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Thursday Afternoon (11 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 17-May-2018  13:47:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have unveiled their Ryzen Pro processors, aimed at business users. Exceptional performance for your every task. AMD Ryzen™ PRO processors and AMD Ryzen™ PRO processors with Radeon™ Vega graphics accelerate complex computational demands, multitasking, visual computing, and multimedia applications. Coverage on Tweaktown, ExtremeTech, Anandtech, ArsTechnica, Techgage, HotHardware and TechReport.

ACCC have turned their attention to Google's data harvesting from Android phones. Not only does data transfer raise new privacy concerns for the 10 million Android users in Australia but they are also reportedly paying their telco providers to send the data. If it is in the vicinity of the gigabyte a month Oracle estimates, it is likely costing millions.

The US Senate has voted to uphold Net Neutrality. The Senate Wednesday voted to preserve net neutrality, with three Republicans joining all of the chamber’s Democrats and independents to block a Federal Communications Commission plan to undo Obama-era rules governing the internet. The vote is a major victory for net neutrality activists, but the plan still has a long way to go before it could take effect.

There's an interesting video here where a few Aussies go to the electronics markets in Shenzen. Unsurprisingly it's a geek paradise!

Finally, if you live on the south-eastern coast of Australia you should have a good view of the ISS this evening. Issued for Thursday 17th May 2018. Be sure to look up in the sky on Thursday night shortly after sunset and show the kids! The ISS or International Space Station will make a visible pass directly over South East Australia for 6 minutes at each location.

PS: It's Yanny. :)

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