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  1. Tweak42

    Basakwerdz solar

    Skycool Systems has working prototype using radiative cooling. It doesn't produce electricity, but reduce existing load by dumping waste heat into space instead of the air around the AC exchanger. http://www.r744.com/articles/9334/tapping_into_the_cold_of_outer_space
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    Intel Demos DG1 GPU at CES

    Technically i740 is discrete, but the industry was different back then. I remember having a few i740 cards for sale along with 3dfx voodoo and the first nvidia boards while working at CompUSA. The term "discrete" wasn't used then, it was just onboard graphics and graphics card. Zero...
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    The Witcher | Official Teaser | Netflix

    I haven't played the games, my but my brother has. Fell asleep in scenes in the 1st episode but slogged through since he wanted to watch it. Got into the story by episode 4. There are some flashback sort of recap scenes later episodes so I don't think I missed anything major in episodes 1 and...
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    [Linus Tech Tips'] Response to YouTube's Shenanigans - Floatplane is Finally Here!

    It's a safety net / alternative monetization platform for full time streamers. How would you feel if some unknown yahoo filed a frivolous copyright claim on your channel that halted your only source of income for a month, or completely terminated it? There was a whole blow up with Verge vs...
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    3900x gone from Microcenter web page.

    Had the same issue with Raspberry Pi 4 4GB. Stock was non-existent months after launch it stopped showing up on the their website, but if you had the direct link it was still there.
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    Another Intel vulnerability!

    Reading the article it's a high hanging fruit attack vector. Who knows, state actors may have been using this for years. Also appears the Intel server chipset feature (DDIO) that enables this attack can be disabled. Still, that unknowing factor of the next Intel security "feature" lurking...
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    New Issues with Previously-Stable 2500k

    My strange experience with previously stable: I had to drop my 2500k to 2 cores to get stable at stock and overclocked speeds after becoming unstable running at 4.5ghz for years. Tested under windows and linux. I've since swapped it with a 3570k last year.
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    ^^^ Pretty much this. I'm not sure if this politician be trolling or seriously thinks it would work. In either case it's a waste every ones time cause we're all here discussing it.....
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    Meh. There's easily room in the auto industry for both electric and hybrid for probably the next 10 years. Toyota is aiming squarely at second mover advantage. Until the battery tech and infrastructure gets mature, they may as well bide their time on hybrids which they have aptly demonstrated...
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    Doom: Annihilation Gets a Trailer

    ^^^ This. With the bright lighting I thought it was trailer for a fan made movie. Needs less action and far more creepy horror feel.
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    Careless Employees Expose Sensitive Data as Public on the Cloud

    Uhmmm I think you totally missed the point of the article. In many cases these are the businesses own files. They are just over sharing them to the world wide internet because they don't understand how file sharing implementation and security works. This is the lowest hanging fruit for data...
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    Highlights of the Microsoft HoloLens 2 Presentation at Mobile World Conference

    I doubt there will be zero monitors, just like paper in the "paperless office", there will be some but less needed to get a job / task done faster and efficiently.
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    Huawei Announces the $2,600 Foldable Mate X Smartphone: It Folds Outwards!

    Meh, it's a glimpse 4 years into the future. As in maybe by then the price and tech will be ready for common consumers by then.
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    Japanese Government Will Hack Their Citizen's IoT Devices

    This is overall a good thing, except I wish it was the Chinese government since much of the super cheap IoT devices are coming from manufactures there. Of course of the flip side the Chinese government may not want to encourage security and privacy in their surveillance state.
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    Police are Using Drones in 911 Calls

    APB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5542294/ I watched the whole series via DVR, it showed a reasonable stretch of existing and near future tech but hard sell to general audiences. The tech gimmick of the week kinda got annoying when things "conveniently" went wrong or right.
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    San Francisco May Be the First City in the Nation to Ban Facial Recognition

    Not quite clear from the article if they are differentiating facial recognition applied to surveillance from facial recognition technology itself. For example a facial recognition database for existing convicted criminal mugshots vs an always on camera system that's monitoring and recording...
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    Tesla Rival Nio Causes Traffic Jam as Software Upgrade Incapacitates Smart Car

    LOL maybe the manual was in english. :ROFLMAO: This Cadillac XLR owner got trapped in by a dead battery. There are manual releases latches, but apparently he didn't know about them. https://jalopnik.com/man-gets-stuck-in-cadillac-xlr-for-over-13-hours-after-1829008202 In the US I can see...
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    Robots Command Humans to Cleanup Spills in Grocery Stores

    Am I the only one wanting to know if the googly eyes were stock feature or added by the supermarket employees?:wideyed:
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    I recall years back reading that manufactures stayed away from the 2.5mm because it was significantly less durable than 3.5mm. This was before the explosion of smartphones and even pocket MP3 players though. Given that both phones and portable music players are meant to be handled, connected...
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    Man Gets 10 Year Prison Sentence for Launching Cyberattacks Against Hospitals

    I rofl to to rest if that line, "... off the coast of Cuba by a Disney Cruise Line ship after fleeing the United States amid a federal investigation." So by his twisted logic, does anyone think he'll blame Disney and try to ddos them when he gets out?
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    Seasonic FOCUS SGX-450 450W SFX-L PSU Review @ [H]

    Will the Seasonic SGX-650 be up for review next?
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    Gaming Chat Startup Discord Raises $150M, Surpassing $2B Valuation

    It's not just for gaming. I know at least 3 small companies that use it for tech support.
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    The Denver Broncos Will Use a Robotic Arm to Serve Beer at Mile High Stadium

    I'm not convinced making a robot to imitate the way a human does a given job is better than making a purpose built machine. But still it's cool to watch, and I guess companies are learning by doing gimmicky projects like these. This is similar to Flippy the burger flipping robot earlier this...
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    For the people saying that 2026 sounds early, you didn't read the article. Infrastructure isn't getting upgraded overnight for apartment dwellers, so 30 years to work on that plus the slow charging times sounds reasonable.
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    Toyota announced similar plans last December. “the early 2020s” Though they didn't predict the any kind of END, just that they are electrifying their line up. https://electrek.co/2017/12/18/toyota-electric-car-plans/ Really if you think about it, VW is just grandstanding since the beginning...
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    Found this interesting write up on a 400k miles tesla. Sounds like they were really hammering the battery though. Still it bodes well for the future as costs come down and quality goes up. https://www.tesloop.com/blog/2018/7/16/tesloops-tesla-model-s-surpasses-400000-miles-643737-kilometers
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    Amazon Comprehend Medical Uses ML to Process Unstructured Medical Text

    Double bladed battle axe. On one hand there's an overwhelming amount of medical data that needs to be analyzed to find the best treatment. It would take a team of trained scientist years to sift through to find nuggets of relevant data that ML could potentially find much faster. On the other...
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    Samsung 860 QVO 1TB and 4TB SATA SSD Review

    1st gen QLC product, pass. I'll check back in 3 years when there's more mileage data on these. Note: I don't use TLC drives yet, but am considering buying one soon.
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    Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

    While that it's true the lifetime service is bonded to the device, Tivo in recent years only does "paid" transfers as special limited promotions, typically when phasing out 3+ generation old lifetime units. We still have functioning Tivo series 2 and 3 from 18 and 10 years ago, mind it's hard...
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    Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

    I'm not the definitive authority on these, but here's my experiences. 1.) No direct to saving to NAS capability. There is export capability using Tivo Desktop PC software and/or java based kmttg 3rd party software. I haven't tried either of these personally, and there seems to be DRM lockout...
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    Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

    No hidden "rentals" here. We've been Tivo users for over 14 years, and cable card users since Series 3 release replaced the pathetic DVR rental we had for a painful month. Always bought the Tivo lifetime service as it pays off in a 2 years and the devices have lasted at least 5. Also bought a...
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    Motorola Partners with iFixit to Sell Mobile Repair Kits

    Kinda annoyed that Lenovo has been slow on android releases, but this is a step in the right direction (as opposed to Apple).
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    Cryptocurrency Mining is Fading in China

    Cheaper not really, in stock for below MSRP yes finally. Also there are some jukey manufactured for mining whitebox cards with minimal ram and DVI only video outputs hitting the market.
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    California Bans Weak Login Credentials

    This is one of those laws necessary to deter unscrupulous companies making cheap internet devices from trying to boost sales and cut post sale support at the cost of the rest of us on the internet. I agree it sucks that we need government to mandate common sense for the bad actors ruining the...
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    Dam these Concrete Blocks for Electricity

    It's the birds that are on fire.:p https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188328-californias-new-solar-power-plant-is-actually-a-death-ray-thats-incinerating-birds-mid-flight
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    Dam these Concrete Blocks for Electricity

    Interesting concept, highly doubt it's even practical. This is more along the lines of a scholarly exercise for engineering students. I would put more stock in flywheel energy storage as an non battery alternative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flywheel_energy_storage
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    Science Fiction Novelist Peter Hamilton Discusses His Vision of the Future

    You'd go to a shopping center to showroom shop for personal stuff in person. Otherwise how do you know exactly the clothing you are purchasing will even fit your taste or furniture will match your decore? By looking at images in your VR headset?! For commodity things like food, yeah I can see...
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    Linus Tech Tips: "Linux Gaming Finally Doesn't Suck"

    I wouldn't use a hard drive with the recent falling SSD prices. Upgrade your windows to a new SSD and use the old small SSD for linux.
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    Linus Tech Tips: "Linux Gaming Finally Doesn't Suck"

    Linus has building rent and employees to pay so I don't mind his product placement ads. I hate those Youtube unskippable ones that pop up though, and Linus does use click-baity video titles sometimes but his target audience is more less mainstream so they kinda expect it within reason. I think...
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    Startup Claims Solid State Battery Breakthrough

    This solid state battery sounds like we'll actually see production since they claim to be building the plant and are getting investment from a wide number of companies to build out the production plant with a set date. Whether it will pan out in the next decade of course remains to be seen...
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