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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 Chico Veinte Minutos):

    0:00 Presentation.

    1:16 Intro.

    1:47 Steam Deck.

    38:29 GitHub Co-Pilot.

    47:18 Sponsors.

    49:57 TSMC exploring new ways to cool silicon chips.

    53:30 Intel is in talks to buy Global Foundries.

    56:02 AMD Fidelity FX is now Open Source.

    58:20 Microsoft announces Windows 360.

    1:00:00 Alder Lake Leak.

    1:03:50 Reprint of the old LTT underwear.

    1:04:40 "Gaming" on Netflix.

    1:05:11 Superchats

    1:13:25 Steam Deck RDNA 2 Graphics Mention

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Cheap GPUs are FINALLY Coming Back!! - WAN Show July 9, 2021

    Cheap GPUs are FINALLY Coming Back!! - WAN Show July 9, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of NoKi1119)

    [0:00] Chapters

    [01:41] Intro

    [02:15] Topic #1: Cryptocurrency crackdown in China leading to Graphics Card prices to drop. 

       02:37 Reasons behind the drop in prices.

       08:24 Discussing local prices.

       10:19 eBay prices on GPUs are dropping.

       11:30 The energy factor affecting Cryptomining in China.

       13:25 Cryptocurrencies dipping and Linus wanting to invest.

       15:34 The effect of chips shortage on the GPU pricing and future releases.

    [19:40] Topic #2: Biden directing F.T.C. to make new regulations for Right-to-Repair.

       19:40 Biden issuing an Executive order towards F.T.C. and its regulations.

       21:00 Right to Repair already exists in automotive repairs.

       23:00 How the executive order helps farmers.

       26:12 Directive includes DoD and mobile phone contractors.

    [29:14] Sponsors.

       29:22 DisplayFusion multi-monitor manager.

       30:23 NeedForSeat gaming chairs.

       31:50  Seasonic Power Supply (and more).

    [32:54] Topic #2.5: Nintendo Switch "Pro" Controversy.

       32:54 Expectations V.S. Reality.

       36:48 Linus's experience with the Switch.

       39:14 Linus appreciates Nintendo's consistency.

       40:12 Linus's games of choice on Switch.

    [43:20] Topic #3: Google Play Store is under fire.

       44:05 Google's Response to the whole lawsuit.

       46:35 Google anti-consumer policies on subscription-based streaming services.

       51:23 Lawsuit requires Google to "allow" for the removal of pre-installed apps.

       53:22 Thoughts on Google's response.

       56:02  LTTstore has a discount.

    [57:24] Topic #3.5: China uses Facial Recognition to control gamers.

       58:25 Spending money on lootboxes  IS gambling.

       59:46 Parents should enforce the limits, NOT the government.

       1:00:50 China's 996 working hours system.

    [1:03:06] Topic #4: Linus's new house challenges.

       1:04:46 The house heating problem.

       1:06:40 Whole house water-cooling.?

       1:08:47 Discussing computers.

       1:13:57 Home theater.

       1:17:46 Linus's home plan ft MsPaint.

    [1:22:44] Not-So-Superchats.

    [1:32:15] Wrapping up.

    [1:32:24] Outro.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    3nm CPUs Are Coming! - WAN Show July 2, 2021

    3nm CPUs Are Coming! - WAN Show July 2, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of dashnog)

    0:00 Introducing topics, roll intro, sponsors

    1:54 Windows 11 CPU & TPM requirements

         - 15:14 Microsoft claims using TPM and secure boot report 60% less malware.

         - 16:18 Anybody who runs PCIe 4 will have TPM 2.0.

         - 17:54 TPM is a nightmare for repairs.

         - 21:08 Win 11 minimum requirements can make software optimizations easier.

    22:26 Why should people backup their data?

         - 31:42 Dropbox can't read/doesn't own user's data because it's encrypted.

    33:38 Sponsor break

    35:36 Linus' new house

    48:16 Former Microsoft employee stole $10M in Xbox Gift Cards

    50:50 Intel & Apple are the first to 3nm CPUs in late 2022. 

    52:58 Superchats & outro

    • 55 min
    I want to talk to you about Windows 11 - WAN Show Jun 25, 2021

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of BlackWings)

    00:00:20 Topic intro - A fan recreated all the levels of golden eye in Far Cry 5, Windows 11, AMD FX Super Resolution, John McAfee

    00:01:17 WAN Show Intro and Sponsors

    00:01:48 Windows 11

     00:03:58 Frosted glass aesthetic

     00:05:10 Touch first approach 

     00:07:09 Realign Taskbar

     00:10:56 Office 365 and Search

     00:14:40 Emoji, gifs keyboard

     00:15:21 Widgets

     00:15:45 Pen input is getting better, auto HDR, direct storage, Xbox game pass

     00:17:45 Direct Microsoft Teams integration, Android app support, Windows store

     00:19:30 Poll of which cut is better linus version vs Unedited Anthony version script

     00:32:21 Result of poll and talk on how live reveal events have changed

     00:42:05 TPM

     00:45:40 Superchats on Win 11

    00:48:05 Sponsors - Almalinux, Honey, Ridge Wallet

    00:50:30 Golden eye maps copyright striked ?

    00:58:00 Linus' steam shopping spree

    01:00:20 John McAfee found dead

    01:03:30 China bans BTC

    01:05:15 Boston Dynamics owned by Hyundai

    01:06:25 LTT store updated merch

    01:07:15 linus talks about win 11 effect on Win 11 Ayaneo Handheld

    01:08:40 Linus and luke talk about retro games

    01:12:48 Superchats

    01:21:04 Linus steam shopping spree recommendations

     01:26:00 Background play on floatplane on iOS

     01:27:45 Final Fantasy animated series

    01:35:51 Outro

    • 1 hr 36 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of Luke Carapezza)

    0:00 Introducing Topics

    1:45 - Roll Intro

    2:13 - Sponsors

    2:39 Oculus delivering ads straight to your brain in VR (Topic 1)

        - 04:57 Logistics of boiling frogs || (8:11 - frog logistics incorrect, according to FP chat)

        - 10:51 Quest 2 is an unbelievably good value (because they subsidize the cost with ads)

        - 16:30 Facebook has now broken every one of the promises made during Oculus acquisition

        - 17:05 Amazon Reviews & VR = niche product debate

    21:05 Founder's Edition RTX 3070 TI (Topic 2)

        - 22:10 Scalpers say the card was never available

        - 24:10 What is NVidia playing at?

        - 28:00 NVidia playing both sides

        - 33:00 Only 11 cards accounted for so far

        - 33:45 NVidia prioritizing mobile GPUs (because they make more money from them)

        - 35:20 Synopsis of issue - NVidia "having their cake & eating it too"

    39:20 Starlink Overheating (Topic 3)

        - 41:55 Buying recreational property (and off-grid internet access)

        - 45:05 Mobile device operating temperatures

        - 48:20 Tesla revising cars—disabling features & the cost of maintenance

    1:02:22 Sponsors

        - 1:02:27 Epos

        - 1:03:04 Pulseway

        - 1:03:58 Ridgewallet

    1:04:58 Windows 11 (Topic 4)

        - 1:06:29 Daily driving linux

        - 1:10:20 Floatplane News - Canada approves!

        - 1:13:47 Bill C-10

    1:15:55 NVidia moving Win 7/8 to EOL (Topic 5)

    1:18:15 Tim Cook says sidelaoding is bad (Topic 5.5)

    1:18:50 lttstore.com news!

        - 1:19:55 Alpaca wool to the moon (Linus cuts a check for $250k)

        - 1:24:10 Noctua: they don't f*** around (& the mentality of doing things right)

    1:30:26 Superchats

        - Model 3 structural changes - are all of them crash tested?

        - "Linux is free if your time is worthless"

        - Floatplane download limited to Australia (and Floatplane infrastructure in general)

        - "You need a car person to do the car reveiws"

        - "Tall sizes for shirts and hoodies when?"

        - Large CPU pillows are a novelty, you should only buy them for that purpose.

        - Back to tall clothing

    1:40:20 Closing

        - One more superchat (Luke tried to build a 3d body profile kinect tool 10 years ago)

    1:41:25 Outro

    1:42:39 LTTStore leak

    • 1 hr 42 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of Timmy Fox)

    00:00:33 – Topics overview

    – 00:01:22 – Bad pun

    00:01:39 – Intro

    – 00:02:00 – Sponsor overview

    00:02:11 – HardwareUnboxed...except not

    00:03:40 – HardwareUnboxed's LG review drama

    – 00:04:00 – LG CNS tangent

    – – 00:06:10 – Possible benefits of the company split

    – 00:07:13 – Last minute release embargo

    – – 00:07:35 – Intel embargo email

    – – 00:08:11 – It is not usual to add embargos after reviewing the product

    – – 00:09:48 – HardwareUnboxed never agreed to any embargo

    – – 00:10:17 – HardwareUnboxed's review was very positive

    – – 00:10:55 – LG reaching out

    – 00:11:07 – Remembering Youtube annotations

    – 00:12:00 – HardwareUnboxed's response

    – 00:12:44 – LG's further imposed embargos

    – 00:14:35 – Who is LG CNS?

    – 00:15:57 – Buzzword Bingo

    – 00:16:41 – LG's response

    – 00:18:17 – Linus' thoughts

    – – 00:18:47 – Trying to find a document

    – – 00:19:18 – Linus' actual point

    – – 00:21:08 – Can you imagine that?

    – – 00:24:30 – In the context of the global silicon shortage

    – – 00:25:08 – Shoutout to Jarrod's tech

    – 00:25:42 – Back to LG's guidelines

    – 00:28:32 – The problem

    – 00:29:47 – Moving on even further

    – – 00:30:37 – A review cannot be a paid review

    – 00:31:17 – LG kept digging

    – 00:32:27 – LG made a 180

    – – 00:32:54 – What Linus wants to know

    – 00:34:13 – Summary and things to keep in mind

    – – 00:35:26 – Where companies run into problems

    – – 00:36:07 – Sponsored content when the product is included

    – – 00:37:58 – Luke weighing in

    – 00:38:54 – The most ridiculous thing about this

    – 00:40:34 – HardwareUnboxed did the right thing

    00:41:19 – WWDC discussion

    – 00:42:09 – Colin's comment

    – 00:42:48 – Linus' Uncle's story

    – 00:43:39 – Lack of T9 dialing

    – 00:45:49 – What drives Linus crazy

    – 00:46:44 – How Luke gets paid

    – 00:47:28 – Facetime

    – 00:49:27 – Value of getting kids using your tech

    – 00:50:18 – Linus needs to buy a Chromebook

    00:53:17 – Sponsors

    00:55:10 – LTT Sad Linus sequin pillow launch

    – Large CPU pillows back in stock (00:57:38)

    00:57:15 – Tesla Model S Plaid / Games in a Tesla

    – 00:57:38 – Tangent: Large CPU pillows back in stock

    – 00:58:38 – Back on topic

    – 01:00:10 – Compared to Android Auto

    – 01:02:20 – Tesla's claims

    – 01:03:37 – Would you game on this?

    – 01:04:58 – Luke's screen complaints

    – 01:06:09 – Linus' alternate take

    – 01:06:33 – Further thoughts

    – 01:09:30 – Discussion about how expensive it is

    01:14:30 – Windows 10 being retired

    01:15:58 – El Salvador adopting Bitcoin

    01:17:38 – Superchats

    01:20:43 – Update on 3080 & 3080 TI prices equalizing

    – 01:23:54 – Repeating what was said in the reviews

    – 01:24:19 – Linus' question

    – 01:24:59 – Linus never said it's a good value

    – 01:25:20 – Linus' question (cont.)

    – 01:27:57 – Would you rather market or manufacturer setting the price?

    01:28:23 – Closing comments and extra superchats

    – 01:28:47 – LGBT comments

    – 01:29:51 – "Bye" + Outro

    – 01:30:14 – One more thing

    – 01:31:01 – "Bye" x2

    • 1 hr 31 min

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