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Micron prepares for mass production of 128-layer 3D NAND

Micron produces a variety of memory, whether it is for mobile devices, gaming desktops or industrial grade microSD cards. Now the company is looking to step up its production of the next generation of 3D NAND memory – which includes replacement gate (RG) technology and up to 128 layers. The reports are based …

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WireGuard is a simple, fast and modern VPN

A virtual private network – or VPN – is a technology that can be used for many purposes. It can range from being used to express political opinion, without fear of crackdowns, or as something which lets you watch your favourite show on Netflix. Now the next generation’s open VPN-protocol is …

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OnePlus 8 series set to launch 14th of April

It has previously been speculated that OnePlus 8 series will launch in April – now it’s confirmed. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer now announces that it’s going to launch the phones on an online event the 14th of April. OnePlus is a relatively young company – it was founded late in 2013 …

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Transcend launches microSD cards with SLC NAND Flash

MicroSD cards can be used in a variety of situations – whether it be climbing Mount Everest or playing Nintendo Switch. Some cards are made to be fast, working in cold temperatures or to be able to store vast amounts of data. Now Transcend launches microSD cards with SLC NAND Flash that are designed …

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UK telecom companies lift broadband limitations

Many people are confined to their homes as a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. In order to prevent internet outages and reduce the load on the ISPs, companies like YouTube and Netflix have reduced their streaming quality. Now the UK government and the telecommunications industry have announced that “all providers will remove …

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Huawei’s P40 and P40 Pro unveiled

Huawei was expected to unveil the P40 series of phones at a global launch event in Paris earlier this year. However, Huawei announced that due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak the company had decided to take the curtains off the P40 and P40 Pro at an online-only event on March 26th. …

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Chinese chipmaker SMIC getting closer to 7nm

The Chinese government is working on phasing out all foreign hardware from Chinese institutions within the next three years. Domestic Chinese companies are working hard on improving their manufacturing technology in order to reach the goal of independence from imported hardware. Now, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation – or SMIC – has …

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Global smartphone sales droped 38% in February

Many businesses are experiencing decreasing sales in 2020. Different reasons are given to explain the decline: Huawei blames US sanctions, while other companies like Microsoft and Sony say the decline in sales of PS4 and XBOX One is due to the announcements of the next-gen consoles. It is now speculated COVID-19 is the …

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YouTube also set to reduce streaming quality in Europe

Yesterday Netflix announced that it will answer the EU’s call to reduce streaming quality in order to prevent internet outages and reduce load on the ISPs. Now YouTube says that it will follow suit and also reduce its streaming quality in Europe.  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, more and more people …

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Apple’s A14 chip may exceed 3GHz

Apple has recently invested into the development of ARM processors and the company is expected to release its first ARM powered Mac in 2021. The A14 ARM-based mobile processor is also expected to start being mass-produced in April this year. Now Research Snipers reports that the A14 chip may exceed 3GHz clock speed. …

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