Saturday, March 27

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Daily News Stuff 26 March 2021

Doom Rabbit Edition

Tech News

  • Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 780G, a new high-midrange mobile chip.  (AnandTech)

    This brings the A78 core and 5nm technology to the midrange phones.


  • Razer is preparing new laptops with Ryzen 5000 APUs and RTX 3000 graphics.  (WCCFTech)

    The real Ryzen 5000 APUs - the Zen 3 models, not the rebadged Zen 2 models.

    If these have the Four Essential Keys they might be worth the price, since Razer laptops are otherwise quite good.  But I rather doubt that will happen.


  • Is the ship still stuck?  (IsTheShipStillStuck.com)

    Yes.

    Costing about $10 billion a day in delayed trade.  Ships are beginning to reroute the long way 'round.


  • All the uwus.  (GitHub)

    A multi-threaded vectorised uwuifier that can uwuify two gigabytes of text per second.

    There's even an app for Windows that lives in your systray.


  • A $69 million 404 error waiting to happen.  (The Verge)

    NFTs are suddenly hot and don't actually store any of the content they represent on the blockchain.  Some use IPFS, but people are pointing out that some of the IPFS files are already missing.

    There are technical solutions to this, but you can't do it on Ethereum at present because it's a couple of orders of magnitude too slow and five orders of magnitude too expensive.


  • The HP Spectre X360 13 2021 doesn't suck.  (Hot Hardware)

    It's Intel rather than AMD, but the 11th gen Intel laptop parts are pretty good (unlike the desktop version).  It does have the Four Essential Keys.  It also has one of those weird Intel H10 drives with 32GB of Optane and 512GB of flash storage, which might partly make up for being limited to 16GB of RAM.


  • Speaking of essential keys, the current model XPS 13 has them.  Not in my favoured arrangement at the side, but they are there and dedicated keys.

    The XPS 15 and 17, having a lot more room for an optimal keyboard arrangement....  Don't.


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