Inside the Life of Bella Thorne - Vogue - [off-topic]
04:52 AM EDT - Jun,22 2018 - post a comment
After a hyper image-managed childhood as a Disney star, Bella Thorne is offering her millions of fans an unfiltered picture of herself as she strikes out into new professional territory and seizing the reins of her life for the very first time.
Top speed Porsche 918 Spyder gets TROLLED - [off-topic]
03:56 PM EDT - Jun,21 2018 - post a comment
The cars speed is awesome but the best thing about this video is how great the other road users are (black BMW x5 not so much) the other road users all kept the outside lane clear so that cars can drive fast while being safe...
IGTV Is Instagram's Standalone Video App - [internet]
04:53 AM EDT - Jun,21 2018 - post a comment
today announced IGTV, a separate application meant expressly for consuming video content. Instagram insists IGTV is different from its existing app. "First, it's built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren't limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long," explained the company in a blog post. Videos from favored accounts will start to play as soon as users open the app. In addition to content from followers, IGTV will queue up videos based on users' interests. Sections such as For You, Following, Popular, and Continue Watching will let people browse and discover content from others. As always, people can like and comment on videos, as well as share them with friends. IGTV will include creator channels where people can upload their own videos. Instagram says the app will be available globally for Android and iOS devices over the next few weeks.
AMD Talks Radeon FreeSync on TVs with PCPer - [briefly]
04:49 AM EDT - Jun,21 2018 - post a comment
Interested in new gaming displays? Interested in new gaming displays that can also do HDR? Then you are going to want to watch our live stream with AMD about its plans for the future of FreeSync. AMD will be discusses changes to FreeSync at our event, with maybe an additional surprise or two along the way.
The World in HDR in 4K (ULTRA HD) - [briefly]
06:32 PM EDT - Jun,20 2018 - post a comment
is Google's bleeding-edge Chrome browser where they test new features. We thought you might want to be able to view this 4K HDR in Chrome without the greyed and washed out colors. You can test it with the video below. Make sure you enable HDR in the Display Settings first so that the HDR tage shows in the Youtube video as a playback option. Of course you will likely want to have an HDR 4K display as well.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now fully available - [briefly]
06:59 PM EDT - Jun,19 2018 - post a comment
Today, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or version 1803, is fully available. Since it was first released in the beginning of May, it has been installed on over 250 million devices, including PCs, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens, IoT devices, and more. The company says that to reach the milestone of 250 million devices, it took less than half of the time as the Fall Creators Update. It's also worth noting that Windows 10 was installed on over 600 million devices as of late November, and now it's approaching 700 million.
Microsoft gives the credit to artificial intelligence. With Windows 10 version 1803, it says that based on feedback on certain devices, it automatically delivers the update to similar devices, rather than having actual people test it out. What the firm didn't mention, however, is that it drastically changed the way that updates are delivered with this version. Previously, if you hit 'Check for updates' and the feature update was offered, that meant that Microsoft had decided that your hardware is ready for it. This was the nature of a staged rollout, and if you didn't want to wait that long, you could use the Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool to force the process.
What's changed in version 1803 is that now, if you hit 'Check for updates', Windows Update assumes that you want to force the process. It's long been recommended that users install security updates on Patch Tuesday, but on May 8 when cumulative updates were offered, anyone trying to get them through Windows Update ended up with 1803, unless they waited for them to be delivered automatically or downloaded them manually through the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Apple Releases iOS 12 Beta 2 to Developers - [briefly]
04:32 PM EDT - Jun,19 2018 - post a comment
Apple today made iOS 12 Beta 2 available to developers. This build focuses on resolving bugs and performance problems found in the first beta. Those who write apps for Apple devices can download the update over the air. Apple hasn't said when it will launch the public beta program for iOS 12. The new platform will run on iPhones back to the 2013-era iPhone 5s. The final version of iOS 12 won't arrive until the fall. iOS 12 includes a number of new features, such as improved notifications, memoji for the iPhone X, and more.
AMD trolls Intel with offer to trade in Core i7 CPU for Threadripper - [hardware]
08:49 AM EDT - Jun,19 2018 - post a comment
Intel at Computex 2018 officially announced the Core i7-8086K, a limited edition processor (only 50,000 examples are being made) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original 8086 processor released on June 8, 1978. As part of the festivities, Intel announced a sweepstakes
in which it would give away 8,086 CPUs during a 24-hour span. The entry date - June 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST through June 8 at 5:00 p.m. PST - came and went without much fanfare - that is, until rival chipmaker AMD got involved. AMD on Monday announced a promotion of its own
to celebrate the "next 40 years of high-performance computing." The first 40 US-based winners of Intel's competition can opt to trade in their shiny new Core i7-8086K for a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, AMD's flagship 16-core / 32-thread processor.
iOS 12 to Give 911 Precise iPhone Location During Emergencies - [briefly]
06:00 AM EDT - Jun,19 2018 - post a comment
has said iPhones will soon provide 911 emergency services with more exact locations of callers. Since 2015, Apple has relied on HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location), which uses cellular, GPS, and wifi access points to estimate 911 callers' locations. This system is not always perfect. Starting with the release of iOS 12 in the fall, Apple will use RapidSOS's internet protocol-based pipeline to share HELO location data with 911 centers quickly and securely. Apple says this new system will integrate with 911 centers' existing software to more finely pinpoint location. Importantly, Apple says user location data cannot be used for non-emergency purposes and 911 centers will only have access to location during 911 emergency calls. By law, wireless network operators are required to locate callers within 50 meters 80% of the time, but not until 2021. Apple says its new feature exceeds this requirement today. "This new functionality is an example of how companies and first responders can use technology to dramatically improve public safety," said Tom Wheeler, former chairman at the FCC. "Lives will be saved thanks to this effort by Apple and RapidSOS." iOS 12 is expected to reach iPhones and iPads in September or October.
Google Says Android Messages Now Fully Available On the Web - [briefly]
05:59 AM EDT - Jun,19 2018 - post a comment
today outlined some new functionalities headed to its Android Messages app. First, Messages users will be able to send and receive messages from their desktop PCs. Users will need to enable "Messages for web" in the mobile app. Once turned on, they'll be able to access stickers, emoji, and more from their PC. The Android Messages mobile app earns new support for GIFs, which are accessible from the composition bar. Google is adding its smart reply feature to Android Messages. This tool offers English-based, quick-response text/emoji suggestions. Google says more languages will be supported over time. Moving forward, Android Messages will bake in support for link previews. This way link recipients will be able to view an inline peek at linked info. Another new feature will provide people with instant copy access to one-time passwords received via text message. Android Messages on the web is rolling out today, with the rest of the features reaching the mobile app over the weeks ahead.
NVIDIA SLowMo Even Better than Real SloMo - [briefly]
05:34 PM EDT - Jun,18 2018 - post a comment
NVIDIA is using its neural network to interpolate frames in video to produce smoother slow motion playback, and quite frankly the results are tremendously impressive. It even gets more impressive when NVIDIA takes slomo video and made it even slomoer. It has to be some of the most slomoest slomos ever slomoed.
Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype - [briefly]
05:33 PM EDT - Jun,18 2018 - post a comment
Hyun Song Shin speaks about Chapter V of the Annual Economic Report 2018. Cryptocurrencies' decentralised model of generating trust limits their potential to replace conventional money, the chapter argues.
Windows 10 Build 17692 Improvements - [briefly]
06:55 AM EDT - Jun,15 2018 - post a comment
Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 17692 for PCs
enrolled in the Fast ring and Skip Ahead lane of the Windows Insider Program. This new preview is a significant release with a number of features and improvements that are expected to arrive with the Redstone 5 development later in 2018. Windows 10 build 17692, according to the company brings its SwiftKey touch-keyboard technology, delivers several improvements for Easy of Access, Game Bar, Game Mode, Search, Windows Mixed Reality, and Microsoft Edge adds new autoplay controls.
Intel Readying 22-core LGA2066 and 8-core LGA1151 Processors - [hardware]
04:51 PM EDT - Jun,14 2018 - post a comment
Intel is readying a refresh to its "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 client high-end desktop), with a new 22-core silicon. This part is neither Skylake HCC (20 tiles, up to 18 cores) nor Skylake XCC (30 tiles, up to 28 cores), but a new die with four more tiles than the Skylake HCC silicon, all of which are cores. The new silicon could let Intel design 20-core and 22-core SKUs for the X299 Express chipset, and is seen as a direct response to AMD's 24-core Ryzen Threadripper II processor, which was recently shown beating the 18-core i9-7980X in tech demos. The 32-core Threadripper II could face competition from the 28-core HEDT processor Intel is readying for Q4-2018, but that processor won't be compatible with LGA2066.
In related news, the company is giving finishing touches to a new 8-core "Coffee Lake" die for the mainstream-desktop platform (LGA1151 socket, 300-series chipset). This die features 8 cores, and likely 16 MB of shared L3 cache, while retaining the iGPU and uncore components from the existing Coffee Lake-S die. The chip could retain the classic "Ring Bus" design. The new 8-core mainstream-desktop SKUs, and at least two new high-end desktop SKUs (20-core and 22-core), could be launched in September 2018. The "Basin Falls" refresh, coupled with the new LGA3647 "Purley" derivative for the 28-core monstrosity, will be all Intel has to face AMD this year, with the company's next HEDT silicon, "Cascade Lake-X" being reportedly delayed to the second half of 2019, probably due to foundry problems.
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