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    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    corporations are beholden to their shareholders and nobody else. Expecting Apple to do something that hurts it for the sake of humanity is like expecting someone to cut off their foot because you’ve asked nicely.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is real

    Given that the 3090 is going for a smidge under $4,000 in Canada I find it hard to care about a 3090ti.
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    Alphabet's Wing to pass 100,000 drone delivery milestone this week

    I'll wager you'll be facing some pretty insane lawsuits if you start shooting drones out of the sky. I'm not actually sure why you feel the need to destroy other people's property, sounds like you may have unresolved anger management issues.
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    Here is why Spacex's Starlink should work:

    Ordered this for the cottage. Pretty expensive but beats the hell out of xplorenet and using my data plan. they don’t have an eta on when they’ll ship my dish though....
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    Nintendo Switch “Pro” GPU to be Based on Volta Architecture; 4K Support, Massive Performance Improve

    I haven’t touched My Switch since December 2018. They came out big with BotW and Odyssey, which I loved, but they haven’t released anything that appealed to me in over 2 years.
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    EA Announces Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Kills me that I just played through the original trilogy a few months ago. I'll probably end up picking it up anyway and maybe start a renegade femshep playthrough. This is what happens when you skip out on mocap and just try to hand animate everything.
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    Brace yourself for ray tracing in new games being AMD or Nvidia exclusive

    I’ll withhold judgement until I know for certain why RT is exclusive to AMD at the moment. but if this is paid exclusivity, it’s shady as fuck.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 8K gameplay video

    The real benefit of 8k gaming will be for VR. Don't know that I'll ever own an 8k tv unless it becomes the standard and there are no other options.
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    3080 Review Date and 3070 Release Date

    Can’t wait for the 3070. Thing looks like it’ll be a beast at a reasonable price.
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    Sharp's Colossal 120-Inch 120Hz 8K Display Is The Perfect Gaming Companion For GeForce RTX 3090

    It’ll be sick for the 0.001 percent of the population that can afford it. I question whether even the RTX 3090 will be able to drive a meaningful 8k gaming experience.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Be interesting to see what Sony charges in Canada. MS went with 379 & 599 CAD, which is better than I thought, I wonder if Sony will match that. Margins on consoles have always been shit, the real money is made on the attachments and games.
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    Softbank Approaches TSMC and Foxconn for Potential ARM Buyout

    I don't see Uber making money until they can completely eliminate drivers and go whole hog into self-driving electric cars.
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    Avowed is Obsidian's new Skyrim-like RPG, check out the first trailer

    I don't know why but I have NEVER really loved playing anything by Obsidian.
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    GPU - diminishing returns reached

    Nvidia is what I assume we both meant lol.
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    Thanks to Apple Your next BMW Might Only Have Heated Seats for 3 Months

    This is why piracy still exists. The most insulting part of this is that you are literally paying to haul around equipment that you are not using. I think the difference is that SiriusXM is providing a service that has an ongoing cost to them. There are expenses related to transmitting...
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    NES ($50) and SNES ($70) Classic, refurbished direct from Nintendo

    you’re better off just using your HTPC and buying an 8bitdo wireless retro controller. edit: I have the snes classic and it just sits in a drawer.
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    iPhone 12 Won't Include Charger Or EarPods In Box

    I would rather have no charger than the shit 5 watt charger they gave me with my iPhone XR. I don’t know what to think about this. Wall chargers are so ubiquitous now a days that it hardly matters. Half the wall sockets in my house have USB built in. If they pass the savings on to the consumer...
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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    Maybe it's different in the states. For Canadians you at least have to say its broken or you have to pay return shipping.
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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    Ptime doesn’t waive return costs for non damaged items. That said, you do get prime video and music included with the free shipping so it’s more than worth it.
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    GPU - diminishing returns reached

    Correct. AMD is not competitive at the high end. Nvidia has no need to innovate since nobody can touch them. Prices are going up due to lac of competition. Like you mentioned, this is exactly the same thing that happened to Intel between when they released Sandy Bridge all the way through to...
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    Rumor: 3080 31% faster than 2080 Ti

    Shaping up to be an exciting year for video cards. Can’t wait to see what Intel has in store too. Hopefully it isn’t shit and we get 3 competitors in this space.
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    PS5 - The Future of Gaming | The Power of V

    Looks good. Nice to see some actual gameplay. Dont care much what it looks like since it will be hidden in a different room. My only concern is the price. If the cheapest version is more than $600 CAD I’ll probably just get a new GPU.
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    Carbon Nanotubule Transistors May Soon Give Waning Moore’s Law a Boost

    You would think so. But given how long we've been hearing about how these revolutionary materials are right around the corner you'd be justified in having doubts.
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    Carbon Nanotubule Transistors May Soon Give Waning Moore’s Law a Boost

    Same with graphene and carbyne. I'm sure my great grandkids will be reading about how those materials are going to revolutionize batteries in 2095.
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    Windows 10's next major update for 2021 codenamed Iron (Fe) 1-c

    What do you mean RIP? Your data is going to live forever on servers all over the world.
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    US successfully tests a Laser Weapon that can Destroy Aircraft Mid-Flight

    Depending on the tech anywhere from 10s of thousands to upwards of a million. Meanwhile, they mention in this article costs that a shot from this laser costs about the same as a gallon of diesel. That is a pretty spectacular cost savings.
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    G2A admits it sold stolen game keys

    So not so much grey market as straight up black market.........
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    Nvidia Sued over alleged patent infringement

    Ya, and the best part of this tactic is that as soon as Patent Troll Company ABC files for bankruptcy, magically, Patent Troll Company DEF appears in its place...
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    Nvidia Sued over alleged patent infringement

    The thing is, I doubt they lose all that often. Companies with deep pockets like Nvidia probably just settle with them to avoid a long contracted legal battle.
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    Nvidia Sued over alleged patent infringement

    Hope nVidia wins this. Despise patent trolls.
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    NVIDIA Ampere to offer 10-20% IPC increase over Turing, 4x RT performance with minimal FPS impact, up to 2 GHz OC clocks, and an overhauled software

    I never said that AMD and Intel are different. In a monopoly either of those companies would act exactly like Nvidia. What I in fact said was that competition drives down prices and benefits consumers. It’s just basic economics.
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    NVIDIA Ampere to offer 10-20% IPC increase over Turing, 4x RT performance with minimal FPS impact, up to 2 GHz OC clocks, and an overhauled software

    Thats simply not true. In a monopoly the market pays what the manufacturer wants (within reason). That’s why competition is so important. I desperately want AMD and Intel to come out with competing products so that consumers have choice and aren’t constantly at NVs mercy.
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    Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 4 remake

    Ya that was kind of disappointing. Even more so that the had a sewer and lab level that were pretty similar to RE2. If they were going to cut something they probably should have started there.
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    This Witcher 3 mod raises the graphics to a new level of realism

    I didn't say it made games worse. I just wrapped up playing Mass Effect 1-3 and the series is one of my favorites of all time. The universe is set up specifically to facilitate you creating and owning your own Commander Shepard. That said, Shepard isn't a deep character, he's just a reflection...
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    This Witcher 3 mod raises the graphics to a new level of realism

    Mile wide inch deep. That's what happens when you allow custom characters. There isn't anything wrong with that, games like Mass Effect and TES have been massively successful with that format. But those weren't based on a series of books with established characters and settings. Most of the...
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    EA Digital Sale on Origin/Amazon - Fallen Order ($30), ME: Andromedia ($4), BF V ($12), BF 1 ($3), Titanfall 2 ($3), More...

    this one really kills me. No idea why they haven’t released a definitive edition of this series that includes all the DLC. They also need to get rid of the multiplayer impacting single player in the third game.
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    Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 4 remake

    RE3 (remake) was a great game and it was a similar length and quality to the original. Given that RE4 is already fully plotted out I don't see why they would need to cut anything at all to be honest. That said, I'd rather see them rebuild the 1st one in this format.
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    Doom Eternal accidentally ships without Denuvo DRM, making pirates’ job easier

    I just pay the Russian price for the vast majority of my games. 79 CAD + 13% tax is too damn much. Given that our dollar is tanking right now, I wouldn't be surprised to see games bumped up to 89 CAD in the very near future.
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    In Europe Netflix might throttle during peak hours

    If you force them to do that there is nothing stopping them from just saying fuck it and letting people stream at whatever bandwidth they can until they internet goes down. Then it becomes the ISPs problem. All this is academic though. You know that buried in the terms and conditions of every...
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    In Europe Netflix might throttle during peak hours

    Under almost any other circumstance I'd agree with you, but they're basically being ordered to do it by the government so it isn't like it's their fault. Why not make the ISPs pay for having inadequate infrastructure to support the internet plans they are selling.
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