The 1.2 billion number reflects PC gamers. There is another group that mainly or just plays via a gaming console (more folks use the PC than the consoles). The combined total is about 1.8 billion.
This is the main reason Intel decided to get into that market and start challenging Nvidia and AMD. Additionally, the “Workstation” PC users (at companies, organizations,etc.) are needing more processing power for video, CAD, complex graphic simulations, etc.
Link to Gaming Article
Another interesting article. Being developed by SpaceX (Elon Musk). If successful, this is anticipated to provide the funding needed for Mars expedition(s).
Updated 23 April 2018 to fix bad link below . . .
MakeTech Link re Satellite Internet
Currently, MS-Windows update names are . . . really . . . blah! Not much marketing or creativity there. But everyone (almost) LOVES dogs!
And, if they would adapt the method Ubuntu uses . . . the next update might just be “Collegial Collie”. . .
HTG Link re MS Win10 Update Names . .
By changing their business models . . from adverts driven to subscription driven. An interesting (and likely oversimplified) alternative.
Brian enjoys his gift of gab . . . but he is very good at it. I wonder how many of our club members would opt for the “Subscription” model . . ??
A G E N D A – OTC Meeting Saturday 4/14/2018
 . . . Tech Update (Greg)
 . . . Youtube Subscriptions & Channels (Greg)
 . . . Break (about 10-15 minutes)
 . . . Babbel Language Training Demo (Greg)
 . . . LibreOffice Tips – Printing (Trudy)
 . . . Prize Drawing – (Trudy & Dennis)
 . . . Lunch Bunch Meetup @ Village Inn (108th & L)
Well, it’s about time – – would like to see more competition yet.
While current Intel gpu chipsets do fine with 90% of 3d accelerated graphics, they don’t handle high-end graphics “efficiently” (high-end gaming, extensive media editing, etc.).
Fossbytes Link re New Intel GPU Cards
Per the folks at “MakeTechEasier” – – Firefox users can now disable Facebook privacy intrusions (especially tracking of browsing history from your other open tabs).
This is done by “containerizing” Facebook so it doesn’t have view, save, write, etc. capability outside of the container.
See this article for more specifics (note – – this is easy to setup but it disables some FB features).
MakeTechEasier blog re Facebook Containerization via Firefox Extension
Want to delay the install of the massive Spring 18 “Creators” update for MS-Windows? In this article Chris Hoffman explains how to delay it for a few weeks . . .
Chris Hoffman on Spring 18 “Creators” Update