Weekend tech reading: Wi-Fi speed record broken, Doom photoshopped, Yahoo-Tumblr deal?

By on May 19, 2013, 10:30 AM

Doom remastered in 9600x7211 This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Doom. The original size was 320x240 and the final product is 9600x7211. This is the highest resolution Photoshop image I've done to date (although I've done higher 3d rendering). DeviantArt / YouTube via TechSpot Forums

Wi-Fi Network Breaks Speed Record Think your network is fast? Getting a gigabyte-sized movie over your local wireless network to your hard drive in a few seconds is old hat. Now there’s a network that can push a 2-hour, high-definition movie to a computer a mile away in less time than it takes to read a single word. Discovery

Yahoo Tumblrs for Cool: Board Approves $1.1 Billion Deal as Expected Yahoo Board to Meet Sunday to Consider $1.1 Billion, All-Cash Deal to Acquire Tumblr The Yahoo board has approved a massive $1.1 billion all-cash deal to buy Tumblr. Sources close to the board said the deal was a foregone conclusion and was an unanimous vote by the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Deal "confirmed", WSJ

The Evolution Of Hacker News Hacker News was initially built by YC co-founder Paul Graham as a demonstration of Arc, a new programming language he’d been working on. He quickly realized that it could help bring together the companies he was supporting and the rest of the folks who wanted in. TechCrunch

Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group of factories in China, it said. PC World

At EVE Fanfest, players celebrate a different world Jon Lander, the executive producer of CCP Games’ EVE Online, tells me this during an interview on the first proper day of the company’s Fanfest 2013 event in Reykjavik, Iceland last month. He doesn’t seem to mean much by it and at the time I took it as a throwaway comment. We were in the midst of a larger conversation about monetization and his company’s business practices. Ars Technica

Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top "good" rating in the results released Thursday. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was rated as "acceptable." But fast-selling models such as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Jeep Wrangler received only "marginal" or "poor" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. LA Times

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Us Why 'Star Trek' Is So Much Better Than 'Star Wars' Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's most famous astrophysicist, and he is a HUGE Trekkie. The host of StarTalk Radio is a fan of science fiction and futuristic movies, and of Star Trek in particular. Considering his love for space and science, that's no surprise. What is surprising, though, is his distaste for a certain sci-fi series with its own enormous following. Business Insider

Dell's thumb PC, Project Ophelia, to ship in July Dell's thumb-sized PC called Project Ophelia, which is the size of a USB stick, will start shipping in July for around $100. The Android-based device will plug into a display's HDMI port so that it can run applications or access files stored remotely. It will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and is aimed at users who do most of their computing on the Web. PC World




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Jesse Jesse said:

That doom video was awesome!

JC713 JC713 said:

The next barrier for wifi will now be range.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

40 GB a second speed would fill up my 7 TeraBytes of hard drive space in no time yikes.

ikesmasher said:

I only get a couple of megabytes a second over wifi o.O

Timonius Timonius said:

Wi-Fi Network Breaks Speed Record -> Wouldn't the higher frequency be more susceptible to being blocked by objects? Would it require more energy to transmit? Not sure about all the gritty details but still impressed by the speed

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Lazy bastids. I work 42 hours a week!

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Yahoo-Tumblr deal has been "confirmed" for $1.1 billion all cash.

Funny how valuations work, Instagram $1 billion, Tumblr $1.1 billion. Do you perceive either one as considerable more valuable over the other?

And please, don't say "sure, Tumblr for 0.1 billion more"

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Lazy bastids. I work 42 hours a week!

Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a month would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.

Typo Fixed

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

Foxconn "49 hours a month"... link baiting?

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Us Why 'Star Trek' Is So Much Better Than 'Star Wars

You know, I counted 17 separate scripts trying to run on that "Business Insider" page. Everybody seems determined to put their nose up your a** . Facebook, et al.

Ol' Neil is sort of a pedant anyway, so I didn't think it worthwhile to let that many people know I was there. Maybe he'll be on PBS at fundraising time, then I can just change the channel.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Yahoo-Tumblr deal has been "confirmed" for $1.1 billion all cash.

Funny how valuations work, Instagram $1 billion, Tumblr $1.1 billion. Do you perceive either one as considerable more valuable over the other?

Personally I'd see more advantage in Tumblr. Instagram would have a wider casual (and highly mobile) user base, but the personal blog aspect Tumblr, along with the wider variety of media that can be hosted/shared would make it more attractive for me.

The valuations would seem to depend upon user numbers versus versatility at this stage. It will be interesting to see how (if?) they evolve and possibly further overlap in operation.

1 person liked this | hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.

*sigh*

It was a joke at the expense of the typo, to expose the typo.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

That's a really well done doom photoshop.

Tanstar said:

Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.

*sigh*

It was a joke at the expense of the typo, to expose the typo.

And then he got the typo reversed when he said, "49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic."

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

And then he got the typo reversed when he said, "49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic."

You just repeated what Adhmuz said.

Tanstar said:

You just repeated what Adhmuz said.

Yes . . . that's who I was quoting. He's fixed it in his post now.

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