Wednesday, November 21
- Apple and Amazon have teamed up to "Enhance Customer Experience" by banning second-hand products. (TechDirt)
Unless the second-hand reseller can
prove they spend at least $2.5 million dollars every 90 days buying Apple products "directly from a national wireless carrier or retailer with over $5 billion in annual sales”Or in other words, haha fuck you.
- Google just pulled the plug on Android malware apps with an aggregate of 580,000 downloads. (TechCrunch)
Google pulled 700,000 malicious apps from their store in 2017 alone. Not downloads, apps.
- The ODROID-H2 is a Gemini Lake Atom board with everything you might want for a latter-day Cobalt Qube. (Liliputing)
Well, almost. It has a quad-core CPU, supports up to 32GB RAM, has an M.2 slot and two SATA ports, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort, two gigabit ethernet ports, two 1/8" audio jacks and an S/PDIF optical port. And it's passively cooled, and completely silent.
It also has an eMMC socket if you want to have a dedicated boot drive and a proprietary expansion header for, um, proprietary expansion header things.
It's a pretty small board - just 4.3" square - so the M.2 and SO-DIMM sockets are on the bottom.
The one thing it lacks is WiFi, but they do have a USB WiFi adaptor for $6. The board itself is available for pre-order for $111.
- I used that Humble Bundle bulk download button. Now I have 50GB of Fairy Tale manga. Be warned.
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If only there were a spot somewhere between those two positions!
Regarding the ODROID--there's a lot of small SBCs coming out that have a lot of power compared to stuff like Arduino. Last year when I got my laptop I played around with an ultraportable that had something like an N4400, and for basic web browsing and stuff it was surprisingly decent. You wouldn't want to be doing video transcoding or compiling the Linux kernel on it (or probably not even opening more than a handful of browser tabs) but within its limits it was pretty capable.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 22 2018 12:47 AM (Q/JG2)
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thursday, November 22 2018 04:40 AM (Q7Wqc)
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thursday, November 22 2018 04:49 AM (Q7Wqc)
And yeah, this latest generation of Atom processors is finally good enough for everyday tasks. The low-power tasks aren't great at heavy workloads because they're limited by the 6W TDP, but for browsing the web they do pretty well.
StargazerA5 - What I did with the bulk download was set it to use Bittorrent, and then just leave Deluge (the BT client I prefer) to download everything over a couple of days.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 22 2018 09:30 AM (PiXy!)
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