Monday, February 25


Daily News Stuff 25 February 2019

Tech News

  • Huawei's Mate X also folds - the other way.  (AnandTech)

    It has a Kirin 980 CPU, a 2480x2200 8" screen, 8GB RAM, 512GB flash, a proprietary "fuckYouCard" slot, and costs €2299.

    More pictures.  (Huawei)

  • TCL also showed off a folding OLED display.  (AnandTech)

    Just the display, not a complete device.

  • LG's G8 and V50 are fairly normal phones.  (AnandTech)

    Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, 128GB flash, three rear cameras (main, tele, wide), USB-C and headphone jack.  3120x1440 display, 6.1" on the G8 and 6.4" on the V50.

  • Nokia's 9 is also a thing that exists.  (Ars Technica)

    Or will be soon.  Snapdragon 845 - last year's model - 6GB RAM, 128GB flash, a 6" 1440p-ish screen (I couldn't find exact numbers), and five 12MP cameras.

  • Is matter conscious?  (Nautilus)

    No.  The question is stupid and the people asking the question are stupid.  If you read that article, you will also become stupid.  Don't read it.

    The comments are also stupid.

  • Linus stuck Linux back in the oven for another week.  (Phoronix)

    This is the big five-o.

  • SanDisk has announced 512GB and 1TB microSD cards.  (BusinessWire)

    $200 for 512GB and $450 for the 1TB SanDisk Extreme.  It looks like they're also planning faster Extreme Plus and Extreme Pro models, which will get expensive.

    The downside is I can no longer tell people that any 1TB microSD card they see is a fake and they shouldn't waste their money.

    The upside is I can add 1TB of extra storage to my laptop.

Teaser Trailer of the Day

This might be a thing.  The Golden Compass came out and sank without trace, so I'm happy someone is taking another shot at it.

I've lost track of all the might-be-a-things in production at the moment. Good Omens looked great in the trailer (it's an Amazon/BBC co-production) and comes out at the end of May.  Amazon is also working on Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, Iain M Banks' Consider Phlebas, Larry Niven's Ringworld, and a Middle Earth project apparently centering around Aragorn's adventures before the War of the Ring.
Separating the true Tolkien nerds from the pretenders.

Disclaimer: There are, in fact, stupid questions.  There are lots of stupid questions.

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1 According to another site I saw over the weekend--maybe TechSpot?--the LG G8 doesn't have a regular speaker--instead the entire screen functions as one.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, February 26 2019 02:14 AM (Iwkd4)

2 I saw that on one model, but I can't remember what it was.  I did find out some interesting things about the G8 and V50, though, so I'll do a quick followup tomorrow.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, February 26 2019 10:08 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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