Wednesday, April 24


Daily News Stuff 24 April 2019

Chunibyo Edition

Tech News

  • Oppo's Reno 10x Zoom has a popup selfie camera.  (AnandTech)

    This one pivots rather than sliding, which might be a more robust design in the long term.  6.6" 2340x1080 OLED display, 48MP main camera, 12MP telephoto camera, 8MP wide angle camera, and 16MP front camera.  Snapdragon 855 with 8GB/256GB and a 4065 mAh battery.

  • Meizu's 16s is basically the same thing with no moving parts.  (AnandTech)

    Its front camera has a diameter of 2.5mm so while this model has a bezel it is very small.  The headphone jack is also very small, being entirely absent.

  • Nvidia launched their GTX 1650 which is simultaneously slower and more expensive than AMD's Radeon 570.  (AnandTech)

    It does use less power, though, so if you're stuck with an older OEM system and have to rely on slot power, it's probably the best you're going to find.

    Most interesting part of this launch is that Nvidia didn't allow reviewers to test the card before, providing neither sample cards nor the drivers required to run this model.

    Despite that, the verdict has been delivered already and it's a resounding meh.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The card they tested didn't even have the decency to run on slot power, its only real advantage.  So make sure you check carefully if you need that specific functionality.

  • Fractal Design produces clean, understated computer cases.  This is not one.  (PC Perspective)

    Well, compared to some of the monstrosities out there I guess it still is, but ech.

  • Sandisk may not have 1TB cards out yet but Lexar does.  (SSD Review)

    Well, review samples anyway.  No listing on Amazon yet, but their 512GB model is a promisingly affordable $82.


    Is your name Bruce Schneier?  I think not.

    [I'm planning on ignoring my own advice tomorrow.  Watch this space.]

  • Intel announced 34 new CPUs.  (AnandTech)

    These are all just marketing variants of the Coffee Lake Refresh die, which is the same as Coffee Lake, which is the the same as Kaby Lake, which is the same as Skylake, which is almost identical to Haswell.  More cores at the high end but those parts had already been released, so this announcement is a big dish of nothing.

  • Washington Post music critic hates podcasts.  (Washington Post)

    "Just anyone can blather on endlessly these days," he added.  "What is the world coming to?"

  • QEMU 4.0.0 is out.

    If you need to run S390 software with hot plug support, or Arm with more than 256GB of virtual RAM, or RISC-V with USB, this is what you've been waiting for.

  • JavaScript is space cancer.  (Reddit)

    Best comment: I look forward to awe-inspiring images of the [object Object] supercluster.

  • Gigabyte has a new 2U 256 core server.  (Serve the Home)

    Well, 4 node cluster, anyway.  Time to plug in some 100Gbit cards and fire up OpenMP.

  • Nintendo's Switch has now outsold the N64.  (One Angry Gamer)

    In one third the time, too.

  • Memory prices are finally coming back down.  (Tech Report)

    Not to historic lows yet, but much cheaper than what we've been faced with the last couple of years.

    AMD was also selling the 16 core Threadripper 2950X at about 20% off but that one's already gone.

Random Anime Screenshot of the Day

Disclaimer: Making a sequel to a story that ended perfectly rarely succeeds, but it's still better than a prequel.

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1 Everything about the 1650 portion of this post is delicious and schadenfreudelicious, especially with the complaints the last 2-3 years about AMD's power requirements.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, April 25 2019 05:37 AM (Iwkd4)

2  Yeah, the 1650 is not a bad card, but coming out both slower and more expensive than the existing competition is a rare misstep by Nvidia.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, April 25 2019 08:13 PM (PiXy!)

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