National Innovation Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: Vaio near deal with Toshiba, Fujitsu to form Japan PC giant
  2. AnandTech’s price check: Intel’s unlocked Skylake

    processors for desktops are getting more affordable

  3. VR-Zone: Huawei’s first laptop could go official at MWC 2016 this Sunday
  4. CPU World has specs of Xeon E5-2600 V4 processors
  5. VideoCardz: Nvidia working on new GeForce GTX 950
  6. Phoronix: Nvidia releases initial signed firmware

    images for GTX 900 series open-source support

  7. Fudzilla: Asus quietly launches 28-inch MG28UQ 4K gaming monitor
  8. Eurogamer: Why you must run PC Street Fighter 5 at 60fps


National Innovation Day

  1. University of Soutampton: Eternal 5D data

    storage could record the history of humankind

  2. Patently Apple: Apple seeks court’s relief

    over issue of unlocking iPhones

  3. Ars Technica: Extremely severe bug leaves dizzying

    number of software and devices vulnerable

  4. Ars Technica: Is D-Wave’s quantum processor

    really 108 times faster than a normal computer?

  5. WCCFtech: This iPhone emulator lets you play

    N64, GBA and PS2 games without jailbreak

  6. Neowin’s not-so-brief history of Windows Phone
  7. Microsoft’s February 2016 security

    release ISO image (for Windows)

  8. Newegg’s deals

Hardware

  1. PCPer, The SSD Review, TweakTown review

    250GB & 120GB Samsung 750 EVO SSDs

  2. techPowerUp! reviews QNAP TS-453A 4-bay NAS
  3. TweakTown reviews Synology RT1900ac 802.11ac wireless router
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Cougar 450K gaming keyboard
  5. NikKTech’s Deepcool Dukase midi tower case review
  6. Ocaholic’s Thermaltake Core P5 case review
  7. Modders-Inc reviews EKWB EK-XL

    Predator 360 AIO CPU liquid cooler

Comments closed
    • LoneWolf15
    • 4 years ago

    Note that Toshiba’s merging because it’s in seriously deep doo doo.

    [url<]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/04/toshiba_record_losses/[/url<]

    • blastdoor
    • 4 years ago

    From here:

    [quote<]CPU World has specs of Xeon E5-2600 V4 processors[/quote<] We have: [quote<]Xeon E5-2699 v4 22 2.2 GHz 55 MB DDR4-2400 145W[/quote<] I predict that from a performance/watt basis, this unambiguously beats 32 core Zen. I also predict that it will be *insanely* expensive -- who knows, maybe as much as $8,000. Suppose the 32 core Zen costs $2,000 -- I think AMD would sell a lot, even at a performance/watt disadvantage.

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    So, what did you innovate today?

      • w76
      • 4 years ago

      I… tweaked a spreadsheet and a database query, made one more reliable and the other easier too use. It’ll save time & money. Boring stuff, but pays the bills. 😉

      • Unknown-Error
      • 4 years ago

      I farted while having an orgasm.

        • ronch
        • 4 years ago

        Wow you should patent that so you could troll people who steal your IP. Heh.

    • tviceman
    • 4 years ago

    Nvidia working on new GTX 950: instead of downclocking a GM206 part, wouldn’t it make more financial sense to just release an upclocked GM107 with a higher power limit?? At this point in the GPU cycle the power draw is no longer a massive factor, so if 85-90 watts and the need of a six pin PCIe connector is too much, the GTX 750 TI continues to exist as an option for those people who need the minimal power draw.

      • synthtel2
      • 4 years ago

      It implies that they have a significant quantity of GM206s that don’t make the cut as GTX 950s. I do find that a bit surprising, as 950s are already cut down quite a bit (3/4ths SPs/TMUs enabled), 227 mm[super<]2[/super<] isn't big, and 28nm is a very mature process. For comparison, most of the bigger mobile stuff is based on GM204, and there are versions of that cut down by as much as half, but GM200 doesn't really have cut versions at all. Maybe the real question is where all the cut down GM200s are.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    AnandTech’s price check: Intel’s unlocked Skylake processors for desktops are getting more affordable

    [url<]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559&cm_re=i7-6700k-_-19-117-559-_-Product[/url<] yep was about $600 w/o taxes before, so it is getting cheaper!! Now on sale for $540 +$6 +13% = $617

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 4 years ago

      Newegg’s been gouging consumers for an extra $50-$60 of profit on the i7-6700K and i5-6600K in the past few months. Intel’s supply has not been keeping up with demand.

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]Bloomberg: Vaio near deal with Toshiba, Fujitsu to form Japan PC giant[/quote<] So, just like when DRAM makers NEC, Toshiba and Mitsubishi clumped themselves together.

    • Beahmont
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]I.University of Soutampton: Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind [/quote<] Now this sounds like a really interesting tech. Super CD's on steroids. I'm really interested in seeing what the read/write rate is on this in commercial development. I don't think it's rewriteable, but for Archival and Storage purposes this sounds pretty close to a be-all-end-all solution. 360 TB/disc data capacities with thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C )? Sign me up! Edit: Forgot to gush about the fact that they are also only the size of an American Quarter and are made from a fairly cheap quartz glass!

      • Flying Fox
      • 4 years ago

      [quote<]Super CD's on steroids[/quote<] The article called it "Superman memory crystal"!

        • ronch
        • 4 years ago

        Superman memory crystal? What, is it from China?

      • Generic
      • 4 years ago

      Neat, but I don’t see anything on read access times. 🙁

      I understand this archival first, but it’d be darn cool if every bit of reference material known to date was built right into every PC, tablet, or what have you.

      Maybe write software that relies on such a repository simply because its always available…

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 years ago

    Southampton* I think a misspelling occurred above

      • ronch
      • 4 years ago

      Doesn’t really matter. Most gerbils read it and their AutoCorrect™ automatically kicks in. No biggie.

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    [b<]Bloomberg: Vaio near deal with Toshiba, Fujitsu to form Japan PC giant[/b<] Vaoi: Form feet and legs! Toshiba: Form arms and body! Fujitsu: And I'll form the head! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!

      • nico1982
      • 4 years ago

      Eagerly awaiting for that Voltron reboot.

      • blastdoor
      • 4 years ago

      Indeed…

      I would say a dog pile of lilliputians does not a giant make.

      • LoneWolf15
      • 4 years ago

      Sadly, it’ll be Voltron III, not Voltron I.

      • Voldenuit
      • 4 years ago

      [url<]http://pbfcomics.com/186[/url<]

      • ronch
      • 4 years ago

      Nah. Voltron is passé. Should be called Vatofu.

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