Thursday, November 01


Daily News Stuff 1 November 2018

And after approximately three and a half years, October finally draws to a close.

Tech News

  • ZTE's Nubia X is a phone phone.  It does phone phone stuff.  (AnandTech)

    It has a 6.2" inch 2280x1080 OLED display, and a 5.1" inch 1520x720 OLED display.

    That is not a typo.

    It doesn't have a notch for the front-facing camera, because it doesn't have a front facing camera.  Or it does, but it's on the other front.  If you want to take a selfie, you turn the phone around the other way.

    I'm not sure if that is brilliant or insane or a bit of both.

    Dual cameras (24MP and 16MP), Snapdragon 845 CPU, and an option of 6/64GB or 8/128GB.

  • While Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon CPUs are great for phones they're still crap for notebooks.  (Tom's Hardware)

  • AMD's EPYC 7261 has 8 cores and 64MB of cache.  (Serve the Home)

    That puts it in a weird spot:  Only one core from each cluster of four is active, but all the L3 cache is enabled.  Only a quarter of the L2 cache, though, since that is connected directly to each core.

  • If you need a six core Xeon workstation with Nvidia Quadro graphics and a 4K HDR display and live in a shoebox the ThinkPad P1 might be just the thing.  (Serve the Home)

Social Media News

  • Facebook had a bug allowing hackers to work around security measures and potentially take over any business account.

    Here's how the exploit worked:

    • The hacker issues an API request to the /admins/import endpoint providing the business ID and specifying their own account as the administrator.

    • That's it.

Video of the Day

I notice nobody ever bothers to rebuild New Jersey on a distant alien world.

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1 "I'm not sure if that is brilliant or insane or a bit of both."
The second screen is on the back so you can, among other things, use it as a viewfinder to take a selfie.  I think that's pretty neat as long as the back screen is adequately protected.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 02 2018 02:30 AM (Q/JG2)

2 Why it's Always Important to Read the Whole Review Including the Comments:
"You stability test is very interesting, but you should have give us the "stable” frquency in your resume of it, no the average. Still, from the image we can see that after a few minute, it throttle to 1.7 GHz@85°c."
The "base" frequency of the Xeon is 2.7GHz with a single-core 4.4GHz turbo boost.  Wikichip says the all-core boost is 4.1.
1.7@85C?  That's, uh, crap, although that's the *minimum* speed show in HW64, not the sustained one, which we don't get, but STH says the *average* is around 3.4GHz.  Not getting told the sustained speed is pretty lame.  My i5-8250u has a 3.4 turbo and a 1.8 base, but can sustain an all-core speed of 2.1.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 02 2018 02:41 AM (Q/JG2)

3 Yeah, bit hard to tell what's going on with that minimum clock speed.  I did a little digging but couldn't come up with anything to confirm or contradict that.

Might need a BIOS update like the new six core MacBook Pro did on release.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 02 2018 10:08 AM (PiXy!)

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

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