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Subject: RX Vega Frontier Edition, Ryzen Threadripper, Google I/O Day One Roundup
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AMD announces a ton of stuff, and Google announces a ton stuff. Plus, ... actually no Quick Bits in this one!

News Sources

AMD
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Another Vega chip coming later
https://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Announces-Radeon-Vega-Frontier-Edition-Graphics-Cards
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/16/amds-new-top-end-radeon-vega-graphics-cards-are-taking-aim-at-competing-gpus/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/radeon-vega-gpu-details-price/

Threadripper HEDT CPUs
Geez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUuuuah2md8
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3197147/components-processors/its-official-amds-threadripper-will-bring-a-16-core-32-thread-monster-to-the-desktop.html
https://techreport.com/news/31919/ryzen-threadripper-cpus-will-offer-16-cores-and-32-threads
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-threadripper-epyc-pro-vega,34423.html
Ryzen Pro
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3197117/components/amds-ryzen-mobile-chips-are-ready-for-liftoff-with-the-new-ryzen-pro-not-far-behind.html
EPYC Datacenter CPUs
No specifications, but more details later - taking on high-end Xeons
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249428-amd-announces-new-epyc-server-brand-data-center-focus
https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/InstinctEpyc.jpg
Mobile APUs with Ryzen+Vega

http://hothardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-mobile-to-marry-zen-with-vega?google_editors_picks=true
https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/amd_reveals_ryzen_mobile_with_vega_gpu_hardware/1
Biggest News of the Day
The RX 560 is here
http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/105796-amd-quietly-adds-rx-560-radeon-graphics-card-range/

Google I/O
Android O
Beta available to download now
http://www.businessinsider.com/android-o-new-features-google-io-2017-5
Smart Copy/Paste (double tap to select)
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/04/24/android-wants-take-copy-copypasting/#.tnw_pRK1lor5
Android Go - light version of Android to run on devices with less than 1GB RAM
http://mashable.com/2017/05/17/android-go-google-io/#O4YIw_zygkqu
Notification Dots above app icons - tap to preview notification
https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/17/google-android-o-notification-dots/
Google Play Protect increases Play Store security, includes Find My Device - separate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMSwhXjEIao
Kotlin added as an official programming language
http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/17/kotlin-now-officially-google-supported-language-android-app-development/
Still don’t know what Android O stands for, dangit Google
VR
HTC and Lenovo making standalone Daydream headsets, Qualcomm reference unit
https://twitter.com/Google/status/864914925935894529
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJD34uGPQf8
Galaxy S8 will work with Daydream
Google Home
Can now make calls directly from Home using a private number OR connect your own phone
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/5/17/15650214/google-home-phone-call-support-announced-io-2017
Can connect to other audio sources via bluetooth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=41&v=dpnxTXILS4s
More voice commands set reminders and calendar entries, control HBO Now, Spotify Free, Hulu, Soundcloud + more
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/google-home-free-spotify-voice-calling-1202430302/
Proactive assistance - give you alerts ahead of time (ie traffic) + automatically send directions to your phone
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Home-gets-a-substantial-update-gains-proactive-assistance-phone-calling-abilities-and-more_id94167
Gets visual interface through TV
https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/05/google-home-will-soon-able-cast-visual-responses-tv.html
Coming to Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan

Assistant
Accepts typed queries and will speak in French, German, Brazilian-Portugese and Japanese
Comes to iPhone, and anything else SDK now public - LG and GE adding to appliances
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/the-google-assistant-comes-to-ios/
http://www.androidauthority.com/google-assistant-home-lg-ge-773285/
Actions on Google - devs can add support for transactions, so can order food etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvyrvowZ4wQ
Coming to Android TV later this year
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-assistant-voice-control-coming-to-android-tv-this-summer/
AI
Google.ai - site to foster dev. Of AI - 2nd Gen TPUs available in Cloud for anyone to use for research - neural nets will build other neural nets, WTF
https://google.ai/
https://google.ai/tools/cloud-tpus/
Google Lens brings machine learning image recognition to an app
https://twitter.com/Google/status/864891667723300864



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