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October 19 2018 - WAN Show Document

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Google forces European Android OEMS to pay licensing fee for Google Apps | Play Store

Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/983785-google-forces-european-android-oems-to-pay-licensing-fee-for-google-apps-play-store-youtube-and-more-cost/

Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/16/17984074/google-eu-android-licensing-bundle-chrome-search

 

  • Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe, leading the company to charge a licensing fee for the Play Store and other Google apps for the first time.

  • The changes come in response to a July ruling by the European Commission, which fined the company $5 billion for antitrust violations and ordered it to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and search apps to Android.

    • Google was bundling its search engine and Chrome apps into the operating system.

    • Google has also blocked phone makers from creating devices that run forked versions of Android,

    • and it “made payments to certain large manufacturers and mobile network operators” to exclusively bundle the Google search app on handsets.

  • Before, Google didn’t charge for Android and its apps because of the revenue brought in through Chrome and search.

    • “Since the pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome together with our other apps helped us fund the development and free distribution of Android, we will introduce a new paid licensing agreement for smartphones and tablets shipped into the [European Economic Area],”

  • Now (in Europe):

    • Android is free.

    • The Play Store and many of Google’s other apps, like Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube, will be bundled together under a paid licensing agreement.

    • Chrome + Google Search app bundle can be added on top of that agreement for free but it isn’t required.

  • It is not yet clear how much the fees will be.

  • ALSO- in the past, Google required that companies building phones or tablets that included the Play Store only build phones and tablets that included the Play Store — they couldn’t make other devices with a forked version of Android. Now, that’ll be allowed in Europe

    • Is the market big enough to make that worthwhile?

  • These changes take effect Oct 29

  • Google is appealing the European Commission’s ruling

 

Samsung mobile design roadmap

Source 1: Bouzoo https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984858-samsung-shows-of-their-mobile-phone-design-direction-in-2019-and-its-huge/

Source 2: https://gizmodo.com/the-fancy-display-tech-samsung-apparently-wants-for-its-1829867330

 

  • Yesterday, Samsung Display invited about 20 customers to hold the "2018 Samsung OLED Forum" at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel in China.

  • Samsung revealed a roadmap focused on burying components under the screen:

    • Fingerprint under screen (FoD)

    • under-screen sensor (including camera) technology. (under panel sensor, UPS)

    • vibrations that emanate from screen (haptics on display, HoD)

    • screen sound technology (sound on display, SoD)

  • If and when these all roll out, the device would completely bezeless and maximally waterproof.

  • Will any of these (other than FoD) make it into the S10?


 

(KEEP FOR NEXT WEEK)Discord ToS update revokes users' right to sue

Source 1: adjd https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984338-discord-tos-update-revokes-users-right-to-sue/

Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/9p5uyp/latest_tos_update_revokes_your_right_to_sue/

Source 3: https://gist.github.com/Rapptz/c93697c9d59ec2f0d8071b7d0e907632

 

  • Discord has revoked your right to sue and to congregate as a class action lawsuit

    • you must go through an arbitrator (ie outside of the courts)

  • Without the ability to congregate for a class action lawsuit, if Discord ever leaks your data or does something bad to a large number of users, you have no way to sue together rather than individually suing via the arbitrator.

    • You’re likely to have less of an impact on a company as an individual rather than a collective.

  • there is an opt-out for the clause but you must do so within 30 days

  • This is a fairly common clause for online selling platforms, and came along at the same time as the public launch of the Discord game store. Steam announced something similar all the way back in 2012 - Jake

  • These terms are enforceable in the US but not in Europe (thanks GDPR)

  • Dioscord’s side:

    • (quoting techdirt) “our class action lawsuit system is broken.. in practice it has morphed into a system where a bunch of bottom-feeder lawyers sue just about any company at every opportunity... and then those lawyers end up taking the bulk of the money."

    • “If they changed the barrier for class action lawsuits and made it less about enriching lawyers looking for money and more about fixing things, we wouldn’t be here”

    • “If you want to opt-out, you absolutely should”



 

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

Rapid Fire

(KEEP FOR NEXT WEEK) AMD Responds to Intel's 9th Gen Benchmarks

Source 1: ThePD https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984837-amd-responds-to-intels-9th-gen-benchmarks/

Source 2: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-intel-benchmarks-ryzen-principled-technologies,37956.html

 

  • AMD has responded to Intel and Principled Technologies’ 9900K benchmarks in new slides outlining its complaints with the first benchmark and the retest as well as its benchmarking best practices.

    • AMD released these slides the same day the 9900K review embargo lifted

  • One slide outlines the problems with intel’s methodology, the other outlines AMD’s methodology.

 

ANOTHAH ONE: Apple Event October 30th

Source 1: SuperCooling87 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984477-new-apple-event-october-30th/

Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/18/17978622/apple-october-2018-event-ipad-pro-macbook-air-date-announcement

 

  • Yesterday Apple issued media invites for an October 30th event in Brooklyn, New York where it’s believed new iPad Pro tablets and potentially several updates to the Mac lineup will be unveiled.

  • Why did they split the event in two?

    • Weren’t ready to unveil these products but didn’t feel like they could postpone iPhone event?

  • The new iPad Pro rumours:

    • slim bezels

    • Face ID

    • switch from Lightning to USB-C

    • available in 11- and 12.9-inch display sizes.

  • New MacBook Air

    • slimmer bezels

    • high-resolution Retina display.

    • Priced below the 12-inch MacBook as the company’s new low-cost laptop option.

  • Will the delayed AirPower charger make a better-late-than-never appearance in time for the holidays?

  • Is Apple ready to tease the new Mac Pro that it has said is coming sometime next year?

 

Winamp 6 to return in 2019

Source 1: Warrie https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984099-winamp-6-to-return-in-2019-it-will-still-whip-the-llamas-ass/

Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/15/winamp-returns-in-2019-to-whip-the-llamas-ass-harder-than-ever/

 

  • Winamp is being reinvented as a platform-agnostic mobile audio app that brings together all your music, podcasts and streaming services to a single location.

    • the original desktop app is getting an official update as well.

      • It was last updated in 2013

  • “There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience,” said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Radionomy, the company that bought Winamp in 2014.

    • “You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built.”

  • Winamp has as many as a hundred million monthly users, most of whom are outside the U.S.

  • Winamp: it really whips the llama’s ass.

 

New HBO Streaming Service from Warner Media

Source 1: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1539648581

Source 2:

 

  • AT&A has acquired Time Warner, rebranded as WarnerMedia, and will be launching a streaming service in 2019

    • including content from HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros, and other studios.

      • Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, and titles under DC Comics.

  • will launch in the fourth quarter of 2019

    • Around the same time as the new Disney streaming service

    • ..and maybe Apple’s

  • The new service will include content from HBO but no word yet on how it will relate to the current HBO Go and HBO Now services

  • Pricing was not confirmed but it will be priced higher than the HBO Now, which costs $15 dollars per month.

 

Netflix Originals in Theaters?

Source 1: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1539829757

Source 2: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/oscar3.htm

 

  • Earlier this month, Netflix original July 22 was released on Netflix AND in select Theaters

  • Next, another original, Roma (from the director of Gravity) will premiere on 100 cinema screens worldwide

  • Netflix is inviting other theatre chains to show its films in the future. However, they must agree to a simultaneous release in the cinema and at home on Netflix.

    • Hollywood has been built on staggered release schedules

  • But WHY? Hot take:

    • Streaming services are trying to differentiate themselves with original content

    • Netflix wants to prove it has the best original content by winning oscars

    • Content can only be eligible for an oscar if it is premiered in a movie theatre (source 2)

 

Smart Mirror in retail Change Room?

Source 1: Canada_EH https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/984608-interactive-mirror-imirror/

Source 2: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-company-s-high-tech-interactive-mirrors-set-to-appear-in-tommy-hilfiger-stores-1.4140519?autoPlay=true

Source 3: http://www.nobal.ca/

 

  • Calgary-based Nobal Technologies have developed interactive digital mirrors that will soon be installed in retail outlets

    • iMirrors will soon be deployed across all Tommy Hilfiger locations worldwide, as well as its portfolio companies including Calvin Klein.

      • In the last six months, they’ve closed deals with two more undisclosed major retailers;

      • iMirrors will be placed in their stores throughout the US & Europe.

  • The mirrors range from 140 cm (55 inches) to large standing kiosks

  • allow customers to browse products available in-store or online using touch or voice commands.

  • Video on website shows customer ordering a different size/color to be brought to the change room

 

Apple urges Australian gov to NOT weaken encryption with backdoors

Source 1: DaPhuc https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/983396-apple-urges-australian-government-not-to-weaken-encryption-with-backdoors/

Source 2: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/10/12/apple-urges-australian-government-not-to-weaken-encryption-with-backdoors

Source 3: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Intelligence_and_Security/TelcoAmendmentBill2018/Submissions

 

  • Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government

    • The "Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018,"

  • Apple is calling for "increasingly stronger - not weaker - encryption" as a way to protect against the growing number of online threats.

  • The bill proposes updates to the country's telecommunications-related laws, including a need for private sector firms to "provide greater assistance to agencies."

    • the language used is ambiguous enough to potentially mean the creation of backdoors into encrypted apps and services

  • Apple also challenges the assertion that weaker encryption is needed to help law enforcement.

    • Apple recently announced efforts to expand its law enforcement training efforts for obtaining information from the company within its legal guidelines.

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Kinda wish they'd either make the videos longer or stay focused on the topics more.

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I ask this like every week but nobody responds. Have the Twitch email reminders stopped? I haven't gotten them in awhile and I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.

Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures"2K" does not mean 2560×1440 

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Truth be told, IP68 next to IP69K is really the farthest one should ever need in a daily life use and that is a oops I forgot my phone in the washer and put the washer on a heavy load wash with 2 socks and a phone in it... Tho I should mention if you have a front load washer with that much laundry in it, IP rating is the least of your concerns, it's the broken screen that will likely follow ?

 

Headphone jacks don't prevent IP ratings since they themselves are self enclosed units, if they get removed it is the manufacture trying to make the phone "cleaner" more than functional...

 

Apparently no one in the YouTube community knows not to cross the streams...

 

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YESSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I made it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I feel so blessed that the L-man posted my Tech News post.

PC Master Race

No no no, getting your Tech News into the WAN show, now thats the Master Race.

I know I know thats the goal for all ya'z

 

I wasn't even really going to post it, it just came to me LOL and I said fuck it and posted it.

I like how edgy I typed it out. ?

 

 

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Other then that I was going to rant about the tos thing, they can say whatever they want. Its like a parking lot posting signs that say you cant sue no one, and the uninformed fall for that.

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7 hours ago, DaPhuc said:

HS. This is my 1st tech news that got featured by LTT!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Mine too, although it didn't get mentioned on the show itself, but I'm hoping for next week :) 

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11 hours ago, Canada EH said:

L-man

It is a step up from getting the "L-man" as you call him, to quote a post of yours or anyones, in any of the other threads and comment on it. However I do agree, I bet deep down everyone who posts or makes it a goal to post in Tech News or posts many posts in Tech News, those people want Linus to bring their news worthy tech news, to the WAN show. It is a guaranteed winner of a bet. Aside from that, there is not much else to add.

 

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14 hours ago, DaPhuc said:

HS. This is my 1st tech news that got featured by LTT!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I think this one is my third, but I really dont try, as my previous post states.

 

 

What are you saying precisely? That Linus didnt grace his lips with your username on the WAN show? Now that is an interesting aspect of my almost always right theories. Perhaps that is the 3rd and final step of the ultimate Linus Tech Tips Master Race, club. Getting L-man to grace your username with his lips and vocal chords. It is a three level club. At the entrance, it is a very huge gymnasium offering up american beers by the truck loads and radio waves for music where the maximum occupancy capacity is unlimited.

6 hours ago, Warrie said:

Mine too, although it didn't get mentioned on the show itself, but I'm hoping for next week :) 

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Hey Try to go to Indonesia and build the cheapest pc u can build,  i think that was a little bit hard 

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7 hours ago, Canada EH said:

What are you saying precisely? That Linus didnt grace his lips with your username on the WAN show?

Yup, I was kind of hoping to hear that, but no harm done, at least it's in the document. Maybe next week?

 

 

7 hours ago, Canada EH said:

Now that is an interesting aspect of my almost always right theories. Perhaps that is the 3rd and final step of the ultimate Linus Tech Tips Master Race, club. Getting L-man to grace your username with his lips and vocal chords. It is a three level club. At the entrance, it is a very huge gymnasium offering up american beers by the truck loads and radio waves for music where the maximum occupancy capacity is unlimited.

Wow, that's deep.

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I enjoy the WAN a lot, it has great humor and personality.  But there is always so many missed stories. The smart mirrors and Apple v Australia Encryption stuff would have been great talking points. I really think you need a 3rd person for chat watch and to make the show longer. There was too much time spent being distracted by the chat this ep.

Creator Of That Awkward Silence

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