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  • Twitter has now rebranded as 'X'

    Musk is systemically destroying the brand and its revenue stream. I have little reason to believe it won't be be eclipsed by Threads as X becomes a Truth Social competitor.  :D
  • Apple is asking iPhone suppliers for screens without any bezel

    mayfly said:
    There is a phrase in this article that understates what I'd think is a much bigger issue:
    "increased vulnerability to external shocks"

    With no metal bezel surrounding a glass lens, seems like it would be way more likely to break due to accidents that current phones survive intact. They're going to have to explore a radically different glass technology to prevent that. Or they could just use current glass tech, and make more money on repairs, I suppose.
    Hint... the "lens" is not made of glass.
  • Apple Pay Express Mode comes to New South Wales

    It would be really great if we could see the price we are approving on the iPhone's SCREEN. In a lot of situations, especially when traveling, the price screen is not easy to see on hand held readers and in some cases the cashier has to type in the price and then hold out the reader to the buyer with the screen facing away from them or in a foreign language. Why was it not this way from the beginning?
  • Satechi launches 16-in-1 Multimedia Pro Dock with Thunderbolt 4

    The new Sonnet dock has a much better balance of ports and it's $50 cheaper: 4x USB-C 3.2, 4x USB-A 3.2, 3x Thunderbolt, 1x HDMI, x2 Audio/Mic ports, 1x RCA audio (L,R), 2.5Gbps Ethernet, NVEs storage slot, SD 4.0 slot and 100W Power Delivery. Support up to x2 6k monitors or x1 8k monitor (also over HDMI). It's easy enough to buy native USB-C (Thunderbolt) to HDMI or DisplayPort cables if you need two HDMI or DisplayPort connections; these are not adapters since HDMI and DisplayPort work natively over USB-C (Thunderbolt), as do most protocols, even ethernet.

    Personally, I don't bother with USB-A unless I have a legacy devices with that type of cable. I mostly just use them for charging other devices.

    The Satechi dock is beat by this new Sonnet dock in every way for less money.

    Sonnet Echo 20 Thunderbolt 4 SuperDock

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  • M2 Ultra benchmarks show performance bump over M1 Ultra

    That’s cool and all, but let’s see cinebench scores. We need to see sustained performance metrics. 

    The m1 fell off here due to a memory buffer bottleneck. 

    Looking forward to see m2 ultra improvements. 
    Which M1? Each of the 4 tiers has a different maximum memory bandwidth: 100/200/400/800GB/s

    What do you mean by memory buffer? The CPU, GPU, ML and all other processing cores have direct access to the same memory space simultaneously. Unless data is coming from the SSD, once its in RAM is does not have to be shuttled back and forth, as a traditional GPU card would have to do. This is why a Mx chip can do more with less power.