Ryzen Threadripper has launched duuuuuuuuudddeeeeee!!!!!! And it is ripping all of the threads. The Threadripper 1950X, 1920X, and 1900X have released today and reviews are up, with most saying that the 1950X is worth all the hype it’s getting. Arstechnica says this CPU gives Intel the middle finger. Rude, but I’ll allow it. The 1950X has 16 cores and 32 Threads compared to the 10 cores and 20 threads in the Intel Core I9-7900X, which goes for the same price of $1000. Benchmarks from PCWorld show that that the 1950X came out WAY on top with multi-threaded applications. This CPU is in the High-End Desktop Market and is meant primarily for work things. Like I said, it rips all of the threads, my dude. But for gaming, Intel still carries the crown. Anyways, I didn’t talk about the other two processors, but if you want details on those and all things Threadripper, check out the links in the description below.
In other news, Facebook has just launched their video platform called Watch, which kind of sounds a bit creepy in my opinion…1984-esque. WHO’S WATCHING WHO MAN!? The new platform will feature original programming, along with videos from other creators, which will be shown in a tab personalized to your interests over time. There are daily slotted shows as well as live TV type content where creators can interact with their fans in real time. Facebook also has a deal with the MLB to broadcast one live baseball game per week. Interesting. Well, let’s see if Facebook can make themselves a competitor to Netflix, Amazon, now Disney. I highly doubt they will, but give ‘em a shot.
And people are freaking out because the well respected Consumer Reports magazine has ripped Microsoft Surface PCs of its recommended badge. The magazine has found the hardware to be significantly less reliable than most other brands. Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that around 25% of Surface users experience problems by the end of their second year of ownership. But Surface owners, don’t be too scared. In an article, CNET showed that these findings may not be entirely accurate, indicating that it’s unclear just how many of the 90,000 tablets and laptops were Surfaces. Sometimes people say mean things. Doesn’t mean you gotta listen. But maybe you do. I’m not sure. I’ve never had a Surface. Surface owners out there, tell me about your experiences.
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A YouTuber posted a video from an Acer trade show which showed a new Acer Nitro 5 laptop featuring the Mobile Coffee Lake processor, according to the specs. The video seems to have been taken down, so that’s how you know it’s real.
The Xbox Live Creators Program which features self-published indie game launches today. So, go support indie game developers!
Disney is facing a lawsuit claiming that they have illegally collected personal data from children through 42 of their apps. And that’s what you get for trying to take our movies away from us!
But wait! Actually, it’s only in the US that Disney movies will be taken from Netflix in 2019. But Disney will take our movies away eventually, just not right away. So nice.
And Andy Rubin’s Essential phone was supposed to launch at the end of June, but it didn’t. And it didn’t in July either. But now he says he will announce when it will release next week. So yes, as we often see in the tech news world, an announcement for an announcement.
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the NCIX Forum post linked in the description.
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