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We have just posted up Episode #437 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing AT&T and Time Warner merge to form the Borg, Tesla says toodaloo to 9% of their employees, and, sigh, more Bitcoin news. We have those stories and more...


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ZTE Might be Back! Or Maybe Not. Who Really Knows?


Telsa Says Goodbye to 9% of Their Workforce


AMD Chief GPU Designer Moves to Intel


Bitcoin Exchange Loses Another $40 Million in Hack


$1.1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Stolen so far in 2018


Bitcoin Hasn't Bottomed Out Yet


AT&T + Time Warner Merger Approved


Yahoo Messenger is Closing the Doors


iPhone X2 Ditching the Lightning Port?



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General Hardware / AMD Shows off Ryzen 2nd Gen
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:38:43 am »
AMD has been on a roll and if you've been keeping up with Computex news, they've helped Intel look really, really bad. AMD announced their Ryzen 2 line and showed off plenty of working Threadripper 2nd Gen systems running an incredible 32-core processor (64-threads). 

    

After the announcement, Intel quickly showed off some 28-core madness, that was cooled by industrial cooling systems. After people started laughing at them, they pulled all of the systems as clearly they just were trying to keep up with AMD and show they had something nifty as well (Spoiler: They don't). The 32-Core Threadripper is cooled by air - although it is a beefy cooler.

    

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Operating Systems & Software / Yahoo Messenger Gets Axed on July 17
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:24:11 am »
AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was discontinued last October by Yahoo (Oath) and now Yahoo is killing its own messenging platform. Yahoo Messenger has been around for years, but they can't compete with Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat and others. The thing is, Yahoo is directing people to another messenger app they started testing a while ago called Squirrel. It's beta and invite only, but you can request access here. I have no idea why they'd kill one to start another. It makes as much sense as Google having three messaging apps for Android. None.

   “There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company writes. “We’re constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel (currently in beta).” Squirrel is a group messaging app Yahoo started testing last month.Source: TechCrunch

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General Hardware / Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomms's PC Chip
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:14:04 am »
Qualcomm has been doing a lot of awesome things over the past few years in terms of chip designs. They have built most of the smartphone processors as well as a ton of IoT chips, VR Headsets and a bunch of wearable processors as well. They really have a solid product line with their Snapdragon processors and they are in virtually all flagship devices. They've just stepped up their game again and released the Snapdragon 850 - a chip that is designed entirely for Windows PCs that support ARM. The beauty of this chip is that it is clocked in a 2.96GHz and the chip includes a camera processor that captures 4K and HDR. In addition to those nifty tidbits, it also includes Qualcomms X20 LTE modem that enables 1.2Gbps transfer speeds, and up to 25 hours of battery life on a thin-and-light PC. Zing!

   So how is a made-for-PC chipset different from one for a phone? Not much, really. Since the Snapdragon 850 is meant to be used in devices bigger than a smartphone (like laptops and convertibles), it can run at higher clock speeds without overheating. The extra space in larger chasses allows for better dissipation. Thanks to the faster 2.96GHz clock speed (among other tweaks), the Snapdragon 850 is about 30 percent faster than the 835.Source: Engadget

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We have just posted up Episode #436 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing Canon embraces digital only, the subscription you can't pass up and of course Apple's WWDC highlights. We have those stories and more...


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Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm's PC Chip


Mercedes-Benz Has a Car Subscription Option


Microsoft Surpasses Alphabet by $10 Billion


Microsoft to Buy Github and Further Support Open Source


Canon Ends Film Camera Sales - For Good - Finally


Apple's 2018 WWDC Highlights



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We have just posted up Episode #435 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing Amazon bans return junkies, PS4 is nearing the end of its life and YouTube is tardy to the music party. We have those stories and more...


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Amazon Bans Return Junkies


Dodge Recalls 5 Million Vehicles that have Faulty Robot Cruises


Cyber Crooks Hit Canadian Banks


Sony's PS4 is Nearing the End of it's Life Cycle


SmugMug to Acquire Flickr and Restore it to it's Former Glory


YouTube Music Arrives Late and With Issues


ZTE May be Saved, but at a Significant Cost




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We have just posted up Episode #434 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing the founder of WhatsApp quits, Sprint and T-Mobile talk about a merger and finally, we talk about what's next for Bitcoin.  We have those stories and more...


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Tesla Losing $6,500 per Minute


Man Banned for Abusing Autopilot in his Tesla


Facebook to Roll Out Downvote Button


WhatsApp Co-Founder Quits, Gives Up $1 Billion Dollar Bonus


Sprint + T-Mobile Merger?


What Happens When Bitcoins are Mined?


"Bitcoin is a Gamble, Not an Investment" - Warren Buffet


Don't Buy the new MacBook Pro


iTunes Finally Hits the Windows Store



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Notes from the Shows / Weekly Tech Update #433 - Twitter is On a Roll!
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:26:38 pm »
We have just posted up Episode #433 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing Twitter is still profitable, speculation on the Amazon Fire TV Cube, and Amazon will now deliver you parcels to the trunk of your car. We have those stories and more...


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Yahoo gets $35 Million Dollar Fine for Losing 3 billion Accounts, thats $0.012 per User


Amazon Prime hits 100 Million Paid Subscribers


Amazon Will Drop off Your Packages in the Trunk of Your Car


Amazon Fire TV Cube?


Twitter is Still Profitable, Somehow


Bitcoin is the Greatest Scam in History


GMail Gets a Redesign



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General Hardware / Re: AMD Unveils Gen 2 Ryzen CPUs
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:37:13 am »
Time will tell, but it doesn't sound that exciting at the moment for sure.

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We have just posted up Episode #432 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing Sega games coming to the Nintendo Switch, Apple's got a problem and it's getting harder to solve and we'll discuss the world's most admired man - spoiler alert, it's not Mark Zuckerberg. We have those stories and more...


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Sega MegaDrive Mini


Sega Retro Games Come to the Nintendo Switch


US Companies Banned from Selling Components to ZTE


Apple Has a Problem that's Getting Harder and Harder to Solve


It's Time to Give Firefox Another Chance


Facebook Paid $7.3 Million to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe


Bill Gates is the World's Most Admired Man



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Operating Systems & Software / Sonarworks True-Fi Evaluation
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:22:47 pm »
We have just posted our evaluation of the True-Fi software from Sonarworks. This is a pretty amazing piece of software that lets you setup your headphones to be true reference headphones. If your hardware is on the list, you'll have a great experience and have a music experience that is equal across all platforms. Take a look and see what True-Fi has to offer.

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As much as I'd like to encourage everyone to run out and buy True-Fi from Sonarworks, it's not for everyone. If you are happy listening to bass-heavy music and don't really care about good quality sound, you might want to pass. If you care about audio quality and are willing to browse the list to see if your headphones are supported (list is growing all the time), you may want to give it a shot.


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LAN & General Gaming / Mini Sega Genesis is Real
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:02:00 pm »
Sega has been drooling over Nintendo's success with the NES Classic and SNES Classic, so they too are joining the classic bandwagon with their Sega MegaDrive Mini. This is a mini Gensis console that promises a lot, but I won't get my hopes up until it's actually on the shelves. The Genesis was probably my favorite 16-bit console back in the day.

   First, there was the NES Classic. Then the SNES Classic. And now, the Sega Genesis is making a miniature comeback too. Behold, the Sega MegaDrive Mini, just announced in Japan to commemorate the system's 30th anniversary. (MegaDrive was the original name for the Genesis, in case you didn't know.) Source: CNET

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General Hardware / AMD Unveils Gen 2 Ryzen CPUs
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:58:02 pm »
AMD is getting their act together and is following up their first generation Ryzen CPU with it's successor. At this point we are all hoping for some Intel crushing performance, but I fear that the latest chips will only see minor performance improvements. I'd like to think that AMD is really back in the performance game, but the cynical side of me says they will just release a Ryzen 1.2 instead of a 2.0. Model numbers, specifications and more information at the link below. Pre-orders are available.

   At the more affordable end, there's the six-core Ryzen 5 2600, which will go for $199. It's clocked between 3.4Ghz and 3.9GHz, and it should be a solid competitor to Intel's similarly priced Core i5-8500. The new chips are built on AMD's 12 nanometer Zen+ architecture, so you can think of them as a slight upgrade over last year's models. Its true platform followup, Zen 2, is expected to debut next year.Source: Engadget

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Operating Systems & Software / GMail Gets Confidential
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:54:40 pm »
Google is working on a few things in their next major GMail release, and in addition to putting your calendar beside your emails, quick replies, snoozing and more, they are also rolling out a feature that makes email a little more secure. You will have the option to enter a passcode to open the email (sent by SMS) as well as have the ability to prevent forwarding, copying, download or printing these emails. This is a great step in the right direction for Google if they want to take on the enterprise.

   The features are very similar to some found in Microsoft’s full Outlook application, and Microsoft is also adding the ability to restrict emails on its Outlook.com service. These features will largely appeal to businesses that want more control over how emails are used by recipients, but they won’t stop people from taking a screenshot or a photo of an email.Source: TheVerge

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We have just posted up Episode #431 of Weekly Tech Update! In this episode we will be discussing Facebook is on trial and it's not looking any better, Spotify and Hulu join forces and finally removing the sticker no longer voids warranty. We have those stories and more...


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Facebook is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company


Mark's Reputation is Hurting


Mark's Not Going Anywhere


Mark Says Fixing Facebook is Going to be Expensive


Facebook to Hire 20,000 Employees to Monitor 'Hate Speech'


Facebook's Fines from the FTC Could Hit $7.1 Trillion


Spotify and Hulu Team up to Offer Bundle Deal


Aftermarket iPhone Screen Replacements Experiencing Issues after iOS Update


The "Removing This Sticker Will Void Your Warranty" Plot Isn't Exactly Legal


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