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- Why is the 9900K so hot? - As it turns out, the 9900k's
die is significantly taller than the 8700k. As the CPU sits at the
bottom of the silicon "stack", there's more material for that heat to
go through. Sanding some of that material off resulted in a
significant temperature decrease under load.
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X And 2970WX Review: Lower Cost,
Many Core Beasts - When AMD launched its initial salvo of 2nd
Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors back in August, it consisted
of the beastly 32-core / 64-thread Threadripper 2990WX and powerful,
but more svelte, 16-core / 32-thread Threadripper 2950X. Those processors represent the pinnacle of their
respective line-ups; the 2990WX is AMD's flagship workstation
processor and the 2950X is the top HEDT CPU.
- The GPUs of the Future - With Moore's Law coming to an
end, will AMD and NVidia GPUs reach parity in performance in the near
future? If so, how will NVidia maintain its market lead? In
this video I analyse the last 10 years as well as the next decade in
the GPU space, and how hardware will change gameplay itself.
- AMD's Lisa Su on quarterly earnings and her forecast for next
year - AMD CEO Lisa Su sits down with the 'Squawk on the Street'
discuss AMD's quarterly earnings, what missed and her yearly
forecast for the company.
- Western Digital's new 15TB hard drive is the biggest one ever
made - Storage density improves for mechanical hard drives yet
again as Western
Digital introduces its 15TB Ultrastar DC HC620. Using shingled
magnetic recording, data can be packed even tighter on platters, but
with the side effect of adjacent tracks having to be rewritten on each
pass. Home users may not see any significant difference between current
14TB options and a 15TB drive, but the increased storage density is
important to cloud storage applications
- Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More - Data storage
provider Backblaze, which recently got rid of all its 3TB drives and
introduced 12TB HGST drives, is back with another round of insight on
how different brands are working out for the company. In the last
Digital's 6TB WD60EFRX had the worst annual failure rate (AFR) at 4.46%,
although the sample size is negligible (5 bad drives out of 383 total).
- Apple Quotes Teen $1,200 For MacBook Repair - Repair guy
Louis Rossmann is making Apple's life hell these days
- Apple Rolls Out New iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds for Developers - Apple
has made iOS 12.1 beta 5 and watchOS 5.1 beta 5 available to
developers. These new betas further tweak the code and clean up bugs.
One of the biggest additions to iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 will be
support for more emoji. Apple is planning to add some 70 new
characters, based on Unicode 11, to its platform. These emoji will
brings new representation for people with options for red hair, gray
hair, curly hair, and no hair, as well as more food, animals, sports,
and other items. The new OS is also expected to enable the eSIM on the
new iPhone Xs and Xs Max, as well as include real-time depth control
for portrait photos. Apple will likely provide a new public beta within
several days. Apple hasn't said when it will release iOS 12.1 and
watchOS 5.1 to the public, but it is kicking off sales of the iPhone Xr
on October 26, and has a media event planned in New York for October
30. It's possible iOS 12.1's arrival will coincide with one of these
- DHS Seizes Aftermarket Apple Laptop Batteries - In the
high-profile iPhone and Mac repair professional's latest video, Louis
Rossmann explains how US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) seized
$1,000 worth of laptop batteries coming from China to his repair
shop simply because they featured the Apple logo
- Is The Pixel 3 A Scratch Magnet? - The Google Pixel 3 and
Pixel 3 XL appear
to be prone to marking, especially the black version of the device.
The matte portion of the device seems to be most susceptible. Is this
enough to scare you away from the Pixel 3?
- Google Pixel 3 Clear Glass Mod Looks Magnificent - With
the colorful wireless charger and NFC it makes an outstanding presence
underneath that clouded glass. Its almost like google wanted to show
off the internals of their newest flagship; the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 XL
is not as pretty inside. This whole project of taking apart and removing the
color on the Pixel 3 from Google, took a little over an hour.
Scraping away the color on the inside of the glass is tedious. Glass is
glass, and might break during this process. So I do not recommend that
you attempt to make your own Pixel 3 clear.
- Alexa's New 'Whisper Mode' Is Actually Super Cool - Alexa's new
Whisper Mode is rolling out now, and it appears to be very well done
- Google May Charge Android Device Makers Up to $40 for Apps - Google
is prepared to charge its hardware partners a steep price for access to
Google Apps. The company is prepared to tack on a fee ranging between
$2.50 and $40 for each device, reports Reuters,
with the average hovering around $20. Device size, screen resolution,
and the country in which the device is sold are determining factors.
Google says it is doing this to make up for revenue it will lose from
de-bundling Google Search and Chrome from the apps it pre-installs on
phones. The European Commission fined Google $5 billion for what it
sees as anticompetitive behavior with its search and browser apps on
mobile devices. The new fees will go into effect October 29. The EU
hasn't responded publicly to Google's change in tack, and phone makers
have not said how they'll recoup the costs.
- Google Live Albums Have Limit of 10,000 Photos - Google
recently indicated that its Live Albums feature, which lets people
instantly share photos and videos with select people, is not without
limits. Live Albums are essentially shared albums that display new
content right away. The new photos are accessible from devices such as
the Google Home Hub and other Assistant-enabled devices. One person can
add as many as 10,000 photos or 10,000 videos to a shared album.
Multiple people can add as many as 20,000 items (photos and/or videos)
in total to a single shared album. People who reach the limit will be
warned that their Live Albums are being "paused" until some items are
removed. For some, this may defeat the purpose of the automated nature
of sharing via Live Albums.
- Google Makes It Easier to Delete Your Search History - Google
today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their
personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct
access to their activity. Before today, Google directed people to their
Google Account to manage activity
- Microsoft Completes $7.5B Github Acquisition - Microsoft completed their acquisition of the Git hosting
service Github. Microsoft payed a cool $7.5 billion for the company,
which they announced back in June. Github's co-founder and former CEO,
Chris Wanstrath, has already stepped down, and former Xamarin CEO Nat
Friedman will start his job as head of the company today.
Microsoft claims that Github will remain independent, and retain its
current philosophy, but that isn't quelling everyone's fears. Back when
the acquisition was announced, Gitlab experienced a massive traffic spike, as many developers feared
the worst and decided to clone projects to alternative platforms.
GitHub will operate independently as a community, platform, and
business. This means that GitHub will retain its developer-first
values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility. We will always
support developers in their choice of any language, license, tool,
platform, or cloud. GitHub will retain its product philosophy. We love
GitHub because of the deep care and thoughtfulness that goes into every
facet of the developer's experience. I understand and respect this, and
know that we will continue to build tasteful, snappy, polished tools
that developers love.
- China Is Hijacking the US Internet Backbone - According
to a report published by researchers Chris C. Demchak and Yuval
Shavitt, China Telecom is redirecting sensitive internet traffic
between the U.S. and other countries through China.
- What Is The Strongest Material In The Universe? - Underneath
the crust of spinning neutron stars, there's a material that is not
only strong, but looks like pasta? Nuclear pasta to be exact. Here's what
else scientists know.
- See the World Through the Eyes of a Tesla - Well, as the
great (I think) v8.1 autopilot footage was released it was a bit
marred by a quickly followed v9 update where Tesla improved their
offering quite a bit (took away some of the new thingies since then).
More importantly, they started using all the cameras and that created
quite some problems in how to capture those esp. without Tesla actually
cooperating. The solution I chose was to just limit framerate on all
the cameras but main one (the storage driver on ape can handle only at
- Mandy: The Art Of Film Grain - When you
look at the noise long enough, your eyes might just start to play
tricks on you...
- ESCAPE ROOM Trailer (2019) Horror Movie - Six
strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control,
and must use their wits to survive.
- This Simple Magic Trick Is Breaking Our Brains - Is the card
cutting the money? Is the money cutting the card?
- 30 DRAWING TRICKS - Have you ever wondered how to make
your drawings pop and come to life? Learn how to
draw 3D steps with ME!
- Movement Illusion with a Twist - The more we
watch these internet illusion videos, the more blindingly aware
that our small human brains have a tenuous grip on reality.
- Presumably Preteen Gorilla Loves To Annoy His Dad - The
young gorilla, Lope, has found the perfect way to wind up his poor dad,
Oumbi tries to lay down, Lope is not having it. Little punk! LOL.
- Galina Dub's Booty Is Incredible - Wow, check