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Daily News Stuff 6 December 2019

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  • The Motorola One Hyper checks all the boxes.  (Ars Technica)

    No notch - it uses a popup thingy for the 32MP front camera, 2340x1080 6.5" screen, which looks to be the standard size for 2020, Snapdragon 675 (two A76 and six A55 cores), 64MP main camera, headphone jack, and microSD.  4GB RAM and 128GB storage.

    It costs US$400, but they'll throw in a free Moto G6.

  • Qualcomm announced a bunch of new chips.

    The Snapdragon 865 and 765 for phones are based on the A77 and A76 cores respectively.  (AnandTech)

    The 865 has four large and four small (A55) cores; the mid-range 765 has a two/six split.

    The Snapdragon 8c and 7c are aimed at actively and passively cooled laptops respectively.  (Tom's Hardware)

    These chips are listed as 8 core devices, but they're almost certainly the same 4+4 and 2+6 core layouts as the mobile parts.  Qualcomm will say "eight Kryo 490 cores", but the trick is that the Kryo 490 Gold is an A76, while the Kryo 490 Silver is only an A55.

  • Amazon also has a new Arm CPU.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The 64-core Graviton2 is based on Arm's Ares architecture, which is a server-optimised variant of the A76.

    The performance is not terribly exciting, so why does Amazon bother?  Because they're spending billions of dollars a year on Intel CPUs.  At that scale, a semi-custom design where Arm does the heavy lifting on the core itself makes sense.

  • Testing USB 3.2 Gen 2x2.  (Legit Reviews)

    The device tested is a pre-release Asus external M.2 enclosure, which is expected to sell for around $40.  It delivers 1.9 GB/s on both reads and writes, so it looks like USB 20 is delivering as promised.

  • Dealing with assholes on the internet.  (Coffee and Dreams)
    That makes life easier, huh? Just block that and we’re good. And good we were. I apologised to any users that might be using an amiga with an 11-year old Gecko build and got on with my day.
  • That problem with the iPhone 11 scanning your location no matter what?  It's for ultra wideband support.  (Tech Crunch)

    So all you need to do is turn off ultra wideband, which is easily achieved by returning you iPhone 11 for a refund and buying literally any other device.

  • Intel had a terrible week.  (ZDNet)

    Given that Intel would have recorded a net profit of around half a billion dollars in that week, we should all have such weeks.


Disclaimer: I'd settle for a terrible twenty minutes.

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1 It's missing CDMA, unfortunately.  But it does have 4/5 of Verizon's 4G bands.  I wonder if one would work on VZ if you used the usual trick to activate an unlocked phone, which is to take a VZ sim that's already activated and stick it in the phone.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, December 07 2019 03:25 AM (Iwkd4)

2 iPhone11:  apparently it needs to scan your location nearly-constantly to make sure you haven't teleported in the last few minutes into a country that bans UWB usage.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, December 07 2019 03:35 AM (Iwkd4)

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