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    Pat Gelsinger: "Intel Has to be Better at Making CPUs Than That Lifestyle Company"

    Just amazed at all the trouble Intel has had the last few years. It would be impressive if they were able to fix all of their node issues at some point and catch up or even surpass TSMC. That's a longshot at this point, but the thought of it excites me. AMD and Apple are firing on all...
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    Lenovo Announces 5G Enabled Notebooks and Tablets

    My birthday is May 1st, just putting it out there......pal :)
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    Prices of NAND Flash Controller ICs Poised to Rise by 15-20% due to Tightening Production Capacity for Foundry Services, Says TrendForce

    Some of you are apparently away for the holidays, or just missed this article completely, somehow. But I will say "it" :) It's just kind of shocking that there is no excuse of power outages, flooding, lightning strikes, parts shortages, WHATEVER! They've just given up the pretense of excuses...
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    TSMC to Roll Out 3nm Plus Manufacturing Process in 2023

    Hoping to be "wowed" by some of these future 3nm+ products, in particular Apple's items. Not just their traditional incremental battery life improvements and "WHOA" this item is 30% thinner than it was last year. Not sure what I expect from technology these days. I want "more", but I'm not...
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    Wait for It: Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed to December 10th

    "Half-Life 3" :) I don't even know what to say about this. I've had so many games that I anticipated over the years end up being delayed by 3 months, 6 months, a year, it's mind-boggling. If you look at Squaresoft, it often takes them several years to get a game together. They promise a game...
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    Leaked AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile Lineup Shows Significant Performance Boosts

    Having superior performance is great for AMD, but I hope they've also been working on working with a broader range of manufacturers to get their CPUs in a wider range of laptops, 2 in 1's, tablets, etcetera. I'm not just talking about low end or mid-range products, I want to see more higher end...
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    Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Also Out of Stock; Xbox One X Sales Skyrocket

    You probably lucked out. The first batch could have some horrible manufacturing defect that would have required almost all of the initial purchasers to RMA. Or the reviews will come out for Series X and Playstation 5 and all of the same games will be 20% faster on Playstation 5, versus Series...
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    Toshiba Officially Exits the Laptop Business

    I've never owned a Toshiba laptop but I've seen several used in libraries and restaurants by various people over the years. I'm very picky about computer hardware and design aesthetic and that bold "Toshiba" logo on the back of the laptops never appealed to me. I've known a lot of people over...
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    Samsung's 5 nm EUV Node Struggles with Yields

    That is concerning, but at the same time I don't believe there are any similiar reports of issues like that with TSMC and their work on sub 5nm nodes, so that is something, although these issues with Samsung could delay quite a few devices that work with that company and that specific node...
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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?
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD Makes an Appearance

    I can accept that msata drives are not as popular as they were a few years ago, due to the fact that there are newer form factors and technologies like M.2 and NVME; the fact that Samsung are releasing these NEW and CURRENT drives in the msata form factor in addition to the other form factors...