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    Editorial The COVID-19 Pandemic, or Why Chaos Isn't a Pit... It's a Ladder

    I am not a sports fan. I'm not intro crowds, or parties, or socializing in general. I can't concentrate when I'm in large, loud crowds, amongst lots of people. When I go shopping I try to avoid places where there are tons and tons of people, making a lot of unnecessary noises. I have been...
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    Newegg Offering Free Face Masks with All US Orders

    This is pretty timely. I actually need a mask and they are pretty much out in my area so this would actually be pretty helpful to me right now. If only Newegg had given useful freebies with all of my past orders .
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    AMD CPUs Dominate Amazon Top Sellers List in US, UK and Germany

    It flip flops every few years, but I am hoping that AMD stays on top this time, technologically, and then, eventually financially and in terms of market share and revenue. In my mind, as far as anyone that cares about computers and has even basic diy knowledge of them, AMD is the undeniable MVP...
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    Toshiba and Western Digital Readying 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

    If this achievement increases the storage capacity of nand devices while lowering or maintaining current price levels, I'm happy.
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    SanDisk Unveils World's Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD Card

    Yesterday this card was available for pre-order at at least one online vendor for $470, today, at the same vendor, and another, the price has magically jumped to $564! The card isn't even supposed to be available until early April, as far as I know. Am I looking at a $1000 price tag by that time?
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    Intel's FinFET-Based Embedded MRAM is Ready for Production

    A very exciting new technology that seems to hold the potential for new types of computers and devices and probably has a lot of unexpected and convenient uses that no one has thought of, yet. I can't wait to see the first devices to use this technology and how they compare to current hardware.
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    2019 the Year of 1TB SSDs: Prices Fall by 50%

    Yeah, I've been waiting for AFFORDABLE 4 terabyte SSD's for a while, as in, YEARS, and the price is still way up there because only one or two manufacturers are capable, or willing to produce SSD's in that capacity and that one or two are milking it for all it's worth. I overpaid for my Samsung...
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    SMART Modular Announces New N200 Family of SATA Flash Products

    I've been looking for an msata SSD in a capacity higher than 1 terabyte for a while, at an affordable price, so it is good that this company is actually working with that form factor, but this is still a little disappointing. I would kill for an affordable 2 terabyte msata or even an insanely...
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    Samsung Introduces High-Density 6Gbps SATA SSD and 16Gb-64GB DDR4 RDIMM

    I'm hoping that eventually Intel or some other company will step up and offer SSDs in higher capacities of 2 or 4 terabytes, or greater, in order to drive some kind of reasonable pricing and competition with Samsung's sata SSDs in the 2.5" form factor, but it seems to be taking forever. I would...
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    Display Stocks Tank as Apple's Secret Display R&D and Manufacturing Facility Surfaces

    In the recent past, particularly since Steve's Jobs died, yes, but I am mostly talking about specific areas like design, display quality, audio fidelity, etcetera. Apple is not the uber, super innovative company, now, but they have pushed the other companies to do better, and do more, even if...
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    Display Stocks Tank as Apple's Secret Display R&D and Manufacturing Facility Surfaces

    Apple, in the past, has really forced Microsoft and these other tech companies, HP, Acer, etcetera, to innovate. Apple comes out with some new or cool or updated tech, that is VASTLY overpriced, but still awesome, and everyone else eventually copies or catches up, in order to compete. I don't...
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    NVIDIA's New GPP Program Reportedly Engages in Monopolistic Practices

    I wish there were more companies that could invest and compete in both CPU design and manufacturing and GPU design and manufacturing, or at the very least just the design aspect of things, in order to give Nvidia AND Intel more competition. AMD, as far as I can tell, have done pretty well with...
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    Samsung Begins Mass-production of 30.72-terabyte PM1643 SSD

    In today's news: "Samsung releases world's 1st 'consumer' 8tb 2.5 7mm ssd, priced at ONLY $5000 USD. When asked why the msrp for the groundbreaking device was so high, Samsung's representative replied, with a shrug, "Why not?". My apologies for this made up, totally unrealistic, future scenario.
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    Integral Has Done It Again, Announces World-First 512 GB MicroSD Card

    I saw this tonight on amazon.uk on pre-order for 295 pounds, but they won't ship it to the US. It's on pre-order for February 10th. That price translates to $425 in US dollars. No idea when or if it's coming to the US.
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    Integral Has Done It Again, Announces World-First 512 GB MicroSD Card

    So, to be clear, is this coming out next month, February of 2018, or do we have to wait until February of 2019 for the release of this product?