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Every week Linus and Luke discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.

The WAN Show Podcas‪t‬ Linus Tech Tips

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Every week Linus and Luke discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of MMAPSFAWNMR)

    00:00:09 ----- Synopsis of Topics (AnandTechs 11700K review, Verified Actual Gamer Program, Google is a privacy company now, Arizona House Bill).

    00:01:45 ----- Intro.

    00:02:17 ----- Luke feels robbed and asks Linus where the new WAN Show intro is.

    00:02:40 ----- How AnandTech published their full review of the Intel Core i7-11700K nearly two weeks early and how NDAs work.

    00:03:14 ----- Quick sponsor announcement: Redux, Ridge Wallet, and Square Space.

    00:15:03 ----- Tech specs of the Intel Core i7-11700K.

    00:23:32 ----- Nvidia is working with GPU miners. The 3060 ATH mining limiter rumored to be on the 3080 Ti as well.

    00:32:26 ----- Big Reveal: Sometime next week, Linus Media Group will be launching the Verified Actual Gamer Program (not a giveaway).

    00:44:59 ----- Sponsor spot: Redux.

    00:45:54 ----- Sponsor spot: Ridge Wallet.

    00:46:32 ----- Sponsor spot: Square Space.

    00:48:53 ----- Questions about the Verified Actual Gamer Program.

    00:49:40 ----- Google is now a privacy company.

    00:55:01 ----- LTT Store new shirt.

    00:56:53 ----- AMDs 6700XT paper launcher.

    01:00:02 ----- 8-year-old Fortnite pro (Joseph Dean).

    01:02:19 ----- LTT Store desk pad update.

    01:02:51 ----- Arizona House Bill that would require an allowance for third party payment on app platforms.

    01:09:58 ----- Super Chats.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    That Time my Channel Almost Got ACQUIRED - WAN Show February 26, 2021

    That Time my Channel Almost Got ACQUIRED - WAN Show February 26, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of Asa)

    0:00 - Topics Introduced

    2:10 - Intro

    2:20 - Linus wants new intros (kind of)

    4:00 - some LMG history as told by Linus

    6:24 - Linus meets a company intrested in buying LMG

    10:10 - Linus looks for old emails about the potential merger

    13:00 - Linus decides he doesn't want to take the offer

    15:52 - Linus likes the Spiffing Brit

    16:44 - Main Topic 1: Biden & Semiconductors

    20:51 - Nvidia is not your friend (and LMG is a corporation)

    23:44 - Linus does the funny crying thing (press 3 on the keyboard)

    26:15 - Nvidia's 3080 nerfs aren't effective

    28:25 - c:/chat_is_hacking

    30:53 - Nvidia says the 3080 ''cannot be hacked'

    35:04 - Luke talks about Hardware Unboxed email

    37:48 - Valve nevermind, sponsors!

    42:16 - Luke's bird, Scoop, makes an appearance

    45:43 - Main Topic 2: Apple v. Epic feat. Valve

    50:46 - New LTTStore Shirt! (designed by Sarah) & Linus is making a solid gold controller

    55:22 - Bling vs. Functionality

    59:10 - Main Topic 3: "Silver Sparrow" Apple Malware

    1:01:08 - Main Topic 4: Fry's Electronics closed

    1:05:07 - Main Topic 5: Apple forced to show a "repairability score" in France

    1:06:13 - Luke talks about Willow Video & Linus talks about the Basil Leaf

    1:12:25 - Linus discusses the Basil Leaf''s closing, opening, and closing again

    1:14:00 - Conclusion & Superchats

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Your Memory is Getting its OWN CPU?? - WAN Show February 19, 2021

    Your Memory is Getting its OWN CPU?? - WAN Show February 19, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of AD)

    Topics: 0:06

    Intro: 1:57

    Sponsors: 2:20

    Samsung calming 1st high bandwidth memory and AI processing: 2:30

    Nvidia slows the mining performance of up coming 3060: 13:37

    New floatplane video (Buying counterfeit LTT Merch): 19:35

    Sponsors: 24:35

    Reacting to xQc’s reaction to Linus’s reaction of xQc building his PC : 28:56

    Linus drawing: 49:05

    Linus confession: 1:09:38

    Linus talks about his “bone-head move”: 1:11:08

    Linus “overall response” to the reaction: 1:13:28

    Linus talk about Twitch streaming and streamers: 1:14:17

    Return to other topics :

    Facebook: 1:16:31

    Xbox series x got an update: 1:21:56

    SuperChats: 1:26:04

    Outro: 1:28:46

    • 1 hr 29 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of MattDog_222)

    0:22 Why the show is late (Painting)

    1:42 Andy, an employee, wanted Linus to paint during Intel Extreme Tech Upgrade

    3:16 Andy's setup and how Linus broke the bed

    6:16 Further explanation/reactions to the bed story

    7:31 Topic Previews

    9:22 Roll that intro!

    9:41 Linus getting Rick-rolled

    10:51 Headline: NVIDIA (supposedly) Restarting production of 1050TIs

    12:29 Explaining GPU 'wafers' during production

    13:58 The reason they are remaking it

    16:25 Digression to RTX not being popular

    18:09 Valve's user hardware related data

    19:17 Intel caught 'fudging' benchmarks:

    21:29 The "Fun part" (Luke). 

    23:07 Watching the video together with Linus

    24:51 Pausing and discussing Intel Evo Branding

    26:32 Evo: What is it?

    28:06 Jon (Rettinger) should not be the the spokesperson (Linus)

    30:47 You don't market your product by crapping on the other (Linus)

    33:22 Evo standard doesn't even include USB Type A ports (Luke)

    35:02 Linus's AMD story about product marketing issues

    37:10 LTT responsible for canning an agency

    38:51 The nature of the industry with marketing agencies

    41:07 Luke's favorite marketing people to work with

    41:58 Asking Jon about the video

    43:48 Sponsor: Backblaze

    44:42 Sponsor: Private Internet Access (PIA)

    45:25 Sponsor: Seasonic

    46:37 Plugging Jon's channel

    47:31 CD Projekt Red Source Code Leaks

    49:59 Related cyber threats

    51:49 Linus suspects someone actually bought it

    52:50 Twitter explores payed subscriptions

    53:05 Facebook's ad implementation by comparison

    55:09 Twitter's homefeed (and ads)

    56:58 Twitter subscription model discussion

    58:19 What you get from it (Including editing tweets)

    59:55 Ability to tip users

    1:01:12 Art

    1:02:05 Affordable Intel CPUs

    1:03:37 Interesting how this + 1050TI is happening at the the same time (Luke)

    1:04:50 Replying to chats

    1:07:41 Linus upgrading Luke's PC + the catch

    1:09:09 Conclusion + LTT Store

    1:09:54 Outro

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The DEATH of Cloud Gaming - WAN Show February 5, 2021

    The DEATH of Cloud Gaming - WAN Show February 5, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of MattDog_222)

    0:00 Intro with Google Stadia changing 

    1:49 Luke's take about Stadia

    3:34 Linus's problem with what Google was doing

    4:56 Talking about acquisition opportunities

    6:38 Linus: The bigger problem with Stadia

    8:24 One of the holy grail's of gaming: Fully destructible environments

    9:50 Linus's prison escape simulator game idea

    11:02 Game called "Teardown" discussion

    11:53 The core idea of cloud gaming + Google lacking patience

    13:26 Google's confusing mindset hypothetical example

    14:22 Everyone knows games take a long time to develop (except Google)

    16:05 GeForce Now has reached 6 Million members

    16:48 Luke: Nvidia & Microsoft have good approaches

    17:45 Xbox Series X example

    18:40 Comparing to Nintendo Wii/Switch controller/accessory costs

    19:59 Luke singing the song again + Linus trying to censor it live

    20:26 Nvidia requiring companies to be transparent about RTX3000 specifications

    21:57 Linus calling one of the writers about RTX3000 spec requirement

    23:02 TDP not making much difference, but boost clocks are

    25:01 Currently don't know much about the 80W vs. 150W (price, power usage, performance)

    26:40 Luke enjoys Nvidia shooting themselves in the foot

    27:44 What Linus thinks Nvidia needs (Intel like naming approach)

    28:32 Is Linus still holding GME (Gamestop) stocks? (skip to 42:24)

    29:05 Sponsor: Build Redux

    30:28 Sponsor: Ridge Wallet

    31:13 Sponsor: Honey

    31:57 Luke tells us a story from his mom

    34:18 Comparing old and current YouTube comments

    36:23 Other people responding to comments for you

    37:33 (Rumor) Apple VR Headset could cost $3,000

    39:22 Linus worried about Apple's approach + How it might impact VR market

    40:27 The Valve Index's VR problems comparison

    42:24 Linus GME (Gamestop) stock update

    44:34 (Floatplane chat) GPD video question

    44:57 How Yvonne (wife) handled the GME stocks

    47:28 Not LTT Store

    48:14 LTTStore.com (New scarves)

    49:54 Valve fined $4,000,000 on Steam controller

    52:10 Linus: Gaming patents shouldn't last as long

    54:18 NZXT Apologizes for safety issue on H1 case

    56:30 Superchats

    59:46 Linus's lifetime investments summary

    1:02:17 Conclusion

    1:02:41 Outro

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Let's SCREW the Stock Market! - WAN Show January 29, 2021

    Let's SCREW the Stock Market! - WAN Show January 29, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of MattDog_222)

    0:00 Intro

    0:14 Topic preview

    1:59 Intro

    2:35 Short summary/preview of review bombing

    3:17 Introduction to Gamestop (GME) stock current events

     3:52 Shorting a stock: definition/explanation

     6:27 Short Explanation ( Part 2 )

     8:12 What WallStreetBets is doing + Elon Musk's opinion

     9:48 Original intention behind shorting

     11:12 Gamestop + Robinhood + Redistribution of wealth

     12:08 Some people had success + The main "winners"

     13:10 WallStreetBets' Role model

     14:53 Hedgefunds also charged interest, amongst other things

     15:25 Linus's stock promise introduction/announcement

      17:15 Ivan's story

      18:26 Linus starts to get worried (To the moon)

     19:33 Other "Meme stocks" + "Short squeezing"

     20:32 AMC in particular

     21:30 Linus's promise: Cost update (+Luke laughing)

     22:11 Linus doesn't do many investments

     23:50 How does Linus acquire GME? + Luke's prediction

     24:45 Estimates of 5 Billion lost from short-sellers

     25:05 Robinhood restricted GME + Class Action Lawsuit + Reviewbombing

     27:07 Other meme-crap (Dogecoin)

     27:27 Robinhood possibly selling some peoples shares + disclaimer

     28:23 Elon added Bitcoin to his Twitter bio

     29:15 Twitch/Floatplane chats suggests promise cap (50k)

     30:08 Google removing negative Robinhood review

     31:38 Luke's computer lag issues (story)

    33:05 Sponsors

     33:13 Honey

     34:08 (Not a sponsor) - Activism investing

     35:46 Malwarebytes Premium

     36:40 Privacy + Alienware giveaway

    37:42 Calling Yvonne (the wife)

     39:01 The cost reveal (50k)

     41:01 Yvonne's counter-argument 

    42:25 Intel has more returning talent (Sunil Shenoy + more)

     43:02 Linus's Apple Watch Heart-Rate

     45:02 Sunil's previous work at Intel + Other names

     46:13 Pat Gensinger's quote

    46:35 Apple Q1 record revenue ($150 Billion)

    48:37 Alleged NVIDIA 3080TI 20GB leak

    49:51 "Please stop sending money" - Linus

    50:12 i9 11900kf leaked screenshots

    51:40 Linus trying to plan when to buy GME stocks

    52:10 LTT Still Hiring

    53:04 More stock talk + various comments on it

    55:34 LMG is NOT going public

    56:46 LTT Store reminder

    58:04 Conclusion

    58:40 Outro 1

    59:04 Outro 2

    • 1 hr

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