Microsoft, Give Up Already.

TechLinked
3 May 202409:21

Summary

TLDRThe tech industry continues to evolve, with Windows 10's market share hitting 70% while Windows 11 falls to under 26%, suggesting user dissatisfaction with its ads and potential focus on security over user experience. AMD's gaming product sales decline by 48%, but there's hope for a turnaround with their upcoming RDNA 4 GPUs. Apple's Q2 revenue drops by 4%, yet their stock rises as they buy back $110 billion worth of shares. Meanwhile, Apple may forego collecting fees from free iOS apps in the EU and is expected to launch new iPads with possibly an M4 chip. Intel changes its processor naming scheme, Nintendo aggressively targets emulators and flash cartridges, and two hackers find an unusual way to share a compromised router. Boston Dynamics gives its Spot robot a new, friendly appearance, and the tech world awaits more innovations with bated breath.

Takeaways

  • πŸ“ˆ Windows 10's global market share has increased to 70% of desktop systems, while Windows 11's market share has dropped to under 26%, its lowest since September.
  • πŸ“‰ AMD reported a 48% decline in sales of gaming products, including graphics cards and custom processors, compared to the previous year.
  • πŸ’Έ Apple's Q2 revenue has decreased by 4% to $9.75 billion, but this is slightly better than analysts' expectations.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has emphasized the importance of security, with executives' pay tied to hitting certain security milestones.
  • 🚫 A recent Windows update has caused issues with some customers' VPNs, suggesting that security updates may have unintended consequences.
  • πŸ’» AMD's next-generation RDNA 4 GPUs are expected to feature a new ray tracing system, which could offer significant improvements over the current RDNA 3.
  • πŸ“± A developer has reverse-engineered the Android Launcher app for the Rabbit R1, demonstrating it running on an iPhone.
  • πŸ•ΉοΈ Nintendo is aggressively pursuing legal action against emulators and flash cartridges, such as the Yuzu emulator and the RGS Mig Switch.
  • πŸ€– Boston Dynamics has updated the appearance of its Spot robot, giving it a more friendly look with muppet-like features.
  • πŸ“ Apple has decided to stop collecting its 'core technology fee' from developers of free iOS apps in the EU and is offering a grace period for small developers.
  • πŸ’‘ Intel is changing its processor naming scheme, making desktop processor names resemble mobile processor names, which could lead to confusion.

Q & A

  • What is the current global market share of Windows 10 for desktop systems?

    -Windows 10's global market share has risen to 70% of desktop systems.

  • Why might users be dissatisfied with Windows 11?

    -Users might be dissatisfied with Windows 11 due to the presence of ads everywhere and the need for a plug-in to remove the baked-in ads.

  • What has Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella emphasized as a priority for the company?

    -Satya Nadella has commanded employees to prioritize security over everything else, including support for legacy features.

  • How has a recent update to Windows 10 and 11 impacted some customers?

    -A recent update to both Windows 10 and 11 has broken some customers' VPNs.

  • What is AMD experiencing in terms of sales for their gaming products?

    -AMD has seen a 48% decline in sales of their gaming products, including desktop Radeon graphics cards and custom processors for consoles and handhelds, compared to the previous year.

  • What is the reported strategy for AMD's desktop GPUs?

    -AMD's strategy for desktop GPUs has been to launch a card at a high price and then reduce it until it becomes a potentially worthier alternative to Nvidia's offerings.

  • What is the current status of Apple's revenue compared to the previous year?

    -Apple's overall Q2 revenue is down 4% to $9.75 billion compared to the previous year.

  • Why did Apple decide to stop collecting its core technology fee from developers of free iOS apps in the EU?

    -Apple decided to stop collecting the fee to avoid controversy and instead is offering developers who meet a certain smallness threshold a 3-year grace period before they have to start paying.

  • What is expected to be revealed at the upcoming Apple event?

    -At the upcoming Apple event, the company is expected to reveal new iPad Pros and iPad Airs, possibly with an M4 chip.

  • What change is Intel making to their processor naming scheme?

    -Intel is changing their processor naming scheme to make desktop processor names resemble mobile processor names, which are less comprehensible.

  • What action has Nintendo taken regarding the Yuzu emulator?

    -Nintendo has filed a notice at GitHub that led to the takedown of 8,535 forks of the Yuzu emulator and is attempting to remove every trace of Yuzu from the internet.

  • What new features has Boston Dynamics added to their Spot Robo dog?

    -Boston Dynamics has added Muppet-like eyes, ears, and sparkly fur to their Spot Robo dog to give it a friendlier appearance.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ“ˆ Windows 10 Market Share Rises as Windows 11 Struggles

Windows 10's global market share has increased to 70% of desktop Windows systems, while Windows 11's market share has dropped to under 26%, its lowest since September. This suggests that many users are not satisfied with Windows 11, particularly due to the prevalence of ads and the need for a plug-in to remove them. Microsoft has been focusing on security, as indicated by a leaked memo from CEO Satya Nadella, which emphasizes the importance of security over all other concerns. Despite this, a recent update to both Windows 10 and 11 has caused issues with some customers' VPNs. There are hints that Microsoft may be considering moving on to Windows 12, potentially introducing new laptops branded as 'AI PCs' with a special co-pilot key to justify higher prices.

05:03

πŸ“‰ AMD's Gaming Product Sales Decline; Apple's Earnings Down

AMD's Q1 earnings report shows a 48% drop in sales of gaming products, including desktop Radeon graphics cards and custom processors for consoles and handhelds, compared to the previous year. This decline includes a 33% decrease from Q4 2023. In contrast, Nvidia is faring well. AMD's strategy for desktop GPUs has been criticized for launching products at high prices and then reducing them, which may not be as appealing as the Nvidia alternatives. However, there is anticipation for AMD's next-gen RDNA 4 GPUs, which are rumored to feature a new ray tracing system, potentially leading to a turnaround in their market performance. Meanwhile, Apple, the second most valuable company globally, reported a 4% drop in overall Q2 revenue to $9.75 billion. Despite this, Apple's earnings were slightly better than analysts expected, and the company's stock price increased following the news. Apple has also made changes to its financial strategies, including not collecting its 'core technology fee' from developers of free iOS apps in the EU and offering developers who meet a certain threshold a three-year grace period before payment is required.

πŸ” Tech Quick Bits: Intel's Naming Scheme, Nintendo's DMCA Actions, and More

Intel is reportedly changing its processor naming scheme again, with the upcoming Alder Lake desktop lineup set to feature names like 'Core Ultra 9 285k', 'Core Ultra 7 265k', and 'Core Ultra 5 255k', which are reminiscent of mobile processor names. Nintendo continues its aggressive approach to intellectual property, issuing a DMCA notice that led to the takedown of 8,535 forks of the Yuzu emulator on GitHub and attempts to remove Yuzu from the internet entirely. Additionally, Nintendo is targeting the sale of the 'Mig Switch' flash cartridge for the Nintendo Switch console. In cybersecurity news, rival hackers sometimes end up targeting the same router and negotiate use or fees, according to a report from cybersecurity researchers. The Android Launcher app for the Librem 5 phone was reverse-engineered into a progressive web app running on an iPhone, and Boston Dynamics has given its robot dog, Spot, a new, more friendly appearance with muppet-like eyes, ears, and sparkly fur.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Windows 10

Windows 10 is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It is defined by its widespread use and is the subject of the video's discussion on market share. In the video, it is mentioned that Windows 10's global market share has risen to 70% of desktop Windows systems, indicating its continued popularity despite the release of its successor, Windows 11.

πŸ’‘Windows 11

Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10, also developed by Microsoft. The term is significant in the context of the video as it is compared to Windows 10 in terms of market share. The video states that Windows 11 fell to under 26% market share, its lowest since September, suggesting user dissatisfaction possibly due to the presence of ads and other issues.

πŸ’‘Stat Counter

Stat Counter is a web traffic analysis tool that provides statistics on website traffic. In the video, it is the source of the market share statistics for Windows 10 and Windows 11. It is used to highlight the shift in user preference between the two operating systems.

πŸ’‘Security

Security in the context of the video refers to the protective measures taken in software and operating systems to prevent unauthorized access or attacks. Microsoft's focus on security is mentioned, with a leaked memo from CEO Satya Nadella emphasizing its priority over other concerns. The video also discusses how a recent update to Windows 10 and 11 impacted some customers' VPNs, suggesting a potential trade-off between security updates and user convenience.

πŸ’‘AMD

AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a semiconductor company that produces processors and graphics cards. The video discusses AMD's Q1 earnings report, which showed a decline in sales of gaming products. It also mentions AMD's strategy with desktop GPUs and the anticipation of their next-generation RDNA 4 GPUs, which are expected to have improved ray tracing capabilities.

πŸ’‘Nvidia

Nvidia is a technology company known for its graphics processing units (GPUs) and artificial intelligence computing. The video contrasts Nvidia's success with AMD's struggles in the market. It suggests that while AMD has faced challenges with pricing and performance, Nvidia has been performing well in the same market segment.

πŸ’‘Apple

Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company that designs and develops consumer electronics, software, and online services. The video discusses Apple's Q2 revenue, which was down 4%, and its response to this downturn, including a significant stock buyback and changes to its App Store policies. Apple's financial performance and strategic decisions are central to the narrative of the video.

πŸ’‘In-app purchases

In-app purchases refer to the feature within apps that allow users to buy goods or services. The video mentions Apple potentially missing out on revenue from in-app purchases on TikTok, as users are directed to purchase coins on TikTok's website instead of through the app, which would have generated a fee for Apple.

πŸ’‘Intel

Intel is a technology company known for its processors and chipsets. The video discusses Intel's changes to its processor naming scheme, which has led to confusion among consumers. The renaming is part of Intel's strategy to rebrand and market its products, but it is criticized in the video for making desktop processor names resemble mobile processor names.

πŸ’‘Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is a robotics company known for its advanced robots, including Spot, a robotic dog. The video describes how the company has given Spot a new, more friendly appearance with the addition of muppet-like features. This change is part of Boston Dynamics' efforts to make their robots more appealing and less intimidating to the public.

πŸ’‘GitHub

GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control of source code using Git. It is mentioned in the video in the context of Nintendo filing a notice that led to the takedown of numerous forks of the Yuzu emulator. This action highlights the legal and ethical issues surrounding emulation and intellectual property rights.

Highlights

Windows 10's global market share has risen to 70% of desktop Windows systems, while Windows 11 fell to under 26%, its lowest market share since last September.

Users are frustrated with the ads in Windows 11, and Microsoft has been prioritizing security over other features, including in a leaked memo from CEO Satya Nadella.

A recent update to Windows 10 and 11 broke some customers' VPNs, showing a potential misalignment with Microsoft's security focus.

AMD reported a 48% decline in sales of gaming products, including graphics cards and custom processors, compared to last year.

AMD's strategy for desktop GPUs has been criticized for launching cards at too high a price before eventually reducing them.

Leaker Johannes Kepler claims AMD's next-gen RDNA 4 GPUs will feature a brand new ray tracing system, a significant improvement over RDNA 3.

Apple's Q2 revenue is down 4% to $9.75 billion compared to last year, but earnings were slightly better than analysts anticipated.

Apple has been buying back $110 billion worth of its own stock, the largest share buyback in US history.

Apple is reportedly missing out on revenue from in-app purchases on TikTok, which is directing users to purchase coins on its own website instead.

Apple is giving developers of free iOS apps in the EU a 3-year grace period before they have to start paying the company's core technology fee.

Intel is changing its processor naming scheme again, with the upcoming Alder Lake S desktop lineup featuring confusing, mobile-like names.

Nintendo is aggressively pursuing DMCA takedowns against the Yuzu emulator and the Switch flash cartridge, attempting to wipe them from the internet.

Rival hackers sometimes end up targeting the same router and negotiate to use it together, reflecting a shared interest in having many compromised routers available.

A developer has reverse-engineered the Android Launcher app for the Librem 5 phone into a Progressive Web App and demonstrated it running on an iPhone.

Boston Dynamics has given its robot dog Spot a new, more friendly appearance with Muppet-like eyes, ears and sparkly fur.

Boston Dynamics programmed a dance routine into Spot using a choreography system it created for customers in the entertainment industry.

Transcripts

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Tech news Tech news Tech news Tech news

00:04

how do you do the tech news again is it

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oh like this Windows 10's global market

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share has risen to 70% of desktop

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Windows systems the same month that

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Windows 11 fell to under 26% its lowest

00:20

market share since last September

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implying that a good chunk of Windows

00:24

users took a Peak at the future and did

00:27

not like what they saw ads everywhere

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crying infants they're crying about the

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ads this stat comes from the

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appropriately named stat counter and yes

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it's somewhat unsurprising when we're

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talking about an operating system that

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needs a plug-in to remove all of the

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baked in ads I don't know maybe

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Microsoft hasn't prioritized fixing

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Windows 11 because they're so focused on

00:48

security as evidenced by a leaked Memo

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from CEO Satia nadela commanding

00:53

employes to prioritize security over

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literally everything else even support

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for legacy features Fe which I guess

01:00

includes a Settings app that I can use

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without getting so frustrated I end up

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speaking to my wife in an elevated tone

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we've talked about this Microsoft is so

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super serial about security that they've

01:11

said some of their Executives pay will

01:13

be tied to whether the company hits

01:15

certain security Milestones they may

01:17

have just missed one as a recent update

01:19

to both Windows 10 and 11 broke some

01:22

customers vpns Microsoft it it might

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just be time to cut your losses and move

01:27

on to Windows 12 what's that first

01:30

you're going to try releasing a bunch of

01:31

new windows 11 laptops and branding them

01:33

AI PCS with a special co-pilot key to

01:36

justify higher prices okay worth a shot

01:39

AMD revealed in their q1 earnings report

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that sales of the company's gaming

01:43

products including desktop radi on

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graphics cards as well as custom

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processors made for consoles and

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handhelds is down 48% compared to last

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year a figure that includes a 33%

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decline from Q4 2023 now you could say

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hey It Ain't Easy Being Green but AMD is

02:02

team red being green would be much

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easier in this case Nvidia is having a

02:06

great time while AMD has managed to

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squeeze some impressive performance into

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the chips powering the steam deck and

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its imitators their strategy for desktop

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gpus seems to have consisted of

02:17

launching a card for too high of a price

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and then reducing it until it's maybe

02:22

worth buying instead of the Nvidia

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alternative but there is a light on the

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horizon mostly pretty accurate leaker

02:29

Kepler says that amd's NextGen rdna 4

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gpus will feature a brand new Ray

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tracing system as opposed to rdna 3

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which was a simpler iterative

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improvement over rdna 2 johanes Kepler

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fell

02:43

off wait till the investors hear that

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upcoming product will be better than

02:48

current product that'll turn things

02:49

around and apple the second most

02:51

valuable company in the world also had a

02:54

bit of a sad earnings call compared to

02:55

last year the tech Giants overall Q2

02:58

revenue is down 4% to

03:01

9.75 billion no it's not right they give

03:05

me my blue bubbles fortunately for Apple

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their earnings are actually slightly

03:09

better than analysts anticipated given

03:11

how poorly iPhones iPads and wearables

03:14

have been selling so Apple stock

03:16

actually shot up in the wake of the news

03:18

Apple taking $110 billion dollar worth

03:20

of their own stock off the market and

03:22

the largest share bu back in US history

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may have also had something to do with

03:26

that but who can say it's a bit weird to

03:28

see apple making less money than usual

03:31

but to be fair they appear to be missing

03:33

out on their cut of inapp purchases from

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Tik Tok if we can trust these

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screenshots of the app directing users

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to go purchase coins on Tik tock.com

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Instead This Week Apple also decided to

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skip collecting its controversial

03:46

because it's stupid core technology fee

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from developers of Free iOS apps in the

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EU instead of demanding a 50 Cent cut of

03:55

every free app install look it made

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sense at the time apple is also giving

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developers who meet a certain smallness

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threshold 3 years of grace before they

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have to start paying up yep Apple's

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basically poor now so it's time to

04:08

launch some new iPads at the Apple event

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next week where the company's expected

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to reveal new iPad pros and iPad Airs

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possibly with an M4 chip and if the

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customers don't go for those

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now the quick bits so I'll just oh oh I

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I already that that was Intel is

05:15

apparently making yet another change to

05:17

their processor naming scheme reliable

05:19

leaker Raichu claims the new aerol Lake

05:22

s desktop lineup will feature the core

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Ultra 9 285k core Ultra 7

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265k and and core Ultra 5

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255k excuse that's right Intel decided

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to make their desktop processor names

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the ones people could feasibly

05:39

understand sound like they're mobile

05:40

processor names the names that are about

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as comprehensible as a tongass Welshman

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after his 10th beer I mean shouldn't go

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that far and that's not even a fair

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comparison because that Welshman

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wouldn't cost hundreds of dollars to

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hang out with in fact he'd probably pay

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for a couple of your drinks he's a nice

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guy okay well there we go yeah but who

05:57

stole his tongue Nintendo is is

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continuing to dmca anyone and everyone

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they feel like it's Nintendo's world and

06:06

we just try to play games in it the

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company filed a single notice at GitHub

06:11

which triggered a chain reaction that

06:13

took down

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8,535 forks of the Yuzu emulator in

06:18

addition to attempting to wipe every

06:20

trace of Yuzu from the internet Nintendo

06:22

is also going after Mig switch a flash

06:25

cartridge for the Nintendo switch

06:27

console at least 75 sit reselling the

06:30

product have been de-indexed from Google

06:32

search at Nintendo's request and while

06:35

the company carries out this

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bureaucratic carpet bombing Yuzu and Mig

06:39

switch's respective Alternatives Ryu

06:41

Jinks and unlock switch are just kind of

06:44

hanging out AKA trembling in fear hiding

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in the bunker hackers be hacking we all

06:51

know that but apparently sometimes two

06:53

hackers will wind up trying to

06:55

compromise the same router at the same

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time which they typically deal with by

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either one letting the other use the

07:02

router for a fee or both finding their

07:05

own way to break into the device and

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using it at the same time now that's

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apparently because even rival cyber

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criminals have a shared interest in

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there being lots and lots of compromised

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routers and also they're in love with

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each other it's a LoveHate relationship

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clao what are you doing here I'm hacking

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the bank I told you I never wanted to

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see you again now that's all according

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to a report even the Spanish accent from

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cyber security researchers Fernando mer

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maybe I don't know and uh F

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hackbardt so I was way off I will hack

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all the boards in the world following

07:44

the leak of the Android Launcher app for

07:47

the rabbit R1 not an Android AI phone

07:50

thing a software dev has added insult to

07:53

injury by reverse engineering the R1

07:55

software into a progressive web app and

07:58

then demoed it running on an iPhone the

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APK was also dissected by the team at

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emerg tools.com who confirmed that yes

08:06

the R1 runs Android along with some

08:09

other findings look I just hope the

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rabbit R1 goes down in history as the

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most beautiful cool looking desirable

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thing that is just a phone but worse in

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history it was $200 and a lot of people

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wanted it and bought it and then we

08:23

moved on and Boston Dynamics has given

08:25

their unsettling spot Robo dog a

08:28

friendly new look adding muppet-like

08:30

eyes ears and sparkly fur though its

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spindly legs still end in the usual

08:35

rubber door stop Nubs it's giving

08:39

horrifying cyborg from halflife the

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company even had spot's new drag Persona

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Sparkles perform a short skit SL dance

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routine with the original SpotBot the

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routine was apparently programmed into

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the robots using choreographer a dance

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system that Boston Dynamics made for

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customers in the entertain entainment

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industry I don't know I'm I'm not sure

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I'd feel better after getting

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disemboweled by a rogue dog bot if it

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then gloated About It by moonwalking

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away from my shattered body oh that's

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cute but I'll be equally shattered if

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you don't come back on Monday for more

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Tech news

09:16

emotionally and physically it it it

09:19

happens I won't explain it

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