicts demand for certain items to spike

  • Drones, including temperature-controlled models ideally suited for food delivery, could be stocked at AFCs

  • An example cited in the filing, is that at a sporting event Amazon AFCs could be loaded above with snacks and souvenirs

  • The patent reflects a complex network of systems to facilitate delivery by air

  • Besides the airborne fulfillment centers and affiliated drones, company has envisioned larger shuttles that could carry people, supplies and drones to the AFCs or back to the ground

Picture of Patent

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(RUMOR) HTC Expected to Unveil HTC Vive 2 at CES 2017

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/713490-htc-vive-2/ OP: NumLock21

Source 2: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20161228PD202.html

  • According to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report

    • The Vive 2 is expected to utilize a wireless transmitter to connect with PC systems and come with two 4K displays and a monitor refresh rate of 120Hz instead of 90Hz

  • Meanwhile, HTC also reduced the price of the HTC Vive devices sold in China by 10%

    • Apparently, to pave the way for the launch of the new Vive 2

Tesla Predicts Accidents and Gives Warning Before it Happens

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/713627-tesla-predicts- OP: vorticalbox

Source 2: http://www.eteknix.com/tesla-predicts-accident-gives-warning-happens-video/

  • Video has surfaced

  • New video has surfaced showing a Tesla vehicle accurately predicting an impending accident moments before taking place

    • New radar processing technology was pushed as an update in September under Tesla 8.0

    • Credited with a successful accident avoidance in the video

  • Elon Musk explained the significance of this technology when it was announced in a press statement

    • “In fact, an additional level of sophistication – we are confident that we can use the radar to look beyond the car in front of you by bouncing the radar signal off the road and around the car. We are able to process that echo by using the unique signature of each radar pulse as well as the time of flight of the photon to determine that what we are seeing is in fact an echo in front of the car that’s in front of you.”

  • Video (0:51 Long)

In Florida, no permit needed for driverless cars, Florida senator says

Source 1: http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/dec/28/jeff-brandes

  • Uber hit the road with self-driving cars in San Francisco in December, but California regulators quickly hit the brakes

  • In Florida, Sen. Jeff Brandes, saw an opening

  • "Hey @Uber, unlike California we in Florida welcome driverless cars - no permit required. #OpenForBusiness #FlaPol," Brandes tweeted Dec. 22.”

[RUMOR] Video encoding benchmarks on AMD Ryzen chip are good news - if they’re true

Source 1: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/amd-ryzen-leaked-benchmarks/

  • Benchmarks were leaked by a Reddit user from a French hardware magazine

  • Benchmarks show the “AMD 2D3151A2M88E” outperforming the Intel Core i5-6600K in video encoding and rendering benchmarks

    • 168.7% of the performance provided by the Core i5

  • Only the Core i7-6900K is shown outperforming the Ryzen chip

  • The benchmarks do not list which video card was used during gaming performance tests, but show the Ryzen chip landing between the performance of the Core i5-6500 and the Core i5-6600K

  • Power consumption tests show the chip pulling 93 watts (AMD claimed a 95 watt TDP at their launch event)

Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 per Fake News Item

Source 1: http://heatst.com/tech/germany-considers-fining-facebook-522000-per-fake-news-item/

  • German government is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining a social network such as Facebook up to $522,000 USD each day a platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it

  • German government will consider the bill next year

    • Would allow both official and private complainants to flag content that is considered “fake news”

  • Law would also force social networks to create in-country offices focused on responding to takedown demands

  • Lawmakers believe this bill will help tackle the possibility of Russia meddling in Parliamentary elections scheduled for next year

    • Follows the allegations that the Kremlin was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee that led to the leak of thousands of emails by key aides to Hillary Clinton

South Korea Slaps Qualcomm with Record-setting $850 Million Fine

Source 1: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/12/qualcomm-fined-850-m

  • South Korea regulators say that Qualcomm’s patent-licensing methods violate Korean unfair competition laws

    • And that the company must pay a fine of 1.03 trillion won, or about $850 million USD

  • Qualcomm has said they will fight the fine in court

  • Korea Fair Trade Commission held that Qualcomm refused to licence certain standard-essential patents on its chips to rival chipmakers

    • Including Intel, Samsung and MediaTek

    • Qualcomm has “violated its agreement to license patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms, known as FRAND,” the commission said in a statement

  • Fine is the largest ever issued in Korea

Researchers Develop Nanodiscs that can Wipe out Tumors

Source 1: https://futurism.com/researchers-develop-nanodiscs-that-can-wipe-out-tumors/

  • New technology uses nano-sized discs, about 10nm to be exact

    • To teach the body to kill cancer cells

    • “We are basically educating the immune system with these nanodiscs so that immune cells can attack cancer cells in a personalized manner,” said James Moon from the University of Michigan

  • Each of these ‘nanodiscs’ is full of neoantigens (tumor-specific mutations), that teach the immune system's t-cells to recognize each neoantigen and kill them

  • So far, the nanodiscs were successfully tested on mice and were shown to be rather promising, eliminating tumors in 10 days

  • Nanodiscs increase chances to finding a cure for cancer

    • Other efforts in the field include an improved laser surgery to remove tumors, a vaccine, and an effort focused on changing cancer DNA

Thermaltake Made an RGB Power Supply

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/714742-i-heard-you-like- OP: DocSwag

Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10945/thermaltake-adds-rgb-lightin

  • Toughpower Grand RGB Gold power supplies are equipped with 256 color ‘Riing’ RGB fans

    • Features five lighting modes, as well as modular design, flat black cables, “smart” fans, and a 10-year warranty

    • Lighting modes can be set using a single button, then the psu will remember even after a shutdown

  • Output Specifications

  • Connector Type List

  • Picture

Governments Shut Down the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016

Source 1: https://thewire.in/90591/governments-shut-down-internet-50-times-2016/

  • Internet shutdowns in 2016 cost India $968 million, Saudi Arabia, $465 million and Morocco $320 million due to reduced economic activity

Twitter Wants to Make Tweets Editable, but it’s Complicated

Source 1: http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/29/14117890/twitter-edit-tweets-jack-dorsey

Google and Monotype Launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages

Source 1: http://www.itsnicethat.com/news/google-monotype-noto-type-family-061016

  • One of the largest typographic projects ever undertaken and the result of a five year collaborative work

  • Includes over 800 languages and 100 written scripts

  • Aim of Noto project is to digitally preserve little-spoken or dead languages to help enable global communication

    • Across all borders, languages, cultures and time periods

  • Includes letters in multi serif and sans serif styles in up to eight weights

  • Many scripts required significant research for Mototype

  • Hundreds of researchers, designers, linguists, cultural experts and project managers around the world have been involved in the Google Noto project

    • Sans serif family is “pretty much done”, while the serif is still being developed

The $10,500 Robot arm that Can Build its co workers

Source 1: http://qz.com/874689/the-10500-robot-arm-that-can-build-its-coworkers/

  • Franka Emika, is a robot pitched to be easily programmable out of the box

    • Can build copies of itself

  • Robot is safe because it’s torque-controlled, according to IEEE Spectrum

    • Has sensors to measure strain on its seven joints

    • Software controlling it contains a comprehensive model of how the robot should move

    • If the measured strain deviates at all from what its supposed to be, the robot will immediately stop

  • About 80% of production done on the Franka Emika production floor is done by robots themselves

Video (2:38 Long)

 

 

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self building robot

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Ryzen 5 3600 stock | 2x16GB C13 3200MHz (AFR) | GTX 760 (Sold the VII)| ASUS Prime X570-P | 6TB WD Gold (128MB Cache, 2017)

Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB 

138 is a good number.

 

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When you have an RGB PSU but your case has PSU basement

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5 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

 

Source 1: https://thewire.in/90591/governments-shut-down-internet-50-times-2016/

  • Internet shutdowns in 2016 cost India $968 million, Saudi Arabia, $465 million and Morocco $320 million due to reduced economic activity

Lol Hopefully this will convince anyone who doesn't already realize how important it is

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I stopped watching the WAN show live on Twitch because they're always late. Also at 28:17, Luke is a little bit rude.

There is more that meets the eye
I see the soul that is inside

 

 

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Rather than using a crappy software like xsplit why don't you get some true production scene switching hardware where you can take the inputs and combine them that way? I know so little about video production I don't know what those would be called but I'm sure there is something that would accept multiple inputs where you can switch scenes and show them in various ways in the final recording/streaming without worrying about software and software issues. I'm sure they aren't cheap but you're not a guy recording with a single cameraman either.

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So, Germany is gonna start trying to levy obscene fines for false information because of information they haven't even confirmed yet?

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Oy vey...

TDP is not power consumption, it's a thermal rating. The way it's determined often depends on power draw, but that's not consistent.

 

The source doesn't say what stress test was used when measuring power, they say the CPU was at "full load" but that's not very reliable. They report the stock 6900K at 96W which makes me think they used a heavy gaming load rather than a proper stress test.

 

So, uh... More completely unreliable and likely speculative news about Zen, woo!

"Do as I say, not as I do."

-Because you actually care if it makes sense.

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2 hours ago, xnamkcor said:

1,000 pixels is a kilopixel, not a megapixel.

1000x1000 = 1000000

 

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20 minutes ago, idmb said:

1000x1000 = 1000000

 

rip

what?

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