Saturday, January 26


Daily News Stuff 26 January 2019

Tech News

  • Intel's single functional (mostly) 10nm CPU gets reviewed.  (AnandTech)

    And when I say reviewed I mean it - 14 pages, and some of the individual pages would make Tolstoy blush.

    Quick summary though: Eh.

  • Samsung has a 15.6" 4k OLED laptop display on the way.  (AnandTech)

    100% DCI-P3, 600 nits, HDR10, and a 120,000:1 contrast range are the key points, all areas where OLED has a huge advantage over LCD.  I have three high resolution laptops (one Dell 4k and the two 3000x2000 HP models I picked up at fire sale prices last year) and they're great, but the Dell is neither particularly bright nor possessed of an especially impressive colour gamut.  

    How well Samsung has dealt with the problems specific to OLED we have yet to see.  These should start appearing in laptops around the middle of the year, but it might be wise to hold off for a bit if you're spending your own money.

  • Intel's volumes are down but average selling price is up, suggesting that this is not part of an economic downturn, but rather AMD nibbling away at their low end products.  (Tom's Hardware)

    This holds true across the board - notebooks, desktops, and servers.

  • Samsung is forging ahead with its full-custom Arm chips.  (WCCFTech)

    The new Exynos 9820 will feature two of Samsung's M3 cores, as well as two A75 cores (which were the high-end standard core until recently) and four A55 low-power cores.

    The previous 9810 had some design issues that prevented it from living up to its potential, so it will be interesting to see how Samsung fares this time around.  Neither Arm themselves nor companies like Qualcomm seem to be interested in chasing Apple in the high-performance wide-issue full-custom space, leaving Samsung alone, apart from companies like Fujitsu who are putting Arm into supercomputers and would set your pocket on fire if they got anywhere near the smartphone market.

  • Asus' VivoMini VC65-C1 is a small - bigger than a NUC, but still small - PC that can play 4K Blu Ray disks. (AnandTech)

    Up to 6 cores and 32GB RAM (maybe 64GB or even 128GB depending on stuff), one M.2 slot and two 2.5" drive bays. 8" square and 2" tall. Oh, and no external power brick - it has direct AC in.

  • Websocketd lets you turn absolutely anything into a websocket server.

    Awk?  Snobol?  Fortran IV?  No problem!

    Mind you so does Caddy so it's probably best just to use that.  The author of Caddy mentioned that he got the idea for that feature from Websocketd.

    Websocketd GitHub.

  • Badger is an LSM database library with built-in versioning.  Versioning is used in transaction management, with stale versions normally getting eliminated once a new transaction is committed, but Badger allows you to keep them around and query them.

    Want to see the last five versions of that post you just accidentally overwrote? [This never happens - Ed.] Badger can dig those out for you.

    Badger GitHub.

  • The Microsoft 365 online service has been renamed to Microsoft 363.  (Bleeping Computer)


  • The full specs for Motorola's upcoming G7 range have been leaked.  By Motorola.  (CNet)  [Warning - autoplay video with sound]


Social Media News

  • Court documents show that it wasn't just a couple of individuals in customer support denying refunds to under-age purchasers of in-game items, it was Facebook corporate policy.  (Reveal)

    They even had a term for it: Friendly fraud.

    This is not going to go well for Facebook.

  • Need to get your blep and blop fix in one convenient place?  Pro tip: You can combined subreddits with a + to create instant custom multireddits.

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