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    Microsoft Joins the Very Exclusive $2 Trillion Valuation Club

    And Nvidia is very close to get at half a trillion valuation. Tech companies are becoming more and more valuable, as civilization is becoming more and more dependent on technology.
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    AMD FSR FidelityFX Super Resolution Quality & Performance

    I can imagine Nvidia fanboys (excuse the use of the term "fanboys" here) and owners of GTX 1000 cards, closed in a rooms/houses, with all doors and windows shut and all microphones and cameras in devices off, whispering "Thank you AMD"! In any case this is a welcomed feature even if it is not...
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    EU Changes VAT Rules for Imported Products; Everything to be Taxed Independent of Value

    That's what is happening in Greece also, and that's what I am describing a few posts above. Probably that's what will be the case in other EU countries from July.
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    EU Changes VAT Rules for Imported Products; Everything to be Taxed Independent of Value

    Just to reply to everyone. I do the assumption here that in all EU members things will be the same after 1st July. What I am posting is what I read in a very nice article that can be found in the link below. The author does say that he could be wrong, as there isn't something official and...
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    EU Changes VAT Rules for Imported Products; Everything to be Taxed Independent of Value

    Yes, that was the trick years ago. If customs where opening the package and they where finding a 200 euros product, it was treated as a 200 euros product. No matter if the Chinese had put a 20 euros price, no matter if you had proof that you only payed 20 euros, no matter if it was declared as a...
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    EU Changes VAT Rules for Imported Products; Everything to be Taxed Independent of Value

    From what I know, that trick wasn't really working for some years now. Or at least it wasn't certain that someone would avoid taxation. The thing is that many people, me included, buy some stuff from China, stuff that can't be easily found in EU or they can be found at much higher prices. With...
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    NVIDIA to Invest At Least $100 Million in UK's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    And that's how they will get the approval from UK. They will promise hundreds of millions of investments in UK and they will get the OK from the government.
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    Secondary Market GPU Pricing in Downtrend, Better Times to be a Gamer May be Ahead

    Nice. But prices should go back down where they should be. I mean, I had sold a GTX 550 Ti 7-8 years ago for less than what they ask now. It's ridiculous.
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    Spurred by M1 Performance, Apple Doubles Shipments of Mac Computers

    With Acer also scoring a 73% increase, this looks like an effect of the pandemic. If M1 is as Apple is saying, everything will be fine for Apple. If it is much slower than what synthetics show, Apple probably believes/hopes, that it's customers will never notice.
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    Qualcomm Moots a Consortium of Chipmakers to Buy Arm if NVIDIA's Bid Fails

    Nvidia vs Qualcomm(consortium or not). Damn, ARM's future is between black and extremely dark grey.
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    Western Digital May Introduce Penta Layer Cell (PLC) NAND by 2025

    I guess WD's plan is to transform SSDs to HDDs in performance while also throwing their reliability from a cliff. That way they can get back into building even more HDDs without the help of Chia. I mean, if QLC is something to avoid, what can we expect from PLC?
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    MSI Pledges to Solve Graphics Card Shortages Single-Handedly... Thanks to the GeForce GT 730?

    Well, this is probably the worst GT 730 they could offer. Yes, it is at least Kepler, but when GT 730 was still considered a graphics card, there where 3 models available. With totally different specs. GT 730 Fermi GPU, DDR3 and 128bit data bus GT 730 Kepler GPU, GDDR5 and 64bit data bus GT 730...
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    Intel "Raptor Lake" is a 24-core (8 Big + 16 Little) Processor

    Alder Lake was showing how Intel will move forward. With marketing. Intel will be touting - the high frequency of the big cores - the high performance in games thanks to those big cores - the low power consumption thanks to the little cores - the number of cores And people will be buying the...
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    Samsung's Apple M1-rivaling Exynos SoC Powering Notebooks by H2-2021

    Samsung doesn't really have to rival M1. Only to offer the best SOC for Windows on ARM. People wanting to buy a laptop that runs Windows, is ultra light, always connected and runs 20 hours out of battery, will not care about benchmarks against M1, so long the experience feels smooth and fast...
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    UK Competition Regulator Probes AMD's Buyout of Xilinx

    Well, Intel already done this by buying Altera. Am I wrong? And that was approved by everyone. It was always "chai" in Greece.