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Thursday Evening (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 5-July-2018  17:28:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal, and will likely be extradited to the USA from New Zealand. The latest decision comes more than six years after U.S. authorities shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering against the men. If found guilty, they could face decades in prison. Discussion continues in this thread.

PC Perspective spotted an embedded Ryzen board which might be just the thing for tiny powerful systems. Sapphire Technologies is now partnering with AMD to offer up a new small(ish) 5"x5" form factor system for embedded applications featuring AMD's Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC APUs. The Sapphire FS-FP5V is a 5.8"x5.5" motherboard that pairs the V1000 SoC with Zen CPU cores and Vega GPU with dual channel DDR4 3200 MHz SODIMM memory slots, two M.2 slots, a single SATA 3 port, dual Ethernet, and four DisplayPort outputs supporting up to four 4K displays.

HotHardware checked out Intel Optane Memory, which has recently been updated. Intel has since updated its Optane Memory line-up with a 64GB drive and some new software that enables acceleration of secondary storage volumes. At first, Optane Memory could only accelerate the main OS boot volume and drives were limited to capacities of 16GB and 32GB. Having the ability to accelerate secondary volumes opens up some interesting possibilities. Users could place their OS and most commonly used apps on a speedy SSD, for example, and accelerate a slower, secondary drive that may be filled with large amounts of bulk data.

TechSpot compared the Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-8700K CPUs in 35 games. From AMD, the Ryzen 2700X packs 8 cores and 16 threads clocked between 3.7 and 4.3 GHz, depending on the workload. From Intel, the Core i7-8700K offers two less cores for a 6 core/12 thread configuration, but what this chip lacks in cores it makes up for in clock speed, operating at between 3.7 GHz and 4.7 GHz.

More Australian users are likely to have been affected by the Typeform breach. Australian customers of Typeform have spent the week seeking answers and assurances from the company on whether or not they have been impacted by the data breach incident.

I've recently stumbled upon a whole genre of music I really like but I don't know what I'd call it.. kinda 80's-themed electronica? Retro electronica? It basically sounds like if Tangerine Dream made a new Airwolf theme.. yeah, I'm down with the current references. Anyway, if you have Spotify, this album is a good example, or if not, this track or this track on YouTube.



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