Monday, October 08
- Tim Berners Lee has a plan to fix the web with an open source... Thing. That does... Things. (TechDirt)
I'll take a look at this, but I don't see exactly what it's supposed to do that fixes anything.
- Google has sprung a leak. (TechCrunch)
Just a marketing leak, fortunately, not a security leak, but every detail of every product in their fall lineup seems to be public at this point. To the point that people are actually buying them before they've even been announced. (The Verge)
- Intel has fall lineup leaks too. (WCCFTech)
No surprises - 6 and 8 core mainstream chips, 18 core flagship parts, and a special 28 core unobtanium part.
The launch event is happening right now as I type this, but it's late (curse you Daylight Saving Time!) and I'm off to bed.
I found a 28 core pic.twitter.com/paYpBTBc0O— Ian Cutress (@IanCutress) October 8, 2018
- Gigabyte's Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme has three HDMI ports, three DisplayPort ports, and a USB-C port. Of which you can only use four at a time, but still kind of handy.
- IBM's Power9 can scale up to 1.2TB/second of I/O (Wikichip)
That's... Rather a lot. Like two thousand SATA SSDs running flat out a lot.
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Yes. Well. Hm.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, October 08 2018 06:30 PM (8i+JN)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, October 08 2018 09:40 PM (PiXy!)
Last year I bought an 8" Galaxy Tab S 2. The 9.7" was selling for $500. I just saw it yesterday for $309 at Costco.
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 09 2018 02:21 AM (Q/JG2)
I have my Mediapad M3 which I'm quite happy with, and of course now the Spectre x2 if I want a large tablet.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 09 2018 09:54 AM (PiXy!)
I'd love to see an 8" tablet with a more rectangular form factor with a decent CPU but a good GPU, and it wouldn't have to have stupidly-high dpi, either; just something that I could have nice performance with mobile gaming.
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 09 2018 11:01 AM (Iwkd4)
It doesn't affect any of the games I play since they're almost all 2D anyway, but it is an issue for some people. I wanted the high DPI for reading books, and it is wonderful for that.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 09 2018 11:45 AM (PiXy!)
I've mentioned this before: I have one (I believe Unity-based) game I play a lot, that really needs a flagship-level GPU.
Looks like the Mali-G71 MP8 of the M5's GPU (Kirin 960s) slots in roughly halfway between the Adreno 506 of the Moto G5S Plus (SD625) and the Adreno 540 of the Essential PH-1 (SD835).
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 09 2018 01:44 PM (Iwkd4)
The M3 and M5 do have an option to render 3D at a lower resolution than 2560x1600, but I still wouldn't recommend either device for a heavy 3D app.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 09 2018 02:29 PM (PiXy!)
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